David S. Reitman, MD

Articles

Oral Contraceptives: Five Vignettes Illustrate Dx and Rx Problems-- and Solutions

April 01, 2007

Oral Contraceptives: Five Vignettes Illustrate Dx and Rx Problems-- and Solutions

Obese Adolescent With Knee Pain

December 31, 2006

Tanisha, 12 years old, comes to your office with left knee pain. Her father says she has complainedfor about 10 days, but she insists that the pain began about 3 weeks ago. When askedabout the quality of the pain, she responds by saying, “It just hurts.” She denies any injury ordiscomfort involving the hip or ankle and direct trauma to the knee. She rarely plays sportsor games that involve intense running or other physical activity. There is no recent history offever or respiratory or GI symptoms.

Adolescent Medicine Update

July 01, 2006

Rates of gonorrhea and chlamydial infection are highest among females 15 to 24 years old. Annual screening of all sexually active adolescents is warranted.

"Club" Drugs 101: Substance Use and Abuse for 21st Century Clinicians

June 01, 2005

Over the past 5 to 10 years, there has been an increasing incidence of synthetic club drug use that has quietly permeated the adolescent and young adult culture. This review of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, and methamphetamine, provides a basic introduction to help practitioners get up to speed.