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what schools are good for family physicians???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by spartydoc, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. spartydoc

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    Can anyone tell me what schools are good for family physicians to go to.....
    Is it better to go to M.D. schools or D.O. school????
     
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  3. Ronny

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    They are all good for family practice. I think it is the about easiest residency to get. About half of DO's do it. As many MD's as want to do it, and some because they can't get anything else.
     
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    ha well im only a sophmore in college so im not one of those people that is settling for being a family doctor because i cant do everything else..
    I dont understand why anyone wouldnt want to be a family doctor i mean you get to work with all types of ages you make a decent income and you really get that feeling that you care about your patients and that you are involved in the community... I would much rather do that then be one of those doctors that works in the hospitals and doesnt get close to any of their patients......
    sorry that was a tangent but hey...family physicians are cool
     
  5. Ronny

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    Being a family physician is a good job. Like any specialty there are some negatives. They get sued frequently for things that aren't their fault. Their patients expect them to diagnose their special conditions perfectly every time even though they're not specialists or great diagnosticians. When they misdiagnose things as they frequently do they get sued and it s their fault. They have to prescribe abortive birth control pills for a large percentage of their fertile female patients.
     
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    University of Washington, University of Missouri?Columbia, Oregon Health & Science University, University of North Carolina?Chapel Hill, University of New Mexico and Penn State University all have good family physician programs
     
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    Oh, and the pay is pretty bad. Some of (if not the) worst in the medical profession. Further, your hours are bad, not so much from your own practice, but from the hospital hours you have to put in to get use of the hospital.
     
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    Intrepidation I wear PASG underwear
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    "abortive birth control "



    Oral birth control pills aren't a form of abortion as no conception ever takes place.
     
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    ditto.

    as far as i understood ru486 wasnt being prescribed.
     
  10. burlypie

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    First off if a doctor felt that birth control pills were morally reprehensible he/she could choose not to prescribe them. Patients might be lost...but who would want to go to a doctor who a) didn't support her health care and personal contraceptive decisions and b) thought what she was doing was outright morally wrong? If a doctor is dead set against prescribing birth control, or even providing appropriate references, (as many could be due to legitimate religious beliefs) they should not go into a specialty like family practice where it becomes part of their responsibility to the patient to be a part of those decisions. Or at least make it clear from the outset why they do not provide birth control, and continue to to run the rest of the practice...

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    true, OCPs are not abortive...

    "RU486" is generally not prescribed by family practitioners unless they have specialized abortion training, it is usually provided by abortion providers and sometimes ob/gyns (at least as far as I have seen working in the San Francisco family planning world...)

    "morning after" pills aren't abortive either, they prevent implantation. IN CA and WA they are available from many pharmacies directly from a trained pharmacist, w/o a prescription.

    (SDN is so much more fun than studying for the MCAT...)
     
  11. Ronny

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    Common Births control pills are abortifacients. They allow fertilization and then cause the baby to die. This is abortion.

    Birth Control Pills, injectable Depo-Provera, and Norplant, this is how they work...

    1. Suppress ovulation. The two ovaries are motivated to not emit ovum (the egg) during its normal monthly time. The combination birth control pill (estrogen and progesterone) fails to prevent release of an egg in 23% to 50% of monthly cycles. The "mini-pill" (progesterone only) and other progestins such as Depo-provera and Norplant, probably have the same ovalation rate over a years time.

    2. Thickens cervical mucus. The mucus within the woman's cervix is thickened. As a result, the sperm have difficulty reaching the ovum (egg) for fertilization. If any sperm are successful in fertilizing the egg to produce a baby, it has difficulty in timely reaching the wall of the womb in order to implant and sustain itself within the normal 4 to 10 days.

    3. Alters uterine lining. The chemicals ****** normal build-up of nutriments on the uterine (womb) wall, leaving the newly fertilized egg (baby) without nourishment, causing its death and elimination in the menstrual period.
     
  12. Ronny

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    The pills don't prevent conception, they prevent the baby from implanting in the uterine wall. They make it so the baby can't live in it's mom's womb. They make the baby die. It is abortive.
     

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