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In the state of florida, an unlicensed physician is defined as "a person holding a degree as a medical doctor or its equivalent, but not licensed by the board of medicine. For the purpose of administering this rule chapter, such unlicensed physicians shall embrace and include interns, resident physicians, assistant resident physicians, fellows in fellowship training which leads to subspecialty board certification, and house physicians as these terms are hereinafter defined."
your doctor may be in a training program. If your doctor works for a federal facility (military treatment center or veteran administration medical center) normally there is not a requirement to be licensed in the same state.
I think the most frigthening situation is when someone says that they are a qualified physician but they have not completed medical school (or similar training) and they have never been licensed to practice medicine. In that situation the person would not be considered to be a physician, they would be considered to be a fraud. ...Read more
Depends: Things on line are frequently unchecked and there is no independent monitoring authority. So the statement 'licensed' may have no meaning. There is also no guarantee of the quality or potency of the drugs sold, particularly from sites out of the usa. So you are taking a chance with such sites. Of course, you might get lucky and save money but it is like a casino. ...Read more
This is not a question but a thank you to the many here who help so many! Makes me proud to be a licensed practical nurse...Injured but okay! :)?
No: The only people legally permitted to prescribe meds are doctors and, depending on the state, nps & pas. ...Read more
Depends on where?: Most countries require you attend an accredited dental school. And then you can hang your shingle out. In the USA not only do you need the dental education but you also have to pass national boards and a state or regional licensing board and preform procedures on live people or mannequins. And some even have written test about legal issues and radiation ...Read more
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Multiple sources: This depends on the type of practitioner, and the credentials s/he has. If it's an md, do, or nd, there are state licensing boards for them. Acupuncturists have a certifying board: http://www. Nccaom. Org/ homeopaths have http://www. Homeopathicdirectory. Com/ it's important to know that not all qualified practitioners choose to take these exams -- so ask the practitioner about his/her training. ...Read more
Questionable: My experience with chiropractic xrys in children is that they almost always tell the parents that there is a problem. When I have had these xrys reviewed by a certified pediatric radiologist, I have found 100% of the time that the "abnormal" xrys are in fact totally normal. Hmmmm..... ...Read more
Sir, I am a licensed fighter. I suffer from mild MVP. Do I stop fighting? Can you help me? Thanks for your answers..
MVP: You need to have this discussion with the doctor (s) who know you. Mild mitral prolapse usually isn't a problem but we don't know enough about you specifically to responsibly advise you. ...Read more
Yes, I am seeking an experienced Dr. Who can treat my Health Condition w/needed maintenance-meds and Care? I am in PA. Licensed Dr. S I think! ?
Lining up an MD: If you're new to an area, call the local hospital and ask for a list of primary care physicians who are taking New patients. You may also ask for a list of specialists in a particular specialty. These physicians are all staff members of the hospital and therefore will be accredited and properly licensed. ...Read more
Yes, partially: There is no single agency that licenses/monitors anti-aging clinics, but the professionals who work in those clinics are subject to licensing standards. Thus, md's at such clinics are licensed/monitored by their state medical boards. Non-md's would be supervised by the agencies appropriate to their profession. Many md's in this field are certified by the american academy of anti-aging medicine. ...Read more
Licensed physicians: A select group of medical students can do the research and propose answers for questions on HealthTap. Next, their answers are verified, edited, and approved by licensed physicians on HealthTap. Finally, when such an answer is posted, an acknowledgment line appears under the answer, crediting the medical student for his assistance. HealthTap doctors enjoy mentoring medical students. ...Read more
Provigil: Provigil is a class 4 drug and as long as indication appropriate. I do not see a problem with pro vigil being prescribed online. ...Read more
Why do psychiatric technicians only have to be licensed in some states like California but not others?
States' rights.: California tends to be higher taxed and higher regulated. Insurers sometimes dictate what level of certification of personel they will reimburse. ...Read more
What should I do if I suspect that someone at a dental office who does xrays is actually not licensed to do so?
DDS, DA, Hygienist:
In dental offices, if you need a radiograph (x-ray) --either the dentist will take the x-ray or well trained dental assistants or hygienists, will take the x-rays as well as perform a variety of necessary dental procedures that are allowed by the laws of your state.
Talk to your dentist, if you have questions. ...Read more
GREAT!: The licensing of naturopathic doctors is a public health benefit. It establishes licensing boards to hold doctors accountable, and a mechanism for consumers should they have a concern. Additionally, licensing establishes a standard of education and continuing education, and standards of care and practice. Opposition to licensing serves md monopolists or those who benefit by lack of oversight. ...Read more
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Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer.
The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa (health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read more
Probably: In most states an ob/gyn is licensed to deal with mental health issues. It is common for ob/gyns to help their patients with these issues. ...Read more
Can a person with an extensive history of psychiatric hospitalization ever become a licensed counselor if she gets her bachelor's in the field?
Some of the best counselors I have personally known are people who have dealt with their "own demons"
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Is hygetropin. Cn a licensed lab? I want to order for my son, pharma HGH is too dear. Hygetropin has offered me HGH direct from their labs, is it safe?
Waste of money: Unlikely to be helpful, may harm.Get a more detailed answer ›
State issue: Review the dental practice act for your state for an answer. ...Read more
Not in the U.S.: There is little evidence that they actually work. ...Read more
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If you never heard that kidney stones can be classified by color, you should not be a licensed Dr!
Kidney stones: JHoward ~ I sincerely hope that outburst was not directed at me. We note that there may be different colors of all stones: kidney, bladder, stone, gallstones, fecoliths etc but the person unqualified to practice medicine is the one who uses those appearances alone and not chemical analysis to differentiate. Thanks ...Read more
I recently went to a non-licensed acupuncture place 8 months ago. Tested for hiv. Is this test conclusive, what to do?
Should be accurate: There is a “window period” during which a person who is infected will not yet have a positive HIV test result. This is because it takes a while for the body to develop antibodies to the hiv. An HIV test can show infection in most people within 3 months (average of 25 days to build HIV antibodies). A 3 month negative test may be repeated at the 6 month point to pick up on the rare situations in >. ...Read more