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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast tail: The tail of the breast is attached under your armpit and if full of milk and not emptied can produce pain. Have a OB GYN MD do a 2nd opinion exam on ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast evaluation: I agree with Dr. Ingram. Clogging can lead to lumpy area. However, a second opinion evaluation may be reassuring.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: A registered nurse (rn) is a nurse who has his/her associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing & has fulfilled the state requirements (including an ex... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not pr... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not much: Both of these designations imply training in oncology nursing besides being a rn which is a general nursing degree(bs). Most of nurse practioners are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Almost the same: Their work is almost the same, but... Nurse practitioner has more independence at work, they can work alone and have their own practice, also they ha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
MD vs. NP: Neonatologists are medical doctors specialized in pediatrics and then subspecialized in neonatology. A nurse practitioner is an rn who has done gradu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Medical school: Unlike a nurse practitioner, a psychiatrist has completed medical school and years of residency training to gain expertise.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Different: Nurse practitioner has a nursing degree and then master degree to become a np. Physicians go to medical school to get doctor's degree, then residency.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Patient care: Nurse practitioner operate under supervision of registered nurses and doctors. They provide general aspects of patient comfort and care but depending... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Nurse practitioner: Np can perform physical exams and write medications for physical illnesses which are co-signed by a physician.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Discuss: You have the right to ask why are things being changed ? All providers need to give you the information for change. Once you understand the reason for... Read More

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