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Dr. Marian Chen-Hah
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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

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Dr. Marian Chen-Hah
16 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

Clinics (Definition)

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