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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more

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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Not Necessarily: The basic requirements for family medicine training are uniform around the country and there is little required training on alternative treatments. However, specific training programs may provide more background and training in this area. ...Read more

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Are acupuncturists doctors or therapists?

Are acupuncturists doctors or therapists?

Depends: This depends on the individual acupuncturist. Some are doctors that have received additional training in acupuncture. Others are specially trained "therapists". ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...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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Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Variety: Most doctors, including myself, who practice internal medicine enjoy the variety of patients and diagnoses. Family physicians expand even further including pediatrics and sometimes gynecology. ...Read more

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Do pharmacists in big medical centers have specialties?

Yes: There are many pharmacy specialities. Some are board certified and others are based on experience. ...Read more

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Who owns personal medical records?

Who owns personal medical records?

Personal medical rec: You as patient have right and access to a full copy. ...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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Do holistic doctors work?

Do holistic doctors work?

Yes, certainly: I and many other holistic doctors work very hard for the benefit of our patients. In most cases, we take more time with each patient than our colleagues in more conventional practices. This does not mean others cannot practice with a holistic (whole person) intent, but i'm speaking here of physicians who have identified themselves as "holistic doctors.". ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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Are podiatrists board-certified?

Are podiatrists board-certified?

Yes many: As with any physician there are those that do not pass these or may choose not to maintain certification; but, hospitals/facilities and even insurers almost always require it. Ask your physician if they are board certified. The two major boards that podiatric physicians sit for are: american board of podiatric surgery and american board of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. ...Read more

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Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Ped cardiologists: Pediatric cardiologists mainly do diagnostic testing of the heart in an office setting which could be private or at a hospital). Some do procedures (like cardiac catheterization). Surgeries on the heart are usually done by surgical sub specialists, pediatric/cardio thoracic surgeons. ...Read more

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Can physician assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Physician assistants (pa's) can have special knowledge in certain areas, such as pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, etc... Their specialization is usually due to working in the particular specialty for several years. Some pa schools may have programs to help pa's specialize. Licensing rules vary from state to state, so there may or may not be state recognition of any specialized pa's. ...Read more

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Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Profession query: No they are not one and the same - psych np has prescription privileges and can collaborate with a psychiatrist to provide psychopharm services whereas psychiatric nursing deals more with inpatient nursing care. ...Read more

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Should doctors email patients?

Should doctors email patients?

Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you! ...Read more