Vascular warts can be messy to remove. Luckily, and old-fashioned trick can make wart removal easier.
It's not very exact to use Hoamn's sign or a calf squeeze to diagnose phlebitis in cardiovascular patient. Here's another way.
Geriatric anorexia might be a sign of illness—or simple oral discomfort
Geriatric patients can get agitated in response to sedation. How do you respond?
Distinguish Amebic Colitis from E coli infection faster
Advice for getting aspirin into older patients
A tip for identifying pinworm infections in pediatric patients.
Young children are usually fearful of the otoscope and tongue depressor in the hands of a physician. To ease their fears, I give the otoscope to their mother and stand close behind her and examine the throat.
Slightly altering Dr Michael W. Kahn's article for hospital-based physicians, "Etiquette-Based Medicine," for the outpatient setting helps me develop rapport with patients.
Here's a tip for dealing with patients who are hard of hearing and either don't have hearing aids or don't have them in at the time, usually while they are inpatients in the hospital. Take your stethoscope and let them wear the earpieces.