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Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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I have venous stasis ulcers. Which kind of physician should I see about this?

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I have venous stasis ulcers. Which kind of physician should I see about this?

Treat the cause: Although a wound care center or a vein specialist can treat your ulcer, it is important to make sure that you treat the cause (venous insufficiency) of the ulcer. Treating your vein problem will help your ulcer heal more quickly and will also help to keep it from coming back once it is healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Venous Stasis (Definition)

Venous stasis is the backup of venous blood flow due to malfunctioning(refluxing) of the venous valves. These valves occur in the superficial , perforator and deep venous systems. When these valves malfunction, the back pressure builds up in the veins leading to venous hypertension and symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or tiredness. Signs of venous stasis would be ...Read more


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Which type of doctor would i see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Which type of doctor would i see to treat a stasis ulcer on my leg?

Best outcome: This type of problem is best dealt with by a specialist in wound care or vascular disease. The person you pick should be board certified and certified in wound care. They should practice in wound care or vascular disease as the major part of their practice, not a family doc working in a wound care center a few hours a week. They should do a workup and have a diagnosis before treating you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I see to treat a stasis ulcer?

Stasis ulcer: Wound care physician, dermatologist, vascular surgeon, primary care doctor (family practice and or internist) -- just someone who understands this process. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of whiplash? Should i see a doctor about it?

What are the symptoms of whiplash? Should i see a doctor about it?

Whiplash: Usually complain of neck and shoulder pain and stiffness. If you are having a significant amount of pain or any neurological symptoms then you should see your doctor and based on your exam decide if you need imaging. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for leg swelling?

What type of doctor should I see for leg swelling?

Depends: Many types of doctors treat leg pain. Many causes are musculoskeletal making an orthopod a good choice, but many are also commonly diagnosed and well treated by your family physician. Start with one of those and if it something more serious like a vascular or dermatologic issue, they can refer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What is it called when you have vericose vein that are painful to the touch and also bulging out? What are some preventative test to take if you have a lot of vericose veins or what doctor do you see for this problem?

What is it called when you have vericose vein that are painful to the touch and also bulging out? What are some preventative test to take if you have a lot of vericose veins or what doctor do you see for this problem?

See Vascular Surgeon: See a vascular surgeon for this condition. What you describe is venous reflux disease resulting in varicose veins. You should get a venous reflux ultrasound & begin wearing compression stockings. You likely are a candidate for a therapy to cure the condition, which is most typically a endovenous thermal ablation of an incompetent leg vein. The disease will tend to get worse without therapy. See MD ...Read more

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I have edema and a venous stasis ulcer. Help please?

I have edema and a venous stasis ulcer. Help please?

Vein hypertension: You need an evaluation by a clinician that understands this disease process. Seek help from your internist , wound care physician, vascular surgeon etc. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the injury, your primary md may be able to help you or perhaps refer you to a thoracic surgeon or trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Fundamentally: it is going to be the break in the barrier, or other predisposition to infection that needs to be addressed. People tend to keep their same germs. It is not easy to get rid of MRSA that is sitting on the skin. It is much more important to deal with the reason why someone is getting infections. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor do I see for a swollen leg?

Which type of doctor do I see for a swollen leg?

Yours: Your physician is a good place to start, as he/she will know you and your risks/history. If it swells up quickly and or you at having trouble breathing, skip that and go to the er. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a abnormal celiac artery?

What kind of doctor should I see for a abnormal celiac artery?

It depends: The celiac artery is a large artery in the abdomen. If the abnormality is part of a disease of many arteries, such as polyarteritis nodosa (or other vasculitis), you need to see a rheumatologist. If the abnormailty is limited to that artery, see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see to evaluate my kidneys?

Which type of doctor should I see to evaluate my kidneys?

Kidney doctor: If you need an evaluation of your kidney health, see a nephrologist. If you need help with kidney stones, bladder problems and non-medical issues with your kidneys, see a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any questions i should be prepared with to ask the doctor, or test i should be getting to see what is causing this. i have a lot of doctors s?

About what?: What symptoms are you having? You don't say. Ask again and please be more specific There is a 150 character limit to questions on this forum, so be brief but complete. Generally, there are no bad questions! Make a list of what you want to know in advance. Info from your doc who knows you, beats info from the internet in most cases. When in doubt, ask! Take notes of the answers, too. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I seek if I have a lymphedema problem?

What kind of specialist should I seek if I have a lymphedema problem?

Several choices: There are several medical specialties that focus on lympedema. In order of frequency: vascular medicine specialist, vein specialist also called phlebologist , vascular surgeons, dermatology, cardiology and family practice focus on lymphedema in their practices. All of these specialties diagnose and treat lymphedema, but there is no single specialty that diagnosis or treats lymphedema. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more