Clinical Features

Miscommunication delays breast cancer test results

Following up on test ­findings is a key part of delivering quality patient care and 
minimizing liability.

What I didn't know about becoming a midwife

Transitioning from a labor and delivery nurse to a midwife comes with many new responsibilities, including working with other providers who may question clinical decisions.

Derm Dx: Enlarged, ulcerated lesion on the face

A patient aged 67 years presented complaining of a lesion on the face that had enlarged and ulcerated over a four-year period.

Identifying obstructive sleep apnea


Airflow disturbances during sleep need to be recognized and evaluated before harm comes to the patients themselves or those around them.

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Throughout the summer, read our newsletters, share your proudest practitioner moments, and vote for your favorite reader-submitted story.

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Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.

Americans trust their primary-care providers

Americans trust their primary-care providers

Trust in honesty of individual providers remains despite declining confidence in health care leaders.

The Waiting Room How to identify REM sleep behavior disorder

How to identify REM sleep behavior disorder

Violent thrashing and attacks during sleep may be a sign of REM sleep behavior disorder.

The Waiting Room Gaining medical experience before physician assistant school

Gaining medical experience before physician assistant school

Spending two years as a medical assistant helps practitioners learn the ins-and-outs of medical practice.

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Advisor Forum

Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians?

Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians? 


Herpes zoster represents the emergence of latent virus, specifically the varicella virus.

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?


Middle-aged females who smoke are the most common demographic group diagnosed with persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.

Antidepressants and suicide risk

Antidepressants and suicide risk


Over the last two decades, the prescribing of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has decreased due to their unfavorable side-effect profile.

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment


I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam


Always, always hand the speculum to a woman who has come in for her first pelvic exam, and allow her to check it out.

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal 


I requested from our EMR [electronic medical record] provider the ability to add a "sticky note" to our client records.

Education

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

With increased insurance for contraceptives, more providers will be called upon to guide women toward the most suitable extended-use options.

Solitary plaque on dorsal hand

Solitary plaque on dorsal hand

Audrey Chan, MD

A 29-year-old white male presented to the dermatology clinic with an eruption on the left hand that had ...

Patchy hair loss on 
a bearded chin

Patchy hair loss on 
a bearded chin

By Esther Stern, NP-C

A 27-year-old man presented to the office complaining of a sudden onset of patchy hair loss in ...

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