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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

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...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 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 I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...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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What happens during a consultation with a neurologist?

What happens during a consultation with a neurologist?

EVALUATION: Most visits are due to referral to evaluate symptoms which may be caused from either the central (brain, spinal cord) or peripheral (nerve, muscle) nervous systems. The doctor takes a full history and performs a full exam. (similar to primary care, but focusing on neuro systems). Diagnostic conclusions are reached, confirmatory tests may be ordered, and treatment based on all of the above. ...Read more

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What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

What is the most efficacious treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others. And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans. The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for generalized epilepsy?

What treatments are there for generalized epilepsy?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more

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What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

Don't give up: It may seem obvious, but putting forth as much effort as possible in rehabilitation will yield maximum results. In addition to the physical impairments, the fight against depression is often also difficult as a patient adjusts to the results of the stroke. ...Read more

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Should I talk to a neurologist to examine the images of a head mri?

Should I talk to a neurologist to examine the images of a head mri?

You may want to: Reviewing imaging studies with patients is a great idea. This promotes understanding and encourages openness. The neurologist can take your clinical findings and correlate with the imaging findings. This allows you to see how your doctors arrived at your diagnosis. You may also contact your radiologist. ...Read more

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My boy is 7 but he has a big problem of comprehension and talk in a text he was 61 verbal but execution 119to different she said neurologist will help?

My boy is 7 but he has a big problem of comprehension and talk in a text he was 61 verbal but execution 119to different she said neurologist will help?

Possibly: A neurologist might help, but a neuropsychologist might be even better. It sounds like your child needs some very specific developmental testing. No matter who you see, make sure a plan is in place to help your son with his issue.

Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am on 50mg of amitriptyline for migraines. I talked to the neurologist about going off of them. What is the best way to taper off by 10mg at a time?

I am on 50mg of amitriptyline for migraines. I talked to the neurologist about going off of them. What is the best way to taper off by 10mg at a time?

Side effects?: Has your neurologist considered recommending nortriptyline which generally has less intense side effects than amitriptyline (if side effects are hampering you?). I tend to wean my patients off by about 10 mg. Every 3-5 days from 50mg. To ZERO. Wanna chat about this a bit more? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I;m currently talking to a neurologist about tremors in my left arm along with severe muscle tension. Prior neck injury. Advice?

I;m currently talking to a neurologist about tremors in my left arm along with severe muscle tension. Prior neck injury. Advice?

Neck injury: You are on the right track. Stick w/your neurologist. Also consider seeing a nutritionist for advice concerning supplements that may help w/nerve damage such as alpha lipoid acid at the right dose and good fatty acids. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My neurologist said tremors, speaking issues and unsteady gait were due to nerves in my brain. Is there a medical term for this?

My neurologist said tremors, speaking issues and unsteady gait were due to nerves in my brain. Is there a medical term for this?

Parkinsons?: One of the more common types of this issue is parkinson's, but you should ask your doctor what the exact diagnosis is. ...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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Was told by my neurologist today that I could stop taking Trokendi XR 100mg cold turkey. Online says otherwise.

Was told by my neurologist today that I could stop taking Trokendi XR 100mg cold turkey. Online says otherwise.

Normally reduce slow: Normally the dose is reduced slowly, exceptions could be you use something else in its place, or you were using a much higher dose. Some people would have you use 50 mg daily for a week or two before stopping. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old male. From last year I am getting pain (Pain Like feeling not always pain) in my head on the top. It comes for weeks sometimes days and go away on it's own. It was bothering me so I consult a Neurologist online. She asked me to get B12

I am a 24 year old male. From last year I am getting pain (Pain Like feeling not always pain) in my head on the top. It comes for weeks sometimes days and go away on it's own. It was bothering me so I consult a Neurologist online. She asked me to get B12

See neurologist: In person for a more thorough exam please. B 12 is good for nerve health. Make sure you take sublingual, under the tongue, B 12. If you take the kind you swallow you will drastically reduce the benefit. Coconut oil and olive oil are also supportive of nerve and brain function. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do any neurologists recommend stopping anti-seizure meds if adult patient is seizure free for 5 years? (or a different period of time)?

Do any neurologists recommend stopping anti-seizure meds if adult patient is seizure free for 5 years? (or a different period of time)?

It depends: On the circumstances. If you have an abnormal EEG or history of recurring seizures then the short answer is no. ...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 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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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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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