If you are looking for a medical home, pal, newFNP's clinic ain't it.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Posted by newFNP at 9:10 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
NewFNP's practice includes routine, low-risk office obstetrics. In some ways, it's a really nice practice - moms, babies - what's not to like??
Saturday, February 14, 2009
NewFNP isn't one to buy gifts off the street. Maybe in Milan or Oaxaca, but not so much in her clinic's urban area. However, judging by the amount of temporary vendors that pop up around the holidays - real or created - the urban stuffed animal street gift economy isn't suffering too much.
Posted by newFNP at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
NewFNP feels pretty confident about her diabetes management, her hypertensive skills, her strep throats and all the day to day family practice stuff.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Beginning a few months ago, newFNP noticed a disheartening trend. Many more of her patients - young, generally healthy patients - were coming with in complaints of things like dizziness, tingling in the arms and fingers, headache and diffuse muscle pain or, as a colleague likes to call it - total body dolor. NewFNP recognizes these symptoms as depressed mood. As newFNP is not a fan of the don't ask, don't tell policy in regards to a few things, including the medical history, she attempts to suss out the true cause of these symptoms. Her patients appear relieved that someone is actually asking them about the quality of their lives. Generally, they had experienced months of financial stress including food insecurity, home loss or inability to pay rent and zero prospects for imminent improvement.