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Pa And Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
No doctors are PA's: No doctors are pa's (physician assistants). Pa's have training to take care of certain types of simpler medical conditions, under supervision by doctors. Physician's have physician assistants. Dentists have dental assistants. Business executives have office assistants. They all have specific roles in the fabric of our society. ...Read more
HealthTap: Wanted to let you know that this was submitted on the medical education portion of Healthtap - so it will not go to a specific physician. ...Read more
Does anybody know where I can interview somebody in the field of anesthesiology in pittsburgh, pa?
Ask your hospital: Every hospital has anesthesiologists on staff. If you are going to have surgery and want to speak with an anesthesiologist, the hospital should be able to point you in the right direction. Depending on the kind of surgery that is needed, you may want to speak with someone who specializes in anesthesia for that type of surgery. You absolutely have the right to see your anesthesiologist in advance. ...Read more
Does anyone take a pt w/o insurance for a neurology appt nj/pa . No one will see me and make a payment plan and i need to be seen. What to do?
The pressure is probably in the 40's which is a normal estimated PA pressure with exercise. Is this true? Normal with exercise pressure in the 40s?
Why do you ask?: Either you have a real reason to be concerned that you have pulmonary hypertension, or you do not. If you feel well and can keep up with peers in fitness, be thankful for good health. If you are being evaluated for pulmonary vascular disease, finish a real work up. I am glad you are interested in physiology. Best wishes. ...Read more
What tests did they do?
-rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa
value (normal range
non reactive (non reactive
A lot: I think there is a lot going around to mention here:). ...Read more
Bronchitis: This means that the radiologist looked at an xray of your lungs that shows a posterior to anterior view. The findings appeared to be consistent with what one would expect for bronchitis. Bronchitis causes inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial passages in the lungs. ...Read more
Sunscreen: There are many good sunscreens on the market. But the brands vary in different countries. You know all the good ingredients so you can start reading labels. ...Read more
Have advanced biochem degree and decided i want to go to pa school. Can a pa specialize? Gastro interests me the most.
Yes: You could take extra training after you finished your pa school to go to GI pa. ...Read more
Any Dr's on here from Pittsburgh, PA that knows of a good pain clinic? I got scammed twice and want to report the last one for sure.
Pain clinics: I would think a clinic affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) or any of the hospitals in your area would be reputable. You could always contact your insurer for recommendations. ...Read more
Yes, I am seeking an experienced Dr. who can treat my Health Condition w/needed maintenance-meds and Care ? I am in PA. Licensed Dr.s I think! ?
Lining up an MD: If you're new to an area, call the local hospital and ask for a list of primary care physicians who are taking New patients. You may also ask for a list of specialists in a particular specialty. These physicians are all staff members of the hospital and therefore will be accredited and properly licensed. ...Read more
Why does the front office at all of my drs (specialists as well)offices try and push me off on seeing the pa (2 year degree n "supervised" no thx)?
Not all clinics...: Not all clinics have physician assistants, and different clinics have their pa's do different roles. If not happy at one clinic, a patient should speak with her doctor, and consider switching to another clinic if still not happy. Always buy good insurance (ppo or better), so that the doctors have time and resources to see patients and have conversations explaining such situations. ...Read more
Rt tkr may8. Manipulation aug 21-- pain medial with walking and turns in bed. Sl locking noted -3 occasion . ? Cause. Unable walk far w/o crutch! pa
Arthrofibrosis: What you describe sounds like arthrofibrosis. This is a painful condition that develops after knee replacement from excessive scarring. Sometimes this condition may occur in isolation, but arthrofibrosis may also occur when there is failure of ingrowth of an uncemented prosthesis, lumbar radiculopathy, complex regional pain syndrome, or occult postoperative infection. Follow up with your doctor to rule out these other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer