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Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

No.: There are many differences between naturopaths and md's. Training, ability to order and interpret studies, level of evidence required to define practice, peer review, accountability . Etc. All of this influences the contents of the "annual physical." to see what is recommended for "annual physical" and periodic health maintenance visit the uspstf ( United States preventive services task force). ...Read more

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Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs? There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs?  There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

You're right, but...: These products are not regulated like prescription and over the counter drugs endorsed by the fda are. 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). I have no idea how much active product is in one tablet of willow bark extract or milk thistle. Not can i ensure my patient is getting the same amount across different brands. Finally, medical drugs do a lot of the same things that herb do, only better. ...Read more

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Are there naturopathic doctors in hospitals, and can you ask for one?

NOT IN HOSPITAL: USUALLY YOU WILL FIND THEM IN THE COMMUNITY BUT IN HOSPITAL THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW CERTAIN TREATMENT PATHWAYS. ...Read more

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Are Lyme tests Elisa & western blot actually unreliable half the time like holistic/naturopath doctors or LLMD's say?

Are Lyme tests Elisa & western blot actually unreliable half the time like holistic/naturopath doctors or LLMD's say?

Not true: Naturopaths spend a great deal of time and effort promoting themselves by debunking conventional medicine. But who do you think they go to when they are sick? The tests you mention are mostly reliable but there is a small margin of error for any tests. To say these are unreliable at the 50% level is marketing and untrue. ...Read more

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Do medical assistants perform breast exams or is it just doctors?

Do medical assistants perform breast exams or is it just doctors?

Practitioners only: I believe that a professional breast exam should be done by a licensed practitioner who is properly trained. It would be unusual and probably inappropriate on many levels that a medical assistant would perform a breast exam on a patient at a scheduled appointment. ...Read more

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Hi doctors .. I'm a medical student i just want to know what can I do to relieve anxiety before exam?

Hi doctors .. I'm a medical student i just want to know what can I do to relieve anxiety before exam?

Preparation: To avoid anxiety before an exam, you have to know your subject matter, be well rested and avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine. Or adderal -like medications. Taking tranquilizers or sedatives is not a good idea as you want to remain alert. Eat wisely before the exam and take slow deep breaths if you feel tension during the exam. Some anxiety is to be expected, however. ...Read more

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If I have access to great doctors now, should I see them before I turn 65 or wait and risk their not taking medicare? Not sick, just need annual exams

If I have access to great doctors now, should I see them before I turn 65 or wait and risk their not taking medicare? Not sick, just need annual exams

Doc decides yearly: Doctors have an opportunity each year to determine medicare participation. However, with the way congress is cutting mc funds, it might be likely that docs may stop taking new mc patient. So it could be smart to get established with one of those good doctors now! ...Read more

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In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

No: There is no situation in which a doctor will milk the prostrate. However, the doctor may check the prostate if there is a risk of prostate cancer or enlargement. As you age your risk increases. ...Read more

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Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Doctor Interview.: you know most of us try to do it, but like everything else in life....the car mechanics car is in the worst shape. Talk to your friends about who they like and why, also who they don't and why. Some patients schedule an appointment to actually interview us. It's hard to get paid for that, all we have to do is sell our time. It may be better to see the doctor for a real problem or a medicine refil ...Read more

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Is it worth it to become a medical doctor?

For me..: Yes, it has been personally very rewarding. I can't speak for anyone else. ...Read more