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Relating to allopathy.
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Relating to allopathy.
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(ă″lop′ă-thē) [ allo- + -pathy]
1. A system of treating disease by inducing a pathological reaction antagonistic to the disease being treated.
2. A term erroneously used for the regular practice of medicine to differentiate it from homeopathy.
allopathic (al″ŏ-path′ik), adjectiveallopathically (al″ŏ-path′ik(ă-)lē)
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Pertaining to conventional medical treatment of disease symptoms that uses substances or techniques to oppose or suppress the symptoms.
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Similarly, the lower number of classroom hours of neuroscience for allopathic doctors during medical school was associated with a percentage below 50% of patients with migraines that were given such diagnosis by their allopathic physician. Since this is an observational study, causal inference is not claimed.
A few studies have compared counseling effectiveness and health promotion efforts between chiropractic and allopathic physicians. In 2009.
METHODS: Allopathic physicians, ayurvedic physicians and nurses (10 of each), none of whom had experience in abortion provision, were trained to perform medication abortions.
Like allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians prescribe medication, perform surgery and practice in specialty areas.
Some of the information may be hard to digest, as the philosophy and traditions of the healing systems described are not familiar to many allopathic physicians. However, each chapter is clearly written, and references help create quick access to the tenets and approaches of the healing system reviewed.
16 action complements a decision by the American Board of Medical Specialties last September to move forward with plans to allow allopathic physicians to become certified in the new subspecialty.
This text is useful, especially for allopathic physicians, to familiarize oneself with the evidence-based approach of complementary medicine.
This guide, which covers osteopathic as well as allopathic physicians, gives states' licensing requirements, including relevant examinations and fees, requirements for re- registration and CME requirements, endorsement policies for physicians holding an initial license, information on foreign medical graduates, continuing education, national boards, and licensing in the US Air Force, Army and Navy.
Nurse Practitioners are the only group of health care providers who use our specialty certification in our initials, FNP, PNP, ANP, GNP, WHNP, etc All allopathic physicians use the initials MD regardless of specialty.
As these institutions and their sponsoring cities grew in size and capability, however, so too did the aspirations of voluntarist hospital administrators and allopathic physicians.
Others come by even though they are relatively content; they use the principles of alternative medicine to maintain their state of "wellness." Such patients puzzle allopathic physicians. The latter expect people to go to doctors when they are sick, not when they are well or just feeling a little "down." Doctors simply dismiss the phenomenon as an eccentric form of preventive medicine.
The margin of differences in outcomes shown in our preintervention and postintervention analysis leads us to suggest that allopathic physicians using a brief systematic evaluation and hands-on regional physical examination, sound advice on pain management and prevention, and an increasingly active exercise program can modestly improve early patient functioning and satisfaction in acute low back pain.