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Is There A Way To Find Out Which Brain Surgeon Is The Best In The Country
For which problem?: One way of tackling this - look at the brain condition you want treatment for. Given the sub-specialty interests of some surgeons, you may be able to create a list for yourself. This may read something like "best surgeon for brain tumors - mitch berger" "best surgeon for brain avms - robert spetzler" "best surgeon for moyamoya - gary steinberg" etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more
Not the phone book!: It's always best to get a referral from someone you know. In a new community, you may not have made a lot of friendships yet. So it might be helpful to ask your local pharmacist. Check to be sure your doctor-candidate hasn't had trouble with the state licensing board. You can find this information on the internet. And don't hesitate to keep looking if your first try isn't a good "match" for you. ...Read more
There is no one best: It is a common belief that people have that if they are going to have a significant procedure done, then they will look on line, find the 'best' one, and won't give up until they get an appt with that doc in that hospital. I have found, in general, that those are the worst scenarios. Find the heart surgeon that specializes in the particular heart procedure u need, and go where he/she recommends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a more abnormal vascular condition what's the best way to seek out the best job/insurance in the business world?
Narrow your question: Abn vascular condition has a legion of possibilities. ...Read more
What is the best way to recover from a caffeine overdose? What is the quickest way to get it out of your system?
Wait: For an acute overdose wait for it to be metabolized, unless you are talking about serious side effects such as very high heart rate, muscle twitching or hallucinations in which case you should go directly to an ed. If you are a regular consumer of caffeine you need to cut down slowly on the amount or risk getting withdrawal symptoms like headaches, irritabiltiy or drowsiness. ...Read more
What is the name of the test that is preformed that I can also find out the sex of my baby way before an ultrasound is performed to find out the?
Ultrasound: You will need a sonogram. There is no absolute test to determine the sex of the baby accurately, even sonogram may not be 100% correct depending on the operator. There is a reported DNA blood test to detect fetal free circulating DNA. Please consult your obstetrician for further advice. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there a politically acceptable way to change from one specialist to another in the same department of a medical clinic?
Go ahead: No professional physician will mind at all if you switch physicians. It is always safe to say you'd like to get a second opinion from another physician. No physician should ever be intimidated by their patient seeking a second opinion from another doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Web site/reviews: We have web sites like healthgrade. Com or leapfrog.Com grade physicians and hospitals. Time to time 100 best hospitals are published in the time magazine. ...Read more
In the rectum.: Rectal temperatures are the gold standard of temperature taking. ...Read more
See a Dentist: If you really have a "boil" on your tongue, that could be caused by an infection. Infections within soft tissues of the mouth can often spread to neighboring areas. This is especially dangerous if it spreads into your throat and affects your ability to breathe. You can imagine how serious that would be, right? So, see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT right away. The larger the "boil, " the worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best thing to get for toes that have dirt between the nail and the skin that is sold in the shops?
Edema vs organ fail: If water in body isn't going out, it's not clear to me whether you're referring to edema eg swelling of legs, or kidney/liver failure or perhaps even heart failure. Or perhaps you have urinary retention due to prolapsed bladder (cystocele). Bottom line, as always, we need to figure out what's going on so that we can make appropriate recommendation. Each of above is treated differently. Go see doc. ...Read more
Stress test: It is a very good way. Doctors choose the tests they feel fit the situation and the information needed. ...Read more
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