A 42-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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