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Can a family doctor prescribe birth control or should I see a gyno?

Can a family doctor prescribe birth control or should I see a gyno?

Both: Family practitioners and gynecologists are capable of prescribing birth control. Most importantly, they are both able to provide reproductive health care, including pap smears, breast exams, and std screening, . ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What is the best way to find a primary physician. Im a 34yr old male, haven't had a regular check up.?

What is the best way to find a primary physician. Im a 34yr old male, haven't had a regular check up.?

Primary care doctor: If you have insurance, first look at their directory of physicians that are part of the plan. You can then choose from the selection. To take it a step further, find our from friends and family who they use and like, see if their doctor is part of your insurance plan then make an appointment. As a 34y/o healthy male, you should keep up to date with your preventive tests at least every 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Should i go to a gynecologist or a family physician for my annual exam?

Should i go to a gynecologist or a family physician for my annual exam?

FP: I like fp better because there are multiple other things that are addressed during such (vaccination, cancer screenings), while gyn providers tend to concentrate on gyn related issues only. ...Read more

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Where to find out if a doctor is testing a new cancer drug?

Where to find out if a doctor is testing a new cancer drug?

Clinicaltrials.gov: Clinicaltrials.Gov is a comprehensive database of clinical trials in the United States and around the world. You may also find www.Researchmatch.Org useful, as it is geared specifically to patients. (note: researchmatch is an nih-funded project i learned about at vumc through the work of paul harris - I have no conflict of interest). ...Read more

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Would i see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

Would i see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

A Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist, especially a board certified child psychiatrist would seem best to be able to make the diagnosis of asperger syndrome. All child psychiatrists, like myself, are also general?Adult psychiatrist. We have special expertise being able to diagnose conditions usually beginning in childhood, as is the case here. A good book is asperger syndrome byu tony attwood. ...Read more

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Why would doctor check your vagina for a sports physical?

Why would doctor check your vagina for a sports physical?

Pelvic exam: In a female, physical exam includes a pelvic exam and a pap smear.After all by ignoring this area one could miss serious conditions of the pelvis which could jeopardize your health and make you incapable of performing your best at sports! ...Read more

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Who would be better to see about a mole thats worrying me? My regular doctor or a dermatologist?

Who would be better to see about a mole thats worrying me? My regular doctor or a dermatologist?

Concerning mole: Although many doctors do feel comfortable assessing and treating concerning skin lesions - the dermatologist has specific and intensive training in the matter. Your dermatologist would also be in a position to biopsy or treat a lesion. Recommend a head to toe skin evaluation by a dermatologist annually. take care. ...Read more

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Was referred to see a dermatologist and get a patch test by a doctor on here for bumps when using some products. Will my gp refer me to a dermatolog?

Was referred to see a dermatologist and get a patch test by a doctor on here for bumps when using some products. Will my gp refer me to a dermatolog?

Patch testing: can be performed by dermatologist or allergist. and yes your GP should refer you to one of those specialists ...Read more

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Can see a doctor instead of a therapist to get help for anxiety?

Can see a doctor instead of a therapist to get help for anxiety?

Sure: Primary care doctors treat simple anxiety all the time. Of course, this often means prescription tranquilizers — safe & effective if used rarely, not good if used often. Some will prescribe ssris or other meds instead; every option has pros & cons. In contrast, psychotherapy may more successfully get to the cause of the anxiety, to prevent it from returning. And there's no addiction risk. ...Read more

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Do I need a referral from a general practitioner to see a psychologist?

Do I need a referral from a general practitioner to see a psychologist?

Usually don't,but...: Usually you don't need the referral; however, some insurances, especially hmo might require a referral. Always check with your insurance provider to see if referral is needed as well as coverage. ...Read more

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What is a good resource to use to find a psychologist or psychiatrist for my 8 yr old son's adhd?

What is a good resource to use to find a psychologist or psychiatrist for my 8 yr old son's adhd?

Pediatrician first: Even if your pediatrician doesn't treat adhd they can almost certainly give you some sugestions about who to see. There's also a great website called psychology today with a search engine to look for therapists of all kinds with all kinds of specialties. You can search by distance, insurance, type of therapy, age group, etc. ...Read more

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How should a doctor find out if a women has a yeast infection?

How should a doctor find out if a women has a yeast infection?

Dx: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history, perform a pelvic examination, & take a sample of vaginal secretions which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Would you consider a nurse practitioner at a dermatologist office to be an expert on melanoma?

Would you consider a nurse practitioner at a dermatologist office  to be  an expert on melanoma?

Who is an Expert? : In my experience expertise comes with experience and not with a degree. I am a much wiser and smarter physician today than i was ten years ago. If the arnp is working in a dermatology office they are likely to have experience and thus expertise. ...Read more

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Can a primary healthcare doctor check to see if my husband is infertile?

Can a primary healthcare doctor check to see if my husband is infertile?

Infertile husband: Absolutely! Please go to the doctor with your husband and all details will be evaluated and discussed with your husband and you. If you can, please let me know what developed. ...Read more

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Might girls go to a male doctor for the contraceptive pill?

Might girls go to a male doctor for the contraceptive pill?

Yes: Doctors are trained to take care of patients no matter their gender. ...Read more