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Medgeeks 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...
Medgeeks Pneumonia: Knowing Your Limits
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...
Medgeeks 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 bullets, type of...
Medgeeks Bloody Diarrhea Case Study
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 of bloody diarrhea. As you prepare to...
Medgeeks Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (pediatrics)
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...
Medgeeks Mediterranean Diet (Food and Medicine)
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....
Medgeeks Should steroids be used for urticaria?
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 evaluation and...
Medgeeks Uncertain paths in medicine lead us to success
Uncertain paths in medicine lead us to success
As the month of May begins, this can only mean one thing for pre-PA students, another CASPA application cycle is upon us. As I continue to help...
Medgeeks Peripheral Neuropathy Workup (numbness and tingling)
Peripheral Neuropathy Workup (numbness and tingling)
My feet are tingling with excitement to talk about today’s topic.I most commonly see this issue in patients with poorly controlled chronic diabetes,...
Medgeeks Pertussis (whooping cough): A Clinical Review
Pertussis (whooping cough): A Clinical Review
Pertussis, or widely known in communities as whooping cough, is a very contagious and transmissible disease that impacts millions around the globe...