Consult with Healthcare Providers
Having a Legal Nurse Consultant consulting with medical providers will help lawyers dealing with the inner workings of the healthcare system, which can be very frustrating.
Eagle Legal Nurse Consultants will be able to contact the various healthcare providers and “decipher” the medical information to relay it to the attorney. This can save a lot of time and money for the attorney.
You have to remember that there are MANY types of Medical Providers, such as:
- Generalist: He is the person who specializes in family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
- Nurse Practitioners: They can address women’s wellness and also assist in family medicine.
- Physical Assistant: They collaborate with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) to provide treatment.
- Internists: is a medical doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and medical (nonsurgical) treatment of adults.
Then you have the Nursing Providers such as:
- Registered Nurse: They are trained to take care of all types of patients and is in a role of an educator and leader.
- Licensed Practical Nurses: These nurses are trained to look after the sick.
- Clinical Nurse Specialists: They have training in psychiatric and cardiac health.
- Certified Nurse Midwives: They look after women’s health including labor and delivery and prenatal care.
- Nurse Anesthetists: They are trained about how to administer general anesthesia to the patients.
There are MANY different areas of medicine such as:
- Allergy and asthma
- Anesthesiology — general anesthesia or spinal block for surgeries and some forms of pain control
- Cardiology — heart disorders
- Dermatology — skin disorders
- Endocrinology — hormonal and metabolic disorders, including diabetes
- Gastroenterology — digestive system disorders
- General surgery — common surgeries involving any part of the body
- Hematology — blood disorders
- Immunology — disorders of the immune system
- Infectious disease — infections affecting the tissues of any part of the body
- Nephrology — kidney disorders
- Neurology — nervous system disorders
- Obstetrics/gynecology — pregnancy and women’s reproductive disorders
- Oncology — cancer treatment
- Ophthalmology — eye disorders and surgery
- Orthopedics — bone and connective tissue disorders
- Otorhinolaryngology — ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative medicine — for disorders such as low back injury, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
- Psychiatry — emotional or mental disorders
- Pulmonary (lung) — respiratory tract disorders
- Radiology — x-rays and related procedures (such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI)
- Rheumatology — pain and other symptoms related to joints and other parts of the musculoskeletal system
- Urology — disorders of the male reproductive system and urinary tract and the female urinary tract
The time and frustration into talking with these various different kinds of providers for the attorneys have shown that the Legal Nurse Consultants have become very valuable to any attorney.