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ists special- primary care physicians health care system Most schools require that a student get a physical exam before participating in a sports program.
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S OME H EALTH C ARE S PECIALISTS Specialist Allergist Dermatologist Gynecologist Neurologist Oncologist Ophthalmologist Orthodontist Orthopedist Pediatrician Psychiatrist Urologist Whenever you’ve seen a doctor for a checkup or a dentist for an oral exam, you’ve used preventive care. involves actions that prevent the onset of disease or injury. Vision and hearing screenings, sports physicals, and testing for scoliosis (a spinal dis- order) all relate to disease prevention. Facilities for Health Care Services ommunities may have more than one type of health care C facility. These facilities may offer health promotion services as inpatient care or outpatient care. Inpatient care requires the patient to stay at the facility overnight and is provided for patients with a serious injury or illness. Outpatient care allows the patient to be treated and return home the same day. Health care facilities include: Private practices. Physicians in private practice work for themselves. Most of their patients are seen at an office on an outpatient basis, although the physicians are usually associated with a hospital in case inpatient care is required. Clinics. Physicians may provide outpatient care in a community clinic rather than an office. Preventive care 55 Lesson 2 Choosing Community Health Services Specializes In allergies skin diseases care of female reproductive system nervous system problems cancer care of eyes adjustments of teeth to improve bite and jaw alignment skeletal deformities or injuries children’s health mental health urinary tract problems An orthopedist is a specialist who treats injuries to the skeletal system. Describe the difference between a primary care physician and a specialist.
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What Would You Do? Apply these steps to help Dan make a health-enhancing decision. 1. State the situation. 2. List the options. 3. Weigh the possible outcomes. 4. Consider values. 5. Make a decision and act. 6. Evaluate the decision. Decision Making: Getting a Sports Physical Dan and two of his friends have just signed up for cross-country. “Hey, Dan,” Brent says. “Mike and I are getting together to practice before the tryouts. Want to join us?” “I’d like to,” Dan answers, “but I haven’t had my sports physical yet.” Mike says, “You don’t need that to practice with Brent and me.” Dan replies, “I’ll feel better about running if I have my physical first.” “Look, Dan,” Brent says, “There’s only a few days left before tryouts. You’d better get in some practice time, or you might not make the team.” Dan wonders what he should do.
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