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At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging.. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Geriatrics (Definition)

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and ...Read more


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Is there a type of doctor for young adults, like there are pediatricians and geriatricians?

Is there a type of doctor for young adults, like there are pediatricians and geriatricians?

Adolescent Medicine: Some pediatricians will go on to train for 3 additional years in adolescent medicine & usually practice & teach at large training centers or in large medical groups. Some pediatricians & some family practice docs develop an interest in adolescent medicine & cater to that group in their local practice. All teens should find a doc that they feel comfortable with & sometimes that takes time. ...Read more

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At what age should someone be to stop seeing a pediatrician as a doctor?

At what age should someone be to stop seeing a pediatrician as a doctor?

Not Broken: Some pediatricians continue to see their existing patients through college. A relationship has been established, why break it? College students come home intermittently and have health care needs. A pediatric office knows the patient and can usually get them in for that acute care visit. We have the patient sign a form allowing discussions with parents, if the young adult wants to share info. ...Read more

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At what age should a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a doctor for adults?

At what age should a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a doctor for adults?

Leave it up to child: And physician.18-years is usual cut-off age.Many children & their pediatrician want to maintain their relationship until child graduates college at age 22+ years. Adolescent pediatricians often fill the gap between pediatrician and internist or family dr. Some children want to leave their pediatrician by age 16, especially if they don't have a same sex dr.. Those kids should be allowed to graduate. ...Read more

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I'm 45yrs i never enjoyed sex due early discharge before entering i discharge . I have been facing this from my teen age. Very shy to see a doctor.Is

I'm 45yrs i never enjoyed sex due early discharge before entering i discharge . I have been facing this from my teen age. Very shy to see a doctor.Is

U mean premature eja: This is not uncommon and u don't need to be ashamed there are a lot medication and other ways u can do to prevent this tak?nt? u physician. ...Read more

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At what age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing an adult medicine doctor?

At what age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing an adult medicine doctor?

Various: Many children as they get older see the pediatrician as an indication of childhood and want to see an adult doctor as proof of their maturity. There are some adolescent doctor specialists as well. Some children with disease needing frequent visions will stick to their pediatrician for a long time as they know each other well. So there are various answers and no absolute time. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I want to what's the right age to start seeing a doctor after you have your first sexual relationship.

I'm 18 years old and I want to what's the right age to start seeing a doctor after you have your first sexual relationship.

Now: This involves anatomy that are usually skipped in routine office visits. Now that they are in service they will need periodic maintenance.You need to discuss your activity with your doc and start having pelvic exams.Males can be carriers of STD's for years without knowing it, and you don't want to risk your own fertility or health to a silent exposure. ...Read more

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Would like to check cholesterol/trigs using a home kit before seeing doc in 6 mos.; on simvastatin 20mg (age 48). Any recommendations?

Would like to check cholesterol/trigs using a home kit before seeing doc in 6 mos.; on simvastatin 20mg (age 48).  Any recommendations?

No harm in it...: The test may not be as accurate as a blood test done at the lab. Also, it only gives you a signle number..Total cholesterol. There are few other components of the cholesterol testing in medical practice..These are quite important in determining the effectiveness of the medication..Some med increase good cholesterol, others lower it..Thus, you need to full profile..In the lab. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a family doctor?

At what usual age does a child stop seeing a pediatrician and start seeing a family doctor?

Depends: Pediatricians usually stop seeing children once they reach the age of 18. However, i know some pediatricians still see some of their patients until 21 years of age. This usually is because of a pediatric illness or disease. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I think I have phimosis. I can't pull my foreskin back when erected and flaccid. Is it normal at this age or should I go see a doctor?

I'm 16 and I think I have phimosis. I can't pull my foreskin back when erected and flaccid. Is it normal at this age or should I go see a doctor?

Yes, you have it...: What you described strongly suggests you have phimosis, which is advised to be circumcised for a better long-term personal care. So, go to see a doctor, preferably a urologist, for confirmation and counseling. How to get all related matters done correctly? Follow instructions described in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket, or even name.

What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket,  or even name.

Here are some ...: More transparency to personal general and health-related profile will lead to higher accuracy in answering the question so to be closer to what you need. General public is not supposed to know your privacy. ...Read more

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Feel fam doc of 6yrs is not diagnosing rite way jus coverin problems & pos. over medicating for my age do I need consent 2 see neuro psych or for pain?

Feel fam doc of 6yrs is not diagnosing rite way jus coverin problems & pos. over medicating for my age do I need consent 2 see neuro psych or for pain?

Referral vs 2nd opin: Depending upon your insurance, you may need to get primary care provider to refer you to a specialist. But consider giving your doc a chance. When making your next appt, ask for 1st in AM or 1st after lunch. Then ask to block out extra time if possible. That way s/he can focus on you. Or your doc might prefer to make you last of AM/PM so no other patients to distract or pull away. Good luck! ...Read more