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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Am high risk ob patient, moving, how to find new doctor?

Am high risk ob patient, moving, how to find new doctor?

Medical Society: Either contact the local medical society or call the nearest labor & delivery unit and ask whom you should see. Sometimes your nurses can be your greatest asset, ask them who they'd send their own daughter to. There's also the local phone book but this can be random and it's difficult to get the info you need. Also ask your current doc, they may know someone. Good luck on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on companies like mdvip, personalchoicemd, concierge care? What about physician organizations into large groups?

What are your thoughts on companies like mdvip, personalchoicemd, concierge care?

What about physician organizations into large groups?

Concierge Care: The companies you mentioned work with doctors with the right demographic patients already to convert the practice from high volume and insurance to low volume and a retainer paid for being a member of the practice. These companies charge a hefty fee. The fees to the patients vary widely and so do the things included. For some, you don't pay anything other than the annual fee. See www.aapp.org ...Read more

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I have questions about switching doctors. I need a specialized ADHD doctor who understands me better?

I have questions about switching doctors. I need a specialized ADHD doctor who understands me better?

Specialized ADHD doc: Wld be a psychiatrist. If you're currently seeing a psych MD, but it doesn't seem they are comfortable managing your ADHD, or you don't see improvement, it's important to say 1. I'm not seeing improvement -- so ur doc knows that u aren't finding tx helpful & 2. To ask for a referral, if you want to see another doc. Sometimes a doc that knows you well, can help connect u to a doc who can treat btr ...Read more

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Dr. who can read lab results and Help Me. VA Dr.'s won't help or follow up. Major medical issues, need DR. Who Cares! Please. US Disabled Veteran.

Dr. who can read lab results and Help Me. VA Dr.'s won't help or follow up. Major medical issues, need DR. Who Cares! Please. US Disabled Veteran.

I care.: I would be happy to interpret your lab results for you, but I need to know why you went to see your doctor. Lab results by themselves will not allow me to successfully diagnose you. I need to ask you questions and take a history regarding your chief complaint first. I would also like to know if you have any chronic medical problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

A pharmacist: Is an expert in medication preparation and dispensing while a physicians assistant (PA) is a medical provider. PA's are trained and licensed to evaluate patients. This means taking a history, examining a patient, and diagnosing then treating. In my experience both PA's and pharmacists play important but different roles in healthcare. ...Read more

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What do other doctors think about gp's taking on pediatric patients? Should kids see pediatricians?

What do other doctors think about gp's taking on pediatric patients?  Should kids see pediatricians?

Pediatrics vs. GP: I'm biased being a pediatrician, gps get about a year of peds, pediatricians get three years all peds. If you are going to take your child to your gp (so one doctor sees the whole family which is great) you might just want to make sure that the gp has a pediatrician that he/she trusts to run things by when he/she isn't sure. The most important quality in any doc is knowing what he/she doesn't know. ...Read more

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CDC or WHO or BASHH or US State health department. who knows better? each have their own distinct guidelines. Who knows better? thanks

Best info: The organizations you list all have expertice in many areas. If you want the best information concerning disease in the USA, I would suggest the CDC as a top choice for most disease control and up to date information. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do I file/report a complaint for a us dentist online?

Need doctor advice. Where do I file/report a complaint for a us dentist online?

State dental society: Look up the state dental society (in your case mass) to determine the proper procedure to file a complaint. But before that, why don't you try to work things out with the dentist? In many cases, miscommunication leads to unhappy patients. All the best... ...Read more

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Does anyone know where to find out about mfm doctors and radiologist credentials for fetal echo?

Does anyone know where to find out about mfm doctors and radiologist credentials for fetal echo?

SMFM, ASE.: Check out physicians' membership status at the society for maternal-fetal medicine (smfm - www.Smfm.Org) and/or the american society of echocardiography (ase). ...Read more

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How reliable are online patient reviews of doctors?

Unreliable: As a general rule, unreliable, and some information is woefully outdated. Some very good doctors that i know personally have bad reviews or no reviews at all. These sites are not reviewed for accuracy or completeness. ...Read more

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Does emergency rooms give out doctor notes?

Thanks for asking!: Most ers and urgent cares will give out same day doctors notes. They typically will not back date them. ...Read more

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Should doctors email patients?

Should doctors email patients?

Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you! ...Read more

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Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Residents: Surely all medical residents have direct interaction with attendings and consultants. If that is not the case you MUST report this to the doctor(s) in charge of education for medical residents. What you report is simply unacceptable. Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging.. ...Read more

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Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

PCP first: See a primary care doctor first. He or she can guide you as to which tests, if any, are most appropriate......And which specialist he or she would recommend. ...Read more

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What brand vitamins would you recommend for someone who wants to start imroving their health?

What brand vitamins would you recommend for someone who wants to start imroving their health?

Brand not important: I agree with dr. Ruiz-healy, except that it's very difficult to get sufficient vitamin d from the foods we eat. You should take a daily vitamin d supplement. It doesn't matter much which brand, but vitamin d always must be taken with a little bit of fat or it won't be absorbed. ...Read more

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