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Referral To Fibromyalgia Doctor
Ra patients should have coordinated care with pcp and a rheumatology doctor. Ask your doc for referral!.. Can u please explain? Whats pcp?
See details: Pcp is your primary care physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many resources: Usually the process is to get a referral before a diagnosis -- because the psychiatrist makes the diagnosis during an interview with you. It may require more than one session. You can check your local psychiatric society for possible names, and also online searches can be fruitful these days. Contact office to see about insurance, appointment availability, ways of working, etc. ...Read more
My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.
ADHD: Typically either a neurologist or a psychiatrist, especially those who document that they specialize and are familiar with adhd diagnoses. For pediatric patients, school system can sometimes assist with finding appropriate practitioner. There are formal tests that can be done to assess for this. ...Read more
Your PCP or: If needed a neurologist can be helpful. ...Read more
Depends who you saw: Treating fibromyalgia involves a team approach to address the many layers of the disease. So, a neuro-psychiatrist may be helpful, as others who are part of your team, as this is a complex medical condition. You may also benefit from seeing someone who tests for food allergies as well, as sometimes this impacts one's energy level, and when removed, allows the body to recover quicker with other txs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caring interest: Doctors don't learn everything in medical school. Worse yet, medical knowledge and technology change so fast that most of what each doctor uses everyday must come from keeping up with the latest scientific publications. This is especially true with fibromyalgia, where the first drug was approved by fda just a few years ago. Many doctors are qualified, if they have an interest and keep up learning. ...Read more
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more
Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone or if you also need medication. She should be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, if needed. Good luck-this is a very treatable problem! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
S/he can start it: Initial screening is simple, using your history & exam to validate the need for blood tests. (insurers may not pay for tests unless the need is established)The initial blood tests narrow the group of people that have some symptoms down to those who are most likely to have it. Further confirmation by more invasive tests by a GI specialist may then bee needed. Your primary can coordinate this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
They have a : Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful. ...Read more
Rehab: Sure, if they know resources.Get a more detailed answer ›
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