How many healthcare workers are here on the EF Forums?

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How many healthcare workers are here on the EF Forums?

Bignuf Bignuf
I notice a lot of very "technical" medical advice here, on everything from toy material to sexual health issues. I suspect a fair number of doctors/nurses or other licensed health care providers hang out here.

A doctor friend once told me that folks in health care deal with broken and damaged bodies all day long, so to relax they are some of the most indulgent of whatever healthy bodies they can find. Very sensual and sexual people. Also, at work, medical people must suppress their aversion to a lot of things that others would never go near or work in, and thus, to stay "human" they compensate by being very emotional or passionate away from work. Seems to make sense anyway.

SO...how many of you are in the medical field. This poll is PRIVATE, so please be honest, but likewise, if you are not, please don't skew the numbers by voting falsely.

I just added Veterinarians to the list at my spouses thought and request.

THANKS!!!!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'm a physician in a primarily medical practice.
I'm a physician in a primarily surgical field.
1
I'm a medical student.
I'm a nurse in a private office setting.
1
I'm a nurse in a hospital/medical setting.
I'm a nurse in a surgical setting.
I'm an EMT/Paramedic.
1
I'm a Respiratory Therapist/Physical/Occupational Therapist.
I am some other licensed health care provider.
3
I am PRE med
1
I am Pre nursing
1
I'm in nursing school.
1
I'm a Veterinarian.
2
I'm a Vet Tech.
OTHER????
9
Total votes: 20 (19 voters)
Poll is closed
10/06/2011
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Pixel Pixel
*raises hand* I'm an EMT-B, and currently in paramedic school.
10/06/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I'm a Licensed Practical Nurse but I'm currently a stay at home mommy!
10/06/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I proofed medical transcriptions (w/o the cert) for about 2 1/2 years or so.
10/06/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
i work for a hospital in the IT tech support department.
10/06/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
None of the above....I'm in IT in a service industry company....
10/06/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I'm a Reiki and acupressure practitioner (for humans) with an old veterinary degree. Go figure

~M
10/07/2011
Kindred Kindred
I'm a veterinarian and am also trained in veterinary acupuncture.
10/07/2011
Taylor Taylor
I am in school to be a physical therapy assistant. I am a massage therapist right now.
10/07/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I notice a lot of very "technical" medical advice here, on everything from toy material to sexual health issues. I suspect a fair number of doctors/nurses or other licensed health care providers hang out here.

A doctor friend once ...
WOW...I really expected MORE doctors here, or nurses, from the amazingly detailed posts folks make about health. OR are they afraid to admit they are here????? HUMMMMM?????
10/20/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
I'm a nursing student, but I have only just started.
10/20/2011
Neurogasm Neurogasm
NURSING SCHOOL~! Love it.
10/20/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Dentists and dental hygienists could be added to your list!

I'm a former (and recent) pre-med major who, just a few months ago, chose a different career route due to family issues and priorities. Frustratingly, I'd spent an ENORMOUS amount of time (and money) preparing my entire application packet: I'd written, honed, and polished, polished, and polished my personal statement. I'd also written two optional essays, into which I poured my heart and soul. I'd prepared for the interview process, prepared for the MCAT, taken all the necessary prerequisite courses--and then some--while maintaining an extremely high GPA, shadowed several physicians and surgeons, did several research projects and a research internship, volunteered at a clinic and a hospital, and even provided scribe services for ER docs. My pre-med advisors told me that I was a very competitive candidate and that they'd be surprised if I did not get at least one medical school offer . . . sigh. But family takes priority, so I know I made the right choice in the long run. I could never get back the time I'd lost focusing only on school when my loved ones who are ill and of advanced age are gone.

Even though I didn't pursue medical school in the end, I am still strongly devoted to the mission of the health care industry--so much so that I chose an alternate health care career that would provide a LOT more flexibility to allow me to be there for family.
10/22/2011
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Dentists and dental hygienists could be added to your list!

I'm a former (and recent) pre-med major who, just a few months ago, chose a different career route due to family issues and priorities. Frustratingly, I'd spent an ENORMOUS ...
I can understand that, a number of your arguments were why I didn't choose med school. I wanted to be there for other people around me and at my age, I also wanted to have a chance of a family (I'm 28 starting school all over again).
10/22/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I'm a veterinarian and am also trained in veterinary acupuncture.
Just curious...WHO has "mapped out" acupuncture points for animals. Thousands of years went into mapping human points, but dogs and cats?????
10/22/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Dentists and dental hygienists could be added to your list!

I'm a former (and recent) pre-med major who, just a few months ago, chose a different career route due to family issues and priorities. Frustratingly, I'd spent an ENORMOUS ...
WHAT did you choose? There are some incredible options out there, some of which can give you an INCREDIBLE career in very little time (ie. Anesthesiologist Assistants, in about 2 1/2 years, or Surgical P.A. in about two years...etc).
10/22/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I'm a Lactation Consultant and "Baby Nurse" in Private Practice and I take assignments from an agency I just rejoined. It don't work in a hospital OR in a "doctor's office" though. Most of my work is done in my home office or my clients' home.

Many health care workers have less traditional settings, working in Doula work or Midwifery or Nurse Practitioner's practice, and do not want to have to work with the constrictions of a traditional hospital or doctors' office.

Also, workers like herbalists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc work in what used to be called "Alternative Medicine" and do not work in either doctor's offices or hospitals.

Then there are Home Health Care workers, from nurses to techs etc.

Many of us have a LOT more freedom to practice truth rather than "cover your ass" traditional medicine, so we work outside traditional settings.
10/22/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Just curious...WHO has "mapped out" acupuncture points for animals. Thousands of years went into mapping human points, but dogs and cats?????
Veterinary acupuncture was mapped out and has been used for thousands of years as part of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine link. The same principles used in people (herbs, food therapy, acupuncture, and exercise) apply to animals.
10/22/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
One more thing about less "traditional" ; settings; Many health care workers have less traditional settings, working in Doula work or Midwifery or Nurse Practitioner's practice, and do not want to have to work with the constrictions of a traditional hospital or doctors' office. Many of us have No desire to work inside hospitals or doctors' offices where our ability to really work honestly with patients will be stifled by excess red tape and hospital "protocol."

For instance, nearly ALL Lactation Consultants who work in hospitals or in doctors offices are NOT ALLOWED to contradict a doctor's statement or "order" even if the statement is blatantly wrong which is why SO many women who only see hospital Lactation Consultants end up "not being able" to breastfeed." If they had gone to a Private Practice LC, the chances of her succeeding would increase by nearly 55-80%!!!! Your chance of succeeding if you have even a minor problem breastfeeding, if you ONLY see hospital or doctor's office LCs is about 25%. With a Private Practice LC, your chances rise to between 75-99%!
10/22/2011
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Unique posters: 13