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Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers? "

Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers? "

Not true: Most of inpatient psychiatric unit as well as many partial hospital program has occupational therapist. Their role is significantly reduced in private practice area. ...Read more

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How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.

Public policy change: Although gender non-conforming, trans* & people w/ intersex status have always existed, our society has stigmatized them by insisting on binary gender labels. Trans* persons have been forced 2 conform 2 these labels at the cost of their dignity & humanity. Public policy & healthcare have a long way 2 go 2 change this. Places like the UCSF Center 4 Exellence 4 Transgender Health are leading the way ...Read more

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What to if I am going to make an appointment at a mental health provider what should I expect?

What to if I am going to make an appointment at a mental health provider what should I expect?

An evaluation.: Expect an evaluation to find out what is going on. Be open and honest with your provider and listen to the options give to you in order to treat. Let the psychiatrist know what you are seeking. Communication is key. ...Read more

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What is a health care system provider?

What is a health care system provider?

See below: Anyone who provides/delivers health care - a doctor, nurse, p.A., dentist, etc. ...Read more

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Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more

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Is it medically or legally ethical if the health care providers don't diagnose you just because they can't find direct cause of the conditions?

Diagnostic criteria.: Not unethical. Many conditions are ideopathic - the cause can't be determined. Diagnoses are normally made when diagnostic criteria are met. ...Read more

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How many health care providers can help me manage withdrawal?

How many health care providers can help me manage withdrawal?

Manage withdrawal: If its a staright forward withdrawal then you only need you pain management md or pmd. If you have other issues that may complicate this then you should have a counselor, a psychologist, perhaps psychiatrist, addictionologist. ...Read more

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How do I become a health care provider for my grandparents?

How do I become a health care provider for my grandparents?

Power of Attorney: If you mean the power of attorney, poa, you will need your grandparents permission. If they are incapacitated mentally such as dementia, they will need a to perform a competency exam and have an attorney submit it to the court for approval. Some states want 2 doctors to agree and some only one. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

You mostly can't: Beyond the signs of obvious illness (fever, runny nose, cough, etc.), you can't tell. Just by looking, you can't tell if your child care provider might be carrying a virus, if she has a silent cancer growing, if she has diabetes she's not taking care of effectively, or most anything else. You can only see the illnesses that are obvious to all of us. ...Read more

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Is the health care provider board certified?

Is the health care provider board certified?

Yes: I am board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by abog and an active fellow of acog. ...Read more

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What is Cachexia when shown on a persons diagnosed health issue's with health provider (CMS/HCC)possibly be/mean?

What is Cachexia when shown on a persons diagnosed health issue's with health provider (CMS/HCC)possibly be/mean?

Severe weight loss: Cachexia is a body description of severe weight loss. It can be from malnutrition or from too many calories being consumed (like cancer or hyperthyroid) ...Read more

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What is a home health care provider?

What is a home health care provider?

Home health: Home health provider is usually a company that provides medical services in the home. Physical therapy and nursing care are the most common. A person who provides the care is either a registered nurse, physical therapist or health aid. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health care providers are needed for people with diabetes type 2?

I am wondering what health care providers are needed for people with diabetes type 2?

PCP/ENDOCRINOLOGIST: Your pcp is the first and foremost to diagnose and treat type 2 diabetese
nutritionist to advice on diet etc
diabetese educators to educate how to check blood sugars and others
endocrinologists may be consulted in difficult to treat cases and hospital admissions. ...Read more

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A parent has provided a mental health professional a falsified document from the daycare provider? What should I do?

A parent has provided a mental health professional a falsified document from the daycare provider? What should I do?

Falsified document?: I'm not sure what kind of "falsified document" you mean. Also you haven't mentioned your relationship to the person the document is about. If you're concerned about the safety of a minor, though, you can report it to child protective services in your area. If you're the other parent of the child in question, you can also advise the mental health professional of your concerns. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need? I am a 27-years old guy. I live in fremont (seattle) and work downtown seattle. I have good health insurance. My current doctor is in kent, and I need to find a new provider....I have add, and have been perscribed aderol for

What kind of doctor do I need? I am a 27-years old guy. I live in fremont (seattle) and work downtown seattle. I have good health insurance. My current doctor is in kent, and I need to find a new provider....I have add, and have been perscribed aderol for

If: If add is the only problem and you have been stable on the same medication on the same dosage for a while, then usually this can be followed by a general or family practice physician. However, there are some general and family physicians who do not prescribe psychotropic medications. So, as you are looking for your new doctor, inquire as to whether he or she is willing to prescribe simple (not requiring multiple psychiatric medications) psychiatric medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I deal with my fear of abandonment from health care providers?

How do I deal with my fear of abandonment from health care providers?

That depends: I see that you are o effexor (venlafaxine). Is fear of abandonment a more general issue in your life than just fear of health care providers giving up on you? If it is, the answer will be to address that pattern within yourself. Some people look to physicians to fill dependency needs & feel abandoned when the physician can not. When that is the case, lowering expectations will help. ...Read more

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Where can I find a health care provider to offer treatment suggestions about disease like hiv.?

Where can I find a health care provider to offer treatment suggestions about disease like hiv.?

Infectious Disease s: A good internist or an infection diseases (id) specialist can take care of HIV diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Any health care providers out there w/ hyperhydrosis? What do u recommend? It's hard to shake pts hands and put gloves on when hands are sweaty.

Any health care providers out there w/ hyperhydrosis? What do u recommend? It's hard to shake pts hands and put gloves on when hands are sweaty.

Yes: I understand how you feel. Think about your career choices wisely. I quickly ruled out being a surgeon because of the hyperhidrosis. I had accepted it. Things happen. That's life. The most effective treatment for me so far: iontophoresis and botox. Botox can be effective for 6-7 months. I do it in the clinic. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate for any health care provider (pneuropsychologist) to ask the patient if he/she had a sexual relationship with a specific person?

Is it appropriate for any health care provider (pneuropsychologist) to ask the patient if he/she had a sexual relationship with a specific person?

If it is context: Questions regarding sexuality, that may include perferencex, number of partners or whether risky behavior occurs are all appropriate questions in the right clinical context. When you Doctor is asking you questions, they are usually to help get a complete picture of the patient in order to anticipate medical problems that might arise or to assess risk facts that need addressed. ...Read more

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Which mental health provider should I see for help with panic attacks, anxiety & living with crps (constant pain), help reducing amount of medications.

Which mental health provider should I see for help with panic attacks, anxiety & living with crps (constant pain), help reducing amount of medications.

Clinical Psych: Some clinical psychologists specialize in behavioral medicine or health psychology. They can provide you with techniques to help w/panic and pain. Your doc or state psychological association can give you referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sometimes, the health care providers especially in er, give complete different or opposite medical advises? For example, my sister has diagnosed tachycardia for which she takes beta blocker. The condition was diagnosed by the electrophysiologist. Then t

Sometimes, the health care providers especially in er, give complete different or opposite medical advises? For example, my sister has diagnosed tachycardia for which she takes beta blocker. The condition was diagnosed by the electrophysiologist. Then t

I: I agree with you, this definitely happens. It can depend on the doctor's training, their practice, what they themselves have seen and diagnosed in the past, and the way they understand the question. It can also depend on their "frame of reference", or how they are viewing the situation based on their fund of knowledge.

The same thing most likely happens in other professions, such as investment advisors giving conflicting information, or even mechanics. It is frustrating for patients and their families, but it is good to keep asking the questions and obtaining different opinions. ...Read more

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If I have burning pain must I call my health care provider about ovarian cysts?

Yes: You could have a cyst other problems, your gyn can rule out gyn causes or it may be bowel or bladder or urinary tarct problems, I would not want to have a pain and I would want to know the cause. ...Read more

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Compared to the skull bone outside, how easily the palate bone be broken if the health care providers used too much force inside the mouth?

Compared to the skull bone outside, how easily the palate bone be broken if the health care providers used too much force inside the mouth?

???????????: I have never seen\heard of any study on this or related issue. Nor have I ever heard of any accidental breakage of palatal bone by a health care practioner. One can accidentally break off some buccal bone of the maxilla when extracting a tooth when that bone is very thin. This is usually of little consequence unless an implant is planned, and in that case a bone graft can replace the lost bone. ...Read more

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I recently lost my health care provider who prescribed talwin for chronic back pain for many years. I am now finding it impossible to find any doctor who will treat me. My back pain is so bad I've been to the emergency room twice this month. Over the yea

I recently lost my health care provider who prescribed talwin for chronic back pain for many years. I am now finding it impossible to find any doctor who will treat me. My back pain is so bad I've been to the emergency room twice this month. Over the yea

Talwin (pentazocine): Talwin is a combination of pentazocine hydrochloride and Naloxone hydrochloride. It is used for moderate to severe pain. There are several similar medications used for pain. Please seek help from a pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine surgeon. .. ...Read more

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I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication

I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication

TravelClinic/MD: First consult your doctor and he can immunize you against Typhoid, Diptheria with Tdap, HepA eeds two shots 6 months apart and HepB needs three shots, 2nd after a month and 3rd after 6 monthsThere is no need for Yellow Fever for travel to India.
Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam, doxycycline or Malarone
Do not drink water unless boiled&careful with what you eat ...Read more

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Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Totally garbled: Sorry, your post makes no sense at all. You seem to have some extremely fanciful notions about health & disease & what causes what. Either you've totally misunderstood what you've been told, or someone's deliberately trying to hoodwink you; or else you've jumped to the completely wrong conclusion that each of these events caused the next when in fact they just HAPPENED to occur in that order. ...Read more