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One of your doctors has replied me that a spyrometry test prints out an interpretation .. Can it actually print out a defining print out stating the words abnormal and asthmatic?
No it cannot.: The interpretation that accompanies spirometry tests indicates lung volume and function as a percentage of normal findings. The diagnosis of asthma also includes finding out how much these abnormal values can be reversed with use of bronchodilators (inhalers that open up tubes in the lungs). Asthma is a disease of both inflamed and narrowed airways that can be mostly reversed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to read the published papers, listed in various doctor's profiles. Do, i need to be an alumni, with a university password? Thank you.
Maybe.: Many publishers require a fee for accessing their journals. Each is different. It may be possible to obtain viewing rights through a library or school or industry / company subscription. ...Read more
Is it common/better for patients to refer to list of questions when seeing a doctor? Do your patients look at their phone/paper notes?
Questions: We see a lot of patients who bring list it can be omg for us this could be trouble but most of the time a lot of stuff all relate to each other. Many patients just want to do a data dump on us I usually prefer to see the list and go over it myself first and then take the exam from there it make sure it easier for patient and I but if you do have a list bring it long. ...Read more
General answer : I believe you may be referring that doctors would be employed by a larger health system as opposed to being self employed owning their own individual practices. ...Read more
Is there really any credibility to those books and booklet lists that rate doctors by specialties in various states? I find them useful. Are they?
Look for reviews: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It is better to go to websites where one can read actual reviews written by patients. On HealthTap, one can go to each doctor's profile page and read his answers (to see his "speaking" bedside manner) and read reviews about him by patients and other doctors. On ratings websites (like Yelp*), one can read reviews too. Judge carefully, as not every review is believable. ...Read more
Patient profiles: Doctors want to know about the patients they are treating. ...Read more
Check out: HealthTap concierge program. You can have a video conference visit w/a doc. Availability varies by state and specialty. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes and no: The internet is a fantastic tool but getting medical information is a mixed bag. It is impossible to really know who is posting and what their credentials are. For instance there is a huge difference in credibility in a condition listed by the Mayo clinic and some layperson posting their opinions on a medical forum. patients can be very well informed now and I believe most doctors appreciate that ...Read more
Do doctors get feedback from the Press Ganey surveys that patients are asked to fill out after appointments? Is the information used in any way?
Used in several ways: Press-Ganey is a national company that sells its services to hospitals and doctor groups. Press-Ganey sends out surveys to patients and compiles the data to give to the doctors and hospitals. The data helps doctors decide which parts of their practices are doing very well (in the eyes of the patients) and which parts need improvement. Data may be made public (without identifiable information). ...Read more
Will Nurse Anesthetists replace Doctors of Anesthesiology in Hospital settings? I have read articles stating this, because of cost effectiveness.
There is certainly a: trend to using Nurse Anesthetists wherever they can safely be used as they are less expensive to employ. While very well trained, they are not required to have the same amount and intensity of training as physician Anesthesiologists. I believe high standards of care will continue to require physician supervision; the optimal ratio of nurse anesthetists to doctors is still to be determined. ...Read more
How can I confirm that my pharmacist is trustworthy? I know they keep records on customers at walgreens.
Not a medical question, but just wondering. Do the doctors here look at everything on a person's profile here?
Profile: I look at age and gender, but not else. I try to address general issues and don't see this as specific advise or substitute for a professional evaluation. Good question. ...Read more
SMFM, ASE.: Check out physicians' membership status at the society for maternal-fetal medicine (smfm - www.Smfm.Org) and/or the american society of echocardiography (ase). ...Read more
Ask: Since abortion is legal in all 50 states there is no registry or database to search. Doctors who do abortion usually advertize so you may identify by web searches or the phone book. 'experiments' can mean way too many things; abortion is definitely not an experiment. Doctors participating in clinical trials also advertize for study volunteers. As for their ethics, you have to ask the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I asked on here about developing antibodies to sperm. (see it first) Drs. say no such thing, yet a Google search says otherwise. Why?
Computer question: Sorry, I know about medicine but this not about this type of data. ...Read more
Internet: Doctors who use electronic medical record may be able to access their patient records to a secure login through the internet if their system is set to allow it. ...Read more
Yes: You can also buy them over the counter at any drug store. ...Read more