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What Type Of Patients Are Seen In Family Practice Clinics
All types: Of patients, hence the 'family practice' designation. ...Read more
There are at least THREE Clinic Sites... The Original is in Rochester Minn. It is the ORIGINAL Site and I suggest that it's the place to go if you can. Simple go to the Mayo Clinic Website or CALL the clinic and ask for INTAKE information. The Evaluation is AMAZING ...everything in ONE PLACE and OFTEN in ONE to TWO Days.
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Dr Z (Formerly Research Fellow Mayo Clinic and Mayo Grad Sc ...Read more
Do not know.: Suspect that may have to do with how efficiently run the particular clinic is. ...Read more
More caution: Diabetic patients should be treated the same as anyone else. However, the diabetes needs to be well controlled. If a patient has uncontrolled diabetes they will be more prone to infection and have delayed healing. Diabetic patients tend to have a higher risk of periodontal disease. If periodontal disease is rampant blood sugar control is more difficult to attain as well. ...Read more
Yes: Paramedics are now being utilized for their skill sets in hospital emergency rooms and even operating rooms. They are valued members of the health care team and there allowed skill sets are determined by their medical director, a physician that oversees their scope of practice. The sky's the limit. ...Read more
Yes: There are HIV clinics in many cities that provide free care. In addition, there are a lot of infectious disease doctors who take care of patients with HIV in adults and in children. They are located in the community as part of hospitals, universities or in private practice. Seek early care. ...Read more
Is it difficult to be accepted into the neurosurgery clinic at the u of m as a patient for a spine eval?
Call them and find : Out. Have your primary care refer you, this might help you get in quicker. And there are other spine specialists in the area. ...Read more
Urine screening : To monitor compliance with prescribed medications ; to check for use of illegal drugs. The providers are practicing their responsibility to the patient, the public ; the medical license. ...Read more
What would you do if a patient walks into your clinic complaining of chest pain & you immediately suspect mi?
Yes, but...: Yes, but only in appropriately selected patients. For example, patients with obstructive sleep apnea, those with significant medical problems, or controversially, children under 3, may be required to have surgery in the hospital operating room followed by overnight observation prior to discharge. Discuss with your ENT surgeon his/her preferences and criteria for outpatient surgery. ...Read more
Private consultation: Go to the section where you can send private message to healthtap physicians for a more detailed conversation. Otherwise, contact a local social worker to see what options you might have in your community. ...Read more
All ENA results are 0.2. No clinic symptoms. What does usually happen with patients who have raised rnp (my is 1.6) in a period of 10 years?
it means nothing: A rnp that low has no clinical significance by itself. ...Read more
I'm a methadone clinic patient is my drug test positive or have i failed even tho I have a prescription, IV not had anything else for 2 1/2years thanks?
Yes: We do monitor patients likely to abuse pain medications. Some clinics require to sign an agreement not to go to any other doctor for pain meds or abuse otherwise. Pain clinics perform urine tests to make sure patients are taking medications as prescribed. Pharmacists have the responsibility to inform doctors if there is a suspicion of abuse/ forgery of prescriptions etc. ...Read more
Sometimes.: Pathologists are usually in the lab, but in some specialties, like transfusion medicine/blood banking, the pathologist sees and monitors patients who come in the lab for apheresis or plasma exchange. Sometimes they even monitor the transfusion itself, if it is done in the lab. The clinical pathologist also does such work by discussing lab values with the clinician, and checking records. ...Read more
Although a pathologist does not see patients, can a pathologist do basic "physician clinic work"?
Yes: As a family medicine residency program, we're always accepting new patients, many w/conditions similar to yours. Best to find closest to you. ...Read more
Are there any ob/gyn clinics that are income based does any ob/gyn offer income based service and can you have one visit to get a Clomid (clomiphene) prescription or do you have to be a patient
Here : Here are the phone numbers of two facilities in decatur that accept sliding fee payment. Oakhurst health center (404) 298-8998 & clifton spring health center (404) 244-2200. It is one thing to see a physician once if you have a cold; there is whole other level of responsibility if you are treating someone for infertility. Normally the doctor evaluates you before deciding on treatment options. I don't know if I would want to see a provider who was willing to offer that standard of care because a patient requested it. ...Read more
Did a blood glucose test for a patient in a clinic. I removed the test with bare hands and then rubbed eyes accidentally. Possible hiv/ pathogens?
No: That is not a realistic fear. Wash your hands after doing these. ...Read more
What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?
1) If your relatives: With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.g., fragile x) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >,) increases risk of Down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance. ...Read more
What to expect at new patient appointment with family practice doctor? If health history is complex is writing out ahead of time advised?
Very painful: It's very painful for the family of someone suffering from capgras syndrome. In this disorder, the person has the delusional belief that a parent, child, spouse, other family member, or close friend has been substituted by an identically-appearing impostor. Imagine what it's like to have your relative repeatedly tell you that you're not who you appear to be? ...Read more
Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?
Guardianship: If they have been found legally incompetent to make these determinations then a guardian is appointed, who acts on the individual's behalf. Sometimes this is a family member and at times can be someone appointed by the court. Usually this occurs because the individual does not recognize the illness. Only in an emergency can the doctors act without the okay of the patient or legal guardian. ...Read more
If patients are suspected of being exposed to anthrax, should they be quarantined or should other family members be tested?
No: Anthrax does not spread from one person to the next. ...Read more
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