Here is a list of personal documents you should be shredding before throwing out. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is to shred anything containing: Your name, your signatures, account numbers, social security numbers, credit card offers, and any legal or medical data such as X-rays or medical reports.
If you are like me, you must have no storage space left or paying extra to store those old file boxes! I closed my personal medical practice years ago and I had to hold onto the patient’s records for a minimum of 7 years. Because of the small apartment space I had in Boston, Real Estate was at a premium and I was forced to rent a storage space in Newton and paid over $200 / Month to maintain it!