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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Walk in clinics are generally set up to handle acute, "one time" episodes like strep throat, sinus infections, and utis as an example. Ideally, you want to find a good pcp or psychiatrist to spend the time with you to talk through your symptoms, possibly prescribe meds and be available for follow up. Check this app (healthtap) or healthgrades for a list of docs in your area. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Regarding insurance?: If you're asking about insurance coverage, most insurance plans have a separate coverage for pregnancy-related care as well as delivery and newborn baby care. If you're asking about the ability of an emergency room to provide pregnancy-related care- then absolutely! emergency physicians are well trained in caring for pregnant patients, performing deliveries and caring for newborns! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Must do all: This is not a Chinese menu, you can't pick and choose. 69% = Brush 2x/day for t FULL minutes by the clock w a soft t'brush and a small amount of fluoridated t''paste (look for ADA seal on the box). 30% = Floss or WaterPik daily to reach between teeth where a t'brush can't. 1% = Specific mouthwash recommended by your Dentist. Regular (at least 2x/year) dental examination & professional cleaning. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends on state: Most are supervised by a doctor behind the scenes but it varies by state. ...Read more
UTI symptoms. Did not finish antibiotic course due to hospital admission. Can healthtap consult prescribe antibiotics from home urine test or should i visit urgent care?
Yes and no: A doctor can prescribe almost any approved medication, but a doctor wants to be sure he himself or another doctor nearby can take care of any follow-up needs or complications that might occur after a patient uses a medication. Also, doctors can choose which conditions they want to take care of, so many primary care doctors refer pregnancy-related issues to the nearby ob-gyn doctors. ...Read more
Depends: If your problem is likely to be not very deep seated, an urgent care facility can be less expensive, and quicker. If the problem is life or functionally threatening and you might need sophisticated radiology and laboratory studies with a strong possibility of hospital admission, than you should go to an er. ...Read more
Most don't mind: Most doctors probably don't mind if you bring a guest to your appointment; besides, it is your appointment. But...By you bringing a guest, you must also realize that your guest may hear personal information about you that you may not want them to hear. Additionally, although you and your doctor would certainly keep info confidential, are you sure your guest would adhere to confidentiality as well? ...Read more
MANY OPTIONS: Pediatrician (if age appropriate), some general physicians, doctoral level cinical psychologist, neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
Many things: Typical visits are about general health and wellness. Your provider may as about home life, school and work, relationships and sexuality, tobacco/alcohol/substance experimentation and use, mood and depression among many topics. The exam should be from head to to including a breast exam for females and genital exam for males. The exam should offer the teen a private and confidential interview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foster kids: A foster child who lives with the same family for a long period of time maybe able to receive preventive services from the same doctor of choice for as long as it takes. The same child who remains in the same vicinity but lives with a different family can still prefer to see the same doctor. ...Read more
It varies: Most PC programs have doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and a chaplain/spiritual counselor. Psychologists are included in some programs. ...Read more
We hold live web chats with our Emory Healthcare doctors and care team members on a regular basis to give our community an opportunity to interact in ?
Live chats: That sounds really good. A lot of universities are implementing video conferencing. It is good for folks since they can avoid traveling. It saves time, it saves gas, and it gets people together more easily. Hopefully there will be more opportunities for everyone to benefit from this technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer