Doctor's Report Explainer
The most important information to share with your healthcare provider is what you have been experiencing and when. The first part of the doctor's report identifies the names, start dates & relevant medical billing codes of symptoms you are currently tracking.
Inactive symptoms, or symptoms you are no longer tracking, are listed on the next page. Only start & stop dates are listed for inactive symptoms.
If you need more detailed data, please access the .csv export feature to export all of your data to your favorite spreadsheet program.
You may want to show ALL of your data to your doctor. But your doctor prefers to see an overview and hear the details from you, in person. So, we built the doctor's report to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. To that end, we interviewed clinicians across multiple specialties. And they asked for an overview that showed:
1. the impact of a symptom on you (as measured by how frequently you track it)
2. the changes in symptom severity over the past 30 days.
In this example, symptoms are worsening. "Difficulty breathing" had not been a big issue, but this week is. And "Anxiety" has been an important issue over the past month and has become severe in the past week.
One of our consulting medical advisors is a board certified anesthesiologist certified in pain management. This clinician alerted us to the crisis developing in pain medication abuse.
Managing pain can be very tricky for patients, healthcare providers, and family members.
Therefore, it is crucial that we patients constantly query the degree of our pain and regularly challenge our need for pain medication. If we do not care for ourselves by doing so, we bear the very real risk of becoming addicted to those medications.
This metric reveals the level of engagement in recording data. In other words, this metric reveals how often you are querying your pain.