damn dr ok smith
duh

United States

#1 Jul 9, 2012
Its one thing to suddenly close, it's really crappy to not make our records unavailable!
well

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2012
If its closed and noone works there how do you expect to get ur records. Dumb question there Hausa
fact

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2012
Legally they have to make your records available to you for at least 6 years. This is true if the practice closes or sells. Contact the Tennessee branch of the AMA (American Medical Association ). They should be able to provide direction in this matter. Otherwise, the practice or family personally can be sued.
duh

United States

#4 Jul 10, 2012
Thank you for the information, called the hospital in Martin and they didn't know what to do. Said they have had over 50 calls about the same doctor
duh

United States

#5 Jul 10, 2012
To well, not a stupid question since there are laws about your medical records. Maybe you should not comment on things you know nothing about.
Martin citizen

Trenton, MI

#6 Jul 10, 2012
American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(800) 621-8335
Lomus

Monterey, TN

#7 Jul 10, 2012
OK..the AMA has nothing to do with this. To file a complaint you have to contact the board of medical examiners in Nashville.
Duh

United States

#8 Jul 11, 2012
Just to save all of you some effort, I have called the AMA and the TN Medical Association and both have said they can't help us. Since DR OK Smith was affliated with any hospital and another dr we can't get our records unless he contacts us and releases them. Not good. If anybody hears of another Dr that will take us into their practice please let me know since the doctors I have contacted think this situation sounds shady.
Lomus

Monterey, TN

#9 Jul 11, 2012
Duh wrote:
Just to save all of you some effort, I have called the AMA and the TN Medical Association and both have said they can't help us. Since DR OK Smith was affliated with any hospital and another dr we can't get our records unless he contacts us and releases them. Not good. If anybody hears of another Dr that will take us into their practice please let me know since the doctors I have contacted think this situation sounds shady.
You still are contacting the wrong people. The Board of medical examiners is the only one who has the power. he still has a license. They can make him produce the records or go to jail.
Duh

United States

#10 Jul 12, 2012
OK, I'll try that today since every doctor I am trying to see wants me old records and I really don't want to start over
Duh - update

United States

#11 Jul 12, 2012
http://health.state.tn.us/Downloads/g5020208.... - this does not mean that you are mad at Dr. OK. This is the paperwork you have to file with the state on order to get your records to set up with another doctor. Thank you Lomus for the direction. I really appreciate it!
nope

United States

#12 Jul 13, 2012
Talked to the state of TN this morning. Over 50 allegations reports are already filled to request patient files. Seems like there could have been a better way to resolve this, possible lawsuit pending as well
nosy

Brownsville, TN

#13 Jul 26, 2012
have you tried contacting the clinic you saw before you went to DR Smith ,my feeling is they only gave a copy of your records to DR Smith and retained the others for themselves ,try there .Hope this helps
someone

Beech Bluff, TN

#14 Jul 26, 2012
I'm glad this post was put on here because I always thought that since they are MY records I can get them anytime I want them. Didn't realize that the doctor can keep them from me.
zippy

Rio Rancho, NM

#15 Jul 26, 2012
I doubt like hell he went out of business just so he could keep your records from you....
Zap

United States

#17 Aug 11, 2012
Any new info on dr ok smith?
paul

Monterey, TN

#18 Aug 11, 2012
why do you need them anyway? dont you know what meds you take? surgeries you had? stuff like that?
I dont see why the big stir

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