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How can I find out about licensing for local holistic practitioners?

How can I find out about licensing for local holistic practitioners?

Multiple sources: This depends on the type of practitioner, and the credentials s/he has. If it's an md, do, or nd, there are state licensing boards for them. Acupuncturists have a certifying board: http://www.Nccaom.Org/ homeopaths have http://www.Homeopathicdirectory.Com/ it's important to know that not all qualified practitioners choose to take these exams -- so ask the practitioner about his/her training. ...Read more

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How to find a local internist?

How to find a local internist?

Ask friends/family: If someone you knows goes to an internist and recommends that doctor, you could start there. The local medical society, and local hospitals also help connect people to doctors. Hospitals usually steer inquires to doctors on their staff. Hospital privileges are awarded to doctors who have to have proper credentials, which gives some assurance of competency. ...Read more

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How can you find local abortion clinics?

How can you find local abortion clinics?

Planned Parenthood: Women seeking an abortion may want to contact Planned Parenthood. If there is not Planned Parenthood near where you live, they may know a facility near you that does perform abortions. ...Read more

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Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Residents: Surely all medical residents have direct interaction with attendings and consultants. If that is not the case you MUST report this to the doctor(s) in charge of education for medical residents. What you report is simply unacceptable. Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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Can physician assistants work in a urologist's office?

Can physician assistants work in a urologist's office?

Yes: Many urologists hire pa's to help them see their patients. They work under the direct supervision of the urologist according to state regulatory guidelines. Each state regulation may be different. ...Read more

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How do you find oral surgeons in phoenix area that accept medicare?

How do you find oral surgeons in phoenix area that accept medicare?

Ask your dentist: Usually your dentist will refer you to the oral surgeon. If you want to go directly call your local dental society office to get the list of local oral surgeons from that you choose weather they accept medicare or not, most likely they will, if you explain your financial situation. ...Read more

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Trying to find doctors in sc who treat crps or rpd?

Trying  to find doctors in sc who treat crps or rpd?

Pain clinic: Pain Clinic of Monterey Bay, 9057C, Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831_684-0600. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more

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I need to find a dentist in jacksonville, florida. Help.

I need to find a dentist in jacksonville, florida. Help.

Get a recommendation: The best way to find a new dentist is to ask you friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, or other healthcare professionals in your area. Unfortunately, just picking someone with an internet search or phone book is pot luck. As a last resort you can research dentists on this site and check their credentials and recommendations. ...Read more

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How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

Answer: Contact the board of nursing and they shall give you the link where to find them by zip code. ...Read more

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Can physician assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Physician assistants (pa's) can have special knowledge in certain areas, such as pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, etc... Their specialization is usually due to working in the particular specialty for several years. Some pa schools may have programs to help pa's specialize. Licensing rules vary from state to state, so there may or may not be state recognition of any specialized pa's. ...Read more

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Any sites that can help find a good doctor in san antonio, texas?

Board certified: You can check with certifying organizations like the aafp for a family physician, or check on sites like healthgrades to check for physicians in your area of a certain specialty. People post evaluations for the doctors. Remember though, these are voluntary but also does list hospital affiliations, and if there has been any malpractice or medical board actions for a physician. Talk with your friends. ...Read more

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Are there any cures or reliefs for a 40y/o man? Where do we go to find specialists or groups to find answers?

Are there any cures or reliefs for a 40y/o man?  Where do we go to find specialists or groups to find answers?

Need more info: Cures or relief of what? A wild guess would be ed. A urologist would help with that. Otherwise, we would need more info. ...Read more

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Can doctors give prescriptions through an online consultation?

Can doctors give prescriptions through an online consultation?

Generally, No: Most states require at least one face to face contact for a physician to prescribe medications. With new technology, areas without specialists are using telemedicine, where the specialist visits with you via a televised conference call. In those cases, the specialist may order prescriptions, but the local doctor is the one who actually writes the prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more

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I can't find a dentist in atlanta, ga that accepts medicaid. The directory medicaid hands out is out of date. Please help!

I can't find a dentist in atlanta,  ga that accepts medicaid. The directory medicaid hands out is out of date. Please help!

There are several : I would suggest your first call be to the georgia state dental society, they would have the resources to help you find a dentist in the atlanta area who accepts medicaid.. ...Read more

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Need to find a free Ob/Gyn in Ohio?

Need to find a free Ob/Gyn in Ohio?

OAFC: See the Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC) web site (link attached) and click on your county. Best wishes. https://www.ohiofreeclinics.org/find-a-clinic/ ...Read more

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How do I find a local doctor that will approve my fmla papers for a chronic condition?

How do I find a local doctor that will approve my fmla papers for a chronic condition?

Your primary: Your primary health care provider should be able to approve that for you. It's best to request it from a provider that you have a relationship with. ...Read more

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I would like to get tested for autism spectrum disorder - how do I find a local doctor?

I would like to get tested for autism spectrum disorder - how do I find a local doctor?

Depends on location: Assuming you're an adult, you may find it hard even in large urban areas to find an expert. Getting someone to give you that label is not nearly as important as finding someone who can clarify your concerns and help figure out how to ease the problems you're having. There is no cure for asd. Find a psychologist or psychiatrist with a good reputation and start there. ...Read more

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How can you best find a local doctor that provides preservative free flu shots?

How can you best find a local doctor that provides preservative free flu shots?

Ask your doctor/clin: Ask your doctor or clinic and they can tell you if they have thiomersal free flu vaccine. ...Read more

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My doctors scoffed at my following adelle davis in the 70s. They scoff at my eating organic local food now. Why?

My doctors scoffed at my following adelle davis in the 70s. They scoff at my eating organic local food now. Why?

Organic food: Doctors sometimes don't receive much education on proper nutrition. If you feel uncomfortable with your physician, it may be helpful to seek treatment elsewhere. ...Read more

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I see some of my local doctors on healthtap, but looks like they aren't really active. Do they sign up themselves,? Or does Healthtap just add names?

Can't remember: We sign ourselves up for sure, but how I heard about it, I can't remember. I have spells where I do Healthtap a lot and spells when I don't. You could always ask them yourself. We are all motivated in different ways, so my reasons for doing it and being active will be different than others. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Got bit 5 yrs ago by stray cat. Should I get shots still. I hear incubation can be years but local doctors will probs think Im wrong. Am I?

Got bit 5 yrs ago by stray cat. Should I get shots still. I hear incubation can be years but local doctors will probs think Im wrong. Am I?

No: The chance of delayed rabies is very, very(add a lot more verys) small. Cats are not a common source of rabies, either. Don't worry about ( unless of course you are foaming at the mouth and feeling loony). ...Read more

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Just moved to San Jose and need a local doctor to continue prescription from my nyc doctor?

I could help you: Hello Sir My name is Dr. Abdullah and I am located in San Jose. I should able to help you continue your prescriptions. ...Read more

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How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure iteself. Some procedures are okay under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Other procedures cannot be done without general anesthesia. Some procedures may be done under regional (spinal/epidural or block) anesthesia. It just depends... ...Read more

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Where can I go if I have many debilitating symptoms and no local doctor can diagnose me??

Where can I go if I have many debilitating symptoms and no local doctor can diagnose me??

Clinic: I recommend an evaluation at a multispecialty medical clinic. Start with a specialist in internal medicine who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order a battery of tests. If these are undertaking, the referrals to various specialists are made. In such clinics appointments are quickly given. ...Read more

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I have white dots all across my body since birth. local doctors says its incurable. Requesting help diagnostic! http://i.imgur.com/P5Ubq0I.png

I have white dots all across my body since birth. local doctors says its incurable. Requesting help diagnostic! http://i.imgur.com/P5Ubq0I.png

See derm: I haven't seen this before, Thanks for the picture. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may not of possible treatment options. ...Read more

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hi I have problems with my stomach. Local doctors think I have helicobacteria plore ?

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I have problems with my stomach.
Local doctors think I have helicobacteria plore ?

H pylori: Is a common bacterial stomach infection that causes pain/ discomfort, in many susceptible individuals. It is also a well known cause of certain Stomachache upper intestinal ulcers. Hard to eradicate. Need to tale multiple antibiotics for a period of time along with PPI medicines like Omeprazole. ...Read more

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How can a doctor/local gp know you are "depressed"?

How can  a doctor/local gp know you are "depressed"?

Basics: Most general and family physicians are capable of diagnosing and treating clinical depression. Although many opt not to. When there is a question, a more comprehensive assessment can be done by a pscyhologist or a psychiatrist. When medication treatment is no longer garden variety, the care often bumps up to the level of a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How does a doctor/local gp tell if you are "depressed"?

Diagnostic criteria: Diagnostic criteria are available for anyone. 2weeks of low mood, sadness, helpless, hopeless, worthless feelings, alteration in sleep, appetite, wt, negative thinking, fatigue, irritability , poor concentration, suicidal thinking, or wish to be dead, withdrawl are possible for any professional to look for and possibly identify. Some professionals , better at eliciting them, and gp's have less time. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is local anesthesia and general anesthesia?

General = brain: Local anesthesia involves injecting numbing medication such as Lidocaine into the area to be numbed. The medication baths the nerves and blocks their ability to sense pain. An example is numbing the skin to suture a cut. General anesthesia uses medications that temporarily affects the brain putting you "to sleep" so you don't feel pain or have awareness. (it isn't really sleep). ...Read more

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Please advise me. What do doctors inject a patient with for a local anaesthesia?

Usually lidocaine: Lidocaine is commonly used because it is relatively safe, inexpensive, and most doctors have experience with it . It can be used in for suturing lacerations, dental procedures, and could be used topically (applied to the skin). The major shortcoming is that the effect doesn't last for a long time. There are other local anesthetics, including bupivacaine qnd tetracaine. Cocaine used to be used! ...Read more

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Can online prescriptions from doctors in external countries be used to obtain prescription drugs from a local pharmacy?

Likely no: This depends on your country's laws. But in the us, online prescriptions without a us licensed doctor evaluation (telemed is legal) is not permitted. Most other industrialized countries are probably the same way. However, i don't know australia's laws. ...Read more

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Am male 29. My moustache is not growing. Can lashisma solution be used for moustache growth? Local doctor advised me to apply this. Pls advice.Thnx

Am male 29. My moustache is not growing. Can lashisma solution be used for moustache growth? Local doctor advised me to apply this. Pls advice.Thnx

Lashisma Solution: Lashisma solution sounds like an indian medicine. I suggest you re-submit your question with something like "seeing indian doc" in the heading so it can get to the right person who may be familiar w/this product. Peace and good health. ...Read more