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Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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Posted on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi... I took three pregnancy tests and all are positive. I had made an appointment to see a new Ob/GYN but they could not schedule anything before 3rd September. I really would like to see a doctor as soon as possible to make sure my hcg levels are correct and get a positive blood test. (Esp bring a bit older) How can I get the surgery to see me more quickly. I am a British person living in the States now so am not sure how it all works here.
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 3 hours later
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You can see at Urgent care (Not ER)

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Hi,

I am happy that the three pregnancy tests were positive. I know you are worried about early appointments as you are bit older than the average age of pregnancy.

I'd suggest you to see at the Urgent clinic in your area. Urgent care are low cost clinics managed by Primary care doctor / Physician assistants or Regd nurse practitioner. They can order simple tests Serum Beta HCG and if needed Ultrasound called Dating scan. They can prescribe you simple medications like Iron and Folic acid. This is the best way before you meet an actual trained OBGYN on 3rd september.

Meantime be in touch with the OBGYN's office and ask them to fit your appointment in case of any appointment cancellations, leave your number there. You can also say to them that you are new to the area and would need direct help from the OBGYN ASAP.

Hope this helps.
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