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Hi Dr. Lastnight I had a video consult with Dr. Dattel and he prescribed Elicon for what appears to be insect bites on both breasts. I have not filled script yet. This morning I woke up with redness extending a bit from the left aerola. I am concerned abo

Hi Dr. Lastnight I had a video consult with Dr. Dattel and he prescribed Elicon for what appears to be insect bites on both breasts. I have not filled script yet. This morning I woke up with redness extending a bit from the left aerola. I am concerned abo

Wrong site: You have posted a question on the public Healthtap site. None of these questions are linked so no one can see any details of prior submissions. They also go to the site and are viewed at random by any site reviewers, You cannot sent a question to a particular doc. Please re-direct any questions back to the Healthtap prime site. ...Read more

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Vitamin labels and fitness videos always say "consult your doctor". If I'm a healthy young person who's not taking meds, do I need to consult my doc?

Vitamin labels and fitness videos always say "consult your doctor". If I'm a healthy young person who's not taking meds, do I need to consult my doc?

Preferably yes: Your doctor is your partner in health. He or she can oversee your health, and make recommendations as they pertain to vitamins and exercise (and more!) use this resource to achieve optimal health. ...Read more

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What State's are allowed to consult over the phone or video and order any test if physical evaluation is not necessary?

What State's are allowed to consult over the phone or video and order any test if physical evaluation is not necessary?

Complicated: You can seek individual state regulations regarding telemedicine/telehealth here:
http://telehealthpolicy.us/sites/telehealthpolicy.us/files/uploader/50-State%20February%202014%20-%20Correct%20Grant%20Numbers.pdf

Realize that except in exceptional cases of continuity telemedicine, as you see in telepsychiatry, you aren't likely to see much if any test ordering. ...Read more

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To consult regarding my health?

Health issues: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

Consult: The Cardiologist and his/her staff will talk with you to get a medical history, do a physical exam (not a complete one like when you get an annual physical), and some simple tests may be done during that first visit. Based on what is found, further tests may be ordered. Be prepared to ask questions and get all your concerns addressed. ...Read more

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Is self talk to be consulted?

Psych: Do you mean talking to yourself? If so this is fine and is not a sign of anything serious. I spoke out sometimes as well if that makes you feel better. ...Read more

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My BP is 108/176. Shoud I consult a doctor?

My BP is 108/176. Shoud I consult a doctor?

Yes: The normal way to write blood pressure is to put the big number first, so 176/108.

First thing is to sit, wait for at least 5 minutes, and recheck the blood pressure.

If top number is above 135 or bottom number above 90, this should be checked out.

If you have headaches or other symptoms in association with elevated blood pressure, prompt medical evaluation is required. ...Read more

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I want consultion for kidney stones?

I want consultion for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: A urologist is your best bet. Ask your primary care doc. For referral. ...Read more

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How do I consult with someone?

How do I consult with someone?

Want consultation: You get into Healthtap with your app and go to the Prime section and you can request a consult just as you would if you went to your physician or your urgent care. ...Read more

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Who should i consult about this?

Who should i consult about this?

Vomiting: IF you have been sick and you have confusion and rapid heart rate you should be seen. ...Read more

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How do you request an inbox consult?

Call or contact: the Support staff at Healthtap, good luck ...Read more

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What is the cost of an online consult?

What is the cost of an online consult?

Primary Care on call: HealthTap PRIME began service in August 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has one-on-one visits with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient would pay one fee each month (~$99 in Aug. 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 would be ~$50 each. ...Read more

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If I'm myself suspected having gyanocomastia whom should I consult?

If I'm myself suspected having gyanocomastia whom should I consult?

Family Doctor: Gynaecomastia means growth of the glandular tissues in male breast, it feels rubbery or firm that emanates from the nipple, this to be differentiated from fat deposition only.
It is common in infants and adolescents.
The main causes include hormonal imbalance, some medications, liver disease and malnutrition, endocrine abnormalities, other causes
Medical review is required for assessment ...Read more

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What will a Fertility consult be like?

What will a Fertility consult be like?

Fertility Evaluation: We tailor the evaluation based on your history and also based on the resources you have available to help cover the cost of testing which can be expensive. After your history it will include an exam and/or ultrasound as well as blood testing. Please bring your husband, as he will need a semen analysis and blood testing as well. Any records from prior MD's will be quite helpful to avoid duplication ...Read more

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What can you expect at a fertility consult?

What can you expect at a fertility consult?

A detailed: History and physical exam usually along with a pelvic ultrasound. Blood testing may also be done.
The history is taken for both you and your significant other/spouse. ...Read more

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I cannot get a consult because I am in Missouri?

I cannot get a consult because I am in Missouri?

Consult : A HealthTap consult is available to from any HealthTap doctor who has a license in Missouri. ...Read more

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Whome should I consult if I have pain in my testicals?

Whome should I consult if I have pain in my testicals?

Testicular pain: It depends on the nature of your pain. Do you have any symptoms? Like swelling, redness? Any associated urinary tract symptoms? In most cases, testicular pain is physiologic in nature and not related to any serious disease. Adequate physical exam by your pcp is mandatory. If needed, your pcp might refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

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When should someone consult with a registered dietician?

When should someone consult with a registered dietician?

Many reasons: If you need to follow a specific diet for a medical condition (like diabetes mellitus). If you need to address specific nutritional deficiencies and when very high or very low weight need to be addressed. These are just a few reasons. ...Read more

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How much do I need predelivery consult with anesthesiology?

How much do I need predelivery consult with anesthesiology?

Depends..: Most patients are regularly seen by anesthesiologists or certified nurse anesthetists immediately after hospital admission to discuss whether to administer general or regional anesthesia for surgery;epidural or no epidural for normal labor. A consult is made earlier if you have a history of anesthesia/surgery related problems, including other members of your family. ...Read more

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I would like to do a D and C? Who can I consult to do this?

I would like to do a D and C? Who can I consult to do this?

D & C: Please start by seeing your family doctor. He/she will refer you to the proper specialist if it appears appropriate. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you consult me some medicines to be relief from cough?

Can you consult me some medicines to be relief from cough?

Cough: The most useful over the counter medicines for cough are Delsym, Robitussin DM and Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. If cough persists more than 3 days or is assiciated with wheezing, fever or shortness of breath see your doctor right away to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity. ...Read more

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Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

See doctor: There are many causes of erectile dysfunction are so diverse including medication side effect, vascular causes, diabetes, neurologic conditions, local penile factors, hormonal imbalance, Also psychological factors
so I think you best see you health professional to diagnose the cause and direct treatment accordingly ...Read more

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Does anybody here give any advice other than telling people to consult their doctors?

Consult your doctor: We are letting you know it's important to share your questions with doctors in real time. Not because we don't know the answer, but mostly to make sure your medical problem is addressed by someone who knows you better than an online doctor, and can examine you and give you potentially better care. You can't always treat patients completely by throwing out advice — you need a real time follow-up ...Read more

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I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

He is retired.: According to Dr. Handsfield's page on Heathtap, he is no longer in clinical practice and does not see patients. Sorry! ...Read more

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Need a referral for a Dr. who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Need a referral for a Dr. who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail. ...Read more