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Doctor insights on: Ethical Issues In Pharmacy Practice

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Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

They do: General anatomy, freshman year of dental school, includes cadaver dissection of the whole body with head/neck concentration. During training dental students practice on manikins. ...Read more

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In a psychiatric practice can a PA change/adjust medications wthout the doctors approval?

In a psychiatric practice can a PA change/adjust medications wthout the doctors approval?

It is not: uncommon for a physician's assistant to make adjustments of medications without a specific directive from a physician in a psychiatric practice. ...Read more

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Do you think there are any opportunists for international medical students like form India to get their residentsy done in the United States?

Certainly: Without foreign medical graduates, we would not be able to provide services for all the hospitals that need residents. Some of the best physicians at the top hospitals in the country did their training at international medical schools. ...Read more

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Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

Do 3rd and 4th year: In the us in most states, you must redo 3 and 4th year of dental school. There are a few states like california that allow you to practice after passing the state/regional boards. ...Read more

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Do students in medical school that are not becoming surgeons still practice surgery procedures on corpses?

Do students in medical school that are not becoming surgeons still practice surgery procedures on corpses?

Human anatomy: All medical students learn anatomy by dissecting the human body. They study muscles, nerves, brain, blood vessels, solid organs, bones, etc of the body. ...Read more

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Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Minor only: Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton. Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant with a surgeon.Since malpractic insurance is very high even as assitant, very few fp still do assistant in surgery anymore. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

ER/general doctor: Both are well qualified to prescribe drugs for complicated health conditions as they have gone through similar training program. It's the experience which makes the difference. ...Read more

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What r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

What r t options available after doing 3yr residency in family medicine?Job opportunities/any subspecialiality

Lots of opportunity: A family medicine doctor is a primary care doctor who knows how to take care of both children and adults. There are job opportunities in every state in the U.S. For doctors with such skills. A subspecialty is not needed. ...Read more

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Should I go to MD in smaller practice with paper records or large practice with EMR?Worry about safety and privacy of large practices?EMR truly safe

Should I go to MD in smaller practice with paper records or large practice with EMR?Worry about safety and privacy of large practices?EMR truly safe

EMR: There are many different safeguards in place for handling of electronic medical records. Frankly, I would base my decision on where you are the most pleased with the quality of medical care that you are receiving. Take care. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.

Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read more

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We believe in herbal supplements for expectant mothers. We see no problems in our community. Why do doctors object?

We believe in herbal supplements for expectant mothers. We see no problems in our community. Why do doctors object?

Lack of education: In med school doctors are taught primarily about drugs & surgery. We are taught very little about herbs, nutrition & other natural therapies & often look at alternative approaches with suspicion. I believe this is due to the pervasive influence of the pharmaceutical industry. While many herbs are safe in pregnancy, many are not. I do advise avoiding most herbs in the 1st trimester-see comment:. ...Read more

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How many oncologists practice in the united states?

How many oncologists practice in the united states?

More than 10,000: According to the american society of clinical oncology (asco) there were about 10, 500 oncologists in the us (81% medical oncs or hematologist-oncologists; 5 % gynecologic oncs) in 2005. Although projected to increase by 20% into the year 2020, this number may not be enough to care for the growing population of new cancer patients and survivors. ...Read more

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Why do most pcp mds not incorporate integrative medicine into their practice?

Why do most pcp mds not incorporate integrative medicine into their practice?

Integgrative: Often there is a knowledge gap of evidence-based integrative or complementary practices. These are not typically taught in med school or residency. Often practitioners do not believe in these practices regardless of evidence of safety and efficacy. State licensing boards may not be supportive. Legal issues such as "standard of care" problematic. Malpractice insurance can also be an issue. ...Read more

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Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

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Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

Your focus: If you are dedicated to helping poor/underserved patients, perhaps a career in the public health service corps, indian health service, or at a federally qualified health center (community health center). If you would like to tailor your practice in a particular way, the private sector might be better. Finally, if you are looking for a very structured position with defined hours, hospitalist? ...Read more

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Does HealthTap have Doctors who practice in international locations ?

Does HealthTap have Doctors who practice in international locations ?

Some are abroad: Doctors on HealthTap are licensed by one or more states in the U.S. Because doctors often travel abroad to do good, either professionally or as volunteers, there are some HealthTap doctors who are outside the U.S. People can reach HealthTap from a smartphone or a laptop from any place in the world with internet access. Likewise, a doctor can answer a question on HealthTap even when traveling. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

Training: Er docs are trained to stabilize emergencies, which frequently include mental health crisis, but er drs don't generally do ongoing care. Family docs train for several years on the basic management of common mental health issues and in many communities are the most accessible source of care. If needed, both er &fam drs can also refer to or work with psychiatrists &therapists. ...Read more

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