Whoever he spoke with there had him call the hospital to get the appropriate person there to fax the records from Ed's trip to the emergency department on to Ed's doc. So first, the hospital faxed a consent form to our house. Because Ed's out in the field installing cabinet doors today, I filled it out, faked his signature, and faxed it back to the hospital. Then I typed up the following note as if I were Ed, faked his signature, and faxed it to the doctor's office so that whoever gets the hospital medical records will know what the heck they're about. Let's hope this works and Ed gets a referral tomorrow or the next day.
Hello, Dr. C_____.
You will soon receive, by fax, medical records from Huge Teaching Hospital. I was treated in the emergency room there on Friday, February 6, 2009, for a gash that I sustained (while at work) to the left side of my forehead; I required stitches. To check for additional injury, the hospital staff had me undergo a CT scan. I had no internal injuries to my head.
However, I received a call over the weekend from the hospital informing me that the scan had shown that I have a small colloid cyst in my brain. I was told that I should see a neurologist as soon as possible. I need you to provide a written referral to a neurologist, preferably one who has privileges at Huge Teaching Hospital, so that I don’t have to travel across the county or into Queens for treatment. I would like to have the referral very shortly, despite a woman who works in your front office having told my wife that I would have to wait until my February 27 appointment with you (for a physical exam) to request a referral. From what I have read since the weekend, a colloid cyst is not something to be taken lightly.
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