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Doctor insights on: Community Support Programs For Sarcoidosis Patients

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which tiny collections of inflammatory cells grow in different parts of the body, most commonly the lungs, lymph ...Read more


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What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

Many: There are many support services available for patients and families. One can begin to search for local resources. If none are available, contact the american cancer society, the leukemia/lymphoma foundation, or the leukemia society for resources. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

PANCAN: The best group out there is the pancreatic cancer action network, aka pancan. Their liason program connects people with experience with pancreatic cancer with those seeking more information. www.pancan.org. ...Read more

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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Aquatic exercise: Check the local community or senior center. Swim , water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 3 or more days per week then add a few minutes to the program once a week. Don't over do it. Slow but steady wins the race. ...Read more

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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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How are support workers for the disabled trained?

Vocational programs: Persons wanting to learn how to help disabled persons, from a health perspective, probably get trained as nursing aides or nursing assistants. These are vocational programs, many times offered by schools that also train medical assistants. ...Read more

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Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Depends: There seems to be a confusion in your mind about physical dependence and addiction. Addiction is psychological dependence on the substance not for controlling the pain but feeling good. Pain is not the issue in such cases and usually illegal means employed to obtain the substance. For such persons there are detox clinics followed by support group. If you obtain opioids for pain, no need for group. ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Financial support: The best person to ask is the social worker who is at the dialysis center the patient seeking financial support dialyzes in. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there support groups for pick's disease?

Are there support groups for pick's disease?

See below: These websites below might serve as a starting point. Good luck! http://www.Ftdsg.Org/index.Htm__ http://www.Theaftd.Org/. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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How to integrate dementia patients in long-term care community?

How to integrate dementia patients in long-term care community?

Assess and adapt: Anyone entering a long-term care situation has individual preferences and needs ( food, activities, interests, etc). Which must be assessed on admission. What physical capabilities and limitations does s/he have -- and what's been meaningful to him/her before? What adaptations can the unit make so that s/he can participate and have emotional needs met? Staff must consider all these things. ...Read more

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Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Some do and: Some do not. Some of the larger ones like md anderson, mayo and moffitt do offer these services. Cancer rehabilitation has been proven to enhance quality of life and should be offered. If a cancer center does offer cancer rehab, ask your oncologist to send you to a general physiatrist for recommendations and a possible rehabilitation plan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

NAMI: Contact local chapter of national alliance of mental illness and they will help. ...Read more

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Health insurance for lupus patients?

Health insurance for lupus patients?

SLE and insurance: Check with your states health department. Many states make arrangements to cover people who don't qualify with private insurers, usually through some kind of high risk health ins. Pool. It's expensive but probably not as expensive as a catastrophic illness without any coverage at all. ...Read more

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Any support groups for pertussis?

Why?: You don't usually need a support group for an acute infection that you recover from. Support groups are for people with chronic infections. And if everyone got vaccinated, there would be no pertussis. ...Read more

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