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A Fake Doctors Note
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
Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can you rebill a prescription that was billed under a savings card? I was told its insurance fraud, but i know many pharmacists that do that.
Ask: The best thing to do is ask to avoid complications. ...Read more
How can I find out if OTC cosmetics that I buy at the store actually do what they say? Is there some resource that doctors trust for verifying claims?
Not tested. : A large majority of OTC products are not tested for efficacy nor safety. So we never really know. ...Read more
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
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
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
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"
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
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