You are on clinic call. A 19yo woman calls asking for advice. She finished her last pack of birth control pills two weeks ago and did not pick up a refill. Last night she had sex with her boyfriend without using contraception. She does not wish to be pregnant. What can you recommend to reduce her risk of pregnancy?
OCPs are the most popular form of contraception overall. How effective are they? What are the contraindications? What should patients do if they miss a dose?
“Putting unintended pregnancies on LARC down” – Dr Berk
To understand how estrogen/progestin-based contraception works, we need to review the roles these hormones have in the menstrual cycle.
Should we ever order a screening UA on an asymptomatic child? What’s the best screening test for proteinuria in DM? What medications help control proteinuria in adult patients with HTN or DM?
Just how common is primary aldosteronism anyway? Is an aldosterone-renin ratio the best screening test for primary aldosteronism, or is it something else? How often should we think about screening?
How do we differentiate reflux from dyspepsia? What are the alarm features for GERD and dyspepsia? When should we test for H.pylori?
What’s the most common cause of a limp? Why is septic arthritis considered an emergency? When should we think about Lyme disease as the cause of a limp?
Check out this week’s mystery rash! What is it? What causes it? And how do we treat it?
How does A1C relate to microvascular complications? Which medications cause glucosuria? Which medications lower the risk of macrovascular complications?