Viral gastrointestinal infections are the nearly the most common type of illness. In the United States, they are the second most common, and in some parts of the world it's a leading cause of death in children. Every year, millions of people are stricken with diarrhea caused by viral gastrointestinal infections.
Usha Panneerselvam, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursWoodridge Medical Associates
Cranston, RI 02920
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- Roger Williams Medical Center
What is the rate of incidence of viral gastrointestinal infections?
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What does it mean if a doctor is board certified?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA board-certified doctor has passed exams in a certain specialty, so it's evidence of skill. The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 areas of medical specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Most of these subgroups will refer you to physicians on their list in your area.
Does that mean you can simply pick one of these names and be assured of having the best doctor? No. But you can be assured that these doctors have passed muster with somebody else besides Aunt Frieda. Personally, I wouldn't go to a doctor who wasn't board certified, and it's one of the first several things I'll investigate when finding a doctor or specialist for my family members. Moreover, I'd prefer a doctor who's been board-certified in a specialty for at least three years.
To find out if a doctor you're seeing or considering is board certified, call The American Board of Medical Specialties at (800) 776-CERT or visit certifieddoctor.org.
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Who performs endovascular procedures?
SCAI answeredEndovascular procedures are performed by doctors with special training in blood vessel health and in using technologies to treat blood vessels. Among the medical specialists who may treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) with endovascular approaches are interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and vascular medicine specialists.
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