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Mediku | Café World

January 10, 2013


ICU beds are limited, and are much more expensive than “regular” floor beds (costing up to thousands of dollars each day).  Therefore, patients in the ICU are frequently assessed & re-assessed for the level of care their illness necessitates – their “candidacy” for ICU-level care, if you will.  Clinical evaluations aside, there are certain signs […]

Mediku | Well, I’m Allergic to Bullsh*t

October 20, 2012


This mediku comes from my buddy Vince (@ER_DrTobe2013) and was inspired by an all-too-common occurrence in his field of his choice, Emergency Medicine.  Patients who are so-called “frequent-fliers” are often mysteriously allergic to first-tier painkillers, but not “that one that begins with.. a D, I think?”  Enjoy: My back is hurting I’m allergic to morphine […]

Mediku | Pincushins

October 14, 2012


This month, I’m spending my days working with a rheumatology practice.  It’s interesting to see the kinds of things the group is consulted on in the hospital – but in the office it’s mostly NSAIDs and knee-injections, which inspired this mediku. “Doc, my joint’s in pain!” Hmm . . . stick a needle in it […]

Pediatrics in the Hood

April 18, 2012


I thought my last clerkship as a third year medical student deserved something more memorable than the typical medical haiku I write.  In its stead I submit to you a David Letterman style Top Ten, drawn 100% from actual events. So, without further ado: The Top Ten Signs You are a Medical Student Practicing Pediatrics […]

Mediku | Family Medicine

February 19, 2012


Family medicine docs don’t have it easy – they have to triage up to a dozen complaints per patient and decide what to address at the current visit and what can/should wait, ensure the patient is being treated in a manner consistent with plans laid out at previous visits (often by another doctor), and they’re […]

My Fiber Senses are Tingling

January 21, 2012


This week’s Grand Rounds was geriatric-themed.  One lecture was focused on fall risk in the elderly – the speaker thought it would be cute to include this [in]famous picture of the woman from the Life Alert® commercials: Maybe I needed a more stimulating lecture, or maybe my coffee hadn’t yet kicked in, but after seeing […]

Mediku | Smooth Move

July 1, 2011


As my surgery clerkship winds down, I’d like to share with you a pearl of wisdom I gleaned from my first resident as he was teaching an intern which common orders to write for post-op patients. What do patients need? “A god damn stool softener!” Says my resident. See?  Being a surgeon is easy.  Stay […]