Despite being a lifelong American, I still don't really understand our healthcare system. Can you give me some info - treat me like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
After finishing 11 years of school I now work as a general practitioner. I am 30 years old. Almost all patients tell me I "look too young to be a doctor" - some are just making conversation and some seem genuinely concerned about my credentials. I usually respond in a joking manner that after "finishing so many years of school I certainly feel old". People however often keep asking me questions about my age. This is within the first 10 seconds of meeting them so do not think it is a reflection of my clinical skills or demeanor. What would be the best response that would 1) Reassure them I am not doogie howser and fully qualified 2) Allow me to quickly move on to what brought them to the ER
I am Canadian in academia and am considering moving to the US in the next year. My partner is a pediatrician (MD, LMCC) who is board-certified in Canada in pediatrics, ie she has her FRCPC designation. If we move to the US, she would like to work, which could be additional fellowship training or working in private practice as a pediatrician. Questions about the legal/certification requirements inside... [more inside]
The medical practice where I work is showing some interest in revamping its waiting areas, especially as concerns patient educational resources. What have your doctors done that you like? What might you find useful? [more inside]
I'm going into my last year of nurse practitioner school and am starting clinicals at the end of August. Back in June I found two clinical sites, both family practice. A couple days ago I was told that one of the sites wouldn't be able to host me after all. [more inside]
I need a new doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
NYC real estate filter - the wife and I are looking to buy a 2BR condo in Manhattan... [more inside]
Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
Am looking for an M.D. in Bremerton/Port Orchard WA who specializes in elderly patients. [more inside]
Please help me find a doctor who is not influenced by the pharmaceutical industry! [more inside]
Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
Is it possible to become a board-certified physician in the U.S. through an apprentice program? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
DocFilter: For those of you who are physicians and have family life, how have you achieved balance between work and family? [more inside]
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]
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.
How can I find a decent doctor in Denver? [more inside]
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?
How do I choose a primary care physician? [more inside]
What is the difference between urban and rural Medicare physician reimbursements? [more inside]
Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
Fibromyalgia specialists in the Colorado area? [more inside]
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'.
I'm looking for info on zero down physician home loans. [more inside]
Does anyone have an Osteopath as their Primary Physician?
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