Volume 55 - Issue 8 - August 2015

Consultant

Weight Loss
Weight Loss
03/20/2017

Michael Baek, MD, Shannon Bishop, PA-C, and Dean Gianakos, MD

Michael Baek, MD, Shannon Bishop, PA-C, and Dean Gianakos, MD
It is difficult to determine the cause of weight loss in older patients who have multiple medical and psychosocial challenges.
03/20/2017
08/29/2015

Cielo Gnecco, MS3, Mary Hilal, MD, and Daniel Sanchez, MD

Cielo Gnecco, MS3, Mary Hilal, MD, and Daniel Sanchez, MD
A 42-year-old woman of Japanese descent presented with a 3-day history of a painful lump in her left neck.
08/29/2015
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
08/25/2015

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
HS is a chronic and seriously debilitating disease that may lead to depression and significant work disability. Primary care physicians play the vital role of making an early diagnosis and determining an...
08/25/2015
bacterial infection
bacterial infection
08/20/2015

Mubeen Cheema, MD, John Vizuete, MD, and Sayed K. Ali, MD 

Mubeen Cheema, MD, John Vizuete, MD, and Sayed K. Ali, MD 
A 69-year-old white male with a past medical history significant for ulcerative colitis requiring a total colectomy presented with complaints of progressive postprandial abdominal pain over the past 6...
08/20/2015
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
08/20/2015

Leonid Skorin Jr., DO, OD, MS, and Ross F. English, OD

Leonid Skorin Jr., DO, OD, MS, and Ross F. English, OD
An 83-year-old female presented to the clinic for a routine ocular health examination.
08/20/2015
nodules
nodules
08/20/2015

Mark H. Joven, MD, Agnes B. Colanta, MD, and Robert J. Anderson, MD, MS

Mark H. Joven, MD, Agnes B. Colanta, MD, and Robert J. Anderson, MD, MS
A 69-year-old female with a history of long-standing hypothyroidism was referred to our clinic for a thyroid nodule.
08/20/2015
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus
08/20/2015

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 68-year-old male presented with a 4-day history of worsening painful rash on his lower abdomen.
08/20/2015
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
08/20/2015

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 40-year-old female presented with a several month history of rash on her chin, which was asymptomatic. She is otherwise healthy and has no other rashes.
08/20/2015
08/20/2015

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 68-year-old female presented with a 3-year history of an asymptomatic 6 cm macular patch on her right breast.
08/20/2015
Case in Point
Case in Point
08/20/2015

Bensson Samuel, MD, PG Dip, Berhanu Geme MD, Jennifer Axelband, DO, and Alden Smith, BA

Bensson Samuel, MD, PG Dip, Berhanu Geme MD, Jennifer Axelband, DO, and Alden Smith, BA...
A 77-year-old male with multiple medical problems presented to the emergency department complaining of right flank pain and decrease in bowel movements.
08/20/2015
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
08/20/2015

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD 

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD 
There has been a veritable explosion in our understanding of the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS).
08/20/2015
08/20/2015

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan, MD
Searching for the poetry of life is not just another checkbox—after documenting vital signs and recording the review of systems—to be completed after each patient visit.
08/20/2015
08/19/2015

Jenni L. Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C, CLNC

Jenni L. Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C, CLNC
It was the morning of December 20, 2013 and as soon as I heard my mother’s voice on the phone, I knew something had happened to my father.
08/19/2015
asthma
asthma
08/10/2015

Ken Y. Yoneda, MD, Nicholas J. Kenyon, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD

Ken Y. Yoneda, MD, Nicholas J. Kenyon, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD
Severe adult asthmatics are defined partly by the need for high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and inhaled bronchodilators and their higher incidence of nonadherence.
08/10/2015
Photo Essay
Photo Essay
08/10/2015
A 77-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and intermittent left flank pain of 2- to 3-day duration.
08/10/2015
sore throat
sore throat
08/10/2015

Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor

Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor
A 21-year-old male college senior presents for evaluation and treatment of a severe sore throat of 2-day duration.
08/10/2015
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation
08/10/2015

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac dysrhythmias and responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.
08/10/2015
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
08/10/2015

Benjamin Barankin, MD, and Alexander K.C. Leung, MD—Series Editor

Benjamin Barankin, MD, and Alexander K.C. Leung, MD—Series Editor
A 32-year-old male construction worker presented with a painful lesion on his left sole.
08/10/2015
08/10/2015

David M. Quillen, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the department of community health and family medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. 

Louis Kuritzky, MD, is clinical assistant professor emeritus in the department of community health and family medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. 

David M. Quillen, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the department of community ...
This article presents a series of hypothetical case studies that represent some of the more common therapeutic dilemmas that primary care clinicians face in their daily management of patients with T2DM. ...
08/10/2015
sleep
sleep
08/10/2015

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Chicago Sleep Science Center, and director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing in Chicago, IL.

Maureen Smith, MS, ANP, GNP, is a nurse practitioner at the Rush University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center in Chicago, IL. 

James Q. Simmons, MS, AGACNP is an acute care nurse practitioner hospitalist at Dignity Health California Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Ch...
This article provides an overview of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment options for narcolepsy.
08/10/2015
sleep
sleep
08/10/2015

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Chicago Sleep Science Center, and director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing in Chicago, IL.

Maureen Smith, MS, ANP, GNP, is a nurse practitioner at the Rush University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center in Chicago, IL. 

James Q. Simmons, MS, AGACNP is an acute care nurse practitioner hospitalist at Dignity Health California Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Ch...
This article provides an overview of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment options for narcolepsy.
08/10/2015
sleep
sleep
08/10/2015

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Chicago Sleep Science Center, and director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing in Chicago, IL.

Maureen Smith, MS, ANP, GNP, is a nurse practitioner at the Rush University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center in Chicago, IL. 

James Q. Simmons, MS, AGACNP is an acute care nurse practitioner hospitalist at Dignity Health California Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Melissa Carlucci, MS, ACNP, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Illinois at Ch...
This article provides an overview of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment options for narcolepsy.
08/10/2015
Knee pain
Knee pain
08/10/2015

Jack Nickless, MD, is completing his medical training as chief resident of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL.

Sangili Chandran, MD, is the director of sports medicine and musculoskeletal care at Family Medicine Residency Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL.

Vivek Mohan, MD, is a partner at The Spine Center of DuPage Medical Group in Naperville, IL.

Jack Nickless, MD, is completing his medical training as chief resident of the Family M...
This article discusses the appropriate recognition, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of multiligamentous knee injuries based on available literature to improve overall patient outcomes when...
08/10/2015
08/10/2015
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with the help of the National Public Health Information Coalition, the CDC is highlighting the value of immunization for all age groups.
08/10/2015