- Bill paying
- Banking transactions
- Investments, including the management or sale of any stocks or bonds
- Managing or selling real estate
- Managing insurance, including overseeing the payment of any premiums
- Preparing and filing tax returns
Douglas A. Isenstein, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
- critical care medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursGeorgia Pulmonary Group
Snellville, GA 30078
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia
- BlueChoice (BC/BS of GA)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare
- Eastside Medical Center
- Emory Eastside Medical Center
- Gwinnett Medical Center
What is a power of attorney?
Everplans answeredA power of attorney (POA) is someone you appoint to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf should you be unable to do so. In the power of attorney document, you, the “principal,” name someone to be your power of attorney and specify the powers you wish to give him or her. These powers can be limited or comprehensive. Your power of attorney can be responsible for:
Is medical literature available for family members of those in ICU?
David Fiore, MD, Family Medicine, answeredThere are many resources available for information about critical care and associated medical conditions. The best place to start is with the doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care providers taking care of your family member. The internet has many websites devoted to medical conditions, but you might want to preview the website with a health care provider first, to make sure the information is accurate. The National Library of Medicine maintains a patient and family oriented website (Medline Plus) that has valuable information on many topics. Its site on critical care medicine can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/criticalcare.html.
Are pacemakers used in cardiac emergencies?
Pacemakers prevent the heart from beating too slowly, or they assist the heart in transmitting electrical signals from the upper chambers (atria) to the lower chambers (ventricles). If the cardiac emergency is due to a slow heart beat or ineffective transmission of signals from the atria to the ventricles, pacemakers may be the first line therapy. A relatively uncommon type of fast heart rhythm—called Torsades de Pointes—may be precipitated by pauses in the heart rhythm and a pacemaker may be indicated to treat this sort of rhythm disturbance as well.
In some situations, a heart attack may cause either a slow heart rhythm or ineffective conduction of electrical signals from the atria to the ventricles and a temporary or permanent pacemaker may be needed in this situation.
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