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How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

Depends: If you have mild kidney disease, then you probably need to see the nephrologist 2 to 3 times a year. However if you have more advanced renal impairment that requires multiple medications and frequent checking of your labs, they you may need to see that doctor 4 to 6 times a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more


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How often do I need to see the doctor about my feet if I have diabetes?

How often do I need to see the doctor about my feet if I have diabetes?

PODIATRIST: First, make sure a podiatrist is checking your feet. It depends upon your circulation and degree of neuropathy. Your A1C. History of foot ulcers. Any bony enlargements which could cause an ulcer. Some patients I see yearly; others every 6 months, every three months, maybe every month. It depends upon how high risk your feet are. Your podiatrist will decide the best time frame. ...Read more

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How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups if I have gastroparesis?

How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups if I have gastroparesis?

Depends on severity: The severity of your disease/condition will dictate how often you will/should be seen and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How could I get Phentermine? Do I need to go to my regular doctor? Or a specialist ?

How could I get Phentermine? Do I need to go to my regular doctor? Or a specialist ?

Danger: You don't. Phentermine is a dangerous unhealthy medication that has gotten quite the reputation. It however will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Any physician willing to prescribe it for you does not have your best interest in mind. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to go to a heart doctor?

How do I know if I need to go to a heart doctor?

Cardiologist: Your family doctor will be able to refer to cardiologist if an appropriate need arises. ...Read more

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What to do if I have phimosis do I need to see a doctor?

What to do if I have phimosis do I need to see a doctor?

Yes, if ...: If you're bothered by phimosis-related undesirable effects such as recurrent chronic inflammation / infection but resistant to topical care, you need to be assessed by urologist to evaluate if conservative care should continue or a more invasive measure - circumcision is required. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need help with how to regularly wake to an alarm!?

Hello doctors, i need help with how to regularly wake to an alarm!?

The "simplest" way: I know is to put the alarm device AWAY from your bed (in the same room) Once you get used to that time for awakening it will get easier! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more

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How do I go to the psychiatrist? Do I need a referral?

How do I go to the psychiatrist? Do I need a referral?

Yes most of time: Yes you could cal and make appointment your self or the better way to have your family doctor do that for you. ...Read more

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What can cause your eye to twitch, and what do I need to do? Or who do I need to see about it? Would it contain seeing a neoroligist?

What can cause your eye to twitch, and what do I need to do? Or who do I need to see about it? Would it contain seeing a neoroligist?

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

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So do u have someone I can see close to me or how can I go about this to get where I need to be?

So do u have someone I can see close to me or how can I go about this to get where I need to be?

Where are you: To direct you I need to know the city and state you are in to see if I or someone else can help you. What is the problem you wish to be seen for? ...Read more

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How do i ask my doctor to check and see if i have anemia?

How do i ask my doctor to check and see if i have anemia?

CBC: Ask your doctor for a blood test called a CBC. Without insurance the cost is about $20-$25, a relatively cheap, but useful test. Alternatively, you could donate blood, which is a wonderful thing to do to save lives. They check to make sure you are not too anemic to give blood. They also check for HIV, and other STD's and blood type for free when you donate, free of charge for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

Interview docs: It's OK to make an appointment with a doctor and to interview them about their methods of treatment for FMS. There are some doctors who don't 'believe' in FMS and you don't want to go there. Go to a FMS website and ask for recommendations in your area. Docs who can treat FMS - FamilyDoctors, Pain Management, Rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Why do I need to see a pain specialist?

Why do I need to see a pain specialist?

Pain management: Your doctor usually refer you to pain specialist for more advanced treatment. Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... ...Read more

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How do know if i need to see a doctor?

How do know if i need to see a doctor?

Need to see a doctor: I think doctors are necessary and great at managing and treating acute problems. I find my colleagues to be generally weak at prevention and general health advice and guidance. Depending on how self-motivated you are to learn about health, you can gain a lot of information from sites as this and others on the internet. But you need to know when you need guidance and should get it when you do. ...Read more

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What to do if i need a therapist. How do I go about finding one for my needs?

What to do if i need a therapist. How do I go about finding one for my needs?

Psychologist Locator: Find a licensed psychologist in your state through the american psychological association's "locator service" http://locator.Apa.Org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://locator.Apa.Org/. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my fingers broken and i need to see a doctor?

How can I tell if my fingers broken and i need to see a doctor?

You really don't : Know in the absence of marked angulation or deformity. If you have a significant injury - a physician will evaluate and x-ray would normally be used. ...Read more