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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Depends: While some board-certified dermatologist do perform these procedures others focus their practices and other areas and do not. It is import to find a center that has this treatment as an area of expertise and that can include a reputable med spa for plastic surgeons office as well. Be sure to ask for an review before-and-after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read more

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What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

Disciplines: A psychiatrist is first an md who learns about all of medicine and can diagnose medical conditions vs psychiatric and prescribe medicines. Psychologists study the mind and behavior and have expertise in research models and psychologic treatments. Social workers do similar but usally from a system perspective of the person in society and family. All can do therapy and may ofter helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which tests do maxillofacial surgeons conduct before planning your surgery?

Expert opinions? Which tests do maxillofacial surgeons conduct before planning your surgery?

It depends: It depends on the type of surgery and your general health. If done in the hospital requiring general anesthesia there are anesthesia guidelines that need to be followed. If done in the office it depends on the type of anesthesia and your health. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon can obtain any test necessary for your safety and outcome from your surgery. ...Read more

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Are podiatrists board-certified?

Are podiatrists board-certified?

Yes many: As with any physician there are those that do not pass these or may choose not to maintain certification; but, hospitals/facilities and even insurers almost always require it. Ask your physician if they are board certified. The two major boards that podiatric physicians sit for are: american board of podiatric surgery and american board of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. ...Read more

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Are psychologists board-certified? Do they need a phd?

See Below: In most states, to be called a psychologist, you need to have a doctorate degree in psychology (phd or psyd), have pre-doctoral internship completed, and after degree, complete the post-doc to be eligible apply for a license. http://www.asppb.net/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3395 will give you links to state-specific requirements. ...Read more

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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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What training do medical geneticists undergo?

What training do medical geneticists undergo?

Two "Pathways": 1. College..Graduate school major Biology/genetics/phD 1. Medical School then Masters Degree in Genetics (NOTE SOME MED SCHOOLS OFFER COMBINED PROGRAMS! and In my opinion THIS is your BEST BET!) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Ped cardiologists: Pediatric cardiologists mainly do diagnostic testing of the heart in an office setting which could be private or at a hospital). Some do procedures (like cardiac catheterization). Surgeries on the heart are usually done by surgical sub specialists, pediatric/cardio thoracic surgeons. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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Physician profile pages on healthtap have medical specialties next to the word "board certified, " such as "pulmonology, board certified." this means?

Physician profile pages on healthtap have medical specialties next to the word "board certified, " such as "pulmonology, board certified." this means?

Member of guild. : Board certification in a specialty is much like a trade guild. Examinations are taken regularly, regular class work is required, and a certain ongoing level of competence is implied. Among other things, board-certification almost always requires specialized residency training that follows medical school. Sometimes additional fellowship training is required for medical or surgical specialities. ...Read more

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Do dermatology offices have differin (adapalene) coupons?

Do dermatology offices have differin (adapalene) coupons?

Maybe: You can ask your dermatologist if they have any coupons for differin (adapalene). If they don't perhaps you can go on the website and there might be one there. ...Read more

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Are asthma specialists lung specialists or allergy specialists?

Are asthma specialists lung specialists or allergy specialists?

Asthma Specialist: Asthma specialist usually are allergist as well. Asthma is mostly allergy induced. Asthma specialist can do allergy test as well. ...Read more

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Can hematologists perform surgery?

Can hematologists perform surgery?

No: Hi. Hematologists are trained in internal medicine and then sub-specialize in hematology and oncology. They do minor procedures like bone marrow biopsies and any internal medicine procedures, but surgeries are performed by surgeons, physicians who specifically train in surgery. ...Read more

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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Not at all!: Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms. If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists. ...Read more

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Can physician assistants assist in urological exams?

Can physician assistants assist in urological exams?

Yes: Many physicians employ pa's to assist them in their practices. With appropriate traiing, pa's can do urologic exams and or assiste with them. Specialty practices such as urology often employ pa's. ...Read more

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Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Some do: Psychiatrists are physicians. I practiced undersea medicine before psychiatry & taught combat medicine. For quite a while I continued to practice both psychiatry as well as more primary care. Alas, I am now quite rusty. This is variable. ...Read more