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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
How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?
Here: I believe you have identified healthtap as just that site. ...Read more
Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?
The best one to see: is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more
I would like to talk or video chat with a gastroenterologist please.....I need a specialist in this field.
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It might be...: Concierge practices offer patients special services - usually more direct access to their doctors - than do more traditional practices. You must pay a concierge practice fee, however, and these can vary widely. There are many good doctors who have not moved to the concierge model, so it may be worth it to keep looking for a better match if you haven't found it so far. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Psychologytoday.com: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com provides a good directory to begin your search. Ask your doctor though and he or she may have great local recommendations! ...Read more
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
I just signed up for video chat with a doctor with this site. If you are a doctor are you able to video chat on here for a consultation?
I'm going to a new doctor to get a second opinion. In general, what are good questions to ask a new doctor?
It depends: I would just explain to the new doctor That you're seeing him to get a second opinion as to your diagnosis and treatment to see what he would suggest.if your doctor does not ask you what the first opinion was it's up to you as to whether not you want to offer it. His evaluation might be slightly less biased if he doesn't know what the first opinion was but ultimately it probably doesn't matter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulmonologist: Not a pulmonologist but at pretty good Internist which is a good place to start and here till 4 AM PCT ...Read more
My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.
Please help me find a chicago ill doctor ok? Health tap suppose to be the best ! please help me find a doctor for anxiety
Many, Many: There are many psychiatrists in chicago. Here is a place to start looking: http://psychiatrists.Psychologytoday.Com/rms/state/il/chicago.Html also, you can contact mental health america: http://www.Mentalhealthamerica.Net/go/go/find_therapy there are also departments of psychiatry at northwestern university and university of chicago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more
How do I ask a dentist, successfully, for a way to arrange more modest payments for extensive dental work?
Payment Plans: Each office has its own policies. That being said, please remember than a dental practice is a small business and is not in the business of making interest free, unsecured, personal loans which I believe is what you are asking for. A finance company, a bank, and CareCredit are other options you should explore to allow you to be treated under your financial terms. All the best.... ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My baby has classic lissencephaly. When do kids w/ this condition start having respitory issues ? And should I see a pediatric pulmonologist now?
Respiratory issues : May occur at birth. Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose & treat apnea. Pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose & treat reflux to prevent recurrent aspiration pneumonia. Your medical team should include his pediatrician, a geneticist, a feeding specialist (usually an occupational therapist), a pediatric neurologist, a developmental/behavioral pediatrician & early start developmental therapists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler has been seen by a pediatric pulmonologist and is on flovent daily and albuterol as needed, but still coughs all night lately, suggestions?
The pediatric pulmonologist suggests my son has an ild. He ordered a CT scan which the results show no ild but there is a mosiac pattern. Thoughts?
Many causes: A mosaic pattern in this age group can mean many different things. Interstitial lung disease is a disease of adults, not children. Infection and inflammation are the 2 primary considerations. A biopsy may be required to help sort out the accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Already have a pediatric endocrinologist that i could see. Should i talk to my pediatric endocrinologist about it?
The pediatric dr my son goes to is without a idea what could cause the left side of his face to swell and make it difficult to talk at times.?
Maybe second opinion: The human body is incredibly complex and the best of science of knows so much and certainly docs are just human--we don't everything about medicine or the human body, thus there are many specialties in medicine. Swelling of one of face to cause difficulty with speech is not normal, thus need to find cause/treatment. I suggest getting a referral to specialist such as ENT etc..Consult doc. God luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently 2 days back our pediatrics during 4 month wellness child checkup, found that our boy's left testicle is very small. Dr ordered ultrasound and the report was "Left Testicle Atrophic".
He just talked over phone gave us this news. Our life is comple
Atrophic Testicle: This will have no clinical significance. Sometimes there is an intra utero torsion ( ie. the testicle gets twisted during development). Many men are born with one testicle and they go on to have a normal life and children. Sperm production is completely normal in the other testicle. Hope this helps. :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow and want to make sure he has everything from me to make the correct diagnosis. What should I bring to the appt?
See below: Good question nick, it is helpful to have any copies of previous medical records, xrays, mris, ct scans etc. You may or may not have these. He will want to know what your symptoms are, how long you have had them and will want to know about other medical conditions that you have or have had in the past. Most doctors ask their new patients to fill out a very detailed questionaire. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonologists: how comfortable are u with parents managing pneumonia at home preks? What=must go in
Depends on status: Kids with pneumonia have variable illness and many can be managed at home as a prek or younger. If they can tolerate oral medications & keep up with fluid needs they are unlikely to need oxygen , IV fluids or hospital based monitoring. Any child with low blood oxygen, dehydration, intolerance to fluids or poor access to care would likely go in.Its a call based on hx& exam, trust your doc to decide. ...Read more
Not exactly: You exam plus your history give a lot of data; pulmonary function tests help but don't exclude or rule in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Accurate: The test is accurate and reproducible but highly dependent on effort and technique. The results are an assessment of lung function. It can detect asthma, emphysema, COPD, and some other airway conditions. It cannot detect pneumonias, tumors or pulmonary emboli or vascular conditions. As always the results need to be interpreted in the context of clinical findings. ...Read more
Have had vocal issues with weak voice and pain. Ent said everything looks good. Would a Pulmonologist be able to help?
A pulmonologist reviewing my pft says moderate obstructive lung disease with no evidence of reversibility. What does that mean?
Stop smoking: It means there is an obstruction to getting air out indicating some injury to the lung. So if you smoke, stop. The 'reversibility' part has to do with the twitchiness of the airways. Having no reversibility, tends to mean that the puffer meds are less effective. Those tests are interpreted usually by someone who does not know your history, so keep that in mind and follow up with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since I have been diagnosed with asthma, my PCP has started checking my ankles for swelling. Why is that? My pulmonologist does the same.
Right heart check: People with severe asthma and people with potential sleep apnea (sleep apnea also can be present in with severe asthma), the blood pressure in the vessels of the lungs can get high. This eventually can strain the right side of the heart and cause fluid build up in the ankles. Your doctors are checking on the status of your right side of the heart by checking your ankles. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had a bad cough for 3 months, third time in 3 years. Doctors stumped and i've tried everything. X-rays clear and nothing works. Pulmonologist stumped.?
Asthma: When this type of symptom complex continues to reoccur it raises the possibility that you are having an allergic reaction to something and that you are having symptoms of cough variant asthma. Your chest xray and pulmonary function tests will often be normal. It may be time to see an allergist or at least be tried on an inhaled steroid containing medication. ...Read more
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