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How does a physical exam differ for men and women? How does a woman's routine physical exam differ from a man's routine physical exam?
It does not : A physical exam is a complete examination of all body parts. Other than the fact that there are some gender related differences in our body parts between men and women, the process of examination is not much different between men vs women. ...Read more
Many do, some dont: Board certified family docs are trained to do pap smears and pelvic exams during their residency training. Some choose to offer that service once they get into private practice, some choose not to. The same applies to many procedures including obstetrics, office surgery etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all do: Pt centers affiliated with hospitals or clinics that use an interconnected, shared electronic system (presuming electronic medical records) may have access, but there are many independent pt centers and they usually do not have access. Access is usually on a 'need to know' basis and should be hippa (privacy) compliant. ...Read more
Annual exam: It is a yearly review of you! This is an opportunity for you & your MD to make sure that you are healthy & that you stay healthy. Info like family history is reviewed. Blood pressure & weight are also checked. Certain bloodwork can be ordered (depending on your age & any history). Preventative measures are also discussed (pap smears, STD checks, mammograms, vaccines, weight maintenance, etc). ...Read more
Increase temperature: Ultrasonic rays increase the local temperature of the area where it is applied. It's well known that heat is antiinflamatory. The acronym that may be used for this is "prish" for pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of m.D. Would be certified to complete functional capacity exam & residual functional capacity report for ssdi case? Physiatrist?
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Rape exam: After a rape, evaluation involves interview, physical exam and tests. Hopefully, one receives all from a very sensitive person. The physical exam does involve a genital exam to evaluate for trauma. Usually, an internal exam is done and a long q-tip takes a sample from inside to assess for std exposure. Call your md or the er you will go to and ask questions to help you be more comfirtable. ...Read more
Neuro exam: A detailed neurological examination usually can determine that a spinal lesion is unlikely, but cannot rule out 100%. ...Read more
Can a dermatologist provide comprehensive or accurate testing of STD's, including a physical examination and blood tests?
Physical Exam: Aphysical exam for 32 years entails a detaild family history, personal history, past history of any significance, a comprehensive physical exam.Blood test for routine cbc, blood chemistry including glucose, cholesterol and kidney functions, urine analysis and if indicated thyroid hormone profile and advice to have a pap smear and gyn exam which i stopped doig many years ago' so what are you waiting for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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