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How To Get Social Security Number
Complicated : Older doctor (30 years ago when i started) told me an office call should cost 100x the cost of a postage stamp. When letters were 6 cents to mail, an office call was about $6.. Now postage is 45 cents & most office calls are over $45. Insurance companies & governement regulations for medical care have added tons of paperwork for the dr. Pay the dr. Directly, & everybody pays something. ...Read more
Social security disability for mental illness.Am bored&don't know what to do during the day.Would like to work again concerned about medical benefits?
AVVO.Com: You might pose this question for one of the lawyers to answer on avvo.Com. ...Read more
Want to be psychiatrist. For career project i need a quote from someone in mental health about how to get through school (cost, classes to take, grade?
Psychiatrist: Becoming a psychiatrist requires 4 years of college with excellent grades, being sure to cover basic sciences and liberal arts. Next is completing 4 years of medical school, and then serving a 4 year residency in psychiatry. This includes rotations in general medicine, neurology, etc. You may want to take subspecialty fellowships after this. Board certification requires passing examinations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Service Dog: There are multiple organizations that train and assign medical service dogs. To get these dogs, there's an application process, you need to commit long-term, and be able to provide for the dog's food, supplies, and medical needs. You must be willing to come be trained in the dog's commands. For more info, here's one site: http://www.Medicalservicedogs.Com/what-are-service-dogs/service-dog/. ...Read more
I'm embarassed to get mail from the assocation of retired persons.I need to know how to hide my age to keep my job?
Age discrimination: Aarp starts sending out literature to people less then 50 years old. Either throw it out or call them and tell them to stop sending you information. By the way, it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their age. An employer can't even legally ask one theri age when applying for a job ! ...Read more
Force = Old School: Before we had effective treatment for psychiatric illness, we often felt if we could force ourselves to do something, we would be successful. That also meant that if you were unsuccessful, you didn't force your self enough. For social anxiety or social phobia we have medications and psychotherapy available. Get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to learn new school methods of treatment. ...Read more
What do you feel about tx being the 1st state to allow employers to have access to employee health records?
My understanding...: Was that employers can get a list of employees and family - not identified by name, but by a code - whose health spending was greater than 15, 000. It also lists the diagnosis, amount paid, dates of service, prognoses and treatment plans. Personally, i'm not too comfortable with it... But the argument is if the employer is paying the medical bills, then they should have access to the info. ...Read more
Get out of the : House! get to know your neighbors, the people at your gym or church or volunteer organizations. But it all starts with getting out of the house! ...Read more
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Is it possible to find out what percentage of us medical schools teach their students about sleep health?
I'm head of an office, from psychological point of view i want to ask how to increase will power and make a personality everyone obeys?
Be a good boss: Be good at what you do. Love what you do. Don't blame. Take responsibility. Help others to do their job well. Make them feel appreciated/important part of your office/work. Recognize/encourage/reward their accomplishments. Don't penalize their mistakes, but rather teach them how to avoid such pitfalls. Not everyone will, but many will enjoy working with you and for you. Rule by love, not fear! ...Read more
How to learn to use a wheelchair to get around? Are there wheelchair driving workshops or classes?
Rehab Medicine: Yes, operating a wheelchair either electric or manual requires some skill. Your local rehab doctor and therapy team can help you / your family members learn to operate the chair. Typically, an out-patient physical therapist supervise the learning, but sometimes, occupational therapy is involved if fine motor skills are needed to work the controls.The vendor who is supplying the chair may help you. ...Read more
How to beat jealousy and insecurity ? Is it connected to loneliness? How to improve my self confidence? How to be happy with yourself?
Wonderful aims!: You must know that these goals are not achieved by a few sentences - but they are excellent goals. You can try to find folk you trust to explore these ?'s w/. Teachers, clergy, relatives - good people. A supportive therapist/counselor would be a good choice. Groups into literature and music, meditation, yoga, etc can build connections. Be patient - it takes time! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the affordable care act extends health insurance coverage to 30 million people, how will the current healthcare system be able to meet this demand?
Complex answer: Using the current system & increasing coverage will not work. The new system will have a large primary care base for prevention and early detection of chronic disease & a smaller base for specialist care for the really sick people. Not everyone needs a "cadillac" to maintain good health when a "chevy" or "a bus" can work. Personal responsibility and nauseating profits need to be discussed as well. ...Read more
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