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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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Ask a doctor for free chat online?

?: I don't understand your question. What do you want to do? If you have a medical question, just ask it. ...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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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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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, not exactly...: HealthTap PRIME began in the summer of 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient pays one fee each month (~$99 in August 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 visits come out to ~$49 each, 3 is ~$33 each, and so on. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has live, one-on-one visits with the doctor. ...Read more

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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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What must I ask a doctor or surgeon at an initial consultation?

What must I ask a doctor or surgeon at an initial consultation?

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

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Which vegetables are the healthiest, in terms of nutrient content?

Which vegetables are the healthiest, in terms of nutrient content?

A great question!: Arianna, I think you will get a lot of different answers on this depending on what one believes is "healthiest": anti-oxidants for disease prevention, lowering cholesterol/blood sugar, etc. Consensus would revolve around kale, broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, squash, sweet potato, eggplant, onions. Most important: the healthiest veggie is the one you like and eat! Check out whfoods.com ...Read more

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Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Yes: but like everything else, they should be consumed in moderation. I think a total of 30 nuts per day would work out fine. ...Read more

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Could a person request an angiogram without a specific referral from the physician if he/she agrees to pay for the test?

Could a person request an angiogram without a specific referral from the physician if he/she agrees to pay for the test?

No: No reputable doctor would perform an invasive test that carries a small but measurable mortality risk without a proper indication. (ability to pay does not constitute a proper indication) . ...Read more

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What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

AB moves: Can begin with neutral spine exercises for your core such as planks, front and side, and "birddog" exercises. From there you can go to a global dynamic lumbar stability program. The ab program is part of this and this would protect your back. Most exercises are on youtube. ...Read more

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Can you ask a primary care doctor to test you for ovarian cancer?

Can you ask a primary care doctor to test you for ovarian cancer?

No good test: There is no good test to screen for ovarian cancer. Follow up with your gynecologist in regular basis and discuss in detail with your gynecologist and primary care doctor if you have any concerning symptom. ...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 can I fit exercising into everyday life?

How can I fit exercising into everyday life?

Free time: Be consistent no matter how busy you are you must have 15-20 minutes a day i would find that free moment or work it into your schedule in advance i find time to run daily at 730 but sunday ill go for a longer run at 900 i work 50-60 hrs a week so you can do it too. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do I file/report a complaint for a us dentist online?

Need doctor advice. Where do I file/report a complaint for a us dentist online?

State dental society: Look up the state dental society (in your case mass) to determine the proper procedure to file a complaint. But before that, why don't you try to work things out with the dentist? In many cases, miscommunication leads to unhappy patients. All the best... ...Read more

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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

Look at environment: Best way is to reduce distractions around you. Move to a more quiet place. Take note so you rely less on your memory. Contrary to popular values, don't multitask if not necessary. Instead, take a short break and go back to the original task. ...Read more

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What are some good ways i can improve my attention span and keep my thoughts focused?

What are some good ways i can improve my attention span and keep my thoughts focused?

Optimize environment: Assuming you don't have adhd (and even if you do), the best ways to improve attention span and keep thoughts focused are first to prepare yourself--get enough sleep, eat regular, healthy meals, get some exercise--and then prepare your environment--get rid of potential distractions, set up a workspace that is uncluttered with noise or other stimulation, and do one thing at a time. ...Read more