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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?
Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more
Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more
Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more
Workers compensation: This is a challenge as many states under obamacare have redone their wc programs to make it impossible to get appropriate treatmnet. More and more md's are not accepting wc patients. Check with the wc board if they have a list of doctors. ...Read more
The public has access to a preeminent listing of lawyers in a 2 set volume (martindale) recognized by the profession. Dental equivalent in florida?
Doesn't exist: The florida dental association or local dental society can provide a list of dentists for you. For dentists who have gone above and beyond in their learning, check the academy of general dentistry. However, just because your dentist is not listed, does not mean he or she is not amazing...Not everyone chooses the same path to clinical excellence. Ask friends and neighbors who is good as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more
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
Legal in all States: Marinol is a prescription medicine and thus you cannot get it legally anywhere in the us without a prescription from a licenced physician/nurse. Physicians physicians and nurses (often under supervision of physicians) in all states can issue prescription for this medicine when appropriate. Consult your doc if you have questions/concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
Insurance commision: You should check with your insurance commissioner in providence. Ri has a reputation for very generous benefits for the indigent. But i assume you want to purchase this and do not have a plan through your place of employment. Your cost will also depend upon your medical history, age, sex and personal habits. ...Read more
For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more