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See dr.: Not sure what your question is, but you should see a dr. For an examination and consultation, develop a professional relationship and than any prescription medications if needed would be provided to you. Once a relationship is developed, depending on your doctors policies, they may be able to fax you a future rx., etc. ...Read more
Ra patients should have coordinated care with pcp and a rheumatology doctor. Ask your doc for referral!.. Can u please explain? Whats pcp?
See details: Pcp is your primary care physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more
No it's Free!: Believe it or not on health tap people can ask questions and get answers from doctors for free! as a physician I have rely enjoyed connecting with patients and other doctors like this and think its great. Ask away and hope you have all of your questions answered. Best in health. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Either: A lot depends on acute or chronic symptoms of gall bladder disease. Acute attack may end up in er with surgical consultation and therefore ordering of study by surgeon. If chronic pain, any physician either primary care, gastroenterologist, internist, or general surgeon can order the test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When in question: Anytime you are going to have an extensive, or experimental surgery or if you feel that your current doctor is not helping allieviate you of your pain or conditon, i would seek a second opinion. If your doctor is insulted by this, time to transfer care to another physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Derm. Referred me for a treatment to another Dermatologist. Called to make sure with regular Dr. about treatment & he said call the refer Dr. why
He/she does not know: Maybe your "regular doc" is not aware or know about the proposed/referred treatment and so cannot answer you. Your Derm doc should have explained to you why you are being referred. Or reason could be that the referral likely will require the "regular doc"--I assume your primary care doc--to do/authorize the referral (time&resource needed) and does not want to do this...not paid. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask for details: Ask about his personal experience and complication rates with the proposed surgery. Ask about alternatives to surgery. Ask what hospital the doctor does the most cases then find out how many of that surgery is done at that hospital. Compare that number to the doctors reported number and to the average number done at hospitals in the us. You want an experienced surgeon with low complication rates. ...Read more
Many reasons: Cancer is the clearest reason, but there are a number of other problems for which conservative attempts may not work successively. Examples would be very large and symptomatic fibroids, excessive bleeding not responding to other treatments, endometriosis and pelvic pain unresponsive to conservative treatments, adenomyosis, or high risk of cancer and pt preference of surgery to screening. ...Read more
Sure: I hope your intentions are good asking for a hug. I love to hug my patients and usually I am the one who initiates it and so far have not had a problem with any of patients. I don't just hug them out of the blue but i spent quality time with them to make them ready for that. You should probably do that with your doc as well, rather than asking him to hug you w/out any warning. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who can best determine whether a referral to a neurologist is necessary. http://patients.aan.com/go/workingwithyourdoctor ...Read more
Blood disorders: The scope of hematology varies from abnormalities in the production of certain cell lines in the bone marrow, to more serious diseases pertaining to malignancies in the bone marrow and lymph nodes. Hematology also covers the coagulation pathways or ability to clot. So you may be sent to a hematologist for something like anemia, i.e. Iron or B12 deficiency to leukemia/lymphoma. ...Read more
Iam taking lamictal100 sinc 3weeks&cibralex10 sinc 1week.I want 2 stop taking meds for many reasons.How can I stop taking them without asking my doc?
See details: Don't stop them. I also think it is a bad idea for patients to stop meds without consulting with the doctor. ...Read more
I have fat glands in my whole body. I asked my doc and he told me that there is no medicine for it and it is not harmful. Is this true?
Trust your Dr: Don't know quite what "fat glands" are but if your dr told you not to worry, then don't, otherwise there are a lot more dr's out there. ...Read more
3rd MC in a row. All tests normal Karyotype, autoimmune, antiphosopolipid etc. What can be the cause. Way forward. Pls don't say ask ur doc ?
Im on Suboxone taper (30 day). But id like to be on a mait program. How can I ask the doc this question? Its literally saved my life!
Can I order taladafil online or should I ask my doc to prescribe it for me?
Why would my doc prescribe cialii instead of taladafil if they are thesame
Don't trust online: Many of the online prescriptions are fake meds from China. They are often very legitimate looking fakes including shape, size & color of tabs. Also packaging looks authentic. Cialis is more effective for subjects with prosate enlargement. Cialis works better for some patients with 5mg daily dosage rather than single 20mg dose an hour before sex. Matter of trial & error. Don't use online medication ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take lithium orotate120mg w/ gabapentin300mg 3xday, prozac20mg & SeroquelXR300mg? Also if I ask my doc for Requip over Gab is it ok with above??
Poly pharmacy should: Be carefully monitored by your prescribing physician in this case best if it is a psychiatrist. The seroquel in combination with gaba can cause increased CNS depression or sleepiness. Changing to requip would add risk of hypotension. The combination of seroquel and Prozac puts you at risk for serotonin syndrome. Please see your doctor and review your medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: No known tests to either RULE IN or RULE OUT multiple sclerosis. Surprised? That's because the diagnosis of MS can ONLY BE DONE by a well trained doctor who puts together information such as labs, diagnostics, & imaging studies. If you'd like a virtual consult to understand this more contact me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment. I won't stick you with a needle ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honestly: Honestly do your part in treatment. Establish trust by making groups/individual therapy at the clinic. Get your md (pain specialist? Or psychiatrist?) opinion on your progress or lack there of with the current regimen. ...Read more
If my thyroid tests are normal, but I am still getting more sick, what other tests should I ask my doc to do?
Your Symptoms?: Please consult with your doctor on this. Without more information it isn't possible to know what your symptoms are. ...Read more
Okay i will ask the doc but have any of you docs personally ever known an 18 year old prescribed the supplement pregnanelone?
No, but some might..: Pregnenolone is a precursor to many steroids, including cortisol, sex hormones, and dhea. If your measured levels of pituitary and adrenal function imply that you are deficient, this would be a way to help. Avoid use for "adrenal fatigue", which is debated heavily, and is purported to cause nervousness, irritability, depression, dizziness, poor memory, fatigue, and many other symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, I have been diagnosed with fibro 8 years but have have a few friends (with the condition) say I my have lupus. How do I ask my doc to check?
Just ask: Lupus is usually easily to screen out with a couple of blood tests. Raise the subject with your doctor to find out if such tests should be considered. ...Read more
I am working on my abs but am now getting a tubal. I know I should ask my doc but just wondering when i can start my vigorous work out after tubal?
Two weeks.: If undergoing a laparoscopic tubal, two weeks should do it! ...Read more
In this order:: If the hepatitis c antibody is positive, was the hcv RNA (viral load) positive? If yes, what is the hcv genotype?Is there any evidence of cirrhosis (from physical exam or labs)? What can you do to keep your liver as healthy as possible? How can you protect accidental transmission to people close to you? What treatment options are there today and in the near future and what would they recommend? ...Read more
I feel that I have add and OCD and bpd all in one! but only been diagnosis with bpd! should I ask my doc?
My blood pressure is always around. 121/68 I take so tall 80mg twice a day. Should I ask my doc to lower my amount?
Can i ask immunology doc to test me for lyme? I have pots - and my symptoms match up- i know its a shot in the dark but i need answers. I live in ohio
Sure: Sure you can ask. However, the symptoms of lyme and pots should be relatively easy to differentiate. ...Read more
I feel embarrassed asking my doc this - when I have sex I believe my hold on my husband is very strong and so is orgasm. Will this change after baby?
May be pelvic floor: The pelvic floor muscles surround the vagina and the other pelvic organs. Just like other muscles in the body, these can occasionally go into spasm. With orgasm, there is rythmic contraction of these muscles including the bulbocavernosus, which may be what you are feeling. Regardless you should seek an opinion with a specialist in sexual medicine/FPMRS. After pregnancy some of these things change ...Read more
How can I make Vicodin withdrawal easier? I want to quit this drug so bad, but I always get a horrible case of the chills. I'm NOT going to ask my doc
Addictionologist: The symptoms of Vicodin (opioid) withdrawal are pretty severe physically and emotionally. However, they are not life threatening. It is best to do it with a trained addictionologist. It has to be tapered down and certain non-addictive medications need to be used to minimize some of the withdrawal like diarrhea, craps, pain and a sleep disturbance. Good Luck! Most people quit drugs so can you! ...Read more
My dad was diagnosed tia, and doc said there is pus identified in his urine.. We asked the doc and said it was the effect of the high choles. & stroke?
Confused: I am confused. But, the TIA is likely the effect of high cholesterol. The urine infection (with pus) is independent. However, the immune response to the infection may trigger events leading to a tia. But high cholesterol and stroke/tia do not cause or lead to urine infections. ...Read more