Despite being a lifelong American, I still don't really understand our healthcare system. Can you give me some info - treat me like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
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]
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]
I need a new doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
I am currently 39 and will need to finish my BA first. What are the chances that I will be accepted into medical school, internships, residencies, and hired at this age? [more inside]
Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
I am looking for advice to come up with a technological solution for a physician’s office in NB, Canada. The scenario is that I would like patient files to be accessible remotely while still satisfying health privacy laws (PIPEDA), especially the part about patient records having to be stored in Canada. [more inside]
NYC doctor filter: Looking for a new primary care physician (last one moved away). Preferences: Upper East Side office location; takes insurance. Beyond that, no particular needs. Can you recommend someone you like? Thanks.
Are there any ENFPs (Myers-Briggs Type) medical doctors out there with advice on how to get through all of the mundane, logical coursework that prerequisites and medical school classes entail? [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]
Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
Please help me find a doctor who is not influenced by the pharmaceutical industry! [more inside]
Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
Do you know an amazing primary care physician in NYC? What makes them amazing? Do you think they'd be interested in mentoring a student? [more inside]
I had an absolutely terrible incident with a homophobic doctor. I have taken all the steps to report him to the local College of Physicians and Surgeons, and I hope he gets disciplined, but that doesn't address the systemic problem of homophobia in family physicians in my area (and it doesn't help me find a less homophobic doctor to switch to). I would like to blog about the incident, contact gay and lesbian associations, etc, but I am worried about being sued for libel/slander/I don't know. Will I get in trouble if I write publicly about this incident? Can I use the Dr's name? I'm in Alberta, Canada.
I haven’t been to a doctor in nearly 10 years. 100% of this is due to what I believe is social anxiety. To get a real medical opinion I’d like/need to speak to a doctor. I cannot pickup the phone. (1) Looking for primary care physician recommendations near Columbia, MD and (2) advice on what to say to the person answering the phone. [more inside]
I have a very similar problem to the under arm lump described in this question and I plan on going to the doctor, but what sort of doctor? [more inside]
Can you recommend an urgent care clinic open on nights or weekends in Seattle? Preferably one somewhere near Fremont that is a Uniform Medical Plan provider. I have no current need—this is for future reference.
How can I find a decent doctor in Denver? [more inside]
What kind of specialist physician would best be able to advise on a training regime - nutrition, exercise, the whole kit and kaboodle - for serious body sculpting and/or weight loss? Sports medicine? Any other medical specialties? Any recommendations for such a person in New York?
How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]