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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 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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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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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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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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Besides progress notes, labs, health history, demographics, nurse notes, what other fields are on the EMR?

Besides progress notes, labs, health history, demographics, nurse notes, what other fields are on the EMR?

A lot of info: Hi EMRs are much more than just for storing patient information. Much of the daily operations of a hospital and clinic rely on an EMR and many departments (not just physicians and nurses use it) Would be happy to discuss further with you over an inbox consult if you wish. ...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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Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...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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Could you please tell me the name of cardiology (hand book) for medical students?

Could you please tell me the name of cardiology (hand book) for medical students?

Cardiology book: As for a hand book for cardiology, use a good internal medicine book such as Harrison's or Cecil's text of Internal medicine. These can also be electronic and can be carried in your phone. For EKG's use the EKG book by OKeefe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...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

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Are docs incentivized or compensated in any way by pharma co.S for writing rxs? Any data available so you can check a given doctor's specifics re rxs?

No: Getting incentives for writing certain prescriptions is a violation of federal kickback statutes. There may be ways to check about a docs prescribing habits. ...Read more

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I took a drug test labeled 35533N SAP 5-50/300 GC/MS from Quest Diagnostics. What do all these numbers represent? What drugs are screened?

Drug Test: you would need to have access to the order catalog from Quest to answer your question. This is likely the number by which the test materials themselves are ordered. You should be able to get the results of what was tested by request of the facility or organization that tested you. ...Read more