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Do I Have To See A Specialist To Get An Esophagram Ordered
Not necessarily: If your primary physician suspects a problem with the esophagus, he or she may be inclined to order an "esophagram", which would likely be performed by the radiology department. This test can be ordered by your regular doctor - if there is a specific problem discovered, you may then need to see a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ordered no ,done yes: If you have symptoms that may require egd, best to be seen by gatroenterologist (gi md) first, then get scheduled; want to make sure it is indicated, symptoms are not from other causes, e.g. Cardiac which likely are evaluated first. The GI doc is a physician, not simply a technician. Special training for doing, and interpreting egds. ...Read more
Yes: A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take samples of fluids, biopsies as neccesary, etc. Procedure also to localize lesions, obstructions, nodes among other indications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be performed in the clinic or in an operating room, depending on the physician and the problem being investigated. Most ob/gyn's perform hysteroscopy, and yes you would need to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to detemine that you need this exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Any physician can order this.Get a more detailed answer ›
It'd be a good idea: To speak with an endocrinologist to help you sort out whether or not you need a thyroidectomy. If endocrinologist thinks its reasonable to get surgery, they can refer you to an endocrine or ENT surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate you and also decide if they think surgery is indicated. Choosing surgery is a big choice so getting good opinions is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ordered no, done yes: Need a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, including psychologic, before the procedure is done. Needs to be done by a specialist/bariatric surgeon in a "center of excellence" which does at least 100/yr, with good results and follow up. Can have lots of complications during and afterward; need high quality care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Your regular doctor can order one.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily..: A d-dimer test is usually obtained when a blood clot diagnosis is considered. The test is very non-specific in that many things besides a blood clot can result in a positive test. If the d-dimer is negative, the chances of having clinically significant clot is very small. So, in terms of diagnosis, a negative test is actually more helpful. The test can be ordered by any doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a clinic doctor refer a specialist or does it have to be a family doctor?. Cause i think i need to see a gastroenterologist.
Insurance issues: America is a free country, so any patient can see a gastroenterologist, without having to get permission from another person. The restrictions are insurance issues, meaning lower quality insurance will have more restrictions, and cause more trouble for patients and doctors... But such insurance (hmo's, medicaid, etc.) is cheaper or paid by the taxpayers. Always try for ppo insurance or better. ...Read more
Yes: There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision. Women walk out of the office about 15 to 30 minutes later and resume normal activity once the anesthesia wears off. For a greater peace of mind you get a test 3 months later to confirm that your tubes are closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ENT: I would consult directly with your family physician. He or she may have particular ENT specialists that they work with. Your physician's office may be able to assist with arranging for session with one of those otolaryngologists. ...Read more
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