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Are HealthTap doctors able to refill existing prescriptions when in-person primary care doctors are unavailable?

Are HealthTap doctors able to refill existing prescriptions when in-person primary care doctors are unavailable?

Contact Health Tap: Ask your question or it may be answered in the FAQ section of HealthTap.com. Depends upon the medication! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What services do doctors provide?

What services do doctors provide?

Best: Diagnoses and treatment, medication prescription, epidemiology and protection of population from the spread of infections, prophylaxis to name a few. ...Read more

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Can doctors give prescriptions through an online consultation?

Can doctors give prescriptions through an online consultation?

Generally, No: Most states require at least one face to face contact for a physician to prescribe medications. With new technology, areas without specialists are using telemedicine, where the specialist visits with you via a televised conference call. In those cases, the specialist may order prescriptions, but the local doctor is the one who actually writes the prescriptions. ...Read more

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Explain please telemedicine and equipments used for telemedicine?

Explain please telemedicine and equipments used for telemedicine?

Various: Telemedicine utilizes photo and video equipment as well as some robots helping the doctor to examine the patient at distance. In some cases, telemedicine is consultatory and you actually have another health care professional at the other end. Check the following link: http://www.Americantelemed.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=3333. ...Read more

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Who are the doctors at travel clinics? Infection experts?

Who are the doctors at travel clinics? Infection experts?

Travel med clinics: Yes, travel medicine clinics are usually staffed by infectious disease specialists, or they may be staffed by a family doc or internist who has a special interest in travel medicine, has done extra training in this area, and has full up-to-date access to all of the latest health information everywhere around the world. ...Read more

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Should employers have access to employee health records?

Should employers have access to employee health records?

Depends: Generally employee health records are not readily available except in cases of information on fmla forms and sometimes for particular job requirements. People should know that more information is available to employers in regards to diagnoses, etc when they get that information from employer sponsored health plans. ...Read more

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Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more

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Can health tap doctors diagnose PTSD?

Can health tap doctors diagnose PTSD?

Possibly: I can't speak for all of the doctors. But, from reading entries from different psychologists. psychiatrists, physicians - it is clear that at least some can. ...Read more

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Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

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

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Should doctors email patients?

Should doctors email patients?

Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you! ...Read more

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Will doctors have to keep information confidential?

Will doctors have to keep information confidential?

Yes, by law: Medical information is kept private unless the patient signs a specific release. The only exception is when the doctor feels that the patient intends imminent harm to self or someone else. In that case, s/he may ask for help to get emergency care for you. For minors, parents need to be involved in their medical care. What remains private would depend on the child's age and safety level. ...Read more

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Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

It is less traumatic: Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians. Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed). ...Read more

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Do doctors appreciate patients bringing up online diagnosis?

Yes and no: The internet is a fantastic tool but getting medical information is a mixed bag. It is impossible to really know who is posting and what their credentials are. For instance there is a huge difference in credibility in a condition listed by the Mayo clinic and some layperson posting their opinions on a medical forum. patients can be very well informed now and I believe most doctors appreciate that ...Read more

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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more

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Are staff supposed to share bathroom facilities at residential facilities?

Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more

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Do doctors have to keep colleagues drug use confidential?

That depends on: the context. If we notice red flags within the workplace that suggest that one of our colleagues suffers from a significant impairment - many medical providers would consider it an ethical obligation to address the situation or report it. My response is from the perspective of being a coworker (not being the medical provider to an impaired physician). ...Read more

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