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hi, what is pcp?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
PCP is a Doctor: Primary care physician.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will pcp kill me?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
PCP: This drug is variable, from mild hallucinations with small doses to agitated psychosis with larger doses and bad reactions. This could lead to a fatal accident. Many pcp users end up in the emergency room with consequences from their drug use.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 35 years experience
Several: Pcp is a term for pneumocystis carinni now call p. Jirovessi. Usual therapy requires septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) although other special antibiotics are useful in case patient is allergic or resistnt to sulfas. Important to know that severe infections required concomitant steroids.
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Treatment includes TMP/SMX, Pentamidine, Atovoqoune, Dapsone and Clindamycin to name a few. Discuss with your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a pcp and a family physician?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
All family: Doctors are pcp's, but not all pcp's are family docs...Some are internists, ob-gyn's and sometimes i even do this undervalued work.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor should I choose to be my pcp?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 43 years experience
FP: Pick a family practice doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do hospitalists find out your history without dealing with your pcp?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Patient: Generally patient is the one who gives the history. But any other information like medications etc , we may have to get the information from the pcp.

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