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Will a walk in clinic with primary care services give anti-depressants?

Will a walk in clinic with primary care services give anti-depressants?

Not likely: Walk in clinics are generally set up to handle acute, "one time" episodes like strep throat, sinus infections, and utis as an example. Ideally, you want to find a good pcp or psychiatrist to spend the time with you to talk through your symptoms, possibly prescribe meds and be available for follow up. Check this app (healthtap) or healthgrades for a list of docs in your area. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Veterans And Military Health (Definition)

Military health refers to the health care system of the military, including VA hospitals, and the health care provided in ...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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The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

A little unclear ??: Are you maybe asking whether primary care doctors treat people with mental health diagnoses differently from other patients? I'm not sure this is what you mean -- but if so, all patients should receive the same level of care. However, mental health issues do impact overall health and how able people are to participate in their care. Mental health needs consideration in the whole picture. ...Read more

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Blood when passing gas. When i call my primary care dr what response should I get? I am 70 year old female with no health problems.

Blood when passing gas. When i call my primary care dr what response should I get? I am 70 year old female with no health problems.

GI Bleeding: They should either recommend that you go in to see them or recommend a GI specialist or a colo-rectal specialist to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more

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I need a new highly rayed primary care doctor in my area, as well as dentists and pediatricians, who all,accept my health insurace through Medicaide?

I need a new highly rayed primary care doctor in my area, as well as dentists and pediatricians, who all,accept my health insurace through Medicaide?

Call Medicaid: The problem with these programs is the doc participation rate is poor.In my state they paid well below the cost of providing the services and I could rarely get any specialists to see my Medicaid referrals.They will have a referral number in your local that can give you names and numbers to try.Hospital based clinics are more likely to be available. ...Read more

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What do I do about my MANY medical concerns if I don't have a primary care doctor, or any health care whatsoever? Parents and family are NOT an option

What do I do about my MANY medical concerns if I don't have a primary care doctor, or any health care whatsoever? Parents and family are NOT an option

No insurance: People who are uninsured must be treated until they are medically stable in any emergency room. If you are under 18, and attending school, a school counselor or social worker may be able to assist you at the nurses office, or in finding a free clinic in your area. They may also be able to help you sign up for free or subsidized health insurance if you have no income or a low income. ...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 you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

Can you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

The WOT itself isn't: any different than other wars. What is different is #1 advancement of medicine worldwide & despite that #2 how SM & vets are affected by budgetary cuts authorized by current members of Congress & the Executive branch. For example, PTSD is not new - veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam & the GW suffer from this. The recent Walter Reed scandal, however, put a spotlight on it & forced policy changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Primary Care Services (Definition)

Primary care services offer medical care and advice as the patient's primary contact, and help ...Read more