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Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Yes: Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines. ...Read more

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What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone or if you also need medication. She should be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, if needed. Good luck-this is a very treatable problem! ...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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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more

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I want to talk to a doctor online. What are the benefits of a service like HealthTap?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www.healthtap.com. ...Read more

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Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, but it cd help: No, there is no mandate that you HAVE to use a webcam to talk to a doctor on HealthTap Prime. However, it could help in some situations (like if you have a rash, you could show the doctor by camera). The webcam can also make the interaction more friendly. I'm not sure, but I don't believe the app u download requires it. However, we are here to help & we'll help however we can. U can contact suppor ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribes prednisone?

Why would a doctor prescribes prednisone?

Prednisone: Prednisone is used for many medical conditions. As a corticosteroid, it is mostly used for it's anti inflamatory effect as is the case with poison ivy, asthma, severe allergic reactions, etc. ...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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What foods are rich in vitamin c?

What foods are rich in vitamin c?

Vit c: Fresh fruits and vegetables most of them contain vit c! esp tomatoes, oranges, tangerine, lemon, lime, strawberry, blueberry, potatoes, mangoes, kiwi, passion fruit, pears, carrot, pineapple etc. ...Read more

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Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt listening to you about your health?

Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt  listening to you about your health?

Yes and no: You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views. Alternative healthcare practitioners also have a role in healthcare but the ideal case involves the teamwork and expertise of both. ...Read more

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Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight loss: Cardio. However rapid weight loss is usually not desirable. Better to have a healthy life style and loss excess weight more slowly and then keep it off. ...Read more

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Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

ADHD: Typically either a neurologist or a psychiatrist, especially those who document that they specialize and are familiar with adhd diagnoses. For pediatric patients, school system can sometimes assist with finding appropriate practitioner. There are formal tests that can be done to assess for this. ...Read more

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Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Yes and no: A doctor can prescribe almost any approved medication, but a doctor wants to be sure he himself or another doctor nearby can take care of any follow-up needs or complications that might occur after a patient uses a medication. Also, doctors can choose which conditions they want to take care of, so many primary care doctors refer pregnancy-related issues to the nearby ob-gyn doctors. ...Read more

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What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

Think "active": There are many ways to improve exercise and activity in during work. Some include: taking stairs, parking farther away, walking to your favorite lunch spot, walking to a co-worker instead of using the intercom, hand weights at your desk, stretching exercises when at your desk, or walking for exercise around your work during breaks or lunch. Just keep active! ...Read more

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How do you meditate? I'm interested in learning how to meditate. How can I get started?

How do you meditate? I'm interested in learning how to meditate. How can I get started?

Sit quietly: Start by sitting quietly, many find its easier with soft music playing. Close your eyes, observe your thoughts. You can imagine that all your thoughts are like clouds in the sky, just let them go by and don't hang on to any of them. Spend 7-30 minutes a day doing this. It will begin to quiet your mind. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or simple exercises i can use to counter the tiring effects of sitting at a computer all day?

Are there any foods or simple exercises i can use to counter the tiring effects of sitting at a computer all day?

Try these: Shake your feet or legs every few minutes to maintain good circulation, do slow deep breathing every now and then, look at lovely scenery /pictures of your family in front of you to stimulate your senses and minimize boredom, listen to soft background music of your choice, do some neck exercises- side to side, up and down and rotation motions, think of jokes, get up and talk with someone etc. ...Read more

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Can a Healthtap doctor prescribe an ssri?

Yes: Yes. A doctor in your state can absolutely prescribe an SSRI for you. ...Read more

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Should I stop seeing an eye doctor & start seeing a diabetologist?

Should I stop seeing an eye doctor & start seeing a diabetologist?

Diabetes: Management of your blood sugar and monitoring of the health of your kidneys, heart, nervous system, can be done with your diabetologist. Your eye doctor will help monitor the health of your eyes. You need both. ...Read more

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Should I see a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor for spondylolisthesis?

Should I see a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor for spondylolisthesis?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons can provide the full range of services for spondylilthesis. They may prescribe activity modification bracing or rehabilitation. Surgery is reserved for severe cases or cases which are refractory to non surgical care. ...Read more

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I need to communicate with a psychotherapist please

I need to communicate with a psychotherapist please

Psychologist locator: To find a psychologist in your area go to http://locator.Apa.Org. ...Read more

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I have chronic angina, please consult your doctor treatments?

I have chronic angina, please consult your doctor treatments?

Angina: Angina pectoris is quite uncommon in young people. What is your question? ...Read more

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Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Depends: That often depends on one's health insurance plan - however, you may want to start with your pcp anyway. They can evaluate your symptoms and get you started on treatment in the meantime. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want emergency psychiatrist doctor help to best psychiatrist in delhi?

What do you advise if i want emergency psychiatrist doctor help to best psychiatrist in delhi?

Emergency Psychiatry: If you are in an emergency, you may call your own doctor, or attend the closest ER. Most hospitals will consult with a Board Certified Psychiatrist on staff. Whether in Delhi there is or not emergency psychiatry I really don't know, but I am pretty sure they will give you a good advise. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What physical symtom complaints would alert a physician to advise that a male adult patient should have a direct referral to see an oncologist?

What physical symtom complaints would alert a physician to advise that a male adult patient should have a direct referral to see an oncologist?

Unexplained wt loss: In an older patient if you have a large weight loss you worry that the patient has cachexia and possible cancer. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor about anxiety?

Should I see a doctor about anxiety?

See below: Talk to you physician to see if there's a physical basis for anxiety. Practice relaxation, meditation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). Set up a routine, to make your environment more predictable ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for trichotillomania?

Should i see a doctor for trichotillomania?

Of course: This is a nervous tic in some and a psychological problem in others which causes picking at the hair sometimes on the face around the eyes but sometimes on the scalp. It is disfiguring and represents a deeper seated problem which most likely will be handled by psychiatric consultation. ...Read more

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Flu every 2 weeks latter . Tired of taking medicine and consulting doctors ..They say it's normal but i know it's not. Every 2 weeks?Why :'(

Flu every 2 weeks latter . Tired of taking medicine and consulting doctors ..They say it's normal but i know it's not. Every 2 weeks?Why :'(

You may have chronic: Fatigue syndrome from being exposed to a viral infection.Get checked also for thyroid disorder, anxiety, depression etc. Eating more fruits, veggies, getting enough rest and sleep, drinking lots of water may help relieve your condition. ...Read more

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I have a small lipoma on my leg (see image). I have remove by consulting doctors. But, these i find out another lipoma on my hip. Why they are formed?

I have a small lipoma on my leg (see image). I have remove by consulting doctors. But, these i find out another lipoma on my hip. Why they are formed?

We don't know: We don't know what causes lipomas which are the most common benign soft-tissue tumors. Having more than one in a different part of the body, as in your case, is quite common. If they continue to form, all do not need to be removed if they are asymptotic and not growing. ...Read more

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I am healthy no problem but I wanted to take neurobion injection weekly 3 ml with out consulting doctor. For future not to deficiency of b12. Is it safe can i take?

I am healthy no problem but I wanted to take neurobion injection weekly 3 ml with out consulting doctor. For future not to deficiency of b12. Is it safe can i take?

Would not advise: Most health experts would give their blessing to taking a multivitamin pill, but taking higher doses, and by injection, when there is no deficiency is not a good idea. There is the small risk associated with repeated injections as well as the chance of vitamin B12 toxicity. Symptoms include skin rashes, nausea, diarrhea and perhaps blood vessel narrowing. ...Read more

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Difficult breathing.. Can I take ventolin tablet without consulting doctor. Will it effect my heart ?

Difficult breathing.. Can I take ventolin tablet without consulting doctor. Will it effect my heart
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Mgt: If you are having any difficulty breathing, it is important to be seen. The preferred route for Albuterol is inhaled and with the use of a spacer device. ...Read more

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Hello doc, My mother who is 38 years old has been diagnosed with schizophrenia since 12 years and has been on medication too . And she has been consulting doctors half her life and i don't see any positive result . She is very violent and delusional, she

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My mother who is 38 years old has been diagnosed with schizophrenia since 12 years and has been on medication too . And she has been consulting doctors half her life and i don't see any positive result . She is very violent and delusional, she

Clozapine: People that develop schizophrenia at an early age are often more difficult to treat. Clozapine remains the single most effective antipsychotic. In addition to clozapine, she needs to be engaged in weekly talk therapy with a clinician experienced in working with people with psychosis. ...Read more

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M south indian.Hot salt water gargling for sore throat and buying a cough syrup for coughing without consulting doctor, anything wrong in doing that?

M south indian.Hot salt water gargling for sore throat and buying a cough syrup for coughing without consulting doctor, anything wrong in doing that?

No: No problem with that. What you want to avoid is taking antibiotics without seeing a doctor. Unfortunately, antibiotics are widely available in india without a prescription, and are often given to patients by pharmacists. Make sure your cough medicine does not contain an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is juicing for 60 days without consulting your doctor safe?

Is juicing for 60 days without consulting your doctor safe?

Diet: I am a firm believer in moderation. Too much of anything is not good for you. A good healthy diet and exercise is the best unless you have some specific diet requirement. ...Read more

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Can anybody buy medicines from medical shop without consulting the doctors? Is this legal who are selling medicines without confirmation of the dr.

Can anybody buy medicines from medical shop without consulting the doctors?
Is this legal who are selling  medicines without confirmation of the dr.

Different drug types: Prescription-only drugs require a prescription. Over-the-counter drugs don't require a prescription. Some drugs have an age limit or a quantity limit, for the buyer. ...Read more

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I have anxity can I use gaba... Without consulting a doctor?

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I have anxity can I use gaba... Without consulting a doctor?

Consult: Best to consult first, to determine if it is anxiety disorder, effect of medications, what type of anxiety, and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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