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Do doctors get feedback from the Press Ganey surveys that patients are asked to fill out after appointments? Is the information used in any way?
Used in several ways: Press-Ganey is a national company that sells its services to hospitals and doctor groups. Press-Ganey sends out surveys to patients and compiles the data to give to the doctors and hospitals. The data helps doctors decide which parts of their practices are doing very well (in the eyes of the patients) and which parts need improvement. Data may be made public (without identifiable information). ...Read more
Family medicine is a medical speciality and branch of medicine which deals with comprehensive health care to patients regardless of their age or sex, particular emphasis on the whole family it is a speciality in breath that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope encompasses all ages , both sexes, each organ system ...Read more
we are new to the Waikato and Hamilton. I would like to know where to find reliable information about what GP practices we can enrol into.
Ask around: Hi Marc, there are a number of practices in Hamilton. It's a good idea to ask around. Things you may like to consider when choosing a practice include your friends/colleagues/family's opinion, qualifications and interests of the Doctor, access to your notes and booking electronically, after hours availability and practice size. Ask around and you will find a practice that suits you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there really any credibility to those books and booklet lists that rate doctors by specialties in various states? I find them useful. Are they?
Look for reviews: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It is better to go to websites where one can read actual reviews written by patients. On HealthTap, one can go to each doctor's profile page and read his answers (to see his "speaking" bedside manner) and read reviews about him by patients and other doctors. On ratings websites (like Yelp*), one can read reviews too. Judge carefully, as not every review is believable. ...Read more
Any oncologist at this board that could do a medical review for us? I could not find any one local in ca that willing to help us on this but out of state doctors that make the whole case is more complicated? Please help. Thank you.
Why do you have the need to answer these questions when people have access to all information known to man , on google, medical journals plus more?
Dont have to. : We dont have to answer these questions, we choose to in order to help people. We dont get anything out of it but we try to provide as much information and knowledge to people as we can to help ease their fears of an illness they might have or provide educational background or guide them in the right direction. Google sources are not all accurate, up to date or reliable. ...Read more
If the dea recently unrestricted "e-prescribing" controlled drugs, would anyone know a website where i can find more qualified doctors than in my area?
No one qualified yet: While the dea has paved the way for electronic prescribing of scheduled medications no one is actually prescribing yet. I think this is still a ways off. See the dea website under electronic prescribing of controlled substances (epcs). ...Read more
on this website from all the answered questions that are posted on here and I seen that one psychiatrist wrote that there have been death reports from Xanax (alprazolam) use , is that true ?
Is everybody in doctor's office entitled to know about my medical history?I only wanted my doctor to know, not the staff.I get calls from others too.
Obviously not: Everyone, such as the janitor. But everyone who is involved in your medical care is entitled to know, for your safety if nothing else. For example, if you are allergic to a certain med, you would want the nurse to know about it. If you want to keep certain information confidential, inform your doctor who will then take appropriate steps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the doctors here.I live in the uk and we have nothing like this here.Your advice has been wonderful.
Good to hear that!: You are very welcome! we doctors enjoy helping people, friends, acquaintances, or strangers alike. Share this healthtap site with your friends and family, so we can touch even more lives! ...Read more
I have asked endodontist for some of my personal medical dental records and they refused to give me all photos. Is that legal?
Please name some antipsychotics (in their chemical names) that don't increase your prolactin levels. I live in south Africa where doctors are not well trained, i usually have to ask for meds i researc
All can: All antipsychotics -- even the atypical ones -- can increase prolactin at least transiently. http://www.jfponline.com/pages.asp?aid=602 the atypicals (risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) seroquel, etc) are less likely than older antipsychotics (haldol, stelazine, thorazine, etc) to do it, but at high enough dose, they will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work in the medical field and we are being asked to fabricate things so they get funding. It isn't quite ethical, don't want to lose job, any advice?
Honesty is the Best: It is hard to believe that someone would ask you to be dishonest. You are always better off in following the dictum: 'honesty is the best policy'....You might even get lucky to find a better job. That is what i would do! ...Read more
I just received an invitation to attend the Congress of future Medical Leaders in Boston Massachusetts. Have any doctors on here been to it before?
Here are some...: Congratulate you for bringing such inquiry; though unable to offer its answer, I wish one of my colleagues may provide right info for you. But I would still need to remind you of my view as follows: Revealing the truth & facts of life should be the 1st step to improve the future, not political correctness and commercialism,both obscure and cover up the truth leading to more and more calamities... ...Read more
I'd just like to thank the many drs attending to our questions :) i think that's a very kind and caring thing to do. Knowledge is power. Many thanks x?
Good to hear that!: You are very welcome! We doctors enjoy helping people, friends, acquaintances, or strangers alike. Share this healthtap site with your friends and family, so we can touch even more lives! ...Read more
Dr. Pappas, answered my question re elavil (amitriptyline) not made in us. Several companies make generic in us, can anyone "crawl out on a limb" to say whose is best?
Generic forms: The fda monitors & regulates any pharmaceuticals sold in the usa -- including generics made overseas. These have to document precise amounts of active ingredients and bioavailability in each pill/capsule. The differences may be in fillers, coloring agents, etc -- & these can have adverse effects in some but not others. Thus, there is no "best" generic Elavil (amitriptyline) (or anything else) for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the U.K they have facilities where you can pay and receive any type of ultrasound you want without a doctors referral, but I cant find anything like this in the U.S, are there facilities like the U.K's here and I am just not finding them?
Kind off: they announce them in the mail and churches and newspaper sometime a mobile truck that go from place to place to screen people from heart and artery disease by using ultrasound to the heart and different arteries in the body, they take only cash and do not required doctor prescription how reliable is a completely different question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical student:will the medical contests in internet are they true.Name some good website to know medical condition that i can trust(wikipedia?)
Epocrates: I like epocrates and up-to-date. Another site i visit is quantiamd. I also read pubmed.Org quite a bit. ...Read more
I live in California and am seeking a medicinal cannabis card. Are there any medical marijuana doctors out there that I can talk to online?
Good faith physical: face to face as required by California law. Also patients should have a documented medical record of diagnosis. ...Read more
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