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Understanding the Doctor Report

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 name, start date & relevant medical code 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.

You may want to show ALL of your data to your doctor, but most doctors prefer to see an overview.* We interviewed clinicians across multiple specialties who wanted to see:

  1. what symptoms you are tracking
  2. when you started tracking them
  3. how your symptoms have evolved

In the above example, both symptoms are worsening. "Difficulty breathing" had not been a big problem over the last month (blue dot indicates mild and small dot indicates you hadn't recorded it frequently). However this week, it became a concern (yellow dot indicates moderate and large dot means many assessments). 

One of our consulting medical advisors is a board certified anesthesiologist certified in pain management. Managing pain can be very tricky for patients and their care team. Doctors can't measure our pain, so they truly rely on us to report it accurately. Therefore, it is crucial that we consistently query how we feel. Data is considered "Real Time" as shown above, if our assessments are made in real time (meaning within the 24 hours). 

Symple is for people who want to get better. We are a community of determined, motivated end users willing to do the work and to partner with clinicians. Symple makes it easier for everyone.

* If your clinician needs detailed data, access the CSV feature to export all data to your favorite spreadsheet program.

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