Medgeeks Podcast: Exam Review | Medicine | PANCE Preparation |

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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. 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.

Episode Date
The GI Bleed Patient Part 1/3
14:21

Over the next three weeks we are going to dive into the GI bleed patient. We're going to divide these lectures into: upper GI bleed (above the ligament of treitz), lower GI bleed (below the ligament of treitz), and the scary liver patient who has a GI bleed. 

Today, let's work through an upper GI bleed case presentation as we touch on the background, evaluation, and management of the patient. 

Today we're going to be discussing a 75 year male patient presenting with a chief complaint of 3 days of black stool.

He came into the ED because he had a dark bowel movement and dizziness. 

Let's walk through this case together so you feel confident evaluating the upper GI bleed patient. 

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Jun 14, 2018
Acute respiratory failure (what would you do)
18:17

A 65 year old female presents to your ER with difficulty breathing over the past 3 days, despite increasing her home oxygen tank to 3 liters. Her husband called 9-11 because she wasn't really acting herself. 

EMS arrived and found her sats in the 70s and put her on a non-rebreather mask and had an improvement in her sats to the low 90s.

They also reported some wheezing on exam, so they gave her one duoneb prior to arrival. 

Per EMS she has a past medical history of COPD (on 3 liters around the clock), CHF with an EF of 40%, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and type II DM.

So, you walk into the hospital room and the first thing you notice is that the patient appears to be in respiratory distress. Shes' wearing a nasal canula which is set to 5 liters. She's breathing fast (belly breathing), her sternocleidomastoids are going to town, she has accessory muscle use.

Her sats are at 82% with good wave form on the monitor. Heart rate is in the 80s. Systolic BP of 150. She's able to tell you her name and her story - but she's definitely having difficulty speaking due to the respiratory distress. 

You listen to her lungs and she's wheezing, but also hear some crackles at the base. 

What would you do?

Today, we'll show you what to do next, so you don't freeze up should this patient ever walk into your hospital...

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Jun 07, 2018
My most interesting cases of the week. Can you guess the diagnosis?
15:56

I just got off a long stretch of working 7 days in a row in the ER. Every time I finish a shift I like to replay in my mind every patient I saw and I ask myself:

1. is there anything I could have done better?
2. were there any gaps in knowledge regarding any disease processes?
3. was I able to make a positive impact in my patients life?

Working in emergency medicine, we often feel like we make the most impact when working on a code, and we are able to bring a patient back and/or taking care of a crashing patient.

Well, this week I was reminded we can drastically improve the quality of there life.

Today, I want to share my most interesting cases of the week.

Case 1: 34 year old male c/o chest pain after cocaine use
Case 2: 55 year old female complaining of cough following "failed" treatment for pneumonia
Case 3: 58 year old male c/o SOB with a pulsating uvula
Case 4: 24 year old female 5 weeks GA c/o vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain

Apr 11, 2018
Beauty of the PA profession
04:26

​Today, I want to share why I love being a PA. Specifically, an emergency medicine physician assistant. First off, I love the fact you can practice in a specific field for a given duration, and later transition to another down the road.

As nice as this is for most, I don't see myself doing this. Reason being is I have such a love for emergency medicine! With that said, I do see myself working in trauma to hone my schools further.
I recently switched hospitals, where I've been allowed to handle the more complicated patients (codes, intubations, etc). And let me tell you - I have learned a ton!

I hope you enjoy this inside loo as to why I love being an emergency medicine physician assistant.
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Mar 12, 2018
Do tetanus immunizations work?
07:18

First off, what is tetanus and clostridium tetani? Who's at risk? Is this fatal?

We'll also explain who needs to be vaccinated and teach you how to handle clean and dirty wounds. We know this can get confusing - so we're going to make this as simple as possible!
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Mar 03, 2018
Child refuses to move their arm
10:41

Today, we're going to discuss Nurse Maid Elbow. Specifically, we’ll review:

The anatomy of the elbow
How this injury occurs
How the patient presents
Imaging studies to consider
Treatment
A case study of a patient he had presenting to the ER
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I once had a mother who came into the ER with her two-year old son extremely upset with herself and very emotional.

She was upset because she had just put her son in day care and gone back to work recently because she said money was really tight

And that, something like this wouldn’t have happened if she were still the one taking care of her son.

The mother wasn’t exactly sure what happened, but she was told that while at daycare someone stepped on her son’s hand and then he wouldn’t use his whole arm since.

Now the mother could not believe that this is what actually happened and she sincerely asked me if I thought that someone could have physically assaulted her child.

So, we'll go through this case in more detail.
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Feb 09, 2018
My patient died (lessons learned)
11:42

There are certain things in medicine which simply can't be taught by reading a textbook.

Not everything follows an algorithm.

About one year ago I had an 80 year old patient who kept complaining of nausea and abdominal pain after having a cholecystectomy. The surgeons kept telling her this was normal following this type of procedure and prescribed Zofran.

Well, she eventually came into my ER and she didn't look to good. She became septic.

We followed the septic protocol - but she ended up dying.

Today, I want to share a very important lesson I learned...
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Jan 30, 2018
PA life in the emergency room
06:22

Today, I'm going to be sharing my day with you in the emergency department. I had a patient coming in with isolated third cranial nerve palsy. I wasn't quite sure how to approach this and so we got a consult.

Something clinicians struggle with is knowing when to call for help. They feel pressured to handle everything which comes there way - for fear of looking "stupid". But, as you'll see in today's video, that shouldn't be the case.

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Jan 22, 2018
Fatal complications of the flu
16:42

Todays lecture, builds on last weeks video, after discussing those at high risk for complications of the flue.

Today, you'll learn:
- about post influenza asthenia
- how to remember possible complications using the mnemonic "crocs"
- signs and symptoms of complications to help diagnose
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Todays lecture, builds on last weeks video, after discussing those at high risk for complications of the flue.

Today, you'll learn:
- about post influenza asthenia
- how to remember possible complications using the mnemonic "crocs"
- signs and symptoms of complications to help diagnose
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Jan 12, 2018
Influenza - What you need to know for 2018
16:31

Whether you're working in family practice, the emergency room, or urgent care - knowing this disease is a must! Today, you'll learn:

- Can influenza lead to AFIB?
- Who's at high risk for complications - don't miss this population!
- Do we need labs or imaging for patients with influenza?
- How to identify the septic patient at the bedside
- What do we do with the high risk patient, with influenza, who presents after the 48 hour window?
- When can your patient return to work?
- Case studies to drive these concepts home

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Jan 04, 2018
Anterior Shoulder Dislocations and Procedural Sedation
28:41

Today, we're going to build on our last lecture regarding anterior shoulder dislocations. If you missed it, you can watch that here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xihtc7UfcDQ&list=PLU4UKgzxXhWma3ryfYvX5tp1WvTO5Vfiy&index=4

Last week we touched on reducing the shoulder without sedation. But, truth is, there will be times where you will need to sedate the patient to properly reduce the shoulder. Some instances include:

1. The procedure is too painful for the patient
2. Really muscular individuals
3. Patient is too tense to reduce without sedation

So, let's talk about how to safely and effectively sedate your patient.

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Oct 30, 2017
Anterior Shoulder Dislocation
12:15

Today, we're going to talk about anterior shoulder dislocations. You're going to learn:

1. Shoulder anatomy
2. Patient presentation
3. Etiology
4. What to look out for on the physical exam
5. The required imaging studies
6. How to reduce the shoulder

Thursday we'll share part 2 of this lecture. In that lecture we'll discuss how to sedate your patients for those who can't tolerate the pain associated with reduction.

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Oct 23, 2017
Esophageal Foreign Body: Ingestion vs Impaction
14:32

Foreign body or large food bolus ingestion occurs primarily in children and in the mentally impaired older adult. Food (meat) bolus impaction above a pre-existing esophageal stricture is the most common cause in adults. The majority of foreign bodies in children are coins. Today, were going to get into the nitty gritty of food impaction and foreign body ingestion!


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Oct 19, 2017
UTI: Acute Cystitis vs. Pyelonephritis
09:12

Pyelonephritis doesn't always present text book and cystitis doesn't always require a dipstick. Uncomplicated pyelonephritis can be treated out patient - today we're going to show you how! We'll also teach you how to identify those high risk patients who should definitely be admitted. Here's what you need to know about the UTI. Enjoy!

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Oct 16, 2017
What do you want to accomplish before you die?
08:41

This a talk Gray did in 2011 at North Georgia University - long before he became an emergency medicine PA! But, even at 21, he makes some great points about living your passion and feeling fulfilled. After all, we only have one life...


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Oct 12, 2017
Head Injuries
17:05

Today, we're going to be talking pediatric head injuries! If you work with peds and/or are in the ER - then this lecture is a must.

We're going to teach you how to classify these injuries, how to perform the physical exam, what imaging studies to order, how to manage these patients, and finally the disposition.


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Oct 09, 2017
Scaphoid Fractures - Don't miss this!
06:25

20% of providers miss this fracture on initial presentation. Today, we are going to make sure you never miss this fracture!


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Oct 02, 2017
Eye injuries: Corneal abrasion
08:33

When I asked my students to set up for this exam, most had no idea what to do or what a corneal abrasion actually looks like. So, lets go over how these patients will present, how to perform a good eye exam, and the available treatment options.


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Sep 28, 2017
Emergency Medical Treatment: Compartment Syndrome
05:40

This isn't a diagnosis you want to miss! Failure to do so can result in:
muscle contracture, sensory deficits, paralysis, infection, and limb amputation.

So, today, we're going to show you how to identify compartment syndrome in your patient!


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Sep 25, 2017
Female Medical Emergency
05:27

A 26 year old female patient presents with a sudden onset of pelvic pain while at the gym. She has a history of PCOS and her pregnancy test is negative. What diagnosis do you NOT want to miss? Listen and find out!
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Sep 18, 2017
It's a great day to save a testicle!
06:50

A 15 year old male patient is coming to your emergency department complaining of pain in his right testicle. He said the pain began 6 hours ago, mid sleep, and threw up before arriving to the ED. 

Physical exam shows a t
ender, swollen, and slightly elevated right testicle. The cremasteric reflex is absent. 

The patient is unable to go to the OR immediately.

What do you do next? Listen to find out!

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Sep 14, 2017
Ventricular Tachycardia Pitfalls
15:26

Today, we're going to show you how this presents and how to manage your patient when it does. You better know this life threatening arrhythmia!

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Sep 11, 2017
Can nosebleeds prove fatal?
25:39

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Sep 07, 2017
How my patient almost lost his limb
27:14

Today, I'm going to be sharing a case from the emergency room. I'll explain how this disease presents and show you the ins and outs so that you can save your patients life.
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Sep 04, 2017
Boxers fracture - why this would never happen to Mayweather
13:21

Today, you're going to learn the mechanism behind a boxers fracture, why this would never happen to Mr. Money Mayweather, and how to quickly make the diagnosis.

Lastly, we'll show you how to rapidly reduce your patient's boxer fracture (who needs ortho).

Nothing but high yield medicine.

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Aug 31, 2017
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) - Clinical Pearls
09:18

Today, we're going to be sharing great clinical pearls for herpes zoster. From patient presentation to management. Here's a quick, high yield review, for all those in practice. 

 

Aug 29, 2017
Sepsis Explained & Made Easy
24:41

Today, we'll be simplifying sepsis. Specifically, we'll be covering:
1. Infection vs bactermia vs sepsis vs septic shock vs MODS
2. The patient presentation
3. How to perform the HPI
4. What labs need to be ordered?
5. Treatment options
6. When to start pressors
7. Monitoring treatment response

We're covering exactly what you need to know to understand this complicated topic. Any questions? Leave a comment or email gray@physicianassistantboards.com

Aug 28, 2017
Stories from the emergency room
02:38

During school, I considered doing an ER residency. I even did an elective rotation at arrowhead regional medical center, as they had a paid fellowship.

There was always something about the ED that caught my eye. But, instead of pursuing emergency medicine, I went down another path.  

That wasn't the case for my buddy Gray; he did go down that path. 

He's been practicing as an ED physician assistant for two years and is loving every minute. Two days out of the week, he also precepts students.

Since starting, he's learned, and done a ton - this means he has a lot of knowledge to share 😎

He's one of two PA's, which will be dishing out a ton of free medical content, every single week 🙌🏽

Today, I want to formally introduce you to Gray Phelps - one of our newest educators.

Aug 23, 2017
A bigger purpose (I need help)
03:00

Ever thought about teaching? I'm looking to bring on a practicing clinician to help with the podcast and youtube! If you're interested - have a listen. My email is:

andrew@physicianassistantboards.com

Also, the price for the board review course goes up 8/1/17. Lock in the price now - course access for life - including all future updates. Learn more here:

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Talk soon!

Andrew

Jul 28, 2017
How to pass the Boards (PANCE and PANRE)
06:53

The number one reason people don't pass their exams is not due to a lack of knowledge - it's due to the fact they don't know how to take an exam.

Today, I want to share my number one piece of advice for you :)

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Jun 13, 2017
Should you give steroids for acute bronchitis?
06:08

Today, we're answering a listeners question:

"What is your opinion on giving a steroid burst to those with the cough. I have seen this done a bunch and seems to knock out that inflammation and broncospasm that perpetuates that ongoing cough? Is this due to a kind of reactive airway?"

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Jun 07, 2017
Does Thrombocytosis = Cancer?
05:34

A new study links an increased platelet count with an increased risk of lung/colorectal cancer. This might be the only indicator in those patients who are otherwise asymptomatic.

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May 31, 2017
What's in the news | Postpartum hemorrhage TX, SVT TX, and FDA approval for Dupilumab
06:06

Today, I'll be sharing 3 medical updates that may change the way you practice. Like these quick updates? Let me know by liking the video!

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May 24, 2017
How to be the best clinician possible!
08:36

Today, I'm going to share my advice on becoming your very best. I'll be sharing a physician assistant's question where she asks how to be BETTER.

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May 16, 2017
Hypothyroid Treatment - a clinical review (part 2)
08:55

This is part 2 of the hypothyroid lecture. We'll be diving into the details of levothyroxine therapy :)

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May 05, 2017
Hypoythroid - a clinical review (part 1)
27:43

Today we're going to go in depth for all you practicing clinicians with hypothyroidism. Were talking prevalence, etiology, pathophysiology, the different subtypes, symptoms, screening, and diagnosis. Part 2 of this lecture will focus on the management. Enjoy!

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May 02, 2017
My last video/podcast sucked!
04:59
Apr 28, 2017
Don't do this as a new physician assistant grad!
09:47

Today, we have a question from a soon to be ER physician assistant - don't make this mistake!

Also, I have a new set up which I'm pretty excited about - I'd love to hear your thoughts as I'm always looking to improve :)

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Apr 23, 2017
Acute Bronchitis (clinical practice + board review)
18:11

We are going to cover acute bronchitis in it's entirety: definition, etiology, signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, imaging, labs, and treatment!

Wonder if we should do a chest xray and/or get a procalcitonin level? We discuss that. We'll also discuss when to give antibiotics (controversial topic).

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Apr 18, 2017
The perfect patient encounter!
14:14

Ever wonder how to speed up the patient visit without diminishing the quality of the visit? Here are my top 4 tips to make this a reality. Faster visits + happier patients = win win.

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Apr 11, 2017
I Sucked at Family Practice (Physician Assistant)!
07:37

Yea, it's true. I was horrible. But, it's normal ;) If you've ever had these thoughts - then make sure to watch this video!

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Apr 04, 2017
Hypertensive Urgency - Say no to the ER!
15:02

We're going to walk through urgency vs emergency. In other words, do we need to admit or can we treat as an outpatient? We'll go over the symptoms, physical exam, and lab testing needed to help us differentiate between the two. Then, we'll go over the management for these patients!

Don't send everyone with a high blood pressure to the ED!

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Mar 29, 2017
PA Boards 129: Does hyperalbuminemia signify disease?
04:57

Today I'll be answering a question regarding albumin levels - a short clinical pearl for you guys :)

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Mar 22, 2017
PA Boards 128: How to workup acute low back pain
29:09

Today, we're going to go over the initial management of acute back pain including: etiology, signs, symptoms, red flags, labs, imaging, and treatment. After this 30 minute lecture - you should feel confident in your initial workup of acute low back pain!

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Mar 20, 2017
PA Boards 127: How to learn better medicine
03:30

Here's some quick advice on how to become better students of medicine! It's only 2 minutes - but I feel it's well worth the watch!

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Mar 14, 2017
PA Boards 126: Low Testosterone (hypogonadism), family medicine advice, hyperlipidemia TX
14:12

Today we'll be addressing 3 topics:
1. How to diagnose low testosterone/who to treat
2. My 4 tips for family medicine rotations/practice
3. Hyperlipidemia management

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Mar 10, 2017
PA Boards 125: Can I get your feedback? (2 min)
02:59

During the month of February, I published 13 podcasts and 13 youtube videos. The content was all very different because I wanted to see what you preferred.

 

I created a 3 multiple choice question survey which will take 1 minutes to fill out. This will guide me in producing the best free medical content for you!

After all, helping you is the point of it all :)

Click here to take the 4 question survey (2 minutes)

(the responses will be anonymous - I won't know who left the response)

Thank you so much!

Andrew

 

Mar 06, 2017
PA Boards 124: Digoxin Made Easy!
09:48

Everything you need to know about digoxin - it's not as complicated as you think.

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Mar 02, 2017
PA Boards 123: PA Student Interview with Sarah Taub
27:58

Sarah is a second year PA student at Tufts University, located in Boston Massachusetts. She's currently rotating through internal medicine and shares her experiences and what she's learned :) Enjoy!

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Feb 27, 2017
PA Boards 122: Why do I feel so unprepared?
07:37

The bad news - you don't feel prepared. The good news - you're not alone. I tackled this question from a student:

"Hello! Hoping you're well. First off, thank you for being the best resource out there- you are amazing! I was wondering if you had any advice on keeping your head up as didactic year tries to drown you? I'm currently in my second semester (started rotations in May) and it's even harder than the first! Makes me want to find whoever said this semester should be easier and give them a piece of my mind, haha! How do I make this easier? Will clinicals be just as hard? Why do I feel so underprepared?! Thank you again for your guidance. I am truly appreciative."

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Feb 24, 2017
PA Boards 121: FAQ about being a physician assistant - PA collaboration
12:24

I recently collaborated with two PA IG accounts (@lifeasaPA and @theskin.ny) to answer our most frequently asked questions. We got together on IG stories and answered:

1. What school did we go to and why?
2. What specialty do we work in?
3. Why did we choose PA over medical school?

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Feb 22, 2017
PA Boards 120: How to be a new PA grad solo provider
13:10

I went from a being a PA student to practicing as a solo provider in family medicine/OBGYN. Here's some advice for those of you thinking about seeing patients on your own. I'll share my thoughts on how to get good without anyone there to "mentor" you.

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Feb 21, 2017
PA Boards 119: Systolic Murmurs with Audio Clips
08:15

Today we'll be covering the systolic murmurs - high yield facts along with audio clips so you can commit these to memory :) The murmurs discussed include: aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and tricuspid regurgitation.

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Feb 18, 2017
PA Boards 118: New Physician Assistant Graduate Job Negotiation
11:02

How much should you ask for? Should you work in a hospital or private setting? How can we negotiate? I'll share my thoughts on these questions asked by a new grad physician assistant.

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Feb 17, 2017
PA Boards 117: Interview with PA Student Shreya Patel
33:56

Shreya started PA school in August 2014 with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and unfortunately, the school lost accreditation in December 2015 - right before they started the clinical year.

She's currently with PA program at Towson University and will be graduating June 2017.

Today, she shares her journey, and everything she's learned along the way.

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Feb 16, 2017
PA Boards 116: SIADH | The PANCE and PANRE don't matter...
11:50

We have two topics today:
1. Signs and symptoms of SIADH
2. Does the PANCE/PANRE matter? The short answer is no - let me explain...

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Feb 14, 2017
PA Boards 115: Fear and doubt - Can I handle the responsibility?
10:00

Am I good enough? Do I know enough? Am I where I am supposed to be compared to others? It doesn't matter where you are in your career - you have to watch this. I hope to change your perspective (for the better) ...

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Feb 11, 2017
PA Boards 114: Feeling lost in the hospital
10:00

Todays question comes from a new PA student who feels a little lost during rounds. Check it out!

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Feb 10, 2017
PA Boards 113: Hands on experience/Vertigo/PA Salary
12:11

Today I'm answering 3 questions:
1. How do we get clinical experience early on in PA School?
2. How do we differentiate between vertigo?
3. My thoughts on a new graduate PA Salary

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Feb 09, 2017
PA Boards 112: Advice for a new graduate
10:29

Did you recently graduate or start clinicals? If so - then I made this for you :) Here's my 2 cents for those of you who are now officially on your own...

If you know someone who could benefit from this - please share this video. It would mean the world to me! 

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Feb 08, 2017
PA Boards 111: Q&A: The details of stress testing (clinical and board review)
15:50

Today we'll be answering a question regarding stress testing. Who needs it? What options are available? What are the contraindications and nuances associated with stress testing?

If you have questions - send them to andrew@physicianassistantboards.com

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Feb 01, 2017
PA Boards 110: Digoxin MOA in AFIB (Q&A)
09:51

Today, we're going to be answering a readers question regarding digoxin's mechanism of action when used for atrial fibrillation. We'll also touch on some other important aspects of the drug - if you have a question email: andrew@physicianassistantboards.com

 

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Jan 23, 2017
PA Boards 109: What if you misdiagnose a patient?
10:10

Today we're going to be answering a question from a new provider. She's a recent physician assistant graduate and asks what to do if you miss a diagnosis.

If you have any questions, make sure to send them to andrew@physicianassistantboards.com - starting February, I plan to answer and discuss topics on a daily basis :)

Andrew

Jan 17, 2017
PABoards 108: 3 truths to a great life (2016 recap)
18:21

2016 was the best and worst year of my life. I experienced my lowest lows and my highest highs - all in the same year.

So, today, I thought I would share the top three things I learned last year. I am also making an announcement at the end of the podcast where I plan to post a video a day (5 days a week) on youtube - starting February. I'm going to commit to this for at least one month :) Listen at the end for details. The videos will be posted on the youtube channel: youtube.com/paboards 

Talk soon

-Andrew

Jan 12, 2017
PA Boards 107: Should we do away with routine pelvic exams?
03:25

Should we do away with universal routine pelvic exams? According to the USPSTF they may be causing more harm than good. In this short video, I discuss the potential downfall to routine pelvic exams.

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Dec 29, 2016
PA Boards 106: Clinical Pearls for Chlamydia & Gonorrhea
15:59

Today, we'll discuss signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment options for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. This is a clinical talk - meaning we'll go over real world scenarios (a little different when compared to board review).

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Dec 21, 2016
PA Boards 105: Syphilis screening - now what?
07:28

Do you know who needs to be screened. We'll quickly go over that while elaborating on the different ways to screen, including the reverse order of testing as described by the CDC. Finally, I'll clarify what to do with the results - false positive, false negative, or accurate?

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Dec 13, 2016
PA Boards 104: Prostate Cancer Screening (the good, the bad, the ugly)
13:15

Today, we are going to be reviewing everything you need to know about prostate cancer screening. We'll go over the PSA, DRE, TRUS, and biopsy. We'll answer the following questions:

1. Who should be screened?
2. How often should they be screened?
3. What are the problems with screening?
4. What do we do with an abnormal result?

Everything you need packed into 15 minutes ;)

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Dec 02, 2016
PA Boards 103: Interview with Bernard (ortho PA-C)
39:52

Today we are going to be speaking with Bernard, who's an orthopedic physician assistant practicing in New York Presbyterian/Queens. He has been in orthopedics for 7 years and shares his experience and what he has learned along the way. This interview is filled with pearls for those interested in the profession.

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Nov 24, 2016
PA Boards 102: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
05:45

After 10 years, the CDC finally updated their guidelines for RMSF. Today, we are going to review the presentation and treatment options for rocky mountain spotted fever. Left untreated, this carries a 20% mortality rate - so don't miss it!

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Nov 14, 2016
PA Boards 101: Interview w Tracy (DNP student)
25:56

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Lindstrom who is in her last semester as a DNP student. She has 10 years of experience as a nurse (MICU, home health, and case management). She shares her journey and the difficulties that come along with pursuing a career in medicine while being hearing impaired. If you're interested in sharing your story - please send an email to: andrew@physicianassistantboards.com

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Nov 08, 2016
PA Boards 101: Balanitis - A Clinical Review
11:17

We are going to discuss the multiple etiologies, signs, symptoms, labs, and treatment options for balanitis. It's important to know the etiologies because it's not always due to fungal infections and sometimes a more serious etiology can masquerade as balanitis.

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Nov 04, 2016
PA Boards 100: Migraine Pharmacology
20:12

Today we're going to discuss abortive and prophylactic therapies for migraine. We'll go into the pharmacology to help you create a game plan for your patients. Enjoy :)

 

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Oct 28, 2016
PA Boards 99: Interview Drexel University Student (Josh)
24:23

Today we're going to be speaking with Josh Estrada - whos a Drexel University PA student. He recently finished didactic and is starting clinical rotations. He shares his experience including things that worked and didn't work to help him get through the first year. He gives some great advice - have a listen!

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Oct 21, 2016
PA Boards 98: Candida Vulvovaginitis
12:15

Well discuss the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment.

How to approach your pregnant patient.
What do you do with resistant candidiasis?

Clinically focused relevant review for those in family practice and OBGYN.

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Oct 09, 2016
PA Boards 97: Interview w Christina Baker (PA Student)
35:21

physicianassistantboards.com - Today we're going to be speaking with Christina Baker who is months away from graduating as a physician assistant from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She shares some great insight regarding who journey. Christina also shares some amazing advice and pearls for those who are thinking about PA school or those currently in PA school. 

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Oct 04, 2016
PA Boards 96: Interview with Amy (PA school grad)
31:13

Today we're going to be speaking with Amy. She's a recent graduate from the University of South Alabama PA program. She'll give her advice on what to do and what not to do for those going through didactic and clinical year. She also touches on how she personally overcame a tragic event that happened 3 months prior to graduating - and the mindset she adopted to over come it. If you're interested in being interviewed, send an email to andrew@physicianassistantboards.com

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Sep 19, 2016
PA Boards 95: Failed the boards (PANCE, PANRE, USMLE)?
05:50

Today I'm answering a question from a student who failed their boards. So many are going through this - yet so many feel like they are alone. If you have failed an exam, the boards, or anything else for that matter - have a listen. I know it will help.

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Sep 14, 2016
PA Boards 94: Everything B12 Deficiency
14:52

Today we're going to discuss everything you need to know about B12 deficiency for the boards and clinical practice.
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Sep 13, 2016
PA Boards 93: Interview with Marya (medical school grad)
19:44

Today, we're going to be interviewing Marya - a medical school graduate. She graduated from medical school in Pakistan and did her internship in Saudi Arabia. She is currently in the process of matching in Canada. She gives some great advice to foreign medical graduates and for those students currently going through the process. 

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Sep 07, 2016
PABoards 92: Do statins REALLY cause myalgia?
06:57

Is the link between statins and muscular damage a myth?

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Sep 02, 2016
PA Boards 91: Your career doesn't define you!
13:04

This episode is based on the large numbers of emails I get regarding setbacks in medicine (both as a student and clinician). I'll be posting more like this on my personal IG: @and_reid

Aug 30, 2016
PA Boards 90: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
13:16

Today we're going to go into a little detail regarding IBS: etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Aug 26, 2016
PA Boards 89: Colon Cancer Screening
07:45

Here are the updated USPSTF guidelines - there are now 7 options which are recommended to screen for colon cancer. More at physicianassistantboards.com

Aug 19, 2016
PA Boards 88: Why I've been on hiatus...
02:39

You can find out the full details for the course at physicianassistantboards.com/course - enrollment closes 8/16/2016

Aug 12, 2016
PA Boards 86: DUB Management
10:11

physicianassistantboards.com/episode83 - Today we're going to answer a students question regarding the management of DUB/AUB. You can get the full show notes plus more free medical review at physicianassistantboards.com/episode83

Jun 29, 2016
PA Boards 85: CHF Mortality Reduction: Novel Medications
13:57

Physicianassistantboards.com - today we will be discussing the newer medications that have been proven to reduce mortality in systolic dysfunction.

May 24, 2016
PA Boards 84: Updated AAP Guideline - BRUE
09:37

physicianassistantboards.com/brue - Today we are going to be discussing the AAPs new updated guideline regarding BRUE. BRUE stands for brief resolved unexplained events - this new terminology will replace the old term ALTE (apparent life-threatening events). This is the first clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics that specifically applies to patients who have experienced an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE).

Download the full transcript and the PDF file for the complete history and physical needed when evaluating the possible BRUE patient at physicianassistantboards.com/brue

Apr 27, 2016
PA Boards 83: OCP and Breast Cancer Risk
06:45

Physicianassistantboards.com/elite - Today we're going to be answering a students question regarding the risk of breast cancer and oral contraception. Is there really an increased risk and why? This lecture is part of our members only section where we are putting out two new clinical videos a week along with the audio only and written only transcript. 

Mar 24, 2016
PA Boards 82: Migraine Headache
28:49

Today we're going to be talking migraine headaches from a clinical standpoint. I'm going to present the many presentations you can expect to encounter when dealing with a migraine. This lecture is pulled straight from PA Boards Elite - which is our new membership site. Here I'll teach you how to approach patients  CLINICALLY - so you feel comfortable seeing patients on your own. You can learn more at physicianassistantboards.com/elite

Feb 23, 2016
PA Boards 81: Updated DM Clinical Guidelines
14:18

An updated algorithm for type 2 diabetes management from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has been recently released. It includes new sections on lifestyle therapy, guiding principles, and incorporates all medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration through December 2015 for managing hyperglycemia, weight, blood pressure, and dyslipidemia.

See the show notes and the specific algorithms here.

Jan 22, 2016
PA Boards 80: Clinical Pearl - When Things Don't Make Sense
10:07

You grab the next chart, and notice a chief complaint of abdominal pain. You notice the patient is a 35 year old female. You immediately formulate a differential diagnosis in your head before entering the room. The more you speak with this patient - the more her symptoms don't make sense. So now what? Here's a clinical pearl for you.

Find the show notes here.

Dec 22, 2015
PA Boards 79: Barrett's Esophagus (plus New Website)
09:48

physicianassistantboards.com - Today we will be discussing Barrett's esophagus: what is it, who's at risk, who needs to be screened, and how do you diagnose? You can check out the show notes at http://physicianassistantboards.com/2015/12/14/pa-boards-79-barretts-esophagus/

I am also taking submissions for articles to be featured on the newly redesigned website. Email articles to contribute@physicianassistantboards.com

Dec 14, 2015
PA Boards 78: We All Make Mistakes
14:30

physicianassistantboards.com - Today I want to discuss the emotional burden of caring too much for your patients. You can't let your mistakes get to you - we all make them! You have to find the balance where you aren't completely emotionally invested while making sure your patients aren't just another number. 

I also want to talk about caring for patients who don't seem to care about themselves. Going into medicine is tough - but if you really want to do it, you will. If you don't, you wont. It's all about your state of mind.

Dec 01, 2015
PA Boards 77: Don't fear failure. Fear being average.
28:14

physicianassistantboards.com - today we're going to be discussing motivation, procrastination, and the feeling of being inadequate. Everyone has doubt - everyone is scared.

Scared of failure. Scared of looking stupid. Scared of the unknown, really. I want to address all of these topics today - which are so critical to your success. I'm going to share some insight that I think will help you look at things a little differently. Just know that you're capable of MORE. 

Nov 20, 2015
PA Boards 76: Does School/Work/Life Balance Exist?
25:52

physicianassistantboards.com - today we're going to be discussing school/work/life balance and the mental struggles that occur while studying medicine and how to overcome them. This talk addresses comments from a recent Instagram post I recently published (instagram.com/paboards). Have a listen, reflect, and realize you can.

Nov 17, 2015
PA Boards 75: Microscopic Hematuria Workup
16:26

physicianassistantboards.com - Today we're going to discuss the workup needed when presented with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria. Let's discuss the history, physical exam, and labs that need to be ordered. Don't worry - most cases are benign :)

Nov 11, 2015
PA Boards 74: First Dabigatran Reversal Agent!
10:18

physicianassistantboards.com/app - First off I want to let everyone know the app is FINALLY ready! It's available for both apple and android. Go and download the app for free! Find it at physicianassistantboards.com/app

Todays episode is about the first dabigatran reversal agent. Officially FDA approved in October 2015. This is definitely a practice changing update!

Oct 29, 2015
PA Boards 73: TSH Therapy & Contraception During Pre-Menopause
12:28

Physicianassistantboards.com/app - Today were going to be answering a couple questions from Kristi - a listener of the podcast.

She actually has two questions - one regarding thyroid treatment in the geriatric population and another regarding oral contraception in the perimenopausal state.

 

Great information for clinical practice. Also, this is the last week to be entered into the drawing to win a free download of the PA Boards Review app! All you have to do is click here and enter your email - that's it!

Andrew

Oct 05, 2015
PA Boards 72: Is it safe to combine a macrolide and a statin?
08:39

physicianassistantboards.com/audio - should you avoid the two? is there a risk of rhabdomyolysis? I would argue not - take a listen as to why it really doesn't matter.

Sep 22, 2015
PA Boards 71: Vertigo Made Simple
11:12

Physicianassistantboards.com/audio - Announcement: I uploaded the GI portion of the new audio review course to the website for FREE download. Simply go to physicianasssitantboards.com/audio and hit the free download. You'll have instant access to 53 minutes of focused gastroenterology review for FREE :)

On todays episode we answer a listeners question regarding vertigo. He wants to know when an MRI is indicated in the evaluation of vertigo. So, we decipher peripherl vs central causes and we discuss when an MRI is indicated.

Sep 15, 2015
PA Boards 70: IV vs Oral therapy for MS relapse (plus how to win free board review app)
07:59

Physicianassitantboards.com/audio - First off I want to say thank you for all the support. The podcast is about to hit 500,000 downloads! WOW!

I also wanted to let you know how to win a free PA Boards review app. Well, after many requests, I decided to launch a PA boards audio review course.  This will have all of the disease processes from the PANCE blueprint and will be available september 21st. I have it avalable for pre-order RIGHT now for $39.99 and the first 50 who pre-order will also receive a free download of the PA boards review app :)

After September 21st, the price WILL jump to $59.99. If you're interested you can learn more at physicianassistantboards.com/audio

Todays topic will be discussing oral therapy vs IV therapy when treating MS relapse. Based on the literature it seems that both yield similar results. The only exception is when treating optic neuritis - and to be honest, I'm not totally convinced regarding the evidence.

Curious to know why? Have a listen!

Andrew

Sep 07, 2015
PA Boards 69: Most of you WILL make this clinical mistake - DON'T!
19:40

Physicianassistantboards.com - most of you will make this mistake. Why? Simply due to a lack of experience. I'm here to make sure you don't :)

Aug 31, 2015
PA Boards 68: Testicular Torsion is an EMERGENCY
07:10

Physicianassistantboards.com - Today, we are going to discuss torsion. This is an EMERGENCY which requires immediate surgical exploration. Contrary to popular belief, this is a clinical diagnosis and you DO NOT need ultrasound to diagnose!

After two weeks of launching our instagram account - we have 2,700 followers. Thank you so much for all the support! If you haven't already, make sure to give a follow here!

Aug 24, 2015
PA Boards 67: Infective Endocarditis leads to stroke!
05:05

Physicianassistantboards.com/medblog - This was an excerpt of a recent article I published on the blog. I'll be updating the blog weekly with recent medical literature which I think you'll find interesting. So, head to the website and check it out.

Also, if you haven't already, go to physicianassistantboards.com/app and enter to win a free board review app once it's ready!

Aug 17, 2015
PA Boards 66: Don't give steroids in pneumonia! (just kidding, maybe)
08:23

Physicianassistantboards.com/app - Should you give steroids in patients with pneumonia? It depends:

For the boards? No!
In clinical practice? It depends.
Do I? Yup!!

Take a listen for a little more detail :)

Aug 07, 2015
PA Boards 65: Demystifying Acid Base Disorders
10:46

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com/app - Today we're going to answer a question from a listener regarding acid base disorders. It's not as hard as you think!

Aug 01, 2015
PA Boards 64: Does progesterone prevent spontaneous abortions?
06:01

Physicianassistantboards.com - If a woman has had repeated pregnancy losses does giving progesterone help? Today were going to answer that question, which was submitted by one of our listeners. IF you have a question head to the website and submit your question!

Jul 25, 2015
PA Boards 63: Life lessons from a dying patient...
08:13

physicianassistantboards.com - today I want to share a story about a patient of mine. She was told that her cancer returned. She quesitoned life - and it made me think about mine. Here are some thoughts about life and why you should live every day as if it might be your last.

Jul 17, 2015
PA Boards 62: Clinical Updates
07:38

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com/app - Today were going to be going over clinical updates that have occurred over the last year which will impact the way you practice and the way you answer questions!

Ps head over to the website and enter your email for a chance to win a free board review app I'm building.

Jul 08, 2015
PA Boards 61: Murmurs - a quick pearl!
07:32

Physicianassistantboards.com/app - I'll be giving out a couple pearls on differentiating murmurs. Also, check out the website because I'm building a review app for you! It will be available on iOS and google play. Go to the above page and enter your email - I plan on giving away a few apps :)

Jul 02, 2015
PA Boards 60: PUD Pain
05:49

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today I'm going to be answering a question regarding the difference between gastric and duodenal pain and why they occur the way they do. If you would like to ask a question go to the website and submit the question right on the home page!

Jun 17, 2015
PA Boards 59: Placenta Abruption
06:32

Main takeaways:
-Defined as premature seperation of the placenta
-Presents as painful third trimester bleeding
-Order ultrasound, CBC, coagulation factors, and fetal monitoring
-Ultrasound misses up to 75% of diagnoses
-Stabalize the patient

Jun 10, 2015
PA Boards 58: Osteoporosis
08:06

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Osteoporosis highlights:

-skeletal disease of low bone density
-Risk factors: Secondary amenorrhea, smoking, glucocorticoids
-All women over 65 screened with DEXA
-T score >-2.5 = osteoporosis
-Everyone gets Calcium/Vitamin D
-Frist line treatment is Bisphopshonate therapy

Updating the e-book for the second edition. Would love to hear your thoughts. Shoot me an email :)

Jun 05, 2015
PA Boards 57: Sjogren Syndrome
07:23

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Key points:

-Autoimmune disease of unknonw etiology
-Higher incidence of hodgkin lymphoma and oral candidiasis
-Presents with dry eyes, dry mouch, parotid gland enlargment, peripheral neuropathy
-Positive shirmer test and anti ro (SSA) and anti la (SSB) antibodies
-Half with positive RF. Majority with postive ANA
-Treat with artificial tears and lozenges
-Refractory cases treat with pilocarpine or cevimeline

If you haven't checked out the site in a while, check it out! I cleaned house :)

Jun 03, 2015
PA Boards 54: Dipstick For A Child w/ a URI?
04:38

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Do you order a dipstick when a child has a URI?  What if you do and the results are abnormal? Is a workup required?  Take a listen...

Oct 10, 2014
PA Boards 53: If you only learn one thing from me, its this...
08:14

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - If there is one thing you learn from me its this message.  Take a listen, its only 8 minutes.  But, if you apply this, I guarantee nothing but success!

Oct 02, 2014
PA Boards 52: Epigastric Pain?
19:02

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today I want to share a clinical case of a 35 year old patient presenting with epigastric pain.  See if you can get the diagnosis in this patient.  Afterwards, Ill explain everything you need to know about the disease process. 

Sep 25, 2014
PA Boards 51: Intussusception
10:16

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to speak on intussusception.  Key points: triad of abdominal pain, vomiting, and currant jelly stool.  Bilious vomiting is a surgical condition until proven otherwise. Ultrasound is the first test which should be ordered. Contrast enema is diagnositic and therapeutic. 

Sep 19, 2014
PA Boards 50: Diabetic Pharmacotherapy
19:29

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to discuss how to treat type II diabetics.  Were going to go over the different drug regimens and their mechanism of action.  I'll also talk about what I do in clinical practice.

Sep 11, 2014
PA Boards 49: Cholecystitis / Cholangitis / Cholelithiasis
14:54

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to tackle three topics: cholecystitis, cholangitis, and cholelithiasis.  Well go over cause, symptoms, signs, diagnostic testing, and treatment. 

Sep 04, 2014
PA Boards 48: Cellulitis
19:36

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Todays talk is going to be on cellulitis. Definition, diagnosis, workup, and treatment.  Cellulitis is very common and very straight forward.  Don't forget to tweet me any questions you might have with hashtag #paboards and I'll go ahead and answer on my youtube channel!

Aug 28, 2014
PA Boards 47: Are You a Failure?
16:29

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Have you failed before?  How did it make you feel?  Listen, we all fail, and I mean ALL.  But, its not the failure that defines us, its how we respond or grow that defines our character.  Let me explain how you can turn a failure into success.  This is a very important concept for you to understand. 

Aug 22, 2014
PA Boards 46: Clinical Antibiotic Pharmacology
22:51

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com/Antibiotics - Visit the URL to download the lecture notes free!  Today were going to talk about when to use which antibiotics.  When will we choose penicillin, azithromycin, or moxifloxacin?  Lets try and break this down to make it as easy as possible!

Aug 14, 2014
PA Boards 45: Essential Tremor
13:03

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Todays talk is going to be about essential tremor.  Differentiating this from other forms of tremor ie Parkinsons, can be a challenge.  So, lets see how we can tell them apart.

Aug 07, 2014
Antibiotics !
03:39

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com/Antibiotics - Three part lecture series for you guys.  Check it out by going to the above URL.  You can also download the lecture notes for free over on the website.  This will be broken down into microbiology, pharmacology, and clinical applications.   Have a great day!

Jul 31, 2014
PA Boards 43: Oral Contraception Pills
17:32

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to discuss oral contraception pills.  Specifically, were going to touch on estrogen/progesterone pills.  How they work, their efficacy, contraindications, starting women on the pill, and possible side effects will all be discussed today.  Hopefully, this will make things a lot more clear for those of you starting women on oral contraception pills!

Jul 24, 2014
PA Boards 42: Amenorrhea/DUB/Cervical Cancer
20:09

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to talk about three topics: Amenorrhea, DUB, and cervical cancer.  I thought I would do it a little bit differently.  So, lets jump right in!

Jul 17, 2014
PA Boards 41: Community Acquired Pneumonia
18:18

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Todays topic will be community acquired pneumonia.  Lets go over the definitions, sign/symptoms, testing, and treatment plans.  When do we hospitalize?  Be aware streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common pathogen, regardless of the patient population.  Also, chest x-ray lag! Do not use this test to base treatment failure or success!

Jul 10, 2014
PA Boards 40: Pance/PANRE Review
07:01

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com/book - I am very excited to let you know I have finally released my PANCE/PANRE review book (ebook).  Go to the above URL so you can download the first chapter (cardiology) for free!  The price is set at $19.99 this week.  After next week, the price will go up to $29.99.  If there are any questions, please shoot me an email! AndrewReid@PhysicianAssistantBoards.com

Jul 08, 2014
PA Boards 39: SSRIs
17:00

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Today were going to be discussing SSRIs.  Well go over the pharmacology, adverese reactions, and seratonin syndrome.  This drug is so commonly prescribed, that the boards like to test you on this.  Also, you NEED to know about this medication if your in clinical practice!

Jun 26, 2014
PA Boards 38: What does it take to be successful?
22:14

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - This podcast has two purposes.  The first I take 5 minutes to let you know the PANCE review book is done.  The rest of the podcast is where I share my thoughts on becoming happy.  What does it take to be happy?  What does it take to become successful.  If you need a little kick in the butt, here it is. Change something in your life and get to where you want to be!

Jun 19, 2014
PA Boards 37: Musculoskeletal Review Questions
18:52

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Had a lot of feedback regarding the Q&A session done for cardiology.  So, I decided to do another one of those sessions with musculoskeletal.  Well go over some questions, and then go over the answers!

Jun 12, 2014
PA Boards 36: Gout
22:49

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Lets talk GOUT!  Signs, symptoms, testing,and treatment.  Remember HCTZ and ASA can increase uric acid levels. Losartan, vitamin C, and fenofibrate can actually lower uric acid levels.  But, listen to the show to get all the details, so you can pass the boards, but more importantly, help those in clinical practice!

Jun 05, 2014
PA Boards 35: Giant Cell Arteritis (temporal arteritis)
18:00

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Giant Cell Arteritis is a chronic vasculitis affecting medium and large sized vessels.  Always look for a patient over 50 with an elevated ESR.  This has never been documented in a patient under 50.  Lets go over the presentation, workup, and treatment.

May 29, 2014
PA Boards 34: Diabetic Neuropathy
19:16

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Did you know you can start to have diabetic neuropathy even with prediabetes?  Well, you can! Which is why it is so important to be able to recognize this condition. How do we screen? How do we diagnose?  But, most importantly, how do we treat these patients?  I'll go over all of these answers in this podcast.  Also, if you haven't already, make sure to check out my youtube channel and youtube.com/paboards :)

May 22, 2014
PA Boards 33: Cardiology Review Questions
17:29

PhysicianAssitantBoards.com - Today were going to do things a little bit differently.  Were going to go over some caridology Q&A.  Because I am writing a PANCE review book, I thought I'd share a sampling of the review questions that I have included in there for you.  I would love to send a copy of the first chapter to those who are interested.  If you are, shoot me an email @ andrewreid@physicianassistantboards.com or go over on the website and send me a message through the contact form.  The only requirement that I have is that you send me an email back with some feedback; what you liked or didn't liked about the chapter.  Thanks!

May 15, 2014
PA Boards 32: Generalized Anxiety Disorder
18:11

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Common things are common!  Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common psych diagnosis you will encounter in clinical practice, and on the boards.  Lets go over how to diagnose these patients, along with the proper treatment.  Ill also share some pearls regarding SSRIs that you need to be aware of!

May 08, 2014
PA Boards 31: Hepatic Cysts - PANCE Review Book
15:10

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Hepatic cysts wasn't something I learned too much about during school, but seeing as how I'v had two patients come in the past week, I thought it would be a perfect time to review this material.  Also, I am putting together a review book for you!  This will be the best review book out there, but I would love your suggestions!  Shoot me an email as to what you like and don't like about whats already out there at andrewreid@physicianassistantboards.com  or you can go on my website and let me know through the contact form.  Look forward to hearing from you!

May 01, 2014
PA Boards 30: Rheumatoid Arthritis
21:52

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Rheumatoid Arthritis is extremely common.  I have encountered this many times, and this can be a very debilitating disease.  As you know, the boards like to test common things, so make sure you know this information!

Apr 24, 2014
PA Boards 29: Hypertension in Pregnancy
20:28

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - How do we manage patients with high blood pressure during pregnancy?  Do we need to treat everyone?  Whats the threshhold for treatment?  Does treatment prevent preeclampsia?  Lets go over all of this!

Apr 17, 2014
PA Boards 28: Cocaine
23:32

Cocaine is used by 14 million people worldwide which is 3% of the global population 15-64 years of age!  This is a very commonly used drug, so make sure you know about it!  Well go over the pharmacology and how this drug can actually affect different organ systems.  Well also touch on how patients will present.  Lets learn cocaine!

Apr 10, 2014
PA Boards 27: Don't Keep Yourself From Success
04:46

We all have mental barriers.  We all think were not good enough.  But guess what, your wrong.  Once we can relieve ourselves and shove these false ideas out, we will become successful; we will become the best in whatever we want to do in life.  Please, I urge you to stop making excuses, and just DO!

Apr 03, 2014
PA Boards 26: Appendicitis
17:48

This is a complete overview of appendicitis.  I will walk you through the pathogensis, symptoms, physical exam findings, labs, imaging, and treatment of choice.  Lets make this as easy as possible for you, the physician assistant student, to diagnosis appendicitis.  Do not miss this life threatening disease!

Mar 27, 2014
PA Boards 25: Digoxin / Digitalis
19:25

PhysicianAssistantBoards.com - Lets go over everything you need to know about digoxin.  I made digoxin out to be this evil mythelogical drug that couldn't be understood while in school.  In reality, its very easy to understand.  After this podcast, you will know everything about digoxin!

Mar 20, 2014
PA Boards 24: Headache!
25:03

Diagnosing and treating headaches can definitely be a problem, especially for the physcian assistant student.  Thats not to say that even practicing clinicians breeze right through it.  But, today well go over how to diagnosis and how to treat these patients.  Its not as scary as you might think!

Mar 13, 2014
PA Boards 23: Ectopic Pregnancy
20:21

Ectopic pregnancy.  Most will occur in fallopian tube. Risk factors include prior ectopic pregnancy, tubal ligation,and infection.  Triad of amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain. Diagnosed with HCG and ultrasound. Treamtent include observation, methotrexate, surgery.  Lets go over all these details to help you prepare for you physician assistant exam!

Mar 06, 2014
PA Boards 22: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
18:22

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.  Lets review the clinical picture, the diagnosis, and the treatment.  Sexually transmitted diseases are incredibly common, therefore knowing this is beneficial to all clinicians. 

Feb 27, 2014
PA Boards 21: Herpes Zoster
16:37

Herpes zoster is so common.  What do physician assistant students need to take away from this disease? Well, we will go over the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.

Feb 20, 2014
PA Boards 20: Vitamin B12 Deficiency
13:37

Vitamin B12 deficiency.  What is the most common etiology? How will these patients present? How do we diagnose?  Lastly, how do we treat these patients?  Everything you need to know about B12 deficiency

Feb 13, 2014
PA Boards 19: Insulin Dosing
0

Lets talk about when to start insulin, but most importantly how to dose insulin.  Hopefully things will make a lot more sense on how to get your patients started on insulin

Feb 06, 2014
PA Boards 18: Neonatal Hyperbilirubemia
20:55

Lets discuss physiologic, brest feeding, breast milk, and pathologic jaundice.  Also, what are we going to do with these patients?

Jan 30, 2014
Everything Pregnancy!
27:04

How to manage a pregnancy from the first trimester to the third trimester

Jan 16, 2014
PA Boards 16: Acute Kidney Injury
19:01

How are we going to differentiate between pre-renal, intrinsic, and post-renal failure?

Jan 09, 2014
PA Boards 15: Choosing the Right Imaging Modality
13:16

When are you supposed to order what imaging study?

Jan 02, 2014
PA Boards 14: Antibiotics
22:05

Quick pharmacology review of antibiotics.  Know your contraindications!

Dec 26, 2013
PA Boards 13: High Yield EKG and Murmurs
13:46

Rapid Fire High Yield Content Today

Dec 18, 2013
PA Boards 12: Everything Lipids
17:01

Pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment

Dec 11, 2013
PA Boards 11: Whats the point of it all?
09:43

Why do we put in countless hours and go through so many sleepless nights?

Dec 07, 2013
PA Boards 10: Dyspnea workup
09:44

Dont forget to divide the causes into acute or chronic to guide your differential

Dec 02, 2013
PA Boards 09: PE Diagnosis
12:23

How to work up the dreaded pulmonary embolism

Nov 30, 2013
PA Boards 08: Cushings Syndrom/Disease
14:57

What is it, how do we diagnose it, and how do we treat it?

Nov 23, 2013
PA Boards 07: What the heck is Hypothyroidism?
15:18

Primary, Central, and Subclinical hypothyroidism - what are they and how do we treat them?

Nov 20, 2013
PA Boards 06: The Menstrual Cycle
12:41

Today we will go over the physiology of the menstrual cycle.  Its easier than you think!

Nov 18, 2013
PA Boards 05: Pneumonia
15:14

Lets talk Pneumonia!

Nov 13, 2013
PA Boards 04: Dyspepsia
14:30

Epigastric pain and what to do about it?

Nov 09, 2013
PA Boards 03: CHF
24:27

Here we dive into all the details you need to know about CHF

Nov 05, 2013
PA Boards 02: Chest Pain
23:26

In this session, I review a general apprach to the person complaining of chest pain.  Before you can say this patient, has a benign etiology, you must first rule out the dangerous causes of cehst pain.

Oct 31, 2013
PA Boards 01: Antihypertensive Medications
14:33

In this session of the PA Boads podcast, I take some time to speak about the following hypertensive medications: Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, ACE Inhibitors/ARBs, and Diuretics.

Oct 27, 2013