Do doctors themselves have other doctors as their family doctor?

It is customary to have another provider as the primary care provider. You cannot legally prescribe controlled substances for yourself or family members. It is not unusual however for practitioners to prescribe medications to family members in the event of acute illness, or minor medical problems, but most prefer not to

ExPlain about keto diet cycle?

Absolutely right , intelligent question. From depth of your question ,I feel you are really very close to thought of the best health.  Your views about health are really with deep thoughts.The closest answer to your question is......when u eat keto diet, u will be eating protein and fat. This force body to generate

What do doctors eat during a work day? When do they eat during their busy schedule?

Boy, no ER docs on this list, based on the answers. I have yet to work in an ER that doesn't have a "menu book" stashed somewhere - menus from all the places that deliver to the hospital, with those that are open 24 hours right at

What do doctors know about people that others don't?

I've always considered the path to become a doctor as a great privilege and oppportunity to learn about humans and the world. Now that I'm a young doctor, here are the things that I've learned along the way:1° Most of the things that are made to be important by society are actually unimportant.2° People lie

What organs do they take after death if you are an organ donor?

It varies considerably. I work part time for an

Why do doctors marry doctors?

I was married long before I was a medical student. I am not married to a doctor.What I did see was that many people in medical school and residency marry each other, during training. You're in your mid twenties to early thirties during that time. That's the prime mating

Why do doctors need other doctors? Can't they just give themselves a self diagnosis or prescribe themselves drugs?

"The physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient" - Sir William OslerWise words from one of the pioneers of medicine. The major reason is that we are creature of emotion and it is difficult to stay unbiased and unemotional when considering oneself. You often go for worst case scenarios

Are people their own best doctors?

Twelve years ago I'm healthy. I exercise regularly, eat right, no prescriptions.Then all hell broke loose.I got a virus. Wiped out my digestive system. Got over the virus. And stayed wacked out.Pretty much curtailed my active lifestyle since I needed to stay insight of a bathroom.I went to my doctor. He diagnosed it as IBS. Which is doctor jargon

Are you happy with your medical profession?

Not as far as my coleages are not able to answer the question:

As a surgeon, when you operate a suspected appendicitis case and found that it wasn't, do you still remove the appendix?

Absolutely! 1) Appendicitis can be a very bad disease & the appendix serves no critical purpose (as far as we know), so removing a healthy one poses no risk other than extremely tiny risk of wound infection. 2) It would be irresponsible to send someone off with an appendectomy scar whose appendix was still

As doctors, do you ever find surgery to be disturbing?

As part of our training, starting with anatomy in medical school we learn to look at the human body.  We emotionally distance ourselves.  You quickly learn that the surgery is necessary.  The first time I saw an arterial line being put in I was in college.  I nearly

Do doctors despise other doctors?

No, doctors of one specialty do not despise those in another. They are often best friends.One of the very interesting things about medical school is that students have to do clinical rotations through the different specialties.As a student, you don't know much so during these rotations, you are the stupidest person on the team and you are

Do doctors have doctors?

Yes! Doctors are human too, and need doctors to help them. I have performed surgery on many of my doctor colleagues, and I assume at some point in my life, I'll need surgery too.We all also have our

Do doctors themselves have other doctors as their family doctor?

It is customary to have another provider as the primary care provider. You cannot legally prescribe controlled substances for yourself or family members. It is not unusual however for practitioners to prescribe medications to family members in the event of acute illness, or minor medical problems, but most prefer not to treat family members for

Do doctors worry excessively about their own health?

Nah. I do not think that they worry any more than other people. They know more. And are aware more of what symptoms mean in the realm of health. So this may appear as worry.I was in the health care profession and I knew what was out there and the possibilities and was aware for the

ER Doctors and nurses: at what point after a patient arrives do you start to wonder more about how they got there? Do you get time to think about that kind of stuff?

Like physically how they got there? Or existentially how they got there?If you mean physically, it's part of the registration process that they indicate how the patient arrived and if someone else is with them. At some point, particularly with patients who came by EMS, there's a discussion

How common is it for doctors to be physically attracted to their patients?

I suppose the answer to your question would depend on the doctor whom you're asking.For me, I can count on one hand the number of patients I've been physically attracted to. That's not a lot given that I've seen thousands of patients in my career. That's not to

How do doctors make diagnosis?

The question basically requires more medical education than I have to get a good answer.It boils down to a few things, though, as I see it:When and under what circumstances does the symptom occur. How long has it been going on for? When did it start?

How to find a medical doctor who actually cares about the patients (besides trial and error)

As a human being I could say nowhereAs a medical doctor i can say anywhereThe difference located in the perception and the traditional meaning of a medical doctor.The medical doctor need to listen and understand the patient or client in different aspects of his humanity biopsychosocial. But the doctor face of a series of dilemma like timing,

How is the performance of health professionals measured?

Most places give a yearly review and each job has it own idea of what they want. Early on in my nursing career wearing a clean uniform with clean shoes and hair up off my collar was duly noted. Then it changed to

How often do doctors get sick?

I would assume they get sick more often than the average person as they're constantly in contact with sick people, especially in the ER.However, doctors seem to very rarely get sick and even more rarely take time off for being sick. My best guess would be that because they practice such good hygiene by washing their hands before

My friend is an OR nurse in the ER, she said a lot of the doctors and nurses have extramarital affairs with each other. Is this typical of most hospitals?

I am not that much of a gossip and I have never come across such a case or discussed it with a colleague and never had an affair myself, giving that my lovely wife can be reading my Quora, no I did not have any affairs, here is my hand.But

What are the things nobody tells you about being a doctor?

I refer to Canada, although I am sure most applies everywhere. Doctors are a necessary evil that whomever pays the bill (Insurance and politicians) hate. Possible reasons include cost which means taxes or insurance and awkward debates on what is worthwhile. Most doctors are liked and respected by their patients most politicians are not. No

What made you want to be a doctor?

Even as a medical student, I still ask myself this question!Here goes my story-I was a inconsistent dreamer in my childhood. Anything unusual I would see would stimulate my brain very quickly and would think of it all my time. Until my 19 years of

What supplements do doctors, pharmacists and health professionals take themselves?

As a Health Coach, I have the option to choose from any supplement on the market. I have been on USANA supplements for over fifteen years. I use them with my clients because they are a 100% FDA-registered manufacturer, with over 60 quality-control processes. The

Which is a better profession- medicine or engineering?

I've got both an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and an M.D. so I have first hand knowledge from both fields. I love both physics, math, chemistry, medicine and biology so it ended up being a hard choice for me. So here

Which is the best country to work in as a doctor?

Very difficult to answer, since all those parameters vary quite a lot from country to country.These are just a few thought where people say it's difficult or good to work as a doc:The not so good stories are from:-eastern Europe: for most the pay is low, so

Why are doctors particular about their titles?

I'm not particular about my title, but you might be. I prefer patients address me by my title because, maybe not today, but one day I might be called upon to do an exam (such as a rectal) where some professional distance is desirable. I ask, do you want your rectal done by Dr. LJ, or your buddy

Why are Medical Doctors always so serious?

Medical Doctors deal with patients having

Why do disgruntled doctors discourage others from pursuing medicine despite the fact that they were like any other pre-med who had the desire to become a doctor? Why the self-backlash and subconscious hypocrisy?

Let me tell you my today's experience -I was siting in General OPD today of my college with other interns. With me sat a First Year Resident from PSM department. He had joined our college for residency one month back and he did his MBBS from Tamil Nadu. He told us

Why do doctors dismiss their patients' pain?

We have a raging opiate epidemic in this country - people are dying left and right from overdoses. Some are ODing on illegal drugs like heroin; others are ODing on legal ones like Vicodin, OxyContin, and Opana.The result? There has been a huge push to crack down on the amount

Why do doctors marry doctors?

I was married long before I was a medical student. I am not married to a doctor.What I did see was that many people in medical school and residency marry each other, during training. You're in your mid twenties to early thirties during that time. That's the prime mating season for most people, doctors or not.Also, think

Why do doctors need other doctors? Can't they just give themselves a self diagnosis or prescribe themselves drugs?

"The physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient" - Sir William OslerWise words from one of the pioneers of medicine. The major reason is that we are creature of emotion and it is difficult to stay unbiased and unemotional when considering oneself. You often go for worst case scenarios or

Why do doctors only take some kinds of health insurance? Wouldn't it make sense to accept all kinds? What is the reason behind a doctor choosing one insurance over another?

Item tisnot the doctor that makes this decision, it is the healthcare affiliation that they are a part of. Understand, health insurance, managed healthcare, it's all negotiated. United healthcare for example will go into a hospital network, negotiate a fee schedule for every service the hospital provides... from doc visits to open heart surgeries, it

Why do doctors so frequently avoid seeing doctors themselves?

I have a primary care internist. But most of the routine stuff I can do myself:Weight (getting weighed at the doctor's office is a waste of time - it's one measurement, and it's done with your street clothes on. Totally inaccurate.Blood pressure - office BP is

Why should a doctor marry only a doctor?

First of all, that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Can you please tell me if there is any law as such that says,

Would lowering the cost of becoming a doctor / medical professional result in lower healthcare cost?

No. It would help, but there are other factors, more important and powerful at play.Other peoples money.when you go into a grocery story and see a 20$ tub of butter - you know what you will think and not do. Not going to pay 20$. With insurance it is no longer directly your money. Many times I've heard patients

Would you feel safe with a nurse who got her CPR certification on line and did not practice or perform CPR as part of the certification?

Yes.She already knows CPR. She may have already performed it on an occasion. She undoubtedly began learning this skill in college. Her use of CPR in an occupational setting would be supported and monitored by other people who also know CPR. It would also be of short duration since we know that CPR is far less effective

Do doctors ever cry after a patient of theirs dies?

I did. Once.This happened when I was an intern at one of the government hospitals. It was general medicine posting, one of the most hectic ones of the entire span of internship.We had a patient, who was about 35 years old. He was a case of alcohol poisoning

Do doctors ever feel frustrated by obese patients?

I think doctors bring on some of the frustrations themselves. In my case, they saw my weight, and made assumptions, rather than listening to me, asking questions, and hearing what I was saying. With a Mom and sisters that are FNP (nurses that

I just switched to a primary care physician closer to my home. When I called to set up a new patient appt, I was told that the Doctor doesn't prescribe pain medication. Is this a new trend?

With the opioid crisis in the US (huge numbers of deaths due to illegal fentanyl laced pills) and the marketing of oxycontin as if it wasn't addictive the US has a drug problem. There was a period in the late 1990's where the medical community and drug reps started calling pain

What are some darkest secrets of doctors?

Sometimes they may drink too much alcohol or have sex with more than one nurse at a time.In an extremely small percentage of medical cases, a physician's inaction may contribute slightly to the death of a patient, but too quick action on their part could gain the same result. Medicine is an art and not a science. Every

What are some misconceptions that people have about doctors?

There are many types of misconceptions about physicians.The worst type of misconception is what I would like to call the

What are some of the most awkward moments doctors experience?

Every time you are referred as a ‘sister' or ‘nurse' by the patient or their attendants, it is damn awkward!You are unsure whether to laugh it out, hit them on the head or enlighten them the difference between a Nurse and

What do doctors know that separates them from everyone?

I can't claim to have exclusive knowledge, but there are some experiences that are pretty unlikely outside of the medical field. Most of the ones I find notable, in reflection, are sensations.I won't relate the smells and colors of childbirth, though they are quite vivid, because literally every one of us has experienced that in some

What do doctors wish patients knew?

Plenty.FirstDo I seem to be trying really hard to convince you to let me prescribe your teenage daughter birth control? Maybe your daughter complains of irregular or painful periods?I know you filled out her health history and wrote that she's never been sexually active, but when

What is the biggest challenge about being a doctor?

There are many challenges in this job, and outlining the biggest one isn't easy (also it depends a lot on what sort of doctor you are, as different doctors work in different environments and in different roles). If I had to choose

What is the surgeon's personality like?

That is like asking what is the personality of everyone? Better question is what is the average personality of surgeon's you know. And I would answer the same way. I knew one surgeon who was so people shy that he'd look at his feet