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What can I expect from my first visit to an endo?

What can I expect from my first visit to an endo?

Information gatherin: Height, weight measurement and good history gathering. If there was past medical testing or any imaging studies, i would recmen you bring copies with you (regardless of whether they were faxed or not by your referring doctor). For stature issues, birth measures and biological patents heights will be helpful. For girls with menstrual problems, a menses diary will also be of great help. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What to if I am going to a pain management clinic soon. What can I expect from my first visit?

What to if I am going to a pain management clinic soon. What can I expect from my first visit?

First Visit: The pain provider will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more

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What can I expect on my first visit to the urologist?

What can I expect on my first visit to the urologist?

Here are some ...: Surely, you will be professionally and courteously cared with detailed history-taking so to define why you go to see and what may cause your problems in genitourinary tract + physical exams including skillful DRE (digital rectal exam) to palpate your prostate and to inspect & palpate your penis, scrotum, and its contents + tests such as UA, residual urine or ... ; then discuss what is found & plan ...Read more

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What should I expect for my first visit to the dermatologist? I have acne. What can I expect?

What should I expect for my first visit to the dermatologist? I have acne. What can I expect?

Effective Rx: A good medical history, a focused physical exam, and the gentlest prescription that is likely to be effective. A follow-up appointment. And effective treatment of your acne. You have made a wise decision. ...Read more

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Hi im Trisha, and I would like to know whats best to do until my upcoming visit to the dentist.

Hi im Trisha, and I would like to know whats best to do until my upcoming visit to the dentist.

Good Hygiene: Start with good oral hygiene. Keep your teeth as clean as you can and floss regularly. to get ready for your appointment you can come up with and write down any questions you have for the dentist when you are soon. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have an artificial ankle replacement coming up, what can I expect and what can I do to prepare?

I have an artificial ankle replacement coming up, what can I expect and what can I do to prepare?

Talk to your surgeon: Talk to your surgeon preoperatively about the planned procedure, potential risks and complications, the expected outcome, and your expected recovery and return to activity. Being prepared preoperatively will ensure you have realistic expectations. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with my pain specialist on Monday and I need to know how to get cocaine out of my system?

Pain and drugs: If you are in pain and using drugs, you need to let your doctor know. You may need a different treatment than others, including a drug counselor or psychologist. Make an effort to discuss this problem, because the consequences are multiple including the failure of your pain management, which affects you and the doctor. Cocaine can take days to clear from your body. Help yourself and talk about it. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I see for an injured shoulder? mom won't take me to PCP until sept 2nd when I have a checkup. Would they be able to help?

Orthopedic surgeon: Best bet is the Orthopedic Surgeon or a sports medicine MD, who will likely refer you to the Surgeon if the injury requires it. Important at your age to receive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment ASAP to prevent long term problems. Stand your ground and lobby for the earliest appt. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to expect on the first appt with a psychologist?

Could you tell me what to expect on the first appt with a psychologist?

Ready, Set, Action: I tell my patients that in a 1st appointment my goal is to learn as much about them as I can. I add that I try to make a movie of their lives in my head. So while I will ask questions to clarify things & to tie bits of information together, I do like to let my patients share information in any way that makes sense to them. I may be the one filming the movie but they are the ones directing it! ...Read more

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What can I expect when going for my first urologist appointment?

What can I expect when going for my first urologist appointment?

Physical examination: You will get a routine examination which includes a physical examination. This includes a digital rectal examination, examination of the genitalia, urinalysis, and possibly blood tests. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have my first cavity, what should I tell the dentist to do?

Needing expert help. I have my first cavity, what should I tell the dentist to do?

Don't worry.: You won't need to give the dentist instructions on how to proceed. The dentist will evaluate you first and then present you with viable treatment options. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my first visit to a pain clinic?

It varies: You should expect to fill out a multiple page questionnaire before seeing the physician. The physician will probably house a long conversation about your different pains in the qualities of your pains. The physical examination will follow. A treatment plan will be presented to you in the various parts of what the doctor is suggesting will be discussed. Previous treatments will also be discussed. ...Read more

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I have a gyno appoint tom. for possible endometriosis & I have my period. The nurse told me to still come to the app. How should I prepare for this?

I have a gyno appoint tom. for possible endometriosis & I have my period. The nurse told me to still come to the app. How should I prepare for this?

Exam on menses: As a gyn I examine patients on their period all time. No special prep other than you will want to remove a tampon right before the appointment. Also, your gyn may not want to do a speculum exam. He/she may just need to do an internal exam and schedule any additional work up needed. ...Read more

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What will i and won't i be able to eat with braces? I'm 42, and want to get braces for the first time. Before i go in for my first consultation, i'd like to have some idea of what to expect. A list of what i likely will and won't be able to eat would be f

What will i and won't i be able to eat with braces? I'm 42, and want to get braces for the first time. Before i go in for my first consultation, i'd like to have some idea of what to expect. A list of what i likely will and won't be able to eat would be f

You : You will be able to eat almost everything if you are careful. Think of it this way, the brackets are attached to the side of the teeth, not the tops where most of the actual chewing happens. So as long as you keep your food off the sides you should be ok. For example, biting into a whole raw carrot or an apple will easily knock a bracket off, but if you cut the them into thin slices, you can enjoy these foods. ...Read more

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Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?

Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap so other causes must be looked for. You should probably see a pain specialist or physiatrist that specializes in spine as i doubt that there is a surgical issue if this pain truly resulted from the tap. What other work up have u had. ...Read more