Outtakes

Tales from the Office: I forgot my son
by DENISE MOSER on
Okay, so we all know that patients run late especially the last couple of the day. They also have the best excuses. The best one so far is the appointment we had scheduled yesterday afternoon. The patient was a young teenage boy and his mother was bringing him to his appointment. The mom called in a panic–“We are going to be late, I got halfway to the appointment and realized that my son was n …
Tales From the Office
Derm Fishing
by ROBERT A. NORMAN, DO, MPH, MBA on
While just starting practice, I was very excited when I was called to the nursing homes to see patients. Here in Florida I often had many patients to see and had to be prepared. I drove to one of my homes, slowly curving around a small lake populated by ducks and a pair of shiny white swans. I always enjoyed a chance to catch even a part of nature after being inside most of the day. I enjoyed fi …
Gas and a Rash – Tales from the Office
Tales from the dermatology office
by SARA WILCHOWSKI on
The patient presented for a rash "down there". She was in her 60's and I asked her to lie on her back to examine her front side. After careful examination, I asked her to flip over on the table to exam the back side of her. I had to pull apart her buttocks to get a better look at her anal mucosa as her chief complaint was pruritis. As I approached her rear end the patient let out some gas. Some ra …
Periungal Wart and a Colorectal Surgeon: Tales From the Office
by LAWRENCE R FELDMAN, MD on
I had a patient who was a 34 y/o male and presented with a periungual wart on his left index finger. We tried many different modalities to destroy the wart but were unsuccessful. At the time a med school classmate who was a colo-rectal surgeon had started treating warts with a CO2 laser. I asked my pt to go see the colo-rectal surgeon for a consult to see if laser would help. He went for the appoi …