The Common Thyroid Test Clinicians Should Stop Ordering and Patients Should Stop Requesting

As a primary care PA, I see patients with all sorts of endocrine disorders. While diabetes dominates, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, and hormonal issues are all typical fare. Of all the thyroid patients I see, those with low or hypothyroid, make up the majority. Rarely do I refer to an …

I’m in primary care: Who should I be testing for COVID-19?

March 3, 2020 – You’ve probably heard of 5-Minute Clinic Consult–well, this is going to be a 5-Second Clinical Consult. Primary care providers don’t have time for nonsense! Who Should be Tested for COVID-19? Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath) AND Any person, …