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Who Is A Neurology
What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?
Brain, bones, muscles: Neurologists deal with diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves), including disorders of movements. Orthopedists are surgeons who deal with problems of bones and joints. Sports Medicine deals with muscles and soft tissues (and bone fractures) that might be injured while playing a sport. ...Read more
Looking for a good dr who specializes in migraine medicine need to find a good dr who specilaized in migraines, not just a nurologist, been there, done that. This must be a specialty dr for migraines.
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
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
No: No, because the addiction specialist is helping those who want help with their addiction or need help for their addiction, if he is addicted he probably does not want treatment for his addiction. Just because you have an addiction doesnt take away your knowledge of treating the addiction for those who want the help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find a competent psychiatrist who is an expert in psychopharmacology in New York City?
Word of Mouth: You have many options in New York City. There are many outstanding psychiatrists practicing there. nymag.com has a listing of the top 1,251 doctors in several specialties in NYC. You can also contact the state medical association for a referral. ...Read more
What is included in an assessment of a geriatric patient who has possibly experienced an acute ischemic stroke?
Stroke: A thorough stroke assessment will include medical imaging to include brain, carotid and heart in trying to understand the mechanism of the stroke, chronic conditions assessment and risk factors modification. Physical and occupational therapy, speech and swallow evaluation are also completed and a possible recommendation for short term rehab may be made. Treatment is mostly supportive otherwise. ...Read more
What is the difference between a doctor that has a family practice and a general practice at a multispecialty clinic?
Family practice : The main difference is that a family practice dr finished a 3 year residency in family medicine specialty. General practice dr is an older term they didn't do a residency but went right into field practicing they generally did everything including OB and surgery. Now the two are close in their scope of practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If got MD degree.: A physiotherapist or physical therapist, is not necessarily a medical doctor (MD or DO). A physiotherapist can go to medical school or a school of osteopathic medicine and become a MD or DO. A physiotherapist can also get a doctorate and thus have a PhD. See more about Physical Therapy and training here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_therapy#Education ...Read more
Why would pa say i might consider a neurologist for 2 discs in my neck fusing. Isnt a neurologist a dr for the brain? This is a skeletal issue right?
Nerves & Neurology: Do you not realize that the spinal cord that comes from the brain and resides in the middle of all of the spine bones is a vial part of what the neurologist is concerned about? ...Read more
Hi, I'm looking for a physician who specializes in immunology, as opposed to allergy. This is for a 25 year old HealthTap patient.
Allergy + Immunolgy: Hi Deborah, I specialize in both. What is the question? Maybe I can help. Please PM me. ...Read more
It does not matter: You need a good doctor whether he is in a group or solo. ...Read more