Hi Mefites. I'll be starting an online medical coding and billing course in January ( given by the AAPC), after graduating from a relatively well respected state school with a psychology BA in May and finding out far too late in the game that it would leave me with nil in terms of job prospects. After building up quite a bit of credit card debt and deciding that man cannot live on Hulu and Facebook alone, as I've been doing for six months, I decided to look into opportunities that required relatively little training to get started with, and happened upon medical billing, something that seems to fit me quite well. I'm tempering my enthusiasm however, because no amount of Googling seems to give me a clear sense of my path once the course is over. Help? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77
on Dec 8, 2013 -
Hello everyone, my mom was taken to a hospital by ambulance a few mornings ago when she couldn't move her legs and get out of bed. This stems from a previous issue with nerve damage and spinal problems which she's had surgery for before. She met the same doctor from her previous surgery, whom she couldn't pay, and was berated and threatened by him. [more inside]
posted by FireballForever
on Oct 17, 2013 -
I need to create a printable list of the best hospitals within reason along the route between Charlotte, NC and Detroit. Are there any tools/services that can help me to do this? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Aug 8, 2013 -
Can anyone give me any information or insight into how I might find my biological father? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 23, 2012 -
Are there risks in having botox injections for a neutropenia sufferer?
A relation of mine is determined to have botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, however, they suffer badly from cyclic neutropenia which means that their immune system is often weak and have white blood cell issues and consequently they get infections frequently. I am aware that botox is botulinum toxin and I have kept trying to persuade her to see her doctor before having botox injections, to check whether they are safe for her in light of neutropenia. She is desperate to go ahead with this and it is hard to persuade her to get medical advice on this. From a layman's perspective, I am concerned that this may be dangerous for her.
Does anybody with medical knowledge, perhaps haematology, know if this botox is safe for neutropenia sufferers?
posted by conrad101
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Primary care doctor and hospital/clinic recommendations in NYC, Manhattan, preferably below 34th.
I am helping someone choose a new primary care doctor. We are leaning towards a practitioner who is affiliated with a good sized
clinic or practice for one stop shopping convenience. [more inside]
posted by flummox
on Jan 27, 2012 -
We recently had a highly traumatic hospital experience involving a 3-year-old and two doctor errors, and we're wondering what our redress options are. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Looking for info, advice, doctor recommendations related to idiopathic intracranial hypertension and neurology in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 18, 2011 -
In the U.S., what options exist for a nearly immediate increase in hemoglobin levels (or iron) outside of a blood transfusion in a hospital? [more inside]
posted by who squared
on Nov 15, 2011 -
I have a doctor's appointment coming up in the next few weeks. I have healthcare coverage, but I always seem to end up with a decent sized bill anyway, even for appointments that seem to be covered. What are you supposed to say and do to avoid this? This gets rather long inside. [more inside]
posted by furious
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Hospitalfilter: I cut my finger a few hours ago and somehow managed to peel a bit of skin. Is this something I need to see a doctor about or can I roll with hydrogen peroxide, bactine, and gauze? I have insurance but I don't have a doctor, so if I have to see one, I'll have to go the ER. Pics are a touch gross.
posted by nooneyouknow
on Sep 16, 2011 -
What treatments/procedures/personnel can you decline in the hospital? I know that I have the legal right to decline anything, but does the hospital have to continue to serve me if I do? Does it matter if I do or don't have a regular doctor affiliated with the hospital? Does it matter if its an emergency or not? [more inside]
posted by serazin
on Nov 20, 2008 -
Is there a common sense guide to symptoms requiring immediate medical attention? [more inside]
posted by waraw
on Sep 7, 2008 -
Can someone spell out for me the hierarchy of doctor(s), certified nurse midwives, nurses and others in the setting of the labor and delivery room? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl
on Nov 29, 2007 -
My boyfriend's mother has suffered from a variety of chronic pain issues for roughly 15 years and is in the process of trying to find a facility that is best suited to her needs.
posted by bilabial
on Feb 12, 2007 -