A Case & A Question

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a case … so here you go: A 53 year old female with a past medical history of hypertension, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), and depression presented to the emergency room with chest pains. Standard laboratory work-up including CBC, BMP, and troponin was ordered and all were completely normal. The […]

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A Day in the Life of a DCLS

I realized a few minutes ago when I took a break from all of the required writing I currently have to do, that it had been several days since I posted.  So I’ve decided to give you a description of what I typically do any given day: Arrive at the medical center between 6:30am-7:00am.  It […]

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Wrath of the Younglings

I am trying to keep my head above water in all of the work required, so I apologize for not being able to post as often as we would all like.  As those of us in teaching facilities know, July 1st brought in a new wave of babies … aka freshly born MD residents.  With […]

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Why We Must

While I have been feverishly writing what seems to be the miniature book called a doctorate thesis research proposal, I came across some curious statistics in the literature that I thought my readership would be interested in. From a study reviewing malpractice claims: “The most common breakdowns in the diagnostic process were failure to order […]

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