Giving Duplicate Copy of Patient ‘s Diagnosis on Consultation
My name is Willie Chua. I am the father of your new patient Diana Rose Chua for Breast examination. I am amaze that you are the only Doctor I know who gave the patient a duplicate copy of his diagnosis. Personally, giving the patient a copy of the diagnosis is a good idea. It show the care and respect of the doctor to the patient.
At the bottom of the page are scanned samples of what Mr. Chua was referring to.
By the way, my daughter mentioned that you are doing a medical information advocacy. Can you let me know more about your advocacy.
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In my clinic, I use pads without the Rx because I intend to use them primarily for advices and education. If I have to use the pads for prescription of medicines, I just write Rx on the left upper corner. I do a lot of explanations, advices, and education during a patient consultation to promote understanding and wellness, particularly, the mental aspect.
I use a carbon paper to give my patient a duplicate copy of the explanations, advices, and education I made. I ask them to keep it for their records and to study it further at home.
Also, I ask my patients to sign as a manifestation of understanding, agreement, consent, partnership, etc. before I give them the duplicate copy.
I am still trying to trace back when I started practicing the above, probably, 1995? (at least not later than 2005!)