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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
Signing up for PRIME: 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 sign-up screen will appear. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world. ...Read more
Healthap: There are disease specialists on Healthtap. Have you looked into Healthtap concierge? ...Read more
How to get a non-fda research test for infectious diseases with little to no involvement from m.D.? Right person to ask for this? Educated guess?
If indicated, yes-: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! if indicated, yes- for example: 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a doctor who goes into Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious disease still consider to be a primary care doctor?
Here: I believe you have identified healthtap as just that site. ...Read more
"best type" of "doctor" to visit when talking about a "research" test that would cover everything from infectious diseases to toxicology and other?
Your primary doctor: I don't know of any research test which would cover these topics. Infectious disease and toxicology are very different specialities with little overlap. Your primary doctor could get a better idea what tests you need and can refer you to the proper specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: You can expect this specialist to obtain samples from you after performing a complete medical history evaluation and examination. Then to provide you with a diagnosis of the disease and the bacteria or virus responsible. Lastly a treatment plan involving surgery and or medications with regular follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have a recommendation for a specific DO or Naturopath in the Portland Oregon area, or a good way to go about finding one other than a basic google search?
Looking for a new practitioner
Possibly!: Hi! For a DO who does manipulation you could look under the AAO website (American Academy of Osteopathy). That is where DOs who do more OMT, focus on osteopathy may be. The AOA (American Osteopathic Assn) may also have one but is for ALL DOs regardless of specialty. Also the AOIM (Academy of Integrated Medicine) is a mix of Naturopaths, DOs, chirps, functional medicine docs etc; hope that helps! ...Read more
Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?
Medical First: You need to be treated for pelvic inflammatory disease before anything else if you have not already. You do not want to be left with active infection and the possibility for long term complications while deciding on who should contribute money. Once treated, sit down and decide if you think you will get financial help or simply argue. Ultimately, the decision will remain in your hands. ...Read more
Can infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer? What are your expert opinions?
Not a good idea: I'm not sure where this thought came from but especially for a patient with active cancer treatment like chemo, this is a terrible idea. Maybe there is some science behind it that you have read about in a medical journal, if so, please share with me, I'm open to new information! ...Read more
Need a referral for a Dr. who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult. ?
Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail. ...Read more
Should a person without a spleen see an immunologist or infectious disease doctor for advice on a vaccine regimen?
PCP can do this: Usually the vaccine advice following a splenectomy (removal of the spleen) is pretty straightforward and involves getting a pneumonia booster shot (pneumovax). Additionally the haemophilus influenza (hib) vaccine and meningitis (meningococcal) vaccines should be given either 14 days before or 14 days after a surgical splenectomy. Your primary care provider can do this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I would like to talk or video chat with a gastroenterologist please.....I need a specialist in this field.
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