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Question about an MRI and Cost and Second Opinions

I'm having an MRI on my knee late Monday afternoon to see if I might need surgery on a possible cartilage problem. The cost will be a financial hardship, and I have a question about how to discuss that. Also, I got multiple opinions from doctors, and I have a question about how to handle that. [more inside]
posted by crocodiletsunami on Jun 28, 2015 - 8 answers

I need a doctor

I had a really hard week with being really fatigued and I want to go to a doc and get my thyroid checked again, plus I will need to re-up my Synthroid prescription soon anyway. I have a bunch of questions about process for this and also, are there methods for staying awake that I don't know about? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jun 19, 2015 - 10 answers

My podiatrist is being sued for malpractice. Should I still go to him?

Should I trust this podiatrist even though he's being sued for malpractice? Also, do you have any advice for somebody with Morton’s Neuroma? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jun 16, 2015 - 21 answers

Family doctors without a private practise - do they take patients?

I'm looking for a family doctor in Toronto for my mother. Some of the doctors on the College of Physicians and Surgeons search page only have hospital associations, with no private practise (e.g., this one). Do these doctors accept patients, or do they just do inpatient/emergency/other hospital work? [more inside]
posted by clawsoon on Jun 13, 2015 - 8 answers

"We have received a non-credible threat."

I just got an email from my doctor's office telling me they have "received a non-credible threat." They say they've notified the police and they're putting extra security on, but have given me the option to reschedule. I am a little thrown by the fact that they've emailed me when it is allegedly non-credible. Has anyone else had this happen and what did you do? [more inside]
posted by rednikki on May 6, 2015 - 6 answers

But....but....mac and cheese?!?!?!?

Gluten and dairy sensitivity: Kids edition [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Apr 28, 2015 - 31 answers

Hack my waiting room!

The medical practice where I work is showing some interest in revamping its waiting areas, especially as concerns patient educational resources. What have your doctors done that you like? What might you find useful? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Apr 27, 2015 - 38 answers

Lesbian-friendly gynecologist in NYC?

Insurance is obviously the issue: A New York-specific Obamacare offering from Aetna. [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Apr 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Looking for a nice doctor in North Brooklyn!

I'm looking for a new doctor in North Brooklyn or downtown Manhattan (along the L line would be ideal). He or she needs to take Oxford insurance, and most importantly, needs to have evening or weekend hours because I can't miss any work right now. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Apr 9, 2015 - 10 answers

doctors and midwives and doulas - oh my!

I'm pregnant - do I really need a midwife or doula? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 1, 2015 - 33 answers

Doctor for male (pattern?) baldness in L.A. area

Can you recommend a doctor that treats underlying medical causes for hair loss in men in the L.A. area? [more inside]
posted by tyrantkitty on Mar 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Responsibilities of an unlicensed doctor

In the United States what are the responsibilities of a doctor who's in the US but is registered in another country (i.e. not licensed in the US)? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Mar 22, 2015 - 11 answers

This million-dollar workup is probably all for nothing

Earlier this week somebody found me passed out on the floor. From there, I got dragged in to see the doctor, who ran some tests (all negative so far). That's not the problem. The problem is: I feel ashamed and guilty, like I'm making this all up, despite that the objective facts are that I fainted, my blood pressure was found to be 50/40 (after fluids), and that I have a history of syncope. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Mar 18, 2015 - 22 answers

Really weird doctor experience today. Would love insights.

This is a probably a minor doctor issue, but I'm having a hard time figuring out if I should make a complaint or not. Mostly, I don't want to make a complaint if it would not be taken seriously. Content within. [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Mar 16, 2015 - 16 answers

How to speak to a fertility doctor just about me?

I have just been referred to a fertility specialist. I want to make sure they focus on me and not on the red flags my partner has. How can I convey this productively at the appointment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2015 - 16 answers

How to have a successful therapy experience

I'm seeing a therapist for the first time in my life next week following chronic illness. How do I get the best out of it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Doctor Being Weird About Prescription, How To Discuss?

I take alprazolam to help fall asleep, 2 right before bed. This was prescribed by my sleep specialist doctor (more on that inside). My doctor is now acting strangely over it and changed my dose on refill without telling me. I'm not sure how to talk to him over this, without the risk of being seen as a drug seeker. [more inside]
posted by LANA! on Mar 4, 2015 - 20 answers

I have an owie.

I banged my poor little toe into the corner of the coffee table two weeks ago. I seem to have either sprained or broken it. It doesn't seem to be getting better, in fact it's hurt worse than ever the last couple days. [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on Feb 24, 2015 - 19 answers

Looking for a fibro-friendly, female, GP in Asheville

Asking for a friend in Asheville NC: Looking for recommendations for a female primary care doctor that is good working with patients who have complex problems including fibromyalgia. (They don't have to be an expert but familiar with the issues and comfortable referring out and coordinating with specialists) Bonus if you know that they are taking new patients.
posted by metahawk on Feb 9, 2015 - 3 answers

What's reasonable to expect from your GP (Canada)?

My doctor covers the basics well and is caring, but isn't a great communicator. Is that a dealbreaker? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Jan 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Need recs for NYC medicaid mental healthcare providers

Asking for a friend: help me find a psychiatrist or better yet a mental health outpatient clinic in NYC that takes Medicaid HealthPlus and doesn't have insanely long wait times. [more inside]
posted by zdravo on Jan 29, 2015 - 2 answers

How to get healthcare in NYC?

I am in New York City, only for a month. How do I go about seeing a doctor for a non-emergency issue that nonetheless has a high impact on quality of life? Also, do you have any thoughts on the medical issue at hand: very frequent bowel movements, possibly linked to an infection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Having Trouble Getting Access to Blood Test Restults

I had an appointment a couple months ago with a new doctor. I wanted a general checkup and blood work. I expected to receive my blood test results a few weeks later via mail, as I've had in the past from other doctors. I hadn't heard from the doctor since that appointment so called this week to get my results and they say that I have to come in to get my results – there is no option for receiving via mail or discussing over the phone. Is this true and do I have any other option? [more inside]
posted by Uncle Glendinning on Jan 7, 2015 - 17 answers

No family doctor; needs an obgyn check up

Where in Toronto can I get my girly parts checked out, if I don't have a family doctor? I have OHIP and have access to the university health centers, although I kinda want to have the check up soon. I've been kind of negligent and haven't gone for a check up in years. I'm 30.
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2014 - 7 answers

What kind of doctor to see for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

My SO was diagnosed several years ago with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and had been going for monitoring ultrasounds every 6 months or so. However we need a new doctor now -- what kind of specialist can/should we be looking for? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Dec 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Tips to Minimize Stress at the Doctor

I haven't been to the doctor in a long, long time. I am experiencing a rapid heartbeat and am making an appointment. I am pretty convinced I'm dying, and am sitting here crying while looking up doctors online. How can I make this process as painless as possible? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Dec 9, 2014 - 22 answers

Is there any benefit to being medically diagnosed as lactose intolerant?

My child recently (in the last three weeks or so) has been complaining of stomach aches and I think they are correlated with dairy. I am more than fine trying an elimination diet by avoiding dairy for a time and reintroducing it. But, I was wondering if there is any reason I am not thinking about to see a doctor. Is there any benefit to having a lactose intolerant diagnosis? Is there anything I should be considering for my daughter? I know of some of the tests you can take but should we bother? [more inside]
posted by turtlefu on Dec 8, 2014 - 19 answers

How to find a doctor for prescriptions outside your healthcare plan?

My PCM says she wants to prescribe me a drug that is in common usage, but she is not allowed to do so. She says that I should find a doctor outside my health plan that can prescribe it. Is this a good idea, and if so, how do I do this? I don't want to waste time or money, or do something idiotic. [more inside]
posted by corb on Dec 8, 2014 - 7 answers

What is the cheapest way to get a prescription written for Lamotrigine?

I need to get a prescription for Lamotrigine. I have been on this drug for years, but my refills are about to run out. I need to find the cheapest way to go about this. I'm in the US and I have not met the deductible on my insurance. I can't go back to the last prescriber because I owe them money I don't have. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Where to see a doctor to prescribe EDS medication?

As a partial follow-up to this question, I would like to talk to someone about prescription treatment but do not have a primary doctor and I'm not sure who's best to see or how to go about making an appointment. [more inside]
posted by JJ987E on Oct 20, 2014 - 3 answers

Ow ow ow my throat. Will a GP do anything? (UK)

In London for a couple weeks. New & painful sore throat. Does anyone routinely test for bacterial strep here? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Oct 18, 2014 - 9 answers

What anesthetic was I given?

A couple of years ago, I received general anesthesia for a quick surgical procedure. Before losing consciousness, I was aware of a feeling of liberation. What was the drug given to me? [more inside]
posted by vivekspace on Sep 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Pain Management Contract Question

Hi all, I had my first appointment with a pain management doctor last week that did not go well. I am curious about the legality of the contract that I was required to sign in order to receive care. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2014 - 20 answers

ISO ENT doctor in Baltimore

I am looking for an ENT doctor (Ear, Nose, and Throat doc; otolaryngologist) in Baltimore, preferably one who is a participating provider in United Healthcare (and more specifically, The Empire Plan for New York State Employees). [more inside]
posted by merejane on Sep 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me see a doctor while on Holiday in Munich

I have suffered itchiness around my vagina for a long time, I have seen many doctors in China but they failed to help me, I am in Munich now and I'll be here for about another week, how can I find and make an appointment with a doctor to help me take care of this? How does paying for doctors visit work here in Munich? Will it likely be less than 500 Euros?
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Caught in Limbo With Injury - Worker's Comp or Not?

Caught in Limbo With Injury - Worker's Comp or Not? [more inside]
posted by LaurenIpsum on Aug 27, 2014 - 7 answers

How to find the "best" doctor?

Let's say you wanted to find the very best ovarian cancer specialist in the US. How would you go about doing that? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 25, 2014 - 20 answers

Looking for an MD, DO, or NP near Philly

I'm going into my last year of nurse practitioner school and am starting clinicals at the end of August. Back in June I found two clinical sites, both family practice. A couple days ago I was told that one of the sites wouldn't be able to host me after all. [more inside]
posted by Matched plain socks on Aug 17, 2014 - 0 answers

I get sore throats all of the time... is this worth a trip to the doc?

Lately, I seem to have at least one day every week in which I have a sore throat and generally feel under the weather. I take it easy that day and am usually back to normal the next, but I don't think it is normal to be getting sore throats so often. I eat well, take vitamins/fish oil and exercise, but I do know that I am getting very poor, broken sleep due to stress lately - maybe 5 or so hours - though I get good sleep some nights. Is this worth going to the doctor, or could poor sleep really make you feel bad this often?
posted by Kamelot123 on Aug 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Holistic Gastroenterology

I'm looking for an awesome gastro doc (preferrably female) in the South Jersey/philadelphia area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can I get data on avg step1 scores for medical residency programs?

I'm trying to find a list of US medical residency programs and the average step 1 scores of the applicants that are accepted into each program. Google has not been helpful. I've found match rates, quotas, test scores by specialty, and all sorts of other data. But nothing about test scores by residency program. Does anyone know if this data exists and where I can find it? Thanks in advance.
posted by d(-_-)b on Jul 20, 2014 - 3 answers

What's a breast biopsy like? What medical language is involved?

I will be interpreting at a breast biopsy procedure and want to prepare ahead of time, so I'd like to compile a list of vocabulary as well as have a general idea of what happens during the procedure. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jul 14, 2014 - 7 answers

That's interesting underwear you've got there

I have a diaper fetish, and I've been wearing them 24/7 for the past 8 months. Tomorrow is my annual physical. I'm sure that doctors see patients in diapers all the time, but typically for incontinence issues. Naturally the diapers won't have been used before going in (I typically don't use them in public anyway), but is this crossing a professional line? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2014 - 47 answers

What makes a physician's role fundamentally different from a nurse's?

I have to articulate my desire to become a physician, and I'm having trouble explicitly stating my motivations. I work in a hospital and have been shadowing doctors, so I know that they essentially use their understanding of medical science to make diagnoses and come up with a treatment plans. However, I'm curious to know how the "calling" differs between people who want to become physicians, and people who want to become RNs. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 6, 2014 - 15 answers

NYC Doctor Rec

I need a new doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 3, 2014 - 7 answers

[Los Angeles Filter] Looking for a great OB/GYN and GP near Santa Monica

For the last few years I've been going to the Women's Clinic and PP for my routine exams, BC, etc. as needed but it's time to find a regular OB/GYN. I also need to replace my retired GP. Please refer me to your awesome doctors located in the Santa Monica/Venice/MDR/WLA area! [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Still sick, getting worse, and can’t deal

I’m dealing with a variety of debilitating health problems, and I'm having trouble coping and getting to the bottom of the cause. I’m toward the end of my rope and have had too many breakdowns to count. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2014 - 13 answers

Toronto Doctor for Someone Scared of Doctors

I’m looking for a General Practitioner in the Downtown/Western Toronto area who is both accepting new patients and sensitive to issues of medical anxiety. Much much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Can I wait for two months to go to the doctor for this?

I found a lump in my armpit and will be getting it checked out by a doctor. Unfortunately, I work in a contact-based job and my next contract is schedule to begin in August. My benefits, including health insurance, will be in place again at that time, but I'm uninsured during summer months. Is this the sort of thing that can wait until I have insurance again or do I need to go to the doctor right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2014 - 24 answers

Looking for a doctor in DC

I'm looking for a GREAT primary care physician in Washington, DC, preferably in/near Chinatown or Capitol Hill. I'd love someone who could see a new patient in the next week or two (ie, doesn't have a months-long waiting list) and who is part of a larger practice/clinic. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 5, 2014 - 13 answers

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