I need an orthopedist in northern Virginia. I have Anthem insurance. No pain but abnormal hip x-rays. Rate MDs says orthopedists all kinda suck. Did you like your orthopedist? [more inside]
Do you have a recommendation for a doctor in Central Texas who is knowledgable about male hormone issues, understands that just because a level is in the "normal" range doesn't make it normal, and is willing to try alternatives before heading straight into hormone replacement? [more inside]
Sudden, kind of horrible knee pain--wtf, body? Is this okay, or should I go see a doctor? If the latter, what kind of doctor should I see? [more inside]
I'm looking for an infertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist in Chicago, preferably in the loop. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Low grade fever for 10 days with (mostly) no other symptoms. When is it doctor time? [more inside]
A friend of mine has a relative with Epstein-Barr. We are looking for information on treatment and doctors in either New York or Chicago. [more inside]
How does one find a specialist in your area? [more inside]
I'm looking to find doctors who practice private/concierge medicine in Europe and Asia. These doctors typically charge an upfront fee and gives you significantly more attention (ie, he has 500 instead of 3000 patients; is available immediately 24/7). They usually practice family medicine or internal medicine. This type of doctor is growing in the US, but I can't seem to find them elsewhere in the world...
How do sexual abuse survivors handle getting long-term medical care? [more inside]
Should I go see my doc tomorrow or wait a month? [more inside]
How can I get a quick appointment with a medical specialist? I have gastroparesis and it has recently gotten bad - I am significantly underweight and I am continuing to lose weight because I am not able to take in enough calories. I have gone to a couple of generalist gastroenterologists before but they didn't help me at all. I found some gastroparesis specialists a couple hours away from me, but the next available appointment isn't until the summer. I have done some research and haven't found any other nearby doctors with this specialty. Does anyone know of a strategy I can use to get an earlier appointment? [more inside]
I'd like a recommendation for a specialist in the Boston/Cambridge area to help me with what I think is ADD/ADHD. [more inside]
I'd like some guidelines on how to be reasonably cautious with my child's health when I can't tell if the nurses are overreacting or not. [more inside]
Help me find a thorough sports doctor for my elite athletic hopes. I am a 28 year old male. I currently have a partially torn Hamstring, adhesions and scar tissue in my hamstrings (and buttocks). I also have a leg length discrepancy, my right leg is 1.4 CM shorter than my left leg ( .7cm in femur, .7cm in the tibia, confirmed by scanogram). I think the leg length discrepancy is slowing me down while running, and causing other injuries. [more inside]
Help me find a doctor on north shore Long Island [more inside]
Post-vasectomy speciman timing? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good doctor in the Greenpoint or Williamsburg area of Brooklyn? (A general practitioner, specifically.) [more inside]
Help me find health insurance. Moving back to the States with wife and two kids after being away for 10 years. May not have jobs when we return. What is the best way to find health insurance? I have no idea where to start or what my options are if we return unemployed. Moving to Texas if that is relevant.
Which doctor do I look for regarding throat issues? [more inside]
Need a recommendation for a primary care physician in Philadelphia. Looking for someone more like -- get this -- my dog's vet, who are paperless, tech-savvy, and environmentally friendly. [more inside]
I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
Please recommend an internist/general practitioner in the Twin Cities (MN, USA) area. [more inside]
Is there a general consensus in the medical world regarding whether it is better or not to use fever reducing medications (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) for medium-grade fevers? [more inside]
What questions do I need to ask the doctor to help my mother make an informed decision about chemotherapy?
What questions do I need to ask the doctor to help my mother make an informed decision about chemotherapy? [more inside]
Can you recommend a great orthopedist in or around San Francisco? [more inside]
Elephant with stuff in his ears, villains plotting to dirty a PI's teeth, and a man crawling under descending cardboard smoke: help me find footage of these early-80s PSAs. [more inside]
ADD/ADHD adult treatment recommendation in Washington DC. Details inside. [more inside]
San Francisco: recommend a great woman GP [more inside]
I collapsed this morning. I know you're not my doctor and I know I need to see one, but I can't afford to unless it's immediately life-threatening. Can you help me figure out what might be wrong with me? [more inside]
I am looking for a general-care doctor, a gynecologist, and possibly a psychologist/psychiatrist in Chicago. Do you have any recommendations? Is there a website for this? A secret doctor directory? How does one go about finding good healthcare? [more inside]
I am looking for a good orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee injuries in NYC, specifically in Manhattan. Who fixed you up and got you running again?
I want to be a doctor who works in Antarctica. How should I go about this? [more inside]
OB/GYN recommendations in NYC (preferably Manhattan, west side) for someone with Empire's NYSHIP student health employee plan. [more inside]
YANAD, but do you know of an excellent diagnostician in the Boston area (or you've had similar symptoms and you think you know a specialist)? [more inside]
Help me find a good sleep doctor in NYC, please? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. YNMD but the tests are back and it's not a UTI or an STD? What could it be? [more inside]
I know you are NMD, but can you help me find a good one? I have a venous malformation that I've had for years, and have tried various treatments without much success, so I need a new doc. Any suggestions for a really good vascular doctor in NYC?
I'm going to see a doctor, but I'm not sure which kind. [more inside]
II have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do?
I have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do? [more inside]
Health-care workers of MeFi: how do you act around doctors when you or a family member is receiving care? [more inside]
Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
Recommendations for a holistic doc in NYC who takes GHI insurance? [more inside]
I'm doing an exercise stress test next week. What can I expect? [more inside]
Today is my third day staying home from work with a bad cold-like virus (at least, I assume it's a virus). My girlfriend thinks I ought to see a doctor tomorrow, and I agree. Thus, I need your recommendations for walk-in clinics in Manhattan. Where should I go to get a doctor's opinion? [more inside]
CBS News Radio, ~30 years ago. A medical doctor did a regular column. What was his name? [more inside]
My SO's PhD defense is coming up. Can you help me find small doctor-related presents/music? [more inside]
Can I do something in medicine (esp. surgery) I am 46 and missed my calling... what about being a surgical Physicians Assistant (PA) what's the schooling requirements? what are the earning prospects?
Where can I find quality, affordable mental health care in San Diego? [more inside]
What is the most efficient way to begin practicing medicine in the US? [more inside]
So. Background: I'm in great shape. Eat well. Drink lightly. Work out at the gym a couple times a week and do martial arts. I'm also in my late twenties. Last few days I've had a tight feeling in the front of my chest, like a dull, centralized ache. I suppose it could be muscle pain, I did change my workout routine recently. But I've also found myself really short on breath intermittently. (It's hard to describe, kind of a fluttery, panic attack, 'can't catch your breath,' 'butterfly in my heart' feeling.) Coincidence? Could be. So the question is, should I be running off to see a doctor? I know they say to consult a doctor about ANY chest pain, but who likes to see doctors, and why would my heart be ailing anyway? I'm inclined to pass it off as nothing, but...