Colon Cancer Screening: The Guidelines and ControversyFrom November 2016, Aspirin Loses Its Tenure
When it comes to colon cancer screening, colonoscopy isn't the only answer. The best test most patients is the one they are most likely to have completed. •10min 8Dave Sharkis, MD
Colon Cancer Screening: The BasicsFrom November 2016, Aspirin Loses Its Tenure
The Shark gives a primer on different colon cancer screening tests.11min 11Dave Sharkis, MD
Things I do But Should I: Fecal Occult Blood TestingFrom October 2016, Running Toward Longevity
Discuss evidence based dietary and medication restrictions prior to fecal occult blood testing, based on the article by Konrad, Gerald, and Alan Katz. "Are medication restrictions before FOBT necessary? Practical advice based on a systematic review of the literature." Canadian Family Physician 58.9 …13min 15Vanessa Cardy, MD and Adrien Selim, MD
Paper Chase 3: Getting Sued -- It May Be Less Likely Than You Think!From May 2016, The Sexology of Radicular Back Pain
Does a history of lawsuit make future malpractice claims more likely?5min 33Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Treating Family MembersFrom April 2016, Hernias and Ovaries
Treating family members without proper evaluation in a clinical setting (ie: without vital signs, examination, or other variable tests) is frankly an injustice to our loved ones. Mike discusses with many practitioners the dangers of doing this, and how at the end of the day it's frankly hard to be …31min 23Mike Weinstock, MD, Dave Sharkis, MD, Kurt Marks, PA-C, and Mel Herbert, MD
Paper Chase 3: Benzo + Opiate = Increased Mortality RiskFrom October 2015, When You Say Dizzy, Do You Mean....
Discuss findings from the recent article Park, Tae Woo, et al. "Benzodiazepine prescribing patterns and deaths from drug overdose among US veterans receiving opioid analgesics: case-cohort study." bmj 350 (2015): h2698. •7min 1Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Starting InsulinFrom August 2015, Thinking About This Aneurysm is Keeping Me Awake!
Discuss reasons for and barriers to initial of basal insulin in type 2 diabetes.16min 17Vanessa Cardy, MD
Upset Patient ProtocolFrom August 2015, Thinking About This Aneurysm is Keeping Me Awake!
Summary: We’re not trained in conflict resolution, but angry patients are a reality in any practice. Listening and empathy can go a long way in this situation. • Link to detailed explanation and video description of the upset patient protocol …17min 17Dike Drummond, MD and Rob Orman, MD
Paperchase 5: The Breast Biopsy Kappa ConundrumFrom July 2015, Some Alcohol, Some Empathy, and a Little Restless Genital
Discuss the article Elmore, Joann G., et al. "Diagnostic concordance among pathologists interpreting breast biopsy specimens." JAMA 313.11 (2015): 1122-1132. •5min 48Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO