Your medical records while under my care at the previous practice are property of that medical practice. As such, I was unable to copy or take these records from the practice when I decided to leave. Don't worry. Although it is within your right to request a copy of your previous medical record, in part or in whole, this is not necessary and you may incur a charge. If we feel it is necessary to review specific results, we will be able to obtain these directly from the laboratory or imaging center in most cases. If need be, we can always have you sign a record release at your initial patient visit.