I'm going to see a doctor, but I'm not sure which kind. [more inside]
II have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do?
I have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do? [more inside]
Health-care workers of MeFi: how do you act around doctors when you or a family member is receiving care? [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]
Recommendations for a holistic doc in NYC who takes GHI insurance? [more inside]
I'm doing an exercise stress test next week. What can I expect? [more inside]
Today is my third day staying home from work with a bad cold-like virus (at least, I assume it's a virus). My girlfriend thinks I ought to see a doctor tomorrow, and I agree. Thus, I need your recommendations for walk-in clinics in Manhattan. Where should I go to get a doctor's opinion? [more inside]
CBS News Radio, ~30 years ago. A medical doctor did a regular column. What was his name? [more inside]
My SO's PhD defense is coming up. Can you help me find small doctor-related presents/music? [more inside]
Can I do something in medicine (esp. surgery) I am 46 and missed my calling... what about being a surgical Physicians Assistant (PA) what's the schooling requirements? what are the earning prospects?
Where can I find quality, affordable mental health care in San Diego? [more inside]
What is the most efficient way to begin practicing medicine in the US? [more inside]
So. Background: I'm in great shape. Eat well. Drink lightly. Work out at the gym a couple times a week and do martial arts. I'm also in my late twenties. Last few days I've had a tight feeling in the front of my chest, like a dull, centralized ache. I suppose it could be muscle pain, I did change my workout routine recently. But I've also found myself really short on breath intermittently. (It's hard to describe, kind of a fluttery, panic attack, 'can't catch your breath,' 'butterfly in my heart' feeling.) Coincidence? Could be. So the question is, should I be running off to see a doctor? I know they say to consult a doctor about ANY chest pain, but who likes to see doctors, and why would my heart be ailing anyway? I'm inclined to pass it off as nothing, but...
I'm pretty sure I have hemorrhoids. What kind of doctor treats those? [more inside]
I'm a 23 y/o male, living back and forth in PA and NJ. I'm looking to buy my own health insurance of some persuasion, and I need lots of advice. I have no known health issues, and I've been slightly underemployed as of late. Thanks! [more inside]
So I figure its time to stop relying on walk-in clinics and get a primary care doctor/general practitioner. I just don't feel comfy looking up a list online and randomly picking one. Does anyone have either a suggestion for finding a good primary care physician/general practitioner or can anyone recommend one in the north Tampa/Lutz area?
Looking for a podiatrist in Tokyo. [more inside]
Can someone recommend a "leptin aware" doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian in Philadelphia? [more inside]
What I think is my Achilles Tendon or is in that area at least started hurting like crazy on my right foot when I walk. I would like to see a doctor about this but my health insurance has a super high deductible, and is mainly to keep an unforeseen emergency from bankrupting me. How can I have someone check this out where it won't cost me an arm and a leg, is there some kind of clinic I can go to? Mid 20s, located in LA.
YANMD filter: is my laryngitis bacterial or viral? If the former... weekend medical clinics in Manhattan? Halp. [more inside]
Do you disclose to your doctor that you smoke pot? [more inside]
Careers for a medical school drop-out? [more inside]
What's the best way to find a good therapist (or doctor)? [more inside]
My optometrist just spotted a mystery mass in my left eye that's making my vision partially blurry. She's referring me to a specialist in Seattle who can see me in the middle of next month, but I'd really like to get an appointment sooner--and locally. Can anyone recommend a good, competent ophthalmologist with a decent bedside manner in Bellingham, WA?
What doctor in Chicago will give me an IUD? I'm 28, in a long-term relationship, no kids. [more inside]
You are not a doctor, but you can hopefully help me determine which kind I need to go to. [more inside]
I have many of the symptoms of Lupus, and my mother has the genetic defects that cause a number of autoimmune diseases including Celiac and Lupus. How do I go to my doctor and insist I get tested without her laughing me out of the office or convincing me otherwise that I don't have lupus? Also, I might be crazy. Obviously, YANA/MD [more inside]
Help! Sneezing and runny nose every night! Is it my mattress or have allergies come back to haunt me? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a gastroenterologist in Albuquerque, NM who takes BCBS to help me keep tabs on my celiac disease? [more inside]
Do I pursue the fact that my GI doc did not wait for the anaesthetic to take effect during my upper endoscopy & colonoscopy?
I just underwent upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. The GI administered the anaesthetic in a haphazard, guesswork fashion and eventually just gave up and proceeded even though the anaesthetic was clearly having no effect yet. My reflexive reactions to the EGD were pretty violent although I don't think I ended up with any injuries. The drugs kicked in 3/4 of the way through the colonoscopy. How much of a big deal should I make out of this? [more inside]
Looking for a dermatologist in Bellevue, WA to remove a small bump under my eye. [more inside]
Is there a site that lets you compare the cost of office visits for doctors/pediatricians in an area? I'm in Austin, TX, FWIW.
A friend is looking for a fat-friendly general practitioner in Austin, TX. (Someone who subscribes to the idea of health at every size would be ideal — though really it doesn't matter how they label themself, as long as they're generally sensitive about body-image/weight/food issues. We've seen this fat friendly health professionals list, but the one GP listed in Austin is apparently no longer practicing here.) Suggestions? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a primary care physician who is also a naturopath, acupuncturist, or osteopath, or who at least is receptiveto eastern and/or complementary medicine. Preferably in Santa Monica but will consider the greater west side of Los Angeles. Bonus points if they accept my lousy Blue Shield California HMO insurance. Thanks in advance!
Out-of-towner in Philly for the foreseeable future needs a GP, for general checkup as well as to look at a possible STD symptom. [more inside]
I'm 28 and I recently found out I most likely have a serious condition I need treatment for. It will almost certainly involve a urologist and possible (minor) surgery (probably in-office). I have no health insurance, make about 40k a year, but have very little discretionary income. How do I go about this? [more inside]
My little brother is re-taking the internal medicine medical boards and I'm trying to get a better understanding of how much he needs to increase his score. [more inside]
What degree in the UK will allow me to call myself a medical doctor? Can I add a Dr. to my name if I do an MBBS or equivalent, or do I need to complete a specialization? [more inside]
New health insurance, need a new primary care doctor. I live in Woburn, MA, so I'd prefer one as close to there as possible, and preferably female (though for awesome one, I'd accept a male doctor.) [more inside]
Please hope me. Can anyone personally recommend a good primary care doctor in Manhattan? Must be female, sorry this is non-negotiable. [more inside]
My husband recently had an appointment with a new doctor, primarily to discuss issues of mild depression and a mystery nodule in his inguinal region. Depression is not chronic or severe, and husband has never sought treatment for it before, but doctor (a) prescribed Effexor + Xanax right off the bat; (b) did not discuss "discontinuation syndrome" or other potential side effects; (c) did not look at the nodule at all. What would you do? [more inside]
NYC dermatologist recommendation? [more inside]
What information should be included in my headache journal? [more inside]
Total noob here. I'd like to find a friendly/thorough endocrinologist in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and I'd also like to hear general advice about getting thyroid/hormones tested. [more inside]
When I go to see my specialists at the hospital when I walk in they always ask: 'How are you?' How should I respond? [more inside]
Need recommendations for an internist and/or endocrinologist in the metro Denver area, for myself and my husband. Difficulty: We want someone who will skip the weight loss lecture because they realize we've heard it a million goddamn times already and the only thing it's ever done is make us not want to go to the doctor. We don't want the "OMG don't you know fat is bad for you, hurf durf buttereater" crap from here either-- go kick a puppy or something. We only want to know about doctors that will respect our wishes. [more inside]
Could my finger be sprained? Fractured? [more inside]
I need an MRI of both my lower back and my left knee. The lady in scheduling told me I will have to be in the MRI for 40 minutes for my back, and then I'll come out and then have to go right back in for another 40 minutes for my knee. This doesn't seem right. Why can't I stay in the MRI machine for 40 minutes and then have my back and knee imaged at the same time? [more inside]
Reflux issues. To doctor or not to doctor? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a good endocrinologist in Madison, WI? [more inside]