79-year-old Man with Severe Left Leg Pain of Two Days Duration – Bedside Diagnosis Challenge

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

79-year-old Man with Severe Left Leg Pain of Two Days Duration - Bedside Diagnosis Challenge

79-Year-Old Man Presents with Complaint of Severe Left Leg Pain of Two Days Duration – Bedside Diagnosis ChallengeA 79-year-old man presents to his physician with the complaint of severe left leg pain of 2 days duration. The patient was in good health until 5 weeks ago when he tripped and fell on his left side in the kitchen of his … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – An Elderly Woman Presents to the Emergency Room Confused and Disoriented

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine

confused and disoriented elderly woman diagnostic case

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – An Elderly Woman Presents to the Emergency Room Confused and DisorientedBonus Follow-Up Question included in answer explanation.An elderly woman is brought to the emergency room of a local hospital after she is found wandering along the street and, upon questioning by the police, is noted to be confused and disoriented. In the emergency room, her personal … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 56-year-old, Post-menopausal Woman with Enlarging Abdomen

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

enlarging abdomen ascites

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 56-year-old, post-menopausal woman with enlarging abdomenA 56-year-old, post-menopausal woman presents with the complaint of an enlarging abdomen. She states that she noticed her dresses becoming tighter over the past 2 months. She measured her abdominal girth a few days ago and noted that it was 3 inches larger than her usual size. She has not … Read More

Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs

Bedside Medicine - Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Rescuing Bedside Medicine: The Fundamental Unit of Care Isn’t High TechBedside Medicine is under siege from a glut of new technology and limited patient interaction time.  While medical practice has changed remarkably during the lifetime of most of today’s physicians, the fundamental unit of care has not.  It is bedside medicine, specifically the clinical transaction – the interaction between doctor … Read More