While referral may eventually be indicated, primary care doctors can take steps to diagnose and manage the condition.
Information from a previsit questionnaire lays the foundation for effective and reimbursable counseling and interventions.
Not all cancers are treated the same, and not all patients with diabetes are treated the same. The same should go for patients with obesity.
The Clinical Picture
A woman in her 30s presents with an itchy skin-colored rash over her scapula of 8 years’ duration.
IM Board Review
The patient also has numerous painful ulcerations on her skin and in her mouth.
Yes, but successful pregnancy requires a team approach, patient education, and counseling.
Addressing Disparities in Health Care
African American women are disproportionately affected, but equal access to care may eliminate most of the disparity.
Primary care providers play a crucial role in cancer control, including screening and follow-up.
Avoidance of cold and stress are first-line measures, but if these fail, vasodilator agents are used.
From the Editor
For a minority of patients, Raynaud phenomenon may be the presenting sign of a systemic disorder.