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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Pediatric Oncology (Definition)

Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major ...Read more


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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Yes: While there is no formal fellowship for pediatric radiation oncology there are people who have a focus in treating pediatric patients. These physicians are most commonly at academic centers as opposed to in private practice. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a pediatric oncologist nurse and a pediatric oncologist practitioner?

What's the difference between a pediatric oncologist nurse and a pediatric oncologist practitioner?

Years of training: Nurses: RN, BSN, MSN can care for patients under the supervision of a "practitioner" which could be a physician or a nurse practitioner A nurse practitioner has extra years of school and clinical training to become an independent practitioner. PA, a physician's assistant can be an independent practitioner. NPs can run a clinic and see patients. They often work on a team with a doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

A pharmacist: Is an expert in medication preparation and dispensing while a physicians assistant (PA) is a medical provider. PA's are trained and licensed to evaluate patients. This means taking a history, examining a patient, and diagnosing then treating. In my experience both PA's and pharmacists play important but different roles in healthcare. ...Read more

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What tools do pediatric oncologist use?

What tools do pediatric oncologist use?

This is a complex ?: From a medical pov, we use all the diagnostic, therapeutic and supportive care tools of modern medicine at our disposal to serve our patients and families. But pediatric cancer care extends far beyond medicine to include emotional, developmental, educational, financial and psychosocial domains. We care for the whole family, and the privilege requires the combined efforts of skilled professionals. ...Read more

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After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

Yes and no: Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn. Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc. ...Read more

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How specialized would a residency in pediatric endocrinology be?

How specialized would a residency in pediatric endocrinology be?

Fellowship: Training in pediatric endocrinology is a fellowship - usually 3 years - after a 3 year residency in general pediatrics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric oncology nurse?

Training: The oncologist is a physician, the other a nurse. Difference is years and type of training. ...Read more

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Are there any pediatric neurology surgeons in boise idaho?

Are there any pediatric neurology surgeons in boise idaho?

Ask AANS: American association of neurologic surgeons (aans.Org) can tell you board-certified neurosurgeon locations anywhere in U.S. Including boise. ...Read more

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Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be heeded, but any concerns should be discussed. For example, pediatric cardiology uses specialized drugs like Lasix (furosemide) which should not be discontinued without speaking to them. Also some drugs can worsen heart rhythm disorders and should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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What amount do pediatric oncology social workers make?

What amount do pediatric oncology social workers make?

Depends: Salary of social workers is not information typically available to physicians. Furthermore, salaries depend on many factors such as experience and location that prevents me from giving you a direct answer. I recommend looking in want ads for the information that you seek. ...Read more

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What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

Clinical / research: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists can perform full time clinical service in a group practice or in an academic center. They can perform clinical research in association with clinical service. They can perform basic science or translational research primarily or exclusively. Lastly, with experience and accomplishment, they can become administrators ...Read more

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Uk pediatric neurology (seizures)?

University: Seek out a university specialist. Could be difficult due to their medical system to get an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Superspecialisation in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?

Surg vs. med: Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in cancer. Med onc: internal medicine doctors who specialize in cancer. [see a longer answer to the same question that i just posted]. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

Oncology is the study of cancer including its diagnosis, ...Read more


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns ...Read more