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Doctors, do you think I can buy all a newborn's essentials products for under $1,000?

Doctors, do you think I can buy all a newborn's essentials products for under $1,000?

Not medical question: This really isn't a medical question. I wouldn't recommend getting certain things from inexpensive places like eBay, garage sales, Good Will etc. ( like carseats & cribs) because they may have been recalled. If you do buy them, make sure to check if they have been before you put the baby in them. When you buy them new, be sure to register them so you will be notified of safety recall ...Read more

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Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?

Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?

Prescriptions: Good question...Why would anyone do anything illegal or unethical. Money, control, and power are very seductive. ...Read more

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How would you read a doctor who refers you to urologist, who recommends biopsy for any psa 2.5+..My dr. Told of latter says, "buyer be aware." ?

How would you read a doctor who refers you to urologist, who recommends biopsy for any psa  2.5+..My dr. Told of latter says, "buyer be aware." ?

Unclear: My training focused on a change from baseline rather than a specific number. For instance if your psa has been 1.0 or close for a few years and in jumps up by .75 in one year, that is worth an ultrasound. Then depending on those findings a trip to the urologist for potential biopsy. Any other thoughts from collegues? ...Read more

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Recommend a reputable online Canadian pharmacy for RX drugs. I have done business with them before and was satisfied, but looking for a particular RX.

Recommend a reputable online Canadian pharmacy for RX drugs. I have done business with them before and was satisfied, but looking for a particular RX.

BBB: An excellent resource to find a reputable online Canadian pharmacy is the Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org For "City and State/Province OR Postal Code," type "Manitoba" & hit RETURN.At the top of the page, select "Category" & type "Pharmacies" & hit RETURN.Click on "Pharmacies" (in small sized font, 1/3 down the page), check them out, choosing one that both ships to US and has an A+ rating. ...Read more

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Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?

Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?

Yes: Pretty common actually. I always ask for a consult with a psychiatrist as well as a medication contract be signed. It is unfortunately a commonly abused group of meds. ...Read more

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Can someone write a doctors note for me for my maternity leave?

Your Dr.: Health Tap is for advice and medical answers to certain questions. A note for maternity leave would need to physically come from your Dr. or health care provider. Assuming you are going to give birth, or just did, call your Dr./provider who took care of you and they may be able to do this. You most likely may have to go to see them for the note, as there may be a fee associated with any note. ...Read more

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Why won't doctors let me pay the insurance price at the time of service? I struggle to provide medical insurance for my family. I often considered buying a major medical policy and seeing if i negotiate routine care at a fair price, but nobody seems inter

Why won't doctors let me pay the insurance price at the time of service? I struggle to provide medical insurance for my family. I often considered buying a major medical policy and seeing if i negotiate routine care at a fair price, but nobody seems inter

Individual : Individual patients are often able to negotiate something up front if they don't have insurance, but the doctor can't simply lower his or her rate for all uninsured patients because doing so would establish a new "baseline." that's a problem because it is illegal to charge anyone less than you charge medicare for the same procedure. In your example, the doctor bills $234.00, knowing that he or she will only get $64.00--a 62% cut. If he charged you $64.00 for the same service, then by law he could not charge medicare patients any more than that, which means that the same 62% cut would earn him only $17.50. It's a crazy system. To be honest, i think the vast majority of doctors would prefer to stop taking insurance altogether and just charge patients directly. That would eliminate a ton of paperwork and delay, as you've suggested. The problem is that medical costs don't come in small, manageable chunks: for most people, there are no costs at all for years, punctuated by periodic big charges for illness or accidents. That's why insurance is a necessary evil. ...Read more

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I want to read the published papers, listed in various doctor's profiles. Do, i need to be an alumni, with a university password? Thank you.

Maybe.: Many publishers require a fee for accessing their journals. Each is different. It may be possible to obtain viewing rights through a library or school or industry / company subscription. ...Read more

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How do you get a non-fda test done without seeing a m.D.? Services, laws, shortcuts? In what field should I look toward? Not interested in fda/m.D.'s

How do you get a non-fda test done without seeing a m.D.? Services, laws, shortcuts? In what field should I look toward? Not interested in fda/m.D.'s

Depends: What is the type of test that you are interested in trying. The fda approves medical tests, especially those on prescription but also has a hand in some over the counter and industrial testing not needing a prescription. So the best thing is to be specific about the testing you are interested for the best answer to this question. ...Read more

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Not a medical question, but just wondering. Do the doctors here look at everything on a person's profile here?

Profile: I look at age and gender, but not else. I try to address general issues and don't see this as specific advise or substitute for a professional evaluation. Good question. ...Read more

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Why did us doctors tell me to not buy my expensive skin care products in Asian duty free shops?

Why did us doctors tell me to not buy my expensive skin care products in Asian duty free shops?

Skin products: There are several reputable manufacturers. Such a gross generalization can't be made. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is there a certain name for selling toothpaste?

Selling Toothpaste: The name is irrelevant. The toothpaste market has many similar competing products, and you have to brand yours in such a way that it stands out and backed up by research. Good luck. ...Read more

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Seeking an MD who would give me an off-label prescription after a phone consultation. In California. Fully legitimate use; with standard of care too.

Seeking an MD who would give me an off-label prescription after a phone consultation. In California. Fully legitimate use; with standard of care too.

Private consult: through Health Tap may be helpful. You need to go to another place on the HT site, not this Q & A section,or call them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is this some sort of a new fraud and scamming people who feel desperate about what they claim their drug dose?Google "Growth-sinerama end" Thanks :)

Is this some sort of a new fraud and scamming people who feel desperate about what they claim their drug dose?Google "Growth-sinerama end"
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No supplement needed: People who sell height-growth supplements just want your money. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems, hormone deficiencies, or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person or a doctor can do to increase height. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractors note count as a doctors note?

Can a chiropractors note count as a doctors note?

Yes: A chiropractor is a doctor. That's what the dc stands for in his title. At least that's true in most/all states in the usa. May not be true in other countries. ...Read more

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How can I get a doctors note for service dog?

How can I get a doctors note for service dog?

Get info at the: ADA Information Line 800-514-0301 (Voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY) or check www.ADA.gov. ...Read more

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Hello! Why do doctors only prescribe "Epi-Pen"? Versus another brand of auto-injector?

Most dependable: There was a device which was much easier to do but has since been taken off the market due to inconsistent dosing. Thus we are left with mainly EpiPen (epinephrine) at least for now. ...Read more

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If I asked in the premium for a medicine for social anxiety (have event& I need a medicine only for that day) will a psychiatric give me prescription?

If I asked in the premium for a medicine for social anxiety (have event& I need a medicine only for that day) will a psychiatric give me prescription?

Probably not: Try our premium CONCIERGE service where you can have virtual consultations with doctors. For psychiatry, it is UNLIKELY for a patient to get medication unless there is an ongoing relationship between patient and doctor. The fee is for medical advice and care, and not for prescriptions. A doctor is unlikely to prescribe psychiatric drugs online to a patient unless he knows the patient well enough. ...Read more