Lawrence Kidd, MD, PC -  - Internal Medicine

Lawrence G. Kidd, MD, PC

Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Physician located in Lawrence, MA

In-house Procedures Specialist

From allergy testing to ear irrigation, there are numerous in-house clinical procedures that primary care doctors regularly perform. Dr. Lawrence Kidd, serving the Merrimack Valley, Lawrence, Methuen, Salem, Andover, and Haverhill, Massachusetts, offers a variety of in-house procedures right in the comfort of his office. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online.

In-House Procedures

What is an in-house procedure?

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.

What in-house procedures does a primary care doctor offer?

The exact procedures that primary care providers offer vary from doctor to doctor. Dr. Kidd offers a full range of in-house procedures, including:

Allergy testing

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.

Lesion removal

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.

Ear lavage

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.

What if I need to be referred to a specialist?

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.

Location
Lawrence Kidd, MD, PC
25 Marston Street, Suite 401
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-682-3686
Fax: 978-794-0841
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