My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, which sucks in many, many ways, not the least of which is that it seems that it could have been caught by her mammogram two years ago, but wasn't, possibly because the technician ignored information in her chart. She is now being encouraged by others to sue for malpractice, considering that her cancer has now had two extra years to progress. I'm wondering if she actually has a case, and if so, how should she proceed. This is kind of a long story, so there's more inside... [more inside]
My girlfriend and I need to find a doctor! We are in Vancouver (core) and we would like to find a doctor who will help us take maximum advantage of the health care resources available to us. And they should be ADD-friendly... [more inside]
Help me find a doctor who takes my HRA! [more inside]
Is there a "headache specialist" I can go to? [more inside]
YANAD, but maybe you can help me find one: Any doctor recommendations in Brooklyn/lower Manhattan? [more inside]
Do I need personal copies of my medical records if I'm in good health? [more inside]
I am going to visit a doctor, but my Bluecross Blueshield/billing will not show his name and instead will show the doctor he reports to (according to the frond desk person), since he isn't in today. Sounds kind of strange to me. Is there anything I should be asking/should be aware of? (Or is this normal?)
Hi, Looking for an eye doctor in Seattle. Somebody who'll give me the skinny on whether I'm a good candidate for Lasik, without trying to push me into anything. [more inside]
What sort of tests should I ask my for doctor for? I am a 36 year old male with a healthy lifestyle (plenty of exercise, fruit/vegetables, no meat, no smoking or alcohol) but the last three months I have been getting ill or feeling under the weather an awful lot. Nothing major (mostly swollen glands and feeling very tired) but still really frustrating. I like to figure what is going on with me. Tomorrow I am going to see my doctor to ask for some tests. It is my experience with this doctor that I should do my homework before going because otherwise they will just run a limited set of standard tests which might not include what I'm looking for. So I would like to ask the hive mind: what sort of tests should I ask for? Iron and B12 deficiencies spring to mind but what else?
Can someone spell out for me the hierarchy of doctor(s), certified nurse midwives, nurses and others in the setting of the labor and delivery room? [more inside]
Help me with this mystery pain (long post, sorry) [more inside]
CrazyRussianMusicVideoFilter: I saw a great video by a Russian band from maybe 15 years ago, centering around an insane guy (real video, but made to look old), a cat (animated), and a painting that shows a doctor coming to bring him something (just strange). I was told the song was essentially about the same, and possibly titled with something about a cat. The band was named something like ночь, but youtube isn't coming up with anything like what I remember. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Any Philly MeFites know of a local holistic pediatrician or family practitioner? Definitely looking for someone with an MD (rather than a chiropractor), within 50 miles or so of the city. Nearby NJ and DE are okay as well. [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?
Where can I find the a photo of the Delorean from Back to the Future streaking off leaving a trail of flames behind it (and preferably with Dr. Emmett Brown standing behind looking dumbfounded)? [more inside]
I need to find a new gynecologist in Denver [more inside]
In medical shows like House or E.R., the doctor will often shine a flashlight in to the eye of a comatose patient, but the pupil doesn't constrict. How do they do this special effect? [more inside]
How can I make the most of my new health-care plan? [more inside]
Have you had trouble making an appointment with an ob/gyn? [more inside]
What is the difference between a DO and an MD? Is one particularly suited to treat certain types of illnesses/conditions better than the other?
Looking for a basket of doctor/dentist/optical recommendations in Philly's main line. [more inside]
What can I do if my doctor will not give me the information I need to file with my insurance? [more inside]
Permanent stuffy nose? One day I got a stuffy nose, and almost a year later it hasn't gone away. What's wrong with me? [more inside]
I was misdiagnosed and found out after a lot of pain and money from a different doctor that I have an STD.... uh, should I sue? This is long, so if you're of the tl;dr crowd, bypass please. [more inside]
Recommendations for a Seattle area doctor/psych/counselor who specialize in adult ADD/ADHD? [more inside]
Are there any potential downsides to telling one's doctor that he uses marijuana? [more inside]
I have a doctor's appointment to get a mole looked at. What can I expect? [more inside]
Nerve Damage Filter: Do I need medical attention for my medical attention? [more inside]
I went to a new doctor on a recommendation from a friend to get Implemnon (sp?). The ob-gyn performed a pap smear (it's been a year since my last one). At the end of it, he stuck his finger in my ass -- he was feeling my belly at the same time. Why did he do it?
So the doctor diagnoses me with diverticulitis, and then performs a left sigmoid colectomy on me. Per the normal routine, the section of my colon was sent to a lab for analysis, which said there was no diverticuli present. [more inside]
How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]
MedFilter: Looking for guidance on general chronic lethargic feeling (both physically and emotionally). (wordy) [more inside]
What kind of specialist do I need for my jaw/headache problem? [more inside]
Particularly in the state of Pennsylvania, is it technically legal for someone who has earned a JD to use the title of doctor/Dr. professionally? [more inside]
Do I have to let my boss talk to my doctor? [more inside]
I need a naturopath (preferrably) or an open-minded doctor/psychopharmacologist in Montreal. (more details after the jump) [more inside]
I'm looking for a good doctor or general practitioner in the Saint Paul, MN area? Anyone have any good ones they know of? I just don't know where to start there are so many....
DC doctors - your personal recommendations? [more inside]
Should I load my body with antibiotics for three weeks? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new doctor. I live in upper Manhattan, and an office nearby would be ideal. Just a general practitioner/family doctor/internist--aren't these all the same? Recommendations please! [more inside]
How to get the care you need when you just cant seem to find the way around the blockade?Hillsboro/Portland/Beaverton area of Oregon [more inside]
I am trying to decide on a doctor that is cheap and has the resources to help me. [more inside]
Where can I find a good doctor in Philadelphia that will help me diagnose Celiac disease? [more inside]
Do I need a second medical opinion regarding an aspirin regimen? I can't figure out if this is minor or something I should look into. [more inside]
How do I get tested to see if I am a donor for a friends blood marrow transplant? [more inside]
Do physical therpists prescribe drugs? I have been trying to google this for the last 20 minutes. My freind is going in to physical therapy in college and I am sure my grandpa's physical theraist prescibed him things but she claims she wont be able to. can someone please settle this.
Medical Advice/Common Sense Filter: This is my second week of having pretty serious flu symptoms. [more inside]
Swollen pinky after having it caught in someone's sleeve when attempting to punch said someone. Will it go away on its own? [more inside]
I currently have what I'd term "crisis" health insurance -- a low monthly bill with a high deductible. I haven't dealt with the plan other than to pay the premiums since I signed up. Now, I think I may have a crisis. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation for an eye doctor/ contact lens specialist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I wear gas-permeable lenses and need a new prescription and lenses. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!