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Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be heeded, but any concerns should be discussed. For example, pediatric cardiology uses specialized drugs like Lasix (furosemide) which should not be discontinued without speaking to them. Also some drugs can worsen heart rhythm disorders and should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

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

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Want to chat with ENT specialist?

Want to chat with ENT specialist?

Easily done: Hopefully you have internet access. You can find a local ENT to chat with by "googling" that specialty and your town or a nearby larger town. You can also find links to the american academy of otolaryngology and use their chat line or information line to get information and contacts. ...Read more

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Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Children's hospitals: A Children's Hospital. As you live in Columbus, OH, you are fortunate to have Nationwide Children's Hospital in your city. ...Read more

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How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

Teaching hosp: call your close teaching hospital pediatric dept and they should refer you to one. Large children's hospital should have pediatric nephrology ...Read more

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Does family medicine who specializes in ob want to see seniors?

Does family medicine who specializes in ob want to see seniors?

Probably: Family medicine specialists treat people of all ages from before conception (prenatal planning) to after death (helping families deal with grief). ...Read more

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Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Depends: That often depends on one's health insurance plan - however, you may want to start with your pcp anyway. They can evaluate your symptoms and get you started on treatment in the meantime. Take care. ...Read more

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A doctor who specializes in premature baby and care, would be neoperinatologlist?

A doctor who specializes in premature baby and care, would be neoperinatologlist?

Neonatologist: The specialty dealing with sick or premi baby care is neonatology.They goe thru initial pediatric training before concentrating on the newborn.A perinatologist starts out in obgyn before concentrating their studies on the high risk pregnancy. I've never heard of a neoperinatologist. ...Read more

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How can we find another dr. For her to see preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

How can we find another dr. For her to see preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

Children's Hospital: Find a large city with a children's hospital and they should offer a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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New hypothyroid, PCP prescribed levothyoxine and referred to endocrinologist. Appointment with endocrinologist soon. What to expect from first visit?

New hypothyroid, PCP prescribed levothyoxine and referred to endocrinologist. Appointment with endocrinologist soon.  What to expect from first visit?

Levothyroxine: The first question is whether you feel comfortable on your current dose or whether you need to see the Endocrinologist. If the dose is OK - relax. If the dose is too small the Endocrinologist will take care of you for a while. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Soi want to be an orthopedic pediatric surgeon?

Soi want to be an orthopedic pediatric surgeon?

Study: College, medical school, orthopedic residency, and then a 1-2 year pediatric orthopedic fellowship depending on your field of interest, ie spine, etc. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to find best treatment for diabetes?

Need expert advice! where to find best treatment for diabetes?

Answered Many Times: Diabetes mellitus is elevated glucose, defined by ada as hba1c ?6.5%, optimal ?5.0%. Thus cut all food carbs/sugars, the primary driver of ?glucose, exercise (triggers burning sugar & fat), reduce body fat (sugar from food stored as fat). For type ii, add glp-1 analogue slowly (victoza (liraglutide) has best track record), consider metformin. Most other dm meds lower but advance dm & problems, thus avoid. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

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

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Can counselors send you to a psychiatrist?

Can counselors send you to a psychiatrist?

Absolutely.: Good counselors know their limits. If they believe you have a problem either that is beyond their skills or that is apt to respond to medictioan with or without their continued treatment, they well may make a referral to a pscyhiatrist. Many psychiatrists work closely with counselors, one focusing on medication, the other on psychotherapy or other types of interventions. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Remember this: In 2014, most patients with MS can be successfully treated and controlled, and can not only live a productive life, but also not have the disease shorten lifespan. Our modern potent agents have enhanced our success. ...Read more

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I need to speak with an infectious disease specialist?

I need to speak with an infectious disease specialist?

Healthap: There are disease specialists on Healthtap. Have you looked into Healthtap concierge? ...Read more