In workers’ compensation and personal injuries claims it is crucial that you tell the treating physician as much as you can about what injuries you have, what symptoms you are feeling and that these came from the accident. Not just how you feel at the time you are meeting with the doctor, but also all the symptoms such as pain that you have felt from the time of the accident up to this office visit and evaluation. You are one of hundreds of patients for your doctor. The doctor cannot be expected to recall everything about every patient. The office notes are the best way to remind the doctor of what you all discussed when you saw him. This becomes very important later on when the doctor testifies in your case.

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