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At what point does it become too late to find a new doctor?

At what point does it become too late to find a new doctor?

<=28 weeks: Usually you should have selected an obstetrician and received prenatal care since early to mid first trimester. With individual exception, you usually will not be accepted by a new practice entering your third trimester (about 28 weeks). This is because the accepting doctor has additional risk in caring for you and it is often too late to correct problems he/she may have addressed earlier. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen and diverticulosis. Any link? Both dx'd late teens, worstened over 20 yrs. Past tests neg. (mono, Crohn's). Will be seeing new doc

Enlarged spleen and diverticulosis. Any link? Both dx'd late teens, worstened over 20 yrs.  Past tests neg. (mono, Crohn's). Will be seeing new doc

No really.: There are many reasons for Enlarged spleen from Infectious etiology to Neoplastic. As you have been under care of doctor, these must have been screened and monitored. Diverticulosis of Intestine is benign condition. Good luck with the new doctor. ...Read more

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When is it time to find a new doctor? Are you judged by the new one, as being troublesome?

Shouldn't be judged: Generally it's no problem to look for a new dr. If you are feeling like it's not a good fit w your current dr. Sometimes it can help to talk w yr current dr about any perceived problem or mismatch between what u feel like u need & what u are getting. Only thing that might get u a rep as a "problem pt" is drug seeking or trying to order yr dr to give certain treatment instead of taking their advice. ...Read more

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If my doctor just keeps prescribing me pills for ally ailments without much question is it a good idea to find a new doctor?

If my doctor just keeps prescribing me pills for ally ailments without much question is it a good idea to find a new doctor?

Second opinion: If you are concerned about your doctor and don't have trust in him/her, then i would suggest getting a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i find a new doctor, due to horrible frequent headaches, how likely are they to refer me to a neurologist on first visit?

If i find a new doctor, due to horrible frequent headaches, how likely are they to refer me to a neurologist on first visit?

Headaches: Neurologists are experts in the treatment of headaches and specialize in this area. The likelihood of referral depends on the description, location, severity and frequency of the headaches. Also, the prior medicines taken and the effectiveness of those medications. ...Read more

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I moved awy from my prior MD who I saw 4years. Now I can't find a new doctor 2writemymeds4,PTSD,ANXITY,ADHD,Sciatica,norco, ADDERALL&xanex plz help me?

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I moved awy from my prior MD who I saw 4years. Now I can't find a new doctor 2writemymeds4,PTSD,ANXITY,ADHD,Sciatica,norco, ADDERALL&xanex plz help me?

Finding a new doctor: Disclaimer: I am a Family Physician & Geriatrician so I am biased towards primary care. 1st check w/your insurance to find primary care physicians (Family Docs & General Internists) close to you who take your insurance. We're trained to care for most of your illness & prevent them too. We can refer you as needed to specialists who take your insurance. If no insurance, check http://goo.gl/P1W4NM ...Read more

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Friends say late puberty so should I go to the doctors?

Friends say late puberty so should I go to the doctors?

HOW OLD?: You do not mention your age or what you mean by late puberty. Ask your parents at what age they hit puberty, when they had a growth spurt and when the stopped growing. Boys usually start puberty by age 12 -13 . Girls by age 10-11. With normal variables in either end. ...Read more

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How can I get a temporary family doc and meds till I find one in a new town?

How can I get a temporary family doc and meds till I find one in a new town?

Tap Into Health Care: Well, let's think about this. Hmmmm. You want to find someone you can trust and get hold of as needed. Would be pretty cool if you could start a dialogue from home. Not too expensive. Chance to ask questions. No traffic jams or stuffy waiting room. Well, let's see. Aha!! I suggest you try a HealthTap doctor! Just get in touch with them on the website and get the ball rolling. You won't regret it ...Read more

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