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Your Questions About How To Find A New Doctor

Robert asks…

Should I be concerned that my doctor gave me antibiotics without a culture?

My doctor diagnosed me with strep throat and gave me antibiotics without doing a culture. Is this ok?
The doctor didn’t do a throat swab. She just looked at it.

New Niche Finder answers:

Oftentimes, the doctor will have a throat swab done and have it tested for Strep throat. Those tests are easy; I do them at the hospital I work at. They are quick and reliable. If the test is positive, the doctor will treat for Strep throat.

I can tell you though, where I work, if the test is positive, we will streak a blood agar plate with the second swab; there are 2 swabs that are submitted with sample, and check it 24 hrs later for Alpha Hemolysis.

Betty asks…

Can my doctor excuse me from an absense that has already passed?

Im going to the doctors office today. But i wasn’t at school today or on monday last wk, can my doctor write on the note that i can be excused for monday as well?

New Niche Finder answers:

Yes. The doctor states in the note that the student has an ongoing condition which has been present since about (date).

Joseph asks…

Why should a doctor have knowledge about physcial and chemical properties?

Why should a doctor have knowledge about physcial and chemical properties? How will this help them in their career?

New Niche Finder answers:

Well, a doctor had better darn well know something about the chemical properties of a drug he is prescribing, and the physical (systemic) effects that it has on the body. I guess that is what you mean, since we are talking about the human body when we are talking about doctors.

Donald asks…

What field would a doctor be specialized in for the following thing?

What kind of doctor would you be looking to go to if you thought you might have testicular cancer? Would the right doctor for that be a “family medicine” doctor, or “general practice,” or “internal medicine,” or “radiology,” or what?

New Niche Finder answers:

It will usually start with your family Doctor, then, usually for TC cancer, you will be sent to a Urologist, if there is any surgery involved, the Urologist will do the Surgery. Then, any tissue that was removed during the surgery will be sent to a Pathologist to confirm or deny cancer, and if confirmed, what type of cancer and what stage. The results will be sent back to your Urologist and Family doctor. Once they determine the specific type of TC cancer, they will send you to a Hematologist/Oncologist specialist that will set up your treatments and protocol for your specfic type of cancer. If radiation is going to be used, you will also be referred to a Radiation Oncologist.

Depending on what stage you are at, they may also refer you to a very specialized surgeon. If the testicular cancer has metasized to your lymph nodes behind your stomach, they may need to surgically remove them. The surgeon that does this is very specialized as if this surgery goes wrong and is not done right, the male patient will no longer be able to obtain an erection or ejaculate due to surgical nerve damage.

Lizzie asks…

At what week should your doctor start checking your cervix?

My friend is 38 weeks and her doctor has yet to check her…
Just wondering when you were first checked?

New Niche Finder answers:

I got my first check at 36 weeks. It depends on the doctor because there is some concern that it could cause the woman to go into labor and some doctors don’t want to risk starting the labor before 40 weeks unless it is necessary.

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