Lately many of us do not see the physician (MD/DO), rather the health care provider is a PA or nurse practitioner. Often it is the APRN or RNP that writes for your medications and orders tests. So what training do they have? Are they supervised in a doctors office? What are the state laws regarding there abilities? Can they write prescriptions have their on offices that is solo practice? This and more is conveyed in a quick and open podcast at DocHandal iTunes channel-so Listen Up!
Adult Medical Sense
Physician Assistants are NOT Doctors not physicians! Therefore they are not titled nor addressed as “doctor”. All healthcare providers are not equal. You should be interested in the degree of education and what expertise the person caring for your health has. Your life may depend on it! You should know what are the credentials of your health care provider and what training is required to get them. Let DocHandal bluntly but honestly explain the training physician ‘assistants’ have and their role in your health care team. Listen Up! to learn so you realize who is assisting in your health matters.
Too often wither intentionally or accidentally overdoses from chemicals cost lives. Make a difference by learning about timely medical techniques and approaches to poisonings. Doc Handal explains actions that can save an OD victim, so Listen Up!
Stop being left out! Nurses and medical professionals are no different they have their own codes, slang and terms. Learn what you could be called. Get the inside language and use it when you are around Docs. Who better than your DocHandal to share what SOB, FOS and more medically means. Listen Up!
Many medical reasons exist for putting a drainage tube in your bladder- Foley Catheter. DocHandal explains the whys and how of this common procedure done to all age groups. The subtleties and tricks of the insertion are shared in this podcast, Listen UP! for a less traumatic experience.
There are 18 million diagnosed Diabetics in the US, another 7 million people who do not realize that they are Diabetes. Now medical knowledge identifies 79 million Americans with the condition of Prediabetes. DocHandal tells you the latest lowdown on this silent killer. How it is diagnosed,what it means, what to do about it & more from the podcast channel that teaches you more than most doctors ever do!
Over 3 million Americans suffer from anemia. Lower than normal red blood cells can wreak havoc on all our body functions. What causes this and what can be done? Pernicious anemia-what is it? If you want to know how to recognize anemia listen to this podcast for the lowdown as only DocHandal tells it.
There are many causes for lack of energy-fatigue. DocHandal talks straight about this state of feeling unwell. Learn what you can do, including guiding your medical provider to find the cause, what tests are needed and more-Listen UP!
Not a pretty site giant reddish raised itchy welts on your skin. These are hives-medical term ‘uticaria’- are common and their causes are varied, not a pretty sight scratching oneself. DocHandal describes this skin condition telling you the what if, whys and what to do. you need to hear this podcast!
Think Fast! Interruption to brain blood flow cause cells to die and irreversible damage within minutes.
You knew that but did you know the window to reverse this damage is only 3 hours! DocHandal tells you how to recognize and perform a simple test to for a stroke. Learn what to do to make a difference. Listen Up!! Act fast, time lost is brain lost!