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  • Gaining Independence

    For the past couple weeks, I have been catching myself in the middle of an encounter and realizing, ''Wow, I know what I'm going to do for this patient.'' I tell them their diagnosis, call in their scripts and make a solid follow-up plan. I walk out of the exam room and wonder, ''So is this what being a PA feels like?'' Maybe, but then ten ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on September 15, 2014
  • Coordinating Care

    During your first few months as a PA, you really are trying to take it all in: sponge away as much knowledge as you can, form good habits (like never getting sloppy on the physical exam) and develop a style that will carry you through forty years down the road. It's daunting. Primary care is a crunch and though the PAs are programmed to ‘spend ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on September 2, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Trichotillomania

    This 57 year old patient presented for a total body skin examine. She was wearing a hat and when asked to remove it the photos below show my findings of Trichotillomania. The patient reports having the condition since she was 14 years old and has tried every medication possible, including several antidepressant drugs.  At this stage we ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on August 21, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Majocchis Granuloma

    88 year-old male presented with a poor healing wound on his right anterior lower leg which had been ongoing for four months. The lesion presented as a group of pustules that were well circumscribed, annular, and boggy, resembling a small carbuncle. The lesion was biopsied and determined to be Majocchis Granuloma, a perifollicular granulomatous ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on August 7, 2014
  • Dealing with Discouraged Patients

    You're scanning the EMR and you see four office visits in the past month with the same chief complaint. You walk in the room knowing it's not going to be an average cut-and-dry visit. The patient is frustrated about their bowel, their bladder or their other non-emergent complaint that keeps driving them back to the office, and you have to address ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on August 4, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    These photos belong to an 80-year-old female who presented to our clinic for a total body skin screening. She has a history of Basal Cell Carcinoma on her forehead that was treated with MOHS in 2011.All of these photos shown are positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Additionally, this patient has two more SCC's not shown. (Hover your ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 24, 2014
  • Acne Scars

    Acne scars may present in a variety of ways. The technical names are boxcar acne scars, ice pick acne scars, rolling acne scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars. Patients can present with a combination of these types of scars.    Treatment of acne scars also varies with the presentation of the scars. The more challenging acne scars to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 22, 2014
  • How to Avoid Absolute Frustration

    Primary care is so imperfect. Each day I could probably find as many things to complain about as complaints my patients come in with, and I am beginning to see why burnout can occur. That is, if you don't have the right perspective. As I forge ahead on this year-one journey, I am creating tenets to avoid burnout. I'm honestly not a huge ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on July 21, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Sea the Skin

    This is a photo of a 56 year old male who arrived to our office for a total body skin exam. Patient was born and raised in Washington with a negative history of skin cancer, both himself and family. Patient enjoys sailing and boating and has spent numerous years outdoors. The patient has a Fitzpatrick type 2 and admits to several ''blistering ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 10, 2014
  • What do you like best about people?

    What I ask people who are considering PA school or trying to pick a specialty in medicine is that they decide what they like best about people. Do you like it best when people are passed out on the operating table, nonverbal? Do you like people when they're panicked and have chest pain? Do you like people when they are in their last days of life? ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on June 23, 2014
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