Here we have provide a General FAQ , This FAQ sheet is designed to help you understand the medical language used in the pathology report.

General Frequently Asked Question & Answers for patients / Visitors.

It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. Diseases that used to be common in this country and around the world, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can now be prevented by vaccination. Thanks to a vaccine, one of the most terrible diseases in history – smallpox – no longer exists outside the laboratory. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives.

Any vaccine can cause side effects. For the most part these are minor (for example, a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days. vaccines are continually monitored for safety, and like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects. However, a decision not to immunize a child also involves risk and could put the child and others who come into contact with him or her at risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease.

As discussed above, it is a relatively safe technique that can be repeated if necessary. The cost of the scanners is, by medical imaging standards, fairly low. It will produce images of tissues that X ray techniques do not show so well. (At the same time it is not very good at getting images of bone or gas which do show up well on X-ray). It is safe to use in pregnancy.

No one is turned away from KCMH needing emergent/emergency care because of inability to pay. We direct patients to the Financial Counselors located in the Admitting Department who will work with you to develop a payment plan, help you apply for Medical Assistance or, if you qualify, arrange for free care.

If your practice offers this service, there is a link called Book an appointment in the Appointments section of the home page of KCMH or you can book at the Make a Appointment Page lies on the Patient/Visitors Menu of our website.

Women who begin their pregnancy with existing medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, heart problems or known fetal abnormalities require the care of a high risk obstetrician. Usually, these women will have their medical information communicated to us by their referring primary care physician or obstetrician prior to their first visit. There are also non-medical situations, such as substance use, spousal abuse or psychosocial problems, which may also make a pregnancy high risk. Having a baby when you are older (35 years+) does not automatically make you a high risk patient if you are otherwise in good health.

Before beginning any exercise program, talk with your doctor to make sure you do not have any obstetric or health conditions that would limit your activity. Ask about any specific exercise or sports that interest you. Your doctor can offer advice about what type of exercise routine is best for you. The extra weight you are carrying will make your body work harder than before you were pregnant. Exercise increases the flow of oxygen and blood to the muscles being worked and away from other parts of your body. Therefore, it is important to not overdo it. Try to exercise moderately so you don’t get tired quickly. If you are able to talk normally while exercising, your heart rate is at an acceptable level.

Normally, at approximately the 20th week of pregnancy, an anatomy screening ultrasound will be performed. This usually identifies the baby's gender. When you meet with Dr. Mitchell after this procedure, he will disclose the results, but only if you want to know.

The best way to support your partner is by staying informed, and always being prepared. Every book she reads, you should read too. If you know what she knows, you can help her cope with difficult situations, and help her deal with the changes to her body and mind. There are also many books written specifically for expectant fathers. The most important thing at this point is being well-prepared.

Generally speaking a patient can not order testing directly. If you feel that a specific test or panel of tests may help you, please bring the test and any other information on that test to the attention of your healthcare provider, your doctor can then request us to perform such testing after he or she has discussed with you and determined whether it’s suitable for you.

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