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Recently rebranded from PA Boards -> Medgeeks. New name - same great content :) https://physicianassistantboards.com is dedicated to providing free medical content, motivation, and advice to help you get through school, the boards, and clinical practice. My goal here is not only to help make you better clinicians, but also better individuals. Remember to think of this as a journey and not a destination. You need to enjoy every moment of the process, because the process is really what is most important - not only in medicine, but in life.

Recently rebranded from PA Boards -> Medgeeks. New name - same great content :) https://physicianassistantboards.com is dedicated to providing free medical content, motivation, and advice to help you get through school, the boards, and clinical practice. My goal here is not only to help make you better clinicians, but also better individuals. Remember to think of this as a journey and not a destination. You need to enjoy every moment of the process, because the process is really what is most important - not only in medicine, but in life.
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Recently rebranded from PA Boards -> Medgeeks. New name - same great content :) https://physicianassistantboards.com is dedicated to providing free medical content, motivation, and advice to help you get through school, the boards, and clinical practice. My goal here is not only to help make you better clinicians, but also better individuals. Remember to think of this as a journey and not a destination. You need to enjoy every moment of the process, because the process is really what is most important - not only in medicine, but in life.

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Episodes

Mastoiditis

10/16/2019
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Ear pain! I see it almost every shift in the ED. Most of the time it is pretty routine stuff, otitis media, swimmer's ear, occasionally a foreign body in the case of some adventurous toddlers. Bottom line, not really emergencies, MOST OF THE TIME! But what happens when ear pain presents in a really sick patient, who's at risk for serious life threatening complications if they are not managed appropriately today, right now? Today on the Medgeeks podcast we're talking Mastoiditis! Do you...

Duration:00:35:27

Hypercalcemia

10/7/2019
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Your patient is furious! He showed up to your office this morning demanding to speak with you regarding his most recent lab results. You had seen him for a routine visit two days ago, and you haven't had a chance to review the results, that came in late last evening... ...but the patient had. While reviewing the labs through his patient portal, the patient noticed something that concerned him very much: he noted his calcium was elevated. Not knowing what that means, he did what any...

Duration:00:10:46

Ankle Injuries

9/30/2019
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Does every twisted ankle need to be imaged? Does a negative ankle x-ray mean there isn't any need for ortho followup? Does every ankle fracture need to be placed in a splint and made non-weight bearing? Today, we'll be discussing the high yield topics related to ankle injuries...as well as some clinical pearls, so you don't get burned! At the end, we'll be staring a question from one of our listeners, regarding thee DVT. Do you a question you'd like for us to answer? Submit your...

Duration:00:23:53

Croup

9/22/2019
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Do you a medical or board review question you'd like for us to answer? Submit your question here to be featured on the next podcast: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - Your first patient of the morning is an 18 month year old female patient who's brought to the clinic by her mother. The chief complaint is cough and difficulty breathing. The patients mother states she was up all night due to the nearly constant coughing. On exam, the girl appears very fatigued. She has a pervasive...

Duration:00:18:05

[part 2] Pulmonary Embolism

9/17/2019
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Today is part 2 of our discussion regarding pulmonary embolism! In part 1, we discussed the pathophysiology and presentation for pulmonary embolism. Today's episode will be focused more so on the workup of pulmonary embolism and how we're going to manage these patients. As always, have a medical question you'd like for us to answer on the podcast? Click here to submit your question free: https://www.askmedgeeks.com/question - - Do you a question you'd like for us to answer? Submit your...

Duration:00:15:05

[part 1] Pulmonary Embolism

9/10/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - A 29 year old female presents to the emergency room with chest pain and shortness of breath that started last night. The pain is located on her right anterior chest and she describes it as sharp and stabbing and is worse when she takes a deep breath. The EKG in triage shows she's in sinus rhythm at a rate of 114 without signs of ischemia. She appears anxious and when asked, she states she...

Duration:00:15:29

Kidney stones

9/3/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - It's 7:30 am and a 55 year old male presents to your emergency department complaining of stabbing pain in his right side, which woke him up from sleep, about 20 minutes ago. As you walk into the room, you see him pacing around, clutching his side and slightly hunched over. He won't sit still and can barely complete a sentence before groaning from all the pain. He has a past medical history...

Duration:00:19:13

The Neurological Exam Part 2

8/26/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com . Today, we'll be finishing up our discussion on the neurological exam. Last week, we talked about the cranial nerves and the motor exam. This week, for part 2, we'll be discussing reflexes and the sensory exam. At the end, I'll go over the flow I use in the emergency department. Afterwards, we'll be answering your questions about nystagmus and right ventricular MIs. Do you a question you'd...

Duration:00:07:34

The Neurological Exam Part 1

8/16/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - You'll need to do a good neurological exam and make sure there aren't any deficits. Are there any focal neuro findings? Who's heard these things before? Who's asked themselves these things before? There are a ton of indications to do a complete neurological exam on a patient. Perhaps they are altered, have a headache, or have a head/spine injury? Let's be honest here, sometimes the neuro...

Duration:00:27:23

A droopy smile!

8/10/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - Your next patient is a 25 year old man who called in to make a same day appointment. He has no past medical history, but you know him pretty well. He's always been a bit of a hypochondriac, so you figure it's probably nothing major. When you walk in the room, the patient smiles, and you shake hands. That's when you notice... Today, we'll be talking Bells Palsy. What is it, how do we...

Duration:00:18:05

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

8/4/2019
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Have a question you'd like us to answer? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - Your next patient is a 21 year old female who was brought in to urgent care by her husband with the chief complaint of fatigue and vomiting. Before you go in to see the patient, you notice she has no past medical history and her vital signs are normal, aside from a heart rate of 122 BPM. The patient thought she was coming down with something, because she was feeling very tired and lost her...

Duration:00:20:14

Animal bites

7/26/2019
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Register to our upcoming clinical case webinar: https://www.medgeek.co/stranger-cases-webinar - Your next patient is a 7 year old boy, brought in by his parents with a chief complaint that simply says, "bite". You're walking down the hall, to the patient, all the while wondering what kind of bite we're talking about. As you near the room, you hear the boy crying hysterically. You enter the room and see the mother trying to console the patient, holding a folded up t-shirt to the right...

Duration:00:23:58

Ectopic Pregnancy

7/19/2019
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Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com/question . A 22 year old female comes into your clinic and she's complaining of lower abdominal pain which started yesterday. She has no past medical history. The patient denies vomiting or fever. She really doesn't have any other complaints aside from the pain, which she states is sharp, but dull at times as well. She then reveals her last menstrual period was 6 week prior. What's...

Duration:00:18:06

Atraumatic Joint Pain

7/13/2019
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Today, we'll be discussing the patient presenting with atraumatic joint pain and the many differentials that come along with that. We'll also be answering all the questions everyone submitted at the end of the podcast. Have a question regarding clinical practice, school, exams, or anything medical? Submit your question (free) and we'll answer on the next episode! Submit your question here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com/question . . . Follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:30:59

Syncope (what would you do): Differential, Workup, and Management

7/5/2019
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Submit your questions here: https://www.askmedgeeks.com/ Today, I'd like to introduce Eric Gordon PA-C. He's the newest member of the Medgeeks team and is a physician assistant practicing emergency medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2016. Eric developed a passion for teaching while working as a zipline and ecotour guide in Austin, Texas. He has also taught standardized test prep classes to high school students and...

Duration:00:25:15

Medical Scoring Part 2

5/14/2019
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Get our free clinical lab guide: https://www.medgeeks.co/labguide - Last week we discussed some scoring systems regarding neuro, cardiac, and respiratory. This week, I want to go over GI, renal, endocrinology, infectious disease, and hematology. Let's get started! - Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/medgeeksinc - Check out our course material here: https://medgeeks.co - This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not...

Duration:00:12:22

Medical Scoring Systems Part 1

4/26/2019
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Get our free clinical lab guide: https://www.medgeeks.co/labguide - Over the next couple weeks, I want to take a break from the normal disease based podcasts. Instead, I want to shift our focus and discuss some high yield useful scoring, equations, and algorithms, such as the NEXUS C-Spine rule, PERC rule, calcium correction for albumin, FENA, free water deficit for hyponatremia, etc. There are a ton to know. But, I want to touch on the ones I use day in and day out. You're probably...

Duration:00:12:27

Eye Problems

4/22/2019
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Get our free clinical lab guide: https://www.medgeeks.co/labguide - So, you scroll to the next patient on your list and see the chief complaint of "eye problem". This can be anything. From a simple hordeolum to an emergency situation like a retrobulbar hematoma. So, let's go over some common eye problems you might see in the emergency department, urgent care, or primary care office. Enjoy! - Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/medgeeksinc - Check out our course...

Duration:00:10:47

Toxic Shock Syndrome

4/12/2019
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Get our free clinical lab guide: https://www.medgeeks.co/labguide - Today, we're going to talk about toxic shock syndrome. You're probably thinking this is the disease associated with tampons and menstrual cycles. Well, let me tell you it's not just menstrual cycle related. In fact, half of the reported case are not menstrual related. Regardless, when you hear toxic shock syndrome, get concerned and get worried. Hopefully, you won't ever have to make this diagnosis, as it's quite...

Duration:00:09:54

The Agitated Patient

4/6/2019
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Get our free clinical lab guide: https://www.medgeeks.co/labguide - You have a 54 year old male patient with a past medical history of schizophrenia, ETOH abuse, drug abuse (crack cocaine), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. He was brought in by police for aggressive behavior in public. The patient was roaming the street, yelling and banging on restaurant windows. Upon police arrival, the patient was awake and alert. However, he wasn't calm or cooperative; ultimately he...

Duration:00:09:32