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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - ...help me, Ellen tells me every time she comes in. I agree that she was lucky, because Ellen has many medical problems including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. She had a stroke three years ago, and although she can move slowly using her walker, she spends much of her day...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - ...burst. For some reason, he had reached the point of admitting his dependence. The signs had been there all along—the difficult-to-treat hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux, borderline elevated liver enzymes, macrocytosis. Until now, Nick had never admitted alcohol had a hold on...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2005 - ...sphygmomanometer. Her home systolic and diastolic readings averaged 4 to 6 mm Hg lower than the values obtained in my office. Her Stage 1 hypertension had been diagnosed four months earlier, and we opted to monitor it closely and try lifestyle changes. As it turned out, there really...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2005 - ...a 15-minute appointment. A review of the patient’s chart revealed that he is a healthy man whose only medical problem is well-controlled hypertension. The patient does not smoke and exercises four times per week despite significant hip arthritis. Ask your nurse to get an...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - ...My left foot’s asleep all the time, stated Chester. He had type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. On the plus side, he exercised every day, kept his weight under control, and stopped smoking cigarettes about 25 years ago. His most recent A1C level was 6.9 percent and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...has died in his sleep. Bart was a convivial bachelor who served in the merchant marines during World War II. A 290-lb 75 year old with hypertension when I first met him in 1994, he developed diabetes a few years later, then shed 50 lbs in fits and starts. He was a model...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2005 - ...room. This patient also happened to be a cheerful, 50-year-old man, but unlike the bike rider, he was overweight and had diabetes and hypertension. I knew that he had not voluntarily exercised in years. As I prepared to give him another encouraging lecture about the value of a short...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary From a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...of refugees are in excellent health; an active lifestyle and sparse diet have spared them many of the ravages that come with abundance—hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease. Families with four to eight children are normal. The wide eyes...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - May 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...Doesn’t his face look unusually red? Otis’s wife asked. Her 54-year-old husband had hypertension treated with sustained-release verapamil. He didn’t smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol. His wife was right; Otis had a ruddy face. Otis reported feeling tired and experiencing...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary From a Week in Practice - Diary from a Week in Practice - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...sees a colleague of mine, visits me today because of a problem that just can’t wait. I know Mrs. Gonzalez. She’s blind and has diabetes, hypertension, and renal insufficiency, plus an impressive collection of symptoms and laboratory abnormalities that could keep any family...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...never required any surgical procedures or fractured any bones. The problem list in her chart contains only three items: isolated systolic hypertension, osteoarthritis, and hearing loss. She seems unflappable. I wonder if she lets anything bother her. Today, I ask her a question that...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - ...day, KS kept a count of each patient’s prescription drugs. Frankly, it is a tribute to polypharmacy that her next patient’s diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia were finally brought under control with the use of six drugs and insulin shots. If one counted aspirin and calcium,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2004 - ...out the window of the mobile clinic, JOH had an ominous feeling as Randy approached the door. A man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease from smoking, and personal hygiene that literally attracted flies, Randy had seen the mobile clinic and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2004 - ...on, I picked up the receiver in the kitchen, but no one was there. Mr. Jones is a grizzled 79-year-old man. In addition to longstanding hypertension and diabetes, he has every other criteria of the metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterol...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...performed and learned he had mild coronary atherosclerosis. The findings were not a big surprise. In addition to hyperlipidemia and hypertension, there was a history of premature heart disease in Roger’s family. He was already taking aspirin, a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor, and a...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...to undergo a hysterectomy because of heavy menstrual periods and large fibroids. Her only medication was lisinopril for treatment of mild hypertension. The nurse mentioned that she was quite upset—her hysterectomy had been canceled that morning because of the abnormal laboratory...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - ...were black as coal for five days. She also described intense epigastric pain but no vomiting. Blanche had a history of osteoarthritis, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. She took metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, oxaprozin, and low-dose enteric-coated adult aspirin. She...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2004 - ...more than 14 drinks per week certainly are at risk for alcohol dependence, as well as other health problems such as liver disease and hypertension. But, drinking more than a prescribed amount does not diagnose alcoholism. To distinguish between risky drinking and alcohol dependence,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - ...Phillip returned because he felt bad and was out of his medicine for diabetes and hypertension. His blood pressure and glucose level were both sky high, but like many patients without medical insurance, he delayed his visit to the doctor until a crisis arose. He was a long-time...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jul 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - ...of the American flag. My fingers sting and tingle, but feel better after they warm up. Mrs. Quemby smoked four cigarettes a day and had hypertension. She took a baby aspirin every day. She liked to talk and loved to laugh. Even at the frozen foods section in the grocery store, my...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jun 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...attack several months earlier, but he had fully recuperated. He enjoyed a full, active life. Aside from his age and well-controlled hypertension, he was at low surgical risk and was expected to do well. Still, KS was happy to see him later that afternoon sitting up in a chair, awake...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - ...as freeways. He and his 75-year-old wife lived alone and maintained an independent lifestyle. Aside from arthritis and well-controlled hypertension, he was in remarkably good health. Therefore, KS was faced with the dilemma of having to assess driving ability in the office setting....

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2004 - ...him: The fault … lies not in our stars, but in ourselves. The middle-aged patient had come to the mobile clinic with uncontrollable hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Despite the use of four antihypertensive medications prescribed by a previous doctor, the man's diastolic pressure...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jan 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - ...I'm always learning things I wish I'd already known. Mrs. Gerson, an 82-year-old woman with hypertension and diabetes, presents with a terrible cough that has momentarily blotted out her chronic knee pain. She hacks convincingly, clutching her ribs. Afebrile and uncharacteristically...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Jan 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2004 - ...modifications—a daily exercise program, weight loss to achieve a normal body mass index, and initiation of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. Two weeks later, Mr. Conrad's potassium was 4.1 mmol per L, and his blood pressure was 124/80 mm Hg. I could not...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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