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Mysterious Case of Persistent Groin Pain

Early on in my career, I had one of my most interesting cases to date.  To start off our relationship, a 44 year old...

Signs and Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is any pregnancy which implants outside the uterus. Given its incidence of approximately 2% of all pregnancies (Cline et al, 2013)...

High Yield Review Testicular Torsion

First off, what is testicular torsion? Well, it's the twisting of the testicle on the spermatic cord, ultimately leading to ischemia and necrosis. The...

How to Study for the PANCE and PANRE

Look at the Content Blueprint for the PANCE and PANRE The first thing we need to do is look at what is being tested. Most...

Our Top 3 Cardiac Lectures

Cardiology seems to be a very commonly sought out subject, and, for good reason! I mean, it's a very complex topic and it takes...

Practicing As a New Graduate

The first thing you need to know - is that you will never know it all. You need to be ok with that. There are over 50...

Quality Over Quantity

I through up a Facebook post, about seeing 60 patients/day, and got a lot of flack for it... The point of the post was not...

The Most Important Pearl I Can Teach You

Learn this - and you will save lives.  If you want better answers - ask better questions (this does not mean interrogate the patient). It's not...

Pelvic Exams Were Hard For Me

Being a male provider can come with difficulties - especially in OBGYN. There are times, when women come in, and are surprised to see me...

I turned down my own private practice

I graduated from the PA program at UC Davis in 2012. Immediately after, I began working as a solo provider in a busy family...