So I recently got fired by my ob....it's a long story.... I mentioned in passing to a nurse, that we were considering getting a midwife for a homebirth, two weeks letter I got a letter in the mail firing me a patient..... so anyway... in the letter I recieved it offers to send my records, for a large fee of course, to a new obgyn. When I called the office, they informed me that they would not give me copies directly, or my midwife. How can a doctor deny me access to my own medical records? Is my midwife not an equal partner in healthcare? Not to mention I had pending labs results that I have not been given, seeing how I was fired and all. Because I even considered hiring a midwife, I am without prenatal care, and I am scrambling to find a midwife. We were pretty sure we wanted to hire a midwife anyway, but we weren't expecting all of this. And if a dr feels strongly against homebirth, take the time to explain it to your patient, instead of sending a certified letter.
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7/7/10 at 2:31pm