Author | C. Andrew Schroeder, MD

Articles

My High-risk Flu Patients Get Antibiotics, and Here’s Why

March 11, 2020

Of course they get oseltamivir--but our author has been adding azithromycin for his high-risk patients since the 2015-16 season. He explains why.

Pertussis and Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate: One Physician's Experience

March 03, 2020

The prevalence of pertussis has waxed and waned over the years, but this physician still has one piece of advice to parents who decide not to vaccinate their children: "Please, just do it." 

Components and Health Consequences of Electronic Cigarettes

September 19, 2019

A pulmonologist summarizes key research and guidance on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes. 

The Exercise Prescription: What Should the Patient Do? And How Much is Enough?

June 12, 2019

Patients know that regular exercise is important but often need guidance on what's best. A pulmonologist advises on how to asses individual needs, utilize guidelines, and create a plan.

Choking and Chest Tightness: Asthma or Something Else?

May 07, 2019

A 37-year-old man recently was diagnosed with asthma and prescribed a dry-powder inhaler. He says it's not working and actually making his symptoms worse. What's wrong?

Impact of Food Choice on Asthma Symptoms

April 08, 2019

Are GMOs safe for patients with asthma? What about Chinese food? Or high fructose corn syrup? Before you shake your head, read this slideshow. 

Why Physicians Fire Patients: My Informal Survey

January 03, 2019

Only 1 respondent to this physician’s poll had never discharged a patient. Those who had cited abusive behavior, dangerous noncompliance, intuition, and more.

A Severe Asthma Pop Quiz: 5 Tricky Questions

November 27, 2018

Sample: What are the 3 most common biomarkers used when considering which biologic medication to use in severe asthma?