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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

'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

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Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

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

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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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Can doctors on HealthTap Prime give medication refills?

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

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When should someone see a gastroenterologist?

When should someone see a gastroenterologist?

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

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What does a gastroenterologist examine?

What does a gastroenterologist examine?

GI tract: It depends on the problem. The usual heart, lungs, head, mouth, throat, anus on external exam. The mouth, esophagus, stomach, early small bowels on upper endoscopy. Entire large bowel on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: Eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. Soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Depends: It depends on whether or not you have constipation predominant or diarrhea predominant IBS. Most Gi doctors I see treat it with miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a good diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Can gastroenterologists treat hemorrhoids?

Can gastroenterologists treat hemorrhoids?

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

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How does a gastroenterologist treat Crohn's disease?

How does a gastroenterologist treat Crohn's disease?

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

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I would like to talk to a gastroenterologist. Is that possible now?

Not on this: Forum. But you can on the concierge or virtual consult. Contact health tap support staff ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a free room where I can talk to a suicide prevention helpline online?

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

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Why do I have trouble talking in a group when I do fine online?

Why do I have trouble talking in a group when I do fine online?

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

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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?

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

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I want to talk to a doctor online. What are the benefits of a service like HealthTap?

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

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Is there anyone I can talk to online when I need someone to talk to?

Is there anyone I can talk to online when I need someone to talk to?

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

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Can you tell me if there are free suicide hotlines or websites I can talk to someone?

National #: You can call 1-800-273-8255 from anywhere in the us for assistance if feeling suicidal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I get consultation online to talk about my hormone? Bioidentical

Can I get consultation online to talk about my hormone? Bioidentical

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

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Why are so many people talking about eating gluten free? Is this a fad?

Why are so many people talking about eating gluten free? Is this a fad?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me any good suicide prevention online hotline where I can talk to someone/?

Can you tell me any good suicide prevention online hotline where I can talk to someone/?

Yes: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Heart vessels: Coronary angiography is to inject IV dye in the heart vessels to see if someone has a blocked artery. Angioplasty is the procedure to open the blockage with a balloon and stent. Your doctor wants to make sure you do not have clogged arteries. ...Read more