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Yes: There are many pharmacy specialities. Some are board certified and others are based on experience. ...Read more
Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more
Yes: Some do. A expert may charge more. ...Read more
Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you! ...Read more
Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more
Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?
They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more
I think that in NYC: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Differently trained: Physician assistants train for 18 months to 2 years for the purpose of working alongside of (and under the supervision of) physicians, typically in very specific areas. In contrast, physicians train for 7 to 12 years (or more, after college) and are able to function very broadly and independently, although they can become quite specialized. Their functions are different, each with specific roles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
Communication!: You need to find two practitioners who are willing to try to communicate. I've had some chinese medical doctors who have absolutely refused to talk to me, and others who are happy to collaborate on patients. Even though western and chinese doctors look at the body in different ways (biochemistry versus chi, meridians...), it does not mean they cannot talk and collaborate. Pejman katiraei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massage: Chiropractors provide a deep, sometimes satisfying but occasionally dangerous, massage. They cannot diagnose and have no interest in cure as they want clients to come back again and again. Their disease theory has long ago been discredited but they are charismatic and convincing so patients continue to come back to them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer