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How honest and open does a patient need to be with past records? Is it a law your have to tell them what you’ve told previous doctors? Can limit records requests to the bare minimum? I only see categories and one date range field. Do doctors get suspicious?

How do doctor’s brains and culture work?

I end up simply telling all anyway because I impulsively blurt it out (haha. sigh.)

I hate feeling like I can’t trust the people who are supposed to take care of me. Can the magazine research how to best advocate yourself without getting painted with biases? Or how to find out if a potential doctor has biases when all they are is a phone number and a website?