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Creating a Medical Card in Evernote

My family and I routinely find ourselves in medical facilities, such as a doctor’s office, and inevitably, they ask us for the same information, which we have often struggled to remember. What is my son’s SSN? When did we have that procedure done? How do you spell that prescription’s name?

Then I had an epiphany: Since I use Evernote so extensively, why not create a medical card” for each member of the family in Evernote? So here is what I did…

I created a note in Evernote called My Medical Card. (I know — catchy, right?) And then I added the following information…

My Medical Card

My Name

Emergency Contact(s)

Family Doctor

Preferred Pharmacy

Current Prescriptions

I list any prescriptions I currently take:

OTC Drugs

I list any over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that I may take on a regular basis (such as an antihistamine or pain reliever)


I list anything that I’m allergic to, and the reaction that I have to it

Medical Conditions

I list any medical conditions that I have, the date that they were started or diagnosed, and who diagnosed it or is treating me for the condition

Other Current Doctors

I list here the information for any other doctors I may be currently seeing, such as a specialist, so that care can be coordinated


I list any surgical procedures that I’ve had done:

Previous Doctors

I list any doctors I have previously seen, whether it was my childhood pediatrician, or a doctor who performed a surgery, etc. You never know when you’ll need to recall this information.

I’ve created one of these Medical Cards for myself, and then a separate one for each member of my family, with their information.

Then I mark each note as a Favorite in Evernote so that they are easily accessible in my list of Shortcuts. Or, of course, I can always use the powerful Search feature within Evernote.

What are the benefits of doing this?

This method has saved us a lot of time, hassle, and missed information due to faulty memory, because now we always have the correct information available to us.

Posted on 2016-01-16   #Evernote     #Health     #Medical     #Organization     #Productivity  

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