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Can A Doctor Refuse To Honor Advance Directive
An advance health care directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a set of written instructions that a person gives that specify what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. The instruction appoints someone, usually called an agent, ...Read more
Medical doctor: I have an advance directive but how do I know if I need an added form to the living will like a DNRO? What circumstances?
Consultation: This type of question really needs a physician consultation to further define your needs. Please see your regular physician or other consultation services such as a consultation on Healthtap. ...Read more
Hi, do anyone of you doctors have a Youtube channel I can subscribe too?, I'm an individual with lots health problems, thanks in advance for replying
HealthTap Prime: Allows you to ask questions of a physician in real time via video, voice or text. It is a subscription service. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Morning doctors, m a gal of 20years my face is so oily and and as a result i get pumples its really frastrating, what can I do? Thnx in advance
Benzoyl peroxide: Start w/over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide as a drying agent. If that doesn't work, your family doc or dermatologist can offer you various tretinoin products. There are many options to help you manage acne including antibiotics. Isotretinoin is the big gun but also carries substantial risk of birth defects so it requires monthly pregnancy tests & using 2 forms of birth control. ...Read more
Can doctors refuse you medical testing which you think you need, and which makes even common medical sense?
Testing: Physicians order testing based on your symptoms, experience and current guideline and of cause medical training. Discuss with your physician your concerns and why you want specific test. If you do not find satisfactory solution seek second opinion. ...Read more
Personal control: An advance directive tells your doctor and family what to do in the case of your personal incapacity or impending death. It relieves them of some responsibility in these decisions by directing the level of care you will accept and what extremes you would allow if you were conscious and directing your care. It is a kindness to all concerned and can prevent prolonged suffering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary care doctor: Your pcp should be able to go through it with you. Otherwise an attorney could explain it as well. ...Read more
Advance Directive: Here is a web site that can help you -- lots of information, and also links to download appropriate forms for your state: http://www.Caringinfo.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=3285. ...Read more
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