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What Types Of Patients Are Seen In A Primary Care Practice
Great question: Be prepared! Know your meds. Generally, the first visit is mostly spent reviewing your health history. Often times offices will have the paperwork mailed to you or posted online to fill out ahead of time. You may have a physical exam and blood work as well on that first visit. More than anything, it's a chance to see if you bond well with doc and staff. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little unclear ??: Are you maybe asking whether primary care doctors treat people with mental health diagnoses differently from other patients? I'm not sure this is what you mean -- but if so, all patients should receive the same level of care. However, mental health issues do impact overall health and how able people are to participate in their care. Mental health needs consideration in the whole picture. ...Read more
Often through social: Workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more
Not many: Not usually. In most instances where you can a cardiologist you can find extremely good primary care physicians. While one stop health shopping sounds convenient it is often not in the patients best interest long term especially if that place is a specialists office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tried to find a local primary care doctor but none are accepting new patients. How do I get a doctor?
What doctor will see me on here as their patient? I live in gaffney, sc. I need a primary care doctor. Please help im 24 on disibility.
Search by location: One can search on healthtap (or on google, if a search on healthtap is not successful) for internal medicine and family medicine doctors in one's home area. Then, one can call some doctors to see if they are accepting new patients (usually depends on how full a doctor's practice is, on the prospective patient's insurance plan, and other issues...). ...Read more
Matter of perspectiv: The function of a primary care physician is to maintain and/or improve patients' quality and quantity of life through the practice of preventative medicine and to manage chronic health issues based on the latest research. And, of course, take care of coughs and colds, too. ...Read more
Many specialist : Prefer a referral and refuse to see patients not referred, but others accept self referral. I always want a primary care doctor to follow issues that I am not going to manage, and keep the pcp fully apprised of what and why I do things or recommend things. ...Read more
For primary care purposes if a patient has multiple chronic metabolic diseases should he see a family medicine dr. Or internal medicine dr. Who's more?
Personal choice: Personally, I would choose the doctor I felt most comfortable with, is most approachable and is a good listener. ...Read more
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How long do primary care physicians keep patient records after the patient no longer sees them? Same question for hospitals. Does it vary by state?
I have a two part question regarding the osa referral process:
Do primary care physicians refer most or all of their patients to a specific sleep lab?
Are most primary care physicians willing to help manage chronic pain meds-schedule III 4 established/responsible patient or is that typically referred?
All types: Of patients, hence the 'family practice' designation. ...Read more
What type of doctor would specialize in SRD? Not my primary care. I need a dr who knows more and can do more
Hi I am seeking help I cannot find primary care with my insurance I have been seen at urgent care she wrote me for the wrong medication I almost died?
Hello, I've seen 2 dermatologist, been to the er, primary care dr, etc and no one can figure out why i have this crawling sensation. Please help?
Psychiatrist: See a psychiatrist if you have / have not used certain street drug. ...Read more
I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for paperwork to be finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct
Massage & stretching: There are various reasons why our backs go into spasm or have a strain and as a Rehab/Sports Med MD I see this commonly and try to determine the cause. That would be your 1st step. Next Physical therapy, core training or pilates, yoga and/or massage can usually be used safely to improve muscle strength and balance. Keep me posted ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question: The best doc for a woman (or man) is one who is knowledgeable and caring. The pcp visit is often spent reviewing your health history, getting a physical exam, and blood work as well. A pcp can do a pelvic/breast exam and pap smear (like a gyn does). Some women have both a pcp and gyn. More than anything, you want to know that you can bond well with the doc and staff. Best wishes. ...Read more
Would some type of imaging be needed during a primary care visit to check the progress of a kidney stone?
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