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I do not know specific doctors in Columbus, but I would be glad to discuss the specialty that would be appropriate. Would that be helpful?
If that discussion would be helpful, what type of herpes is this?
There are a couple of options for management of herpes when someone is infected with both HSV1 and HSV2. The most common doctor that is seen for these problems are primary care physicians, so can be Internal Medicine or Family Practice. In women, genital herpes is also commonly managed by an OBGyn. A male with genital herpes can sometimes be managed by a Urologist, although it is usually not done.
Someone with herpes typically does not need to be seen by an Infectious Disease specialist.
If you have already run out of medicines and do not have a primary care physician, it may take some time to get an appointment, so it would be reasonable to be seen in an Urgent Care Center or Walk-In Clinic until you can get established with a primary care physician.
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An Internal Medicine doctor would be fine. As I said above, a primary care physician can be an Internal Medicine doctor or Family Practice.
There are a small percentage that have an unusual presentation that may need a specialist to make a diagnosis, but once the diagnosis is made, ongoing care with acyclovir (or similar medicines) is more straightforward.
It represents the average amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. A value of 31.2 compared to the upper limit of 31 is still normal. The "normal range" is defined to include 95% of the normal population, but that also means that 5% of normal people will have a result that is slightly outside the "normal range," but they are still normal.
Yes, this is very elevated, and at a level indicative of diabetes. It would be appropriate to next get a HgbA1c, which is a reflection of the average blood sugar over the last few months. This issue would clearly be better to be managed by your primary care physician, rather than a Urologist.
There are many possible reasons for leg cramps, but one of the reasons is from diabetes. There is no test to prove that the diabetes is causing the cramping. If the HgbA1c is also elevated and the diabetes is gotten under control, and then the cramps improve, that would indicate that the cramping was due to the diabetes.
Leg cramping typically would not be associated with an HSV infection, so this is more likely a coincidence.
There is no conflict between medicines for diabetes and herpes.