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What is meaningful use? My doctor gave a talk about it.

What is meaningful use? My doctor gave a talk about it.

Electronic records: Meaningful use is a collection of items that the government feels is necessary for a doctor having installed an electronic medical record (emr) system must achieve to in fact qualify for federal supplementary funds. It relates to patient care in that the items are thought to represent better care. However no clinical testing of meaningful use has been done to date. ...Read more

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If my doctor just keeps prescribing me pills for ally ailments without much question is it a good idea to find a new doctor?

If my doctor just keeps prescribing me pills for ally ailments without much question is it a good idea to find a new doctor?

Second opinion: If you are concerned about your doctor and don't have trust in him/her, then i would suggest getting a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby made a concerning statement about my antidepressant medication?

What to do if my hubby made a concerning statement about my antidepressant medication?

Mental stigma: There is a lot of stigma about mental illness. An easy way to help others understand is by educating on the actual illness itself, how mental disorders are actual illnesses of the brain with real life symptoms and impacts. There is a lot of literature on the web and through NAMI that offer resource material to assist families. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctor told me to use deviry 10mg. What is this for?

Help please, my doctor told me to use deviry 10mg. What is this for?

Period : This medication is typically given to help provoke a menstrual cycle or control the next cycle. It's progesterone ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! a friend gave me a 50 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is there anything I should be worried about?

Could use your help docs! a friend gave me a 50 mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is there anything I should be worried about?

A Felony: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a controlled sustance. For you to possess it without a prescription is a felony, as it is for your friend who gave it to you. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in a close 'cousin' to crystal meth. You didn't know that right? ...Read more

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My mom arm have pain about month she take medication it didn't work what is your advice please?

My mom arm have pain about month she take medication it didn't work what is your advice please?

Go back to doctor: If original medication doesn't work in expected period of time (that should be part of plan as determined by prescribing physician), go back & see her/him again to consider other options. In order to treat pain, must figure out what is causing pain, not just covering it up w/pain medication. ...Read more

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The example of my psyche is my old friend asking about my exams and i gave him odd answer.it is not good for my university.give me suggestion about it?

Please explain: Are you saying that you gave your friend the answers to questions? I am not sure what,you believe you did wrong. ...Read more

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My doctor said he's writing me a prescription but didn't tell me the name of it. Should i be concerned?

Just ask your doctor: It mush have been an oversight. You certainly should know what medications you are taking and what they are for. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend is 7monthspregnant and takes methadone w/o dr. order.she insists her baby is fine.what do you think?

What do you suggest if my friend is 7monthspregnant and takes methadone w/o dr. order.she insists her baby is fine.what do you think?

Methadone & pregnant: Taking non-prescribed methadone while pregnant is dangerous! If not rx'ed, it can't be known what else may be in the "meth" and what other substances, are being ingested. The best choice ur friend could make is to TELL HER MD. In so doing, she may be transitioned to rx'ed methadone, get safe prenatal care, & avoid the trauma of being separated from baby when tox+ at delivery. TELL MD & get care! ...Read more

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My local doctor has referred me to a psychiatrist because he thinks I might do better on more than one antidepressant and he is not comfortable prescribing this. I am scared about this. What do you think about taking more than one type of antidepressant

My local doctor has referred me to a psychiatrist because he thinks I might do better on more than one antidepressant and he is not comfortable prescribing this.  I am scared about this.  What do you think about taking more than one type of antidepressant

Antidepressants: Usually when an antidepressant has been taken for a while & there is no response, limited response, or partial response, or side-effects, consideration is given to either augment, switch, supplement or adjust dosage of the current antidepressant. When adding another antidepressant, it usually is from a different group of antidepressants from the first. Your psychiatrist has expertise to explain al. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what this patch is on my back? Not having any luck getting a doctors appointment and slightly concerned.

Exam needed: To help diagnose your condition, you will need to see a doctor for examination, either in person or via a virtual visit. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor refer me to a cardiologist? Is there something going on with my heart?

Why would my doctor refer me to a cardiologist? Is there something going on with my heart?

Talk is best: You really should ask your doctor why he/she has recommended this. The best patient outcomes happen when the doctor and the patient have a conversation and both understand what is going on and what the plan is. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor gave me a prescription for a brand-name drug. he must think that a generic drug is not right for me?

Would ask: If you don't wish the cost of a brand name med, the pharmacist could call the physician to see if change to the generic version would be approved. Take care. ...Read more

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I am starting to see my doctor as a friend? Do i tell her? I know she has boundaries. But this is confusing to me and i like talking to her. Input?

I am starting to see my doctor as a friend? Do i tell her? I know she has boundaries. But this is confusing to me and i like talking to her. Input?

Difficult question: Most doctors go into medicine because they like people, and most of us like most of our patients most of the time. That being said, it is difficult to treat people effectively without our boundaries, because emotional attachment can make it difficult to have objectivity about our patients. Enjoy the time you spend with her and don't take it personally if it does not develop into longterm friend. ...Read more

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My shrink won't tell me what my diagnosis is because she thinks it would have a negative effect on me. Do you think this is a good bias?

My shrink won't tell me what my diagnosis is because she thinks it would have a negative effect on me. Do you think this is a good bias?

Disagreement vs bias: If you are really 18 or older, you should talk to your psychiatrist ("shrink") and ask what your rights are regarding your knowing about your mental health. You may also ask to talk to the office manager or your state medical board. If you are under 18, then you need to talk to your parent or legal guardian. If you life in a hospital or group home, talk to your case worker. I don't see a bias. ...Read more

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My penis is not straight, slightly turn to left side, please tell me what you think about it. It is good or bad. My friend told me to ask doctor.?

My penis is not straight, slightly turn to left side, please tell me what you think about it. It is good or bad. My friend told me to ask doctor.?

See a urologist.: Penile curvature can be normal with an erection. However, there are certain disorders, such as peyronie's disease, which can cause penile curvature as well. This can range from mild curvature to severe angulation of the penis. If the degree of bend is interfering with intercourse or with urination, see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife has a bad headache for the last 2 days. What should she do? Is this a sign for migraine? If it is what should we do? Thank you doctors

My wife has a bad headache for the last  
2 days.  What should she do?  Is this a sign for migraine?  If it is what should we do? Thank you doctors

Different thing: Migraine is NOT simply a BAD headache - it's specific unique patterns and has specific causes, Tx's, etc. You can read online but for now - any other symptoms? If it's causing problems like lack of sleep, nausea, etc. go to a clinic or Dr. An exam will help define and treat hopefully. Also cool or warm compresses, water, OTC pills quiet/dim room may all help. Best! ...Read more