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Dr David Churchill
I was wondering if anyone could look at my chart and do the same thing as dr david lipkin did for me so I can have a couple doctors statements?
Sure: Set up a virtual consult via HealthTap Prime for the physician on-call or request a specific physician via HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more
Tyvm dr. Jacobson for recommending david sheehan's anxiety disease. Comforting to know I'm not alone in my suffering. Your help much appreciated?
And thank you so: Much for your appreciation. You are quite welcome. Best wishes. ...Read more
Health and wellness: what are some legitimate criticisms to david agus' book "the end of illness? "
Probably none: Basically it is a book about diet that is appalling in the U.S. I agree that it is the major cause of disease. If you put the wrong fuel into your car, you know what would happen. First it might run poorly and eventually it might ruin the engine. Our bodies and particularly brains run efficiently when we give it the right food. ...Read more
Still Controversial: John, I'm still not completely through the book, but the premise is one that I am beginning to agree with--namely that carbohydrates are the "root of all evil." Keep in mind that this assertion is still very controversial, and you will find some doctors who agree with it and some who do not--which is true of almost any new idea amongst doctors. Take care and stay well! ...Read more
Sunflower seeds: Please refer to my answer above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi I'm david 19 yrs old. I'm very weak and due to maturbation and sex lost almost all of my power but still can't avoid this. Need help to be healthy?
Sexual activity: You might have other internal conflicts and sufferences and you are manifesting them through this behaviour. I recommend you see a psychiatrist who may recommend behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Please clarify: This is the portion of Healthtap that is used to provide basic medical information. I am not sure what you desire but this portion of Healthtap is not for individual patient care. Take care. ...Read more
Hi dr david tfcc injuried why is the ulnar popped out it looks swelling abit bigger then the healthy wrist? What cause the swelling ulnar? Thanks
Dr. David trettin, thank you for your reply. I do have tendinosis (not tendinitis). Can you describe the exercises by the doctor you recommended?
Warning!! :PODIATRIST Dr. David Tobin responded to my question about Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome saying it didn't exist? Google and my DR disagree.
How safe is a tonsilectomy? I am having mine done at the mayo clinic by dr david lott in arizona.. People keep telling me how horrible it is. I am having it done for sleep apnea ans huge tonsils.. ..
Typically very safe: A tonsillectomy is typically a very safe procedure and has been performed on millions of people for many years. No procedure is completely safe, however, so your surgeon will go over all of the potential risks with you before the surgery. As with all procedures, you have to do a risk/benefit analysis. Since you have sleep apnea from large tonsils, it sounds like there could be benefit to you. ...Read more
Finding a doc here: To find a specific doctor here, you can look at his profile page. He may have a Concierge Practice as well, but you will be charged to message him through that system. His profile might give his location and a even an office phone number or a link to his practice. Doctors participate in this forum, whenever they have time, and for some, that is not very often. Hope you reach him! ...Read more
Hey David. This is josh that AT&T rep. And was wondering about how get testing for std and how much would that be?
STD testing: Testing for STD's is likely available for free at your county health department. ...Read more
Hi David, I'm having shoulder trouble, I fell off my bike and landed heavily on my elbow, I have pain in the shoulder. It's a bearable pain during everyday movement but and big movement backwards and across my body is incredibly painful, can you help?
Possibly serious: The duration of these symptoms are important. If only a few days, give it time (10-14 days) to heal with REST and protection. If it has already been more than a few weeks, you should see a doctor--suggests serious shoulder joint or rotator cuff injury. ...Read more
Hello doctor.... Iam David 25years old my left eyesight is 0.75 right eye is 0.50.... Is that normal. In future is eyesight increase or decrease?
Well. The normal: Eyesight is 20/20. Now depending on your lifestyle and genetics you may eventually need to wear corrective lenses that is if you are not already wearing them. Some eyesights remain stable with corrective lenses, some improve and in other cases your correction may increase as you grow older. ...Read more
Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?
Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more
Neurologist david perlmutter in his new book "grain brain" says to eliminate whole grains and fruit from my diet to avoid alzheimer's. Should i?
Grain Brain: Grain brain contains some life changing ideas. Whether you adopt all the suggestions depends on your clinical status. Staying off wheat is probably a good idea for most of us -- other grains like amaranth, quinoa, etc are better. If you're Insulin resistant at all, you might need to be careful of very sweet fruits that increase your blood sugar. Berries, apples, etc are less a problem. ...Read more
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more
Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Sure: I hope your intentions are good asking for a hug. I love to hug my patients and usually I am the one who initiates it and so far have not had a problem with any of patients. I don't just hug them out of the blue but I spent quality time with them to make them ready for that. You should probably do that with your doc as well, rather than asking him to hug you w/out any warning. ...Read more