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Dr. Marian Chen-hah
18 doctors shared insights

Outpatient Clinics (Overview)

Outpatient clinics any medical facilities where patients receive medical care, but do not stay overnight, as in a hospital.


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Who has free outpatient clinics?

Who has free outpatient clinics?

City: Depending on where you live, many municipalities or churches run free clinics. ...Read more

Dr. Marian Chen-hah
18 doctors shared insights

Outpatient Clinics (Overview)

Outpatient clinics any medical facilities where patients receive medical care, but do not stay overnight, as in a hospital.


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What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

What's a good way to start a smoking cessation program in an outpatient clinic?

Smoking cessation: As a health care professional or a patient. As a patient have a determined attitude and listen to the directions. Take supportive meds if needed and be compliant. ...Read more

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How to deal with a corneal ulcer i went to the outpatient clinic yesterday because i had pain in my eye, redness, and sensitivity to light. Thought perhaps pink eye but the doctor there told me it was small corneal ulcer. He prescribed two eye drops, ci

How to deal with a corneal ulcer i went to the outpatient clinic yesterday because i had pain in my eye, redness, and sensitivity to light.  Thought perhaps pink eye but the doctor there told me it was small corneal ulcer.  He prescribed two eye drops, ci

Zylet : Zylet is an unusual medication for a corneal ulcer. And infect, it is the wrong medicine for you. You are already on gentamicin and the active antibiotic in zylet is tobrmycin which is a same class of medicine as gentamicin. You will be served better with ciprofoloxacin than zylet. Zylet also has steroid in it, which makes it a wrong medicine for corneal ulcer.

You said you went to see "opt", i presume that you mean optometrist. I strongly recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. If you can find a cornea specialist that will be better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went outpatient at hospital clinic and did labs there. Thought it easier and cost the same as private lab. $$ 3x more - this typical? Lesson learned!

Typical: National private labs are often cheaper than hospital based labs. Small hospitals often use the larger labs for reference work and pass the sample handling bill on to you the consumer. ...Read more

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Will oxycodone and vicodin show up the same on a srug test? Even as an outpatient in a hospital clinic (va) isn't a chain of custody followes

Will oxycodone and vicodin show up the same on a srug test? Even as an outpatient in a hospital clinic (va) isn't a chain of custody followes

OXY test: Blood or urine tests can detect many types of drugs. The specific test is used for oxycodone and vicodin (oxy detector).
Patients who become addicted to prescription medications can be treated successfully.
Rec.: see your pcp for more information. ...Read more

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How are an office visit and an outpatient visit different?

Same: In the hospital is inpatient, clinic in hospital is outpt, clinic so is doc, s office. ...Read more

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Is removing a pilonidal cyst outpatient?

Is removing a pilonidal cyst outpatient?

outpatient or inpati: Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams.

In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be lanced or surgically excised (along with pilonidal sinus tracts). Post-surgical wound packing may be necessary, and packing typically must be replaced twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Depends: Often not, but it would depend on the type of surgery that you are having, and if the urinary bladder needed to be empty during surgery, or if the surgery may be a longer procedure. Ask your surgeon before the surgery. ...Read more

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Is outpatient surgery bad? I'm having it on my wrist.

Is outpatient surgery bad? I'm having it on my wrist.

Not Bad: Many operations are done as an outpatient. All this means is a patient is expected to go home the same day after surgery. Nothing is bad about this. The procedure to be done on your wrist is usually only done as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Any outpatient option for a self injury support group?

Any outpatient option for a self injury support group?

Probably not: I could not find any references online to currently active groups. One site said that they had suspended their groups. I think the problem is that it is hard to make sure that a group doesn't make things worse. ...Read more

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Can a pyogenic granuloma be removed as an outpatient basis?

Can a pyogenic granuloma be removed as an outpatient basis?

YES: Depending on the size and complicating co-morbid conditions, this could certainly be done as an outpt procedure. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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Outpatient vs inpatient fulkerson osteotomy, what is the difference?

Outpatient vs inpatient fulkerson osteotomy, what is the difference?

None: The procedure for performing a fulkerson osteotomy is the same whether it is done in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Being a relatively bigger procedure, pain control is probably the main limiting factor of whether successful outpatient management can be safely performed. ...Read more

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Are most ACL surgeries done outpatient? And how long before I can leave?

Are most ACL surgeries done outpatient?  And how long before I can leave?

Yes: Outpatient in the USA.
You will be at the hospital or surgery center for several hours including 1-2 hours after surgery. You will need someone to give you a ride home. ...Read more

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Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Yes: It is generally a small procedure even though the incision size varies. Usually, you can go home within an hour after surgery.

It can also be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Irritated: Sometimes the uvula gets irritated when a breathing tube presses on it during surgery. You can gargle with warm salty water to help. Chlorasceptic mouth spray can help with pain. Will take about 2 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can found out waiting times to see a hospital consultant as an outpatient?

See your GP: Get to your family doc and his office should be able to set you up with a consultant most efficiently. ...Read more

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Every time Ive had outpatient surgery I get overwhelmingly nautious, anything they give me in recovery dosent work, would propofol be better for me?

Every time Ive had outpatient surgery I get overwhelmingly nautious, anything they give me in recovery dosent work, would propofol be better for me?

You might ask: Your anesthesiologist to use propofol, it has antiemetic effects, nitrous oxide can cause nausea as do narcotics. There's always regional anesthesia available for some surgeries. ...Read more

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Taking 12mg Suboxone for the last year and still having cravings. I do outpatient activities na/aa etc would methadone along with those benefit me mor?

Taking 12mg Suboxone for the last year and still having cravings. I do outpatient activities na/aa etc would methadone along with those benefit me mor?

Too early to say...: You are on a low dose of suboxone. People who are still having cravings at 12 mg should be increased prior to considering it is a treatment failure. If after being put on higher doses and cravings continue, Methadone is a good option as it is more effective at alleviating cravings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about outpatient mastectomies?

Can you tell me about outpatient mastectomies?

Mestectomies?: Mastectomies performed in the out patient setting is the surgical removal of breast under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Five months clean about to start outpatient.Drug abuse program what should I expect?

Five months clean about to start outpatient.Drug abuse program what should I expect?

Work the program: One day at a time. Recovery will take daily effort, use all the resources, support, help available. You will need it all. Good to start. Recovery is a life long process. ...Read more

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Is nuclear medicine imaging perform on outpatient basis or hospitalized patients? How does it work?

Is nuclear medicine imaging perform on outpatient basis or hospitalized patients? How does it work?

Both: Nuclear imaging can be performed both in outpatients and inpatients. The amount of radiation introduced into the patient is usually not harmful to the general population. The half life of most isotopes is short and radiation burden is reduced fairly quickly.Allergic reactions to the injected material are rare. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer an outpatient procedure? Can fat transfer be done on an outpatient basis, or are patients required to spend a night? .

Outpatient: Fat grafting is nearly always done as an outpatient procedure, be combined with other cosmetic procedures.B e sure your doctor is a well-trained, experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.
All procedures carry some risks. ...Read more

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I am in an outpatient rehab and relasped and took 80 mg of Valium within a week.Its a month later and it's still showing in my drugscreen.Why?

Pharmacology: Some of the drug probably entered your fat cells and is taking a longer time to eliminate completely from your system. I encourage you to replace your addiction to drugs with a healthy addiction such as exercise, and to understand that your behavior is being driven by a substance, it's not your fault, but you are intelligent enough to overcome this addiction, believe in yourself ...Read more

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I am terrified of hospitals. I wouldnt even be able to go to one as an outpatient i definitely couldnt do partial hospitalisation. No hospitals please?

I am terrified of hospitals. I wouldnt even be able to go to one as an outpatient i definitely couldnt do partial hospitalisation. No hospitals please?

Phobia: I am not sure if you have a question, or just are concerned about your fear. You should discuss your fear with your dr. And in the case you ever needed to go to a hospital, there can be some remedies that could help you overcome them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the surgery they perform to remove a fatty tumor an outpatient or inpatient?

Is the surgery they perform to remove a fatty tumor an outpatient or inpatient?

??: If you are referring to removing a fatty tumor / lipoma under the skin, it is usually an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve anxiety from starting outpatient therapy tomorrow?

What are some ways to relieve anxiety from starting outpatient therapy tomorrow?

Review Your Goals: With outpatient psychotherapy you begin a journey that changes your life forever. As with any journey there is a traveler (you), a guide (therapist), a destination (treatment goals), and a path (your life). Anxiety is common at the start. Remember the reasons you decided to embark on this quest. You will not be alone. Be proud of the fact that you have choosen to grow and improve yourself. ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more