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Your Questions About How To Find A New Doctor

Mark asks…

Why Should I Become A Doctor?

Why Should I Become A Doctor?

New Niche Finder answers:

Bad reasons to go to become a doctor:

-TO MAKE MONEY. If you want to make money go to business school, it’s a lot easier and more profitable.
-For the prestige. I realized very quickly when I began medical school that I’m nothing special I’m just a drop in a very large bucket full of doctors and future doctors.
-Because your parents want you to.

Good reasons to become a doctor:

-You want to help people in a way that not many can and actually get to see the impact you have on them from time to time.
-You love the sciences and would like to apply them in your work every day.
-You love learning. This is very important. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a doctor you constantly have to study to keep up and refresh concepts. Failure to do so will inevitably lead to malpractice.
-You can deal with high stress levels, medical school can almost make you crazy if you can’t deal with stress.
-You can deal with being around sick people. Sick people aren’t happy, they will often be grouchy or downright rude but you can’t really blame them, they’re sick.
-Did I mention the smells? You need to be able to deal with some really foul smells. That’s something that I didn’t think about when watching the medical TV shows.

The bottom line, it’s a huge committment involving lots of sacrifices and is not as glamorous as many people think. I personally wouldn’t trade it for anything but you have to make that decision for yourself. If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Good luck in your decision.

Daniel asks…

Is an Xray tech a Doctor;?

My bf is always bragging that his mother is “a bone doctor“.
I thought doctors who specialise in bones were called. Ortho or Osteo pedics? His moms job title is Xray tech. Isn’t that more of a bone Photographer, than a doctor?

New Niche Finder answers:

Bone doctors are orthopaedic surgeons.
X-ray doctors are radiologists
X-ray techs are not doctors, in the UK we call them radiographers. They take the xrays and scans that the radiologist look at and interpret.

Helen asks…

Doctor Who. -how many?

So I know there are 11 doctors but which season are they in? Is the first doctor in the season that started in 1963 then the second one. And then in 2005-2013 series the 10 th and 11 th doctors?
Please put what seasons they are in and what years ex. 1963 doctor 1 season 0-0 please

New Niche Finder answers:

Classic Series

1963-1965, seasons 1-3: First Doctor (William Hartnell)
1966-1969, seasons 4-6: Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
1970-1973, seasons 7-11: Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
1974-1981, seasons 12-18: Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
1982-1984, seasons 19-21: Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
1985-1986, seasons 22-23: Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
1987-1989, seasons 24-26: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)

The Movie

1996, TV movie: Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)

The New Series

2005, season 1: Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
2005-2009, seasons 2-4 and specials: Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
2010-2013: seasons 5-7 and specials: Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
2014-, seasons 8 – tba: Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)

Carol asks…

doctor of physical therapy??

is a doctor of physical therapy a real doctor?

New Niche Finder answers:

A doctor of physical therapy (DPT) has earned a doctorate in physical therapy…not medicine. We cannot give medical diagnosis or prescribe medications, but it is meant to serve as a opportunity to increase direct access to PT services for appropriate conditions. We CAN give someone a physical therapy dignosis (such as impingment syndrome, derrangment syndrome, etc) and recommend the appropriate PT treatment.

It is a degree that has required education above and beyond a traditional master’s degree, but should not be confused with a medical doctorate or even a pHD. We are experts in our field: ie, the evaluation and treatment of functional limitations, but not anything beyond that. One of the goals of the DPT is to also recognize signs of systemic disease which require referal to a medical doctor…we do not provide a medical diagnosis…we just recognize there is a medical condition that may warrant further investigation by a medical doctor.

It should also not be confused with a pHD. Those that have earned their pHD have a degree above the entry-level DPT and are considered experts in a very specialized field of physical therapy.

Many health care professions have realized that their educational requirements became longer and longer as their responsibilities grew…the longer education required the formation of the doctorate. This is seen not only in PT, but also in audiology and soon for speech language pathology.

I hope that clears it up.

Richard asks…

Do doctors take supplements?

More than non-doctors? Why? / why not?

New Niche Finder answers:

I would say doctors take fewer supplements. However, there are certain supplements that have more medical evidence behind them and doctors might take those. Omega-3 and probiotics are commonly recommended and I know a few doctors using either omega-3 and/or probiotics. Many doctors take vitamin C if they have a cold (vitamin C is hands down proven to help with a cold).

But doctors are not likely going to use vitamins, or something like 5-HTP, Valerian, SAMe, or anything like that. Aside from melatonin, which has been proven to work to an extent, other things are pointless and a great way to waste money.

Some people think that doctors hate “alternative” treatments and just push drugs to get stuff from pharmaceutical companies. Now it is illegal for a pharmaceutical rep to do anything except bring a doctor lunch. So that argument is not applicable anymore. And doctors take and recommend the handful of products that actually do something. If, for example, 7 products are proven to be effective doctors are likely to use them if they need to and they will tell patients to get them. But of the other hundreds of things doctors know they are a waste. The anti-pharmaceutical people talk about drug companies corruption, altering studies, and so on but supplement companies use similar processing facilities, the have no studies at all (drugs must have studies), and makers of supplements can say it treats anything and there is no regulation. People talk about the pharmaceutical lobby but the supplement makers have a lobby too, and they fight to keep the government for regulating them at all.

Doctors like things that work. For example something like GABA, a supplement used by many does not work, by definition it can’t work. It can’t enter the brain and that is a scientific fact. So aside from a few “intellectually challenged” doctors, they won’t use it but consumers will go crazy and by supplements.

That is why doctors use less, they use the few that work but don’t use GABA and other things people spend a lot of money on.

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