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Don't know, but...: You can likely find this answer by searching on the internet. Google up "oregon department of nursing licensure" or something similar, and you will probably find the information you need. If that fails, call the admissions office of an LPN program. Remember that any training you've had in the past will make you a better nurse. My nursing background helps me every day as a doctor! Lgromkomd. ...Read more
MMJ & Opiates: The best answer provided is "you are the doctor, you get to chose what's best for your patient". This means every scenario has to be addressed on a case by case basis. The 2 should be avoided except in rare instances, not just because there is a discordance between state and federal laws, but for medical, mental and spiritual reasons. ...Read more
Is it legal to get IV fluids in oregon or washington? If so, how is the easiest way to get fluids with elector lights? This is for fighters.
Prescription only: In these states and all others as well, administration of IV fluids requires a doctors prescription and trained personnel to administer them. There is a trend for supplementation in this way in the chinese community, but this is not advised. Discuss with a nutritionist to make sure your elecrolytes are in top form for fighting. ...Read more
Oregon: Please check here for more information about oregon's death with dignity act & applications:http://public. Health. Oregon. Gov/providerpartnerresources/evaluationresearch/deathwithdignityact/pages/index. Aspx. You must have a terminal illness. ...Read more
Could a recovering alcoholic/addict stay in an oxford house for free if they have no income in oregon?
Have no clue: You can access them at www. Oxfordhouse. Org and they have a locator where you can find houses in Oregon and link to an application. However, I very much doubt that "for free" is available. How many people gave you drugs or alcohol for free? Recovery requires work and commitment, and perhaps they have some system where you can work in the house for your room/board. Good luck with your recovery. ...Read more
What specialist do u reccomend me seeing for pancreaitus? I have ohp insurance. I live in brookings oregon. Have a apt oct 18th 2 c gastrointrologyst.
Gastro: Yes a gastro is correct.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you have a recommendation for a specific DO or Naturopath in the Portland Oregon area, or a good way to go about finding one other than a basic google search? Looking for a new practitioner
Possibly!: Hi! For a DO who does manipulation you could look under the AAO website (American Academy of Osteopathy). That is where DOs who do more OMT, focus on osteopathy may be. The AOA (American Osteopathic Assn) may also have one but is for ALL DOs regardless of specialty. Also the AOIM (Academy of Integrated Medicine) is a mix of Naturopaths, DOs, chirps, functional medicine docs etc; hope that helps! ...Read more
See below: It would be best you to talk to your primary as to who would be best for you and your condition. ...Read more
What do you advise if I had pretty bad allergies when I lived in corvallis oregon about 25 years ago?
If you no longer: Have the allergies and are not returning to Corvallis it may now be a non-issue. Take care. ...Read more
Do any of you doctors know of any surgens that perform a top surgery for a ftm? Perferably in oregon or near oregon? Thanks
FTM Questions: Yes.... We have a couple here in seattle. But first I would have you look at this website: http://www. Glma. Org. Look for doctors on that site who are in oregon. Many of them will know what you have available locally. ...Read more
How do I get help paying for a prescription? I live in oregon, and my medication is so expensive. What about online pharmacies?
Be careful: Many online pharmacies operate outside the us and their products may be questionable. Depending on the medication, many drug manufacturers do have programs to assist patients who have difficulty with the high costs. These are usually "branded" drug companies. You may also discuss with your physician using less expensive generic drugs for your condition (s). ...Read more
Not long: After being declared brain dead, the ventilator is removed, and the heart stops in a matter of minutes. If left on the ventilator, the heart can continue to function. As long as the patient is being provided nutrition, fluids and ICU care, the heart may function for months in a younger patient. Eventually, the lack of endocrine function will cause the body to fail. ...Read more
Oregon resident. Use tapwater for neti pot daily. Found out about n. Fowleri. Should I be worried? Will switch to bottled water but afraid.
Don't fret: There have been ZERO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri I Oregon from 1962 to 2016. Although very rare - N fowleri is usually found in southern states. ...Read more
It depends on age: The best places for pediatric care are not the same as the best places for adult care and ideally their care should not be mixed. The best care should be multidisciplinary, with strong physician oversight of medical complications and family-centered. A web search is your friend in sorting this out as generalist doctors may not know. ...Read more
Where in oregon is there a class called bdt for people who has borderline personality disorder I am a 30years old and I have borderline personality disorder the I was seeing wants me to take bdt skills class but the one is salem is not longer give it to p
DBT: I think you are asking about dbt or dialectical behavior therapy. Go to http://behavioraltech. Org/index. Cfm and look up resources for patients. You should be able to find a list of properly trained therapists in your area. ...Read more
Doc is not worried, and my dad isn't either (phycology major). This time last year I had an episode like this: distorted reality. Causes anxiety/panic?
Can I get some help in Oregon with a doctor that I will pay cash too for worms? I have no PCP and I will Travel as far as needed. I need a diagnosis and the doctors in Clatsop Co are not capable and do not test correctly. Thank you in advance
Check CDC. Gov websit: The CDC website is a trove of useful info for foreign travel. It will tell you about disease prevalences and suggested immunizations. It is an excellent site with many helpful suggestions. ...Read more
I recently got a scholarship to go run track in oregon and I'm just wondering if eating chicken kebabs from afghan restaurants are unhealthy?
Chicken...: ...Is chicken: if thoroughly cooked and properly handled, the chances of catching an infection are very low. If the local health department inspects restaurants and this one got a passing grade, then I really don't care if it's afghan, bactrian, canadian, danish, eritrean, french, german, hungarian... ...Read more
What is the age that a girl can make their own medical decisions in oregon? She is 15 and doesn't want a pelvic exam. What year did law go into effect
I live in Portland Oregon and we've only had 7 sunny days since October. I feel much better when the sun is out, but the consistent overcast and rain can get me down. I think I might have a little Seasonal Affective Disorder. Do light therapy boxes real
Melatonin lamp: You are likely referring to a melatonin lamp, and yes, for some folks they do indeed work. ...Read more
Mollarett's meningitis my brother who is 54 just had his 4th case of viral meningitis in 3 1/2 years. He lives on the oregon coast and saw a portland neurologist 1 1/2 years ago when he had his 3rd case. Is there a neurologist in the seattle area who
The: The best idea if he wants to seek a second opinion in the seattle area, is to call a hospital you think highly of in your area (university, swedish, etc) and ask for the doctor's referral line, then ask for a recommendation for a neurologist or an infectious disease specialist. It is always a good idea for a second opinion so I think it is a good idea to pursuse this. ...Read more
Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I
All: All persons with type 1 diabetes require Insulin for survival and control of blood glucose. We do not use the term "insulin dependent" any more. There is no evidence that marijuana would eliminate the need for insulin. In fact, you might expect an increased need since it does tend to increase appetite in most people. So I would not sign for your card. Sorry. But on the other hand there is substantial evidence and scientific/medical support for the conclusion that the drug war has failed miserably and that marijuana ought to be legalized for all. See the links below. ...Read more
Can anyone recommend a good family doctor in eugene Oregon that knows about charcot marie tooth disease?
See below.: Try calling your local medical society, or a local university medical center. ...Read more
I need to find a surgeon in oregon that is able or willing to repair a femoral hernia at the same time as a tummy tuck!?
Gen +plastic surgeon: Femoral hernias can be technically challenging to repair and are not necessarily encountered in the course of a tummy tuck repair unlike central or umbilical hernias. I would recommend getting two surgeons who are willing to work together. ...Read more
Why has it been so difficult for me to get my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) filled since the change oregon made reguarding its class and regulation last year?
DEA Hydrocodone Law: 10/6/14 was the last day that medical providers could call in any version of hydrocodone based scripts like your Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Because scripts like yours can only be written, this has changed who will write for this type of medicine anymore. It has forced some admin changes within medical offices. Some have stopped writing for it b/c these scripts are considered to be a headache to deal with now. ...Read more
I'm confused I have asked if a femoral hernia can be fixed during a tummy tuck and the answer was yes, yet when I was looking for a surgeon in oregon I was told that they are not done together.?
Ask why: The answer was that they could be and the benefit would be one anesthesia. Certainly it is technically feasible. You must find 2 surgeons a plastic surgeon and general surgeon willing to work together to get it done. Were you provided a medical reason why they couldn't be done together? ...Read more
A spider may have bitten my neighbor 8 days ago, camping in oregon. Swollen finger, a swelling with a blister on his palm. Skin peeling. Dangerous?
Why in my orthopedic dr notes, does the dr say "8 yr of depression which is important"? Do dr's try to link even ortho maladies to psychology origin
Origins vs component: If your doctor is taking a comprehensive history, all aspects of your life matter -- including your level of depression. This doesn't mean doctors believe depression to be the origin of an orthopedic complaint. I agree with others who've mentioned the relationship between pain and depression. Also depression can affect recovery ; healing from surgery, as well as desire to participate in pt, etc. ...Read more