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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

Dr. Robert Kent
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General Practitioners (Definition)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may ...Read more


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Good obgyn and general practice sites needed?

Good obgyn and general practice sites needed?

Web MD: I am not sure the meaning of question but a good general site for information is webmd. ...Read more

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How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with some emphasis on outpatient. ...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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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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What medical privileges does a general practitioner have?

It depends: Some hospital especially in rural area are very elaborate with this because not enough specialist around for delivery and prenatal done by practitioner , in the city you can not do that. ...Read more

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Are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified to prescribe psychiatric medications?

Are  emergency room and general practice doctors qualified to prescribe psychiatric medications?

Variable training: Any licensed physician may prescribe psychiatric medications -- but training and experience in diagnosing, selecting medications for specific patients, and managing side effects, varies. People often receive medicines initially from their pcp's, but if treatment gets difficult, they refer. Psychiatrists take 4-year residencies to develop expertise; many also do additional fellowship training. ...Read more

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In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

Good for a lot of: Conditions you could read a lot about, it is real, it is not a fake. ...Read more

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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Best medical centre in america for general surgery?

Best medical centre in america for general surgery?

Impossible: Although experts can recommend several institutions that are very good for specific complex operations, there is no way to determine the best overall for general surgery. ...Read more

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Do they include acupuncture and oriental medicine coverage under mandated health insurance?

Not Sure: I'm not sure if non traditional medicine is covered under mandated health insurance, that has yet to be determined. ...Read more

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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nurse practitioners as medical providers?

They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more

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How are holistic health practitioners different than regular practitioners?

How are holistic health practitioners different than regular practitioners?

Address whole person: Holistic practitioners treat the whole person: mind, body & spirit in the context of their environment. They search for the underlying causes of illness, and pay attention to the role of diet, lifestyle and mind-body interactions. They tend to use nutrition, herbs and other natural therapies in conjunction with standard treatments. See http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&contentid=2. ...Read more

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Can dentists practice general dentistry while pursuing a specialty like orthodontics?

Sure: If you have successfully passed the boards and have a license in your locality, you can practice according to those documents. Having time to do so while in a full time graduate program is another issue, however. ...Read more

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What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

Gas and iV meds: There are many different medications and underlying health issues to consider.Commonly a volatile anesthetic plus some IV pain medications will be used. ...Read more

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Any advice for podiatric students who are soon to be starting a practice?

Peers: Feel free to talk to other podiatrists in your area. Most would be pleased to give you advise. As a group we are non-competitive. You can call me if you would like for general questions, I'm in Raleigh NC. ...Read more

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What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...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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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more