October 14, 2021

Squamous Cell Cancer…The Insidious Cutaneous Carcinoma.

Your clinical day begins with Mr. Frederick Michael. Fred has a slow-growing crusty lesion on his cheek under his right eye. He states it has been […]
October 7, 2021

How will COVID 19 affect children as they return to school?

Working in pediatrics in August 2021, I receive almost daily questions from parents about how COVID 19 will affect children as they return to school.   Common […]
September 30, 2021

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) v. Fructosamine, which is a better predictor of adverse events following Total Joint Arthroplasty?

Tom Gocke, DMSc, PA-CPresident & Co-FounderOrthopaedic Educational Services, Inc. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery WVUMedicine Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions that affect […]
September 16, 2021

Therapeutic Lifestyle Coaching (TLC) for Nutrition: Clinical Pearls

Recently a colleague texted me and asked what my favorite resources are for weight management counseling. As I thought about what recommendations I make to patients […]
September 9, 2021

What is a sexuality counselor?

People often ask me; how did you get into sexual medicine? My answer is not quite as simple. For me, it was during my PA training […]
August 4, 2021

Dermatology Case Studies

You enter your clinic and see that the first patient of the day is Michael.  He is on your schedule for a “rash”.  Michael is 26 […]
July 22, 2021

Infections of the Hand and Fingers: Common is good but, Unusual is interesting

Infections of the hand and fingers are common medical problems that are seen in a variety of medical facilities. Like most things in medicine, we see […]
July 8, 2021

The WAP Controversy

While Cardi B’s WAP song has elicited a lot of attention to vaginal lubrication especially during arousal, being “wet” does not always line up with being […]
June 17, 2021

Resources to recommend to a parent after making the diagnosis of ADHD

Noah is a second grader who you recently diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) combined type. His parents are involved and concerned about their son’s diagnosis. They […]
June 4, 2021

SUBUNGUAL HEMATOMA

Abstract  Subungual hematomas can be a painful injury involving either the fingers or toes. Recognition of nailbed lacerations accompanying subungual hematomas is a diagnostic necessity. Treatment […]