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A well known dentist specialised in cosmetic dentistry vs an orthodontist specialist. Who will be better for invisalign? Both r elite premium provider

A well known dentist specialised in cosmetic dentistry vs an orthodontist specialist. Who will be better for invisalign? Both r elite premium provider

Experience!: Like much else in life, experience cannot be gained from reading/dreaming about it. So, one doc who has lots of school training, but just got out will not have as much experience doing the procedure vs one who did not have as much school but has been doing it for eons and has good results in the community--that is the one to pick. Talk to the people in your community! good luck. ...Read more

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I have a weird walk so i went to an orthopedic specialist and they said they couldn't help me. What can I do now?

I have a weird walk so i went to an orthopedic specialist and they said they couldn't help me. What can I do now?

Second opinion: Not all specialists are created equal, and each specialist has different subspecialties and interests. There may very well be another orthopedic surgeon than can help you with your walking. You can also seek a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist that also specializes in walking and gait. Definitely seek a second or third opinion! ...Read more

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How to control ashtma? Inhalers doesn't really help.Im waiting for appointment with asthma specialist but its a month away.

How to control ashtma? Inhalers doesn't really help.Im waiting for appointment with asthma specialist but its a month away.

See family doc: You can't afford to wait another month. Ask your family doctor to prescribe an inhaled steroid +/- a long acting bronchodilator in the interim. A short course of Prednisone may be needed if the asthma is severe don't wait, run. ...Read more

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What could b my pains in my eyes it hurts i don't have a ha & it still hurts already went to specialist 4 my eyes a mth ago he said im fine?

What could b my pains in my eyes it hurts i don't have a ha & it still hurts already went to specialist 4 my eyes a mth ago he said im fine?

Dry eye: Might to be related to dryness whic cause pain and feeling of foreign body in the eye (no foreign body present). At times might be related to the food that you eat, try to pay attention if you find any trigger food. ...Read more

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Who should treat me for less severe pH caused by sleep apnea? I'm adrift without care since pH specialist said they don't treat my kind of ph,

Who should treat me for less severe pH caused by sleep apnea?  I'm adrift without care since pH specialist said they don't treat my kind of ph,

PH and Sleep Apnea: Cva, coronary events, angina at night, dying in one's sleep can all be related to sleep apnea. You should see an ENT or sleep specialist. Cpap, dental devices and surgery can all be effective. ...Read more

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Since herpes "shed" with no outbreak can't providers do oral swabs and vaginal cultures without an outbreak to diagnose or rule out herpes 1 or 2?

Since herpes "shed" with no outbreak can't providers do oral swabs and vaginal cultures without an outbreak to diagnose or rule out herpes 1 or 2?

Not practical...: If neither the patient nor the doctor can guess when the patient is shedding (on which, if any, of the 365 days of the year is the patient shedding?), it is not practical to try to catch shed viruses, if the patient doesn't have outbreaks. What if the patient has had both herpes 1 and 2, but rarely sheds either? Such things in real life are not predictable. ...Read more

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Seen 50+ specialists and can't get dx. Wing/snapping scap and 8/10 pain around scapula, traps, sides of neck. All imaging & tests are normal. Help!?

Seen 50+ specialists and can't get dx. Wing/snapping scap and 8/10 pain around scapula, traps, sides of neck. All imaging & tests are normal. Help!?

Soft tissue: Difficult neck & shoulder problems commonly unvisualized & reflect soft tissue (ligament, tendon, & muscle) disorder. Repetitive stress helped by ergonomic work place exam as mechanical stressor i.D.'d. Pain interventionist injects suspect tissue with anesthetic. If hits tissue disorder target pain stops temporarily (diagnostic) then cortisone to target. Levator muscle tendonitis makes snapping. ...Read more

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I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?

I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?

Not to worry: A high ige does not necessarily mean that you have allergies. False positive test results are very possible with ige levels to the point that i hardly ever order them. What counts is your symptoms and overall clinical picture. ...Read more