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Whats To Expect From My Nephrology Appointment
Information gatherin: Height, weight measurement and good history gathering. If there was past medical testing or any imaging studies, i would recmen you bring copies with you (regardless of whether they were faxed or not by your referring doctor). For stature issues, birth measures and biological patents heights will be helpful. For girls with menstrual problems, a menses diary will also be of great help. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First Visit: The pain provider will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going to a blepharitis specialist tomorrow to treat my problem , what exactly should I expect from this visit ? What kinda testing will he do?
Exam and treatment: It's good you are seeing the specialist. Blepharitis can be a chronic and recurrent problem. He will exam you to determine if you have an infection that needs an antibiotic or if you have dry eyes. Topical drops and compreses will help. Ask about taking flaxseed oil capsules by mouth. ...Read more
I want to end a doctor-patient relationship based on the fact, the dr failed to listen to me, resulting in gross error to my care. How do I end this?
Communicate: It is a good idea to communicate your frustrations with your doctor especially if you have know him for a while. If you don't trust your doctor. Feel free to ask for another one. It's your right to see who you want to. You don't need to give an explanation. ...Read more
The therapist: Will take a history of your problems, ask about your family and your upbringing. They will then make recommendations for treatment. ...Read more
Seeing an endocrinologist, hospital asked me to pass urine in container before I come for my appointment my appointment is 1pm what time should I wee?
It doesn't: matter -- any time you like that you can produce the sample will work. ...Read more
What's the best way to ask my pcp for a referral! she doesn't have a clue what's wrong with me. I don't want to come off rude!
Ask: Most primary care doctors including myself are quite familiar with the referral process and literally make them 2-3x per day. If you indeed have lupus you will likely need to talk to a rheumatologist at some point in the future anyway. If the diagnosis in not clear there may be other connective tissue disorders that need to be ruled out. Just ask:). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friendly hour: Usually the first visit is from 45 to 909 minutes and involves a pretty extensive history-taking as well as some discussion of treatment options for depression. It is very possible at the end of that time the psychiatrist may be able to make treatment recommendations and get you started. Good luck. ...Read more
Going to see my cardiologist today for the first time, due to my ultrasound on my leg. What questions would i be asking? What is he looking for?
It depends: It depends if the ultrasound was done to evaluate the veins or the arteries. If looking at the veins, it was looking for a "blood clot". Yu would want to ask why they would suspect one, and what you can do to prevent one. If done to look at the arteries, it would have been done to look for decreased blood flow from blockages. Again, ask why you would have blockages in the blood supply to the leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have post residue urine of 160cm2 the hospital wants me to see a urologist, my doc seems to be stalling in referring me and rescanning for 3rd time?
Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more
Im going to a neneurologist for neuropathy in my feet. What should I expect on my first visit? How can he tell how severe it is?
Ready, Set, Action: I tell my patients that in a 1st appointment my goal is to learn as much about them as I can. I add that I try to make a movie of their lives in my head. So while I will ask questions to clarify things & to tie bits of information together, I do like to let my patients share information in any way that makes sense to them. I may be the one filming the movie but they are the ones directing it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subsequent to two hours of waiting. Why does my orthopedic surgeon have the right to pick who he wants me to see?
Every time an ortho-: - surgeon sees a patient, it's hard to tell how long it may take with them. Often they say "oh bye the way " & proceed to tell you of another problem or complication that blind sides you, subsequently a 15 minute check up turns into a 45 minute appt & from that point on you as an orthopedic surgeon can never catch up. Multiply this by 3 or 4 or more patients & you can see how it can happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no follow up appointment after my CT to discuss my results, consultant said she would write to me with them, is this normal?
CT results: Not sure how things operate in the UK, but if you are concerned about the results, and don't feel comfortable waiting for a mailed report, I suggest calling the doctor's office and asking to discuss it. ...Read more
Exercise: You will need a weight bearing exercise program that will gradually increase in intensity, some nutrition guidance would be useful but may or may not be included with the pt program. The weight bearing activity stimulates the the cells (osteoblast) that create boney material that will be used to thicken the bone matrix. This is necessary for increasing bone density. ...Read more
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