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Is it possible for you to authorize a refill on my birth control prescription? I have left a message for my primary doctor to please call the pharmacy and authorize a single refill until I have my appointment later this month, but no response
Not on public site: The public site is an information source.The physicians do not provide diagnostic/treatment/prescriptions. There is a paid concierge service affiliated with the site and if you sign up and find a physician willing to establish a physician/patient relationship with you this might be possible.The various state medical boards can restrict or cancel a docs license if they do not do this properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For what reason would a general doctor turn down an application to be a new patient? I just got health insurance, and now can't get in to see anyone.
Going in for a breast biopsy, more concerned with laying for so long as I have a c1. What can I do?
Type of biopsy?: Is this a core needle biopsy or a surgical biopsy. If it is a core needle biopsy, the procedure should not last long. With an experienced surgeon or radiologist, the procedure should last 10-20 minutes, on average. I recommend speaking with the physician performing your biopsy about your medical problems so they can appropriately position you on the table. ...Read more
Hi had a scan and shows up a shadow on pancreas still waiting results gone to special unit for them to look .What could this be.Thank you?
Hard to know: A "shadow" on a scan can be some fat tissue or normal tissue that overlaps other normal tissue. The worst case scenario is pancreatic cancer, which is probably why they are having your scan looked at by a specialist. Other possibilities include a benign cyst, scar tissue, or a normal pancreas. Try to relax until you know the results. There may be nothing to worry about! ...Read more
My doctor is dead and i need bistolic and lisinopril refilled for bp...I have no refills is there a way a pharmacist can give emergency refills or am i looking at going to the emergency room just to get a prescription?
A : A pharmacy cannot issue medications if a prescription or refill order is not available. If the doctor is part of a group practice contact the office and ask another physician to review you record and issue a prescription as indicate. If the doctor was the sole practitioner inquire if another physician has either purchased the practice or has agreed to take on the care of his patients. An emergency room visit may be an expensive way to obtain a refill. You might consider a "minute clinic" which is designed to treat non-emergent medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been looking online for a new primary doctor to assist my condition. I have a hard time physically going to the doctor, especially a new one. I am hoping to be able to virtually meet a doctor who I can connect with and who can understand my conditi
Need PCP: Even though online HEALTHTAP concierge is a fantastic service, you should not depend on this service for all your medical needs. You need to make a doctor/patient relationship with a PCP in your area and use Healthtap concierge for problems not requiring an office visit ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went to the hospital for a personal reason and I know a director at that hospital... can the doctor that treated me share my information with her?
No: It would be considered a violation of care. You would have to give permission. All the best. There are laws against this. ...Read more
What kind of doctor would be best for a cyct that is very large and growing painful and noticeable on my face my primary doctor is not very good and I cannot wait to find a new primary doctor I need to take action now . Out of Phoenix az?
See specialist: I would recommend seeing an ENT doctor or possibly a plastic surgeon if it is a big cyst and you are worried about a good cosmetic result. ...Read more
Should i see a doctor for this? I had a boil come up on my left hip. Some infection came out, but now it is a huge whole. Should i see a doctor for this or is there anything they can do?
If : If you have an infection with a "hole", that would typically require an antibiotic to be prescribed. Prompt treatment will not only cure the infection, but also allow the dermatologist to culture the infection to make sure you don't have mrsa, an infection that is resistant to some antibiotics. The dermatologist can also evaluate the lesion and hopefully give some topical treatment or other therapy (drain or lance the area) to help reduce the boil and improve you more quickly. ...Read more
I had a hormone blood test done and the doctor wants to see me to go over the results bad thing is my insurance just experied.Is it a must to see her?
Depends: Will need to talk to your doc. Give them a call and see if there is really a necessity for a face to face encounter. ...Read more
Just saw eye doc for plaquenil exam.Now have to go back in a week for 10-2 visual field study. Is this a quick test or do I need to see doc again?
Yes to visual field: In general plaquenil is a very safe medication. The recent guidelines are to get a baseline eye exam when starting plaquenil and then once per year. They are screening you for a rare complication from plaquenil called maculopathy. This is very rare but the rate slightl goes up after being on the drug after 5 years. So yes go get the visual field test. ...Read more
Spoke with a doctor here and would like to Send pictures. I have a doctor appointment on Tue would I be safe to wait or is this look like an ER visit?
Try Prime, Concierge: You are posting on HealthTap BASIC, an interactive site that provides free health information to members (Dr.'s can't see pictures). HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients call in to see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits (you can't choose a Dr.); and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect with their own personal doctors. PRIME & CONCIERGE Dr.'s can see pictures you upload. ...Read more
I have a app with my family doc coming up. What would be the best way to write down bothersome problems and get all of them answered?
Good question: Write them in order of importance and if two or more are associated, keep them together. Be specific, and give approximate duration of problem, answer truthfully, any questions asked, and don't be surprised if everything cannot be addressed at one time. ...Read more
I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now i can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please i need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.
Ptosis after Botox: I assume you have ptosis. A therapy recommended to treat ptosis resulting from administration of botulinum toxins A and B is apraclonidine 0.5 % eye drops which is an ?2-adrenergic agonist, which causes Müller muscles to contract quickly elevating the upper eyelid 1-3 mm. Your cosmetic doctor should know this and try to manage this until it wears off. This is a well known risk of Botox. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I think i'm bipolar and my mom has scheduled me for an appointment. I read online that sometime you have to go to a therapist to get the medication?
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a doctor of medicine (M.D.) who prescribes medications for disorders like bipolar disease. You will certainly need to see a psychiatrist but a therapist (typically a psychologist or social worker) can help you develop strategies for living with the disease and for making lifestyle changes that will help stabilize your mood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibthink I have gallstones on the way to a and e niw to see someone bout it what would doctors be looking for if it is.?
Your own doctor: Your own physician or clinic can order the appropriate tests to see if you have a gallbladder problem. If it turns out that you do, they can then refer you to a surgeon if appropriate. ...Read more
I spoke with a doc very early this morning about calling in a script for me and i just went into pick it up and there is nothing there for me ?
Dr office called to give me results but i didn't have my phone, a message to call back tomorrow was left not by the dr. If it was serious the doc would of called right?Ive been waiting a week for these
Communication: Communicating over the phone with your doctor is not always easy or simple. If it is a serious lab or pathology report, often the doctor will call. However, not always. Okay for you to call the doctor, report the message you received to the receptionist and get the information. Don't wait for the doctor to call back. It takes both the patient and the doc to have that relationship. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my first visit for ADD diagnosis. That have me meeting a behaviorist first. Will they have me come back at a different date to see a doctor?
How often is it necessary to see my doctor for treatment of hypertension? My doctor is refusing to refill my prescriptions until i see him. I have been out of meds for over a week now. Both the pharmacy and myself have not been able to get in touch with
Depends.: Some doctors like to see patients more often for certain conditions than others. There is no formula or guideline for it. You should work out your expectations with your doctor, or find someone else. Going without medications is deleterious to you health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer