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heat emergencies

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...
stable coronary artery disease

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...
bloody diarrhea

Bloody Diarrhea Case Study

You are working a shift in the urgent care when you grab the next chart, a 34 year old male with one day history...

Erenumab: New Migraine Prophylaxis

I recently wrote an article about the diagnosis and preventive treatment of migraine headaches. In that article, we discussed treatment of acute migraine headaches...

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...
rheumatoid arthritis

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...
tick bites doxycycline

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...
pneumonia

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

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...

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...