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....
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...
Meniscus Tear [Pearls]
Knee pain is a commonly encountered complaint along a multitude of settings, including primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine and orthopedics....
Osteoporosis: A Clinical Review
Today’s topic will be a brittle one…. brittle regarding brittle bones.Over 10 million people in America have osteoporosis.Osteoporosis is defined...
Pediatric Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain
During a busy shift in the emergency department, while on your rotation as a student, you pick up the chart for a 10 year old male with one day of...
The First Factor Xa Reversal Agent Approved
Over 4 million people in the United States use Factor Xa Inhibitors such as Eliquis or Xarelto.These could be used for the prevention of...
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...
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,...
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...
How to Deliver Bad News as a Clinician
Sometimes it comes when I least expect it, other times it is when I most suspect it. Regardless, the visceral reaction is always the same. I open a CT...