These days, many doctors are giving consumers a printout when they leave the office, a summary of the visit describing their problem and suggested treatments.
It’s a good habit to get into to file these papers. I file them under the doctor’s name usually. For lab results, such as for bone scans, that I may need to share with several different providers, I made a special file.
If the papers are filed, you can take the files with you when you see your health care provider about a recurring problem or visit a specialist