Plantar Fasciitis: A Clinical Review
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and degenerative change of the plantar fascia, which is the deep tissue located on the plantar region of the...
Interstitial Cystitis
A few months back we had a patient in our clinic that would come into the office every few weeks with symptoms of a UTI.  The patient had...
Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension in Primary Care
Hypertension is one of the most common reasons for office visits to primary care and urgent care clinics every day in the United States. It is...
Hemoptysis
When someone says, “I coughed up blood,” it is always something that perks up my ears a bit.  This symptom often brings on a host of...
Managing Your Patients with Hyperlipidemia
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the most commonly encountered diagnoses in outpatient family medicine. It would be impossible to pick a day on my...
Gout: A Clinical Review
It was a late fall mid-morning when I got a call back to my office. I had a mid-80-year-old patient, that was getting added onto my schedule acutely,...
Antibiotic Overuse/Resistance
A cough …antibiotic.Sore throat…antibiotic.A runny nose…antibiotic.Ear pain…antibiotic.We all have seen patients who will have any of these...
Pyloric Stenosis: The Case of the Vomiting Infant
Vomiting is a commonly encountered complaint in neonates and infants. Whether the symptom is due to esophageal reflux or acute gastroenteritis, many...
Novel Testing for Concussions (Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator)
Concussions are an all too prevalent injury occurring in approximately 2.8 million patients yearly.2 These range from athletes in grade school to...
Power of Conversation (share decision model)
As students and health care providers, we are tasked with offering patients medical advice based on screening guidelines. As scientists, it is our...