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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
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What are some differential diagnoses for chronic migraines? Neither my pcp nor neurologist have discussed other diagnoses. Any lab tests to do?
Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?
Can the consults here be relied upon for sound medical advice
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Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more
Quite a few of them:: Rheumatoid disease; hypothyroidism; diabetes m, vit lack, like b6; in pregnancy due to fluid retention, which improves after delivery; rarer causes like a tumor (or swelling) in the carpal tunnel, arising from the nerve itself, tendons, fat, blood vessels, more than the usual number of tendons, or a bony lesion, including healing bone (of a fx). See your orthopod and pcp to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more
What is the question: Rickettsia typhi causes typhus and is what killed ricketts when he was about to leave mexico city after helping our neighbor with an epidemic. Have no clue what you mean by "possible mystery diagnoses". Is a mystery to me. ...Read more
Yes: You need to see an asthma or pulmonary specialist for specific treatment. Every patient is different and need to be treated individually. What works for one patient might not work for another. This disorder can be well-controlled with simple therapy but the occasional exacerbation does happen and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like multiple myeloma? What tests are needed?
Absolutely: Yes, absolutely . Molecular analysis with different methods are done to find some specific molecular markers/genes abnormality- this can be obtained from bone marrow and peripheral blood. This helps us in prognostication as well as in selecting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Internet addiction: Keep in mind addictions serve the function of taking you away from important aspects of your life you probably don't feel successful at managing. It is a way of taking a mental vacation from the real problems in life. If this persists consult a mental health professional who can help you deal with your addiction and also help you uncover the real concerns in your life. Best. ...Read more
Sometimes they do.: It should be able to be recognized by age 3, but if symptoms are less noticeable, and iq is high, the diagnosis may not always be determined by age 3. In some cases the diagnosis is quite obvious to an experienced clinician by age 2. Feel free to seek a second opinion. Don't let the lack of a diagnose keep you from getting your child help. Speech/occupational therapy services can be very helpful. ...Read more
Confusing question: Your question makes no sense.Please submit appropriate basic facts and a clear question if you seek an answer.The questions are not linked on the site so each question should stand alone & be submitted as an open question, not to a specific person. ...Read more
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like dilated cardiomyopathy? What tests are needed?
Echo: Cardiomyopathy is a weakened heart muscle. The diagnosis can be confirmed by an echocardiogram which takes an ultrasound picture of the heart and can show its pumping function. Further tests may need to be done to assess the cause. These tests can include a cardiac cath to rule out coronary artery disease, and even rarely a biopsy of the heart muscle. Personalized medicine is non specific term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's
Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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