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I am learning about pharmacogenetic testing and was wondering how this will play a role in prescribing drugs to patients in near future

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The genetic testing is not going to come down in price anytime soon. For treatment of cancer it is already sorta being done and the cost is small comp ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Psychologist: I refer patients with suspected learning disability to psychologist for a psychological evaluation. These patients can be referred by any primary care ... Read More
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Your doctor: Your pediatrician or family physician can refer your child for testing for learning disability.
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Any: Any doctor can request it, but usually the tests are performed by a psychologist or a child developmentalist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many: Your family doctor usually directs the care you receive and the specialists you see. Testing psychologists may perform some of the evaluation, as cou ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Neurologist: Testing is done by a neuropsychologist. After results are available,either a neurologist or psychiatrist may prescribe medication.
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: 5 crucial emotional competencies basic to social & emotional learning: 1. Self/other awareness 2. Mood management 3. Self motivation 4. Empathy 5. Man ... Read More
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Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Sorry can't compete: If the athlete is taking illegal drugs the blood and urine tests will disqualify the person. There are a few exceptions for medically necessary meds.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An antibiotic: Cultures could help to determine susceptibility.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clayton Peimer
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Motion and use do not "prevent" carpal tunnel... And they may not necessarily worsen the symptoms either. Weight control, smoking cessation and good ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
He needs to be evalu: He should be seen by a specialist in developmental pediatrics he should have been on early intervention programme and by now should have been evalua ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
May be: may be, there are some reports but no confirm benefit. Folic acid may be more helpful
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It would be helpful to see the XR and to know more details. Was there a fracture? Did the patient receive any therapy for the pneumothorax? If it is r ... Read More

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