Sharing self-generated data with healthcare professional?

Good Day,

I’ve been tracking a few aspects of my health and fitness for years (such as weight, running activity, steps and occasionally calories consumed).

Does anyone have experience sharing this information with a family doctor or other healthcare professional? What was the reaction?

I have never shared any such data with a physician, but I could imagine doing so if I felt I needed to convince the doctor that something isn’t right (e.g. an unusual change in body weight or resting heart rate), or to show that a treatment is working (or not working), using a record of my symptoms and adherence to the treatment plan.

Just today I tried to show the doctor blood pressure readings on my iPhone. He barely glanced (but he normally hides behind his laptop and doesn’t really talk “to” me).