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Essential Medical Books

I've been tasked with putting together a medical library for my small disability law firm. Doctors, what are five essential medical books that we should look at obtaining regarding general medical practice? [more inside]
posted by Dignan on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

What does Atul Gawande read?

What comes next after popular medical non-fiction? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Oct 13, 2013 - 18 answers

I want to go back to school for Medicine. I'm 35.

I can't find a job in my industry now for four months, which has pushed me to limits of madness. I am kind of tired of my chosen industry, and I have been considering going back to school to utilize my skills as a Lighting expert to get a degree in Optometry. I have a wife who can work, but her training is Canadian and her monthly tops off at around $1500. Is it possible to go back to school for 4 years and live as a 35 year old? Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Snell's Constant on Jul 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Is a concierge doctor worth it?

I've been very disappointed with my doctor--she's obviously rushed and makes simple mistakes (like writing me a prescription for an over-the-counter medicine, telling me I need bloodwork but then not testing for the things she said she was going to, etc). I've also felt on several occasions that she didn't really listen to what I was saying to her. I'm thinking of joining this concierge medical center but I wanted to hear other people's experiences with this form of health care first. [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jan 31, 2013 - 21 answers

Finding a new shrink to see ASAP in Greensboro, NC

How do you find a psychiatrist when you've just moved to a new place and have zero mental health or even just health contacts in the area? Or do you have a referral for the Piedmont Triad or Chapel Hill areas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Good vascular surgeon/varicose vein doc in the Bay Area?

Does anyone know a good vascular surgeon/varicose vein specialist in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 2 answers

My doctor is leaving me. Should I follow?

My doctor is leaving me. Should I follow? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Aug 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Oh what I wouldn't do for a crystal ball

What do you do when doctors can't give you an answer? Like... whether or not you SHOULD try to have children? [more inside]
posted by veryblue1 on Apr 10, 2011 - 30 answers

Who are some doctors who are renowned for their work outside the field of medicine?

Who are some doctors who are renowned for their work outside the field of medicine? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Feb 7, 2011 - 59 answers

Doctor, maybe?

I'm potentially interested in becoming a primary care (family) physician. My career so far has had nothing to do with medicine. I need to figure out if this interest is legitimate or just a phase. Can you help me find resources I can use to decide if this is something I really want to pursue, or just a fantasy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Maybe the askme crowd can tell me I'm overreacting?

I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Emergency medicine in 1920

I am a 40 year old man that died of a skull fracture in August, 1920. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Sep 7, 2009 - 9 answers

In search of medical blogs/articles

Tell me all about your favorite intelligent professional or casual medical blogs/articles somewhat in the vein of Atul Gawande. [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Mar 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Serotonin Syndrome after quitting antidepressants?

Could I possibly have Serotonin Syndrome even though I've been off anti-depressants for two or three years? And whether I have it or not, what's the best way to get a doctor to hold my hand while I try the recomended treatment for it; an antihistamine called Cyproheptadine (brand name Periactin) that blocks Serotonin receptors? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Mar 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Why Is Obesity Help Often Excluded By Health Insurers?

Why do medical insurers treat obesity different than other vices? Not a GYOB (I've got one); I literally don't understand the facts of the situation. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Tagline suggestions for medical community

Can anyone suggest a catchy tagline for a networking site for doctors? Everything I come up with just seems so mundane!
posted by healey on Sep 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Need a couple doctors in Baltimore, MD

Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Severe neck muscle tension. Botox?

I have intense, constant muscle tension on the right side of my neck. I think Botox will help, but my neurologists think it won't. Either convince me they're right or convince me I'm wrong. Oh, and is the anticholinergic drug I took three days ago making this problem worse? If so, what do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Jul 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness.

I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Feb 27, 2007 - 38 answers

My doctor has inflated my bill.

How do I fight an inflated doctor bill? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on May 16, 2006 - 14 answers

Researching US Doctors

Is there somewhere online--maybe a government site--where you can check the credentials of U.S. doctors? (As in, have they been sued 20 times for malpractice, where did they go to med school, etc.) When I search for something like that, I get spambot hell and/or paid services. I need to go to a specialist and don't have the luxury of knowing enough people here to get a recommendation.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Nov 19, 2004 - 12 answers

Rejecting patients on financial grounds

During tonight's debate the Vice President talked about meeting an Ob/Gyn who screens potential patients and then refuses, for financial rather than medical reasons, to accept those who are high-risk. Is that allowed? In my vast medical law/ethics experience cough*Dr. Abby Bartlett*cough this doesn't sound kosher, but...um...what do the actual rules say?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 5, 2004 - 5 answers

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