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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

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What does medical doctor think about senca?

Doesn't know: A medical doctor must study the detail of a drug or supplement before prescribing or recommending. ...Read more

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How do you decide what qualifies someone to be a good medical doctor?

Medical boards: State medical boards, national certifying/accrediting bodies, local hospitals and medical staffs define "good doctor" in the professional sense. They look at data based on knowledge skills and attitude. Patients define "good doctor" in a separate, individual but no less important sense. What does good doctor mean to you? ...Read more

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Medical doctor please help me! why do I feel like sliding in to a dark hole?

Medical doctor please help me! why do I feel like sliding in to a dark hole?

Many possibilities: You sound like you are very distressed; i'm sure your doctor would want to know you're feeling this way. There are many possibilities for this kind of feeling -- including severe depression. Please see your doctor for a checkup. S/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist who can work with you over time. Treatment can help -- good luck to you! ...Read more

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How to become a medical doctor in pediatric care?

How to become a medical doctor in pediatric care?

Pre med courses: You need a year each of organic chemistry, a ear of physics, a year of biology with their respective lab courses, a year of english and a year of calculus or other math courses including statistics.Also required is certain number of non science courses.You usually accompalish that in four years and then you take mcats and if you get into med school 4 years of school and three years of residency. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor or a medical doctor fix chronic lumbago?

Can a chiropractor or a medical doctor fix chronic lumbago?

Depends: A chiropractor will offer a deep massage which might temporarily give some relief. You need a medical doctor, preferably a physiatrist or orthopod, to actually diagnosis your problem and recommend treatment likely to cure your lumbago. ...Read more

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What would a medical doctor do for a rib out of place?

What would a medical doctor do for a rib out of place?

Manipulation/yoga/&: Rib out of place better be treated by chiropractic manipulation or done by an experienced medical doctor/orthopedic surgeon who is trained in the teqnique and feels comfortable as the manipulation has to be done within six hours if possible other therapies are yoga stretching, alonf with supportive treatment with pain meds if neededand follow up. ...Read more

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Is there a difference if i go see a physians assistant or a medical doctor?

Is there a difference if i go see a physians assistant or a medical doctor?

Depends: If it is a minor issue like a flu then it doesn't really matter. If it is something serious like uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure then see the md. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Yes: More western medical doctors are receiving training in integrative and holistic medicine and may be knowledgeable about and therefore more comfortable with collaborating with healers of other traditions. The university of arizona integrative fellowship is one such training program for mds another resource is the american board of integrative and holistic medicine. ...Read more

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I want to be a medical doctor and I am seeking for advice on what to study as my first degree in canada or the united states. ?

Anything: You can major in anything as long as you take the pre-medicine requirement. It's advantageous to be a biology or chemistry major but not a requirement. ...Read more

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Which medical doctor deals with dead body of human?

Which medical doctor deals with dead body of human?

Pathologist: Pathologist if there is no organ to be used for transplat.Otherwise the surgeons in various specialties like kidney, heart , lung, eye etc. ...Read more

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Should i go see a medical doctor for oral thrush?

Should i go see a medical doctor for oral thrush?

By all means: It would e worth knowing what the cause of it is. Make a appointment with a doctor so he can run tests to find out what the cause is. ...Read more

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What medical doctor specialises in the tongue?

What medical doctor specialises in the tongue?

ENT: Ear, nose, & throat physician. A local oral surgeon has extensive training and may also be able to help. ...Read more

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Why do some people really believe that an accomplshed medical doctor need not place ads in magaines or newspapers for new patients?

Why do some people really believe that an accomplshed medical doctor need not place ads in magaines or newspapers for new patients?

Advertising: is not a guarantee of competence, nor is not advertising. Physicians whose practices are not accepting new patients have no reason to advertise. Word of mouth is often just as effective in bringing in new business. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I like my medical doctor but everytime i go for a visit i get very nervous. This does not help my measurements. What practical advice can you give me?

I like my medical doctor but everytime i go for a visit i get very nervous. This does not help my measurements. What practical advice can you give me?

Facing Ur What-Ifs: We tend 2seek reassurance that the things we fear won't happen. But no one can guarantee that what u fear won't happen. Even talking about "likelihood" may not help. People often feel relief when they face their fear...When accept it could happen. Ask urself what bad things u fear will happen @doc's office. What if u were 2say "ok that might happen. I wouldn't like it but then what? And then..?". ...Read more

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