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Ocean Springs, MS
A 71-year-old female asked:

how to find a local internist?

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Dr. Lawrence Judy
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Ask friends/family: If someone you knows goes to an internist and recommends that doctor, you could start there. The local medical society, and local hospitals also help connect people to doctors. Hospitals usually steer inquires to doctors on their staff. Hospital privileges are awarded to doctors who have to have proper credentials, which gives some assurance of competency.

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I want to treat my family for tapeworms etc. What medicine should I look for at the local pharmacy that would be used for this?

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None: There is no good over-the-counter medication for tapeworm. Please see your physician for the appropriate prescriptions, based on diagnosis, patient size, and patient age.
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How can I get healthy greens in winter? I avoid foreign and try to buy organic local.

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Frozen: Get organic frozen veggies. Or buy locally when in season and freeze your own.
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Yes: Most local health departments will provide vaccinations for travel for a small fee.
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How to find the websites for all the local places with free or low-cost shots?

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How can I find out about licensing for local holistic practitioners?

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