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When might a specialist (gastroenterologist or hepatologist) be consulted regarding the management of HCV infection?

When might a specialist (gastroenterologist or hepatologist) be consulted regarding the management of HCV infection?

Upon Diagnosis: As soon as you are diagnosed, you should see a GI specialist who is knowledgeable in the management of hcv. It is a condition that requires specialist medications and care and best managed by a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

Hi, 
I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist  (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

TMJ: Many Teaching Hospitals and Dental/Medical Schools have departments dedicated to treatment of TMJ dysfunction. For example at Penn we have the "Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease." These departments are staffed with multidisciplinary specialists who work collaboratively. You may want to seek one out near you. ...Read more

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Pls suggest best treatment options for nsclc(stage-4) 58/f patient undergoing chemotherapy since 1yr.Suggest regarding monoclonal antibodies also.?

Pls suggest best treatment options for nsclc(stage-4) 58/f patient undergoing chemotherapy since 1yr.Suggest regarding monoclonal antibodies also.?

Restate question: Stage i non-small cell lung cancer is most commonly treated by surgical removal, or by radiation therapy if lung fuction is not good enough to allow for surgery. If the disease is more advanced and not operable, then chemotherapy is recommended. Testing for certain proteins in the tumor (alk-1, egfr for example) could be done to see if other treatment options might be beneficial. ...Read more

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From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

Oncologist: A medical oncologist and radiation oncologist should be part of the team that can help with your care. If you already have a diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma (presumably from a biopsy), then you need to investigate what chemotherapeutic agents and radiation regimens are available. This may differ depending on the subtype of the lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!

Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!

IBS: Amitriptyline has strong anti-cholingeric effects and is not recommended particularly someone who has constipating form of IBS. The Amitriptyline would cause the bowels to slow. Why are you taking this medication anyways? Possibly there is better natural alternative. ...Read more

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What should I ask an infectious disease specialist?

Infection: You can expect this specialist to obtain samples from you after performing a complete medical history evaluation and examination. Then to provide you with a diagnosis of the disease and the bacteria or virus responsible. Lastly a treatment plan involving surgery and or medications with regular follow up. ...Read more

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Is there board certification for digestive diseases ( gastroenterolgy hepatology) ?

Is there board certification for digestive diseases ( gastroenterolgy hepatology) ?

Yes: The american board of internal medicine (abim.Org) grants board certification to internists and all sub specialists through a rigorous system which requires ongoing maintenance of certification. ...Read more

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Why is my pain management spine specialist refusing to prescibe medication?

Why is my pain management spine specialist refusing to prescibe medication?

Medication : There could be multiple reasons 1 government rules and regs 2 is not a true chronic pain specialist 3 problem with the individual patient. 4 just doesn't want to based on individual backround ...Read more

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Doc suggested Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy for me iam 19.have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis.am taking creon,ursoidal.if pain then tramodol.

Doc suggested Longitudinal
Pancreaticojejunostomy for me iam 19.have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis.am taking creon,ursoidal.if pain then tramodol.

No question: I'm not sure what you're looking for, but the procedure suggested is typical for chronic pancreatitis. The goal of the operation is usually pain relief, and there is some older experiments that suggest it may even preserve some of the digestive function of the pancreas. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain management specialist that has treated patients with RSD/CRPS ?

Pain management specialist that has treated patients with RSD/CRPS ?

Pain Management: Your doc or your local medical association can refer you to a pain management specialist. They do lots of good work but please do not forget behavioral approaches such as clinical hypnosis (see www.asch.net), biofeedback, massage therapy, talk therapy, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

Depends: But usually when a person has a low likelihood of recovery and the patient and family would like some help working through the latter stages of the illness both through the physical and emotions . They are very useful ! ...Read more

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