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Can My Regular Doctor Do The Greenlight Pvptm In His Clinic
No: Greenlight photovaporization of the prostate is a surgical procedure performed on men with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms due to enlarged prostate. It is performed in an operating room (procedure center, hospital, ambulatory surgery center) with anesthesia (general/spinal). There are procedures that can be performed in the office for bph, but greenlight is not one of them. ...Read more
Greenlight pvptm (photoselective vaporization of the prostate) is a breakthrough laser procedure for the treatment of enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph). Pvp is a safe, effective and minimally invasive, outpatient treatment. During greenlight pvptm, a thin fiber is inserted into the ...Read more
Depends: Many doctors have the training necessary to do this, but a lot of physicians don't have the equipment because there isn't enough need for it in their practice. I work with a lot of pediatricians, who send kids off for audiology tests often. However, they don't get enough need in their office to justify the expense of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Best to call your doctor and ask. ...Read more
Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing. ...Read more
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Maybe...: Fecal fat testing can be performed qualitatively (to see if fat droplets are present) or quantitatively (to measure how much fat is lost in stool). The former is a simple slide test using a sudan stain on a random stool sample, whereas the latter needs a timed collection of stool for measurement. Both studies are somewhat specific, & outside the usual in-office tests primary care docs might run. ...Read more
Can vs. should: Any md can purchase a laser and use it in a clinic...However, good results with lasers and chemical peels depend on appropriate training and experience. I would check the credentials of any doctor before you consider laser treatments or any cosmetic procedures. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do we need to go to urgent care? My husband's right cheek and neck are swollen and he has a rash on the top of his head (recently using bosley hair cream). Do we need to go to urgent care for the swelling or can we wait until his doctor's appointment mond
No: Thyroid tests are blood draw. It takes time to come back. Your primary care doc might have a person drawing blood in the office but the blood have to be sent to a lab to get the result. There are some docs with their own labs but that's not the norm. ...Read more
Where do I go if my child has no health insurance, and his doctor wishes payment at the time of visit but I have none?
Several choices: Any emergency room is mandated to see your child whether or not you can pay at the time. There are agencies in most cities with social workers who can advise you on mechanisms for having the child seen. Perhaps if you discuss this with the doctor you can arrange other circumstances than cash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeing a pain management doctor for the first time. Asked to bring in all current Meds. Does he or she count the pills I have left in my bottles?
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My husband has a lot of blood in his urine, some pain in testicles.He has some antibiotics, should he take them until he sees dr he is 30 in good shape, working out of town until friday night so can't get to the doctor. Never had blood in urine before. N
Will not: Hurt to take the antibiotic that is with him bur needs evaluation. If there is a walk-in clinic where he is and he is in pain he can go there for possible diagnosis and pain meds. Tell him not to take narcotic pain meds.and drive. Best wishes for your husband. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was in pain and called my long-time doctor's office for help. He was nice and seemed to care then slapped me with charge for the call. Betrayed?
Telephone consult: I don't charge for telephone calls with patients. That being said if your doctor charged you for his time on the phone then i would hope that this was disclosed to you either when you first became a patient or when he spoke with you. Doctors are paid for their time and expertise so it is not unheard of to charge. ...Read more
My 14yo son broke his collarbone, the ER sent him home in a sling, i got him a figure 8, can he use both at the same time & can he sleep with it on?
How can your doctor denie you severely needed pain medication? My wife n i spent 110, 000 dollars on her back surgery last year only to be basically thrown out of the doctors office for haveing a clean urine sample, is this for real, she told the nurse th
I : I am so sorry to hear about your wife's difficult situation. My advice is to seek the care of a pain management specialist. This is a doctor that is trained to treat pain using the least amount yet most effective pain medications and/or procedures. Often times doctors are in a rush and don't have adequate time to deal with the complexities of pain management therefore she will be much better under the care of a pain management specialist. I hope your wife finds help soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had great pain in his upper lip, it swelled so we went to the doctor who couldn't see the cause but the doctor prescribed amoxicillin for 7?
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