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Primary Care Medicine: A different kind of gate keeper

Primary care medicine is often heralded as the “gate keeper” of medicine, meaning that when patients establish with a primary care provider, it is...
eczema atopic dermatitis

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

This itchy, irritating, skin rash is something that walks through the doors of my family practice office multiple times weekly.  It affects infants all...
Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma: An Elusive Diagnosis

A pheochromocytoma is a very rare endocrine tumor that usually arises from the adrenal medulla. Although it is a rare entity, it is commonly...

Ultimate Guide to the Dipstick

On the Medgeeks Facebook page, we had a post recently with questions on how to appropriately interpret in office urinalysis results.  I always thought...
staying motivated in medicine

Staying Motivated in Medicine

It’s Friday night, and you are finally free, after seeing 20 patients for the day, all of whom have multiple comorbidities, poorly controlled glucose,...
Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Today, we will discuss the well-known and concerning topic of deep venous thrombosis, which is under the umbrella term of venous thromboembolism.  VTE (venous...
Group A Strep Infection

Streptococcal Pharyngitis: 
A common Cause of Sore Throat

Pharyngitis, or inflammation of the posterior oropharynx, is a commonly encountered diagnosis both in primary care and urgent care. In the winter months, it...
cervical cancer screening guidelines

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Today, we will be discussing another specific set of screening guidelines, for a type of cancer. A few weeks back we discussed colon cancer...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 
Screening: A Clinical Review

An abdominal aortic aneurysm, by definition, is dilation of the abdominal aorta 1.5 its’ normal diameter. Most commonly, abdominal aortic aneurysm are uncovered incidentally...

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Today we will be discussing basal cell carcinoma.These are non-melanotic cancerous growths of the skin, that arise from the basal cells, in the lower...