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What Is The Difference Between Do And Md
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MD says I have primary lupus &secondary sjogrens. My chart says lupus-sjogrens overlap syndrome.Is there a difference between listing them separately?
No: Your treatment will be the same. Kudos for taking charge and reading the documentation carefully! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Md suggested gluten free diet d/t unexplained sx. If I have gluten insensitivity, how soon after eliminating gluten should I notice a difference?
It depends: On how sick you are. Few weeks i woukd estimate. Be very strict. ...Read more
Are there differences bewtten what type of radiographycal tests md/dmd vs. Dds can or cannot order as the "oral surgeons"?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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