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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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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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Who do you become a psychiatric aide ? What are the education in psychiatric aide ? And salary career information

Who do you become a psychiatric aide ? What are the education in psychiatric aide ? And salary career information

Psych Aide: There are many careers which may qualify as becoming a psychiatric aide. Ba in mental health counseling, peer advocacy, psychiatric nursing, are some of them. Examples of current salaries can be found on different websites. Good luck in becoming one involved in the most satisfying careers in the world. ...Read more

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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

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Will  all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...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

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more

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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more

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Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family will typically interact with all of these clinicians over the course of care. Most hospice have a primary nurse who is the clinician they see the most. ...Read more

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Can a mental health counselor provide ongoing counseling to a patient without a diagnostic assessment?

Can a mental health counselor provide ongoing counseling to a patient without a diagnostic assessment?

Depends: If treatment of psychopathology is the goal, there must be a diagnosis. If a person only wants feedback about their thoughts and feeling then yes. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

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Geriatrics (Definition)

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and ...Read more