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Can my primary care physician refer me to a good psychologist?

Many patients often wonder if their primarycare doctors are capable of rendering the different types of care and treatment that

Can my primary care physician prescribe me antidepressants?

Treating depression is tricky. It is estimated that some 350 million people are suffering from depression worldwide. There are multiple

Are psychological services provided by my primary care physician?

It’s understandable that patients would love to get all of their medical care under one roof. It’s not only one-stop

GENDER ASSIGNMENT

the term used for the classification of an infant at birth as either male or female. Children born with ambiguous

GERIATRICIAN

the name of a physician, psychologist or other health care provider who specialises in the bio-psycho-social treatment and management of

GOLTZ-GORLIN SYNDROME

the name of a syndrome described by Robert William Goltz (1923- ) and Robert James Gorlin (1923- ). US physicians.

GROUP MEDICAL PRACTICE

Practicing medicine by a group of physicians including various specialists that associated for administrative and for such clinical purposes as

INTERVENTIONIST

Atherapist, behavioural scientist, a physician, or other professional who modifies the symptoms or conditions of a patient

FALLOPIUS

is considered one of the most important anatomists and physicians of the sixteenth century, having argued against some of the

FATIGUE CHECKLIST

is typically used by physicians to diagnose fatigue; the checklists are standarized lists of symptoms associated with the medical condition,

FECHNER, GUSTAV THEODOR

Physician who didn't practice medicine but studied natural philosophy. After an illness he spent time looking at mental and physical

FEE-FOR-SERVICE

This denotes the traditional method of payment for health care services, in which physicians or other providers set their own

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)

an agency of the United States government mandated in 1930 to deliver the laws supplying benefits and other services to

PRIMARY CARE

Primary care is the first course of care once a patient decides to seek help from a hospital, clinic or

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP)

A primary care provider, also known as a PCP or primary physician offers the first amount of care once a

PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY

Primary Care Psychology is designed to provide psychological services within the setting of a clinic, private or public hospital or

PRIMARY CARETAKER STANDARD

Utilized in child custody disputes, the primary caretaker standard evaluates each parent and generally awards custody to that parent that

PSYCHIATRIST

A highly trained physician who holds a specialty in diagnosing, treating and study of mental disorders. Training (in the United

REFERRAL

Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas