March 8, 2016

Are All Cardiovascular Risk Factors Created Equal: Can Lp (a) be a contributor to cardiovascular disease?

As providers we are all aware of that patient who presents with premature heart disease, or that patient who closes off a newly placed stent shortly […]
March 4, 2016

ARE GENITAL INSPECTION AND SPECULUM EXAMINATION IN ASYMPTOMATIC WOMEN NECESSARY AND HELPFUL?

To perform or not to perform a genital and speculum exams in asymptomatic non-pregnant women? That is a controversial question with no clear answer. Most clinicians […]
February 25, 2016

When Imaging is Necessary

I am sure at one time or another in all of our careers, we struggle with conflict in what we should do and what we actually […]
February 19, 2016

“PAs Can’t Learn Dermatology”

After graduation from PA school, I’m in internal medicine, having to confront the reality of how little I knew about dermatology and skin-related topics, and how […]
February 15, 2016

Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

According to recently released American Heart Association. Heart and Stroke Statistical Update 2016, nearly 801,000 people in the U.S. died from heart disease, stroke and other […]
February 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day: Matters of The Heart

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned […]
February 8, 2016

Interim Guidelines for Px of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Can you accurately answer your patients’ questions about the Zika virus and the possible sexual transmission of this virus? Your patients’ lives may depend on your […]
February 5, 2016

Red Flags of Back Pain

Although back pain is one of the most common patient complaints we see in many practice settings, I find it amazing how many clinicians are uncomfortable […]
February 1, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Update

By Jason Lucas, PhD, PA-C When I finished my PA training in 2001, I thought I was ready for anything in medicine. I soon found my […]
January 21, 2016

Non-Surgical Treatment of Arthritis

We have all seen the advertisements on television, in newspapers, on infomercials, and even in mainstream retail stores about the “latest and greatest treatments for arthritis.” […]