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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by Clay201
on Jul 1, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -