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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either. ...Read more

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How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

Depends on work: Limitations that might prevent one from returning to work are related to post-operative pain or pain medications, e.g. No driving while on pain medications or if having significant pain; no heavy lifting, no straining or strenuous activity. Usually, one may return if one may return to work sooner if desk job, but later if physical work. Also sooner if latissimus and/or serratus muscles wre spared. ...Read more

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

Memory loss: That depends on what caused the memory loss. Consult a neurologist & your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have a very short recovery time. Usually no heavy lifting is recommend for 2 weeks (nothing > 15-20lbs). Often more is done than just looking, and the length of recovery depends on what else is done (bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Talk : talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. ...Read more

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Mother having full hysterectomy soon. What changes can we expect short and long term? How can I assist in a speedy and effective recovery?

Mother having full hysterectomy soon. What changes can we expect short and long term? How can I assist in a speedy and effective recovery?

Many changes: Seem answers depend on why she is getting a hysterectomy , and whether she is having an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, and whether she will have her ovaries removed as well (or if menopausal already or not)abdominal surgery is often more difficult to get over, as is losing the hormones provided by the ovaries.To heal, she needs sleep, early activity, good diet and love and support.Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

Usually about 6 wks: Check with your OB doctor for their specific instructions, but usually after abdominal surgery 6 weeks is a good time frame for wound healing before resuming any strenuous activity. ...Read more

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What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

For Many: You can return to light duty in about a week. This varies depending on your surgeon and the complexity of your surgery however. ...Read more

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Looking for DSM diagnosis code that will allow patient to continue therapy without diagnosing a severe or long term disorder. Thanks!

Looking for DSM diagnosis code that will allow patient to continue therapy without diagnosing a severe or long term disorder. 

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Hard ? ethically: Dr. this is a common but very difficult question: we want to offer our patients the best care possible and insurance companies often have competing goals. To remain within ethical guide lines, if any depressive symptoms are present I go with ICD10-F43.21 which as an adjustment disorder allows for about 8 sessions. If the symptoms continue I may provide the diagnosis of F34.1 Dysthymia up to 1 year ...Read more

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Suffered hypoxia after birth. find reading/talking aloud for periods at time strenuous. What to do to improve comfort in speaking for long periods?

Suffered hypoxia after birth. find reading/talking aloud for periods at time strenuous. What to do to improve comfort in speaking for long periods?

Stamina: You have obviously found many ways to compensate for any longterm deficits from the hypoxia, so good for you! I suspect the best way to improve comfort speaking for long periods is to practice doing it, and gradually build up your tolerance. That may be important if it is a requirement for you at work. If it's a problem with friends, remind them that you tire easily. They'll understand. ...Read more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

Depends: This depends on a number of things. What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

Once hormones....: The time it takes for adrenalin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine levels to normalize. The absolute time is exercise intensity dependent! ...Read more

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How long after a pneumothorax can I return to work?

How long after a pneumothorax can I return to work?

Depends on work: As long as you are not breathing hard or lifting heavy objects you may return when breathing is comfortable. Wait 6 weeks at least for healing before anything strenuous and have a follow up x-ray before that time has passed to make sure the lung is fully inflated. ...Read more

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How long before returning to work after pneumonia?

How long before returning to work after pneumonia?

Pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon the cause of the pneumonia, degree of illness sustained, the efficacy of treatment, the response both in reduction of fever, diminished breathing disturbances and other factors. If the patient has improved, is feeling generally well, they can go back to work whenever they feel well enough to do so. ...Read more

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For carpal tunnel surgery, how long before returning to manual labour job?

For carpal tunnel surgery, how long before returning to manual labour job?

return to work: Postop recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Studies demonstrate endoscopic carpal tall leads to quicker return to work. However each surgeon will set the postop protocols for their patient. Speak to your specific surgeon about their recommendations. At most it can be six weeks to as little as 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to return to school after a devastating breakup?

Breakup: Depends on how long you've known the person, if breakup was mutual, what things worry you, and how active you are socially, as well as your support system. ...Read more