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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Primary Care Facilities (Overview)

Primary care facilities are sites that provide outpatient medical care for general adult or child health by appointment or walk-in.


Dr. Robert Uyeda
6 doctors shared insights

Primary Care Facilities (Overview)

Primary care facilities are sites that provide outpatient medical care for general adult or child health by appointment or walk-in.


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What happens during a first patient primary care appointment?

What happens during a first patient  primary care appointment?

Great question: Be prepared! know your meds. Generally, the first visit is mostly spent reviewing your health history. Often times offices will have the paperwork mailed to you or posted online to fill out ahead of time. You may have a physical exam and blood work as well on that first visit. More than anything, it's a chance to see if you bond well with doc and staff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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If a primary care specializes in internal medicine what does that mean?

If a primary care specializes in internal medicine what does that mean?

Internist: Internal medicine doctors treat adult patients, from healthy young adults to elderly, chronically ill adults. They don't deliver babies or perform surgery.Internists are also trained in managing patients with complex medical problems, both as patients in the hospital and in the office setting. They may also have certain other areas of expertise in addition to internal medicine. ...Read more

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I walk so much and my primary care wants me to gain weight and it's hard because I walk so much what should I do?

I walk so much and my primary care wants me to gain weight and it's hard because I walk so much what should I do?

Depends.: What is the purpose of the weight gain? Your weight should not be a strict target and being underweight is not necessarily unhealthy. Good health is the goal. If you feel good at your weight and you are stable then maybe reconsidering the purpose of weight gain is in order. If you need to gain weight, high caloric supplements will do the trick. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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What are some reasons someone should/might choose to switch primary care doctors? How do I determine if my current Dr is no longer a good fit for me?

What are some reasons someone should/might choose to switch primary care doctors? How do I determine if my current Dr is no longer a good fit for me?

That depends : Comfort with, and confidence in, your PCP are critical to an effective patient-physician experience. Does your PCP listen to you and engage your active participation in your healthcare treatments? Is your PCP empathetic and a good communicator? Is your PCP accessible? Is your PCP/staff responsive to calls and questions? These are factors that should help you decide. Best to you! ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get a primary care physician?

What is the fastest way to get a primary care physician?

Schedule a visit: You can use google to find primary care physicians near your home or work, or at a hospital or community you want to find one in. Call and schedule an appointment. Make sure they know it will be your first appointment. Make sure you sign up for health insurance or go through your insurer to find which physicians are covered. There is help if you have no insurance in community clinics and Medicaid. ...Read more

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Should i discuss my regression issues with my primary care dr?

Should i discuss my regression issues with my primary care dr?

Yes, you can: start there, and if he or she isn't comfortable counseling you, they should be able to refer you to a mental health professional that can discuss these issues with you. Some primary doctors are comfortable counseling and others refer nearly everyone to mental health professionals. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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How do primary care doctors tests for gluten sensitivities?

How do primary care doctors tests for gluten sensitivities?

Antibodies?: We can order blood tests for certain antibodies associated with gluten enteropathy? But the history has to be suggestive of it. I usually don't order it just to"screen" for it. ...Read more

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Will obamacare eliminate the use of emergency rooms as primary care? What are the effects?

Will obamacare eliminate the use of emergency rooms as primary care? What are the effects?

Obama care: I doubt that there are many experts on obamacare here. It is still a very big mystery. But, in regards to the bizarre and inappropriate use of the er for primary care medicine one would hope with all of their heart that patients seek out and get a relationship with a family doctor that can last for years and that is the best way to enter the medical care system. ...Read more

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I recently moved to San Diego from another state. Whats the best way to find a new primary care or gp?

I recently moved to San Diego from another state. Whats the best way to find a new primary care or gp?

Finding a new GP: Call the medical society i.e. San Diego medical society 858-565-8888 Or call the local hospital there is Scripps institute https://www.scripps.org/physicians/find Good luck! ...Read more

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I take 20mg of escitalopram my primary care Dr said I could go up to 25mg is that safe I'm taking it for anxiety?

I take 20mg of escitalopram my primary care Dr said I could go up to 25mg is that safe I'm taking it for anxiety?

Dosing: Although this medication is approved for up to 20mg, clinically it is often used in higher doses. One study had participants taking the medicine at 50mg. No safety issues were identified, though 1/4 of the patients couldn't tolerate the medicine at that high a dose. Thus, you are likely fine at 25mg. ...Read more

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Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

PCP first: See a primary care doctor first. He or she can guide you as to which tests, if any, are most appropriate......And which specialist he or she would recommend. ...Read more

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How can someone receive a primary care doctor?

How can someone receive a primary care doctor?

Choose one: You choose a doctor based on your preference and/or those that are covered by your insurance plan. Ask family, friends, co-workers, your insurance company, or the yellow pages. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a bilingual primary care doctor? I live in denver.

Lenny zemel: I use him, He's amazing. Would need to check about if they are bilingual. ...Read more

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What things should people consider when choosing a primary care doctor?

What things should people  consider when choosing a primary care doctor?

It depends on you: Things to consider..Is this for a one time consult or are you looking to develop a long term relationship? What is your age relative to the doctors? What are your values? This seems to be more the prevalent issue is who is on your healthplan. ...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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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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