- Jul 19, 2018
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
- Jul 16, 2018
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
- Jul 15, 2018
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...
Bloody Diarrhea Case Study
- Jul 10, 2018
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...
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (pediatrics)
- Jul 01, 2018
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...
Mediterranean Diet (Food and Medicine)
- Jun 11, 2018
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?
- Jun 06, 2018
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...
Uncertain paths in medicine lead us to success
- May 17, 2018
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...
Peripheral Neuropathy Workup (numbness and tingling)
- May 15, 2018
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,...
Pertussis (whooping cough): A Clinical Review
- May 10, 2018
Pertussis, or widely known in communities as whooping cough, is a very contagious and transmissible disease that impacts millions around the globe...