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What kind of doctor usually does annual physicals for males?

What kind of doctor usually does annual physicals for males?

Family or internists: Family physicians and internal medicine specialists perform physiclans for males. I would note though that the need for an annual physical varies with the patient's age, the presence of chronic disease or risk factors for chronic disease. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if doctors drug test at annual physicals?

Wanted to know if doctors drug test at annual physicals?

Not a routine: test for most exams unless there is a suspicion and the test requires consent by the individual. ...Read more

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What kind of Dr should a 52 year old male see for a full physical, what screenings should he get, and can you recommend a top doctor in the Miami area?

What kind of Dr should a 52 year old male see for a full physical, what screenings should he get, and can you recommend a top doctor in the Miami area?

Generally speaking..: I would recommend a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician (but I guess I'm biased). Internal Medicine deals with all of the diseases of adults. Age-appropriate screens for a gentleman of 52 yrs would include: annual physical exam, cholesterol screening every 2 years, Tetanus booster every 10 yrs, flu shot yearly, and discussion about prostate checking as well as colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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I'm slowly wasting away both physically and mentally. What type of doctor should I see?

I'm slowly wasting away both physically and mentally. What type of doctor should I see?

Primary care physici: Look for a good primary care physician. Maybe he doesn't know the answer but he can gather data and direct you to the right specialist. ...Read more

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I am a 49 yr old female who hasnt been to doctor in over 18 months. What type dr should I see now & what tests/exams.... I have had no previous medical problems. Had annual well woman visits but feel i need to start taking better care of myself.

I am a 49 yr old female who hasnt been to doctor in over 18 months. What type dr should I see now & what tests/exams.... I have had no previous medical problems. Had annual well woman visits but feel i need to start taking better care of myself.

You : You should see an internal medicine doctor or a family practitioner yearly for a physical and any screening tests recommended for your age group and your specific health and family history. You should also see a gynecologist regularly for an exam and pap smear. They may need to do this every 1, 2 or 3 years depending on your health and family history. Below i've attached a helpful website on the recommended screening exams for women. ...Read more

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Do most woman request a male or female doctor to preform their yearly physical?

Do most woman request a male or female doctor to preform their yearly physical?

Depends: Some women feel more comfortable with a female doctor doing their physical exams. Many women are comfortable with either a male or female provider as long as the doctor is professional and trusted ...Read more

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What kind of blood tests confirm portal hypertension? What other tests? should I ask my doctor to conduct?

What kind of blood tests confirm portal hypertension? What other tests? should I ask my doctor to conduct?

Your doctor knows: There are no specific blood tests for portal hypertension. If you have liver disease and your spleen is enlarged that usually indicates portal hypertension. Imaging studies are usually more useful than blood tests. ...Read more

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What kind of physical examination test does a doctor preform for knee pain? Special test ? The thesselys test is postitive for what?

What kind of physical examination test does a doctor preform for knee pain? Special test ? The thesselys test is postitive for what?

Many: They are several test available , they are described in books and orthopaedic journals.Physical exam is coplemented with knee x-ray and some times MRI of the knee. ...Read more

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