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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. What is HealthTap Prime and how do I use it?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www.healthtap.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Sure: A patient on PRIME can get a referral to a particular doctor or a particular specialty, which means the PRIME doctor recommends that the patient go get evaluated by a certain doctor or specialty. Because PRIME is outside the commercial insurance system, there are no phone calls, faxes, or paperwork when the PRIME doctor refers a patient (insurers might treat a PRIME referral as a "self-referral"). ...Read more

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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more

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How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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What are some questions the gynecologist will ask me on my first visit?

Medical history: Your medical history will include questions on every organ system, allergies, medications used, family medical history, reproductive past including prenancies, and previous surgeries/complications. There will also be questions about your lmp(last menstrual period), and amount and nature of your cyclicity. ...Read more

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How often should you get a pap smear?

How often should you get a pap smear?

Varies.: Talk with your doctor. The frequency of pap smears will depend on your age and medical history (history of abnormal pap, etc). Screening with a pap smear should begin at age 21. ...Read more

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How often should you get a mammogram?

How often should you get a mammogram?

At least every 2 yrs: This is unclear, because a well-done study showed little difference between yearly or every 2 year mammograms in women ages 50-69. The age to start mammograms is also unclear. For women under 50, it takes 1, 904 mammograms to prevent one death from breast cancer. Most groups recommend starting at age 40, but ask your doctor to explain your personal risks and benefits based on your history. ...Read more

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How do I know which birth control is best for me?

Options: There are several different options based on your age, your period and whether its regular or not, your general health and whether you smoke or not. You will need to have a conversation with your health care provider. ...Read more

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How do doctors check for irregular periods?

How do doctors check  for irregular periods?

Menstrual history: They take a menstrual history, which involves asking the woman pertinent and sometimes detailed questions about her cycles since she started menstruating. Based on the menstrual history, blood testing for endocrine problems often follows. ...Read more

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What can affect female fertility?

What can affect female fertility?

Age, smoking ...: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. ...Read more

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