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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Sticky issue: This is a huge question. On one hand, online records can be transmitted quickly when medically needed. This could save a life. On the other hand, this quick transmission can also allow breaches of privacy that are potentially painful, embarrassing, and invasive. Balancing these things is precarious! electronic records seems to be where we're going, so we need safeguards to do it well. ...Read more

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Can you give me a list of raleigh, north carolina doctors who handle workmen's compensation patients?

Can you give me a list of raleigh, north carolina doctors who handle workmen's compensation patients?

Try this: You may want to try amssm.Org. . .This is a site with a lot of sports med docs like me and a very good number of them will take workman's comp. They will do a good job. You can do a "find a doc" tab on there when you go there. If you can't find one shoot me an email on here. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan:  what medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Are the drs. able to write prescriptions for us as pts. online?

Are the drs. able to write prescriptions for us as pts. online?

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

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read more

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What are good resources for services or information regarding adults with autism?

Online: Several associations and societies have websites and advocate for people affected with this condition. All of them surely will help you find local chapters in your area, will share tips, support, referrals, resources. ...Read more

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Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Residents: Surely all medical residents have direct interaction with attendings and consultants. If that is not the case you MUST report this to the doctor(s) in charge of education for medical residents. What you report is simply unacceptable. Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?

Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?

Some are: The DBQ application forms are a summary of the medical status of a veteran in relationship to claimed service connected disability. A team of contract physicians has been trained to perform these examinations and submit the DBQ forms. Some Health Tap doctors have had this training and can do this although the examinations are scheduled through organizations such as VES and QTC.l ...Read more

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Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Sometimes: It depends on your insurance and the specific supplement you are looking to have covered. Usually I have found that it is not commonly covered. However, I have encountered exceptions in my practice. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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How do health insurance companies determine what doctors are in-network? Why are some doctors affiliated with in-network hospitals but still not considered in-network physicians?

How do health insurance companies determine what doctors are in-network? Why are some doctors affiliated with in-network hospitals but still not considered in-network physicians?

Different groups: Doctors with permission to use a particular hospital to care for patients are said to "have privileges" at that hospital. Hospitals need doctors, and some doctors need hospitals, but affiliations usually do not involve finances. Doctors and hospitals bill you separately. Insurance networks are mainly a money issue. Insurers pay different amounts if a doctor joins them vs. "staying independent." ...Read more

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