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Practice Diary - Feb 2005 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - ...I would have leapt to, especially after she denied chest pain or pressure, diaphoresis and shortness of breath, but she did have hypertension and took a statin. She also had a history of severe reflux disease and took a proton pump inhibitor daily. On examination, her belly was...

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Practice Diary - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...medication, to go on yet another pill? Truth be told, John cut all the pills I prescribed in half, and he rationalized everything. His hypertension was strictly white coat, his hypercholesterolemia was of minor import because of a negative heart scan five years ago, and his obesity...

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Practice Diary - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...for vomiting when I noted that his creatinine had risen from a baseline of 1.5 to 2.4. Earl was a 78-year-old man with diabetes and mild hypertension and was on two potentially nephrotoxic drugs, Glucophage and Zestril. The ER doctor had told him to stop the Glucophage. Two weeks...

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Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...personal physician, had a blood-pressure reading of 210/120. Has anyone ever told you that you have severe hypertension? I asked him. They always said it was white-coat hypertension, Mark said. In case you haven’t noticed, Mark, I don’t wear a white coat. Insurance companies like...

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Practice Diary - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...my office with a new complaint. It wasn’t as though she didn’t have enough problems already – chronic atrial fibrillation, recalcitrant hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and a history of congestive heart failure. Now she noticed her belly had swollen markedly during the past...

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Practice Diary - Jul 2002 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...that was it. Her office chart revealed her mother had died of emphysema at age 65 and her father of cirrhosis at age 44. She had neither hypertension nor diabetes, and her cholesterol was 187 with an HDL of 48. She had moderate COPD, a bipolar disorder and arthritis, but she had...

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Practice Diary - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...Ron, a 57-year-old with severe diabetes and hypertension, had been my patient for six years. Recently, a Cardiolite reperfusion scan showed a small ischemic area in the septum. Ron was asymptomatic, but I prescribed some nitroglycerin for PRN use and consulted Gregg, a cardiologist....

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Practice Diary - Sep 1999 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ...years ago I referred him to a liver specialist, who did a biopsy, which showed fibrotic changes. Since then he has developed diabetes and hypertension. At his last visit, his enzymes were still in the 200 range and his platelets were decreased, but his prothrombin time and albumin...

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Practice Diary - Mar 2000 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - ...valve replacement and double CABG four years ago. Since then she has been largely non-compliant with medicines that I prescribed for her hypertension. One morning several weeks ago, she called me to say she was having severe chest pain unrelieved with baking soda. She sounded like...

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