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What to do if I have missed 3 doctor appointments at a psychiatric hospital?

What to do if I have missed 3 doctor appointments at a psychiatric hospital?

Missing Appointments: Missing appointments could mean that you are not very interested to maintain treatment, or you want to sabotage your improvement. Discussing that behavior with a therapist will be fruitful in understanding the psychological factors involved in not continuing with a treatment when you need it. If you have other problems (lack of transportation, no copay money) you can explain those to your treater. ...Read more

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I have bad health anxiety. I get anxiety even worse for loved ones. Have trouble trusting doctors didn't miss something. What can I do?Im going nuts!

I have bad health anxiety. I get anxiety even worse for loved ones. Have trouble trusting doctors didn't miss something. What can I do?Im going nuts!

Trusting Doctors: I think this is, in fact, very common. The only wisdom I have to share is that you must find a doctor that seems to get you; one who you feel safe or comfortable with. And, then you have to give the relationship some time. I love it when patients are prepared with questions...Or who are not shy. I like questions from my patients. ...Read more

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How accurate are home ovulation tests. I took one last month and my doctor said i must have missed my ovulation because these test don't always work.?

How accurate are home ovulation tests. I took one last month and my doctor said i must have missed my ovulation because these test don't always work.?

Pretty accurate: No test is perfect but ovulation predictor kits are pretty accurate. Test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not as accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (search online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test didn't work for you last month. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If irregular cycles, see a md. ...Read more

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Is a liver biopsy accurate? The liver’s pretty big, so isn’t it likely it could miss something? How can the doctor be sure he’s getting a sample of the damaged part?

Is a liver biopsy accurate? The liver’s pretty big, so isn’t it likely it could miss something? How can the doctor be sure he’s getting a sample of the damaged part?

If : If the goal is to get a general sample of liver tissue to evaluate for cirrhosis, venous obstructive disease, abnormal deposits of iron, or similar organ-wide problems, then a biopsy is pretty easy and "missing something" is unlikely. The bigger the liver, the easier it is. On the other hand, if there is one specific spot in the liver that's abnormal, and your doctor is aiming for just that spot, then missing the target is more likely. In such situations, we usually have a pathologist present during the biopsy to look at the tissue as we collect it. The pathologist will not be able to make a final diagnosis in real time, be he or she should be able to say whether or not the tissue that's been collected will be adequate for making that final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Where can i find a doctor who specializes in diagnosing what other doctors have missed?

Where can i find a doctor who specializes in diagnosing what other doctors have missed?

If you are looking: For "Dr House" then i don't think there is any specialist that specialize in that. I believe your best shot will be major academic center and start from scratch with primary care and go from there or second opinion to whatever field that you felt had problem with. Even with above there is still no guarantee you will find your answer. ...Read more

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I missed a flight due to the flu and I need a doctors note. It's a sick form I have to fill out. Can you help me fill it out?

I missed a flight due to the flu and I need a doctors note. It's a sick form I have to fill out. Can you help me fill it out?

Help fill out: No, I cannot help you. You must see your primary doctor who will check you out and prepare a document for you to show when you are ready to get on the plane. If you still have the flu, consider holding off the flight if you can. ...Read more

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Does a doctor have the right to refuse seeing me after signing medical release form to see another doctor?Even when need help bc he missed something.

Does a doctor have the right to refuse seeing me after signing medical release form to see another doctor?Even when need help bc he missed something.

Yes: Thankfully, america is a free country. That means a patient has the right to refuse to see a doctor, and a doctor has the right to refuse to see a patient. Usually, a doctor will continue helping a patient for a month, while the patient transitions to her new doctor, unless the situation has some special circumstances. One can pre-pay the old doctor to send by fedex her records to the new doctor. ...Read more

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Ok is there away to tell if ur thyroid is miss up and is there away to treat it without going to the doctors ?

Ok is there away to tell if ur thyroid is miss up and is there away to treat it without going to the doctors ?

No: No, and no. Don't try to guess, don't try to treat it, whatever it is, yourself. See your doctor. ...Read more