An in-house procedure is a test, treatment, or consultation that Dr. Kidd performs right in his Lawrence, Massachusetts, office. In-house procedures eliminate the hassle of transferring medical records or handling referrals, and you don’t have to make additional trips to outside labs or medical centers.
The exact procedures that primary care providers offer vary from doctor to doctor. Dr. Kidd offers a full range of in-house procedures, including:
If you’re suffering from allergies, Dr. Kidd performs either a blood test or a skin test, in which a small amount of the suspected allergen is placed on or below the skin’s surface to see if you have an allergic reaction to it.
If you have superficial lesions, including moles, warts, or skin tags, Dr. Kidd can remove them. He numbs the area first, then surgically resurfaces the lesion with a C02 laser.
If you have excess wax or foreign materials in your ear, Dr. Kidd uses a syringe-like tool to flush water — or a water and saline mixture — into the ear. Having a medical professional remove wax buildup is recommended because at-home kits can result in infections or hearing loss.
Some people choose to see a specialist before consulting their primary physician, but it’s actually a much better idea to go to your primary care provider first. You can’t assume that you know or understand the cause of your symptoms, so it’s best to let Dr. Kidd diagnose your condition and determine whether you need to see a specialist.
If you do, Dr. Kidd can refer you to a highly qualified specialist in the area, and his staff can work with you to make sure the specialist is in-network and can adequately address your needs.
Dr. Kidd offers a variety of in-house procedures and services, including vaccinations, pre-operative clearance evaluations, and more. To find out about other procedures or book an appointment, call the office or schedule online.