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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 can you feel about the licensing of naturopathic physicians?

How can you feel about the licensing of naturopathic physicians?

GREAT!: The licensing of naturopathic doctors is a public health benefit. It establishes licensing boards to hold doctors accountable, and a mechanism for consumers should they have a concern. Additionally, licensing establishes a standard of education and continuing education, and standards of care and practice. Opposition to licensing serves md monopolists or those who benefit by lack of oversight. ...Read more

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Can an episode of near syncope enough to effect my drivers license?

Can an episode of near syncope enough to effect my drivers license?

Talk to your doctor : A single episode of near syncope may not adversely affect your driving privilege. If an understanding of the cause and remedy has been determined, you should be able to drive. On the other hand, if the cause of your near syncope has not been determined or if the symptoms persist, you should not drive. You should discuss this with your doctor. You are asking an important question. ...Read more

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Heard that kids can fly planes at 16. Why are rules so tough now for getting drivers licenses?

Heard that kids can fly planes at 16. Why are rules so tough now for getting drivers licenses?

Se[parate tracks: Flying requires expensive equipment and extensive education which limits the type of individual who might pilot a plane. Driving requires minimal experience, cheap vehicles and is subject to much abuse. So it tends to have a lot of regulations, many rules and concerns due to how many people can drive. ...Read more

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Why do I get car sick (i never did pre drivers license) and anything other than meds fix it? Thank you for your time!

Why do I get car sick (i never did pre drivers license)  and  anything other than meds fix it? Thank you for your time!

Tough Q: Without a lot of history issues of cause are hard to assess - if it si recent change or getting worse, it woudl be wise to rule out a medical cause - possibly consulting with and ENT to rule out vestibular system problems. If you had a recent near miss or accident / trauma it could be anxiety related. The fix may depend if it is medical or psychological. ...Read more

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What are the laws for obtaining a driver's license if you are epileptic?

What are the laws for obtaining a driver's license if you are epileptic?

State specific: Each state has its own requirements for issuing a license to an individual with epilepsy. Most states require you to provide documentation from your physician that you have been seizure free for some extended period of time(3months->1 year), that you are compliant with your medication, and that you receive regular medical care for epilepsy. It's all about safety for the states. Check your dmv. ...Read more

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My eyesight is not good enough to get a drivers license because I have nystagmus. Is there anything i can do to fix it?

My eyesight is not good enough to get a drivers license because I have nystagmus. Is there anything i can do to fix it?

Maybe: There is surgery available to reduce the nystagmus. Also Botox injected behind the eye can slow it as well. These techniques can improve vision in some patients with nystagmus. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Can I get a driver's license if I have been diagnosed with epilepsy?

Can I get a driver's license if I have been diagnosed with epilepsy?

It depends: It depends on the state of residence. All states have a law as to how long you have to wait seizure free, on medication. That being said, some people have exclusively nocturnal seizures and cannot drive until a certain time of day. ...Read more

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