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What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?
Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What cultures are the less likely to come?
Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?
Do not understand: If you are asking whether your doctor should be understanding you and you them, all doctors have an obligation to obtain a translator if there is difficulty with communication because of language skills. ...Read more
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Ever see patient side effects decrease with an increase in dosage? Ex. Increase dose from 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) to 40mg. I understand illogic, just curious
Possible explanation: Perhaps the perceived side effect from the lower dose was not related to the medicine and resolved as per it's natural course which simply coincided with increase in the dose of the medicine. Or perhaps the body adapted well thus overcoming the side effect which simply coincided with increase in the dose of the medicine. ...Read more
Some patients are not able to speak.In some cases they are paralytic on one side.So they can't write down.how to understand or help them?
What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more
Can an orthopedic doctor order xrays before seeing the patient in wa state i understand in ca that a doctor cannot order xrays before physically examing the patient, however, I am new in my role and see value in patient flow in our facility if the orthope
In Wisconsin U can-: -but I had a very capable assistant & she was able 2 C them initially & decide if I should C them first. The only time I always did was with patients who were under treatment from somewhere else & came to my care. It was really for legal reasons to document what their fractures looked like, then if time I would have the cast removed & re-X-ray them. Did not want 2 B blamed 4 another's poor care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i choose between alloplastic chin implants or sliding genioplasty for my surgery? I do not understand the pros and cons of these two different options, or whether there are limitations or restrictions for certain patients. Are implants safer than the
I have muscles pain for over a year.I even hardly can brush my hair.Alot of doctors don't understand my illness.Am i the only patient who suffer?
No, and it sounds: Like a form of "functional somatic syndrome", like fibromyalgia. Grind teeth at night and/ or have bad insomnia? Snore badly? Consider treating insomnia with med that helps muscles relax, i like clonazepam, 1-2 mg at night, with an snri, like cymbalta, (duloxetine) mproves pain filter, tramadol may help, has similar function but partial opiod stimulator. Pain and mood are related.Top down approach way 2 go. ...Read more
I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?
Yes: Fungal in some cases as well but very unlikely unless immunosuppressed. More likely bacterial or viral. Depending on the facility you may be able to get chest physiotherapy which may assist and possibly reduce the risk of this unfortunate complication developing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help me understand the process for getting a CT scan and the results. Does a child have to undergo anestesia? How long does it take to get results? How often does a patient need to wait between scans?
Depends on child: Frequently an older child can undergo a ct scan without anesthesia. Smaller children might need sedation or anesthesia in order to remain still for the procedure. The scan is very short, less than 10 minutes usually, and then the radiologist has to read the results. This takes longer. Ct scans do subject the patient to a lot of radiation, so they should not be used as a routine screening device. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I understand that you cannot drink alcohol when blood iron levels are elevated, but what is the impact of marijuana use on hemochromatosis patients?
True iron overload?: “Blood iron levels” may by an error for hemoglobin / hematocrit, true serum iron which can be up just because you took a vitamin containing before your blood was drawn or can point to illness, or serum ferritin, a not-altogether specific marker for hemochromatosis, which if you truly have you should not overindulge until it’s controlled. Nothing to do with cannabis — it’s your business. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that if a patient has delirium and suspected sepsis (I am not referring to myself), some doctors are reluctant to perform a straight catherization. Why? Are the risks very serious?
Hmmm....: Suppose you have delirium or have dementia. How would the medical staff convince you that you should help them do a bladder catheterization on you to get a sterile urine sample to look for urinary infection... when the medical staff appear to be several large strangers, suddenly appearing at your bedside, speaking in garbled words, waving a long, thick rubber object, aiming for your..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What specifc therapy can be given to multi infarct stroke dementia patient, 67, to improve cognitive functions and part memory loss. Also need tips for the caregiver to understand the patients needs?
Support groups: A support group for caregivers of dementia patients or alzheimer's patients can be very helpful. There you can find out from others what their troubles have been and what they have tried. The alzheimer's association or the alzheimer's foundation of america have good online websites with information that often applies to all types of dementia including multiinfarct or vascular dementia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does blood flow down the back of someones throat during rhinoplasty surgery? I don't understand how a nose job is logistically possible. Does blood flow down the back of a patients throat during rhinoplasty surgery?
Short term;long term: If no j-tube (feeding tube), oral diet will be started with clear liquids & slowly advance to solid food. Eating small, frequent (6-8) meals is usually a good idea as is avoiding greasy and fried foods. Gradually increase raw fruits and vegetables. 8-10 cups water/day, but limit liquids with meals. Consider high calorie beverages: smoothies/supplement drinks. Pancreatic enzymes/vits may be needed ...Read more
Not sure: What P.D.M.P stands for. Re-post with full name and there may be an answer. ...Read more
Avoid carbonated...: Avoid carbonated sodas/drinks to decrease gas bloating. Eat soft foods, and chew foods carefully. Cooked fruits and vegetables are good, though be careful about fibrous vegetables as these might result in problems if they are not pureed. Have a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Be sure not to gorge or overeat. Small meals throughout the day are best. ...Read more
You own your body: I always tell my patients, "you own your body. My job is to tell you your options and then to make your choices happen, if possible." another term for patient autonomy is self-determination. Unwanted medical care may be chosen for you, should you lose this ability to make decisions for yourself (ex: coma or stroke) and you have not written your medical wishes in the form of advance directive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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