The First Factor Xa Reversal Agent Approved
- May 23, 2018
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
- 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...
How to Deliver Bad News as a Clinician
- May 07, 2018
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...
Migraine Headache or Life Threatening Headache
- May 07, 2018
Migraine headaches are frequent chief complaints to primary care offices as well as urgent care and emergency room encounters.Around 18 percent of...
Kawasaki Disease: A Clinical Review
- Apr 26, 2018
CRASH and BURN is the well-known acronym for the diagnosis of this disease.It is an acute body wide vasculitis of the small and medium-sized arteries...
Getting pimped during clinical rotations
- Apr 25, 2018
The act of “pimping” is very common for medical and PA students participating in rotations. Pimping is an age old term used to describe when a...
Liver Enzyme Elevations (managing abnormal LFTs)
- Apr 19, 2018
A typical laboratory finding that I run into on a daily basis is elevated liver enzymes.When I first started practicing, I did not know precisely how...
Allergic Rhinitis: When the Sneezes get you down
- Apr 18, 2018
Each year, I always look forward to the season change from winter to spring, however, as flu season fades, a new kind of epidemic creeps into urgent...