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Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system ?Try a site based in your country. ...Read more
All insurers should: Major insurance companies have drug plans. The insurance companies can have their own plan, or contract with a separate company to run a drug plan. Other groups, such as aarp, may have a plan (but again, they contract with a separate company to run the plan). Plans have benefits for local retail pharmacies to handle short-term prescriptions, and mail-order pharmacies for 90-day prescriptions. ...Read more
MyNetDiary is great: I personally use and recommend to my patients - mynetdiary as it has one of the most extensive databases available. If the food item is not included in the database you can enter the information, take a picture of the front and back of the item and it will be added to the database. For those patients with pcos or diabetes they have an excellent version focused on tracking carboydrates. ...Read more
Help, please. Is the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) an international health agency?
On-line: International health insurance, typically with evacuation coverage, is a supplemental insurance policy to cover health expenses while traveling. There are many reputible companies who market their products online. The national health service advises: www.Nhs.Uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/pages/healthcareabroad.Aspx. Us state department: travel.State.Gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.Html. ...Read more
No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more
Mayo Clinic: I find the information thorough, understandable and spot on. ...Read more
Amerian Bar Assn etc: One of the best i can refer to is the american bar assn. Yes, it seems odd for a doctor to refer to a lawyer's site, but check out: http://www.Americanbar.Org/groups/law_aging/resources/consumer_s_toolkit_for_health_care_advance_planning.Html. ...Read more
Yes and no: We cannot write prescriptions in countries that we are not licensed in; I can't even write prescriptions in states that I'm not licensed in. HealthTap is a new company so all the docs are from the U.S. However, I have answered medical queries from all over the world so you can still ask questions from the UK. We just can't prescribe anything for you. ...Read more
What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?
Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some > none!: Good question! most travel with no travel health insurance assuming perhaps that their domestic plan will cover them (no, or maybe only reimburse some expense), or that their gold credit card will help (pretty limited plan). You want an advocate you can call to pick up the ball and run with it should you be ill or hurt. Repatriation can cost $$! check out internationalsos as option. ...Read more
Check state board,: You can message Dr. Timson on Healthtap Concierge if he has a concierge practice. If he does not, you can go online to the Ohio Board of Medicine, and check his profile. Sometimes docs will authorize their email addresses to be made available to the public. However, many docs do not choose to publish that information widely. Spam is a huge problem for all of us! ...Read more