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Medical Services And Health Practitioners
Varies..: This is a broad category with no real definition, legal or otherwise. The inference is that they are not using drugs or surgery, but the range of approaches used is broad. Anyone can call themselves this, so you need to check to see what each persons credentials are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be a team: For many patients with multiple or complex medical problems several specialist may be indicated to work with the patient and their primary care physician for optimal diagnosis and treatment. Physicians of different specialties most certainly can and should complement each other as long as they stay within the scope of their expertise. ...Read more
Ask: Go in with the patient you are providing care for, explain your situation and problems, and ask for what you need. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on what kind of healer you're looking for. Each type has organizations listing practitioners in geographic areas. The american holistic health association http://www.Ahha.Org/ is a possible start. Also american holistic medical association: http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/ you can also ask your doctor if s/he knows credible practitioners. Most communities have online resources. ...Read more
Address whole person: Holistic practitioners treat the whole person: mind, body & spirit in the context of their environment. They search for the underlying causes of illness, and pay attention to the role of diet, lifestyle and mind-body interactions. They tend to use nutrition, herbs and other natural therapies in conjunction with standard treatments. See http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&contentid=2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do alternative health practitioners test for candidiasis while traditional mds don't focus on it as a condition effecting the GI system?
It makes money: There was a book called "the yeast connection" that blamed a plethetra of ills on yeast colonization and infection. This was pseudo-science and was never proven. It was similar to the pseudo-diagnoses of chronic lyme disease and chronic epstein barr virus infection which have never been shown to exist or cause disease but are still believed by many people fooled by charlatan doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has managed care influenced or changed the way in which healthcare provider make medical decisons?
Money: Managed care, puts a premium on the dollars spent and forces the doctor to use this in decision making as well as seeing more patients per time unit which limits the face time with patients and increases the possibility of error and misjudgment. Do you prefer medical decisions made by high paid stockholder dependent bureaucrats (the current system) or low paid taxpayer dependent bureaucrats? ...Read more
Does anyone think managed care actually improved the way in which a healthcare provider make medical decison?
Managed care: Managed care assumes physicians are wasteful with health care resources, and need a watchdog. It's become a 3rd party between patients and their doctors, deciding what appropriate care should be -- or at least limiting payment for it. I've been on the phone with such companies for hours, on behalf of my patients. It's never helped me make better decisions, but has sure absorbed my time. ...Read more
Research: Find out what doctors are covered by your insurance and accepting new patients. Ask your primary care doctor which doctors they recommend or do an online search to look for highly rated doctors. I've found the best way is to ask your friends who they see, they will give you the real scoop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As used, yes.: Yes, bls and cpr-hcp are the aha and arc versions of the same course. ...Read more
Sleep center: No one seems to be responding to you. Restless legs is a very common disorder. It is now being treated by sleep centers. A sleep study can determine how serious it is, and then treatment can be recommended. Have your primary doctor refer you to a sleep center covered by your insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That really depends on what you are taking and if you have any medical problems. Generally at least 2-3 times per year is reasonable. If there are side effects from medicine even more. ...Read more
What is the best way to choose a healthcare provider? How do I decide on the best place to give birth?
Ask your friends: This is usually the best way, since people you know and trust can give you an honest opinion on their experience with healthcare providers and hospitals where you may be interested in delivering. That being said, you should still check to be sure your providers are properly credentialled and the hospital is also properly certified. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a unpaid healthcare provider for my mom. She has ms, i live with her now and i need any answer i can get as to how to help.
SOME APPROACHES: First contact the closest ms society office and network via phone or computer. Contact her neurologist and/or regular physician, and ascertain that her main meds are appropriately potent enough, and that her symptoms are adequately controlled. Have her follow a low fat, low salt diet, with vitamin d supplements. Help for a walker or wheelchair if necessary can be done via mss. Get e-mail update. ...Read more