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Diagnosing Migraine in Primary Care

Jun 14, 2022

Your friend, your aunt, your patient in your primary care office, medication commercials with celebrities - everyone seems to be talking about migraine. But is it a headache or is it a migraine?...

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Diagnosing Headache in Primary Care: Red Flags

Jun 07, 2022

Patients who come into primary care for a headache are often worried that it’s something very serious – and it’s your job to know whether it is or not. Many headaches are nothing...

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LGBTQIA+ Competency for Healthcare Providers: Interview with Terra Anderson

May 31, 2022

LGBTQIA+ cultural competency helps not only our patients to feel safer, seen, and supported, but it also improves health outcomes. Many providers aren’t sure what that competency looks like,...

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Workup For Syncope in Primary Care

May 23, 2022

Your patient passed out for no obvious reason, so their family insisted that they see their PCP. Now they’re waiting in your exam room, and you need a roadmap to determine what happened, what...

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How to Give Feedback to Your Medical Assistant

May 17, 2022

Have you found yourself needing to give feedback to your MA or support staff – with no idea where to start? You’re not alone. As an NP, your role is unique; you’re not the boss,...

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Decreased Appetite in Children

May 10, 2022

Context is key for the pediatric patient with decreased appetite. Getting a sense of what is normal for the patient and their overall health goes a long way in deciding how to approach the visit....

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Nurse Practitioner Clinical Tips: Prepare Your First Clinical Rotation

May 05, 2022

In this article, we'll be covering nurse practitioner clinical tips - how to be prepared for your first clinical rotation. Usually, nurse Practitioner students starting clinical usually feel a...

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Well Child Check Hacks for Nurse Practitioners

May 03, 2022

Well-child visits can be very intimidating for new Nurse Practitioners, even if you love working with children. With a million questions to ask, a variety of developmental milestones to consider,...

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Diagnostic Approach to Fatigue in Primary Care

Apr 26, 2022

Fatigue is a tricky clinical topic that can seem overwhelming in a primary care visit – even for seasoned NPs. Is it acute or chronic? Is it a standalone symptom, or are there chronic...

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Approach to Hair Loss for New Nurse Practitioners

Jan 26, 2022

Patients coming into primary care with a chief complaint of hair loss can be so stressful as a new nurse practitioner.

First, let’s normalize this. It’s a broad differential and can be...

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