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Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Counseling center: Will save some time, although you could consult with your physician if you want to go privately and want a referral. If there are medical issues as well as emotional ones, that might be a reason to consult with your doctor first. Otherwise, the counseling center will get you started in therapy sooner. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Erin Robertson
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Urgent Care (Definition)

Urgent care is delivered in an ambulatory setting. Patients arrive without appointments, first come, first served (except in cases of emergency) care that is rendered is often to treat minor traumatic injuries (ankle sprain, broken finger), lacerations, minor illnesses - sore throat, cough, uti. Not a primary care setting - patients are referred back ...Read more


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Can patients go directly to see a specialist without having a primary care doctor?

Many specialist : Prefer a referral and refuse to see patients not referred, but others accept self referral. I always want a primary care doctor to follow issues that I am not going to manage, and keep the pcp fully apprised of what and why I do things or recommend things. ...Read more

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How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

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

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Is a primary care physician obligated to send a minor using drugs to rehab?

Is a primary care physician obligated to send a minor using drugs to rehab?

Minor with dtugs: The primary care has an obligation to tell parents of the addiction and a duty to refer to a board certfied child psychiatrist. The ultimate responsibility for treatment are the parents. Parents need to be prepared that minors will use guilt to prevent treatment. Its not an easy choice for a parent. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

Big Hit Parade: You'll find all kinds of general practitioners and specialists on HealthTap Prime. For example, using standard medical slang terms, you've got your baby catchers (obstetricians), your shrinks (psychiatrists/psychologists), your bone crackers (orthopedic surgeons), your gassers (anesthesiologists), etc. ...Read more

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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

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

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How can I find a primary care doctor for an elder if no geriatrician?

Try this: This web site help to find a geriatrician in your local area http://www.Healthinaging.Org/find-a-geriatrics-healthcare-professional/ if not, check the training and experience of each primary care physician through the referral service or web sites. ...Read more

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When should you see an urgent care doctor?

When should you see an urgent care doctor?

If it can't wait: Anytime you are faced with a medical issue which you feel needs to be addressed immediately and you have no quick access to your doctor (or you don't have a doctor). I would go to an ER if the issue is more serious ...Read more

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Can a physician assistant be the primary caregiver at an urgent care without a doctor?

Can a physician assistant be the primary caregiver at an urgent care without a doctor?

Depends on state: Most are supervised by a doctor behind the scenes but it varies by state. ...Read more

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Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

Need Papsmear but have general health questions too. Looking for primary care dr. If I want specific tests should go to specialists or primary first?

PCP first: See a primary care doctor first. He or she can guide you as to which tests, if any, are most appropriate......And which specialist he or she would recommend. ...Read more

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How do you know when is it right to go to the emergency room vs going to your pcp?

How do you know when is it right to go to the emergency room vs going to your pcp?

BPT NOT BLT: If you are having severe bleeding(b), pain(p) not relieved by appropriate pain medication, or a persistent unexplained temperature(t) over 101 degrees consider the E.R. Otherwise have a "blt"(by lingering time) sandwich and call your pcp asap. ...Read more

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Do I go to the emergency room for a wound?

Do I go to the emergency room for a wound?

Its a start: The er can evaluate the wound and refer you for proper care. ...Read more

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Where can I find a health care provider to offer treatment suggestions about disease like hiv.?

Where can I find a health care provider to offer treatment suggestions about disease like hiv.?

Infectious Disease s: A good internist or an infection diseases(id) specialist can take care of HIV diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When to go to emergency room for high blood pressure or stroke?

When to go to emergency room for high blood pressure or stroke?

Go to ER if stroke: You should be seen by a doctor if blood pressure is very high, greater then 180/110. If you are having any symptoms or are worried about a stroke, go to the er now. ...Read more

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If I go to primary care physician for an opinion of warts on my fingers, would that qualify as 'preventative care' for general insurance billing?

If I go to primary care physician for an opinion of warts on my fingers, would that qualify as 'preventative care' for general insurance billing?

Wart treatment: You are asking for an opinion about treatment of a medical condition. If you saw your physician for preventive care checkup, you might use that opportunity to ask about your options for treating your warts. The usual options are chemical (daily topical application for weeks) or freeze the wart (takes just a second, requires liquid nitrogen), or burning (cauterization) ...Read more

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Can you request to be tested for celiacs disease from your primary care doctor?

Can you request to be tested for celiacs disease from your primary care doctor?

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 more

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When must I start to go to the emergency room for an asthma attack?

When must I start to go to the emergency room for an asthma attack?

No relief w/ meds: If you use your rescue medication and are not relieved or you need to use several times to get relief, you may need to be seen by your doctor or go to the er. Asthma always gets worse at night, so don't delay if you are having problems. ...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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What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...Read more

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