Type 2 DM Meds [Cardiovascular Benefit]
A huge issue that is prevalent in the United States could very well be affecting you as you read this article. I see patients with this disease day in...
Lyme Manifestations
As we have discussed previously, Lyme disease is a hot button topic not only in health care, but also in the community. In a previous article this...
Urinary Tract Infections [UTI]
A common acute concern that is seen in the primary care, urgent care, or emergency department settings is urinary tract infections (UTI). UTIs are the...
End of Life Care
Starting up a conversation regarding advanced directives and end of life care can be very challenging and at times, very awkward. In family medicine,...
Evaluating the thyroid nodule
Something I always wondered when I began practice was how radiologists come up with recommended intervals for repeat imaging. Whether this is for a...
Impaired Fasting Glucose
Pre-diabetes. The term can make a patient exam room quiet and has the potential for emotional responses. Some patients may show disbelief, others...
Syphilis
Communication is the key. It is crucial. This is the case in all relationships regardless if it is at work or with your friends and family. This is no...
Heat Emergencies
As the summer months begin and the temperature continues to rise, I thought it might be reasonable to review heat emergencies. Heat stroke, heat...
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...
Stable Coronary Artery Disease
Since starting practice a common issue that I have seen is chest pain. This is not the active elephant sitting on my chest, sweating bullets, type of...