K Gay. Purcell, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursMid America Internal Medicine
1325 S Noland Rd Ste C
Independence, MO 64055
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What job does an anesthesiologist perform during surgery?
During surgery, your anesthesiologist is responsible for managing vital life functions, including breathing, heart rhythm and blood pressure while administering anesthesia. Throughout surgery, your anesthesiologist makes medical judgments and is responsible for the management of your physical condition. The anesthesiologist may be assisted by other medical personnel. Should you develop any medical problems during surgery, your anesthesiologist will immediately diagnose and treat them. In addition, should your condition require special care in the recovery room, it is most likely that the physician who treats you will be your anesthesiologist.
Does diabetic kidney disease develop suddenly?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
In diabetics, it can take several years to develop kidney disease. Some people don't even notice changes until wastes build up to unsafe levels. Therefore, it is very important to get tested for diabetic kidney disease annually to help prevent serious complications.
How do I know if my therapist is helping me?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Administration, answered
Finding your way through painful circumstances is not easy and doesn't always follow a straight line. Sometimes, you will feel worse as you realize that you misjudged someone you once trusted or you need to make changes in your life. If your helper—whether a professional therapist, a friend, a relative, a religious or spiritual leader, or anyone else—is consistently unsupportive or you feel increasingly worse about yourself, you should turn elsewhere or at least get a second opinion.
Good therapists are caring and supportive listeners. They may see different things in you than you see in yourself, and they are willing to challenge you in respectful ways that help you toward insight or motivate you to make positive changes.
A professional title is no guarantee of the quality of therapy or the kind of person a therapist is. Each category of therapists includes individuals with various attitudes and beliefs about healing, emotional health and women as well as different degrees of awareness about the larger societal context in which you live. It is important, for example, to find a therapist who can acknowledge the power relations in your life as well as sexism, racism, homophobia, or any other -isms that makes it difficult for you to fit in with the world around you.
Sometimes, we encounter therapists who have limited skills or who are just not right for us. For example, women who seek counseling from the clergy or other pastoral counselors may find that they impose traditional perceptions of women's roles in unhelpful and limiting ways.
It is inappropriate for a therapist to try to create a social relationship with you, to discuss other clients by name or any other clearly identifying data, and to reveal inappropriate personal information. If a therapist suggests or initiates any sexual contact, it is crucial to leave immediately and lodge a report to the therapist's regulatory association. Encouraging a client to become a friend, lover, or business partner is wrong, as is other unprofessional behavior that may interfere with your therapy.
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