Posted 12/10/2007 11:33 PM (GMT -6)
The office is obligated to give you a copy of your health records if you request it, for any reason. They might charge you a fee for copies or to fax it to your new doctor. You don't have to tell them you're getting a second opinion, but keep in mind that they deal with that all the time and it's a normal part of medical practice- they shouldn't get offended. And if they do, well, it's a good thing you're leaving. Definitely tell them your deadline, too, that might help. Good luck with the new GI!