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Your Questions About How To Find A New Doctor

Sandra asks…

What is the difference between a family practice doctor an general ?

I need a doctor for myself for checkups and i need to know what each type of doctors does.

New Niche Finder answers:

Either works, FP does some house calls but either will be suitable for your doctor.

Paul asks…

How can one become a doctor without going through medical school ?

For those who aspire to be a doctor, I just wonder if colleges and universities are the only way out. Are there other alternatives ?

New Niche Finder answers:

To be a Medical Doctor you have to go to Medical School. To be a Doctor of Dentistry you have to go to Dentistry School, to be a Doctor of Chiropractic you have to go to Chiropractic School. All are recognized as doctors and physicians in every State in the nation, and for good reason.
As for foreign medical doctors, some of the best MD’s I’ve ever seen are educated in foreign medical schools, where they actually have to know how to make a diagnosis, rather than just referring the patient for tests to be interpreted by a specialist or technician.
US Doctors are WAY overrated.

Mark asks…

What is the difference between a Medical Doctor or a Doctor?

What is the difference between a Medical Doctor or a Doctor? I want to know and if you could make a list as well please?

New Niche Finder answers:

A medical doctor is someone who has made it through medical school and practices medicine.

A doctor is anyone else who has made it through a doctorate program. Just like my high school band director is called doctor. Or someone can get a doctorate in english.

Mary asks…

What if your doctor is not affiliated with a hospital?

If you go to a hospital where your primary doctor does not practice, what happens? Do they assign you a temporary doctor?

New Niche Finder answers:

Yes. You will be assigned a ‘hospitalist’ which is generally a well versed M.D. That takes responsibility for many patients at once on a general level. Their goal is to coordinate all specialists and keep things flowing smoothly between all admitted patients of theirs. They will visit the patient most days,.. And usually have a P.A., and a great deal of nurses they write primary orders for.

Your doctor can still come to you in the hospital if he so wishes — even though it is out of his jurisdiction, he can still confer with your doctor their if there are any additional treatment concerns. An M.D. Is and M.D. — Think of it like this,.. Two police officers have a similar job,.. However they generally won’t operate in each others precincts.. Though if one does come into another precinct they will be treated as what they are qualified to do.

Alot of doctors have multiple hospitals they operate out of .. But you raise a valid question/concern. Your doctor won’t be able to ‘admit’ or ‘discharge’ or do anything that operates within that hospitals procedures if he isn’t affiliated.. Though, again, if it is still somewhat local, your doctor is welcome and encouraged to come assist with your care.

Providing your past medical history and so forth can be invaluable.

Richard asks…

If a medical doctor goes to prison can he work in the prison hospital?

Lets say a doctor goes to prison for stealing money or some other non violent crime. Even though I’m sure they would take away his license to practice medicine. This person would still be a good doctor, do you think the prison would use him as a doctor inside the prison hospital or at least a nurse or something. If you ask me thats a waste of tax payers money when we could use a doctor for free and not pay him.

New Niche Finder answers:

The answer is most likely no, on ethical and legal grounds.

Like any medical professional, a doctor cannot practice medicine without a license. Without it, the person has nothing stating that he/she is certified to do anything as a doctor, such as giving medication or performing certain procedures on patients. In the eyes of the law, if it is not on paper, then it does not exist.

Also, I am pretty sure that if they have no license, they are no longer eligible for malpractice insurance, unless I am mistaken. So say that they accidentally kill a patient and their family sues, the state will be at liability because they knowingly let an inmate practice medicine without a license. Letting a non-certified person work in a prison as a doctor would not be in the best interest of the prisoners or the state.

But the circumstances in which a doctor’s license may be revoked varies. The best thing to do is to review the laws of your state and any governmental regulations. This place is not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney or opening a law book and doing research.

To remain on topic, if a doctor is in prison, they are not there to treat the sick and injured. They are there because they broke the law, they got caught, and they have to pay the penalty. If a doctor has lost their license to practice medicine, then they really screwed up. Medical boards don’t pass such a career-affecting decision for trivial things.

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