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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more

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Can you give me a list of raleigh, north carolina doctors who handle workmen's compensation patients?

Can you give me a list of raleigh, north carolina doctors who handle workmen's compensation patients?

Try this: You may want to try amssm.Org. . .This is a site with a lot of sports med docs like me and a very good number of them will take workman's comp. They will do a good job. You can do a "find a doc" tab on there when you go there. If you can't find one shoot me an email on here. ...Read more

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What services do family planning clinics provide?

What services do family planning clinics provide?

Often provide: "Contraceptive counseling, Contraceptive implant insertion & removal, IUD insertion & removal ,Oral contraceptives, Injectable Contraceptives, Emergency contraception, sterilization" as well as education & various options for pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I tell my doctor i'm depressed , will he call social services?

If I tell my doctor i'm depressed , will he call social services?

Depends: If you tell you doctor you're depressed, s/he won't notify social services. If your depression is so severe that you want to hurt yourself or someone else, then the doctor might notify authorities and you will be taken to the er for a complete psych. Eval. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about new healthcare laws and young, unemployed college grads?

Can you tell me about new healthcare laws and young, unemployed college grads?

Required by all: The ACA federal law mandates that ALL residents of our country have health insurance that conforms to set standards. Go here to learn more: http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/summary-of-the-affordable-care-act/ The only other way to avoid penalties for not having insurance is to be a part of a medical sharing ministry http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2014/Mar/20139238 ...Read more

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My mom needs a specialist not on her insurance. Are doctors reluctant to negotiate fees with cash patients?

My mom needs a specialist not on her insurance. Are doctors reluctant to negotiate fees with cash patients?

Doctors will often: negotiate w/cash patients. The main thing is to get your mom seen by the proper doc. Please don't hesitate to search. If the person at the front desk won't help, drop in and have a chat. Some folks in doc offices are much better to deal w/than others. Be kind and patient and hopefully you will succeed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Question about medical records? Who owns them?

Question about medical records? Who owns them?

You do: The law in the us is that you own the information, the physician owns its physical form, and it can never be withheld from you. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a great concierge doctor or comprehensive primary care doctor in lone tree colorado (or south denver area). Recommendations?

I'm looking for a great concierge doctor or comprehensive primary care doctor in lone tree colorado (or south denver area). Recommendations?

Search online for...: Search online for concierge doctors or concierge physician companies, and see if any are local. There are companies that have sprung up and coordinate groups of concierge doctors. One can contact these companies to see if they have a doctor locally. Healthtap doesn't have a category called "concierge", but one can check on individual doctors here, if one already knows he or she is a concierge. ...Read more

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CDC or WHO or BASHH or US State health department. who knows better? each have their own distinct guidelines. Who knows better? thanks

Best info: The organizations you list all have expertice in many areas. If you want the best information concerning disease in the USA, I would suggest the CDC as a top choice for most disease control and up to date information. ...Read more

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Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

YES: That would be the first step is to discuss with your Primary Care Physician and then they ca let you know if they do this or refer out to a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

HMO doc: You need to look on your list to see who accepts your plan and do your own research. Generally in order to be a bc/bs hmo provider you have to be board certified. ...Read more

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Who do I speak to about hernias besides general family doctors?

Who do I speak to about hernias besides general family doctors?

SURGEON: You would best be served by speaking with a general surgeon, your best source for hernia information. Your family physician should be able to make you the appropriate referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?

Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?

Speech therapy: Honestly, I don't like the schools involved in the beginning for certain things, but sometimes it is not the doctor's fault. The insurance company has restrictions on what they consider to be medical reasons for speech therapy. We refer the patient and then when the insurance company won't pay, we get blamed! The school is responsible without a medical reason. There are many sides to every dilemma. ...Read more

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Looking for a thyroid specialist doctor who accepts Tricare Standard and prescribes Armour Thyroid in San Diego.

Looking for a  thyroid specialist doctor who accepts Tricare Standard and prescribes Armour Thyroid  in San Diego.

Call insurance co.: Please refer to your provider directory or call customer relations at Tricare. ...Read more

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How do I legally help a sick family member who wants to create dnr status for future hospital stays?

How do I legally help a sick family member who wants to create  dnr status for future hospital stays?

It is called: An "advanced directive", and it is wise to do so. Most hospitals can provide help, but your own attorney can do this, provide notarized copies (get plenty) for the ems, er, and hospital record. ...Read more

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Do all docs & nurse practitioners need to have liability insurance to practice?

Do all docs & nurse practitioners need to have liability insurance to practice?

No: Doctors (and presumably also nurse practitioners) need to have a license to practice. Malpractice liability insurance is purchased by doctors unless the insurance is too expensive, which has actually happened in some states, creating a malpractice insurance crisis . . . Meaning that the amount a doctor earns from providing patient care is not enough to pay malpractice insurance premiums. ...Read more