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If in a private hospital room with neighbors with isolation sign, should I keep my door closed?

If in a private hospital room with neighbors with isolation sign, should I keep my door closed?

Not necessarily: In a hospital, the rooms probably have negative pressure; however, the neighbors room have to be kept closed, but due negative pressure any infectious organism will most like be pulled in instead of blown out of the room, therefore it probably not necessary to keep your own room closed. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Berman
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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more


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Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Yes: The nurses and doctors will try to give you plenty of time alone to bond with your baby. You should specifically ask for this too. The staff will want to attend to your needs but also repsect your privacy. ...Read more

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If I go to a private practice for faculty at a private hospital (with residents) am I required to let resident examine me?

If I go to a private practice for faculty at a private hospital (with residents) am I required to let resident examine me?

No: You're not required, but it has advantages. All resident cases are discussed thoroughly with the faculty so nothing gets through the cracks. Residents seem more caring as they are in their career infancy. ...Read more

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Is there any difference in care received between private practice and a university hospital?

Is there any difference in care received between private practice and a university hospital?

Many differences: Keep in mind that the following are generalities: in a private practice, you will most likely be seeing the physician for care. You may be seen by nurse practitioners or physician assistants, but there is ongoing follow up. In a university hospital, it's primary function is teaching, so you will be examined by medical students, interns, residents, and possibly attending faculty. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much a vein surgery would cost in a singapore private hospital?

Does anyone know how much a vein surgery would cost in a singapore private hospital?

Vein surgery cost: I have read that endovenous laser treatment in singapore can cost as much as $8500 us. ...Read more

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When you graduate medical school, can you do your internship at a private practice or do you have to do it at a hospital?

Academic setting: The internship must be in an accredited academic institution. There are some private practice rotations that may be an option in certain specialties. ...Read more

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When md's finish their residencies, do most of them stay at the hospital to further establish themselves or do they work for another private office?

Most stay local: Most new docs practice within about 50 miles of where they completed their residencies. This is why lots of remote places are starting new residency programs, to "grow" some local docs. This creates some exciting training opportunities and provides access to health care for under-served communities. ...Read more

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Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

Your focus: If you are dedicated to helping poor/underserved patients, perhaps a career in the public health service corps, indian health service, or at a federally qualified health center (community health center). If you would like to tailor your practice in a particular way, the private sector might be better. Finally, if you are looking for a very structured position with defined hours, hospitalist? ...Read more

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What to do if i'm having my wisdom tooth removed at a private hospital (nuffield) soon. I am just wondering will they put me to sleep?

What to do if i'm having my wisdom tooth removed at a private hospital (nuffield) soon. I am just wondering will they put me to sleep?

Wisdom teeth: The method of anesthesia that is chosen depends upon various factors. Some patients elect to have the wisdom tooth removed by local anesthetic, but nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous anesthesia are commonly administered. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for before and after the procedure. ...Read more

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Went outpatient at hospital clinic and did labs there. Thought it easier and cost the same as private lab. $$ 3x more - this typical? Lesson learned!

Went outpatient at hospital clinic and did labs there. Thought it easier and cost the same as private lab. $$ 3x more - this typical? Lesson learned!

It can happen: Depending on one's insurance plan, getting lab tests done at a hospital can cost more out-of-pocket than getting them done at a private outpatient lab. It can happen the other way also, if the private outpatient lab is out-of-network for the patient, presuming the hospital lab is in-network for the patient. One reason for a hospital lab costing more is that big, beautiful buildings are expensive! ...Read more

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