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Talk To A Gastroenterologist Online
'Live' consultations: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a relatively low fee. ...Read more
Sure: A patient on PRIME can get a referral to a particular doctor or a particular specialty, which means the PRIME doctor recommends that the patient go get evaluated by a certain doctor or specialty. Because PRIME is outside the commercial insurance system, there are no phone calls, faxes, or paperwork when the PRIME doctor refers a patient (insurers might treat a PRIME referral as a "self-referral"). ...Read more
Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more
Sure, with limits.: Doctors licensed in your state, at their discretion of course, can provide you with enough supply of a chronic medication to get you to your regular doctor. But no controlled substances can be, prescribed through HealthTap under any circumstances. ...Read more
Depends...: Most initial digestive problems can be addressed by your primary care doctor, but when further diagnostic procedures are needed, or when initial treatment attempts are unsuccessful, a gastroenterologist may be necessary. Also, everyone should see a G.I. doctor at age 50 or sometimes earlier, if there is a family history, for colon cancer screening. ...Read more
Same: Eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. Soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more
Yes, most docs can: Most hemorrhoids should first be treated by conservative measures, such as bulking the stools, education to avoid bad habits like straining, sitting for long periods of time, etc. Otc creams and suppositories, sitz baths are also helpful-and cheap! The full array of treatments for hemorrhoids are available from most general surgeons, or colon & rectal specialists if available in your area. ...Read more
Treatment: A good gastroenterologist pairs the strength of medical treatment with the aggressiveness of the disease using either an immunomodulator (methotrexate, 6MP) or a biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio). But it's also important to frequently monitor whether the medication is actually working to heal the intestine. ...Read more
Not on this: Forum. But you can on the concierge or virtual consult. Contact health tap support staff ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's a free room where I can talk to a suicide prevention helpline online?
I don't know about a: Room but here is a free helpline that you can call 24/7: phone: 1-800-suicide // 1-800-784-2433** also: 1-800-273-talk // 1-800-273-8255** take care. ...Read more
Cyber-Connection: Speaking to a group of individuals ranks as one the most anxiety producing situations for anyone. Online there is a protective layer due to something I call "cyber-connection protection". There can be less spontaneity in a cyber-connection. Online your feedback may be limited or non-existent. Both factors would lead to fewer troubles when talking to an online versus a live group. ...Read more
I need to talk to a psychiatric please, you said its free and now it says I have to pay if I want to talk to a dr : (if u r really true, please help?
This BASIC is free: This is HealthTap BASIC, where you post free questions and get free answers, from U.S. doctors. HealthTap BASIC provides information, not medical care, and not conversations with doctors. Try the "premium" services (PRIME or CONCIERGE) where you can have private virtual consultations with doctors. For psychiatry, CONCIERGE would the best choice (PRIME is mainly for basic medical care issues). ...Read more
HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www. Healthtap. Com. ...Read more
Always: I'm not exactly clear what the basis of your questions is, but assuming the worst, there is always someone to talk to if you are in crisis. There is a good crisis chat resource www. Imalive. Org who always have volunteers standing by to help you. Another 24 hour resource is Crisis Call Center at 800-273-8255. If this is what you are asking, please seek help as soon as possible or call 911. ...Read more
National #: You can call 1-800-273-8255 from anywhere in the us for assistance if feeling suicidal. ...Read more
I have an anxiety when I used to presnt in front of puplic. What can I do to relive this anxiety and feel free to talk?
Work Your Way Up: Imagine different types of audiences to present to - audiences you think likely to judge your performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Give presentations to each type of audience, working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one type, graduate to the next type. ...Read more
Try HealthTap PRIME: Consultations are through PRIME, our premium service. Remember... it is not a good idea to take anything with hormonal effects that is not an FDA approved drug, because non-approved drugs may or may not have correct ingredients nor pure ingredients, and the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. ...Read more
Probably not a fad: About 1% of population develop a disease called celiac-sprue from gluten and many more have gluten sensitivity. However, if you have neither of these problems, it is fine to eat gluten despite the hyperbole spreading about it. Although many sources of gluten contain genetically modified gluten, there is no good evidence that it causes long term problems for those without sensitivity or celiac dx. ...Read more
Here: I believe you have identified healthtap as just that site. ...Read more
Is there another way to talk to a doctor online? I'm 17, broke and need to be able to explain how bad my situation is without using a credit card.
Public Health Clinic: There are public health clinics where you live that will be able to help you. It is always best to get medical care in person. ...Read more
I won I free trial in my birthday it won't end until 2/5/2015 but unfortunately I cannot talk to a doctor I don't know why help please?
Free PRIME trial?: If you have a free trial, and want to know why you can't talk to a doctor, just go to PRIME and talk to a doctor. Take this free opportunity to ask the doctor why it might be that you can't talk to a doctor. The PRIME doctor will give you an answer. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself... said a famous president. ...Read more
You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. ...Read more
If you attend: College (see you are 19) see if they have any free programs. ...Read more
My girlfriend a while ago found out that she has HPV and of course it was already to late for us and she passed it on to me. After the warts came I was so embarrased to even talk about it to any one I went online and tried to use apple cider before finall
Survivor of horrific abuse, PTSD, scared of therapy would I benefit from online therapy scared to talk to someone in person about the horrific abuse?
Trauma take it slow: It's common to be scared to talk to someone, especially a new therapist. Our job is to work at your speed. In my own practice, I've even asked clients to slow down. Prior to talking about abuse, you must develop trust and soothing/relaxation skills so you can continue to feel in control in session. ...Read more
Couple of hours ago I choked on popcorn & couldn't breathe or talk. My husband freed it, but sin then my throat and chest hurt. Should I be worried?
Common after choking: Throat and chest pain is common after choking, as your system is violently trying to get rid of the obstacle. Your throat and chest muscles over worked in short period of time, pain should start decreasing with rest and should go away in few days. Get evaluated if the pain starts to increase intensity. ...Read more
What is cardiac catheterization used for? I don’t really understand what my doctor told me, so i’m not sure why i’m having a cardiac catheterization, except it’s something with my heart. I tried looking up online, but it talks about angiography and angiop
Not possible: Benzodiazapines can not be prescribed through HealthTap. ...Read more
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