Some time back I went to see a new PCP. This was for an annual exam. She was very thorough in going through my history and ROS.
When I got the statement she had included a diagnosis of insomnia (or something like that). I called her office and she said "well you said you were not sleeping through the night." (She didn't treat this incidental finding, by the way.)
Yes, I had said that but ONLY in response to her ROS question. I had not "complained" of that .. in fact, I had NO complaint... my visit was for a routine annual physical.
Your doctor is doing the right thing to query the patient as part of the history, and your doctor has even said that these are "incidental history." I think your doctor is correct - this is still a screening colonoscopy.
Just my opinion.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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