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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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Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Rehabilitation: After generalized muscle injury, a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, or PM&R) can help get a person back into shape. If a PM&R doctor is not available, a Sports Medicine doctor or an Orthopedic doctor can help. If there are kidney problems, a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) can help. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fibromylgia and am looking for a doctor who is very familiar with this syndrome.?

I have been diagnosed with fibromylgia and am looking for a doctor who is very familiar with this syndrome.?

Make sure: Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat, so make quite sure that this is indeed what you have. Seek a second opinion. See a rheumatologist or a physiatrist to make sure there is no other issue causing the pain you must be experiencing. Fm is a syndrome made up of several sets of symptoms and findings. Once you have the diagnosis then you need to be treated by someone familiar with managing it. ...Read more

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Hello i'm looking for hormonal doctor pleas I have hormonal disbalance i need appt! leave your phone number please?

Hello i'm looking for hormonal doctor pleas I have hormonal disbalance i need appt! leave your phone number please?

Go see ur family doc: It's not clear what your hormone imbalance is. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & diagnosis. S/he can refer you to an endocrinologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Call State Med Socie: I personally am not aware of any specific md that meets that criteria, but you can get guidance from the local chapter of the medical society (state and local). They can direct you to a list of names or refer you to another resource. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does general public look up to doctors because doctors are emotionally strong?

Does general public look up to doctors because doctors are emotionally strong?

Doctors?: You have it wrong, doctors are currently being portrayed as the " bad folks" when it comes to health cost. In the court of public opinion (which is strongly controlled by the government) we are made out to be criminals. ...Read more

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I am look for a doctor who treats crps in sc?

I am look for a doctor who treats crps in sc?

Crps: Look for a board certified pain specialist with anesthesia background. Take a look at ASIPP.org and they have a list of physicians. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a doctor to remove my big toenails?

I'm looking for a doctor to remove my big toenails?

Podiatrist: I would recommend you look up podiatrists in your area to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a doctor to give me some suboxin to get off pain pills?

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I'm looking for a doctor to give me some suboxin to get off pain pills?

Suboxone web site: Any doctor with special training and certification for suboxone with appropriate license can prescribe suboxone. You can visit www.Suboxone.Com to find a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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What wording would I use to look up a doctor for transgender issiues ? A general doctor or speacialist ?

What wording would I use to look up a doctor for transgender issiues ?  A general doctor or speacialist ?

Trans*-Competent Doc: For expert help from a trans* competent PCP or specialist closest to you check the referral directory of the World Association For Transgender Heath (WPATH). FYI: WPATH publishes "best practices" standards of care. (find the most recent edition of the standards on the wpath website.) BTW, the newly elected president of WPATH, Dr. Jamison Green, happens to be transgender. (jamisongreen.com) ...Read more

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I had essure done 08, have severe side effects. I'm looking for a doctor in the las vegas area to remove them. ?

Don't know any: But there is a doctor, in north carolina who does removals, you should try google to find him or someone else. ...Read more

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Looking for a doctor familiar with and capable of treating diagnosis andersen tawil syndrome 2..Fortwayne indiana area. Kcb?

Dr. Patricia Bader : Is the geneticist in ft. Wayne who can evaluate your child & recommend a pediatric cardiologist, neurologist & other needed sub-specialists nearby. Call the in state health department's early intervention program to enroll your child in services to promote optimal development. I'm sorry there are no specialists in beautiful vanuatu. I checked with a family member who goes there often on business. ...Read more

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I have lymes disease and i'm looking for a doctor that knows about it in my area everyone seems to know nothing as I get sicker?

I have lymes disease and i'm looking for a doctor that knows about it in my area everyone seems to know nothing as I get sicker?

Lyme Disease: Did you have the classic target lesion? This is the confirmation for the disease, but blood work can be done. Ultimately, many things can mimic lyme disease, so seeing a doctor is the best option. If treatment is desired, usually treatment is a 21-day course of doxycycline. I am not endorsing therapy, just giving my thoughts. ...Read more

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Age.20.Embarrassed never had physical, looking for family doctor. Will he/she be surprised? And will they be willing to help me?

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Age.20.Embarrassed never had physical, looking for family doctor. Will he/she be surprised? And will they be willing to help me?

Don't be embarrassed: Semantics: I'm sure you had a physical when you were born. And probably several more during childhood. Just probably none since high school, which makes you average. So no, I doubt your Family Doc would be surprised. And speaking on behalf of all Family Docs, yes, we are always willing to help! Just ask! Good luck! ...Read more

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Voice change i'm transitioning from male to female. So i'm looking for a doctor who can medically assist me with that procedure.

Voice change i'm transitioning from male to female.  So i'm looking for a doctor who can medically assist me with that procedure.

Speech Therapy: Asuming you are on hormone therapy already, you may need to work with a speech therapist to help with you lear to control your spech patterns and to use your higher registry to make your voice more feminine in nature. ...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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I'm looking for a doctor with experience in treating b12 deficiencies. I'm diagnosed with a level less than 150, and my doc's plan seems not enough.

I'm looking for a doctor with experience in treating b12 deficiencies.

I'm diagnosed with a level less than 150, and my doc's plan seems not enough.

Need more info: B12 deficiency is divided into 2 categories: malabsorption or reduced intake. Reduced intake is a nutrition issue and can be fixed with better eating habits and/or oral B12 supplement. Malabsorption can be caused by certain diseases, like celiac disease, and/or medication effects. Your doctor should have looked at the above reasons and determined the cause of your low B12 and came up with a plan. ...Read more

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Looking for a doctor familiar with the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Looking for a doctor familiar with the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Most docs familiar..: However, the id specialist is most knowledgeable - side effects of Levofloxacin includes: potential for contracting c difficile associated diarrhea, achilles tender rupture, and potentially, a prolonged qtc on an ekg, increasing the risk of torsades. The list of side effects is listed in the product insert, available at the product website or on the advertisement reverse side. ...Read more

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I am looking for a doctor that would prescibe me a seasick patch and some codeine before a cruise?

I am looking for a doctor that would prescibe me a seasick patch and some codeine before a cruise?

Cruising: Please see your pcp for medication in preparation of a cruise. Most time, they can provide you with the right medications and preparations for all sorts of travel plans. There are specialized physicians in major cities with international airports call travel medicine doctors that are also very helpful. ...Read more

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