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 fis …
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 …
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 appo …
by JARED JAGDEO, MD, MS on
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phra·se·ol·o·gy [frāzēˈäləjē] (noun): a mode of expression, especially one characteristic of a particular speaker or writer.
Now that I have been an attending dermatologist for more than five years, I have had the opportunity to reflect upon what I wish I would have known as a resident and as a new attending physician. In my attempt to provide unique new insight …