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Referral To Perinatologist
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Rehab: Sure, if they know resources.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ›
Cervical rediculopathy diagnosis, advised to follow up with specialist. Better to see an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist, or let MRI results guide?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Healthap: There are disease specialists on Healthtap. Have you looked into Healthtap concierge? ...Read more
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