One afternoon, a 28-year-old man presented to the emergency department. He told the triage nurse that he had stomach pain and nausea and repeated the same complaints to Dr V when she came in to examine him.
Your patient is a 43-year-old man who is struggling to lose weight. He has tried several popular diets to great results, but finds that he always puts the weight back on after a few months.
An 11-year-old girl recently sustained a concussion during field hockey practice. Since then, she has been experiencing headaches and her mother has noticed that she seems more irritable than usual.
Your patient is a 36-year-old woman who is struggling to lose weight and is concerned about her risk of heart attack. Recently, she adopted a vegetarian diet that has so far failed to lead to significant weight loss. At a recent check-up, she asks if you think switching to a vegan diet may help her.
An 81-year-old nursing home resident was brought to the emergency department of the local hospital due to shortness of breath. He had a long list of serious conditions, including a recent intracranial hemorrhage.
A 37-year-old woman, who is a mother of 3 young children, cooks dinner for her family most nights. At a recent check-up, she asks you if it really matters if she cooks with plant-based oils or oils made from animal fat.
A 3-year-old girl is brought into your office by her mother after a day of diarrhea and vomiting. Following a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis, the child's mother asks if probiotics would be an option for treatment.
Your patient is a 56-year-old man concerned about his risk of cancer. When asked about his diet, he admits that he probably does not eat as healthy as he should but tells you that he does take “a lot of vitamins,” including vitamin C, B6, and B12.
Dr F was a family medicine physician with a busy practice. A 17-year-old patient asked Dr F to fill out a college physical exam form. During the exam, the physician chatted with the patient about what college he would be attending, and what sports he was planning on playing. During the physical exam, a slight systolic murmur was noted.
Your patient is a 27-year-old woman with Celiac disease. She tells you that she avoids eating at restaurants as much as possible and has separate cookware at home specifically for gluten-free cooking. She asks if you think this is necessary to avoid gluten exposure.