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Do doctors like or dislike Medical/Medicare compared to other insurance?

Do doctors like or dislike Medical/Medicare compared to other insurance?

Insurance: Reimbursement can be less for Medicaid and Medicare compared to other 3rd party payers. Most practices accept a variet of types of insurance. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is arcus senilis as a human medical condition?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is arcus senilis as a human medical condition?

Lipid on cornea: There is a transition zone at the edge of the normal cornea where lipid can diffuse in and deposit in the tissue creating a very light to sometimes heavy arc of translucency. This is benign, and will not affect the vision. The correlation with blood lipids is very weak so it is not a good clinical clue. It is definitely age related. ...Read more

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Could you recommend some reliable medical websites for patients and young doctors?

Could you recommend some reliable medical websites for patients and young doctors?

Websites: CDC.gov is great for infections, epidemiology, vaccines, travel medicine. AAP is great for child health information. For overall info medscape.com is good for patients and uptodate is good for physicians. Those are good places to start. ...Read more

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Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! we also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more

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Hi doctors please i think. Getting shorter is there any medical reason for this thank you?

Hi doctors please i think. Getting shorter is there any medical reason for this thank you?

Osteoporosis: You may have osteoporosis and you lose your bone density with time, the vertebrae can get crushed and you lose height. Check your bone density and ask your doctor for medications if you have osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is a medical doc or others mental professionals required to keep you alive even if you want to die?

Is a medical doc or others mental professionals required to keep you alive even if you want to die?

Yes: Medical providers generally enter the field of medicine to promote good health and well-being. It is not in our nature or work ethic to cause disease or death. Unless a patient has full mental capacity and can show proof of end of life decisions (polst, dnr etc) we will do everything in our capacity to maintain life and health if ethically appropriate. ...Read more

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It has been medically proven that I do not sleep but the doctors have no clue how to help me. What are my options?

It has been medically proven that I do not sleep but the doctors have no clue how to help me. What are my options?

No sleep: The question is what was found during your evaluation that can be addressed so that you can sleep. If a sleep study was done and found only insomnia, then addressing the insomnia with medications, psychiatric therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, etc, is recommended. If you haven't done so, consider seeing a sleep specialist if as you say your current doctors can't help. ...Read more