physician test

physician test

Managed care A noninvasive diagnostic procedure performed by a physician–eg, cardiac stress test, EKG monitoring, etc–eg, audiometry. Cf Evaluation and management service, Procedure.
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Q. What tests can the doctors do to see if I have cancer cells still in me? Am using my friend user name. I had a mastectomy in October of the 3cms lump. They also removed lymph nodes from armpit. They found that 2 nodes were slightly infected and 2 blood vessels leading away were the same. My oncologist says I should start chemo for 5 months followed by 5 wks of radiotherapy. I am awaiting the results from bone, heart, lungs and blood tests. What tests can the doctors do to see if I have cancer cells still in me?

A. You need to have your own self examination, which you can get guidance from doctor and all the tests which you already had and the tests which you are awaiting. Like you may have clinical examination, mammograms- which you already had, breast biopsy, ultrasonography, post biopsy pathology test, HER-2 gene test to find the speed of your tumor growth. Tests to check cancer spread – like lymph, bone, liver and lungs whose results you are waiting for.

Q. Is there a chance for the urine test at the doctor's office to go wrong? Four times I have experienced home pregnancy tests. They all came positive to my delight. Once I had a urine test in a clinic it came negative. I was told at the clinic by a nurse that the home pregnancy test may go wrong. I am completely confused. Is there a chance for the urine test at the doctor's office to go wrong?

A. Lesa, the home pregnancy test is just a device to help knowing whether a woman is pregnant or not, but I will say that is never 100% accurate, maybe it is 99,something% accurate. but there's always slight chance for that to be wrong. repeated test will confirm the prior test.

sometimes when you're happened to check the pregnancy with 'poor-pregnancy-test-device' you can have your result mistaken. if you want to be sure, check it in your doctor's office, and discuss that with your doctor. and one more thing, yes it's true the later you're having late period the higher the probability you're having positive result. so, don't get confused, okay?

Q. I have developed a low back pain from some heavy lifting over the weekend. What tests in the doctor's office can I expect to confirm this. And what should the treatment be. I suspect a sacriliac strain.

A. More than likely you have developed some muscle strain. If the pain goes away on it's own after rest for a few days, I suspect that's all it is. If the pain persists and starts to radiate down your buttocks and leg(s), then you should see an orthopedic surgeon for more extensive tests. Good luck to you.

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In 2015, expect to see more print and online resources and presentations focused on managing physician test ordering.
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If traditional treatments have not worked, then request that your physician test for food allergies.
"I would have expected the physician test that's taken directly from the cervix would perform better in that regard," he said.
A recent Canadian study evaluated the claim that patient preferences influenced physician test ordering and compliance with clinical guidelines.
This included physician test orders and the paper lab requisitions that resulted from them, test results, patients' insurance cards and information data sheets, claim forms and billing statements.
Randomized controlled trial of the effect of practice guidelines on self-reported physician test ordering behavior in response to a series of 12 clinical vignettes.
Modifying physician test ordering behavior in the outpatient clinic.
The question of integrity this poses for the pro-life maternal-fetal medicine physician is this: knowing that there is a good chance the pregnant woman will abort her fetus if she learns that it is defective, can the physician test for fetal defects, or inform the pregnant woman about the availability of such tests, without thereby contravening his or her deeply held religious or moral convictions?
Changing physician test ordering in a university hospital.

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