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Unlikely: The prescription, written with 6 refills, is kept on file in the pharmacy and can be refilled within the time limits of the state pharmacy law. If you doctor had a reason to cancel the refills, then he probably could call the pharmacist and do so. But this would be very unusual, especially for an item that has 6 refills to begin with. ...Read more
Many places: If you have a contact lens prescription, you are not obligated to buy them from the prescribing doctor (in fact, they are obligated by law to give you your prescription for contacts). You can order them from the prescribing doctor's office usually, you can get them from retail optical shops and sometimes drug stores, or you can buy them online. ...Read more
Reputation: I usually ask multiple colleagues in different specialties and also check their training and background. Finally i speak to them on a personal basis and try to get a feeling about them. If there are no "red flags, " then i can feel fairly comfortable that i made the right choice. ...Read more
Need Psych Dr and prescriptions via online or phone appts. Do you offer this service for clients who are unable to have PCP. I travel w husband's job.
Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap Concierge doctors can see and treat their patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Concierge consultation. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. Each situation is somewhat unique. Fees are probably the same, regardless of whether or not medications are prescribed. ...Read more
Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?
Follow up care : Make sure you have them provide you or send to your family physician or pcp the progress notes so that they know and can update your records. ...Read more
Depends on preferenc: Most of the major manufacturers of Insulin pumps make reliable pumps with good customer support. The major difference is whether you want a pump that has a tube leading to a small disposable needle/tube that sits on the skin (minimed, animas, accuchek combo), or a disposable "pod" pump that has no tubing, but instead adheres to the skin and inserts a needle automatically (omnipod). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Health. Can anyone Reccomend a low budget healthy meal, or even better, a shopping list or website with a weeks shopping ? Very hard to eat cheaper
Many choices: Good question! I advise brown rice or whole wheat tortillas with black beans &/or eggs with lettuce/onions/tomatoes & carrots & ideally avocado- a good mix of healthy proteins, fiber & phytonutrients. For other ideas see http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/12/27/cheap-and-healthy-food/ If you search "healthy meals budget" you will find many websites on this topic. Choose organic if possible. ...Read more
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! good luck! ...Read more
Protect you both: To see if you are in overall good health. By your consent and as a condition of treating you, to see if you may be using other Rx's. To see if your liver and kidneys can handle the medications safetly. ...Read more
Can a doctor on here assist someone with disability papers for the government? I'm having a hard time, no family practitioner. I only see NP
NO: You will need to be seen in person by a DR ...Read more
Doctor legal questions: voice record, video tape doctor visits and what they do. If doctors refuse, i can't trust them, what? If I am not comfortable to see doctors, or go to any clinic and hospital unless I am recording the conversation and video taping
Hello. : Hello. Since you are inquiring about legal rights, this question might be best addressed to the legal site on avvo. This would give lawyers throughout the country the opportunity to respond to your question. ...Read more
Depends: If you tell you doctor you're depressed, s/he won't notify social services. If your depression is so severe that you want to hurt yourself or someone else, then the doctor might notify authorities and you will be taken to the er for a complete psych. Eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distinct cash loss: For this doc. Done as a public service and have to deal with the dea office visits on top of it. No fun having three dea attorneys question you and treat you like a criminal for 2 hours. I can't speak for the pharmacies. Addicts are the least reliable when it comes to paying their bills, especially if they relapse. And no, there are no kick-backs as they are illegal in the us at least. ...Read more
Misdiagnosis: That is a hard one. If it were me i would like to be notified so i can learn and hopefully not make the same misdiagnosis in the future. We often never hear when we make an incorrect diagnosis, medicine is not an exact science so we are constantly learning and trying to improve the treatment of our patients ...Read more
Physical Exam: A doctor will examine your entire arm, and possibly your neck to determine the source of your pain. Inspecting the elbow, palpating the various areas of the elbow to see if pain occurs, checking motion and strength will help determine the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCP, what would you do?Your pt.has a gyn problem.You offer to examine & treat it but she insists on a referral to a gyn covered by her HMO.
First do no harm.: The patient is in charge of their decisions at all times assuming they are not a minor and that they are competent for medical decision making. It is not your obligation to talk the patient out of specialty referral. Many patients make poor decisions about their health and as a doctor we can only serve as a guide. If they choose to reject your offer to evaluate and treat, that is their right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer