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Check out: HealthTap concierge program. You can have a video conference visit w/a doc. Availability varies by state and specialty. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes and no: The internet is a fantastic tool but getting medical information is a mixed bag. It is impossible to really know who is posting and what their credentials are. For instance there is a huge difference in credibility in a condition listed by the Mayo clinic and some layperson posting their opinions on a medical forum. patients can be very well informed now and I believe most doctors appreciate that ...Read more
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
That depends on: the context. If we notice red flags within the workplace that suggest that one of our colleagues suffers from a significant impairment - many medical providers would consider it an ethical obligation to address the situation or report it. My response is from the perspective of being a coworker (not being the medical provider to an impaired physician). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are HealthTap doctors able to refill existing prescriptions when in-person primary care doctors are unavailable?
Contact Health Tap: Ask your question or it may be answered in the FAQ section of HealthTap.com. Depends upon the medication! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
In general, are the u.S. Medical doctors standard higher or european doctors such as germans? How about surgeons?
Great doctors : And surgeons exist in many countries, though countries with higher standards of living and education have the best-trained and most advanced medical/surgical technologies and doctors. Surgical tourism is not recommended unless you have the resources and time to say where your surgeon can deal with post-op concerns or complications! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dentists are doctors just like your physicians. The only difference is they focus on different part of your body. Nowdays, most dental school changed the dental degree to dmd which is doctoriae of dental medicine. Their education covers the whole medical field not just teeth. We are treating our patients as a whole not just their teeth. Because oral health can not be isolated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Generally physicians considered experts in their field are paid for lectures, research, etc. This does not necessarily label then as "company people" since their lectures are supposed to be devoid of bias. ...Read more
Possibly: You may want to get tested for gluten sensitivity and leaky gut. I know it sounds like an unlikely casue for ra, which is an autoimmune disease, but there is a growing body of evidence being published suggesting there is a correlation between sensitivity to a protein found in wheat, rye and barley (gluten), intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and autoimmune diseases like ra. ...Read more
Personal choice: People enjoy being on healthtap, whether they be members or doctors, for a variety of reasons. It is a public site, and everyone gets to choose which activities they want to participate in. Some doctors take paid questions while others choose not to... It's the individual's personal choice. ...Read more
Nearly all: There are always exceptions, so the moment i say there are none that don't agree, someone will point out who that exception is. However, vaccination is really not controversial at all within the medical community. There has been so much research, and the proof is so overwhelmingly on the side of vaccinating, that the only controversy is over why so many people put their kids at risk by refusing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Consult your doctor: We are letting you know it's important to share your questions with doctors in real time. Not because we don't know the answer, but mostly to make sure your medical problem is addressed by someone who knows you better than an online doctor, and can examine you and give you potentially better care. You can't always treat patients completely by throwing out advice - you need a real time follow-up ...Read more
Just one charge...: There is one charge if a member chose to pay the 99 cents for each added service, when submitting a regular public question on healthtap. There is not an additional charge if additional doctors write more answers to the same question. Thanks for being on healthtap. ...Read more
Are their physicians specializing in hypertension? I suppose all cardiologists are included here. Anyone else?
Why do doctors differ in their opinion in terms of treatment, dont they follow the same protocol when dealing with patients?
No "laws" !: There are no hard & fast rules for treating any disease. Any treatment depends on the general health of the patient, the form of the disease or symptom itself, the experience of the doctor & luck. If there was only 1 way to treat any problem you could get treated by a robot or through an iphone app or at a coin-operated medical vending machine. Everybody, patient & doc & every disease is different ...Read more