Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (pediatrics)
Hand, foot, and mouth disease, which will be referred to as HFM for the remainder of this article, is a very common viral illness seen in young...
Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Review
Boutonnieres and swan necks…. sounds perhaps like a new store to shop for clothing to the layman. However, these terms pop a red flag in the minds...
Tick bites: Who needs doxycycline?
As the summer rolls in, my schedule in primary care starts to shift yet again, as it seems to with the seasons. Not only do I see more acute injuries,...
Pneumonia: Knowing Your Limits
Along with working in an outpatient family medicine office, I typically work a couple of evenings in our rural town’s local urgent care.In this...
Mediterranean Diet (Food and Medicine)
In primary care, I’m constantly asked about what “diet” is the best. Patients want to know how they can lose weight, get fit, and feel better....
Should steroids be used for urticaria?
Today’s article will be a review of a topic that was requested on the Medgeeks private Facebook group page.  We will be discussing the...
Meniscus Tear [Pearls]
Knee pain is a commonly encountered complaint along a multitude of settings, including primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine and orthopedics....
Osteoporosis: A Clinical Review
Today’s topic will be a brittle one…. brittle regarding brittle bones.  Over 10 million people in America have...
Pediatric Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain
During a busy shift in the emergency department, while on your rotation as a student, you pick up the chart for a 10 year old male with one day of...
The First Factor Xa Reversal Agent Approved
Over 4 million people in the United States use Factor Xa Inhibitors such as Eliquis or Xarelto.These could be used for the prevention of...