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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What is the difference between do and md and chiropracter?

What is the difference between do and md and chiropracter?

Significant: Md's and do's have full medical and pharmaceutical training and can address most illnesses with scientifically proven regimens. Chiropractors operate under an outmoded and disproven theory of spinal "subluxations". They can offer a sometimes comforting deep massage but cannot properly diagnose disease and certainly cure nothing. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease Dr. Mease
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Can you explain the difference between do and md? My friend said id make better do because im more hands on.

Can you explain the difference between do and md? My friend said id make better do because im more hands on.

DO Difference: Today there is little difference in the training and practice of osteopathic and allopathic physicians. Osteopathic medical school do have training in the use of spinal manipulation. Go to the best medical school you can regardless of do or md. ...Read more

Dr. Soroosh Armandi Dr. Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
12 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What is the difference between a naturopath and an md? Can I go to a naturopath for my yearly physical for a more holistic approach?

What is the difference between a naturopath and an md? Can I go to a naturopath for my yearly physical for a more holistic approach?

You Can: Naturopaths can do full physicals on you and run bloodwork and give you herbs and supplements! however, with that being said they dont have the licensure to prescribe fda approved medications. If i were you and i was looking for a holistic physician, i would either go to an md or do who specializes in holistic medicine. Im not saying naturopaths are not doctors, they certainly help alot of pts. ...Read more

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss Dr. Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How about do and md? What is difference between training?.

How about do and md? What is difference between training?.

Both Doctors: The big difference in training between dos & mds is that dos receive training in palpatory diagnosis, and osteopathic manipulation and philosophy. These classes let us learn another method of treating problems, in addition to medicine & surgery. www.osteopathic.com for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard Dr. Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Is there a difference between healthtap or healthtap md apps?

Is there a difference between healthtap or healthtap md apps?

MD is for Doctors: The app for U.S. Licensed doctors is healthtap md. The app for non-doctors (eg. Patients) is healthtap. Both are free! they work hand-in-hand so doctors can give patients, caregivers, and health conscious individuals the trusted and personalized health information they are looking for online. Ask your doctor for their healthtap "docapp" - a custom app that gives you access to his/her practice 24/7. ...Read more

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove Dr. Colegrove
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Difference between OD and MD ? Which one should I choose after the MCAT, future perspective ?

Think you mean DO: i'm a DO and work with MDs. essentially the same training but DOs get additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine. DOs are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Keshav Narain Dr. Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What's the difference between photopsia and visual seizures? I had split-second flashes of light so i saw my eye md, but he found nothing wrong.

What's the difference between photopsia and visual seizures? I had split-second flashes of light so i saw my eye md, but he found nothing wrong.

Photopsia is a flash: Of light that will nearly always occur unilaterally, or in one eye only. A migraine causes "scintillating scotomas". This is a scintillating absence of vision which typically does not lateralize - meaning it is not possible to say that it is in one eye or the other. A "visual seizure" or occipital lobe seizure mimics retinal migraine as both are due to occipital lobe dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Dr. Whitman
Ophthalmology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What's the main difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? I just know that an ophthalmologist is a md. If i was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (with graves disease being the likely cause), which one am i suppose to see? My eyes

What's the main difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? I just know that an ophthalmologist is a md.

If i was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (with graves disease being the likely cause), which one am i suppose to see?

My eyes

In : In this case it makes sense to see an ophthalmologist who is an md and is trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. In your case, may may need to see a subspecialist known as an oculo-plastic specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Dr what is the difference between mds and dysmyelopoiesis are they both cancer?

Dr what is the difference between mds and dysmyelopoiesis are they both cancer?

Bone marrow disorder: MDS is a well defined condition(although there are several different types of MDS). MDS leads to an abnormal CBC affecting Red cells(low Hemoglobin), low WBC/ANC and low platelet counts. Dysmyelopoiesis is more non specific...it may or may not affect the peripheral blood(CBC). Tell us the results of your CBC(complete Blood count) and then we can help you arrive at a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are the differences between duchenne md and becker's md?

What are the differences between duchenne md and becker's md?

Same locus: Becker's is caused by a milder allele than Duchenne's but otherwise they are the same disease. If you have mutant dystrophin and symptoms but are walking at age 16, it's Becker's. We are all hoping that gene therapy will come through for this disease group. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Roosth Dr. Roosth
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the differences in treating patients as an md or do in emergency medicine?

What are the differences in treating patients as an md or do in emergency medicine?

None: Generally speaking allopathic(md) and osteopathic(do) training are similar and licensing boards, hospitals etc, recognize them as being so. Personally speaking one of my friends in undergrad whent to osteopathic while i was in allopathic and his training was great. Both become doctors. It is the further training/dedication/committment that makes the quality of the doctor, not their md v do degre. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright Dr. Wright
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Marquette University School of Dentistry
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Are there differences bewtten what type of radiographycal tests md/dmd vs. Dds can or cannot order as the "oral surgeons"?

Are there differences bewtten what type of radiographycal tests md/dmd vs. Dds can or cannot order as the "oral surgeons"?

Not really: As long as it pertains to the mouth a licensed dentist can order anything that an oral surgeon can. The difference may be in the interpretation of the x-ray which is not a test. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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I've been switched from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) to dulera. Any difference? Md changing me because i've had an asthma flare and he says the steroid is more potent.

I've been switched from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) to dulera. Any difference? Md changing me because i've had an asthma flare and he says the steroid is more potent.

Clinical judgement: Both drugs are combo drugs: an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist laba (salmetrol) which both have, with a slightly different dosong, the main difference though is is in the corticosteroid part, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains Budesonide while Dulera has mometsone, a relatively newer medicine and more potent, more important is adherence to treatment plan and regular follow up with ur md. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I had shingles in my eye diagnosed by an eye MD.I have an infection now.My PCP says pink eye.I think it's shingles again.How can I tell the difference?

I had shingles in my eye diagnosed by an eye MD.I have an infection now.My PCP says pink eye.I think it's shingles again.How can I tell the difference?

By specific exam: Shingles can occasionally involve the eye and that determination is made by special exam. Recurrence of shingles is rare in those with a normal immune system.If you have the concern, discuss it with the eye doc ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What're the differences between optometrists, ophthalmologists, and mds?

What're the differences between optometrists, ophthalmologists, and mds?

Several: Ophthalmologists attende medical school and receive an md or do degree and then do a residency in ophthalmology. Optometrist do 4 years at an optometry school and receive an od degree. ...Read more

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Dr. Julio Bordas Dr. Bordas
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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My hubby is 54. His MD stopped his B/P meds b/c of ED, why?

My hubby is 54. His MD stopped his B/P meds b/c of ED, why?

Blood Pressure & ED: Some BP meds have ED as a side effect. If you hubby's is complaining of ED and his BP is stable it is OK to stop the medications. Hopefully his ED will resolve. He need to monitor his BP, 2-3/week, if it starts to go abnormally high he is to contact his MD. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Saw new md(insurance change). Gave her med records w/former md's dx&tx.New md was rude & condescending to me d/t former md's dx! what's your take on this?

Saw new md(insurance change). Gave her med records w/former md's dx&tx.New md was rude & condescending to me d/t former md's dx! what's your take on this?

Not sure, but...: Not sure about all that, but a patient should always make a copy of her medical records if she has them. Then, she can give just the copy to her new doctor. If she and the new doctor are not a good match, she can try another doctor and give the second doctor a copy of her records (while always keeping the originals). ...Read more

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