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adjective Not public; in UK medical parlance, private refers to diagnosis or treatment by independent (non-NHS) providers.

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Q. I am upset by the lack of privacy at dialysis centers. Does anyone see their nephrologist in private office? My nephrologist comes to see me and examine me while I am receiving dialysis. I understand his talking to me but the exam is objectionable and I am unable to ask personal questions because everyone is listening. I am told they are all old and don't hear us but that is patronizing and extremely rude. Are there rules against this? Why can't we have office visits where there is some privacy?

A. I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada and if you need to ask personal questions you can make an appointment to see your doctor in the clinic.
But when I was in Calgary Alberta they would make you a appointment every 3 months to see the doctor.

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

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Ishak was a longtime private practitioner and Kreis worked for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.
Keywords: Public Sector, Private Sector, Private Practitioners (PPs), Public-Private Mix (PPM), Tuberculosis (TB), India
I have probably seen five cases involving private practitioners over a five-year period.
That being the case, private practitioners who have not yet taken the plunge--and those who have, but are undecided on progressing to stage 2--must ask themselves whether the significant temporal and monetary investment is worth the trouble.
This article introduces the Special Issue of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC), Contemporary Issues in Private Practice, and highlights the paucity of scholarly literature dealing with private practice; recalls the historic challenges between the research and clinical communities related to field-based research and collaboration and accurately quantifying the actual number of private practitioners; and reflects on the recent past and future of private practice counseling.
Private practitioners frequently ask for my help on the interpretation of fetal monitor strips.
A private practitioner in Halingen, Texas, Rubio-Ardilla was also an active staff member at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center and Valley Regional Medical Center.
A private practitioner in Konigswinter, Germany, Hebgen demonstrates with photographs how osteopaths manipulate internal organs.
Keefe has worked in various legal roles with Lucent Technologies and AT&T, and as a private practitioner at New Jersey's largest law firm, McCarter and English, LLP.
I must stress, however, that (i) to achieve any meaningful results, such a scheme would have to be implemented on a large scale, with every private practitioner getting involved (granted, it might not be all that voluntary); and (ii) we will have to think of further ways to tackle the problem.
Income can fluctuate at times and as well as that, office space, equipment, registration and professional development costs are the responsibility of the private practitioner. These factors influence the number of hours worked, and these in turn need to be monitored in the interests of maintaining best practice.
It sounds technical but in fact makes for easy reading, comes from a private practitioner who also teaches courses in health psychology and case management, and is packed with personal stories and advice on Internet management and interactions.

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