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Dr. Adam Smith
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Medical Professions (Overview)

Medical professions include doctors, nurses, therapists, and other individuals trained to provide medical care.


Dr. Adam Smith
14 Doctors shared insights

Medical Professions (Overview)

Medical professions include doctors, nurses, therapists, and other individuals trained to provide medical care.


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What are the different medical professions degrees?

Why the question?: I'm not sure how to answer the question because I am not sure what you are looking for. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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What are the top medical professions least likely to be sued?

What does top mean?: Any medical professional has the potential of having a law suit brought against them. ...Read more

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Medical professions: please read my blood results?

Medical professions: please read my blood results?

Internet help: I assume you have had a blood spectrum laboratory print out with the results. Most will highlight abnormalities in some way for easy reading. Ask you doctor about these results. You can look onto the internet for each category and get an explanation for each one but only your medical doctor can put them all together, and make up a treatment plan if needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any medical professions that don't have a lot of blood or precise work?

Can you tell me if there are any medical professions that don't have a lot of blood or precise work?

There are: Lots and lots of different health care fields where you won't be exposed to blood. However, I don't know of anyone that doesn't require you to be precise. ...Read more

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What medical professions would be qualified to give conscious sedation?

Many: Any health provider with the right licensing and training can provide conscious sedation (it is now termed mild to moderate sedation). Dentists and dental specialists, podiatrists, physicians and medical specialists, among others, can become qualified to provide oral and/or IV sedation in their offices. Each state and health profession has its own requirements for qualification. ...Read more

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What medical professions would be qualified to give out conscious sedation?

What medical professions would be qualified to give out conscious sedation?

Anesthesia: Anesthesiologist or pain specialist would be the right specialty. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a associates degree medical and health professions?

How long does it take to get a associates degree medical and health professions?

About two years.: It depends on what exactly the degree is on and which college and state it is in. An a.S. Degree in nursing or dental hygiene can be two or three years in oregon. But if you can, go for the four year b. Sc. Degree. Better future opportunities. ...Read more

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Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Communication: Just like any other industry or job, you have to be able to communicate accurately and effectively with others. Medicine is no different. ...Read more

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What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

Back injury: Forces known to create back problems include, exposure to prolonged vibratory forces (riding in a truck with poor suspension), prolonged positioning (sitting for long periods of time without shifting to stand or walk) repetitive twist or bend (swinging a mop or running a checkout stand).doing heavy resistive activities (e.g. lifting furniture playing contact sport) ...Read more

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What are the differences between different mental health professions and who is best suited to help kids?

What are the differences between different mental health professions and who is best suited to help kids?

It depends on: The problem. In general, a child should have an evaluation by a child and adolescent psychiatrist to rule out illnesses that could require treatment with medication. The psychiatrist may then recommend a psychologist or therapist for the talk/play portion of the treatment. ...Read more

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What are the differences between different mental health professions and who is best suited to help cutters?

What are the differences between different mental health professions and who is best suited to help cutters?

Counselors: A psychiatrist is a doctor who has completed a medical degree and then completes a residency to become a psychiatrist. A psychologist has a graduate degree, such as master's or phd and tends to specialize in counseling. Cutters should be evaluated by a psychiatrist for any treatable, underlying mental illness, then referred to a counselor. Counseling can help develope better coping skills. ...Read more

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Can health professions that are MRSA positive still practice?

Can health professions that are MRSA positive still practice?

Absolutely!: In fact, there is no way to tell if a healthcare professional has MRSA unless they are obviously symptomatic. The key is ensuring that everyone is practicing excellent hand hygiene and infection control practices. ...Read more

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Does regulating the health professions help patients or these disciplines?

Does regulating the health professions help patients or these disciplines?

Depends: As a patient you might want your doc to have gone to medical school. You might want the drug addicted ones to be removed before their impairment causes you harm. You might want the ones treating you for cancer you don't have to be caught and go to jail. There are many complex issues in this process the public never sees, but the health related boards make the effort to remove the bad actors. ...Read more

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Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens workers?

Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens workers?

Personnel shortages: Some areas need to use locum tenems healthcare personnel to fill job vacancies.
Fortunately, many healthcare workers enjoy traveling and sharing their expertise. ...Read more

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Is social work becoming a rare profession? I keep seeing how it slowly being taken over by other professions (ie. Psych nurses do in case management)

Is social work becoming a rare profession? I keep seeing how it slowly being taken over by other professions (ie. Psych nurses do in case management)

No: Social worker especially with masters or licensed still are needed. They have skill sets which other providers do not get training for. Case management is for medical causes and not necessarily for social issues. Social workers are definitely needed in many areas of medicine ...Read more

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What effect will the ryan health care program have on the health professions, like doctors?

Hard to say, but: The devil's always in the details. We as patients (or families of patients) always want "the best, " but are rarely aware of the real costs. Hospitals and doctors have learned to become wasteful because we're spending someone else's money, but in the end, it's really all of us who end up paying. Some sort of conscious decision-making is needed (rationing), and we'd better control our own destiny! ...Read more

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What effect will the new health care program have on the health professions, like doctors and nurses?

What effect will the new health care program have on the health professions, like doctors and nurses?

Don't know: That has yet to be determined. The details of the final plan and whatever is upheld in court and/or by referendum is not yet known. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with borderline personality disorder often drawn to "helping" professions?

I'm wondering why are people with borderline personality disorder often drawn to "helping" professions?

I don't think it's: I don't think it's true. My guess is that they are represented in helping profession in a similar percentage to the existence in the population. I also think they would be less drawn to the helping professions. ...Read more

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How common is degenerative disk disease (ddd) for men under 30? Which races and professions are most susceptible?

How common is degenerative disk disease (ddd) for men under 30? Which races and professions are most susceptible?

Degenerative Disk: Osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease are very common but only about 1% of this disease occurs prior to age 30. The cause at this age includes old injuries, deformities, repetitive trauma from work or exercise, endocrine diseases, epiphyseal dysplasia, infection, and congenital bone abnormalities. White race has a higher incidence than black or Asian but numbers vary between studies. ...Read more

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Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Sarcoidosis: Dear js
sarcoidosis is found most commonly among the health care professions and teachers. Ethnicity also seems to be a factor in that those of african and hispanic origin make up about 50% of those with this disease. Northern europeans also make up for a moderately large percent. It is not considered contagious, but a sarcoid patient cannot be a donor of organs as it has been transmitted. ...Read more

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Which areas in microbiology/ pathology related occupations are in demand and where?

Which areas in microbiology/ pathology related occupations are in demand and where?

Interesting question: Medical technologists are always in demand and usually duties include serving in different areas of clinical laboratory. If you are qualified you may be assigned to microbiology part of the lab, but this requires training and experience in this specific area. In the modern era microbiology is utilizing a lot of molecular techniques in everyday testing, so expertise in this area might be a plus. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

??????: Ob doctors, nurses, certified scrub techs, unit clerks, midwives, anesthsia docs etc. ...Read more

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Which professions would likely have the highest occupational exposure to radiation per year?

Which professions would likely have the highest occupational exposure to radiation per year?

Uranium miners: And workers are #1 and #2. Airplane crews are #3. But no, safeguards put in place over the last 100 years have limited exposure to far below cancer-causing levels. Only an employer who was in blatant violation of international standards for safety (as established by iaea) would submit a worker to unsafe levels. Sadly, such employers do exist in the third world. ...Read more

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Do dentists really make the most money out of all health professions?

Never heard that: I've never heard that before. Maybe a few dentists make a lot of money - good for them. But, on average, I don't think you can say dentists make more money than most medical doctors. ...Read more

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Which professions have the highest occupational exposure to radiation, and does it prove itself in cancer cases?

Which professions have the highest occupational exposure to radiation, and does it prove itself in cancer cases?

Uranium miners: Then uranium workers, followed by flight crews (pilots and flight attendants). No, it doesn't show up in cancer cases, because safety measures are so good. ...Read more