Several months after her last visit to physical therapy, my fiancee was informed that her health insurance company won't pay for the last two months of it because they didn't think it was "medically necessary". Even if she upheld all her obligations, including co-pays every visit, is she liable for these charges? (more details inside) [more inside]
My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
Wondering if anyone on the threads has any experience with civilian medical jobs for the military or could point to a resource on the web where people might discuss this. [more inside]
Where should a first year medical student live in Winnipeg? [more inside]
How do I go about choosing an orthopedist to monitor my adult scoliosis? Any personal recommendations in the Chicago area? [more inside]
My friend is going on a 2-week vacation in the Netherlands starting tomorrow night. Her brother did something to his knee a couple of days ago and they're worried that it'll need more medical attention later. What's medical care like for tourists in the Netherlands? [more inside]
What can an editor teach medical writers? [more inside]
How do I make medical school affordable? [more inside]
What is the relationship between the age of a consumed raw egg and the risk of food poisoning, and what factors influence it - in general, but also specifically to salmonella? [more inside]
How do I sell a piece of medical equipment to the chiropractic/wellness market? [more inside]
I'm a 25 year old fella looking for a good general practitioner in Austin. "Good" doesn't mean someone who will medicate me with whatever I want and send me on my way, but someone who pays attention to his patients and their needs. Preferably north, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll mostly be going for chronic headaches, if that makes any difference either. Suggestions?
Recommend a General Practitioner in Chico California. [more inside]
Health insurance options for 65-year-old diabetic in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Medical Alert services for aging parents - Which ones are recommended as the best in the U.S.? [more inside]
Medical Filter. Recently (in the past month or so), one of my legs seems to have either grown longer than the other one, or one has shrunk. [more inside]
Does anyone remember this traumatizing medical foundation advertisement from the '80s? [more inside]
What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads? AnitanitaBoyfriend just shared that doctors used to use it to hear heartbeats by pressing the disc against the chest. But he doesn't know the name. My googlefu is not strong enough, so I turn to the collective wisdom of the group..... Thanks Guys!
For all you current and former medical school students out there: what one song defined your experience in medical school - especially year one. I'm looking for the song that has meaning but also a bit of tongue-in-cheek built in. It's the song you came up with on the back side of a marathon study session (while delirious). Does such a song exist?
What was this doctor talking about while checking my eyes? [more inside]
MysteryNovelFactFilter: I'm reading a mystery novel and the protagonist triumphantly announced she knew who did it because a) the victim broke his neck after a long fall and b) the police revealed this info to her. Is this actually possible? [more inside]
My pinky toe has been tingling for two days; what does it all mean? [more inside]
Will the Korean doctor rob me blind?? Here's the long and short of it... my father is the doctor that pioneered tumescent liposuction. he teaches his techniques to other doctors on a regular basis and manufactures the tools and equipment involved with the procedure. Recently, a doctor from Korea, I'll call him Dr. Lee, took my father's course and liked it so much that he expressed an interest in teaching the course in Korea and to sell my fathers products in his courses. My father is very interested, but feels concerned that he must submit all of his technical files to Dr. Lee so that he can submit them in an application to the Korean FDA for approval. [more inside]
I'm curious as to what medical condition causes something I saw a few weeks ago. [more inside]
I am working on a book plot that relies on some members of a family developing depression and erratic behavior. I need ideas for an environmental cause of such behavior inside their home. [more inside]
Help me find this website with a collection of odd, bizarre medical cases [more inside]
Who is the best cord blood bank? [more inside]
I am trying to figure out how to get treatment for my ADHD, but I am afraid that if I see a doctor now then I won't be able to afford treatment in the future... please help me understand my options, and how co-pays work! It's a bit long inside, sorry! [more inside]
Is it possible to add an extension to a chair back to make it four or five inches taller? [more inside]
Whatever happened to people emitting enough toxic fumes from their bodies to clear an operating or emergency room? I remember seeing news reports on this multiple times in the 1990s, but haven't heard anything since. [more inside]
My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
Can incorrect and speculative family history be corrected on my medical records? [more inside]
What is a good way to manage numerous medical bills and insurance EOBs? [more inside]
I am searching for low to no cost health care in Chicago. I have no health insurance and some potentially serious health problems that, at least, require careful treatment. I'd like to have it taken care of, but I have no idea how to approach even finding a doctor or hospital that will treat me without overwhelming cost or confusion. Can anyone provide me with specific information regarding finding treatment? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a good, regularly updated source of dermatology info that doesn't focus on advertising, celebrities, human oddities, or simple skin care advice. [more inside]
Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest?
Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest? [more inside]
I am planning a website to review medical practitioners for consumers ie: doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Being a complete novice in all things web. I decided to learn wordpress and have so far learned the basics. [more inside]
I have bad luck with doctors and/or diseases. How do I regain trust in the medical profession? To what extent should I do so? [more inside]
When I'm battling an infection/virus for a few days, my body temperature climbs as the sun goes down. My village elders tell me this is normal. Why do fevers get worse after sundown, but subside in the morning?
I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
Help me find a medic alert bracelet that doesn't suck. [more inside]
Medical School Interview (MMI Style) Tips? [more inside]
Risks of forgoing health insurance when one has limited assets? [more inside]
I've been looking for a way to help my girlfriend cover, or at least reduce the visibility of, a scar on her stomach. She is quite self-conscious about it, especially when we make love. I've searched up and read many discussions of similar topics here on AskMeFi, but most of the suggestions seem to assume that the scar is recent. My girlfriend's scar dates from 2002. We know that surgery will eventually be necessary, but for various reasons it isn't practical at this time. What techniques have MeFites found successful when trying to cover or eradicate older scars?
Does medical malpractice insurance typically cover all damages of injured patients? I'd like a citable source on this if at all possible, but searches so far haven't turned up anything worthwhile.
My regular doctor quit the medical group and I was assigned to a new doctor. Its the second time in three years. The new doctor wouldn't renew any of my prescriptions without seeing me first. During the office visit, we met, chit-chat a bit, and I get the refills. Now I get a bill for $198. (adjusted to $142 by my major medical coverage) The medical group is the having trouble retaining staff. Shouldn't this visit be on their dime? [more inside]
My husband needs some time away from the rat race and from us rats (his family). Any suggestions for a health or medical spa/resort where he could spend a week long vacation? [more inside]
Do I need personal copies of my medical records if I'm in good health? [more inside]
Could anyone provide examples of medical devices that assist the elderly / assisted-living patients? (for instance, LifeAlert, the device that can be used to notify authorities if an elderly person is in danger). I'm doing an analysis on such devices, but I need to formulate a list of the different types of technologies available first. Keep in mind, this list includes both monitoring devices and assistive devices.
FrostbiteFilter: Last night my hands were exposed in 20 F (-7 C) weather for about 10 minutes. I was finally able to warm them up and restore circulation. But the tip of the little finger and the tip of the thumb still (18 hours later) have that pins and needles feeling. They are not discolored, swollen or numb, and there is no loss of motion. Do I need to seek medical attention or will this feeling eventually go away by itself?
So, sometimes, right before I fall asleep, when I'm laying down in my bed, I'll feel like there's an earthquake. Not a big one. But SOMETHING. What's going on? [more inside]