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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Healthcare (Overview)

Healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well as in public health.


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What is the best healthcare plan?

What is the best healthcare plan?

Good question but...: Good question, but 1) it can't be answered meaningfully without additional information, 2) Health tap is a forum for medical questions ; rec ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
7 doctors shared insights

Healthcare (Overview)

Healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well as in public health.


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How could our healthcare be this bad?

How could our healthcare be this bad?

Long list: We have mixed incentives and mixed punishments. Money is a major driver and allows insurance companies and pharm companies to control much of healthcare. We have a herd of malpractice attorneys driving up costs. Rewards are skewed and are always for good care but for efficiency meaning generating the most cash for the least time. We also have a mixed population with many delaying care. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Women make the majority of healthcare decisions for their family. ...See more

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What's the status of rural healthcare?

What's the status of rural healthcare?

Limited: Doctors less and less are moving to rural areas due to the incredible debt they get from medical scvhool. Rural health care is more, and more from physician extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. There is also less funding for rural hospitals and rural public health. So the status is getting less favorable. ...Read more

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Why is obama's healthcare system broken?

It's not Obama's: America is the most short-sighted country on the globe. Our presidents have actively tried to change the system going back to truman. I led town hall meetings/discussion panels before last election. Obama had the right ideas to make real change, but one by one the teeth were removed, 1st by insurance lobby, then by pharmaceutical lobby, using senators lieberman & snow, and others. Sick society. ...Read more

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What's healthcare durable power of attorney?

Part of HIPAA: A person can designate an individual to receive protected health information, make healthcare decisions for the person in case s/he is not able to. ...Read more

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Can american healthcare improve under romney?

It could if.....: If romney became pres and pursued what started under his governorship in mass--despite distancing himself from it, to fit the republican agenda--then he could help. Mass is a first step. The second: developing a primary care team system that functions on its own, that covers all. Pcps there are burned out, retired, died, left state, or closed their panel. Ma model can work--keep going! ...Read more

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What are facilities provided by primary healthcare?

What are facilities provided by primary healthcare?

MeetingPlace & Tools: Present at any location to which people go (or from which come from) as part of initial assistance for others concerned about their health with the goal of recognizing &assisting others with perceived problems with soul?mind?brain?body functioning. This includes all the tools for assisting with evaluation, diagnosis &treatment of symptoms &underlying disease, as recognized &addressed. ...Read more

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