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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Yes, check national : There are online courses, non-credit courses, some associated with emt training, and in each state it varies. It would be best to apply with a national organization: www.Nhanow.Com, www.Aspt.Org/phlebotomy.Html. ...Read more

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What does this medical abbrevations "ccf" mean?

What does this medical abbrevations "ccf" mean?

CCF: Congestive Cardiac failure..more simply referred to as Heart failure http://patient.info/health/heart-failure-leaflet ...Read more

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Is professional essay writing service illegal or not?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry but this is a forum for answering health questions not legal questions. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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What does the medical abbreviation tiaas mean?

What does the medical abbreviation tiaas mean?

TIAs: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain, spinal cord or retinal – without acute infarction (tissue death). Tias have the same underlying cause as strokes: a disruption of cerebral blood flow (cbf), and are frequently referred to as mini-strokes. No tiaas found. Sorry. ...Read more

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What do latin abbreviations on prescriptions mean?

What do latin abbreviations on prescriptions mean?

Route, frequency: P.O. - oral, I.V. - intravenous, i.M. - intramuscular, p.R. - rectally, p.V. - vaginally, b.I.D. - twice daily, t.I.D. - 3x/day, q.D. - daily, q.I.D. - 4x/day, q.O.D. - every other day, t.I.W. - 3x/week, q.Wk. - weekly, q.Mo. - monthly, q.4wk. - every 4 weeks, sig. - directions, disp. - number dispensed, n.R. - no refills, inh - inhaled, o.D. - right eye, o.S. - left eye, o.U. - both eyes. ...Read more

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What does the medical blood test abbreviation MCV mean?

What does the medical blood test abbreviation MCV mean?

From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more

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Does fda test medical devices?

Does fda test medical devices?

Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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Do any doctors here get paid by drug companies?

Do any doctors here get paid by drug companies?

Yes and no: Generally physicians considered experts in their field are paid for lectures, research, etc. This does not necessarily label then as "company people" since their lectures are supposed to be devoid of bias. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medical uses is cannabis used for?

Please answer! what medical uses is cannabis used for?

Several: Cancer, Migraines, Chronic Pain, IBD/IBS, Seizures, Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, Cachexia, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PTSD, Difficulty Sleeping due to Pain. There are several more but these are generally considered acceptable conditions across the 25 medically legal states. ...Read more

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Please explain proteins, dna, chromosomes in simple terms.?

Please explain proteins, dna, chromosomes in simple terms.?

Heredity to function: Dna, deoxyribonucleic acid is the basis of heredity and it passed from parent to child. Chromosomes are the structures in which the dna is packaged. Dna codes for proteins. Proteins are made by cells by first transcribing the dna into RNA and then translating the latter to protein. Proteins carry out the functions of life, e.g., structure of organs, muscles, hemoglobin, hormones, antibodies. ...Read more

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Please explain why is computerised ECG report signed as unconfirmed report?

Please explain why is computerised ECG report signed as unconfirmed report?

Unconfirmed report: An unconfirmed computerized report means that a licensed physician has not reviewed the study and signed off/confirmed the accuracy of the study and its interpretation. ...Read more

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What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more

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Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read more

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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)? (It's a medical question I'm a medical student) Thank you

Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)?
(It's a medical question I'm a medical student)
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Many uses.: A syringe is the plunger and barrel into which medicine is drawn up. A needle is then connected to a syringe to administer medicine. Any syringe can be used to administer medications under the skin, into the muscle, or in the case of some special needles, into bones or the epidural space in the spine. They can also be used to withdraw body fluids. An "insulin" syringe is usually 1mL, not 10. ...Read more