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Any feed back about Covered California insurance? Any reason the providers discriminate this insurance compared to individual plan or group plan?

Any feed back about Covered California insurance?  Any reason the providers discriminate this insurance compared to individual plan or group plan?

Covered California: Simple answer: poor reimbursement and too many regulations. I cannot keep providing the level of Ophthalmology care my patients need and deserve with the payments under Covered California. ...Read more

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What to do in DES moines to get to see alternative provider?

What to do in DES moines to get to see alternative provider?

Google: On google, use the words 'alternative provider' + 'des moines' should give you a list of local providers. You could be more specific if you want for instance acupuncture or hypnotherapy by adding that term to the search. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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What is your opinion on nurse practitioners as medical providers?

They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more

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How do I find a home birth provider?

How do I find a home birth provider?

Why would you?!: No reasonable person would make an informed decision to deliver their baby at home without access to a maternity center with a large blood bank, surgical suites, experienced obstetrical surgeons, round-the-clock perinatal anesthesiologists and neonatal intensive care unit. You should not put your life and your baby's life at risk by delivering at home - multiple studies prove it is much riskier! ...Read more

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Are there any providers of palliative care in home?

Are there any providers of palliative care in home?

Yes is some areas: Most large insurance companies are expanding their home palliative care services, check with them to see if available in the area you live. Most need to meet home health criteria (home-bound patient with a skilled medical need). Some centers are also starting palliative care clinics for those patients not home-bound. ...Read more

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What is the best way to choose a healthcare provider?

Research: Find out what doctors are covered by your insurance and accepting new patients. Ask your primary care doctor which doctors they recommend or do an online search to look for highly rated doctors. I've found the best way is to ask your friends who they see, they will give you the real scoop. ...Read more

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How do healthcare providers or med students remove sutures?

How do healthcare providers or med students remove sutures?

See below: They are usually held at the end and then cut with a suture scissors and removed with a hemostat. ...Read more