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When is time to finde new doctor cos i, m still sicl like the first day I seen him that whose year ago please any help here?

When is time to finde new doctor cos i, m still sicl like the first day I seen him that whose year ago please any help here?

Consult: Everyone is different but most commonly a consultation with a specialist or a second opinion is obtained if the results are not what is expected or hoped for. This is done all the time so go ahead and talk with your doctor and ask about getting a consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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A doctor I've *never* seen before charged me $100 for missing what would've been my first appointment. Had set up a first appointment to see a new doctor. The appointment was several months out, and when the time came, I forgot (i have a memory disability

A doctor I've *never* seen before charged me $100 for missing what would've been my first appointment. Had set up a first appointment to see a new doctor. The appointment was several months out, and when the time came, I forgot (i have a memory disability

Missed appointment: I'm sorry to hear of your upset. Some doctors set aside time for one person, rather than double-booking patients on their schedules. Many patients consider this a courteous & useful service. Often, such doctors do charge for unkept, uncancelled appointments unless there's an unavoidable emergency. Usually these policies are clearly stated. You're also free to pick a different doctor, if you wish. ...Read more

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My first appointment with new doctor is June 25th. I go to ER alot which is stressful. Half the time I don't want to go because they think I'm faking.

My first appointment with new doctor is June 25th. I go to ER alot which is stressful. Half the time I don't want to go because they think I'm faking.

Your question?: Don't know what you're asking here. Glad your appointment is in about a week. Suggest you write down beforehand how you'd like your new doctor to help you, what's helped or been tried including any medications and why you keep going to the ER. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Made an appt to see a GYN for the first time since I was raped 3 years ago. I'm already feeling very anxious. What can I do to make this less triggering and less anxiety-producing? It's a new doctor, too, which I think is a contributing factor.

Made an appt to see a GYN for the first time since I was raped 3 years ago. I'm already feeling very anxious. What can I do to make this less triggering and less anxiety-producing? It's a new doctor, too, which I think is a contributing factor.

Discuss first.: Why don't you use this appointment as a chance to meet the doctor to let him/her know about your history, and your concerns. An introductory consult with a doctor to decide if it is a relationship you wish to pursue is a common practice these days. Then if you are comfortable with this doctor, you can schedule another visit for the exam. Also, ask for ideas on how to make that visit tolerable ...Read more

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I'm waiting to see a pain management doctor for the first time but in mean time is there anything healthtap can prescribe me till??

I'm waiting to see a pain management doctor for the first time but in mean time is there anything healthtap can prescribe me till??

Pain is variable: It is important to know why you are being referred to pain management. More than likely you have been prescribed medications that now are not enough to get your pain under control. Without being assessed by a doctor, I do not recommend prescribing medication for your safety. ...Read more

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I see a GI doctor for the first time today for elevated liver ezymes, what should I expect on my first visit?

I see a GI doctor for the first time today for elevated liver ezymes, what should I expect on my first visit?

Expect: A session of history taking vital signs and an exam. Probably will also do lab work. Good luck. BTW stop using tylenol (acetaminophen) or any drinking of alcohol if you do do either ...Read more

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I went to the eye doctor for the first time - the optic nerve size is slightly different between my eyes. Why would this happen/should I be concerned?

I went to the eye doctor for the first time - the optic nerve size is slightly different between my eyes. Why would this happen/should I be concerned?

No: Your ophthalmologist would have told you otherwise if there is a need to do something different, I believe he meant the optic disc rather, not the optic nerve. Just follow up routinely, with the ophthalmologist for fundus (back of the eyes) exam, and ocular pressure measurements, best wishes ...Read more

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I have been looking online for a new primary doctor to assist my condition. I have a hard time physically going to the doctor, especially a new one. I am hoping to be able to virtually meet a doctor who I can connect with and who can understand my conditi

I have been looking online for a new primary doctor to assist my condition. I have a hard time physically going to the doctor, especially a new one. I am hoping to be able to virtually meet a doctor who I can connect with and who can understand my conditi

Need PCP: Even though online HEALTHTAP concierge is a fantastic service, you should not depend on this service for all your medical needs. You need to make a doctor/patient relationship with a PCP in your area and use Healthtap concierge for problems not requiring an office visit ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your a teenager and you go to get a physical for the first time what do they doctors do?

I'm just wondering, if your a teenager and you go to get a physical for the first time what do they doctors do?

Teen physicals: A teen physical is just like any other pediatrics physical. I ask questions... About home, school, activities, friends. I also ask questions about depression, drug/alcohol use, whether or not the kid is sexually active. More personal questions are asked alone, with the parent out of the room. For the physical part of the exam, I check a teen head to toe. ...Read more

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Need a new doctor. Should I go to gen. Pract. Or endo first?

Need a new doctor. Should I go to gen. Pract. Or endo first?

GP: For general medical care, labs, physicals, go to a general practitioner - either family practice or internal medicine. If you have a specific endocrine issue or difficult-to-control diabetes, then go to an endocrinologist for that particular problem, not for everything. ...Read more

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After 17 years I had to change primary doctors. My other one went into concierge. What happens on the first visit with new doctor?

After 17 years I had to change primary doctors. My other one went into concierge. What happens on the first visit with new doctor?

I like: To make my first visit with a Patient a COMPLETE evaluation including complete History and a "targeted" Physical Exam ("Hands On") HOWEVER the more "modernist" Physicians rather make the first visit an "introduction" and more SOCIAL (often with NO CHARGE)...You pretty much have to decide which kind of experience you want and make it clear BEFORE an appointment is scheduled
Hope this is helpful
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Should you definitely go to the doctor if you have a seizure for the first time?

Should you definitely go to the doctor if you have a seizure for the first time?

Yes: Of course! Seizure is a symptom and can be due to a variety of causes, some important and life threatening. ...Read more

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I have vertigo episode, my head spins when I lay down. This happen for a very first time. Should I go to the doctor.?

I have vertigo episode, my head spins when I lay down. This happen for a very first time. Should I go to the doctor.?

Getting dizzy: You describe vertigo look up BPPV there are clinical manouvers by your physical therapist can relive this symptom slow progresive symptoms are worisome for other brain causes. If asociated to hearing loss it may be Menieres disease then you should see a neurologist ...Read more

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First time experiencing constipation. Haven't gone regularly for a week now. Going on a trip. No access to doctor. What is the worst that can happen?

First time experiencing constipation. Haven't gone regularly for a week now. Going on a trip. No access to doctor. What is the worst that can happen?

Treat it now: I see this fairly commonly in people who are either traveling or about to. It would be best to try to become more regular now while you are at home. Try otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder ; titrate to effect. ...Read more

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When is the right time to schedule my baby's first doctor appointment?

When is the right time to schedule my baby's first doctor appointment?

1-3 days: I normally want to see newborn babies within a couple of days after hospital discharge. If there is going to be an issue with jaundice, weight loss or poor feeding, that is when you can catch it and take care of it. ...Read more

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Seems like my new doctor spends a lot of time using his ipad. What is he doing on it?

Seems like my new doctor spends a lot of time using his ipad. What is he doing on it?

Helping you!: Hopefully not answering these questions while talking to you... He is probably charting your visit while you talk to him. ...Read more

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When is it time to find a new doctor? Are you judged by the new one, as being troublesome?

Shouldn't be judged: Generally it's no problem to look for a new dr. If you are feeling like it's not a good fit w your current dr. Sometimes it can help to talk w yr current dr about any perceived problem or mismatch between what u feel like u need & what u are getting. Only thing that might get u a rep as a "problem pt" is drug seeking or trying to order yr dr to give certain treatment instead of taking their advice. ...Read more

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I have a doctors appointment on Wed with a new doctor. What is done at the first appointment?

I have a doctors appointment on Wed with a new doctor. What is done at the first appointment?

Be prepared: Take as many old records (notes, imaging, labs, etc) with you as possible, to help transition your care to the new physician. Take all your pill bottles with you as well. You will undergo a history and physical exam. The more detailed and thorough you can be, the better. Http://www. Cfah. Org/prepared-patient/communicate-with-your-doctors/getting-the-most-out-of-doctors-appointment ...Read more

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What do nuro doctors give patient with progressive flare up of MS when effect. Other organs first time. Really worried the epsodise is bad please help?

What do nuro doctors give patient with progressive flare up of MS when effect. Other organs first time. Really worried the epsodise is bad please help?

Steroids, interferon: A flair up of ms is often treated with IV steroids. You should be on an immunmodulating medication to avoid flair ups all together. ...Read more

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I’ve have a for the first time a simple rotary cuff injury that was x-rayed & said it is just an inflamed injury, the doc decided physio wasn’t requir?

I’ve have a for the first time a simple rotary cuff injury that was x-rayed & said it is just an inflamed injury, the doc decided physio wasn’t requir?

See below: If you have inflammation in the rotator cuff
or tendonitis, you most likely won't need surgery
you can probably calm down your symptoms with rest, ice, nsaid, cortisone and/or physical therapy
if you have a tear, you are most likely to require surgical treatment if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Riza I do have regular doctor evry time I see him he gives me new med to take but my problem with pain still the issue nothing I better just worsen?

Time to see a new: Doctor. If the treatment has not helped, you should discuss the advisability of getting a second opinion. Any good doctor will be glad to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Do you have finish school first and then be a doctor or you could go to school at the same time? My research paper career!

Do you have finish school first and then be a doctor or you could go to school at the same time? My research paper career!

Listen...: Listen... I think it would be well worth your time to pay an actual real-live visit to a real-live doctor to get the answers you need, instead of putting them here piecemeal.

As busy as many of us are, you'd be surprised how many doctors would love to sit down with you and answer questions about the field we love (usually). I, for one, would be thrilled to have a chat with a young student and tell them what's in a typical day, what it took to get where I am, and even regale you with a few interesting stories of my training and things I've seen and done.

Start with your own md, and make a few calls in your immediate neighborhood. You'll have to get past the lovely receptionist first, though. ...Read more

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I have an extensive medical history, is there away I don't have to go over it every time I go to ER or see a new doctor.....

Carry a summary: It's important that you go over your full medical history whenever you see a new Provider. It might help to carry a summary and a list of procedures and or medicines with you to make the transition easier. I suggest you try to have a primary care Doctor who will become familiar with your history. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter is going to have general anesthesia for the first time and is nervous what can I tell her the doctors will do this is a mask?

My 5 year old daughter is going to have general anesthesia for the first time and is nervous what can I tell her the doctors will do this is a mask?

No needles!: Usually for a 5 year old we would put on basic monitors--EKG stickers, BP cuff, a finger oxygen monitor--first. None of these hurt. They just help us keep her safe. Then she'll breathe through a mask just like an astronaut going into space. The next thing she knows, she'll wake up and it will all be done. No need to start an IV except in special cases. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the physical examnation consist of for first time day care workers?

Can doctors tell me what does the physical examnation consist of for first time day care workers?

Ability to do job: You will be evaluated for the physical ability to lift, carry, bend, and squat. You will also be screened to ensure that you do not have any communicable diseases or history of mental health issues that would impact your ability to safely care for children. ...Read more

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Fat loss, any real difference between fasted cardio first thing in the morning or afternoon cardio? Thank you for your time doctors!

Fat loss, any real difference between fasted cardio first thing in the morning or afternoon cardio? Thank you for your time doctors!

Exercise in the: Morning or afternoon for fat loss is just as good. Just don't exercise within 2 hours of going to bed because it releases endorphins and you might not be able to sleep ...Read more