Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zombies and the CDC

It's about time that the CDC started to take Zombies invasion seriously! Geeeeesh! I mean how many people need to succumb to the vile ranks of the undead before our governmental agencies finally develop policies that protect our frightened innocent!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Algorithm for Work-up of Pediatric Anemia

Here is a simple algorithm for the workup of pediatric anemia. Hope it helps. This handout is from a lecture that I recently presented at the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly. (NOTE: Click on the "simple algorithm" link above to download the algorithm. The image below is low resolution).

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Diagnosing Diabetes

The ADA guidelines for diagnosing diabetes are not always straight forward—there is a barrage of random numbers to memorize. See if this handout which has an easy pneumonic that I made up for the residents helps to ease some of the pain. Also I have included a handout explaining how to use the Homeostatis Model Assessment (HOMA) to determine whether a diabetic patient has an insulin production problem, a peripheral resistance problem, or both. (NOTE: Don't click on the image below since it will only give you a low quality image; click instead on the "this handout" link above).

Finally, I want to give Dr. George Guthrie profuse thanks for his help in putting together these handouts, and for lending his expertise at the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly. Thanks George, you are a blessing. He also added feet and toes and eyes to the pneumonic (to help us remember to do our diabetic feet exams and eye exams). Cool!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


It's almost impossible to practice medicine now without using technology. CLICK HERE for a small PDF file with some cool links for some iPhone and Android Apps that you might find useful. This file is a compendium to a lecture that I gave on Technology and Medicine at Florida Hospital. Enjoy! (DISCLOSURE: I have no financial relationship with and of these companies, and I have personally bought every single one of these iOS apps myself—unless, of course, they offer it FREE!)