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What Is A Medical Onconologist Vs A Clinical Oncologist
Same: "clinical" usually means a doctor who works in the clinical setting, ie seeing patients. A medical oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer patients with medications and chemotherapy. A "clinical" oncologist probably means the same thing, although it's not a term i've heard used very much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Medical oncologists are trained through to diagnose and treat cancer using internal medicine (i.e. With medications, or chemotherapy). Many medical oncologists also receive training in hematology (the study of blood diseases) since the two are closely linked - thus, they are hematology/oncology certified (heme/onc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certified or not: Board certified doctors have completed proper training requirements and passed examinations to determine knowledge and competence. If in this process they are termed "eligible". Most who are eligible will in short order get the training and pass the tests to become certified. There is no legal limit to this, so some overuse the term eligible to attain privileges when in fact they never finish. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Busy and Rewarding: Most pediatric h/o docs see patients who are in the hospital for treatment or who are being evaluated for a diagnosis. They also perform procedures like bone marrow aspirates and spinal taps in the operating room. They see patients in clinic and supervise infusions of chemotherapy and blood transfusions. They spend time talking with patients and families and other docs. Many do research as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thus:: A medical oncologist uses medications of different sorts (chemo, hormones, etc.) whereas a radiation oncologist uses different forms of radiation (beams, implants, etc.). They work together with surgeons, nurses, and therapists of different kinds. Cancer treatment is a group effort. Best to you. ...Read more
General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a surgeon: Pediatric hematologist-oncologists are doctors that treat children with blood disorders and cancer. They are not surgeons, although they do perform minor surgeries (lumbar punctures and bone marrow examinations mostly). There are also nurses that are specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology and treat children in the hospital and as outpatients under the direction of the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ridiculous to ask an oncologist for a second opinion when the results of a pathologist is positive for cancer?
If a podiatrist is a foot doctor, what is the medical term for a hand doctor? Is there a special name?
What type of doctor is better suited to advise a person without a spleen on a vaccine regimen an immunologist or infectious disease specialist?
Either fine: Id is more easily located, and focuses on the conditions vaccination would be addressing. In general, majority of surgeons / family doctors / internists would be competent in managing a post-splenectomy patient in terms of prophylactic vaccination. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Psychosis can be caused by many things. Tfor example, depression can cause psychosis, dementia can do it, and other psychiatric conditions. Treatment should be tailored to the cause of the psychosis. In general, newer generation antipsychotics are preferred, such as quietiapine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the probability that a family doctor would sign a DNR-CC order for a 25 year old without any serious or terminal medical condition?
Low...: a 25 year old healthy person would have a reasonable chance of being resuscitated in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest so the doctor would likely counsel this person and hopefully get the person to agree to a resuscitation attempt. But, it depends on the circumstances and a discussion between the patient and the doctor would need to take place to arrive at the best solution! Good luck! ...Read more
Clinical Health : Psychology is a field largely dealing in preventive medicine. A health psychologist may treat chronic illness and how a person's adaptive and coping style impacts the course of disease. Positive lifestyle activities such as relaxation, yoga and meditation have relevance here. This movement is popular among patients who want a holistic approach and want greater control over their treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not a physician: Speech pathologists and audiologists are specialist in communication sciences. They are not physicians but provide valuable services in their area of healthcare. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist before going to a speech pathologist and let the ENT specialist recommend the speech pathologist. ...Read more
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