to see physician assistant- certified or an actual doctor?
I have been so sick with a sinus infection, dry cough, and diarrhea. I went to the my appointment with a PA-C and was put on the brat diet...bananas, rice, apple and toast and told to wait it out another week or if I got a fever or 100 or more to call the office. I have been miserable for almost 3 weeks prior to this appointment and the day after my appointment I called the office and requested to be put on an antibiotic only to be told "no"...call if I get a fever otherwise I need to wait it out or I could make another appointment with the same PA-C. What should I do take this advice or make another appt. with the PA-C or a real doctor ? Feeling so miserable...I have a slight fever but not 100 or over.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Health
Answer by Bmat at 8:23 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
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Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:25 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
My doctor has just hired several PA's. Sadly, he hired them from the local Veteran's Hospital. Well, that is like taking a hooker home to meet Mom for Sunday dinner. Not good. I have made it clear that I only want to see my doctor. Even if I have to wait hours for him to be free, I will only see him. I don't go the doctors very often, maybe four times a year. I see my neurologist now every two months. I understand why he wants to see me that often. I would rather die on the side of the road then be taken to my local VA.
Answer by Joeygoat at 8:33 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by zoolady12 at 8:40 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
I used to work in the medical field, I was the Office Manager for a large pediatric group in NYC which was staffed by some of the leading pediatric specialists in the world, each with their own specialty. One thing they had in common? They would do a simple blood test, and if a virus was the culprit and not an infection, antibiotics are useless... A virus just has to run its course and sometimes that takes a few weeks.
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