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What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

Get to help people!: The main reason students go on to medical school to become doctors is to help people (lots of people) and make the world a better place. On healthtap, we enjoy helping "strangers in need", people with questions, from all over the country. Healthtap gives each doctor a web page where people can go to get information about the doctor's office practice. Our patients can learn a lot on healthtap, too. ...Read more

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How can I handle unsolicited advice from my in-laws?

Smile and say Thanks: It's best not to argue or engage them at all. Smile and say "thanks" "i'll think about that." . If they continue, keep smiling and say "thanks" again. "i'll give that some thought". If you keep smiling and saying thank you, repeating some variation on this, they will eventually grow tired. Or it won't bother you as much since you've figured out a way to handle it. Don't give them the power to get. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffering from gynecomastiacan anyone suggest the qualified doctors in mumbai.Kindly reply asap?

I am sorry: but I am not sure if any of us know the professional reputations of the surgeons in Mumbai that well. Take care. ...Read more

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What advice can you offer for someone suffering from low self-esteem?

What advice can you offer for someone suffering from low self-esteem?

Be a Good Person: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more

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How do doctors care for someone suffering from heat stroke?

How do doctors care for someone suffering from heat stroke?

Heat stroke: Hydration (aggressive) and cooling--possibly even intravenous systemic cooling. Labs to look for tissue damage (multiple systems from muscular damage to renal/liver failure). ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? From anyone who knows please?

Please can I get some advice? From anyone who knows please?

Please: ask a clear & specific question so that we can try to be of help. Clarify & re-ask. ...Read more

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Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Several:: Nsaids such as ibuprofen, Naproxen are helpful for some women. A nice prescription medication called Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is very effective for many pts with dysmenorrhea pain. Birth control pills are first line treatment for this as well, and may provide significant relief of your pain. If no relief with these agents, then sonogram and possibly laparoscopy may be indicated to look for endometriosis. ...Read more

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Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Residents: Surely all medical residents have direct interaction with attendings and consultants. If that is not the case you MUST report this to the doctor(s) in charge of education for medical residents. What you report is simply unacceptable. Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with scars from cutting?

What would doctors recommend to help with scars from cutting?

Scar treatments: White scars dobnot respond to topical treatments. New scars that atre pink respond to retin a, (tretinoin) kelocote, and silicone gel sheets. Dark spots are not scars, but respond to topical hydroquinone cream. www.drbader.com there are lasers that can help as well. ...Read more

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How to ask for medication from my university hospital?

How to ask for medication from my university hospital?

Would schedule an: appointment. Provide history and details about your concerns. If you need medication refills let them know. You and the medical provider should work together on your care. Take care. ...Read more

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How do doctors benefit from being active on healthtap?

How do doctors benefit from being active on healthtap?

Land of HealthTap: In The Land Of HealthTap, we get to interact with all kinds of ppl whom we'd never have a chance to meet, otherwise. This not only includes ppl who come in search of answers and leave for us many kind expressions of thanks, but it also includes fellow doctor H-Tappers. Behind the scenes, we get to know each other (by agreeing w/each other, & by saying hello and sending messages). ...Read more

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I need doctor's advice on recovery from restrictive eating?

Repost: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Conceirge. ...Read more