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 […]
August 31, 2021

September is Sexual Awareness Month

September is recognized as Sexual health month, specifically September 4th, 2021. As the days become shorter and nights longer, sexual awareness should become aforethought for providers […]
August 18, 2021

Why Paying Your Kids for Allowance May Be Teaching them The Wrong Lesson

Annually children will visit their medical home for a well check. In addition to checking height, weight, and a physical exam, the pediatric provider will discuss […]
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 […]
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


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 […]
May 18, 2021

How Not To Kill Your Young Patient with Afib

This 19-year-old male presented to the ER feeling like his heart was going to “come out of his chest.” He has mild chest pain and mild […]