The Truth About Statins in 2020

As a primary care provider, I manage heart disease, high blood pressure, and everything in between. One of the medications I prescribe most often are the statins that lower cholesterol and risk of heart attack and stroke. Statin drugs are not without side effects and they are quite misunderstood and maligned by many. What is the truth about statin drugs?

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, …

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