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when a psychiatrist reports back to a gp can the patient

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when a psychiatrist reports back to a gp can the patient request embarassing detailsto be left out?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Peter Bush replied 4 years ago.

Dr Peter Bush :

Hi, Thanks for your question

Dr Peter Bush :

Is it just panic attacks that you want omitted from the report

Dr Peter Bush :

As a patient you can ask your psychiatrist to omit the panic attacks, it would depend on the specialist, and whether they feel that it is neccessary for your GP to know, to guide future care. Or if he has given you medication in relation to your panic attacks, then this will need to be included in their report back to your GP. It could help your GP provide you with better care, knowing the full symptoms you are suffering from, and ensure the care they provide is appropriate for you. What is the reason you do not want your GP to know about the panic attacks?