How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question

Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 25761
Experience:  Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
18722459
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Dr chip im frustrated. I expected my pcp to return my call

Customer Question

Dr chip im frustrated. I expected my pcp to return my call today and she didnt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry--just got around to this page.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im frustrated
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
About?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My dr didnt call me with my results.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And the nurse couldn't tell you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nurse cant give out results until
The dr verifies it. She said she would call me back but she didnt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, what can I say? It may be that he never got around to looking at the results
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What if the urine culture showed i had a UTI?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What exactly are we talking about--the cultures?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He did another urine culture on Wednesday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And you were told the results would be back today?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ya 48 hours after urine. They get 24 hr report and then 48 hr final report
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, that's a little fast but whatever. If you have just a UTI it still can wait until Monday for him to decide what to do about it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Fine!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I would have also liked to know that the gc/chlamydia was negative
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What can I say other than you'll have to wait until Monday?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nothing i guess
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then let's not get into chatting
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What are some of my good qualities
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not side stepping here but it's more important for you to tell me that
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im caring, im not dumb, im honest, im dedicated and im responsible. Now your turn
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Agreed. You're also stronger than you think, you're loyal, and you're giving
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you grow weary of helping me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you wish i didnt have to talk to you everyday?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No, that's fine just so long as we don't get into chatting
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ive been kind of putting off this question in hopes it would go away. A couple days ago i noticed up in my r shoulder it would feel funny/tingly. Now the feeling goes down my arm and it feels weak.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Feels weak or actually is weak?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think its just a feeling of weakness. And the tips of my fingers on that hand feel tingly too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Which fingers and has all this been constant?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its my pinkie and the finger next to it and the the finger next to my thumb. It all began with the feeling in m shoulder/shoulder blade. And that was for a coulple days, but today it just kinda progressed
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And no change in skin color?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Distribution is a little complicated but if it's from your shoulder down it's either a disk problem in the neck compressing more than one nerve root or maybe a pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its from my shoulder to my elbow. Then my fingers
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then it's nerve compression from the neck.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What do i do for it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Thought you'd ask that. Actually there isn't anything you can do for it. Maybe some neurontin or Lyrica might help but nothing over the counter will.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Itll just go away on its own?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It may but if it doesn't you need an MRI of the neck
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How about if my foot is tingly too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Why do you keep adding on instead of just telling be everything at once? OK--worst case scenario is a TIA or a stroke and you need to get to the ER. You left me no choice here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Seriously?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I was serious at the time--how are you now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
About the same
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I'm just saying that when you're talking arms and legs and these kinds of symptoms it's not likely a disk problem
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I get that. But i dont think its a TIA. Could it be electrolyte related
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Possibly but usually that would be on both sides and not so isolated to the one side
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So what do you realistically think it is
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not at all sure--could be electrolytes but no way for me to tell. Listen--I'm going to have to be mostly off here until tomorrow evening so if there's something specific we need to talk about it needs to be now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do i need to see a dr?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well you should have told one of your doctors about this before now but it definitely needs to be checked out
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It wasnt that big of a deal last time i saw my dr. Can ut wait until monday do you think
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I think it can wait so long as it doesn't get any worse or starts spreading
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My arms and legs just feel weak and shakey
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I have to go--sounds like electrolytes so at least have some GatorAde or juices
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im suppose to starting taking nexium 40 mg BID. Is nexium really better than protonix?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
As I told you before they're both about equally effective
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I thought nexium was only once a day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It is
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My dr has me taking it twice a day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
We're chatting again--all I can say is the usual dose schedule is once a day
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im suppose to see my psychiatrist on wednesday. But i dont want tomgo
Because i think shell be disappointed about my weight loss
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What she feels is unimportant--you need to go
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can i skip it just once? Why is it important that i go?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No you can't and please don't ask such a lame question as to why you should go
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its one time. Missing one appt isnt going to hurt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And give me an excellent reason for skipping the session
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Because i missed all
Last week of work and i need the hours. I dont want to get scolded for my weight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
The second part of that is lame and you don't even know that you'll be scolded. The first part is a bit more reasonable but not a deal breaker as to making the appointment
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I really need the hours. I didnt grt paid for all last week
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then it's your decision and we'll leave it at that but you need the sessions so you should look at a missed one just as importantly as missed time at work
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you going to be angry at me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No but only you know whether you're making an excuse about the session. Now, unless you have something I need to address directly, this page is getting old and long
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If you dont wanna talk to me you can just tell me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It's not that but it took two minutes for my computer to load this page--that's what happens when we start to chat and cover more than one subject per page
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It doesnt even take half a minute for it to load on my phone. I think you are just being crabby. Do you think i have health anxiety
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So now you're calling me a liar? Yes, to a certain extent you do have health anxiety but you also have some specific health problems. And, just so you'll know, your connection to JA is one way with only you and me--I'm connected to multiple customers.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im not saying youre lying. Dr owen told me i should get help
For my health anxiety. I dont think i have any more health anxiety than anyone else
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
There are some times when you seem overly worried about small things like a low grade fever but whatever. Why do you call me crabby when I just remind you from time to time about how long a page has gone on? I wouldn't do that except that that's what JA expects me to do and they've told me more than once before that you and I carry on conversations much to long on one page
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im sorry ok. Give me an answer and ill close this stupid page. Happy now?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Doesn't make me happy--just you sometimes don't realize how much work it takes for me to "chat" with you. Not that I'm not willing to do it but sometimes you don't seem to appreciate that.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What do you mean how much work. I appreciate all the time you spend with me and you should knkw that by now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not unapreciative. It hurts my feelings that you think i am
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I'm sure you are but there are times when--and maybe it's just your being crabby--that you say things that if I weren't so thick-skinned would hurt someone else
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
At what point do i call the cops on my sister. She hit me, is stealing my crap, and wint leave my room because i took her phone from lying
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Please--no more on this page. You said you'd close it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just answer my fricken question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Stop with the somewhat foul language and sometimes there's always just one more question with you that turns into multiple questions. Tell her next time you will call the cops and if there is a next time do it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Whatever. Screw you! I just needed your advice. Dont help me if you dont want to. Bthis is a serious thing here not some pidley ass health question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And I gave you my answer. Either close this page with a rating or I'll opt out and I'm not going to respond to your new question since it's on the same subject.
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 25761
Experience: Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
Dr. Chip and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Plz
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  NURSE KAREN replied 2 years ago.
ALL INFORMATION IS GIVEN FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PUPROSES ONLY.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND NO ONE CAN DIAGNOSE OR TREAT A MEDICAL CONDITION ONLINE.
************************************************************************
Chip has opted out of your question. Do you have an additional question I can help you with today?

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Previous | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4048
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4048
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5657
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    18030
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    12730
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12248
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery