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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
Pa?: Please say what procedure you refer to. ...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?
No pay: Try a medical school with hospital affiliation hethey may may treat you with a sliding scale or treat you for free. ...Read more
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? Test -rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa attribute rpr value (normal range non reactive (non reactive result negativ
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
Chill: Just take it right from now on. ...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
Next year I get to decide if I want to become a full md or a pa. I'm so stuck on what to chose. Any advice or opinion?
Consider college: In order to become an M.D. You have to complete college and then graduate from medical school. At age 19 one should consider a college education. Decisions about pa or md can come later. ...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 more
I have gout problem since last year I have4time happened it is painful how it cure? Is there any home remedies I am vegetarian send any cure this pa
I live in one of the worst cities in the country for asthma (scranton, pa). My asthma is not controlled well and I don't know what to do. I'm only 27.
Possibilities.,,,: There are many different asthma therapies that can be tried. Most asthma patients require bronchodilator and steroid inhalers and it is important that your technique for using the inhalers is good. Do you use a spacer, for example? Have you seen a lung doctor and/or an allergist for further testing and additional treatment? Unfortunately, some asthmatics cannot be rendered symptom-free. Good luck! ...Read more
So I have not had sex in 3 months I am 12 days late with but I am clouts passing they are about the size of a dime. This has happend 3 times in the pa?
I am being tapered off of Bystolic (nebivolol) 2.5 mg. The PA said for one week to take it every other day, the second every two day, and the third just once. Ok?
Beta block taper: It seems appropriateGet a more detailed answer ›
Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1, 500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read more
PA: The pa stands for professional association or sometimes pc, professional corporation. The doctors name is also the name of his company in this case. John smith, md, pa. So john smith is the doctor, but dr. John smith works for john smith, md, pa. ...Read more
Might help: When thromboplastin activator first appeared it was felt dangerous for elderly pts, and only safe if used very early. All of this is now modified and it may be both safe and effective in older pts if additional risk factors are not present. However, still most effective if used as early as possible. ...Read more
Opinion: You may find a variable amount of opinions but from a neurosurgeons perspective, the risk is too high to give tpa (alteplase) to a 95 year old with a stroke. Someone needs to have a frank discussion with the family regarding proper treatment for patients of a certain age. The tpa (alteplase) may work great, but the risks of hemorrhage or other life threatening complications is high. ...Read more