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Dr. James Eitner
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Medical Clearance For Sports (Overview)

Medical clearance for sports is a condition in which a person is approved for participation in certain types of sports after an evaluation by his doctor. The doctor looks for problems such as past concussions, seizure disorders, asthma history, heart arrhythmias, recent or chronic injuries, joint instability, skin infections, etc...


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Who requires a medical clearance to fly?

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Who requires a medical clearance to fly?

Fit to fly: Medical clearance to fly is required if: •fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery. •you have an existing unstable medical condition. •special services such as oxygen or the use of medical equipment on board is needed. •you are travelling for medical reasons or treatment. If unsure please contact your airline and physician before travelling. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Medical Clearance For Sports (Overview)

Medical clearance for sports is a condition in which a person is approved for participation in certain types of sports after an evaluation by his doctor. The doctor looks for problems such as past concussions, seizure disorders, asthma history, heart arrhythmias, recent or chronic injuries, joint instability, skin infections, etc...


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What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

Surgery: A primary care sports medicine doctor can do a fellowship just as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sports fellowship. The main difference is that the Orthopaedic surgeon can actually operate and repair injuries. Both doctors can diagnose and treat sports related injuries. ...Read more

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Can a doctoral level nurse practitioner seek certification as a psychopharmacologist? Or, is that just for medical doctors?

Can a doctoral level nurse practitioner seek certification as a psychopharmacologist? Or, is that just for medical doctors?

No: There are basic psychopharmacology courses that nurses can take, but none offers "certification as a psychopharmacologist." being able to independently prescribe such medications also depends on the laws in your state. Psychiatrists have many years' specialty training in psychopharmacology, and on-the-job review of their cases. Also, ascp certifies physicians in "advanced psychopharmacology.". ...Read more

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Who needs medical clearance in order to fly?

Who needs medical clearance in order to fly?

Part 2: Pts with recent hospitalization. Pts with recent heart attacks ( 6 months). Pts with not well controlled diseases like hypertension, diabetes. Pts with significant pain, and more would be better if they consult before traveling by plain or long distances by car or if they travel to a high altitude city. ...Read more

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Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

Depends: It really depends on where you're going to have the procedure done (Office vs. hospital vs. outpatient procedure unit), the level of anesthesia being utilized and/or the prior medical history. Wish there was a more definitive answer ... Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Are physiatrist who did the physiotheraphy, are medical doctor?It is possible to further study for specialist in that course for medical student?

Are physiatrist who did the physiotheraphy, are medical doctor?It is  possible to further study for specialist in that course for medical student?

Physiatrist: A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. It is an md or do that has done 4 years of residency after medical school. For more information check out www.Aapmr.Org. ...Read more

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Any advice for podiatric students who are soon to be starting a practice?

Peers: Feel free to talk to other podiatrists in your area. Most would be pleased to give you advise. As a group we are non-competitive. You can call me if you would like for general questions, I'm in Raleigh NC. ...Read more

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Could health counseling work while acquiring supervision hours for licensure?

Could health counseling work while acquiring supervision hours for licensure?

Licensure in: what field? You need to check wi/the board of the sate you are in. Be sure they OK the placement otherwise it will be wasted time. Get it in writing in the form of a letter. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Would be helpful: Optometrists go to a post college school which is 1/2 business and 1/2 basic eye disease and eyeglass/contact evaluation and care. They do not get general medical training and are not truly doctors although they grant themselves a doctors degree. Because of these deficiencies they do not currently take a board exam. For the best eye care, see an ophthalmologist who has full training. ...Read more

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How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative ?

How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative
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Place ad in OB: If you are seeking a medical professional place an ad on linked in or a local OB may be interested. ...Read more

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What's a occupational health clearance?

What's a occupational health clearance?

Ability to do a job: Many employers require some sort of exam prior to employment to assure that an individual possesses the capability of performing the "essential functions" of a job. Other exams may monitor our health at onset of employment and then periodically during employment to check for adverse effects of workplace exposures, such as to noise or toxic chemcals. Clearance implies all is well. ...Read more

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What education is required for cardiac rehab?

What education is required for cardiac rehab?

Nursing, therapist: The rehabilitation department is usually occupied with physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nursing staff -- and they can be registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. There is always a supervising physician responsible as the medical director of the facility --. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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What is a medical clearance?

Medical Cleance: Medical clearance usually refers to when one dr wants to do a procedure and needs the ok from a dr that is treating you for another condition to make sure the procedure won't interfere. ...Read more

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How long will must I do physical therapyto be cleared for sports?

How long will must I do physical therapyto be cleared for sports?

SPORTS CLEARANCE: Clearance occurs ultimately once treating physician determines that your rehabilitation is complete. Generally this process involves discussion between the patient, the physician, and physical therapist involved in your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Do your guys doctor give people note to be cleared for sports or no ?

Do your guys doctor give people note  to be cleared for sports or no ?

No: A sports physical or pre-participation exam requires an in-person physical exam, along with a review of specific medical and family history. Unfortunately, this type of medical clearance cannot be ethically or legally performed online. ...Read more

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I partially tor my hip flexor roughly tenmonths ago and rehabbed through it. I was cleared for sports but i still have pain & swelling. Suggestions?

I partially tor my hip flexor roughly tenmonths ago and rehabbed through it. I was cleared for sports but i still have pain & swelling. Suggestions?

Correct diagnosis: First, are you sure that this is the correct diagnosis? I find a torn hip flexor to be a relatively uncommon injury, although certainly possible. If after 10 months, it is still painful then an MRI or follow-up MRI could be helpful to assess for healing and rule out other causes of pain. If really the hip flexor, then a platelet-rich plasma injection could promote additional healing. ...Read more

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What is a medical clearance?

Medical Cleance: Medical clearance usually refers to when one dr wants to do a procedure and needs the ok from a dr that is treating you for another condition to make sure the procedure won't interfere. ...Read more

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What are the implications after obtaining medical clearance?

What are the implications after obtaining medical clearance?

Medial clearance: When a physician gives "medical clearance" he/she is indicating that is medically reasonable for a patient to participate in the activity for which he/she has been cleared. ...Read more

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Im trying to get myself medical clearance for firearms I have its not easy in Hawaii im a firearm enthisiates from such a young age 10 yrs to 50 plus?

Im trying to get myself medical clearance for firearms I have  its not easy in Hawaii im a firearm enthisiates from such a young age 10 yrs to 50 plus?

Don't Fear The Clear: Get thee to a gun store or on the internet and find out what it takes to get "medically cleared" to own a gun or rifle in your state (let's forget about bazookas and RPG's). There are different criteria for different situations (e.g. fire fighter, police, schizophrenic, mass murderer,etc). Then see if you can get a doctor to sign-off on them. That's the only legal way to do that, as far as I know. ...Read more

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Who requires a medical clearance to fly?

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Fit to fly: Medical clearance to fly is required if: •fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery. •you have an existing unstable medical condition. •special services such as oxygen or the use of medical equipment on board is needed. •you are travelling for medical reasons or treatment. If unsure please contact your airline and physician before travelling. ...Read more

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Who needs medical clearance in order to fly?

Part 2: Pts with recent hospitalization. Pts with recent heart attacks ( 6 months). Pts with not well controlled diseases like hypertension, diabetes. Pts with significant pain, and more would be better if they consult before traveling by plain or long distances by car or if they travel to a high altitude city. ...Read more

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What are some implications with medical clearance?

What are some implications with medical clearance?

Well enough: Medical clearance is done to assure that you are well enough for surgery and that any modifiable risk factors are controlled. ...Read more

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Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

Depends: It really depends on where you're going to have the procedure done (Office vs. hospital vs. outpatient procedure unit), the level of anesthesia being utilized and/or the prior medical history. Wish there was a more definitive answer ... Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. results are in!!! what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. results are in!!! what does it mean?

More specific: Depends on what part of body examined. Sometimes chest radiographs are done for TB exposure for job or school. Spine radiographs can be perfomred for spine abnormalities in people expected to do heavy lifting. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get medical clearance?

How long does it take to get medical clearance?

Depends: Its depends on how healthy the patient is, what kind of surgery they are having, and what the surgeon and anesthesiologist request. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for lithotripsy and had to get full medical clearance including ekg. Also i need to take 2 laxatives the night before. Is this routine?

I'm scheduled for lithotripsy and had to get full medical clearance including ekg. Also i need to take 2 laxatives the night before. Is this routine?

Yes: Yes. Medical clearance is common prior to surgical procedures. They generally include an ekg and a review of your medical conditions and symptoms. If you're otherwise healthy you should not be concerned. This is all done to ensure that you don't have any significant reactions to anesthesia or the surgery itself during the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the typical medical exam requirements to participate in a sport?

What are the typical medical exam requirements to participate in a sport?

Sports Clearance: Pre-participation physical exams screen patients to make sure it is safe to play. The general rule is that any health problems that are identified have been addressed and are under current treatment. Additionally, physical exam should confirm that there are no historic or current injuries that would preclude an athlete from play. ...Read more

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What are the typical medical requirements for a sport pilot?

Pilot req: For requirements to become a pilot, i would start by looking at the www.Faa.Gov website. For sport pilot requirements, an excellent starting point is www.Sportpilot.Org. For requirements to be in an armed forces branch, each branch has its own website. Remember there are general armed forces medical requirements -http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm. ...Read more

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Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Shoulder tension: and posture issues. See your primary care doctor to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. Then you can see a massage therapist if he/she is ok w/that. Peace and good health. ...Read more