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Cdp Colonoscopy Preventive Care
Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more
In 2012, only 9% of eligible patients received an annual wellness visit. Why don't more primary care doctors perform it for their medicare patients?
Minimal incentive.: 100% of our eligibles get it. I suppose that many don't do it because it is not incentivized well. It is a lot of work and creates a lot of new processes and thinking. ...Read more
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more
DASH: Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) includes foods low in sodium, high in potassium, high in calcium, and high in magnesium. Fruits and vegetables are perfect for this. Not only are the minerals in fruits and vegetables able to control hypertension, but plant-based food will also activate enzymes that repair blood vessels, providing another way to reduce blood pressure. ...Read more
Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?
Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more
Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well being of persons and keeping people healthy It includes advice and providing Immunisations.Physical Examinations,Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise,smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more
Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?
COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more
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Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!
What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www.spectracell.com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?
Ok to stop 10 yrs of crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg and baby aspirin (preventive due family history) and go vegan? Health is excellent.
No it's NOT okay: Be thankful for good health. And please be aware that while vegans have the moral high ground, most of the health benefits claimed for the diet disappear when one controls for the the fact that vegans tend to have other healthy lifestyle factors. "The China Study" never resulted in a real scientific publication, and you'd be making a bad mistake to assime veganism will protect your arteries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For those metabolic drs. Out there, what would be your standard protocol for glutaric aciduria type 1? Meds? Formula type? Vaccination schedule? Etc.
Special diet, etc...: For metabolic disorders, the genetics specialists at a children's hospital is the best source of help. The site http://www.Newbornscreening.Info/parents/organicaciddisorders/ga1.Html#4 has good info on glutaric aciduria treatment. One goal is to avoid infections, which would make a baby not eat and get internal stress (metabolic crisis occurs, leading to more brain damage). So, vaccines are good. ...Read more