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NYC Doctor Rec

I need a new doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 3, 2014 - 7 answers

sent home from the ER with a life-threatening condition. now what?

I had a health scare and a physician in an emergency room misdiagnosed me. What should I do? (a question especially for the md's here) [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 21, 2014 - 19 answers

Registered nurse vs physician assistant

Hello. I need your opinion on going back to school. I currently work in healthcare in a hospital lab as a technician. I make good money don't get me wrong but I would like more responsability, more clinical diagnosis and treatment related job. I want to interact with patients and be a more important person than just a lab tech. I am thinking nursing school or physician assistant school. Please tell me the reality on the field, which one job gives you more satisfaction: pa or rn?i am 27, almost married,no kids, no house. I have a bachelor in biology/ medical technology. Do you think the rn to nurse practitioner is a better option than the physician assistant?
posted by barexamfreak on Dec 28, 2013 - 16 answers

Thinking of becoming a physician starting at age 39?

I am currently 39 and will need to finish my BA first. What are the chances that I will be accepted into medical school, internships, residencies, and hired at this age? [more inside]
posted by derward on Nov 8, 2013 - 39 answers

Should I take advantage of a physician mortgage?

NYC real estate filter - the wife and I are looking to buy a 2BR condo in Manhattan... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 - 6 answers

A match made in PubMed

Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 19, 2011 - 0 answers

How to remotely access a doctor's office's files?

I am looking for advice to come up with a technological solution for a physician’s office in NB, Canada. The scenario is that I would like patient files to be accessible remotely while still satisfying health privacy laws (PIPEDA), especially the part about patient records having to be stored in Canada. [more inside]
posted by carolr on Nov 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for new primary care physician in Manhattan

NYC doctor filter: Looking for a new primary care physician (last one moved away). Preferences: Upper East Side office location; takes insurance. Beyond that, no particular needs. Can you recommend someone you like? Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Discernment for the People-Oriented Free Spirits

Are there any ENFPs (Myers-Briggs Type) medical doctors out there with advice on how to get through all of the mundane, logical coursework that prerequisites and medical school classes entail? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Any tech-savvy MD recommendations in Philly?

Need a recommendation for a primary care physician in Philadelphia. Looking for someone more like -- get this -- my dog's vet, who are paperless, tech-savvy, and environmentally friendly. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Mar 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Wheeze, wheeze. Do I need an allergist or a pulmonologist?

Should I see a pulmonologist or an allergist? My asthma has become much worse recently, and I don't have a primary care doctor. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Mar 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Which kind of doctor should I see for a possible mouth infection?

Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommendation for M.D. in WA State

Am looking for an M.D. in Bremerton/Port Orchard WA who specializes in elderly patients. [more inside]
posted by mnb64 on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Eat my bagels, and prescribe my drugs!

Please help me find a doctor who is not influenced by the pharmaceutical industry! [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Apr 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Insurance-mandated medical exam? Really?

Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Do apprenticeship programs for MDs exist in the U.S.?

Is it possible to become a board-certified physician in the U.S. through an apprentice program? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Dr. Awesome

Do you know an amazing primary care physician in NYC? What makes them amazing? Do you think they'd be interested in mentoring a student? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Nov 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I complain about a doctor online?

I had an absolutely terrible incident with a homophobic doctor. I have taken all the steps to report him to the local College of Physicians and Surgeons, and I hope he gets disciplined, but that doesn't address the systemic problem of homophobia in family physicians in my area (and it doesn't help me find a less homophobic doctor to switch to). I would like to blog about the incident, contact gay and lesbian associations, etc, but I am worried about being sued for libel/slander/I don't know. Will I get in trouble if I write publicly about this incident? Can I use the Dr's name? I'm in Alberta, Canada.
posted by arcticwoman on Sep 11, 2009 - 25 answers

Finding a primary care doctor

I haven’t been to a doctor in nearly 10 years. 100% of this is due to what I believe is social anxiety. To get a real medical opinion I’d like/need to speak to a doctor. I cannot pickup the phone. (1) Looking for primary care physician recommendations near Columbia, MD and (2) advice on what to say to the person answering the phone. [more inside]
posted by syntheticfaith on Jul 22, 2009 - 22 answers

Maintaining Balance as a Physician

DocFilter: For those of you who are physicians and have family life, how have you achieved balance between work and family? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jul 10, 2009 - 9 answers

What sort of doctor should I visit about the lump under my arm?

I have a very similar problem to the under arm lump described in this question and I plan on going to the doctor, but what sort of doctor? [more inside]
posted by Caz721 on Jul 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Urgent care clinic in Seattle?

Can you recommend an urgent care clinic open on nights or weekends in Seattle? Preferably one somewhere near Fremont that is a Uniform Medical Plan provider. I have no current need—this is for future reference.
posted by grouse on May 10, 2009 - 8 answers

I need a doctor in Denver.

How can I find a decent doctor in Denver? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Dec 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Best type of physician for medically-supervised weight training/fat loss?

What kind of specialist physician would best be able to advise on a training regime - nutrition, exercise, the whole kit and kaboodle - for serious body sculpting and/or weight loss? Sports medicine? Any other medical specialties? Any recommendations for such a person in New York?
posted by shivohum on Nov 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Doctor, doctor...how do I choose?

How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Difference between rural and urban Medicare reimbursement

What is the difference between urban and rural Medicare physician reimbursements? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jun 4, 2007 - 9 answers

"By medicine life may be prolong'd, yet death will seize the doctor too."

Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Apr 2, 2007 - 20 answers

Fibromyalgia specialist in Colorado?

Fibromyalgia specialists in the Colorado area? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Nov 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Hum

My mother went to the emergency hospital last year and was billed a hefty amount. She was covered with health insurance from her company (Destiny) and the hospital was "in-network". The insurance company paid the hospital fee (which was the larger amount) but only paid about half the physician fee because the physician was "out-of-network". My mother asked whether or not the physician was in-network or out-of-network when she was in the hospital and the nurse just told her not to worry about it. My questions are, 'How can a hospital be in-network and fully covered but assign her an out-of-network physician which won't be fully covered under the insurance?' and 'Is there anything she can do about this? I don't think it's fair she has to pay for something she didn't have a choice in'.
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 23, 2005 - 10 answers

Is a zero down physician mortgage a good deal?

I'm looking for info on zero down physician home loans. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Osteopaths

Does anyone have an Osteopath as their Primary Physician?
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posted by anastasiav on Jan 6, 2004 - 4 answers

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