Impaired Fasting Glucose
- Aug 06, 2018
Pre-diabetes. The term can make a patient exam room quiet and has the potential for emotional responses. Some patients may show disbelief, others...
- Jul 27, 2018
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...
- 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...
Erenumab: New Migraine Prophylaxis
- Jul 05, 2018
I recently wrote an article about the diagnosis and preventive treatment of migraine headaches. In that article, we discussed treatment of acute...
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...
Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Review
- Jun 27, 2018
Boutonnieres and swan necks…. sounds perhaps like a new store to shop for clothing to the layman. However, these terms pop a red flag in the minds...
Tick bites: Who needs doxycycline?
- Jun 19, 2018
As the summer rolls in, my schedule in primary care starts to shift yet again, as it seems to with the seasons. Not only do I see more acute injuries,...