I recently accessed my medical record to review all of my doctor visits since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In my record, my rheumatologist states that I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, anxiety/depression, tension headaches/migraines, temporomandibular joint syndrome, insomnia and fatigue. I can admit to insomnia and fatigue, but at no time, EVER, in my life have I ever suffered from the other conditions in this list. I don't know where he got this information. He has never asked me anything about them except headaches--to which I answered maybe one every 2 months or so (usually related to coffee!). I have gone through the proper channels to argue my case and I seem to have support. However, the doctor became "defensive" and still refuses to change anything. In your opinion here, should I pursue legal action? I am not quick to do so, but the false information in my record could impact future treatment, life insurance, health insurance (in the US) etc. Help!
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