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]
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]