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Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Level of care: Honestly there is considerable variation from place to place about how this works. However if you want to get a sense of how things "ought" to work you should search for the "level of care and utilization system" of the american association of community psychiatrists. It is a bit complicated but covers the factors that determine medically appropriate residential care. ...Read more

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How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more

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What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?

Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read more

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Which organizations offer drug/health pkans?

Which organizations offer drug/health pkans?

All insurers should: Major insurance companies have drug plans. The insurance companies can have their own plan, or contract with a separate company to run a drug plan. Other groups, such as aarp, may have a plan (but again, they contract with a separate company to run the plan). Plans have benefits for local retail pharmacies to handle short-term prescriptions, and mail-order pharmacies for 90-day prescriptions. ...Read more

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In the united states, are there any good examples of bringing patients via telehealth for medical assessments?

Yes: I work in telehealth part-time and there are several good but early & primitive capabilities out there. Video calls allow the physician and patient to discuss symptoms, history, visual physical findings, and plans. There is a lot more research being done and new devices being developed for more robust care but the services are advancing quickly. Contact me if you would like any referrals. ...Read more

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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read more

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Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Aquatic exercise: Check the local community or senior center. Swim , water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 3 or more days per week then add a few minutes to the program once a week. Don't over do it. Slow but steady wins the race. ...Read more

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Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more

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Are protocols by agency for healthcare quality and research standard of care?

Are protocols by agency for healthcare quality and research standard of care?

No: Standards of care refer to the normal & usual treatment of a medical condition in a community. Protocols by ahqr provide studies to streamline therapy for a specific disease in a large population. The latter may be used to justify or deny treatments which are expensive. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Sometimes: It depends on your insurance and the specific supplement you are looking to have covered. Usually I have found that it is not commonly covered. However, I have encountered exceptions in my practice. ...Read more

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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...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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