I’ve often wondered if I have a law suit with my “ex-doctor” that treated me like a hypochondriac for nearly 20 years. In that situation, that I described above – with the internist – I requested a copy of the letter he sent to my doctor. He said to get it from my doctor and my doctor said to get it from him. Neither one of them would give me a copy. Isn’t that illegal?
My advice here would be not to approach the doctor but to write to the medical records department of the Hospital or Surgery concerned, asking for copies. I don’t know about the USA but in the UK they are obliged to send you these, although there may be a charge.
Hope this helps.