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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like chickenpox? What tests are needed?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Personalized ???
Dx and rx of something like chickenpox is part of medical care.
For most of us it is a visual ( i look at it) DX when paired with a history of how it started. No specific tests are needed & rx is directed at pt comfort. If you are asking about specific contracted care with a concierge dr; that would depend on the wording of your agreement.

In brief: Personalized ???
Dx and rx of something like chickenpox is part of medical care.
For most of us it is a visual ( i look at it) DX when paired with a history of how it started. No specific tests are needed & rx is directed at pt comfort. If you are asking about specific contracted care with a concierge dr; that would depend on the wording of your agreement.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Personalized
Personalized medicine ultimately might use genetic testing to know which diseases they are predisposed to, how their body will metabolize various medications, etc.
For now most physicians use a careful family, medical, & social history with physical exam to treat patients. Chicken pox is diagnosed on the rash appearance, but if vaccinated, this can vary. Blood tests can prove immunity for school.

In brief: Personalized
Personalized medicine ultimately might use genetic testing to know which diseases they are predisposed to, how their body will metabolize various medications, etc.
For now most physicians use a careful family, medical, & social history with physical exam to treat patients. Chicken pox is diagnosed on the rash appearance, but if vaccinated, this can vary. Blood tests can prove immunity for school.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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