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Can My Regular Doctor Do An Air Contrast Enema In His Clinic
It is uncomfortable: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better. There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa. The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining. This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped(bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps. ...Read more
Why don't doctors provide regular probono services to the public like attorneys do? Other than some low income clinics floating around, why don't doctors provide probono services to the poor and those who cannot afford to pay? Alternatively, why don't you
It : It has to do with medicare laws. It is illegal to charge any patient less than you charge medicare for the same service. Thus, if you accept medicare patients, which most doctors do, you cannot give free care in your office. Even free screenings can get you in trouble. The only solution is to drop medicare form your existing practice--which defeats the purpose of providing care to underserved people--or to establish a separate practice that does not take medicare. However, that separate practice will have its own overhead costs, and if you don't charge for your services you can't cover your out-of-pocket expenses. For the record, I do volunteer my services at a university hospital, but that only saves the money for the hospital--they still have to charge the patients or they would violate the law. And also for the record, though such donations of time are worth a great deal of money, pro bono services are not tax-deductable. ...Read more
Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing. ...Read more
Depends: Many doctors have the training necessary to do this, but a lot of physicians don't have the equipment because there isn't enough need for it in their practice. I work with a lot of pediatricians, who send kids off for audiology tests often. However, they don't get enough need in their office to justify the expense of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Best to call your doctor and ask. ...Read more
No: Greenlight photovaporization of the prostate is a surgical procedure performed on men with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms due to enlarged prostate. It is performed in an operating room (procedure center, hospital, ambulatory surgery center) with anesthesia (general/spinal). There are procedures that can be performed in the office for bph, but greenlight is not one of them. ...Read more
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