What treatments/procedures/personnel can you decline in the hospital? I know that I have the legal right to decline anything, but does the hospital have to continue to serve me if I do? Does it matter if I do or don't have a regular doctor affiliated with the hospital? Does it matter if its an emergency or not? [more inside]
ObscureTVFilter: Help me remember the name of this strange medical reality TV show from my childhood. It aired on American television either in the late 1980s or early 90s, and followed clinic patients into an exam room to record their interactions with the doctor and his ultimate diagnosis. [more inside]
San Francisco Doctor Search Filter. Semi TMI but SFW inside. [more inside]
Dear doctors, nurses, undertakers, anatomists, and other professional seers of the secrets of the human body: how does your daily interaction with the inner workings of man affect the way you see your friends and lovers? [more inside]
What's the best way to find doctors in NYC? [more inside]
How do I find a doctor that can figure out what is wrong with my family member? This seems like a Medical Incredible/House type case. [more inside]
I live in Ontario. I'd like to write to some government body praising my oral surgeon, who is so amazing it should be on record somewhere for anyone researching him in the future. Should I do this, and who should I send the letter to? He's DDS, MD, FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMS.
They sad I probably had cancer. Turned out it was mono. Is this normal? [more inside]
How soon do I need to get a mole checked? [more inside]
Primary care doctor in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA? [more inside]
Using a large teaching clinic as my primary care provider in Seattle: good idea? [more inside]
Is there a decent walk-in medical clinic (i.e., urgent care center) near Oak Park, IL (Chicago area)? [more inside]
Is there a common sense guide to symptoms requiring immediate medical attention? [more inside]
I'm a doctor in private practice. I love to blog, just not about medicine. I like to do more personal writing, post photos and links, creative projects, write about recent trips, my city, etc (i.e. nothing political, offensive). How would you feel if you found your doctor's personal blog? [more inside]
I am seeing my doctor tomorrow about quitting smoking. I have tried quitting so many times I can no longer keep count. But nicotine has this tremendous hold on me. I have smoked for almost four years and would like to see my 29th birthday as a turning point. What questions should I be asking my doctor and what questions should I be prepared to answer?
US doctor question: do general practitioners practice real diagnosis anymore? Every doctor my wife and I have gone to in the past ten years has turned out to be incompetent or disinterested in doing more than the bare minimum. [more inside]
Husband diagnosed with long-term staph infection. Is this MRSA? And should/can I get tested to see if I have it too? [more inside]
A doctor has just suggested that I take anti-anxiety medication. WTF? [more inside]
I can't stand my doctor, and I don't think she likes me much, either. I need a prescription, though. How can I hint at her to refer me elsewhere? GPs are in short supply here. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some doctors in Pittsburgh? I live in Shadyside (w/o a car, but could take the bus or Zipcar) and am looking for both a primary care physician, as well as a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. Any suggestions? Thanks.
DoctorFilter: Can you recommend me a wonderful female OB/GYN in Seattle, WA? [more inside]
I need a doctor in the Seattle area who can do something for my knee. It's a ten year old injury (to the meniscus/patella I think), surgery didn't correct it. I'm open to traditional medicine, acupuncture, massage, voodoo, anything that works. Does anyone have recommendations?
i live in dallas-fort worth, texas and i'm getting an abortion. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for (original series) Doctor Who DVD releases. [more inside]
Will I get typhoid? [more inside]
How do I go about choosing an orthopedist to monitor my adult scoliosis? Any personal recommendations in the Chicago area? [more inside]
How can I find a gay-friendly doctor in my area?
I'm looking to hear from people who have both astigmatism and myopia and have successfully transitioned to contact lenses. Also, if your eye doc is in Manhattan, can I have his/her number? [more inside]
I'm a 25 year old fella looking for a good general practitioner in Austin. "Good" doesn't mean someone who will medicate me with whatever I want and send me on my way, but someone who pays attention to his patients and their needs. Preferably north, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll mostly be going for chronic headaches, if that makes any difference either. Suggestions?
Recommend a General Practitioner in Chico California. [more inside]
Triangle NC Filter: I need a doctor! [more inside]
Doctor-insurance filter: Any doctors out there have experience with becoming an "in network" provider for United Health Care? Can I convince my doctor to do this? [more inside]
I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor. Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
I don't have a history of ADD but things became fairly complicated lately and I'm certain after doing hours of research that that I have some form of adult ADD. My doctor is refusing to prescribe anything and believes the only reason I am stressed is because of work/school/family. He suggested taking vitamins and getting more sleep. What gives? What are my options besides switching to a different doctor?
Disclaimer: I know you aren't my doctor, and I've made an appointment with a doctor for next week, but I'd like to make sure that I'm ok not going to an emergency room (I can't afford to if it's not necessary, which I don't think it is). Also, warning: slightly gruesome/gross if you are squeamish. [more inside]
I need a great allergist in New York City. I told the guy I have been referred to that I get sick from February 15 to April 15 and he told me "dust mites". I didn't realize they migrate! Do you know of a great NYC allergist? Let me know.
Will the Korean doctor rob me blind?? Here's the long and short of it... my father is the doctor that pioneered tumescent liposuction. he teaches his techniques to other doctors on a regular basis and manufactures the tools and equipment involved with the procedure. Recently, a doctor from Korea, I'll call him Dr. Lee, took my father's course and liked it so much that he expressed an interest in teaching the course in Korea and to sell my fathers products in his courses. My father is very interested, but feels concerned that he must submit all of his technical files to Dr. Lee so that he can submit them in an application to the Korean FDA for approval. [more inside]
How can an international visitor see a doctor in NYC? Will it cost more than my entire trip? [more inside]
I'm having ongoing billing issues with a doctor and it's time I seek resolution with a third party. Where should I go? [more inside]
My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
Will my doctor switch me from an OTC medication to prescription if I just ask nicely? [more inside]
How do I talk to my doctor about the prescription she gave me without pissing her off? [more inside]
There was a French film out in the early 90's that was about a Jewish doctor in Paris who decided to collaborate with the Nazi occupiers. Any help as to what this could be? [more inside]
Never-ending, super itchy, flaky butt rash. What kind of doctor do I see? [more inside]
I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
Help my son get his Tardis on. I'm currently decorating my 7 year old sons bedroom, and he is a big Doctor Who fan. He has asked me for a giant (I guess 6 ft) tardis on one wall of his painted bedroom. My initial thought was to paint - but I don't have the requisite skills really, so I was looking for a Fathead / WallBangers equivalent. I'm not sure the custom option on WallBangers will allow me to use a copyright image. Do you have any other recommendations for giant Tardis resources? Or maybe a suggestion to get a large scale picture onto a bedroom wall - I'm in the UK if it makes a difference.
Does anyone know a neurologist in the Boston, MA area that they have had good experiences with? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for allergists in Seattle. I'm not suffering like I did last spring! [more inside]
My good friends suffers from severe nausea during pregnancy. She is seven weeks pregnant now. It is not just morning nausea, and she is very sick. She went to the doctor and tried most home remedies already, but nothing works. [more inside]
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]