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Can I have a primary doctor from here?

Sure.: The vast majority of doctors on HealthTap likely have private local practices. You can look for one of us in your area and seek out an appointment. ...Read more

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Could I need a primary doctor even if I'm 100% healthy?

Could I need a primary doctor even if I'm 100% healthy?

Yes: Everyone needs a primary care doctor. No human is perfect, so there is nobody on Earth who is 100% healthy. Even if a person is 99% healthy, he can see his primary care doctor to do preventive medicine items such as vaccinations and cancer screenings, so that he may stay 99% healthy. ...Read more

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No health insurance to see my primary doctor. Suggestions?

No health insurance to see my primary doctor. Suggestions?

Public health clinic: Most states should have county hospitals or clinics where you can see a primary care doctor. They may be doctors in training, nurse practitioners or physician assistants but at least you can get care that you need. I hope you can find a suitable place in denver. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is primary koch's infection?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is primary koch's infection?

Tuberculosis lung: Primary koch's infection is another name for primary tuberculosis of the lungs. This is a condition that requires multiple antibiotics taken in combination over a period of months to adequately treat. ...Read more

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If I am not happy with my primary doctor can I change to another one?

Of course: There is a reason for second opinions. Find a doctor who will work with you. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my meds prescribed to me again? I have no insurance and no primary doctor.

How do I go about getting my meds prescribed to me again? I have no insurance and no primary doctor.

Most: Doctors want to see you in the office before prescribing medicine. Myself included. Most doctors will see you without insurance but you would have to pay for a visit. Also depending where you live. There are several clinics around that are less expensive if finances are an issue ...Read more

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If I wanted to change to a different primary doctor, what is the procedure? Do med histories get fwd'ed automationally?

If I wanted to change to a different primary doctor, what is the procedure? Do med histories get fwd'ed automationally?

Your insurance: Plan may have a procedure for switching PCPs. If not, you can just make an appointment with whomever you want. Your records won't be forwarded automatically, they will need your permission to release them. ...Read more

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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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I don't see the value of pain management. I consider it more harmful than beneficial to me. Can my primary doctors make it condition of their medical service to be drugged up by the pain doctors?

I don't see the value of pain management. I consider it more harmful than beneficial to me. Can my primary doctors make it condition of their medical service to be drugged up by the pain doctors?

Pain Management: Pain management can be very valuable when pain relief is a goal of treatment, along with improving function. It sounds like you don't share this outlook. If you feel your doctors aren't appropriately addressing your condition, you always have the option of seeking other opinions or care. Also, your doctors may suggest this themselves, if they feel they've exhausted their capacities to help you. ...Read more

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I have been looking online for a new primary doctor to assist my condition. I have a hard time physically going to the doctor, especially a new one. I am hoping to be able to virtually meet a doctor who I can connect with and who can understand my conditi

I have been looking online for a new primary doctor to assist my condition. I have a hard time physically going to the doctor, especially a new one. I am hoping to be able to virtually meet a doctor who I can connect with and who can understand my conditi

Need PCP: Even though online HEALTHTAP concierge is a fantastic service, you should not depend on this service for all your medical needs. You need to make a doctor/patient relationship with a PCP in your area and use Healthtap concierge for problems not requiring an office visit ...Read more

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Should I drop my primary doc now as he has lost lots of weight & looks sick?

Should I drop my primary doc now as he has lost lots of weight & looks sick?

No.: Docs must report significant physical, or mental illness / potential impairment in ability to provide care to their state licensing board, their insurance carrier and contracted insurance agencies. Such illness would generally preclude them from active practice. ...Read more

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Tips to find primary doc you trust and get along with? How much time should you give to each potential dr? Is it offensive to seek a second opinion?

Tips to find primary doc you trust and get along with? How much time should you give to each potential dr? Is it offensive to seek a second opinion?

Primary care md: One of the most reliable methods is to select a primary care doc that your close friends and your family have had and vouch for the reliable and caring service they have had. One can also make a get acquainted type appointment with the md and get some sense of whether you are favorably impressed. Also your hospital can recommend md's. No md should discourage a patient who requests a second opinion ...Read more

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Is a primary doctor to allowed to give me anti depressants?

Is a primary doctor to allowed to give me anti depressants?

Yes: If your pcp sees you and determines that you need antidepressant medication, he/she can prescribe it. ...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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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors?

Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do, or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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I want to go to my primary physician, anything I can't go for?

I want to go to my primary physician, anything I can't go for?

A few things: Your primary doctor is a good starting point for most conditions that have a medical base. Of course for a toothache you would see your dentist, and for eye problems you would see your ophthalmologist. But your primary doc can handle most other things or can tell you who to see if it merits referral. ...Read more

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Should I see a primary doc, gyno, or a specific specialist for pain in bladder area? Who is best to see?

Should I see a primary doc, gyno, or a specific specialist for pain in bladder area? Who is best to see?

Start with Primary: All specialismts appreciate a full history & physical & basic bloodwork when consulted. Sometimes, say if your symptoms are due to a simple bladder infection, your primary doc can manage it. Some primary care docs do gyn exams too and diagnose gyn infections. So that is a good place to start. Trust me, you will be referred if necessary (99% of the time). Hope it is something easy to treat! ...Read more

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Can I use a dr on health tap as my primary physician, I prefer to do as much via technology as possible?

No: A primary physician needs to be able to examine his patient. A doctor on healthtap can be quite helpful, but should not be one's primary doctor. However, one's primary physician may be active on healthtap, since healthtap has many thousands of active doctors who also have office practices in the U.S. ...Read more

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After 17 years I had to change primary doctors. My other one went into concierge. What happens on the first visit with new doctor?

After 17 years I had to change primary doctors. My other one went into concierge. What happens on the first visit with new doctor?

I like: To make my first visit with a Patient a COMPLETE evaluation including complete History and a "targeted" Physical Exam ("Hands On") HOWEVER the more "modernist" Physicians rather make the first visit an "introduction" and more SOCIAL (often with NO CHARGE)...You pretty much have to decide which kind of experience you want and make it clear BEFORE an appointment is scheduled
Hope this is helpful
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Do pain doctors focus on diagnostics first? I was referred to one by my primary. I am concerned since I'm most places I read that pain doctors focus on "pain management" and I really want to know why

Do pain doctors focus on diagnostics first? I was referred to one by my primary. I am concerned since I'm most places I read that pain doctors focus on "pain management" and I really want to know why

They should: A good pain management doctor will take a thorough history and physical and review any images or laboratory studies pertaining with your pain in order to diagnose the source of your pain. Pain is not a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been established for your chronic pain, then an appropriate treatment plan will be developed (physical modalities, injections, medications, for example.). ...Read more

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Hello my son has been very concerned about his height recently. He is 15, 5'8" and wears a size 13 shoe. Recently we went to one of his doctors (not primary) and after looking at an X-ray she said he was almost done growing. It didn't make sense to either

Hello my son has been very concerned about his height recently. He is 15, 5'8" and wears a size 13 shoe. Recently we went to one of his doctors (not primary) and after looking at an X-ray she said he was almost done growing. It didn't make sense to either

Observation: At 15 yrs your son is nearing end of adolescent growth spurt which for boys occurs thru age 18 yrs. The bone growth plates begin to fuse eg. (closure) beyond which growth ceases. Additionally, sexual maturation is also progressing. Boys can show a delayed growth pattern which is hereditary, similar to dad at this age. Advise son to eat a well-balanced diet, keep yearly wellness exams & immunize. ...Read more

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Can I get terbinafine from my primary doctor?

Can I get terbinafine from my primary doctor?

Terbinafine: This is a common prescription and your family doctor will know if it is appropriate for you. ...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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Can a primary doctor use miradry for patients that need it?

Can a primary doctor use miradry for patients that need it?

MIRADRY FOR SWEAT: THIS PROCEDURE IS DONE IN A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF HE OR SHE DOES IT.
AND GO FROM THERE. . . ...Read more