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No one answers questions here?

No one answers questions here?

The lights are on...: The lights are on, and many volunteer doctors are answering members' questions throughout the country. Just send in your question from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have a common question, there may already be an answer because very likely, another member has recently asked it. Be sure your question is written in good english, without many abbreviations, and please spell drug names. ...Read more

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Why doctors have different opinions and answers?

Why doctors have different opinions and answers?

They are people: Because no two doctors are alike, they may have different opinions on things, any type of things. Likewise, that would be true of all humans... we each have our individual thoughts and ideas. ...Read more

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Can residents and fellows join HealthTap to answer patient questions? Do their answers on HealthTap need to be reviewed and confirmed by an Attending?

Good question : people at Healthtap are really superb. Please call them and they can answer this and any question you may have. They are really there to help you and patients ...Read more

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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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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read more

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When we patients submit questions here what exactly the doctors on healthtap see from information beside the question?What info in my profile do u see

Limited Info: The clinician see a small profile pic, a screen name, a gender symbol, an age and text questions or comments. Below the comment section are tag words and that's about it. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what foods are cancer fighting/prevention?

Need docs answers! what foods are cancer fighting/prevention?

Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt. 4: TEA & COFFEE: Ingredients in tea & coffee may protect against a variety of cancers. The antioxidants in coffee seem to be especially effective against endometrial CA. And green tea seems protective against prostate cancer. But make sure to let it cool a bit before drinking since very hot beverages may increase the risk of esophageal cancer. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read more

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How do we breathe? (this is for an assessment question, detailed answers please!)

How do we breathe? (this is for an assessment question, detailed answers please!)

Search Internet: Rather than re-invent the wheel, especially because I have no idea how much detail you want/need, i suggest you search the internet where i found the following answers: http://www.Webmd.Com/lung/how-we-breathe, http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/hlw/whathappens.Html, http://www.Lung.Ca/children/grades4_6/respiratory/how_we_breathe.Html, and http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/breathing. ...Read more

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Are questions asked here private?

Are questions asked here private?

Anonymous but public: Questions asked through the main search bar on healthtap are open for all to see, but the person asking the question remains anonymous, even to the doctors who answer the question. On each doctor's profile, there is a "message" button, where you can ask a question privately to a specific physician - the question also can be a bit longer, and can include an image. Private msgs have a small fee. ...Read more

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Been dealing with peripheral neuropathy for mths.. Visited several md's who give conflicting advice. See expert in am. Best questions to ask?

Been dealing with peripheral neuropathy for mths..  Visited several md's who give conflicting advice.  See expert in am.  Best questions to ask?

Qs to ask your doc: Best questions to ask at your appt: 1. What is the cause of my neuropathy? 2. Is it reversible? 3. Is it treatable? 4. Will this treatment actually heal the nerves or just alleviate my symptoms? 5. Will this get worse, and how fast? 6. Will this just cause pain, or will it limit my ability to walk, balance? 7. Am i at risk for amputation? 8. How do I take care of my feet? ...Read more

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What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

Get to help people!: The main reason students go on to medical school to become doctors is to help people (lots of people) and make the world a better place. On healthtap, we enjoy helping "strangers in need", people with questions, from all over the country. Healthtap gives each doctor a web page where people can go to get information about the doctor's office practice. Our patients can learn a lot on healthtap, too. ...Read more

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Hi,healthtap doctors answered my question here that 0.9-1.0=1.0 is HIV negetive, here the test was issued to me as positive,i'm confused please?

Hi,healthtap doctors answered my question here that 0.9-1.0=1.0 is HIV negetive, here the test was issued to me as positive,i'm confused please?

HIV Testing: HIV testing can be done several ways. Generally, the physician that orders the test provides counseling on the results. There are two kinds of tests. One looks for antibodies to the virus. As it takes time to produce antibodies to HIV after exposure, this type of test can sometimes be negative even when infection is present. The second kind of test looks for the virus itself and is more precise. ...Read more