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Dr Ryan wanted James to have an ex ray for his scoliosis curve would you please mail us the prescription Dorothy Knight 516 724 0737 ?

Dr Ryan wanted James to have an ex ray for his scoliosis curve would you please mail us the prescription Dorothy Knight 516 724 0737

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Wrong site: This is the public HT site. On it we provide general medical information. We do not diagnose/ treat/ provide prescriptions for anyone here. Your questions do not go to specified docs. If you are a HT Prime member and consulted with someone there,you must return to that site for any related interaction. ...Read more

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Click tight dentures or the all-on-four dentures, what to do?

Click tight dentures or the all-on-four dentures, what to do?

Rubber grip vs screw: Click tight dentures grip low profile attachment on the heads of dental implants. Dentists often use "locator attachments" which utilize replaceable rubber o-rings located inside the denture. As a removable system, they are more prone to material degradation and need periodic maintenance. They can be removed and cleaned! all on 4 systems are screwed in place, more sturdy but less hygienic. ...Read more

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Mild hypopnea, can't sleep w cpap. Can't afford custom mandibular advancent device. Could an OTC one like zquiet help me until I get better insurance?

Mild hypopnea, can't sleep w cpap. Can't afford custom mandibular advancent device. Could an OTC one like zquiet help me until I get better insurance?

Do not know: Not familiar with this device. You are certainly thinking correctly. If you have a documented sleep study and diagnosis, medical insurance will often cover some/all of the custom advancement appliance. Check with your medical insurance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Help with chest pains!? Drive myself to ER nearby or call for ambulance?

Help with chest pains!? Drive myself to ER nearby or call for ambulance?

Call 911: If you are unexpectedly awakened by an oppressive sensation on your chest or inability to breathe, sudden shortness of breath at rest with cold sweats, pressure sensation in the chest, sudden severe weakness, feeling of impending doom when all this is happening, you should call 911 for emergency medical help and transport to a heart attack management center. ...Read more

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FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk

FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk

Flat feet: Either at first. Try an inexpensive over the counter arch support first. If symptoms improve greatly then should be ok. If symptoms slightly improve then custom orthotics are recommended. Custom inserts are casted from molds of your feet so basically are your inserts only. Over the counter devices are designed to fit everyone. See your local podiatrist ...Read more

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Any cardiologist available to see me today . I'm in Santa Monica area . 3106211971?

?: Since this was posted at least weeks ago, if not months ago, I hope you got to see somebody! ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?

If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?

Either could work.: It depends on what you need now. Does it look like you need permanent long term care or short term care? How mobile are you? Many people like being a nursing home that specializes in physical rehabilitation as their services are excellent and they often go back to their home. Assisted living arrangements are great for long term especially if you can find one close to friends. ...Read more

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CRPS :L foot- meds, physio, steroid injections, considering scs. Swelling a problem, can't wear shoes, walk properly-any advice to reduce swelling?

CRPS :L foot- meds, physio, steroid injections, considering scs. Swelling a problem, can't wear shoes, walk properly-any advice to reduce swelling?

Sympathectomy: If the swelling is presumably due to the dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, which is the underlying cause of CRPS, then a Sympathectomy would be the treatment of choice for it. ...Read more

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Looking for nearest Epley chair treatment centre to Williamsburg VA.

Looking for nearest Epley chair treatment centre to Williamsburg VA.

Try the internet: I would look up "otolaryngology" or "balance disorder center" with williamsburg va. Call the offices to see if they offer Epley chair treatments for vertigo. ...Read more

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What is the best support sandal for plantar fascitis? (i already am getting custom orthodics for my regular shoes.)

What is the best support sandal for plantar fascitis?  (i already am getting custom orthodics for my regular shoes.)

Custom sandals: Talk to your doctor that is making your orthotics about ordering a custom sandal that your orthotics will fit into. ...Read more

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Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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How soon after patella fracture recommend return to work s/p fx on 11/27/13. Ortho appt on12/10/13. Wc insisting. Floor nurse secure lock down unit.

How soon after patella fracture recommend return to work s/p fx on 11/27/13. Ortho appt on12/10/13. Wc insisting. Floor nurse secure lock down unit.

Patella fracture: Work release depends on your ability to do light duty. The fracture will not heal for 6 weeks. If you do sedentary work, you may be able to work during that healing time. Otherwise, you have to wait at least 6 weeks, get a xray, check on the healing of the fracture, and discuss your recovery with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear). Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear).  Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

Lace brace is more-: -comfortable, but less protective. On the other hand a stiff Arizona ankle brace is more limiting so less pain but hot & you need a really good prosthetics guy to fit you. It also depends on your needs & activity level. ...Read more

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Please help fast (emergency case): bleeding, lowlying placenta, 28wks?

Please help fast (emergency case): bleeding, lowlying placenta, 28wks?

Call your doctor: Low lying placenta is rarely a cause of hemorrhage. Any bleeding at 28 weeks should be immediately reported ! ...Read more

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If you had a 56y/o patient call for appt stating he had crushing chest pain & sweating last night (gone this am), would you see him or send him to ER ?

If you had a 56y/o patient call for appt stating he had crushing chest pain & sweating last night (gone this am), would you see him or send him to ER ?

ER: Definitely er, if he would insist i would still see him, but in office cardiac evaluation is limited and consequences of missing a heart attack, or not treating it in time can be grave, so hopefully my patient would have enough common sense and wouldn't risk his life and would trust his doctor judgment, because if you don't trust your doctor than you definitely need to find the one you will trust. ...Read more

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Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Medication: To the feet, may have to treat your shoe wear as well. ...Read more

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Archpain went to doc and got custom orthotics didn't work he switched to powerstep orthotics those aren't working so he wants to make new custom ones?

Archpain went to doc and got custom orthotics didn't work he switched to powerstep orthotics those aren't working so he wants to  make new custom ones?

A better history.: There is more to treating arch pain than playing musical arch supports. Your scenario is not all that uncommon. Before you spend a boat load of more money on a treatment plan that merely repeats what has already been tried and failed, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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