This is just awful. What is? When a patient has to go here and there to get everything they need for pre-op or for surgery. There is just too much involved. Labs, x-rays, other exams especially if you have heart disease. I really want pre-operative preparation to become another specialty that a physician can choose to focus on in terms of their medical practice. One may say that this type of exam is no different than a physical or a first time patient visit. But it is, in that there are a myriad of tests that a high risk patient may have to undergo in order to have his or her surgery. Such tests may be unnecessary during a physical or first time patient visit especially if you do not have other issues or complaints. Too many tests and other factors that have to be noted in order for the surgeons office to get approval for the surgery. If I were to be a coordinator of sorts in a medical facility, pre-op surgery would be considered a specialty. This way a patient could have their labs, physician evaluation and other testing that is necessary for a patient to undergo surgery without that time and preparation spent that interferes with other patient visits. Somehow, when patients arrive at their physicians office for pre-op visits they are put in between regular patient visits and so is their paper/EMR work that has to be prepared and evaluated to be sent afterwards to the surgeons office. This means that if a patient needs to see other physicians or have other testing outside of the primary care office then that testing and other evaluation, known as results must be sent or given to the primary care physician who is doing the pre-op for the patient. This often takes time and is not well coordinated because these visits are between other visits and often the reports and such do not get communicated to the physician so that they can all be sent to the surgeon or hospital within enough time for the surgery. The front office has enough to do with other appointments that happen and when they have to gather pre-op information from here and there or if not available they have to locate the physician from another office, usually more than one just so that the patient can finally have surgery it becomes another medical speciality. Doctors are usually dumb and or boring, such as the job of a front office medical worker to handle such nonsense. At this rate, retirement or the thought of it is my only happiness. I do agree that I am in this unfortunate employment under didactic circumstances. Which is really laughable. I get nothing out of this, it ain't me-it's you! Pre-op testing should have it's own entity. Since it takes time to evaluate sick or even healthy patients and to make sure that every thing is optimal concerning the health of the patient and the coordination of all other medical records from other physicians prior to surgery. When pre-op testing is the focus of a medical office or specialty then it eliminates confusion and other problems that occur and it creates an expedient medical visit for most patients so that their surgery can be done as scheduled.
Health savings accounts are savings accounts that allow people to save money to pay for healthcare expenses that you would need to pay for out-of-pocket due to high deductibles. The problem with health savings accounts is that many of them are offered through an employer or company. This would mean that your employer would have to offer health insurance so that you could participate in a health savings account. Many people do not have health insurance through their jobs so this would of course eliminate any health savings account plan participation. Health savings accounts should be offered to anyone that wants to have one so that it enables them to put money away year after year for health related expenses. Typically, health savings accounts work along with high deductible plans so that the savings portion can defray the cost of a bill from your doctor or hospital because now you would have money to pay the high cost due to your the savings in your health savings account. Health savings accounts should typically be accounts that one can open at any banking institution that allow some kind of interest to accumulate every 6 or so months. It may be easier for a bank or credit union to offer these accounts rather than an insurance company because people are always changing health insurance companies. Since healthcare is now required and having a bank account is not mandated by law perhaps having insurance companies also offer health savings accounts is not a bad idea. It would go something like this: Person Catastrophic was upset about their life and the fact that they were so unhappy about everything from pay, vacations and the lack of health and retirement benefits. They never saw a physician because they could not afford it to due to the high deductible they would have to pay and physicians were considered wack. "This eats into my retirement and lunch and snacks and other stuff!" they once said. Low and behold someone heard Person Catastrophic's request for assistance on another level. Insurance company Nationass would be offering plans for those who did not get healthcare through their employer and they would also be offering health savings plans also. Person Catastrophic began to cheer-up somewhat. It was explained that since Person Catastrophic was in pretty good health for their age they could elect the preferred coverage and pay less in monthly premiums. "You mean I don't need to give you almost half my paycheck?" asked Person Catastrophic. "No." said the other person, "That's way too much money and you are paying for insurance you can't afford to use given the high deductible." Nationass is a health insurance company that offered lower plan premiums and deductibles and encouraged the use of the offered health savings account so that in the instance of having to pay a deductible due to illness ect, the cost would be covered due to the health savings account plan participation offered by Nationass. Enrolling would be simple you would just purchase insurance through your states marketplace. Then once you do so, you would then setup an account online through Nationass to access your bill information and to contribute to your health savings account. The health savings account is completely optional and your are not obligated to contribute every month. The funds or contributions are yours to keep, they roll over year after year and if you no longer use Nationass as your health insurer the money you contributed to the health savings plan will be refunded to you. "This sounds like a plan!" said Person Catastrophic. "That's because it is." said the person from Nationass. The health savings plan money earns interest for the insurance company since it is saved until needed and that money can be used by the state to lower costs of health insurance overall. Insurers now have a way of generating money aside from premiums and people who don't get health insurance from their employer get to save more money and have the health savings account to use if a health problem arises. There is no limit to what the health savings account money can be used for as long as it concerns your health or is health related and yes Nationass provides insurance debit cards so that they can be used in a pharmacy or health store. Health savings accounts-another way to offer everyone a chance to offset a deductible and to pay for other health related expenses- No quack!
People and families of people with those who are affected by autism and usually in search of a way to help such a disability. Medications, therapies and all sorts of things just to see those individual(s) progress. It's sort of like treating the heart. When there seems to be something abnormal you visit your cardio physician and the doctor just says "Hey, your heart beat is irregular, you need a pacemaker." You wait until you can no longer continue the way you are resulting from your heart's ability to allow you to function and then you finally get one. The pacemaker controls the electrical function of the heart so that it does not beat too fast or slow." The pacemaker has been the standard treatment for abnormal heart rhythms that require their use. In autism, back in the day there were mental institutions and all kinds of brain surgeries and medications that just kept the patient sleep day in and out. Nobody really thought about the brain in relation to the heart and the fact that the brain can receive an overload of impulses due to it's own electrical wiring that needs to be adjusted in a similar way. Now, before you go getting all upset and what not over being in a special education capacity and worrying about somebody taking your job, just think for a bleeping minute. People on the autism spectrum will still need that kind of assistance and of course medical treatment. The brains neurotransmitters are impaired and causes the autistic mind to be overwhelmed. Neurotransmitters in the brain are amino acids,dopamine, serotonin,vasopressin,neurotensin ect., the brain needs these neurotransmitters to function in order to process sensory information. Electrical stimulation or regulation of the brains neurotransmitters by electrical stimulation is an approach to help those with autism in order to improve brain function. This is not a sentence and putting your loved one in the electric chair, it may perhaps help those families who are trying to remedy such behavior and get them out of one. The only thing people loved about black was hair color, just saying! The process is very simple and can be used along with other autism therapies on people with any kind of hair color. A pacemaker of sorts that can be used on the brain, just like the heart in order to help regulate intracellular and extracellular concentration of neurotransmitters throughout the brain. This is because the brain pacemaker stimulates the brain to release the neurotransmitters so that the brain can function as it normally would. Now, you wouldn't refuse a pacemaker if your heart needed one, would you? Ok, if you do I suppose everybody lives according to what they can tolerate. But for those who want to improve brain function in people with autism, the brain pacemaker- it helps those help themselves!
Small medical offices are in a bind. What can they do when they depend on Medicare reimbursements that usually don't trickle in until let's say March for the beginning of the year? It has taken a toll on those who are employed in these offices because rent, usually as much as a mortgage on a house per month is quite expensive. Then there's the overhead or workers who seem to be over their heads when it comes to this. And of course supplies which includes everything from paper, toner, vaccinations and practically everything else you can think of. When things get old and worn they have to be replaced and this happens. Even discount supplies still cost money. Then there's the workers comp, federal tax and other taxes, electronic health record software, bills, bills and more bills all over the place. I have no answer for this as many physicians do merge to offset the cost of rent and malpractice which usually creates a hostile working environment. Why? You should know me by now, if the money ain't right then I'm usually upset. My question is: should merging a medical office into a larger one be the answer? What if a physician wants to keep their medical identity, haha and really does not want to blend it into a larger practice and invite other problems of people and differences into it? Yes, my job is filled with many a task enough and when things don't add up you strongly consider not coming in. I don't make those decisions about what to open and close except for the ones about myself, just saying! But you cannot work, if you don't get paid by way of currency. If that should happen then it may be time to look for another livelihood. I do feel however that small business especially medical offices should be allowed to practice as is but be given a government stipend to allow them finances to pay for things like rent, utilities and other necessities. Medicaid, which many physicians do not like should be an insurance or health insurance that should offer such a stipend to small medical offices so that the physician's can continue to stay in practice. For example: Brokedown Medical just could not make it in the big world of medicine. This was due to high rent, supplies,the medical staff and the cost of running a medical office. A Medicaid representative informed the physician's that if they began to accept Medicaid patient's along with all of the other health insurances they would automatically receive up to a $3,000 a month stipend or incentive per provider. This was a lot of cheddar for a small office that could at least now not have to worry about rent and other supplies and necessities and the use of equipment to keep the office functioning. They enrolled in the Medicaid reimbursement program and received the stipend each and every month. It was great knowing that by participating in a government program that they could keep their office as they wanted it without the huge worrisome merger of other establishments. Government reimbursement stipends through Medicaid for small medical offices, saved the day or rather patients from having to find another physician!
Throat problems or infections make it difficult for people to eat, swallow and basically enjoy life. Many a time throat problems can be due to tonsillitis. The tonsils are tissues located on both sides of the throat and they are responsible for removing germs and toxins from your airways that can cause infection and the tonsils also crate antibodies to fight off infection. Tonsil stones can also occur due to years of taking medications that have side effects. The problem becomes difficult in trying to treat tonsillitis with people on medications and the fear of removing the tonsils because they are a defense against toxins and may also prevent people from developing diabetes, due to insulin reservoirs. As we get older it takes the adult body longer to recover from having tonsils removed than it would a child. This is largely in part because of the foods we eat and our health overall. Adults become sedentary and if they drink, smoke and eat all the wrong foods and the tonsils are removed then the body is greatly affected by the damage that is done because there are no tonsils as a line of defense to protect the body. It is not the best thing to do by constantly prescribing antibiotics over and over because eventually the body develops a resistance to them and they no longer work. Constant throat pain and tonsil stones can really cause many a complaint and unhappiness. What can be done with an adult in this situation who also is on many a medication? Without compromising the immune system by removing the tonsils unless they are obstructing the airways, then it will be necessary to remove them; is there a way to reduce tonsil discomfort or throat pain? Yes, this often occurs after much thought and distress. A water massage(oral) that enables someone to gently reach the throat area where the tonsils are located is what is needed. Just plain water? No not exactly, when you use herbs such as oregano and fenugreek, because these herbs help remove mucous and have antimicrobial properties to reduce bacterial infections from the effects of taking medications if they are the cause of tonsil stones or tonsillitis. Just fill the water massager (oral) with water so that it will dilute the oregano and fenugreek. You then take the water massager(oral) and spray the water onto the tonsils in attempts to relax them and to remove the excess mucous and tonsil stones that cause the tonsils to become enlarged or infected. Doing this on a weekly basis will allow the tonsils to do their duty in preventing germs from entering the body and thus removing buildup in or around tonsil area that causes the discomfort. Consult your physician or herbalist. If you are able to use a water massager (oral), it will be best to keep your immune system intact and prevent your tonsils from affecting your throat soreness!
Life is full complications. If I had a Tic Tac in dollars for every "tic" that has occurred in my lifetime I'd be able to stay home every day. Tic's are medically described as repetitive sound making due to urges or sensations. Motor induced tics exist too. These involuntary movements eg. vocal tics happen when an autistic person or one who is developmentally or mentally disabled feels that by "making a constant" noise, grunt or odd sound he or she is improving something or that they like the way something is afterwards. Which results in them being happy after all of this is very said and done. Tics are caused by the developmental dysfunction of dopamine neurotransmission, which results in low synaptic dopamine levels and inadequate amounts of dopamine in the basal ganglia. This contributes to the mental disorder of an autistic person. The tic or tics are caused by the abnormal dopamine function in the brain and thus the tic can be considered a neurological disorder. The underlying problem or one of the problems is that people with autism and who often use "throat clearing" tics as a mechanism of function may be affected by "globus hystericus" or in layman's terms "lump in the throat". Gosh, all of this due to neurological anxiety and distress from autism! Because the tic as expressed is sometimes pyscohosomatic since physically they can find nothing medically wrong such as a chronic throat ailment or digestive problem; it can be difficult to diagnose in an autistic person without doing many a test. The throat clearing process is a way of expression for an autistic person who otherwise can't express deep concerns about themselves or the world in which they live. Throat clearing is a way of relieving this anxiety or stress. Since autism also affects a person neurologically, anxiety and stress causes such tics. How can this madness be stopped? Always consult a herbalist or physician before using herbal remedies if using other medications. If you're at wits end and trying to cope with tics in someone who has autism, herbal relaxers may improve relaxation in a person with autism so that they can function and express themselves as humanly as possible. Such remedies include: cedarwood and lavender and can be used to reduce the intensity or frequent urge of tics. Yes, tics occur every day and have created their own start-up. Reduce the bug and get rid of tics by trying cedarwood and lavender!
Pink eye, conjunctivitis and stye eyes are awful and contagious. Patients usually visit their primary care physician for medications to help relieve the discomfort and infection to the eye. An ophthalmologist can also prescribe the same medications, but some patients like that extended wait in a primary care facility. Primary care usually consists of everything related to the human species so as patients go on and on about each and every body part, other people who intend to go in and make the same complaints are probably why visits go beyond a certain time. But, if you're looking for a remedy without the wait or spending money because you have health insurance with a high deductible then here is one you may want to try if you have this kind of problem. Plantain leaves also come in the form of tea bags. Yeah, like plantain tea! The plantain leaf is one that is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. When you have an eye infection the plantain leaf helps reduce the irritation and eye discomfort and if it is a mild one the plantain leaf may avoid a visit to any primary care physician or otherwise. By putting a plantain tea bag that had been soaked in warm water over the eyes or eyelid can help reduce any infection present. In doing so, you can avoid the spread of infection to other people such as co-workers or the medical office staff. Why? Because, to assist with patients many of us cannot be out due to ailments and if one occurs then we must keep remedies such as this, that will enable us to continue working. The plantain leaf is also essential to eye health as they contain vitamin C and antioxidants. Keep those eyes as healthy as the rest of you by using plantain leaf!
Ever want to go to a spa and just treat yourself? Many people do but then realize that they are maxed out on credit cards or probably will be a bit late in paying the bill as a result. It's very costly to maintain that look that was once for granted or just simply a given. Inner beauty may be truly on the inside but as you know people most often notice what they see or how things appear. It is good to take care of yourself on the inside and out, although things can get expensive. Once you get past 50, well hey you're only a half century young; things change and we must use all of the natural elements that are provided to ensure that we stay as young as that! A good way to do a quick facial is to use oils such as: juniper, peppermint, wintergreen and clove. You can combine them into a mixture and then put them onto your skin or face. You may want to test a small area so that you know how long to keep the mixture on your skin so that it does not become irritated. After you have finished testing the oils for skin sensitivity you can then begin to put the oils on your face or body and then wait until the oils begin to tingle and of course not begin to burn or hurt. After leaving the oils on for a few minutes you can gently remove it from your skin or face with warm water. As this removes dirt and other substances from your skin. As an alternative for other skin problems, you can use a small mixture of these oils on your skin for a few hours. This will remove dead skin and help the skin return to it's smooth texture. Facials no longer have to be expensive or just for the elite. Besides, when it's your money and every penny counts- the do it yourself facial is most often a good remedy!
Like many people these days, I have to save for retirement on my own. Yes, this means that the only thing the employer provides is gray hair. And I'd be a rich thing if I were to add all of that up. Anyways, CD's or certificates of deposit are still offered at many financial institutions including banks and credit unions. Back in the day CD's had very high interest rates and were very good purchases if used to retire. The problem now is that CD's no longer have those high interest rates and therefore after years of having retirement money in CD's you still do not earn a lot of money from them. When saving for retirement it is a matter of putting enough away and then once you do it becomes a matter of what you invest in or expect to get interest out of to increase. This has not been the situation in recent years. Social Security is not enough to retire off of and unless the US government plans to provide everybody over the age of 67 or even 70 with a government stipend account to help pay for food, utilities, rent, clothing, transportation ect., then citizens who plan on retiring here are in an awful bind if they are unable to save enough money to do so. You probably have asked yourself the same question, "How is a poor society beneficial to America?" Perhaps, it would make us more appreciative, patient(not for me), understanding, respectful and most of all thankful because money may not be everything, but we can't do without it. It could be said that in a way, America is morally bankrupt, cold and is without tolerance, so the lack of money eliminates the status of rich and poor because many people economically are in the same situation. Now if we put all of that aside for retirement "Hey, nobody noticed that they were poor!" This is a way of life and perhaps not very good for the economy, but sure people can live and do without many things, although the world has changed and some things are now necessities. What is needed? Well, we have a US department of treasury that allows people to buy bonds. I just wished that they would kick it up a notch. They can do this by raising interest rates on CD's and allowing them to be purchased alongside treasury bonds. For example: The US treasury sells bonds and then decides to offer CD's to assist in increasing one's investment portfolio. The CD's can be purchased like bonds in $25-$5,000 purchases. The higher the amount you purchase the higher the interest rate you get. Let's say for a $25 CD, the interest rate may be 0.5%, but if you were able to save up and purchase a $100 CD the interest rate would be 5.5% and so on as the higher the amount the higher interest rate. The good thing about the purchase of a CD is that one can buy them for 10,20 or even 30 years as the CD's will continue to earn interest and can be redeemed after 30 years. By allowing people to purchase what they can afford will allow them to have an alternative way of saving will help when it comes to retirement. Bonds and CD's can be purchased through the treasury department and used in conjunction with Social Security for retirement. No worries, you do not have to transfer any money to an IRA once you reach a certain amount, just contribute and when you reach the 30 year limit on your CD's you can redeem them just as you would bonds. This option gives you higher interest rates and will also allow for the redeeming of bonds when they mature to for the purchase of a CD. For example: if you want to cash in a bond after the penalty to do so has expired, you can use that money to purchase a CD with a higher interest rate. By doing so you can use savings money to buy bonds and CD's and then once you're able to cash in a bond you can earn even more money by using it to buy a CD. All those years of working-have something to show for with CD's from the US treasury!
It just gets to a point where you stop being upset about things such as health insurance. The premiums continue to go up and the adjustment or the tax credit may increase but you still end up paying more for the next years premiums. Having health insurance is a necessity but it comes at a very high price. Many physicians do not take Medicaid or Medicaid managed plans. As a result healthcare clinics that are designed to take any and every type of health insurance just like hospitals become filled with patients who have no other medical person or facility to go to for varied conditions or illnesses. There has to be a way to provide health insurance for everyone that is affordable in that the premiums don't cost you half a paycheck or the deductible amount is not one-third of your salary. For years working individuals have been paying into the Medicare system at 1.45%. Yes it is a tax and a very small amount compared to other taxes. This sort of insurance tax should have been the type of tax plan used to develop a national healthcare system, whereby as people are taxed along with their pay, this tax overall lowers their monthly premiums and deductibles. For example while a person is employed, they are taxed at 1.60%, this means that as long as they have paid this tax during their working years, their hospital premiums are free, and they will only have to meet a minimal deductible for hospital ranging from $0-$1,000 per year depending on the kind of plan they purchase. Inclusive of this of course is medical and that deductible can range from $0-$200 per year or so which also depends on the type of plan you choose to purchase. The withholding tax is designed to offset any otherwise exorbitant premiums and deductible costs. If there were a national system that withheld insurance taxes at appx. 1.60%, insurance subscribers who are not on Medicare or Medicaid(retired, disability, disabled ect.) will be able to purchase healthcare insurance without the high premium cost that currently exists. For example: Ms. Cheap dislikes the fact that she has to pay roughly half of her paycheck due to her healthcare premiums. This of course does not include the deductible or the co-pays that must be paid with almost each physician visit. According to Ms. Cheap's salary, she really cannot afford to use the health insurance. Even if she sought out a plan that was much less on a monthly basis, there would be more of a cost as a result of the high deductible plans for each health insurance. Ms. Cheap hoped that another way of doing this would be implemented. Ms. Cheap, wanted an insurance Czar, to implement a withholding tax at a certain rate. If this were done her salary would be taxed at a very small rate and Ms. Cheap could then pay a very low amount for a yearly deductible for hospital and medical and ultimately pay a lot less for a monthly premium for the cost of a national health insurance plan. This is because the withholding tax rate subsidizes the national healthcare insurance plan to make it affordable for all of those who purchase health insurance. Since Ms. Cheap and others would be taxed according to their income, this would make health insurance affordable for working individuals. As a result of the National Health Insurance Czar's plan Ms. Cheap's health insurance plan including hospital and medical yearly cost would be about as much as her current monthly health insurance premium plan cost. Yes, there needs to be some assistance regarding the federal insurace contributions act or FICA and it would be great if there were a National Health Czar to do so!
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