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How can I arrange to see a midwife?

How can I arrange to see a midwife?

Local hospital: Call your local hospitals and ask if they have any midwives on staff. ...Read more

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How do I make an appointment to see a counselor/therapist?

How do I make an appointment to see a counselor/therapist?

Call their offices: Simply call their offices to check on availability to accept new patients. Some also offer brief initial phone consultations before the appointment, to be sure that a good match is likely. A helpful resource to find potential psychologists/therapists & psychiatrists is http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ friends or your physician may also know of reliable referral sources. ...Read more

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How often should I go to my doctor to get a checkup?

How often should I go to my doctor to get a checkup?

Consider age/health: Annual physical exam not required for most healthy people. Specific screenings/preventive issues should be addressed at certain ages. Maintain contact with doc to make sure you don't miss these. If you feel well, stay at healthy weight, eat good diet, don't drink too much, don't smoke, don't engage in overly risky behavior, exercise regularly and are immunized, you are golden. Google uspstf. ...Read more

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What will i need for a doctors appointment?

What will i need for a doctors appointment?

Friends can advise : Regarding primary care dr, i.E family dr, pediatrician, gyn or internist. Your dr best to recommend specialist. U need insurance or medicare card, credit card or cash if there is co-pay or u lack insurance unless dr gives free care to those who can't afford it. Have list of any meds ur taking, allergies, previous medical issues & surgical procedures & any important family medical history. ...Read more

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How many psychiatrist appointments will it take to get yourself a diagnosis?

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How many psychiatrist appointments will it take to get yourself a diagnosis?

One: When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give you a diagnosis at the first appointment. In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources. ...Read more

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Why do I need to make a Dr's appointment just to get a referral to an obgyn?

Why do I need to make a Dr's appointment just to get a referral to an obgyn?

Not needed unless...: One can go to see an Ob-Gyn doctor without a referral unless one has a restrictive insurance plan such as an HMO or a POS plan that requires a referral. If one has a PPO plan, a referral is almost never needed unless one has a rare, restrictive plan that requires a referral. For better insurance coverage (less out-of-pocket costs), one should see an Ob-Gyn doctor inside her insurance plan network. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a diagnosis for depression?

Can you tell me how to get a diagnosis for depression?

A clinical: psychologist can diagnose and treat depression. There are several types. Some resolve as we adjust to changes in life, others need professional help. Feeling Good is a helpful book by David Burns but professional help is needed for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can see a dentist just to get a prescription?

Wanted to know if i can see a dentist just to get a prescription?

Depends On Your Need: One thing is for sure: no dentist will give you a prescription of any kind without you becoming a "patient of record" and receiving an examination. Once a diagnosis is made, then it can be determined if a prescription would be appropriate. If it is, then the dentist MAY decide to write it for you. However, many dentists do not prescribe certain drugs--such as narcotics--under any conditions. ...Read more

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How do I get a doctor/gynecologist to see me?

How do I get a doctor/gynecologist to see me?

Call for appt.!: Either have your pcp make an\appointment, or after getting various opinions from freinds, call yourself for an appt! ...Read more

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How can I make a psychologist appointment?

How can I make a psychologist appointment?

Easy starts w call: See if there is someone who specializes in the issue you want help with, check w friends or your physician if they can refer to someone that's good.. Or do some internet research. You may want to use your insurance benefits.. And see who is in your network. Than it's having the courage to make the call, meeting and see it it's a good fit (one of the most important things). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

Can you tell me how to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

See details: See a doctor and have x rays done. It is a relatively easy diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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How, and what should I say to my doctor to get a referral to the psychiatrist?

Speak up!: The most important thing is to just say it. You can start by describing your concerns/worries briefly and how/that they are distressing you or causing problems/suffering for you. Speak up whether or not your doc has tried to help you. She/he will be ready to refer you, and will be impressed with your candor. So speak up! ...Read more

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How to convince my parents to take me to get a diagnosis for adhd?

How to convince my parents to take me to get a diagnosis for adhd?

ADHD: I'm not sure how old you are but i believe in being straight forward and honest. So sit your parents down and tell them why you think you have adhd, how it is affecting your grades, and what difference the diagnosis would make for you. Do your research and let them know what adhd is and how taking medication can change things for you and help you become more successful. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Need more info: The history that you give to your doctor of yourself and other family members may dictate the answer. You have not given enough information to be able to answer your question. Sorry. ...Read more