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Urgent care is delivered in an ambulatory setting. Patients arrive without appointments, first come, first served (except in cases of emergency) care that is rendered is often to treat minor traumatic injuries (ankle sprain, broken finger), lacerations, minor illnesses - sore throat, cough, uti. Not a primary care setting - patients are referred back ...Read more
Can a radiologist deliberately give you cancer by X-ray or CT device. Is their a dose or number of photos limit in a given time in these equipments?
Can't happen: The dosage on these things is limited. You'd be aware of being imaged for an excessively (ridiculously) long time. And you'd get radiation sickness or a radiation burn at once if you were given a dose likely to cause cancer years later. "Pop" claims about medical imaging causing large numbers of cancers are based -- in my informed opinion -- on flawed assumptions. Best wishes. ...Read more
FUD: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/806958_6Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I make my penis grow up? Can I use medicine to excite my penis or use any device for that? Is that cause my health in future?
Vacuum device: You can add a small amount of length using a vacuum erection device or ved. This applies negative pressure around the penis that must be used several times a day and for several months before any changes will occur. Dr. Neil baum www.Neilbaum.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you recommend the minettes device for menierres related vertigo. I have tried meds, diet and am in very good health except for this. ?
Meniett device: I don't know anything about the device except what i learned from the website of the manufacturer, medtronic. It looks well-studied and well-received by the ENT community. Medtronic is very well-known for making biotechnology--devices that help with medical conditions like epilepsy, parkinson's, spasticity, etc. Talk with your ENT doc about the meniett device, and good luck! ...Read more
If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?
CES: I use Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation regularly with many of my patients. It was used as early as 1963 for sleep and was approved by FDA in 1976. The literature I have read does not report long-term safety problems. It is helpful in about 90% of cases and overall is a safe treatment. ...Read more
If you buy some of those new devices and monitor your health, can you detect disease earlier and save money and hassle?
Health detection: Cannot be done with any device.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm really proactive about my health and I saw this device Smartheart that provides a hospital-level EKG. Would you recommend it?
No: Here's what the Smart Heart website says: "The use of Smartheart is not a substitute for medical care. If you think you have a medical emergency please call 911" The device costs $1,000! So that you can record normal tracings! (if you're having a heart attack or think you are, you should be on your way to the ER! If you have chest pain and Smartheart says you're normal, do just ignore the pain?) ...Read more
Are hair growth/regrowth laser devices such as the HairMax laser combs harmful to use or do they pose any safety/health risks?
Hair laser device: Are hair growth/regrowth laser devices such as the HairMax laser combs harmful to use or do they pose any safety/health risks? ANS: These devices are not generally tested properly to answer your questions. They do not need to be approved by the FDA. So you have no way of knowing if they are effective, safer or harmful. Beware of testimonials as they are not science. Go to PUBMED and search to see. ...Read more
I read article in the Daily Mail(Jan.2017)about digital devices and eye health.It left me wondering if watching tv's or computers damage retinas?
No damage: Studies have concluded that in order to cause any damage to the retina from light (phototoxicity) a bright light would have to be focused sharply on the retina for over 45 minutes. Most conscious patients could not tolerate this without blinking. Studies were done in primates (monkeys) and after 45 minutes of intense light a scar can be generated. Looking at a solar eclipse can cause damage too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more
EVERYONE and some...: Everyone uses healthcare at some point in their lifetime--whether seeing a doc, getting your eyes checked, teeth cleaned, or buying some Motrin for headaches, we all consume healthcare dollars. Companies making medicines, equipments, build hospital/medical offices, ambulances, healthcare providers, and other workers are part of the system. It is the largest sector. I need more space to explain.. ...Read more
Probably not: The next big thing in healthcare is likely to be a re-woking of the model of delivery of helathcare within the usa and/or meanigful analysis of all the data collected= 'big data' it should be an exciting time as we harness creativity and sound scientific/analytic principles. ...Read more
Yes: they can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several: Truman tried but was overwhelmed with other issues. Johnson put together the Medicare legislation, This was modified buy several subsequent presidents. Clinton tried in his first term but the measure never got out of the White House. Bush added a prescription drug benefit. Obama got through the Accountable Care Act. Trump would like to eliminate that. ...Read more
No.: But if you are seeking second opinions for everything you really should consider getting a better primary opinion to begin with. ...Read more
What types of measures can we employ as health care administrators to alleviate the misdistribution of pcps?
See details: You can stop underpaying them and loading them up with administrative responsibilities. You should also stop trying to force them to see 40 patients a day if you employ them. As a rheumatologist, it does not surprise me that fewer and fewer medical school grads choose primary care, especially with an average education debt approaching 200k. ...Read more
A healthy smile is one in which the teeth, supporting gum/bone tissues, and facial drape, are free from infection or damage, are stable, functional, and esthetic. If your smile does not meet these criteria please see a competent General Dentist for treatment and/or referral to the appropriate dental specialists. Seek quality ...Read more
Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more
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