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Bloody Diarrhea Case Study

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 enter the room, you brief the medical student you are with, on the possible causes of both inflammatory and non-inflammatory diarrhea.Upon speaking with the nurse, you find the patient’s vital signs are stable: pulse is 102, blood pressure 110/68, respirations 14, temperature 100.1 F. The intake form states the patient has had one day of very...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Heat Emergencies

As the summer months begin and the temperature continues to rise, I thought it might be reasonable to review heat emergencies. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other environmental emergencies become more prominent in the summer months and those working in the ER, urgent care should have a good grasp of diagnosis and management of these conditions.Unfortunately, heat emergencies such as heat stroke account for between 400 to 600 deaths per year (Tran, 2013). Many of these deaths are entirely...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

End of Life Care

Starting up a conversation regarding advanced directives and end of life care can be very challenging and at times, very awkward. In family medicine, the topic comes up frequently. Many times, it is not well received by patients, as commonly patients associate the discussion with “giving up” or may think that it implies a clinical condition has worsened.In my practice, I try to be very open about advanced directives because I am a firm believer in their importance. Many times, I encounter a...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Lyme Manifestations

As we have discussed previously, Lyme disease is a hot button topic not only in health care, but also in the community. In a previous article this summer, we discussed a variety of topics regarding tick bites and made some recommendations for who should receive prophylaxis with doxycycline. ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Physician Assistant Residency

Physician Assistant Residency ...

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Attention to Detail Saves Lives

Attention to Detail Saves Lives ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Applying to PA School

Applying to PA School ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Physician Assistant Doctorate

Physician Assistant Doctorate ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis: A common Cause of Sore Throat

Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis: A common Cause of Sore Throat ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks

How to get into PA school

How to get into PA school ...

Apr 19, 2022 | Team Medgeeks