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Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Passed exam: A board certified physician has passed the examination for their specialty of medicine. A board eligible doctor has completed training in the specialt ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience Cardiology
Passing the exam: A "board-eligible" physician is one who has completed the residency/fellowship training required to sit for the exam. A "board-certified" physican ha ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Certified or not: Board certified doctors have completed proper training requirements and passed examinations to determine knowledge and competence. If in this process ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Nice question: In mathematics, the pythagorean theorem or pythagoras' theorem is a relation in euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle (right-an ... Read More
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not many...: The pythagorean theorem is a geometry formula to determine the length of the sides of a right triangle. Although useful in a number of different situ ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
An M.D. or D.O.: In the United States, a physician is a person with an M.D. Or a D.O. Degree from a medical school. A small number of physicians received their degrees ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
A trained doctor: Historically a physician (doctor) received training and passed examinations to attain a doctor's degree (M.D., D.O.). Recognizing the power of this ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Some do it all:: Surgery, deliver babies, sports physicals, check ups, and refer to colleagues when matters areabove their level of expertise, knowledge or what they f ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
orthopedist: If the scoliosis is severe and needs surgical treatment, i would think an orthopedic surgeon or a spine surgeon who specializes in scoliosis would be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Training : With very few exceptions, a licensed physician is the only medically trained person who can provide you with a medical diagnosis and implement a treat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Training programs: Manymedical centers offer training programs for PAs. You will need a college degree with a good record. It helps if you have had some medical experi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You need to talk to your case worker and ask them to re-assign you.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Differently trained: Physician assistants train for 18 months to 2 years for the purpose of working alongside of (and under the supervision of) physicians, typically in ve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Labs and imaging: A lab draw or urine test can tell if your body is making too much cortisol. This is a condition called cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is cush ... Read More
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