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Should i look for a family doctor that is bored certified?

Should i look for a family doctor that is bored certified?

Preferably Yes.: Preferably Yes. Board-certified family physicians voluntarily meet additional standards beyond licensing. Each board-certified family physician earns initial Board Certification by passing a written examination created and administered by the American Board of Family Medicine. This is just the first step in the career-long learning with the need to maintain the certification by taking CME courses ...Read more

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For what reasons might a doctor make a teen get a thyroid ultrasound?

For what reasons might a doctor make a teen get a thyroid ultrasound?

Several reasons: Ultrasound is very good for determinig if there is a thyroid nodule or the gland is big or small. If the doctor felt something on exam, they would want to further characterize it. Also, if the thyroid function tests are abnormal, that could prompt and ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Ask a doctor for faxeing a persciption?

See dr.: Not sure what your question is, but you should see a dr. For an examination and consultation, develop a professional relationship and than any prescription medications if needed would be provided to you. Once a relationship is developed, depending on your doctors policies, they may be able to fax you a future rx., etc. ...Read more

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Help looking for a good gp or geriatrician doctor for my old father.?

Help looking for a good gp or geriatrician doctor for my old father.?

Geriatric physicians: Can be found on the net or by contacting the american geriatrics society. ...Read more

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What is a doctor look for when diagnosing add?

What is a doctor  look for when diagnosing add?

Symptom checklist: A doc's role is usually to make sure other possible contributors aren't contributing to the problem. (eg sleep disorder, learning problem, vision/hearing problem, depression/anxiety, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder) do an internet search for vanderbilt rating scale; or adhd rating scale and youll see questions that help sort out what areas of challenge are. ...Read more

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Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

I do believe so: Some times UTI is simple infection in the bladder or some time could be the result of kidney stone or other problem, when go to doctor he have in his mind those factors and he will help heal those issues. ...Read more

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Would a doctor need to test me before treating for a std?

Would a doctor need to test me before treating for a std?

Yes: Yes you will need to be tested before treatment.That includes history/physical exam, pelvic exam in females and blood and urine test, before you are treated. ...Read more

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What does a GI doctor charge for a first visit?

What does a GI doctor charge for a first visit?

Wow...: We don't usually talk finances, but here's goes! Medical charges for office visits are scaled based on a number of factors. A call to the office of your gastroenterologist of choice will help you appreciate what fees to expect, and what options you may have to pay or defray them. Good health to you! ...Read more

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What is a doctor look for in urine for gono or chlamydia on a slide?

What is a doctor look for in urine for gono or chlamydia on a slide?

Automated: The urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea is an automated test. There isn't a person looking at the sample under a slide, if that was your question. There are a few ways to check for chlamydia, most involve testing for dna. Here is a brief description: http://www.Webmd.Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. ...Read more

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What does a doctor look for in a typical blood test?

What does a doctor look for in a typical blood test?

No such thing: There is no typical blood test. There are screening tests for blood cell count and basic chemisties. However, a test should be selected to rule out or confirm a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a doctor do for a physical check up?

What does a doctor do for a physical check up?

Physical: He performs a history and physical examination (not just a physical). Sometimes he performs common blood testing as well to review with you. ...Read more

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Will I need to see a special doctor for my lupus?

Will I need to see a special doctor for my lupus?

Yes: Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non-lupus issues; a rheumatologist to take care of general lupus problems; and then other specialists to help take care of problems with certain organ systems (such as nephrologists to treat kidney failure, or ophthalmologists to treat eye problems). ...Read more

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Should i go to a gynecologist or a family physician for my annual exam?

Should i go to a gynecologist or a family physician for my annual exam?

FP: I like fp better because there are multiple other things that are addressed during such (vaccination, cancer screenings), while gyn providers tend to concentrate on gyn related issues only. ...Read more

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For what conditions should I see a e.N.T. Instead of a g.P.?

For what conditions should I see a e.N.T. Instead of a g.P.?

When to see an ENT D: It varies... It depends on the problem and the experience of the g.P. Anytime a patient is not cured by simple measures they are a candidate for a specialty referral. Often a gp doesn't have the time to sort through a difficult problem like dizziness so they refer to an ENT for further tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a doctor for a scratched cornea?

Do I need to see a doctor for a scratched cornea?

Advisable: Your ophthalmologist can determine if indeed it is a scratch or if there is a foreign object involved or if it is infected. If you are absolutely condifent it is only a scratch and you can stand the discomfort, then you can wait a day or two but if the symptoms last more than 36-48 hours, then get an examination. ...Read more

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When to see a specialist doctor for a health problem?

Specialist: Your best bet is to see your primary care physician, who knows you best. If they feel you need referral, then see the specialist. ...Read more

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What is a doctor looking for in a cat scan?

What is a doctor looking for in a cat scan?

Too broad of questio: The question is not specific enough. A ct scan can look for many things from a simple hernia to a kidney stone to a tumor to acute inflammation or pneumonia.....Recurrent neoplasm and many many more. A ct scan of different body parts looks for different things. Ask your doctor what they are looking for or ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

Can't say : There are far too many reasons that physicians would want to have a pelvic x-ray than can be listed here. Can you provide more information about the nature of your question? I would love to help. ...Read more

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Is there a specialty for treating people with illness and disease? Looking for a doctor for my husband but don't know what to search for.

Is there a specialty for treating people with illness and disease?  Looking for a doctor for my husband but don't know what to search for.

See an internist: An internist (internal medicine specialist) is the specialty to choose. Internists have a wide range of knowledge or diseases of adults. Sometimes, patients have particular problems requiring further expertise (for example, for kidney diseases or joint diseases) but for his primary physician he would be best served by seeing an internist. ...Read more

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