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by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Denied CHL
Replies: 33
Views: 16611

Re: Denied CHL

crazy2medic wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:14 pm
crazy2medic wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
FYI A Neurologist also has to be a psychiatrist, if you see a Neurologist for migraines and such that would be an option!
Not so. A neurologist has to be an MD or a DO. A psychiatrist had to be an MD or a DO. But a neurologist does not have to be a psychiatrist (or visa versa). They are two completely different specialties.

A neurologist is concerned with the body's entire nervous system. I’ve had neurological consults before I had my back surgery because I had numbness in my legs.

A psychiatrist is concerned with the biochemistry of the brain and it’s effects on human behavior.
I worked for a Neurologist for four years, I was told by him that in Texas in order to be a Neurologist he also had to be a pyschiatrist
I’m guessing that he meant that figuratively, not literally, since neurologists frequently have to figure out if a person's nerve pain is real (medical cause) or imagined (mentally caused). Psychiatry is a lot more complex than trying to diagnose psychosomatic pain. But both disciplines have multi-year internships/internships and board certification. If it were literally true that you had to be a psychiatrist before you could be a neurologist, here’s what your career track would look like:

4 years of college
4 years of medical school
1 year of psychiatric internship
3-4 years of psychiatric residency
Pass the psychiatry boards
1 year of neurology internship
3-4 years of neurology residency
Pass the boards

SIX TO EIGHT YEARS of post-medical school study before you could begin your practice, and that doesn’t count any neurology or psychiatry fellowships he or she may choose to enter before practice. Neuro and thoracic surgeons don’t take that long to begin practicing.
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Denied CHL
Replies: 33
Views: 16611

Re: Denied CHL

crazy2medic wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
FYI A Neurologist also has to be a psychiatrist, if you see a Neurologist for migraines and such that would be an option!
Not so. A neurologist has to be an MD or a DO. A psychiatrist had to be an MD or a DO. But a neurologist does not have to be a psychiatrist (or visa versa). They are two completely different specialties.

A neurologist is concerned with the body's entire nervous system. I’ve had neurological consults before I had my back surgery because I had numbness in my legs.

A psychiatrist is concerned with the biochemistry of the brain and it’s effects on human behavior.
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Denied CHL
Replies: 33
Views: 16611

Re: Denied CHL

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Cam2 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 pm
I get it if it wAs 5 or 10 years ago. But 31 that seems a bit crazy.

No pun intended, lol
I wonder how you are suppose to beat that deal? Are you suppose to get a psychiatrist to tell them you are not off your rocker?
What’s REALLY crazy, if I may borrow Cam2's pun, is that they send you to someone who is financially vested in keeping you as a patient, and who may very well be anti gun—as are probably the majority of psychiatrists.

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