Dr. Bridget Reidy
35 years experience female
I have always wanted to work outside the insurance system and have my employer be my patient. I see myself as a consultant and the patient as the agenda setter, and am frustrated by the forces in American medicine that demand otherwise. Although I care for all ages, I have done mostly chronic care, geriatrics, and palliative care, as well as urgent care and emergency room care. I excel at helping you choose your own goals and recognizing when the standard guidelines don't always apply, while maintaining a healthy skepticism about unproven remedies.
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old male asked:
No: You can't know if your internal hemorrhoids are the source of blood because you can't see them, so bleeding is always serious. If it's more than a few drops then get checked right away. If it's a few drops it can wait, but not long if there's pain, constipation, or diarrhea
A male asked:
Could be serious: You didn't give your age, but at any age chest pain can be serious, even on the right. It's almost impossible to sort out without seeing someone in person, but if moving your shoulder or twisting brings it on, it can wait a bit. However if that were so I doubt you'd be writing, so get checked, urgently if short of breath or pain becomes constant for over 1/2 hour or is brought on by exertion.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Yes and other possib: If these symptoms are severe or progressing, or you are feeling sick like with a fever or vomiting, then you should get checked right away. There are just too many bad things that could cause this, including pregnancy and life threatening conditions
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Education & Training
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
MARQUETTE GENERAL HOSPITAL