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We have such a large network of highly qualified doctors that it is usually no trouble for guests using our website to search and book a same or next day appointment. Most people find availability that fits their schedule within the first 24 hours of their initial search.

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Our featured practitioners accept all commonly used health insurances.

How can i use your website to make all my appointments online?

You can easily confirm visits online directly through our website. Discover a physician who is local to you. Make sure the physician you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the provider who fits all your healthcare requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your healthcare decisions.

Can i book an appointment during after-hours or on the weekend?

Many doctors’ offices are open Monday-Friday with office hours extending well into the evening for the convenience of the typical working schedule. There are also many medical practices that offer weekend availability with shortened in-office hours or telemedicine availability. Discover the provider who can offer you the most convenient visit times.

Are there a local practitioner offering virtual appointments?

Many practitioners allow patients to reserve a virtual visit for specified health concerns. This could be due to acute injury or illness that needs a virtual evaluation or a prescription refill that requires a quick conversation with your practitioner. If your clinician believes you should come into the practice for optimal treatment, you may have to receive an in-person visit.

Is there a medical practice offering covid-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations?

Many medical practices now offer Covid-19 diagnostic testing to all patients. Most facilities have the rapid test for symptomatic individuals and the PCR for asymptomatic patients. You can also be tested for a safe return to school or to travel. The Covid-19 vaccination is only available at select locations. Speak to your provider about their supply of the Covid vaccines as well as your eligibility for the booster shot.

What type of doctor would a patient see if they were suffering with schizophrenia?

Psychiatrists are doctors specializing in mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. They would be your number one go to for any patient that is suffering from schizophrenia. You would choose a psychiatrist over a psychologist because they are medical doctors that are well versed in pharmaceuticals that are needed to help people with schizophrenia live a normal life.

Schizophrenia is a rare mental disorder that presents with delusions, disorganized speech, hallucinations, and trouble with motivation and thinking. When the disease is in its active state and patient are suffering with an episode, people have a tough time distinguishing what is real and what is unreal in life experiences. The severity and duration of each episode can vary but the severity of the psychotic episodes decrease as the person grows older.

Psychotic episodes can be classified as the following:

  • Positive symptoms – hallucinations, seeing things that are not there, hearing voices, paranoia, exaggerated or distorted perceptions and beliefs
  • Negative symptoms – decrease ability to speak, find pleasure, or express emotion
  • Disorganized symptoms – confused and disorganized speech and thinking, having trouble with logical thinking, and bizarre behavior and possible abnormal movements.

Is a rheumatologist the doctor someone would see if they were having trouble with gout?

Gout can be monitored by your primary care physician, but yes, the specialist you would see for complications, flare-ups, testing, or surgical procedures would be a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnoses and treatment of various arthritis. Gout occurs when urate crystals build up in your joint and cause inflammation and sudden onset of intense pain. Urate crystals form due to high levels of uric acid in your circulation. It can be caused by excessive consumption of red meat, organ meats, sardines, mussels, trout, tuna, anchovies, fructose, and beer.

Risk factors include:

  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, kidney, and heart disease
  • Certain medications
  • Family history
  • Age and Sex – usually occurs in men between the ages of 30-50 and less likely in women but after menopause
  • After recent trauma or surgery

Kidney stones can also develop in patients who have gout. There are medications that your practitioner will give you to help eliminate the formation of kidney stones.

When should i start looking for a new practitioner?

There may be several personal and professional reasons why you would want to look for a practitioner. The following is just a short list of reasons that would make you seek a new provider.

  • Replacing your current doctor with a new one because you are not happy with the one you have been using.
  • Changes to your health insurance due to life events; loss of job, gain of job, marriage, divorce, retirement, etc.
  • Recent Concerning symptoms
  • Preventative medicine- for example seeing a dermatologist that will look over any unusual skin changes.
  • New diagnosis of a recent illness

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