Patient Education

Patient Handout: Common Wintertime Illnesses

The following was posted in my exam rooms today.  Feel free to copy/distribute it. Upper Respiratory Infection Symptoms:  Stuffy/runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore/scratchy throat, fever Cause:  Viruses – Can happen any time of the year Course: Lasts for 3-7 days Treatment (Over 2 years of age) Decongestants (Pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) Cough suppressants Tylenol/Ibuprofen Mucinex to loosen […]

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Survival

Sometimes all you want to do is to survive. This is especially true when it is 2 AM and your child has a temperature of 104 degrees and won\’t stop crying. Such experiences have made me much more compassionate in my approach to parents when they bring their sick children in to the office. Still,

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Patient Education

We spend a lot of time educating our patients.  It is necessary to do so because there are so many misunderstandings that are widely held and our advice often contradicts these misunderstandings.  Also, it is part of the transaction of a medical encounter for us to give information to the patient.  This is what they

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