Mock Trials is a Valuable Tool

See You in Court: Practice and Documentation Change from a Mock Trial

Urgent message: “Mock trials” are a valuable tool to help urgent care providers offer better medical care, record more appropriate documentation, and learn about medical proceedings. Michael Weinstock, MD; Kaetha Frost, DO; Heath Jolliff, DO; Amal Mattu, MD; Seth McIntire, DO; Marc Calvert, JD; Mark Kitrick, JD; and Matt Delaney, MD ABSTRACT Background The risk of medicolegal action following an emergency department visit is a source of misinformation and stress for clinicians. Objective To determine if viewers of a mock trial think it will result in a change in practice …
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A 60-Year-Old Woman with Dark, Painful Plaques on Her Legs

The patient is a 60-year-old woman who presents to urgent care after developing dark areas over both legs over the course of the past few days. They are extremely painful. On examination, there were violaceous and dark brown, retiform plaques, some depressed and some crusted, over the legs. The patient has a history of diabetes, hypertension, and chronic renal insufficiency for which she required hemodialysis. View the image and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be …
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Hallux or Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain, Male Foot Pain

Case Report: Reoccurring Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain

Urgent message: Acute or chronic hallux pain is a common complaint in urgent care. Due to the structure, several diagnoses can have similar presentation on history and exam. With this discussion, we examine a sesamoid stress injury. Sergio P. Ramoa, MD, MS INTRODUCTION The tibial (medial) and fibular (lateral) sesamoids are contained within the flexor hallucis brevis tendons along the metatarsal head.1 They have several roles such as absorbing weight, helping glide and reducing friction of the tendons, and improving flexion strength. X-rays of injuries can sometimes be nonconclusive. Approximately …
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Case of a Nonhealing ‘Sunburn’ on a Toddler

Urgent message: Rashes are a common ailment, and their etiology can have overlapping appearances. In a case where rash does not improve with treatment, it is often necessary to reconsider the differential. Sergio Ramoa MD, MS INTRODUCTION It is common for providers to have difficulty diagnosing patients who present with rash due to the diverse appearances, as well as overlapping similarities, of different etiologies. Due to the extensive nature of rashes, this article will focus on pediatric rashes that tend to develop in late winter and early spring, as well …
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A Novel Method for Blinding Reviewers to Gender of Proceduralists for the Purposes of Gender Bias Research

Urgent message Gender bias, whether overt or subconscious, may be to blame for disparities in hiring practices, salary, and advancement in medical schools, the urgent care setting, and any healthcare workplace. Recognizing the value of gender-neutral assessment may not only “even the playing field,” but increase the likelihood of identifying the best candidates for clinical positions. Michael Pallaci, DO; Jennifer Beck-Esmay, MD; Adam R. Aluisio, MD, MSc; Michael Weinstock, MD; Allen Frye, NP; Ashley See, DO; and Jeff Riddell, MD Citation: Pallaci M, Beck-Esmay J, Aluisio AR, Weinstock M, Frye …
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