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I found 2 lumps by my earlobes. Should i be concern? If so should I see a internal doctor?

I found 2 lumps by my earlobes. Should i be concern?  If so should I see a internal doctor?

Yes: May be a problem? Probably nothing but better to be safe. Check with your doc asap. You would not like to have melanoma but better be safe! ...Read more

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I experience pain in my chest that radiate left arm and shoulder, 9month ago an internal doctor said I have mitral prolapse.Is these are related?Thanks

Not usually : Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the two leaflets of the mitral valve close. If the leaflets bow into the left atrium that is prolapse. Sometimes the valve can leak because of the prolapse but not always. Prolapse by itself should not cause chest pain. The pain you describe could be anxiety, musculoskeletal, or coronary artery disease (unlikely in 20 y/o woman). See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Were can I find a good interest in highlands county im looking for a doctor who takes medicare and medicaid a internal medicene doctor

Were can I find a good interest in highlands county im  looking for a doctor who takes medicare and medicaid a internal medicene doctor

Doctor Find IMG: You are in need of a international medical graduate physician in palo alto ca. There are plenty of them, out there. Also, a lot many doctors from india. Two websites: www.Aapiusa.Org for an indian doctor & www.Medlineplus.Gov for finding any physician. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what the internal medicine doctors do?

Adult medicine : Treat all varieties of disorders of adult patients over the age of 18, also non ob/gyn related. ...Read more

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What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

Int med: Internists address illnesses systemically.. Disciplines include cardiovascular , pulmonary, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, infectious disease, neurology and general internal medicine. The internist also is trained to manage patients both as outpatients an inpatients. ...Read more

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When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

For the whole family: If you have children and want the whole family to receive care in the same office, you might choose a family physician. In some areas, family physicians also do some obstetrics ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an internal medicine doctor do?

Hello doctors, what does an internal medicine doctor do?

Non-surgical : Internal medicine physicians can work in the clinic and act like family physicians. They manage a wide range of illnesses. If needed, they can also refer you to specialists. Internal medicine physicians have limited pediatrics and ob/gyn training. In the hospital, they are the primary doctors for patient with non-surgical illnesses. They manage your care with the help of specialists if needed. ...Read more

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For a man, which is better== internal medicine doctor or family practice doctor?

Neither: Both specialties have the training to take excellent care of a man's general health. ...Read more

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This may sound silly but what exactly does an internal medicine Doctor treat and what can they do for you? Just wondering. Thanks in advance!

Not silly: a lot of people do not know the answer! An INTERNIST (Internal medicine doctor) is BOARD CERTIFIED in Internal or "DIAGNOSTIC" medicine however many INTERNISTS are GENERALISTS (Primary Care Providers) whereas a smaller number are SPECIALISTS in various areas of medical practise eg CARDIOLOGY,(Heart)GASTROENTEROLOGY (Stomach) Hope this simple explanation is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

Homeopathic doctor: There are physicians who are specialized and board-certified in internal medicine and who have trained in classical homeopathy. You can find some of these through american institute of homeopathy (www.Homeopathyusa.Org). Also there is homeopathic medical licensure in arizona, nevada, and connecticut. A good homeopath takes the case thoroughly regardless of problem area, though. ...Read more

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I go to an internal medicine doctor.He did an A1c check and it was 6.1.He put me on metformin. Why?

I go to an internal medicine doctor.He did an A1c check and it was 6.1.He put me on metformin. Why?

Pre-diabetes: An A1c of 6.1% means you have pre-diabetes. Treatment for pre-diabetes include diet and exercise, metformin, or combination of both. Studies have shown that diet/exercise can decrease your risk of getting diabetes by 58%, metformin use can decrease it by 31%. Your doctor have chosen to do both. This is a common practice and a decision made by both of you. ...Read more

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Should I ask my Internal medicine doctor to help me order a customized microarray or another kind of doctor? For screening of ID's and Toxins...

Should I ask my Internal medicine doctor to help me order a customized microarray or another kind of doctor? For screening of ID's and Toxins...

Primary care: Discussion with your regular primary care provider would be the appropriate place to start. This person could help you understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the screening you are considering. Certainly, an internist would be an excellent option for this discussion. ...Read more

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Do you think I can find an internal medicine doctor who prescribes lorazepam 2mg/day and Tylenol 3 3perday?

Do you think I can find an internal medicine doctor who prescribes lorazepam 2mg/day and Tylenol 3  3perday?

Probably: But only if this doctor feels that these are the appropriate medicines for you medical conditions. If you are addicted to opiate, he can probably help you to wean off the medication. Those who prescribe opiate for you without a thorough exam should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have bad OCD about my health I itch all over with no rash, blood text came back normal internal med doctor does not seemed concern?

I have bad OCD about my health I itch all over with no rash, blood text came back normal internal med doctor does not seemed concern?

Don't worry: You did a good thing to check for physical causes. Since the expert is not concerned - you need not be. But I hear that you still are. So, you might seek an eval and Tx by a psychologist. If you are OCD, there are therapy strategies that help. Not easy, but effective. An eval is a good start. Best! ...Read more

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I itch all over with no rash i went to my internal medicine doctor i had a blood test that came back normal he does not seemed concern should i be?

I itch all over with no rash i went to my internal medicine doctor i had a blood test that came back normal he does not seemed concern should i be?

Depends: How bad is the itch? Does it interfere with your daily living and sleep? If you are not satisfied with the answer from your doctor, you may wish to consult a dermatologist. Could it be part of your OCD? if so, you may need to consult your therapist. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a family doctor and an internal medicine doctor?

Different: A family practitioner is trained to provide primary care for patients of all ages, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients, internal medicine doctors focus on adults and geriatric patients. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to find an internal medicine doctor in place of a pcp to take over your care?

When is it appropriate to find an internal medicine doctor in place of a pcp to take over your care?

When you say so!: Doctors from both internal medicine and family medicine can serve as primary care providers (pcps). I wonder if you and your current pcp just aren't the right match. Because this relationship is so important, keep looking until you find the right provider for you. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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