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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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Palliative Care (Definition)

Palliative care is a field of medicine relating to the alleviation of pain, especially in ...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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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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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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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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Where can I find a good hospice care provider?

Where can I find a good hospice care provider?

Referral or website: Your primary care doctor, specialist, nurse or hospital social worker may be able to give you information about the hospice providers and services in your local area. If they can't answer your questions, some good online resource are: http://www.Palliativedoctors.Org/ http://www.Nhpco.Org/templates/1/homepage.Cfm http://www.Hospicedirectory.Org/. ...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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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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From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

Oncologist: A medical oncologist and radiation oncologist should be part of the team that can help with your care. If you already have a diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma (presumably from a biopsy), then you need to investigate what chemotherapeutic agents and radiation regimens are available. This may differ depending on the subtype of the lymphoma. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is hospice care only for nurses?

I need your expertise, is hospice care only for nurses?

Team approach: Hospice care involves nurses, doctors, nursing aides, social workers and others. ...Read more

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Any financial support for international with I guess would be 'no medical insurance'? Any way to get cheaper consults / evaluations? Options? Thanks.

Any financial support for international with I guess would be 'no medical insurance'?
Any way to get cheaper consults / evaluations?
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Probably not: Telemedicine is still in its infancy. As far as I know right now this is the best price you can get. Keep in mind, it is still cheaper than going to an urgent care center, or a hospital. And it is much less time-consuming than most other options. But of course always know that if your condition is serious you should absolutely go to see a physician face-to-face. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to find best treatment for diabetes?

Need expert advice! where to find best treatment for diabetes?

Answered Many Times: Diabetes mellitus is elevated glucose, defined by ada as hba1c ?6.5%, optimal ?5.0%. Thus cut all food carbs/sugars, the primary driver of ?glucose, exercise (triggers burning sugar & fat), reduce body fat (sugar from food stored as fat). For type ii, add glp-1 analogue slowly (victoza (liraglutide) has best track record), consider metformin. Most other dm meds lower but advance dm & problems, thus avoid. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good place online for ordering medical supplies?

Can you recommend a good place online for ordering medical supplies?

Depends: If you are a member of the general public you can check a wide assortment of supplies on line at amazon. Com. If you are a medical provider - online medical supply company. ...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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Ask a question to a doctor for free online?

Yes: ...And you wasted it on asking if you could ask a question? Ask us anything and we'll try to get you an answer. ...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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What help is available for someone who wants to be treated for an eating disorder without going to her primary care doctor?

What help is available for someone who wants to be treated for an eating disorder without going to her primary care doctor?

Eating: Yes - check the phonebook or internet for local specialists )phychologists, psychiatrists) that have expertise in this area. Really though you should also tell your primary care doctor. Eating disorders affect your entire body. Your doctor can not do his/her job well without your trust and full disclosure. Doctors keep your information private. ...Read more

Palliative (Definition)

Palliative care is treatment focused on reducing the suffering of an individual rather than ...Read more