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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 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 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 Erenumab: New Migraine Prophylaxis
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...
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 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 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 Syphilis
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...
Medgeeks Evaluating the thyroid nodule
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...
Medgeeks End of Life Care
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,...