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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
I need a doctor who accepts anthen blue cross insurance (medi-cal) in elk grove or south sacramento area, california.
Type of doctor need?: Are you looking for a primary care doctor (e.g. an internist, family practice doctor, or OB/GYN) or a specific type of specialist (e.g. cardiologist, endocrinologist, etc.)?? Most insurance provide patients with a list of doctors available within their network. Consider contacting insurance company for list. Medicaid (or Medi-Cal) are difficult to find. Best of luck. ...Read more
I'm looking for a great concierge doctor or comprehensive primary care doctor in lone tree colorado (or south denver area). Recommendations?
Search online for...: Search online for concierge doctors or concierge physician companies, and see if any are local. There are companies that have sprung up and coordinate groups of concierge doctors. One can contact these companies to see if they have a doctor locally. Healthtap doesn't have a category called "concierge", but one can check on individual doctors here, if one already knows he or she is a concierge. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
As a young professional w/ a mobile lifestyle, how would you recommend I locate and vet a caring primary care physician? (HMO, Blue Shield CA)
In my opinion (only): your BEST BETS are your FRIENDS/RELATIVES/WORK PLACE ! Ask them if they have a physician they trust...find out (in advance) the list of Participating Physicians in your HMO, and finally KEEP GOING! You may not find one the first time! (Don't worry you will hurt some Doc's feelings if you can't get along after the first visit or two!) Hope this helps! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more
I'm looking for a medical opinion on Hair Skin and Nails sold through ItWorks.
preferably a dermatologist' opinion?
OK: In reviewing the ingredients, it looks like it should be helpful to hair health, helping hair growth, thickening and texture over the long term. There is good science behind many of the ingredients, medical and herbal, but not a significant set of studies for the actual product. Downside risk is very small from use. ...Read more
I am looking for an excellent adult endocrinologist to help my father manage his hypoparathyroidism in the phoenix/ sun city area.Any recommendations?
Messaging: Dr. Lowe: i trained in arizona and still have many colleagues who practice in the phoenix area. I will private-message you soon. ...Read more
I lives in new delhi, india. please suggest me treatment/cream for jock itch near my private area. indian remedy/doctor preferred. thanks. Daman ?
Just in the U.S.: Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Licensed doctors, so most of the information here is about diseases and medications found in the U.S. However, many human questions and conditions are universal across the globe. Feel free to ask your questions, but foreign medication names probably won't be recognized. ...Read more
If I wanted to get HER-2 treatment (Herceptin) for stage-1 breast cancer in the SF Bay Area WITHOUT insurance, where would be reasonably priced places to go? (for my mother in law who lives in china)
Healthtap doctors : are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Friend on antibiotic given by dr for a wound on toe.Has diabetes.But wound area looks black & skin rough.What to do now.Help.
Fruit peel: One of my favorites is to exfoliate with a fruit mask. To make a fruit mask, mix a small amount of apples, oranges, strawberries, and grapes in a blender or food processor--about 1/2 cup of each. Clean your face and apply a thin coat of honey and the fruit mixture. Allow the mixture to set for 12 to 15 minutes and rinse. This natural mask is good for all skin types and will leave your skin glowing. ...Read more
Advice for moderate/severe skin irritation? Head, armpits, genitalia, extremities. No link b/t shower/body prod. Or laundry soap, etc. Started postpar
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This can be many different things. ...Read more
Retin-A 0.1% on face and Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum(has retinol) under eyes. Take shower eyes look like prunes. What's wrong?
What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!
Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm in Ontario Canada & want to know protocol w/ medical file when Doc retires. Shouldn't they transfer file to new doc? Mine is charging for copies.
Charges: In NOrth America it is the norm to pay if you want copies of your medical records. There is a cost factor associated with this. ...Read more
Ihave serious jock itch with discoloration.I live in nepal a third world country.I am considering garlic treatment but my skin is sensitive.llease hel?
See DR: If a DR's visit is impossible, then perhaps you could go to the pharmacy and get advice about what medications are available to you in your location. I am not familiar with garlic treatment for your condition. Rather get help from one of the above. ...Read more
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