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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

Elderly widow preven: These are no different than a married or single elderly female except ypu need screening for depression and being lonely. ...Read more

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Why is preventive health care important?

Read further...: To decrease the risk of future illnesses and to keep health care costs down for you as an individual and for society as a whole. ...Read more

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Can hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

Can  hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read more

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What precautions are required for health care workers when treating patients with herpes encephalitis?

What precautions are required for health care workers when treating patients with herpes encephalitis?

Contact precautions: Use contact precautions, as herpes simplex is contagious mainly by contact with an infected person's sores. A never-infected person, without protective antibodies, could catch herpes from a patient with herpes encephalitis, but he would likely just get a typical herpes infection and future recurrences of sores. It is very unlikely that he would get encephalitis, because encephalitis is quite rare. ...Read more

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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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Best medical care for dermomyositis?

Best medical care for dermomyositis?

See rheumatologist: It needs to be managed by specialist with steroids along with immunosupressive drugs. It also needs extensive workup to rule out associated diseases that occur in 20 per cent of cases within 5 years of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do hmos cover screenings and preventive care?

Do hmos cover screenings and preventive care?

Yes they do: Most hmos not only cover but make sure that all patients get proper preventive visits and screening. ...Read more

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How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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Should palliative care always be covered by insurance?

Should palliative care always be covered by insurance?

A trick question!: If you're asking me to make a judgement, then yes, insurance companies should cover palliative care. Not only is it the right thing to do ethically, but it has been shown to decrease the overall cost of care for a terminal patient. If you're asking if your insurance company will pay for palliative care, the answer is "not necessarily". You need to check with them. ...Read more

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Comparing palliative care for adults with cancer in hospice?

Comparing palliative care for adults with cancer in hospice?

The time to: Shift from exclusive focus on cure, to acceptance that cure is not possible, time to focus on quality, comfort and care is difficult for many. Today, evidence is pointing toward integrating comfort measures for pain, nausea, fatigue and sleep early during "cure care". Amazingly, people treated this way live longer, and more comfortably. It's what i would want! ...Read more

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What is preventative health care?

What is preventative health care?

Proactive: This would be proactive versus reactive. Included are things like regular visits to the Dentist to prevent dental problems instead of waiting for problem to occur. Yearly physical exam with blood work to check health status before you have a problem. Eating properly and regular exercise to help prevent things like diabetes and high cholesterol, etc. Your wise choices and actions prevent conditions ...Read more

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How well does chiropractic care for treating scoliosis work?

How well does chiropractic care for treating scoliosis work?

It doesn't: No therapy or manipulation has ever been shown to correct or fix scoliosis. If anybody tells you that it does they are lying. ...Read more

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Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more

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What qualifies as universal precautions for health workers?

What qualifies as  universal precautions for health workers?

Universal precaution: Wearing gloves, mask and sometimes goggles and apron and then hand washing are important aspects of universal precautions. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot care important?

Is diabetic foot care important?

Yes: Diabetic foot care is very important. Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care. ...Read more

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From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?

Oncologist: A medical oncologist and radiation oncologist should be part of the team that can help with your care. If you already have a diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma (presumably from a biopsy), then you need to investigate what chemotherapeutic agents and radiation regimens are available. This may differ depending on the subtype of the lymphoma. ...Read more

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