February 5, 2009
Have you ever been filling out a form (as a new patient at a doctor’s office, applying for insurance, etc.) and were asked for your (or your child’s) medical history? And do you usually have to go by memory because you never wrote it all down? I do.
Well, I got tired of trying to remember it all (and I never could remember it all), so I made up this form to keep track. I keep mine in my bag (along with the kids’ vaccination records). Whenever I’m at the doctor’s office with someone (or myself), I fill it out while I’m waiting for the doctor to come in. Then, any follow up info (like prescribed meds, date symptoms ended, etc.) can be filled out later (which I usually forget to do but I’ve found that as long as I have the date of the visit etc., I can usually get by or, I can always call the doctor’s office for the info if absolutely necessary).
Click on it to download and print.
Here’s an example of how it might be filled out (click to enlarge):