I had several cards that I could get from the Dr's offices, but they never had spaces for everything I wanted to put, and eventually not enough lines for the number of medications I take. I decided to make it myself.
I started by trying to type it out and print it, but it was awfully complicated so when I needed to change it (again) I did it this way.
I made my own fold out by taking a business card and tracing it onto a peice of paper. (I have made one typed, but I wanted the wording to go in diffrent directions on the front and back) I traced a grid with 4 sections top to bottom, and 2 sections side by side. It was slightly less than a full sheet of letter size paper. I folded it in half first (longway), the accodian style the on the rest of the sections. (in half, then back the other way both sides)
On the front, I put my name, address, telephone number, blood type and allergies.
Fipping it over I put my insurance types and numbers.
opening it up I put my emergency contact numbers, including all my husband's numbers, my kid's names and my oldest's cell number, my parent's phone number, my best friend's number and my church name and pastor's number (This took up both pannels for me)
Flip it over and you see 4 pannels in a row connected top to bottom. I used thia area to list my Dx and doctors. I put them in this order: First the Dx, (like Bipolar or RA or Apenia) and then the dr that is treating that. Type of Dr (like PCP or Rheumatologist) His or her name, Address, telephone number. Then the next Dx, and so on. For me this took all 4 pannels.
open the paper to see the inside and I used this whole space to list the meds in this order:
OTC- Name of medication, mg, how often, time of day if daily, reason
If I just took it as needed I put PRN instead of how often and what time I take it. List these all out in a group, each having it's own line
Name of medication, mg, how often (like 2X daily) time of day (like am+pm) reason (like RA disease modification)
List all the medications that this dr has perscribed.
Next Dr's Name:
Name of medication and so on.
I did all of the medications in pencil so that if it changes I was able to change it without having to make a whole new one. Leave space (like 3 lines or so) between each group so you can add medications if you need to.
I did all of the contact information in pen just to make it easier to read I spent a LOT of time making sure that it was written neatly.
Once that was done I used packing tape and "laminated" the side that had the Dr's info and contact info and personal info. This made the "outside" of the foldout thicker and water resistant. I did not cover the medications side so it can be changed if needed.
After I folded it again I pressed it under several thick books to flatten it and press the seams. It should then fit into a business card slot and easy to stay together until you fold it out.
Treatments: gluten-free diet, Cpap
Medications: omeprazole, probiotic caps; multi-vitamin supplement; docusate sodium, fiber chews; zertec, ferrous sulfate, cymbalta, lamotrigine, ambien, alprazolam, plaquinil, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, leucovorin calicium, folic acid, motrin, tramadol, pennsaid, aspercream, nasonex, albuterol sulfate inhaler