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Posted By: RebornMT on 2006-10-06
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Most of the information in the article doesn't coincide with any of the Biblical principles followed by the Christian churches in America today. Throughout the entire Bible, old and NT, we are taught to refrain from witchcraft, mediums, those who speak to the dead, or any kind of honoring of the dead. Christians are only to pay homage to God through Jesus Christ.

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I don't use any websites--
I use Stedman's Radiology Words 3rd ed.and it has just about any word you'll need.
some websites for you :)





Is there any websites

that show over the counter medicine names and homeopathic medical names out there. Have searched some and found some, but would really like a complete listing if possible.



Could you possibly recommend some websites?  Or maybe books?  Any help much appreciated.

Anybody know of any websites sm
for reference material for Cardiology?  I do strictly cardiology right now and lots and lots of cardiac caths, TEEs, Echos, Holters, PTCAs, etc.  Would be nice to have a website with just cardiology stuff.
I do that with the hospital websites, too.
But I'm lazy.  I'd rather keep a browser window open or save the list to text format and use the search feature than print it out, find my notebook, and hunt through a hardcopy.
Always go to the manufacturer's websites and use it they way they have it!
It is DERMABOND - all caps. The Stedman's books are incorrect.

I know for a fact, as I even called the manufacturer on the telephone to clarify. I was so annoyed because my QA person just kept changing it to lower case - until now of course when I cleared that up.
What are some helpful websites?

I have found some very helpful websites by browsing the boards here.  Just wondering if some of you may have favorites you use. 

My most helpful for finding bacteria is listed below.


some helpful websites
Great websites (sm)
Thanks for those websites.  Out of necessity, I am able to do pretty well with my grocery bill.  I checked the sites you listed and there is some great information--I learned a few tricks!  Speaking from experience, it doesn't get any easier when you are in a bind.  I've lived this way for a very long time since I am a single mom.  Things just manage to work out and everything manages to last just as long as you need it.  Thanks again for the tips. 
You can check out these websites...



Or you could always call around to local offices to find out what they charge.  Good luck.

Try manufacturers' websites
I have the newest Stedman's CV book, but things change so fast in this field that even it is behind.  Sometimes I find it easier to check manufacturers' websites for a listing of their newest products and then I bookmark it.  Here are some companies to try:  Medtronic, Guidant, Bard, Boehringer Mannhein Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation, Cordis, Datascope, Kontron, Marquette Electronics Inc., and St. Jude Medical Co.  These aren't just for catheters; they make pacemakers/AICDs, leads, guide wires, stents, balloon pumps, EKG machines, heart valves and the like.  I know there are more, but this is what came to mind on the fly.  If you have Stedman's Medical and Surgical Equipment Words, they have a listing in the back of medical manufacturers and their web addresses if you'd like to do more looking around.
Physician Websites

Here are a couple good ones:



More helpful Websites

I ran across this website and hope that it might some out there.


MT chats? websites for?
Hi, are there any medical Transcriptionist chat rooms?  the board is fun, I just want to chat live.
Any ESL websites or resources?
I was wondering if anyone here knew of any good websites (or other resource) where I could listen to dictators/speakers who have accents?  I am not really crazy about that idea, but want to try to better learn them so that I can do my job better when I get ESLs or even striking regional accents around the US.  Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
You can't always trust websites. I have
googled something and have 3 or 4 spellings come up, therefore having to do more research. Books are your best get.
Try the company websites
A lot of the companies will advertise on their web sites the range of prices that they offer clients.  That may be a good place to start.
Go on the websites and search them
Some of them still have XP available. Another poster said they though Dell still gives you this option. I know for a fact that they do but you must factor in that they most likely will be downgrading a Vista computer to XP for you and so it may take a little longer to get it shipped, so I hope you don't need it in a hurry.

Whatever it is that you are doing, I would suggest you do it soon. I just did a bunch of computer shopping myself, and have been told numerous times that XP is on its way out around July this year in prep for the new Windows 7 platform.

I hope all these companies have decided what they are going to do with that situation. I know my company ran on Windows 98 until Microsoft wouldn't support it anymore, and then the new platform they had come out was compatible with XP. I hope they will make them compatible with newer OS because choices are going to become limited really soon.

You might call the tech people at the company and see what they have to say. Will your platform work with Vista at all? I have a platform that will, but only with the 32-bit version and not the 64-bit version. And, let me just tell you, that is a real headache to find.

I wish you the best of luck on this. I know exactly what you are going through because I was just there.
go to HP or Dell websites - sm
I bought a laptop last summer. these two still sell computers with XP and a licence for Vista to do the cross-over.

Call the 800 lines and ask quesitons.
I don't need to research what I said SM
and you are right that many people cannot afford the insurance, but guess what--I couldn't afford insurance on what I make as an MT even if my company offered it.  WM is not perfect.  I worked for them for many years, and my husband is still mgmt for them.  We both have seen things that we did not agree with, but I don't necessarily agree with everything I see in MT either or any other company for that matter.  I can go in Target and find things that aren't right.  I can go in any of the grocery stores and see things that aren't right.  WM gets a lot of bad press because of its size, some of it deserved, some not, but you can't believe everything you hear from your WM newsgroup. 
Did YOU do any research on this???
IMO, it is not for asking others to do research
MTs who dont do their own research, just want QA to do that for them. 
I did my research
I understand some people would try to get the answers and have "someone else do the work" as someone put it... but I have read through my books and been on so many website it was quite rediculous. I actually used this site as a last resort and have been doing research for 2 days before I made a post on another site last night and then here today.
It's one of my favorite parts of this job. I never worked in-house (except for 1 week in the office of my first MTSO, which was a very small company).  Did not go to MT school either so do not how they teach there (is there an emphasis on researching terms?). . Started with a better-than-average knowledge of medical terminology/anatomy and physiology  and strong interest in medicine. Bought books and did lots of looking up and learned on the job (with QA at first). Without an interest in medicine this would be a very boring job. I now primarily use the Internet for research because I know how to distinguish the good references from the bad, but there are still times I would rather consult a book. I would like to have an opththalmology book; that is one I have never had. -  15 year MT
I manage my former boss's websites (he has 2), --
other than that, sell some stuff I don't need anymore on ebay now and then...did about $200 a month for about a year.....got rid of most everything though I really wanted to dump...have a few things now I need to list so maybe I will get lucky this month!
Two awesome reference websites.....sm

Tons of info and links.





I found some interesting websites the other day.
The Offshoring List of Shame

Rescue American Jobs

The Offshore Job tracker listing the worst offenders for offshoring in 2004-2005.


Rural Sourcing (uses rural Americans for labor)

We have a local call center in our city and they ran an ad to hire home-based call center workers. That's cool, instead of offshoring.

I already closed the credit cards, canceled my insurance policy, and rewrote my mortgage with a local bank. It's just tough to boycott all of them. The list of companies that offshore is huge!

People say we need a global economy, but what jobs are going to be left for American workers after everything goes overseas? We can't all be CEOs or doctors.
MTStars/Legal websites?
Hi, does anyone know of a similar website to MTstars (with forums and job board) for legal transcription? Google didn't really help. Thanks. javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');
The local hospitals probably have websites and you
can see if they have any transcription openings posted, look in the classifieds to see if any clinics are hiring, etc.  I don't know that there are very many MT companies with in-house people anymore, but you can post resume on the various job boards. 
Yes. Leave discussion of other websites off this one, please. (NM)
Operative Note websites

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of any good websites for medical equipment and/or websites to help with Op notes.  Much appreciated!! 

Websites to search for doctors
I'm looking for some good websites that I can use to look up a doctor's name.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks 
Personal transcription websites
Does anyone out there have a personal website dedicated to medical transcription?  If so, and you don't mind me looking at them, please send me your web address. I'm thinking about making a webpage for myself, and would like to see what is out there already. Thanks!
Need some physical therapy websites
Just got a call for transcription for 2 physical medicine doctors and 5 physical therapist and they want me there tomorrow.  I'm looking for some websites for terminology/word list/samples that I can review.  Thanks.  Wish me luck.  This is a temp to hire position both onsite and at home.  Sounds good to me.  
HIV/AIDS drug websites
Does anyone have any websites they can share with me on HIV/AIDS medications? They are so hard to find. My C-drive crashed, and I lost information; had to get a new computer. Thanks,
Look at your local hospital's websites
jobs open.  The reason you don't see them advertised is a lot of hospitals outsource all their dictation.  But some still have in-house (or at home) MTs.
Anyone have any good websites for OB/GYN, ER, & dermatology? Thanks! nm
It searches specific websites.

That's what makes it different and useful.

I did look at your piece of research
and I am not seeing it. I don't think that all MTs will be out of work. There will be demand for editors, etc. I will stay in the field until I am told they don't need me anymore.
Research results
I checked on finasteride, and unfortunately it does not have great results for male acne. And it occasionally causes gynecomastia. BUT, here is a link to a cystic acne heater device:

Actually I did some research about a year ago
and found out that in my state a surgical technician makes less than I do. Now THAT is messed up, in my opinion! Go figure.

I don't know, I can see that when first starting out a person doesn't have the knowledge and experience that they will gain by working on the job. At the very beginning a new MT is going to be less productive due to needing to build Expander list, look up terms that they do not understand, etc. So it makes sense to me that they get paid a bit lower at the beginning.

Now where I work they recently raised the minimum starting wage, so there are people coming in with about half my experience making almost as much if not as much as I do- that is kinda discouraging. I have complained and am waiting for their "response."
Poster IS doing research - here!
How better to research this subject than to personally ask a whole bunch of medical transcriptionists who actually do/have done this? Let's applaud the efforts of the poster rather than bash them!!
Thanks for your help. I'll research it more. Thx again. NM
OP could do like the rest of us----- research,
To help us we use education, research and
I do all of my internet research
on a separate computer, a laptop that sits right next to the work computer.  I have a home wireless network for the internet.  The company's firewall does not affect my laptop. 
Research and purchase best available. NM
Thanks Jamie for doing the research sm
maybe they will throw EMT jack off the board. Whoever EMT jack is makes me sick to my stomach. I knew he didn't know anything about MT.
newbies don't want to research?
It almost sounds like it is crime to be a "newbie" reading some of the posts here. If you invest your money in a really good MT school you learn how to research, you have the basic knowledge, and you also have a good library of reference books. There is nothing wrong asking for help on the word board unless you are a student.
are there any websites that have live chat for MTs? that actually have people in them?