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​​Get the Facts About Childhood Immunizations

Talk to your health care provider and get the facts.   Physicians, nurses and educators agree - keep your family healthy.  Get your children immunized!


Look Up a Medical License

Medical licenses for physicians (MDs and DOs) and other healthcare professionals are issued and regulated by the State of Michigan.  Find information about verifying licensure, disciplinary actions and filing a complaint against a licensed healthcare professional at http://w3.lara.state.mi.us/free/


Difference Between Physicians and Other Health Professionals

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) Scope of Practice Guidebook clarifies the legal parameters or "scope" that Michigan physicians and other health professionals can practice within.  It also clearly articulates the differences in education and training between physicians (MD and DO). 

http://www.msms.org/Portals/0/Documents/ScopePracBook.pdf


Health Insurance - Consumer Assistance

The Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) regulates all licensed and financial entities in Michigan, and offers assistance to consumers.  http://www.michigan.gov/difs


Medicaid Consumer Information

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch


Medicare Consumer Information

http://www.medicare.gov/


Michigan Department of Community Health

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) offers information about immunizations, healthy mothers and babies, mental health services, public health outbreaks, emergency preparedness and more.  http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/


Saginaw County Health Department

http://www.saginawpublichealth.org/


Making Decisions About Your Medical Treatment

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, helps people make more informed decisions about their healthcare through resources such as news articles, checklists, audio podcasts, videos and more.

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/treatmentoptions/


Choosing Wisely®

Is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.  http://www.choosingwisely.org/


Health Facilities Information

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers information on the licensing and regulation of health facilities (hospitals, clinics, medical practices, long term care facilities, labs, etc.).  http://www.michigan.gov/lara


What it Takes to Become a Physician

Scroll down to read after clicking on the following link:

http://www.msms.org/Portals/0/Documents/MSMS/Resources/For_Patients/What_It_Takes_to_Become_a_Physician.pdf


Dispose of Old, Unwanted and Unused Medication

Contact your local police department to dispose of old, unwanted and unused medications safely.




PATIENT RESOURCES

Courtesy of the Michigan State Medical Society

www.msms.org


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