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whats to expect from my nephrology appointment

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney (Renal) Medic: It is a subspecialty in medicine that studies the kidneys and kidney-related diseases.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on topic: Nkf is a good site to start.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Kidney doctors. : Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyponatremia: Hyponatremia (h) is caused by many causes. Some are diuretic use, cirrhosis of the liver and syndrome of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion, am ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Information gatherin: Height, weight measurement and good history gathering. If there was past medical testing or any imaging studies, i would recmen you bring copies with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diagnosis: You'll get a directed history and physical exam followed by some form of imaging to confirm the location and extent of the blockage. This will then s ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Weitz
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain clinic: You should expect a thorough history, physical exam and then a detailed plan of action. You should have an opportunity to ask questions.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam and treatment: It's good you are seeing the specialist. Blepharitis can be a chronic and recurrent problem. He will exam you to determine if you have an infection th ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Patil
24 years experience Family Medicine
Communicate: It is a good idea to communicate your frustrations with your doctor especially if you have know him for a while. If you don't trust your doctor. Feel ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Variable: The cost can vary between offices. Not including medicine and paying cash for it (no insurance) costs generally range between 8 and 15000. But there a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Physical examination: You will get a routine examination which includes a physical examination. This includes a digital rectal examination, examination of the genitalia, ur ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
The therapist: Will take a history of your problems, ask about your family and your upbringing. They will then make recommendations for treatment.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It doesn't: matter -- any time you like that you can produce the sample will work.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Just ask: You can just ask if they think that a specialist might be beneficial to get another opinion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
A friendly hour: Usually the first visit is from 45 to 909 minutes and involves a pretty extensive history-taking as well as some discussion of treatment options for d ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Questions: Ask what you asked here. You should know why you are sent to see the consultant and after the consultant does your history and exam, ask what the cons ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Primary Care Norms: That does sound odd. I would hope that not one of my patients thinks that about me. Ask them about it.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
PVR: A residual urine of 160cc after voiding is not alarming in a hospitalized patient. Agree that it might be a little premature to call in the urologist ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. T ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
41 years experience Podiatry
New patient exam: Certainly the neurologist will ask you many questions,followed by a hands on exam. You may be asked to have a nerve conduction test. That is one way t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Psychologist: You can expect the psychologist to take a detailed history of your life. Your medical health, your family, siblings and their mental and physical his ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not sure of ?: So sorry you waited that long. I know i try very hard to avoid being late but sometimes emergencies and other patients' demands do happen. If you are ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT results: Not sure how things operate in the UK, but if you are concerned about the results, and don't feel comfortable waiting for a mailed report, I sugg ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: You will need a weight bearing exercise program that will gradually increase in intensity, some nutrition guidance would be useful but may or may not ... Read More
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