When you go to see a doctor, do they know, or have access to, information regarding what other doctors have prescribed to you?
Obviously if you provide the doc with your medical records, he will know what meds other docs have prescribed, but if you do not provide these records, does he have access to this sort of information?
On one hand I feel that a patient has a right to privacy and that a doctor has no right to this info unless you wish to supply him with it. On the other hand, it's very important for a doc to know what meds other docs have scripted you, so that he does not prescribe something which may have a dangerous interaction.
Anyhow, does anyone know for sure if docs can access information regarding what other doctors have prescribed to you? THanks-DG