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Baby doctors (peds, fp), what is the thing you wish ob providers would tell their pregnant patients?

Baby doctors (peds, fp), what is the thing you wish ob providers would tell their pregnant patients?

Wishes: Start with healthy habits now (no smoking, eat healthy, loose weight if you need to, exercise, ) - you need to model the behaviors to keep your child healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Question about medical records? Who owns them?

Question about medical records? Who owns them?

You do: The law in the us is that you own the information, the physician owns its physical form, and it can never be withheld from you. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?

Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?

Yes, he's listed: Yes, i did see that name on the samhsa list of suboxone (buprenorphine) doctors in maine: http://tinyurl.Com/kku959b they are not listed in any particular order, but his name is near the bottom. That same page also shows treatment programs which offer suboxone treatment. ...Read more

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How can I communicate with my doctor about absolute privacy?The office staff restrict my access to md.Should i report this to the medical board?

How can I communicate with my doctor about absolute privacy?The office staff restrict my access to md.Should i report this to the medical board?

Culture of Medicine: The only way to have privacy is to make an appointment and go in person to see your physician. I find it extremely bizarre that you would want to first talk to your physician and in the same breath want to punish them for doing their job. This is bizarre thinking. Perhaps you should ask your friends what they do to see their physicians. ...Read more

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What do other doctors think about gp's taking on pediatric patients? Should kids see pediatricians?

What do other doctors think about gp's taking on pediatric patients?  Should kids see pediatricians?

Pediatrics vs. GP: I'm biased being a pediatrician, gps get about a year of peds, pediatricians get three years all peds. If you are going to take your child to your gp (so one doctor sees the whole family which is great) you might just want to make sure that the gp has a pediatrician that he/she trusts to run things by when he/she isn't sure. The most important quality in any doc is knowing what he/she doesn't know. ...Read more

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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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Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Immunization record : Your doctor does not release shot record to anyone unless you request it. Most states have immunization registry where your doctor will enter all the vaccines given, only physicians, nurses, Healthcare providers have access to these immunization records, but if your child is older than 12 years old you need to sign consent before your Dr can enter the immunization in the registry. Good luck. ...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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Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?

Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?

Some are: The DBQ application forms are a summary of the medical status of a veteran in relationship to claimed service connected disability. A team of contract physicians has been trained to perform these examinations and submit the DBQ forms. Some Health Tap doctors have had this training and can do this although the examinations are scheduled through organizations such as VES and QTC.l ...Read more

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Family psychotherapy i saw my child's therapist, alone, to discuss his status and condition. Md coded the bill with 90846. Will insurance cover this?

Family psychotherapy
i saw my child's therapist, alone, to discuss his status and condition. Md coded the bill with 90846. Will insurance cover this?

Health insurance: Health insurance companies and policies vary widely. To know what they cover (and what they do not) you need to check your policy handbook, web site, or other guidelines. If these do not tell you, you can call the company's help line to ask. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fight an insurance co that denies approval for a rhizotomy recommended by 3 mds? Appeal letter sent; 2 peer:peer reviews done

What is the best way to fight an insurance co that denies approval for a rhizotomy recommended by 3 mds? Appeal letter sent; 2 peer:peer reviews done

Keep fighting: The only way to win is to persevere. This is a stare down competition the first person to look away loses. It sucks that it takes all this effort, but it took me and one of my patients almost 1.5 years to get procedure approved. We never waivered and obviously the treatment helped and was appropriate for care which inevitably helped. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom needs a specialist not on her insurance. Are doctors reluctant to negotiate fees with cash patients?

My mom needs a specialist not on her insurance. Are doctors reluctant to negotiate fees with cash patients?

Doctors will often: negotiate w/cash patients. The main thing is to get your mom seen by the proper doc. Please don't hesitate to search. If the person at the front desk won't help, drop in and have a chat. Some folks in doc offices are much better to deal w/than others. Be kind and patient and hopefully you will succeed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Medical slang: Flk stands for “funny-looking kid, ” and was a general term for infants affected with various malformation syndromes, particularly those involving multiple facial abnormalities. Considered demeaning and insensitive, it is no longer in use. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

A pharmacist: Is an expert in medication preparation and dispensing while a physicians assistant (PA) is a medical provider. PA's are trained and licensed to evaluate patients. This means taking a history, examining a patient, and diagnosing then treating. In my experience both PA's and pharmacists play important but different roles in healthcare. ...Read more

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For continuing disability review will SSI have full access to EVERYTHING a psychiatrist wrote in medical records?No confidentiality?Why call it that?

For continuing disability review will SSI have full access to EVERYTHING a psychiatrist wrote in medical records?No confidentiality?Why call it that?

No.: SSI doesn't need access to direct communication that occurs between you & your psychiatrist during your therapy sessions. You should ask your doctor specifically what info. s,he plan to release before s,he does so. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more