Wow--you have good questions. Perhaps he did manage to summarize a lot of your file on 3 pages, though? I'm sure my file has a lot of wasted paper in it. My rheumy takes notes everytime I go, but rarely do those notes take up an entire page. And medications I've taken in the past can be summarized on one page. Just a thought. You could always ask him outright, though.
I was too stunned to think what to ask (I'm not so good with the thinking on my feet thing, unfortunately - guess that's why I'm a writer and not a public speaker! )
When I initially met him, he said he was going to toss most of the stuff. Usually, docs start a new folder, but keep your history of stuff with it....so, this is new to me. So, I really don't know, but was thinking the shelved idea. Also, with all my issues I've had - if he summarized it on 3 pages, do you think he put down all the stuff the rhuemy scoffed at as 'not arthritis releated' when my PCP, GI, and other docs said it was?
Thanks for your replies. Have a good day. **