Every time you see the doctor, he or she writes a note about the encounter for the record. Normally you never see it.
A lot of what’s in that note is objective stuff about your blood pressure, weight and blood count. But often your doctor puts down subjective impressions.
Did you seem down? Anxious? Angry? Drinking too much? Not so mentally sharp?
Physicians also may speculate about a tentative diagnosis — maybe a scary one — they haven’t shared with you.
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