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Dr. Stephen Scholand
6 doctors shared insights

Assistance Animals (Overview)

Assistance animals are trained to provide support to those with physical or mental disabilities.


Dr. Stephen Scholand
6 doctors shared insights

Assistance Animals (Overview)

Assistance animals are trained to provide support to those with physical or mental disabilities.


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How much does in-home assistance for an elder cost?

Varies: It varies depending on the services needed. If you need people for round-the-clock care, it can get very pricey. If you just need someone a few hours a day to help the person bathe, dress, daily cares, a few household things, then it is usually quite affordable. Many local health departments have very inexpensive in-home care services for the elderly & medicare may even reimburse part or all. ...Read more

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Should I see immediate medical assistance with a sudden left teaticle pain that will not go away?

Should I see immediate medical assistance with a sudden left teaticle pain that will not go away?

Torsion: This could be a torsion or twisting of the testicle in the sack. You should get this checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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A dr mentioned bunavail and said it had great pt assistance. .......what does that mean?

A dr mentioned bunavail and said it had great pt assistance. .......what does that mean?

Bunavail: has a program where patients with commercial insurance have a limited copay and cash pay patients receive a significant discount. Each provider may have 2 patients who may receive their medication free for ? 6 months if they qualify based on income. Suboxone has a program called here to help that each provider may have 3 qualified patients receive medication for 12 months. check with your MD ...Read more

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Is m.S. A temporary or permanent disability on medical assistance forms?

MS: Depends on the type of presentation and the impairments that occur during the disease. Relapsing/remitting type may "come and go" providing temporary impairments. Progressive type would normally provide additive impairments over time. Can also be a type that has a combination of both types. ...Read more

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What can I do to get medical assistance if i'm homeless?

What can I do to get medical assistance if i'm homeless?

Your nearest....: Health Department will help or will direct you to where you need to go. If it is an emergent reason go to your nearest Emergency Department. ...Read more

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How can one get adequate medical assistance in the u.S., if one's means are not enough to pay for the med bills?

Several choices.: Most communities have community heath centers which charge people based on their ability to pay. They also have people who can advise you of other programs that may be available in your community or state. You may also contact the states depart of health and human services to see if there are programs you qualify for and what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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If I'm out of state will I be able to get assistance?

?: Out of WHICH state? Your physical location shouldn't matter. Just ask your question or present your clinical problem, and a doctor will help you. ...Read more

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Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?

Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?

If I understand: Correctly the final exit network provides guidance to individuals w a wide variety of “intolerable illnesses” enabling them to successfully commit suicide. This is an ethical & a medical issue. To assist another's suicide would violate my personal commitment to the principle “primum non nocere” or “first do no harm”. As a physician this is the first & most fundamental guide I use in making >>. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive amputation without medical assistance?

Is it possible to survive amputation without medical assistance?

Unlikely: Amputations are traumatic and disrupt the arteries, nerves, veins, and soft tissues. The question of survival without assistance is really dependent on the location of an amputation. A finger amputation is not the same as a thigh or calf amputation. It is unlikely for someone to survive a thigh or calf amputation without medical assistance. There is loss of blood, fluids and a risk of infection. ...Read more

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