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What services do family planning clinics provide?

What services do family planning clinics provide?

Often provide: "Contraceptive counseling, Contraceptive implant insertion & removal, IUD insertion & removal ,Oral contraceptives, Injectable Contraceptives, Emergency contraception, sterilization" as well as education & various options for pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Medicaid: Medicaid will pay for birth contro pills , iuds, implanon, shots, and when you are ready, sterilization for women. ...Read more

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Please send some safe family planning methods.

Contraception: Check out http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm for some options specific to you. ...Read more

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Is birth control free for girls at family planning clinics?

Is birth control free for girls at family planning clinics?

Most likely!: Depending on where you live, most family planning clinics have programs for free or reduced cost birth control. Planned parenthood, which has locations nationwide, does provide free or low cost birth control for girls. So do many of the adolescent medicine programs that are located in children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Do abortion clinics provide any other services besides abortions?

Some do: Some offer birth control counseling and prescribe various birth control methods. Some provide routine gynecological care. This is going to depend on the clinic and the services the offer. Their website or front desk should be able to describe their services. ...Read more

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Do they perform abortions at free abortion alternative clinics?

I believe "No": These clinics, which are much more numerous than abortion clinics, have historically been run by religious conservatives who will try to persuade you by any means not to have an abortion. They perform no abortions or other medical procedures and are unregulated. Your physician might be a better person to talk with, & there are on-the-level folks who will help you should you choose adoption. ...Read more

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Are abortions offered at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

Are  abortions  offered  at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

No: These are run by anti-abortion activists. Once you walk into the door, the people will do everything possible to dissuade you from having an abortion. You may or may not be offered some or total financial help with your delivery and placement in an adoptive home for your child. ...Read more

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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports., list of phone numbers prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

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What r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

What r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

Lots of opportunity: A family medicine doctor is a primary care doctor who knows how to take care of both children and adults. There are job opportunities in every state in the U.S. For doctors with such skills. A subspecialty is not needed. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan:  what medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Yes you can: When you assist on a surgery if it is qualified for assistance (some surgery are not qualified- minor surgery) you should be able to bill for it. ...Read more

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Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Please clarify: What are you really asking? About insurance? Sex workers need routine care from a good trusted family physician that knows about STDs and screening for HPV related cancers. One who can provide appropriate birth control as well. ...Read more

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Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Probably not: There really is nothing "natural" about the suppression of birth control pills. I suppose this depends on the clinic philosophy. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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I'm planning on moving. Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy, hospitals, mfm doctors, nicus?

I'm planning on moving. Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy, hospitals, mfm doctors, nicus?

Medical Society: Most towns have a medical society which is familiar with the local docs or resources. You can also call any local hospital or better yet, ask an l & d nurse whom she'd use. Other options include phone directories, web-sites, or see if your current doc knows someone. Acog also has a doctor "finder" feature which is helpful to find a board-certified doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Proof of household income needed before elective surgery?

Proof of household income needed before elective surgery?

Depends: Do you have insurance? If so, what is your copay for elective surgery. Is the surgery cosmetic in nature? If so, you will need to pay up front. If you don't have any insurance, the hospital will want to see what your resources are in order to help you develop a payment plan that is reasonable and fair. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are planned parenthood's birth control services free?

Are planned parenthood's birth control services free?

Cost of services: The services provided by planned parenthood are based upon income if you don't have any insurance. Why they may not actually be free the are very low priced. ...Read more

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Family Planning Services (Definition)

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion Alternatives (Definition)

Abortion alternatives are offered by family planning service centers and ...Read more