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    Obamacare Architect: ‘You Don’t Need a Doctor for Every Part of Your Health Care’

    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel told The O’Reilly Factor that you don’t necessarily need a doctor for every facet of your health care Tuesday night.
    Host Bill O’Reilly brought up his concern that Obamacare was leading to a rise of walk-in clinics run by nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, which Emanuel countered was simply a part of a complex health care system. Those lower-level medical people would do just fine for lower-level diagnoses, Emanuel argued.
    “You don’t need a doctor for every part of your health care,” Emanuel said.

    Obamacare Architect: 'You Don't Need a Doctor for Every Part of Your Health Care' | Washington Free Beacon

    Sorry, but he is wrong. The doctor I go to has several PAs in his office. Initially I talk to them and everytime they end up calling in the doctor to confirm their diagnosis and to get advice.

    From my point of view, PAs are simply replacing nurses and not actual doctors.




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    Then your POV is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel told The O’Reilly Factor that you don’t necessarily need a doctor for every facet of your health care Tuesday night.
    Host Bill O’Reilly brought up his concern that Obamacare was leading to a rise of walk-in clinics run by nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, which Emanuel countered was simply a part of a complex health care system. Those lower-level medical people would do just fine for lower-level diagnoses, Emanuel argued.
    “You don’t need a doctor for every part of your health care,” Emanuel said.

    Obamacare Architect: 'You Don't Need a Doctor for Every Part of Your Health Care' | Washington Free Beacon

    Sorry, but he is wrong. The doctor I go to has several PAs in his office. Initially I talk to them and everytime they end up calling in the doctor to confirm their diagnosis and to get advice.

    From my point of view, PAs are simply replacing nurses and not actual doctors.



    Sometimes I see a Massage Therapist and a Acupuncturist. So no, I don't need a Doctor for every part my Health Care.

    Jeez, get a life would you.
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    Zeke Emanuel is absolutely right. Many places are seeing private walk-in clinics open. These clinics have no doctors on-site, and are not qualified for many medical services. However, the medical professionals are trained to recognize certain conditions, distinguishing minor ailments from serious problems. For as little as $20, they'll tell you whether you need to go to the local pharmacy, make an appointment with your GP, find a specialist, or go straight to a hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Zeke Emanuel is absolutely right. Many places are seeing private walk-in clinics open. These clinics have no doctors on-site, and are not qualified for many medical services. However, the medical professionals are trained to recognize certain conditions, distinguishing minor ailments from serious problems. For as little as $20, they'll tell you whether you need to go to the local pharmacy, make an appointment with your GP, find a specialist, or go straight to a hospital.
    Not a horrible idea unless you have a problem with it. We used to have those "easy clinics" here and after a few deaths and serious issues, they were shut down. I think they are ok for a first line of defense, "do I need antibiotics?" "do I need stitches" etc some of ours got carried away though diagnosing things that needed to be seen in an ER. Our doctors now have Skype or you can email them photos and they take a peek for free and then let you know if you need to come in. We also have nurses at an office downstairs for drop in service where they will look and if necessary then you get to see a doctor.

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    Staggering arrogance.

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    There are plenty of things for PA's to do...they can order your blood tests, allergy panels etc. You can also use more midwifes right in the hospital to deliver babies as well.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Staggering arrogance.
    What part of 17% of GDP for 37th place is better than 9% of GDP for 2d place?

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    I'd rather get health care advice from Emanuel than Fox News, the Koch Brothers or Michelle Bachman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    There are plenty of things for PA's to do...they can order your blood tests, allergy panels etc. You can also use more midwifes right in the hospital to deliver babies as well.....
    Hospitals all over are banning them instead of embracing them. If you want to use a midwife, you pretty much have to deliver at home in most places, if its even legal.

    Midwives banned from California hospital | Radical Doula
    See the U.S. Map of Regulation of Certified Professional Midwives

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