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Free Health Care: I do not believe there is such a service. I do know that you can go to public health clinics for a sliding scale fee and that is where i would advise you to start. Regular family medicine office visits are also not expensive when you compare the cost of seeing specialists or going to an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easily done: Hopefully you have internet access. You can find a local ENT to chat with by "googling" that specialty and your town or a nearby larger town. You can also find links to the american academy of otolaryngology and use their chat line or information line to get information and contacts. ...Read more
Consult: A cardiology consultation usually consists of a history and physical exam with the cardiologist. The Doc will review in detail any records and data available on the patient. Generally the Doc will discuss the findings and what the Doctor believes needs to be done for the patient. Additional testing or examinations may be recommended and specific treatments may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Followup appt with primary doctor for Asthma next week. Saw a Asthma specialist this week. Do I keep the follow up appt with primary?
It depends: Your primary provider may not be aware that you recently had a specialist consultation. Hopefully your pulmonologist will be sharing his findings and plan with your primary shortly. Best to call your primary and find out if they would like you to keep this appointment, as it may or may not be necessary. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you have a skin problem it is helpful to see your doctor and allow the physical exam with the history make a proper diagnosis. At that point you will also receive treatment and that is far better than using online help. Often in those situations they are trying to sell you something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: We can evaluate, diagnose, and prescribe medications or recommend other treatment for many conditions. ...Read more
Seeing G.Enter. tomorrow about endoscopy with ultrasound scheduled for next Tuesday. What questions should I ask?
Depends on problem: Derms are experts on skin, hair, nails and all of their associated conditions. If you're worried about skin cancer you should ask for a full body skin exam where you are checked from head to foot, looking for any suspicious lesions. If there is a suspicious lesion then a biopsy may be recommended. Describe the problem, give history, have an exam, recommendations will be made. ...Read more
Generally, No: Most states require at least one face to face contact for a physician to prescribe medications. With new technology, areas without specialists are using telemedicine, where the specialist visits with you via a televised conference call. In those cases, the specialist may order prescriptions, but the local doctor is the one who actually writes the prescriptions. ...Read more