I will be returning briefly to the US after 6 months abroad and I would like to partake in some of that wonderful US healthcare before I head back abroad. I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
General medicine in San Francisco: I'm in need of a basic checkup and a few tests, but the UCSF system is no longer accepting patients. Where else can I see a doctor and have any necessary tests done in the same place? I've a PPO inaurance plan, so I believe I can go anywhere but Kaiser. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
How do I know when it's time to see a new orthopaedic surgeon? [more inside]
What happens when a doctor breaches confidentiality? [more inside]
Whats a good place to start for a Doctor Who newb? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I am in interviewing at medical schools, and I am considering writing a letter of intent, but am unfamiliar with the protocols, expectations, and ramifications... [more inside]
I really, really need to see a doctor today. Unfortunately my usual doctor won't be open until Tuesday. Please recommend a doctor thats open on a Saturday! [more inside]
Apparently I have scalp psoriasis. What should I do now? [more inside]
I'm confused by my GP's bedside manner. I went to see Dr. B today about my sciatic pain after my physio recommended it. She assessed me and referred me for an xray, which is fine. After that, when I asked about relieving the pain of muscle spasms in my leg, she said "I have something that would work perfectly..." and "I'd be happy to give you a note so you can stay home from work..." She seemed to be either thinking aloud, or waiting for me to respond. In the end I walked away with neither. What's going on? [more inside]
Can you help me find a great primary care doc and a ob-gyn who take Cigna in NYC!? Help! [more inside]
I need a doctor in Breckenridge, CO. I'm having various kinds of gastro-intestinal distress that has been going on for over a month. I feel like I need a doctor who will really take the time to pay attention to my various symptoms and add them up. Any recommendations? If not in Breckenridge, then I'll go to Denver, so if you know a doctor there, that would be helpful too. My tummy and I thank you!
Trying to make sure I've got all my bases covered and can spend all my 2009 flex spending--how many doctors do I "need"? [more inside]
Need to find a *great* GP doctor (and also an OB/GYN if you have one) in Los Angeles. Preferably someone nice who is knowledgeable and interested in finding causes and solutions instead of just masking symptoms. [more inside]
I'm generally a pretty nervous person. Lately (over the last two months), it's become worse. I jump whenever someone enters the room. I'm quite stressed about everyday things (a disagreement, a social event, my future), and nearly every day my stomach or chest or shoulders ache from these worries. I recognise that my response to this is overblown and irrational, and that maybe I need to seek medical attention. But that's the problem. Can you help me gather the courage to see a doctor? [more inside]
How can I find a decent doctor in Denver? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a clinic with a gyn doctor where my gf can get an appointment or walk-in today (Saturday)? We're currently in Manhattan, but have a car so we can travel to any borough, NJ, etc. If this information is relevant: The issue is that "something doesn't feel right," e.g., pain during penetration.
How do you know if your thumb is broken? When should you see a doctor? [more inside]
I don't understand why health care suddenly costs so damn much. I can understand a few factors - nurses' pay has gone up, new treatments are more expensive (and doctors prescribe more expensive treatments - sometimes unnecissarily) but these factors don't seem to explain how insanely costly health care has become. And where is all that money going? Again, I understand that CEO pay has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, but is that enough to explain the enormous cost of health care these days? [more inside]
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]