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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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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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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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Diagnostic Approach to Dizziness

Oct 12, 2021

Dizziness alone accounts for about 5% of all primary care office visits in the US.

5%! That's a huge number.

But as a chief complaint, dizziness is somewhat nebulous.

The causes of dizziness can...

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Head Injury Assessment in Primary Care for New Nurse Practitioners

Dec 17, 2019

What's involved in a head injury assessment in primary care?

Most of the time you'll see mild injuries (luckily!) but how do you know if it's a concussion or something more serious?

How do you...

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