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Ask a doctor for faxeing a persciption?

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

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Please explain what doctor to seek for undiagnosed chest pain?

Please explain what doctor to seek for undiagnosed chest pain?

Acute = E.R.: Acute (just started or within a day or two) or severe= E.R. Longer than a several days = your primary care physician or cardiologist. You need to get this looked at, no matter what. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

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

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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

'Live' consultations: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. ...Read more

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Ask a question to a doctor for free online?

Yes: ...And you wasted it on asking if you could ask a question? Ask us anything and we'll try to get you an answer. ...Read more

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Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor I can talk to?

Is there a doctor I can talk to?

Can you say more?: We would like to be able to answer your questions on healthtap. Can you please add them to comments below this answer or write new ones? Thank you. ...Read more

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I am having cold symptoms ( cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should i see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

I am having cold symptoms ( cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should i see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

Depends on: How long you have been having symptoms, and whether or not the otc medications are working for you. We are still in flu season and if the symptoms have been present for less than 48hrs you may benefit from the use of a medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir). Beyond that we usually encourage supportive therapy with the otc medications. Hope you fell better soon. ...Read more

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Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, but it cd help: No, there is no mandate that you HAVE to use a webcam to talk to a doctor on HealthTap Prime. However, it could help in some situations (like if you have a rash, you could show the doctor by camera). The webcam can also make the interaction more friendly. I'm not sure, but I don't believe the app u download requires it. However, we are here to help & we'll help however we can. U can contact suppor ...Read more

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Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Usually not: It can vary based on your insurance plan. A lot of patients use their OB as their primary care doctor. The reverse is true as well. A lot of primary care docs do routine pap smears. ...Read more

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How does this site work? Why are you doctors volunteering to answer for free?

Its fun: Some people play sudoko, or solitaire. I personally like the mental challenges of the questions. The "patients" make me think, I look up different things, and continue learning. Plus, some of the questions, like yours, are just fun to answer. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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How many grams of fat are there in a pan fried chicken cutlet?

How many grams of fat are there in a pan fried chicken cutlet?

Fried chicken: The two pieces of fried chicken would add up to about 500 calories, which includes nearly 25 grams of fat and around 200 mg of cholesterol. This is almost half of the fat suggested for a whole day and it isn't healthy fat. On the plus side, chicken is a good source of protein and iron. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor send a patient to a hematologist?

Why would a doctor send a patient to a hematologist?

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

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Does it cost to ask a doctor a question?

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 more

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What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

Family doctor: A primary care md (family physician, internal medicine ) is a good starting point, dependending on the success of treatment or findings you might be referred to a neurologist etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between compensatory vs. Preventative medicine?

What is the difference between compensatory vs. Preventative medicine?

Prevention&treatment: Preventive medicine is to prevent certain medical conditions by life style changes, avoiding to be obese, smoking cessation, proper nutrition, exercise, immunisations and other means compensatory medicine is to treat the conditions by drugs, surgery and by other modern modalities if prevention fails or is not practiced, that is after the fact. ...Read more

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Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight loss: Cardio. However rapid weight loss is usually not desirable. Better to have a healthy life style and loss excess weight more slowly and then keep it off. ...Read more

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