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At What Age Should You Consider Seeing Geriatrics Doctor
Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Broken: Some pediatricians continue to see their existing patients through college. A relationship has been established, why break it? College students come home intermittently and have health care needs. A pediatric office knows the patient and can usually get them in for that acute care visit. We have the patient sign a form allowing discussions with parents, if the young adult wants to share info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it up to child: And physician.18-years is usual cut-off age.Many children & their pediatrician want to maintain their relationship until child graduates college at age 22+ years. Adolescent pediatricians often fill the gap between pediatrician and internist or family dr. Some children want to leave their pediatrician by age 16, especially if they don't have a same sex dr.. Those kids should be allowed to graduate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When Needed: Your age is not the issue for using fertility drugs, rather your need. If you are infertile and do not ovulate then drugs are effective. Choice of drug depends on tests, safety & costs. Infertile but ovulating also use drugs to make multiple eggs come out - strategy to enhance fertility but first tests for other causes. We must be careful about multiple births. See specialist for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: Many children as they get older see the pediatrician as an indication of childhood and want to see an adult doctor as proof of their maturity. There are some adolescent doctor specialists as well. Some children with disease needing frequent visions will stick to their pediatrician for a long time as they know each other well. So there are various answers and no absolute time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interferes with life: Phobias are fears that are out of proportion to the object of fear. You should consider seeing a doc if this fear is interfering with your ability to perform normally. ...Read more
Earlier is better!: And it is never too late to get in the habit of checking them. In the bath or shower when your hands are soapy, use your palms (not your fingers) and quickly go over them in a regular manner. You will quickly learn what is normal for you and will likely know early should something ever develop. ...Read more
If a problem: You can eliminate most problems by looking at your child's pictures. If "red eye" is consistent and appears in both eyes all the time, you can wait until number and letter recognition develop. If one eye is always "red" and the other dark, consistently - you should take your child in quickly. Most kids are tested in schools and will be sent for evaluation if the vision seems disturbed. ...Read more
40 unless...: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. If you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor. Ultrasound, rather than mammography, would be the first imaging study of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor should you see for sciatica pain beside your primary care? Should you see a rehab doctor?
Osteopathic: If you see an osteopathic physician that uses manipulation you may be able to have treatment in the office that relieves your pain. Other physicians to consider include pain management specialists, and spine surgeons. The latter two may both perform i ejections which may help. I would first reccomendation conservative treatment with manipulation and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psa screening guide: I agree with american cancer society....Screening should be discussed with pts if they have at least a ten year life expectancy starting at 50.....If a relative has prostate cancer screening should begin at 40.....Risk doubles with a praimary relative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors can you tell me when should someone stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a general practice doctor?
College: It should be up to the patient. I've found after 25 years that in general, my "kids" don't mind coming in to see me well into the late teens/early 20's. I kind of nudge them gently to see my brother, an internist with whom i share office space, by the time they graduate college or turn 22, 23 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of a doctor do you need to see after seeing your doctor about having a hip replacement?
Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt listening to you about your health?
See below:: If you are having any symptoms such as a lump or breast discharge, you should be examined right away. There is some debate in the medical community about the best time to start if you are not symptomatic. The American Congress of Ob/Gyns recommends that clinical breast exams start at age 20. The American Cancer Society recommends beginning clinical breast examination at age 40. Best wishes! ...Read more
3 if teeth look fine: Most babies don't have teeth problems during the first few years, but they do see their pediatricians for many check-ups. I usually tell parents to take their kids in for a first dental visit at age 3 years, unless i suspect a problem at one of their many well-child visits, or if there is a strong family history of cavities. Dentists, however, want to see babies when their teeth start appearing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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