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Pulmonologists Comfortable Parents Managing Pneumonia
Pulmonologists: how comfortable are u with parents managing pneumonia at home preks? What=must go in
Depends on status: Kids with pneumonia have variable illness and many can be managed at home as a prek or younger. If they can tolerate oral medications & keep up with fluid needs they are unlikely to need oxygen , IV fluids or hospital based monitoring. Any child with low blood oxygen, dehydration, intolerance to fluids or poor access to care would likely go in.Its a call based on hx& exam, trust your doc to decide. ...Read more
CPAP: As a psychologist, i've heard from patients that there are many cognitive benefits from cpap. Improved memory and attention are just two. Of course, these might improve because the person is not as tired anymore, but i'm willing to bet empirical evidence will show cognitive enhancements. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about personal experience with BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)?
Start with this : Amer Lung Assoc: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia/ Mayo Clinic site: In some people, BOOP causes no signs or symptoms. Most people w/BOOP experience a persistent nonproductive cough and - depending on how much lung is affected - shortness of breath with exertion. More: http://www.mayoclinic.org/bronchiolitis-obliterans/expert-answers/faq-20057840 ...Read more
Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.
HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Doctors who have completed fellowship training in sleep medicine will be the best resource. A clinical psychologist with training in sleep will be able to provide cognative skills in order to help people sleep better. A pulmonologist, neiurologist, internal medicine physician, dentist, etc will be trained in different aspects of dealing with sleep disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which medical specialties do physicians have a more comfortable/fun lifestyle? I'm leaning towards Radiology...
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more
Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more
Yes: Psychiatrists are the medical doctors who specialize in phobias. Don't worry, they are not like other doctors, they're tools are conversation (not blood draws and x-rays). Psychologists also deal with phobias, and are often less expensive than psychiatrists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We hold live web chats with our Emory Healthcare doctors and care team members on a regular basis to give our community an opportunity to interact in ?
Live chats: That sounds really good. A lot of universities are implementing video conferencing. It is good for folks since they can avoid traveling. It saves time, it saves gas, and it gets people together more easily. Hopefully there will be more opportunities for everyone to benefit from this technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?
Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most do: Their training includes them.Some have an age range below which they leave to others. The whole idea around family practice is to monitor the whole family and be aware of the interactive dynamic/influence of each on one another. Knowing what you know and when to refer out is one of the skillsets that help them do their work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?
Tell them your : household rules before they come or as soon as they arrive. Ask them how they'll get their meds refilled while with you. Tell them you love them, but if their mood disorders are not stabilized, you need their doctors to refer & send records to a psychiatrist & psychologist in your town. Discuss what you'll do if their BPD disrupts family function. Get written permission to talk to their doctors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers