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Want to know do oral/maxillofacial surgeons go to medical school or dental school?

Want to know do oral/maxillofacial surgeons go to medical school or dental school?

Both , for some: Some OMFS programs offer dual degree. Instead of the usual 4 yr program, the programs are 6 yrs, where in the middle they sent the residents to medical school , so if you see a dentist with DDS/MD or DMD/MD, thats likely happened... ...Read more

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Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Some do: Psychiatrists are physicians. I practiced undersea medicine before psychiatry & taught combat medicine. For quite a while I continued to practice both psychiatry as well as more primary care. Alas, I am now quite rusty. This is variable. ...Read more

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Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Counseling center: Will save some time, although you could consult with your physician if you want to go privately and want a referral. If there are medical issues as well as emotional ones, that might be a reason to consult with your doctor first. Otherwise, the counseling center will get you started in therapy sooner. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more

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Should I see the school's psychiatric services?

Should I see the school's psychiatric services?

Probably: If you'reasking, it probably means that something is going on that is troubling you. Schools fortunate and foresightful enough to have school-based services can make it much easier for students to come by and get an opinion about what is troubling them. The clinics do not interact with other parts of the school administration, so your conversations are confidential. ...Read more

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Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?

Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?

Doesn't matter: Either one is fine. It really depends on your state's laws and local hospitals' regulations on how independent each can be and the prescribing rules for each. The training is different. An np needs to be an rn (with experience) first. A pa goes to school straight from college. There is a training period after each but that varies based on your specialization (e.g. Emergency). ...Read more

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Can physician assistants work in a urologist's office?

Yes: Many urologists hire pa's to help them see their patients. They work under the direct supervision of the urologist according to state regulatory guidelines. Each state regulation may be different. ...Read more

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Can a doctor who goes through medical school but doesnt do a residency become a physician assistant?

Probably: Probably but they still have to take exams and get licensed. However, why would someone go through all those 4 years and the tremendous expense to be a PA when PA school is shorter and less expensive? ...Read more

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Any dental or med students care to answer why they are allowed to practice without license?

Any dental or med students care to answer why they are allowed to practice without license?

Licensed Supervision: Dental and medical students are allowed to practice because they are under licensed supervision of an instructor that is properly licensed to practice and oversee students. Patients are also aware that they are being seen be a student. Dental or med students are not allowed to practice in private practice without a license. ...Read more

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Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?

Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?

Yes: If well trained, caring, thoughtful, & beholden to his/her expertise can bring doctor's concerns to insurance company & get case moved along. Unfortunately, as I have observed, such nurses sometimes get fired for not adhering to common insurance company posture of knee-jerk denials and cost savings. In any case the nurse enlarges target for the doctor's advocacy. So yes, get one. ...Read more

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How do you obtain personal medical records?

How do you obtain personal medical records?

Request it: You need to request it from the doctor's office or healthcare facility. They will have a form for you to complete or ask you to send in a signed, written request. They can also charge you for reproduction costs (modest fee). ...Read more

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Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Would be helpful: Optometrists go to a post college school which is 1/2 business and 1/2 basic eye disease and eyeglass/contact evaluation and care. They do not get general medical training and are not truly doctors although they grant themselves a doctors degree. Because of these deficiencies they do not currently take a board exam. For the best eye care, see an ophthalmologist who has full training. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read more

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For continuing disability review will SSI have full access to EVERYTHING a psychiatrist wrote in medical records?No confidentiality?Why call it that?

For continuing disability review will SSI have full access to EVERYTHING a psychiatrist wrote in medical records?No confidentiality?Why call it that?

No.: SSI doesn't need access to direct communication that occurs between you & your psychiatrist during your therapy sessions. You should ask your doctor specifically what info. s,he plan to release before s,he does so. ...Read more

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Can a doctor who goes through medical school but doesnt do a residency become a physician assistant?

Probably: Probably but they still have to take exams and get licensed. However, why would someone go through all those 4 years and the tremendous expense to be a PA when PA school is shorter and less expensive? ...Read more

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I wish to become a physician. I'm in high school and i want to be ahead of the class in medical school. How can I be more prepared?

Dedication : Number one, find opportunities to volunteer in a hospital, find a doctor to shadow to see if medicine us for you. Becoming a physician is about hard work and dedication. Academic excellence opens a lot of doors. Having said that, i love what i do. Never give up on your dreams. ...Read more

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I am a premed student at kent state university and applying to medical school soon. How do I go about setting up an appointment to shadow a physician?

Shadowing Doctors: I would advise you to find someone in your community doing the kind of work you anticipate wanting to learn or the type of doctor you want to be. Your medical school of choice or the premed department at kent state may have a list of selected doctors as well. ...Read more

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I would like to talk to who ever started this app cause it's the worst app and these doctor need to go back to medical school?

I would like to talk to who ever started this app cause it's the worst app and these doctor need to go back to medical school?

Sorry bad experience: I am sorry you had a bad experience. If your conditions are as stated online with Syncope, postural orthostatic tachycardia, you absolutely need to be under Cardiogist care for full investigation of these issues. If Cardiologist workup is negative, may be referred to Neurologist or Endocrinologist. Your symptoms are very serious and warrant full evaluation urgently ,ER if symptoms acute ...Read more

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Will ADHD affect my chances of getting into medical school because i feel like doctors can't have ADHD because who wants a doctor with addh right ?

Will ADHD affect my chances of getting into medical school because i feel like doctors can't have ADHD because who wants a doctor with addh right ?

Not so.: If treated appropriately and your grades are good and have a well rounded background with much to offer, it does not matter what a person's illness is as long as it is not hindering function. And it is a private matter per HIPAA and your civil rights. You cannot be discriminated against because of a chronic illness. Take care and wish you the best! ...Read more

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Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

They do: General anatomy, freshman year of dental school, includes cadaver dissection of the whole body with head/neck concentration. During training dental students practice on manikins. ...Read more

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I want to go to medical school just to learn about human biology and medicine. I want the knowledge but not the job (doctor). Is that possible?

I want to go to medical school just to learn about human biology and medicine. I want the knowledge  but not the job (doctor). Is that possible?

Wrong School: Then you don't go to medical school. You go to graduate school and study biology, physiology and then specialize in the area within the spectrum of medical sciences you are most interested in. ...Read more

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Can a person with only slightly above average intelligence make it to Medical School? I really want to be a doctor but im not a genius

Can a person with only slightly above average intelligence make it to Medical School? I really want to be a doctor but im not a genius

Hare & tortoise.: Do you remember the old fable of The Hare and The Tortoise? The tortoise was not the fastest, but was walked steadily through the race and was not distracted. The faster bunny, goofed off and didn't pay attention and lost the race. True with any field of study. Very smart people who don't study don't pass. People less smart, can with regular, persistent study can no more than most and do well. ...Read more

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Is studying medicine hard? Even working as a doctor? I don't know whether should I go into medical school or not hmm

Worth it: Medical school was tough. I had the privilege to study with very talented and dedicated classmates. We worked very hard. Having said that, it was worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What caused you to fall in love with medicine? How did you know you'd make a good doctor? Do b students ever get into medical school?

What caused you to fall in love with medicine?  How did you know you'd make a good doctor? Do b students ever get into medical school?

The curiosity: You have can serve you well in some branch of health care. Medical and grad schools do some psychological screening to help you determine if you are good candidate. Anything you have passion about is a good thing to look further into. Med school is very competitive but there is a place for you in some area of healthcare if you are motivated and give your best where ever you wind up. Peace. ...Read more

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Do all doctors know how to tell which drug combinations are safe or not. If so, is that taught in medical school?

Do all doctors know how to tell which drug combinations are safe or not. If so, is that taught in medical school?

They should. Yes. : Too many medications to know by heart. Doctors usually learn the most common medications by heart. They are able to look up the rest in books or apps. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

No very different.: A physician's assistant actually provides medical care under a doctor's supervision. They have several years of post secondary education. They earn an average of > $81, 000 per year. A medical assistant usually has 6 months to 1 year of training. Not all states require certification. They assist with administrative & clinical duties.They earn $19, 000 to $28, 000 annually. ...Read more

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Is 32 to old ti start medical school?

Never: The average age in my medical school class for those starting was 28 years old. We had many in their 30s. Even one that was in his mid-50s who had been a farmer and wanted to be a doctor. If properly motivated and if it's something that you want, it's never too late ...Read more

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Is medical school a lot harder than undergraduate school?

Worth it: Medical school was tough. I had the privilege to study with very talented and dedicated classmates. We worked very hard. Having said that, it was worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.

Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.

Required: Pre-medical requirements from undergraduate school are an index of your discipline, intelligence and compulsiveness. Physics is one of those which requires you to apply these skills and your success is considered to correlate with success in medical school. It is a requirement, so do as well as you can and help is usually available. And physics can be interesting also. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate has been 100-130 for 2-3 years. I'm a 23 year old healthy female in my second year of medical school. Should I worry about this?

My resting heart rate has been 100-130 for 2-3 years. I'm a 23 year old healthy female in my second year of medical school. Should I worry about this?

Cardiology: Yes, you should see a Cardiologist, discontinue any energy drinks, decongestants, coffee, tea, Moutain Dew or other stimulants for now. That is abnormally high for a resting heart rate. A Holter monitor or event monitor might be instructive. At least see your primary care physician for an EKG and advice. If you are overweight, then start a weight loss program with a reduced calorie diet as well. ...Read more

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I don't know if I took hepatitis vaccine when I was child I started medical school I took the first dose Is it safe to continue it if I took it before?

I don't know if I took hepatitis vaccine when I was child
I started medical school
I took the first dose
Is it safe to continue it if I took it before?

Yes: Repeating the complete series would have no negative effects on your system if you have had it before. It will help assure that you don't get a nasty disease. ...Read more

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Want to know do oral/maxillofacial surgeons go to medical school or dental school?

Both , for some: Some OMFS programs offer dual degree. Instead of the usual 4 yr program, the programs are 6 yrs, where in the middle they sent the residents to medical school , so if you see a dentist with DDS/MD or DMD/MD, thats likely happened... ...Read more

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