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How do the rich & famous get their most difficult medical conditions treated?

How do the rich & famous get their most difficult medical conditions treated? [more inside]
posted by wireless on Jul 23, 2010 - 23 answers

Diagnosis by meds

Is there a general term for a medical diagnosis "you have disease X" mainly because you responded to treatment T? [more inside]
posted by gregoreo on May 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to turn for more diagnosis/treatment when local referrals fail?

A friend of mine has had, since childhood, a set of medical symptoms that defy diagnosis. She recently finished another round of appointments with specialists in our area to no real effect and much frustration. She's asked me to help her figure out where she might turn for additional diagnosis and care (ie, ways to locate/contact best-in-class specialists/etc, not non-traditional medicine). I'm pretty healthy and have never had this kind of interaction with doctors, so I'm at a bit of a loss. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jan 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Weird Ailments - Magazine Series?

There was a series of articles by doctors (or possibly, a doctor) in a mainstream US magazine, each about a patient who had a weird ailment, usually incorrectly diagnosed at first. What was it?
posted by musofire on May 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Real diagnosis in general practice

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]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Any Direct or Indirect Experiences with Transverse Myelitis?

Last week, my sister (34 years old, very active and in good health) suddenly developed complete numbness in her legs and arms that completely incapacitated her within 24 hours. After a few harrowing days in the hospital during which more and more things were ruled out, today the definitive diagnosis is Transverse Myelitis. I had never heard of this before; does anyone have any experience (direct or indirect; family or friend) with the disease? Thanks in advance for any stories or indications of what we can expect.
posted by yhbc on Nov 15, 2005 - 6 answers

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