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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
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
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
Of course: There is a reason for second opinions. Find a doctor who will work with you. ...Read more
How do I go about getting my meds prescribed to me again? I have no insurance and no primary doctor.
Okay I have to have an medical package filled out and I don't have an primary doctor. So can any doctor fill it out?
Yes: As long as he saw you in person. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: If your pcp sees you and determines that you need antidepressant medication, he/she can prescribe it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do, or refer to one who does. ...Read more
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?
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
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
After 17 years I had to change primary doctors. My other one went into concierge. What happens on the first visit with new doctor?
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
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I have a primary but interested in intragrative medicine-help me find an intragrative / holistic doctor near where I live 30min south of cleveland oh?
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
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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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
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
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