Many people assume that they will be able to give all their information to the doctors should they have an emergency. However, this does not account for serious accidents or other situations in which you may be unconscious. It is extremely important for healthcare providers to know as much as possible about your health history. There is an easy way to make sure you have this information with you. You could keep it in your wallet on a piece of paper. Or you could download an ID card designed specifically for this purpose. www.medids.com has a nice site that will show a sample card that is free. Even if you are healthy, it would be helpful for the doctors to know this.
Dr. Joan Pellegrini, MD