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Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Yes: Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines. ...Read more

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Need some medical advice please on hypertension?

Need some medical advice please on hypertension?

Hypertension: What advice do you need? Get a good dr., follow the dash diet, don't smoke, get at least half an hour of aerobic exercise a day, take any medications the dr. Prescribes as they are prescribed as well as any other suggestions your doctor gives you about your well being. If your pressure is well controlled, you should have minimal problems because of the condition. ...Read more

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I need medical advice for jaundice?

I need medical advice for  jaundice?

Need more info..: Jaundice is just a symptom with many possible causes...infection, medications, metabolic problems, even cancer. We need more information to advise you. ...Read more

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Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Would be helpful: Optometrists go to a post college school which is 1/2 business and 1/2 basic eye disease and eyeglass/contact evaluation and care. They do not get general medical training and are not truly doctors although they grant themselves a doctors degree. Because of these deficiencies they do not currently take a board exam. For the best eye care, see an ophthalmologist who has full training. ...Read more

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Best medical care for dermomyositis?

Best medical care for dermomyositis?

See rheumatologist: It needs to be managed by specialist with steroids along with immunosupressive drugs. It also needs extensive workup to rule out associated diseases that occur in 20 per cent of cases within 5 years of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Counseling center: Will save some time, although you could consult with your physician if you want to go privately and want a referral. If there are medical issues as well as emotional ones, that might be a reason to consult with your doctor first. Otherwise, the counseling center will get you started in therapy sooner. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

YES: That would be the first step is to discuss with your Primary Care Physician and then they ca let you know if they do this or refer out to a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What should go in your own personal medical records?

What should go in your own personal medical records?

Notes: All information that has been recorded by your doctor , family history, all your medical history and medications used. Medical record are the notes docs keep when you have an appointment or phone call-. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

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

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What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone or if you also need medication. She should be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, if needed. Good luck-this is a very treatable problem! ...Read more

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What would be some legitimate reasons to change your primary care doctor?

Ten good reasons:: You can change your primary care doctor for any reason, if that is your wish. However, due to limited space on this site, see the following website for a list of ten good reasons: http://www.Kevinmd.Com/blog/2011/10/10-reasons-change-doctors.Html. ...Read more

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Why di I need a family medical history?

Why di I need a family medical history?

Heredity: Heredity is very important not only to know wether you are likely to develop a disease but how aggresive will it be. ...Read more

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Did any doctor or medical facilities find any cure for hiv?

Did any doctor or medical facilities find any cure for hiv?

Not yet: In fact, the review articles emphasize how difficult it will be -- the virus hides in the dna of cells that will be very hard to eliminate. Anyone offering a cure for HIV is either self-deceived or trying to deceive you. I think you know this. The good news is that HIV infection can be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need a primary care physician ?

I need a primary care physician
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PCP???: You live in State of Washington. Univ. of Wash. Is ranked as the top program in Family Medicine in the U.S. Call the Department and ask for a recommendation for a doc in your part of the state. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nurse practitioners as medical providers?

They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more

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Are medical release forms necessary doctor to doctor?

Mostly: The much lamented hippa act limits communication between doctors about patients and ordinarily requires a written release form. This is not true for emergencies or when the information is medically necessary in a time frame shorter than ordinary communication. Hippa was poorly written, with limits way over the intent of the original law. Another example of unforeseen consequences. ...Read more