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

Nov 15, 2005 - ...calluses, as it were, through the practice of medicine and teaching, and through writing. One of my assignments at Montefiore will be to spearhead the launch of a new magazine; the working title is Progress Notes: dispatches from medicine’s front lines. In making this change, I feel...

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 - ...of the hand with abscess formation. The area was fluctuant, red, and warm. I instructed our nurse practitioner to open the area with a number 11 blade. After the skin was cleaned and prepped, ethyl fluoride was used to freeze the area, and a stab wound was made. Much to my chagrin,...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Aug 15, 2005 - ...the edema was improving. The resident concluded that a safe sodium level depends more on the patient’s clinical picture than on a particular number. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Earn up...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Sep 15, 2005 - ...that comes with moving on. One thing that my departure has already taught me is that I often miss the forest for the trees while practicing medicine. That is, I spend large parts of office hours worrying: Am I missing anything? Doing it smart enough? Fast enough?Now, as I listen to...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Oct 1, 2005 - ...Physicians can sometimes see things that aren’t there. J.S., a family medicine resident, had seen Sally for ear pain and muffled hearing in her left ear. The examination revealed what J.S. described as bubbles behind the tympanic membrane. Her assessment was serous otitis media, and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Dec 15, 2004 - ...to wheeze. After a few minutes he settled down in his wheelchair and took out a large bag of empty bottles. I need refills on all of my medicines, he announced. Please give me a 30-day supply to get locally, and another set of prescriptions for a 90-day supply to mail off. KS looked...

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 - ...rejection, and the kidney continues to function well. Donna attributes some of the credit to the fact that Mom is now a finely tuned lab of medicines. Two years ago, Donna became a grandmother for the first time. While Isabell has her share of good days and bad days, she still...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Jan 15, 2005 - ...going to kill me. You’ve got three choices, I say. Either you can tell him, we can both tell him, or I’ll tell him. Manuel chooses door number one. Meanwhile, I track down my intern. I didn’t want to order the test, he says, but even Manuel insisted. It takes Manuel nearly two weeks...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2003 - ...Mrs. Conte quietly passes away with her family at her side, I'm reminded that I rarely pull patients back from the brink, but there are a number I've rescued from unnecessary heroics. I'm relieved that Mrs. Conte's transition to the hereafter was as dignified as her smile. Tuesday...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Feb 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2003 - ...two months ago, when the numbers suddenly jumped, often running over 200 mg per dL. The patient denied any change in diet, and she continued to walk two miles several times a week. JB was puzzled. Looking through the chart, she wondered aloud if any medicines had been changed on the...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - ...temple and part of the right forehead. The rash had an outline that resembled the state of Nebraska. It was raised and erythematous with a number of scabbed lesions in the area closest to Albert's hairline. It looked like a bacterial skin infection, but I was stumped as to what had...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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

Mar 1, 2004 - ...reduction in her pain almost immediately. Despite her nursing background (or perhaps because of it), she was leery of taking prescription medicine. The compression fractures, however, had taught Sophie a painful lesson about the importance of addressing her osteoporosis. We...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...and requires constant attention to detail. The resident realized there is no such thing as a patient with diabetes who just needs medicine refills. Wednesday I am so concerned about you! KS repeated. No matter how busy you are, you must come in once a week until we get this blood...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...One of the unwritten truisms of medicine is that the length of time required to elicit a true history is directly proportional to the reluctance of the patient to divulge embarrassing information. JOH suspected something along those lines when the young Hispanic man requested a male...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Aug 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2001 - ...it means to be someone's family physician and how that special doctor-patient relationship adds to the satisfaction of practicing medicine. He predicted that … how long the column will run will depend on… our readers' interest… WLL and JRH answered the call. In that first diary...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - May 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2002 - ...Ernest is a middle-aged banker with hyperlipidemia. He was good with numbers in all ways but one—he never could manage his lipid levels. When his cholesterol level hit 315 mg per dL and his triglycerides soared above 1,600 mg per dL, I told him it was time to write a prescription...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Nov 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...of information management, they also need to become skilled at helping patients find the information that can be beneficial. There are a number of superior Web sites that will help you and your patients evaluate Internet urban legends, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Oct 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...of the carpal tunnel with triamcinolone, JRH chose to teach her a method of stretching he learned from his colleagues in orthopedic medicine. The examiner's thumbs are placed on either side of the bony eminences of the tunnel (the scaphoid on one side and the pisiform and hamate on...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - ...As JTL has learned over the years, quite often the best medicine is not what we learned in medical school or residency. One example is the issue of allergic rhinitis. During his residency and faculty years, JTL's standard approach to patients presenting with seasonal allergic...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...WLL saw an article reporting: Boomeritis is a term coined by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) that refers to the growing number of sports injuries among baby boomers. Boomeritis is so rampant, says the AAOS, that the organization has trademarked the term and...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Mar 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - ...with lesions about 3 to 8 mm in diameter was scattered across the abdomen and upper thighs. PRP, who is relatively new to the practice of medicine, tends to ask for a second opinion on dermatology findings that she has not seen before. Today, RHS (with 50 plus years of experience)...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Sep 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - ...oral histamine H2 antagonist and topical corticosteroid, and instructed her not to handle the hedgehog for one week. WLL recalled that a number of skin disorders had been reported in persons who handle hedgehogs, and he knew that these animals were becoming increasingly popular as...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - ...worlds and allowing our practice to provide care to his patients needing hospitalization. Arguably, WLL has been one of the foremost family medicine spokespersons for maternity care in the country over the past 15 years. This past December, WLL attended the last of more than 1,500...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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Diary from a Week in Practice - Apr 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - ...those over 65 years old, they may want to consider a trial of tai chi to reduce the risk of falling. An article in New England Journal of Medicine reminds us that nearly one in three of our elderly patients will fall in a given year (one half will fall repeatedly). Furthermore, hip...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

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