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Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more


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How do I become a patient at the mayo clinic?

How do I become a patient at the mayo clinic?

Excellent Question: 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.
Hope this Helps
Dr Z (Formerly Research Fellow Mayo Clinic and Mayo Grad Sc ...Read more

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How frequently do health clinics mix up letters to patients?

Do not know.: Suspect that may have to do with how efficiently run the particular clinic is. ...Read more

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How treat diabitics patient in dental clinic?

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

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Can a paramedic also work in a medical clinic to treat patients?

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

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What do methadone clinic patients do on days they can't get to the clinic?

What do methadone clinic patients do on days they can't get to the clinic?

Suffer: Withdrawal symptoms are often seen 24 hrs after stopping Suboxone so if they can't get to the clinic by then thre're out of luck/ I would call on the staff and ask for advice. ...Read more

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What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

None: No reputable clinic would offer this medication on an outpatient basis. This drug is an anesthetic and requires continuous monitoring with administration. ...Read more

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How to care a patient who has aids? Do they have special aids clinics?

How to care a patient who has aids?  Do they have special aids clinics?

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

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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

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Why do pain management clinics make patients undergo urine screenings?

Why do pain management clinics make patients undergo urine screenings?

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

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What would you do if a patient walks into your clinic complaining of chest pain & you immediately suspect mi?

What would you do if a patient walks into your clinic complaining of chest pain & you immediately suspect mi?

Give him an aspirin : Give him Aspirin to chew on, put him on oxygen and call 911 for the transport to the nearest hospital. ...Read more

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Is out patient surgery clinic just as safe as hospital for Tonsillectomy?

Is out patient surgery clinic just as safe as hospital for Tonsillectomy?

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

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I have r.A. And currently I am a patient at a methadone clinic. I would like very much to have a doctor prescribe it for me instead. Employed, insurd?

Seek Pain Specialist: I would seek a true pain clinic that manages chronic opiates. These trained specialist will evaluate your need and consider the appropriate medication and should be able to prescribe Methadone if needed. ...Read more

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Free clinic cancer patient and need serious advice on 9 monthes it being misdiagnosed please?

Free clinic cancer patient and need serious advice on 9 monthes it being misdiagnosed please?

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

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Do doctors/pharmacists/pain clinics or fda or other agency find out if patient are abusing rxs?

Do doctors/pharmacists/pain clinics or fda or other agency find out if patient are abusing rxs?

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

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Although a pathologist does not see patients, can a pathologist do "clinic physician work"?

Although a pathologist does not see patients, can a pathologist do "clinic physician work"?

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

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Although a pathologist does not see patients, can a pathologist do basic "physician clinic work"?

Although a pathologist does not see patients, can a pathologist do basic "physician clinic work"?

Yes: Pathologists are mds with specialty training in pathology and some even see patients for fine needle aspiration, bone marrow examination and in consultation with other physicians. ...Read more

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Is your clinic accepting new patients for chronic pain/back/knee/sciatica/anxiety/depression?

Is your clinic accepting new patients for chronic pain/back/knee/sciatica/anxiety/depression?

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

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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

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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?

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

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What to expect at new patient appointment with family practice doctor? If health history is complex is writing out ahead of time advised?

What to expect at new patient appointment with family practice doctor? If health history is complex is writing out ahead of time advised?

See below.: Every doc is different, but yes. Please write out your story.

Try organizing it by:

Medical issues / hospitalizations
surgeries
family history
social history — alcohol, tobacco, etc.
Medication list
immunizations
screening tests (colon, breast and cervical). ...Read more

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How it affects the family having a patient with capgras syndrome?

How it affects the family having a patient with capgras syndrome?

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

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What services do family planning clinics provide?

Often provide: "Contraceptive counseling, Contraceptive implant insertion & removal, IUD insertion & removal,Oral contraceptives, Injectable Contraceptives, Emergency contraception, sterilization" as well as education & various options for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

Many: There are many support services available for patients and families. One can begin to search for local resources. If none are available, contact the american cancer society, the leukemia/lymphoma foundation, or the leukemia society for resources. ...Read more

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Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?

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