Scribes and Their Role in the Medical Community By Martin Quan, MD As the workload for doctors increases some practices and hospitals are turning to scribes to help with some of the duties. What they should be doing and how much involvement they should have remains a topic of discussion.
How Should I Manage This Man's Left Facial Paralysis By Paul Kedeshian, MD A 45-year-old male accountant is seen by you complaining that when he awoke this morning, his wife noted a drooping of the right side of his face. Examination reveals a moderate right facial paralysis.
Why Does This Patient Have a Hyperlucent Right Lung and Rib Deformities? By James D. Collins, MD This is a 23-year-old female admitted for the first time who provides the history of congenital right chest wall deformity, right hypoplastic breast and absent right pectoralis muscles (1). Preliminary upright PA, lateral and right posterior oblique radiographs were obtained to evaluate the osseous and soft tissues of the thorax prior to cosmetic surgery and repair. No past history was made available.
Opioid Risk Mitigation- Part 3 By Michael E. Schatman, PhD, CPE The third part in a series looking at the risk associated with the prescribing of opioid medications.
A Middle-Aged Man with Exertional Hemoptysis By Daniel Schimmel, MD, MS A middle-aged man presents with exertional hemoptysis to your clinic. There is no associated chest discomfort with activity. At rest, he has no complaints. His exam is significant for a normal HR and BP and a normal lung exam. His cardiac exam is notable for a gallop. No murmurs are appreciated. A pulmonary evaluation including PFTs and CT PE protocol are negative.
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Bridging the Gap Between Provider Offerings and Patient Understanding By Adam Hochron Even as Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems become more commonplace in the medical community there is still a large knowledge gap between health care professionals and their patients regarding the availability and use of these systems, according to a recent survey.
Unilateral Rash on the Back of a Mature Woman
By Daniel Stulberg, MD and Alberto Aguayo-Rico, MD
This 70-year-old woman noticed a rash one week ago in her right lumbar area with mild pain and change in skin color.