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What Should I Bring To The Doctors Visit To Be Evaluated For The Procedure
Hard to say: You offer no specific history or description of what is happening now.To be specific, we need info to go on. The average kid has 5-7 respiratory and a couple diarheal illnesses/yr to age 5 then drops back to 3-5/1-2.If the kids problems are minor & self heal over a few days it is normal. If the kid is having significant infections like bone/joint or pneumonia then specialty consultation is needed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patients with penile fracture are advised to see a doctor ASAP. Why is this and what does the doctor do to save them?
Here are some ...: Hi! PaulH, The professional experience has repeatedly confirmed an early surgical repair of penile fracture can better preserve erectile function, shorten recovery, and leave less penile curvature. Of course, nothing could be perfect and everything comes with a price. More? Ask your Doc. Best wish ... Oh! Let me know how you have recovered from what you suffered so far. ...Read more
How do I go about having a Dr. evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.
Virtual consults: You may get a live video, voice or text consult with HealthTap doctors at any time for information, advice, and, for example, to find out whether or not your blood test results are normal, low, or high (HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Compass). Please continue to consult with your established doctor(s) who know you well for ongoing care, either in person or via live video or text virtual consultation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How hard do you have to be hit in the head to need to go to the ER instead of seeing your primary care doctor?
Yes you can: However it is always best to first go thru your dr. Also depends upon your medical insurance. Circumcision will be approved and paid for by your insurance provided there are medical indications for the procedure such as phimosis (tight foreskin) or recurrent balanitis & posthitis (inflammation of foreskin or glans). ...Read more
Are doctors on here able to refer me to a surgeon? I do not have a primary care physician and in order for me to go to one i have to be referred.
Nathan: No one can answer your question without knowing the area in which you live or work. ...Read more
Is there any questions i should be prepared with to ask the doctor, or test i should be getting to see what is causing this. i have a lot of doctors s?
About what?: What symptoms are you having? You don't say. Ask again and please be more specific There is a 150 character limit to questions on this forum, so be brief but complete. Generally, there are no bad questions! Make a list of what you want to know in advance. Info from your doc who knows you, beats info from the internet in most cases. When in doubt, ask! Take notes of the answers, too. ...Read more
How old do you have to be to receive a flu shot? And how old do you have to be to visit your GP at the clinic?
6 mos. but...: The CDC advises flu shots for everyone ages 6 months and older, but the best science suggests the benefits of the flu shot are minimal at best and it may do more harm than good! See http://tinyurl.com/py6xtc8 and http://tinyurl.com/lncpvly and http://tinyurl.com/qcbvvoa and http://tinyurl.com/odsandq Vit D is much more effective in preventing the flu. Re: age to visit GP see comment: ...Read more
How to handle last visit to pyschologist knowing this is the last one as the need is to refer to another provider, i don't want to go through this. ?
Saying farewell: Hoping you've decided on a new therapist for yourself, so that you can continue your personal work after terminating with your current psychologist. A last session is an opportunity to express your feelings, celebrate what's been learned or worked through, and to say farewell. Grief is natural, along with many other emotions. Use the session for your own healing and awareness. It's your time! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To see a specialist to fix bowed legs, I should go at a regular clinic and seek from the doctor to be reffered to that specialist?
Orthopaedic surgeon: Bowed legs are treated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on Your Risk: For most healthy adults with good oral hygiene practices at home, the usual recommendation is every six months. However, science suggests that every three months would be much better for everyone, since that's how long it takes plaque to form and become most aggressive. Once you see your dentist and hygienist, they will make a personalized recommendation for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Would it be possible to get the antibiotics from you to treat my suspected ulcer caused by H pyloria? I dot not have the money for all the testing that may be needed. I would be able to make an app
The free Q/A part..: ...of Health Tap doesn't connect you with a specific doctor. You'll need to make a follow up appointment with Dr. M. There's a simple blood test that will support the diagnosis of h. pylori, but it will be Dr. M.'s decision as to what to do next. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Where or what kind of dr would my husband go to for a referral to dr that will perform a sperm analysis? When during ttc should this "option" be done?
What is the treat meant for dorsal vain thrombosis? And if this is suspected should you go to a doctor immediately.
I am having elective surgery and need a physical and EKG. Can one of your Dr give me a referral for Quest Medical so I can avoid an office visit to a doctor. Can you also read the test results and send them to my surgeon. ?
Protocol: If the hospital protocol for your upcoming surgical procedure and anesthesia calls for a preoperative physical examination by a physician, you will not be able to avoid that part of the preoperative procedure unless the operating surgeon is able and allowed to do the required preop physical examination. Your surgeon can order the preop blood tests and EKG. ...Read more
My general dentist is telling me that he is able to do this procedure. should I go to the deneral dentist or the specialist?
Either: This all depends on the complexity of the dental procedure and the skill, judgement and experience of the general dentist performing the procedure. A general dentist can do these procedures if they have continued extensive training in this treatment and have developed the skill and judgement over time. ...Read more
Great question!: There's a saying that married men live longer - or at least, it seems that way. We all want our spouses to get the health care they need. But men can be difficult to convince. Best thing i know is to deliver a message from the heart: tell him his health impacts you, and that you want to keep him around as long as possible. Offer to go with him. Consider taking him to your own doctor! good luck. ...Read more
I would start with: Your personal physician. He or she can work up to determine if a specialty consultation is indicated. ...Read more
Wow...: We don't usually talk finances, but here's goes! Medical charges for office visits are scaled based on a number of factors. A call to the office of your gastroenterologist of choice will help you appreciate what fees to expect, and what options you may have to pay or defray them. Good health to you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consult costs: Every doctor has different consult fees that vary with geographic location, local competition, etc. Many doctors offer free consultations. In NYC where I am, consult fees can be as high as $400.00. You might consider a video consult here on HealthTap as an economical way to get some of your preliminary questions answered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But most times it is billed as a specialists visit. ...Read more
Your primary care: Any licensed physician can look at a throat mass and tell whether it needs to be biopsied. ...Read more
Complexity: Billing is based on complexity of the visit. More than one problem is more complex han just one problem, because they have to do an assessment, exam and plan for each problem. ...Read more
What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?
Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more
For the past year I have tounge problems on and off now for the last 3 months it feels the same odd feeling white scrapyard tounge visit two doctors ?
Tongue: Hard to tell from your description. Start by seeing an ENT for an exam and possible tongue culture. You may need to also see your dentist as well ...Read more
What if i can't pay for a visit do most doctors have free samples for the medicine? And is it really expensive? I do not have any medical coverage at this time
Not typically: Doctor visits have been getting shorter over the years as physicians try to see enough patients in a day..Due to decreasing reimbursements from insurance companies, physicians need to see more patients to make the same money, and the patient suffers. A good physician cane do a routine follow up in that time, but should also know when more time is needed to address problem issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excellent idea.: Seeing your family physician is a good place to start. Your physician can determine if you have any medical conditions that are causing your depressed mood. Medication may be prescribed if indicated and there is a good likelihood that therapy may be recommended as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell him you: love him. Express your concerns. Ask him to go - offer to go with him or to take him. ...Read more
Consult: He will be asked medical and surgical and medication history. He may be asked to perform a semenalysis for a future visit. He will also had a physical exam. ...Read more
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