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Ankle swelling: Any good family doctor should be able to handle the diagnosis and management of chills just fine. ...Read more
Depends.: If it reallyis parotitis, one needs to hydrate agresdively, use a warm compress to the area, take sour things 3-4 times a day, massage the gland repeatedly and finally take antibiotics. If your primary md can direct you to do the above and rx antibiotics, then great. If not, one should see an otolarynhologist (ent). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Acute bronchitis can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, sometimes requires the help of a lung doctor to both diagnose and treat the disorder, although treatment can be monitored by your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Regular Doctor: Your regular doctor should be able to guide you through a re-hydration strategy, starting with exploring, and treating, why you are dehydrated in the first place. Half strength "gatorade" or ginger ale (diluted with water), in frequent small amounts is a good start. Note that there are good prescription meds for nausea/vomiting. Aim for feeling better, & making light yellow urine every few hours. ...Read more
Tenosynovitis: Start with your primary care doctor -- we can often make helpful recommendations. If your symptoms are moderate-severe, we may refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Both are fine: Most physicians can treat diverticulitis, but the most important thing is to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. If you have an episode of diverticulitis, it is often recommended to have a colonoscopy at some point afterwards though, and this should be done by a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon problems: ...Like wegener's require someone with experience to manage all the myriad manifestations and potential problems (how's that for alliteration) that can come with the disease or its treatment. Its possible but unlikely that your regular doctor has such experience, if i had wegener's i would be looking to at least have my doctor consult with someone who sees this problem frequently. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Specialist: A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments. There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Regular physician: Seeing your primary care provider can help narrow down the cause and direct you to the proper specialist if it is needed - your primary care doctor is your first and best starting point for most problems. ...Read more
Pcp: A pcp who knows you is the most important member of any treat team they are your guide through the complex maze of american medicine. ...Read more
Many options: Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for at least six months. There are many treatment options for pain, not just medication. The best treatment depends on finding the cause of the pain. Your primary doctor may be a good place to start. Once the pain has persisted to the chronic state, you will want to have an expert opinion to prevent permanent impairment and disability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a psychiatrist: If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your primary care physician is not specialized for this disease. Please see a psychiatrist regularly. Only a psychiatrist can effectively treat and prescribe medication for schizophrenia. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with your PCP: If you've not seen a primary care doctor, this is a good place to start. Loss of balance can be due to medications, infections of the inner ear, central nervous system disorders, vascular problems, or even cardiac conditions, so it would be good to start with your regular doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist: See a neurologist for this but your primary care physician should always be kept in the loop. ...Read more
Should I see a specialist for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
Ask your regular doc: Call and ask the nurse or receptionist if this is something your doctor treats or if he/she can refer you to someone. This is sometimes easily treated in the primary care office and they should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more
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