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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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Trying to find a primary care physician who you bond with a doctor who listens and cares i have many health problems and my doctor retired after 30 ye?

Trying to find a primary care physician who you bond with a doctor who listens and cares i have many health problems and my doctor retired after 30 ye?

Today : Especially as a result of the ACA, most physicians have little time to talk with their patients. In spite of the time constraints, many are very empathetic and caring. Keep looking and you are sure to find what you want. ...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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What are common health problems seen in veterans?

What are common health problems seen in veterans?

Resources: Military service members and veterans face many of the same challenges as civilians, but also different issues that are related to their service. You'll find a list of diseases and conditions that are common among veterans here: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/diseases-conditions.asp, and a list of health concerns related to specifice conflicts here: http://www.va.gov/oaa/pocketcard/unique.asp ...Read more

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Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

NAMI: Contact local chapter of national alliance of mental illness and they will help. ...Read more

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What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

Many: The va offers mobility training, vision aids for low vision, psychological counseling and family service. Service connected veterans with low vision related to their service are eligible without question for these. Others might be eligible depending upon their individual circumstances. ...Read more

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The kern country veterans service department gave it to me that letter says we r trying a claim of fermin Rodriguez for dependent indemnity compensation. In order to win this claim the death certificate must be amended to show in block 112 ischemic heart

The kern country veterans service department gave it to me that letter says we r trying a claim of fermin Rodriguez for dependent indemnity compensation. In order to win this claim the death certificate must be amended to show in block 112 ischemic heart

Inappropriate: It sounds as if you are asking someone on healthtap to amend a death certificate for you. That won't happen. The patient's own physician or the one filling out the death certificate in the first place would be the appropriate places to seek this. ...Read more

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What can be done to help a veteran with mental health problems?

Completely depends : on the nature of the behavioral health condition. Rule #1: Stay safe. Make sure there are no red flags. If there are, get help. Rule #2: Stay strong. seek out Wounded Warriors. They have great resources. Caregivers need support in order to best take care of their loved ones. Rule #3: Stay positive. You've been given the privilege to heal an amazing soul willing to sacrifice it all for the mission. ...Read more

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Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Question?: Not sure of the question being asked. Have you been through a compensation and pension evaluation at the VA yet? If your PTSD is related to your time in the service - please apply to VA. Even a rating of 0% will entitle you to have that condition treated over your lifetime. It is also important to have treatment from providers that have expertise in working with PTSD. ...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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How would i find a good primary care doctor in my area?

How would i find a good primary care doctor in my area?

Great question: The best doc for anyone are those who have a good blend of knowledge and compassion. The pcp visit is often spent reviewing your health history, getting a physical exam, and blood work as well. Some women have both a pcp and gyn. More than anything, you want to know that you can bond well with the doc and staff. Best wishes. ...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