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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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