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Why Documenting Stuttering in Medical Records Is Important

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A couple of months ago I went for my yearly well visit. On my “after visit summary,” I noticed that stuttering was listed under the medical history section.

If that had been on my previous after-visit summaries, then I never noticed it. At first, I found it interesting because I had never disclosed to my doctors that I’m a person who stutters (PWS).

I’ve had the same medical team for a few years and they know I’m a PWS; however, I’ve never directly disclosed it to them. Yes, I sometimes wear stuttering-related t-shirts to my appointments, but I never said, “Hi, Dr.

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