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VA Neurology Report - Pachymeningitis!

Pachymeningitis is a  very rare disease associated with diffuse thickening of the dura and arachnoid mater. The earliest described cases were associated with tuberculosis and syphilis, but we now recognize a spectrum of potential causes. 140 more words


VA Report: Myotonia & Myotonic Dystrophy

Take-home pearl: There are two major types of myotonic dystrophy (DM1 & DM2). DM2 is milder and occurs only in adults. DM1 has congenital, juvenile, and adult forms.   348 more words


Why is your health Primary?

The recent report from the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative showed the tremendous impact of the PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH)on the cost and quality of care.

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Patient-Edition of Myth vs. Fact

Today the struggle was real. I met more than a handful of patients today who did not understand why a third year medical student was coming to speak with them first. 851 more words

Recruiting GP practices to validate the Primary Care Patient Measure of Safety (PC_PMOS)

by Sally Giles, Research Fellow in Core theme

Study aims

The NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC project is looking to validate a tool which captures patients’ views of safety in primary care (PC_PMOS). 494 more words

Patient Safety

A Very Important Person

When I reached 62 years old and was eligible for Medicare, I was invited by Humana health insurance to a luncheon where the representative presented to us retirees a new plan called Medicare Advantage. 155 more words

Primary Care Revisited

It’s a leap month! I’ll attempt to keep up with this blog better this month. :3

I’m in the middle of my family medicine rotation, and believe it or not, I think it’s the busiest rotation I have been on this year. 390 more words