For a soon-to-be licensed medical doctor, it is very important to be confident in facing all the patients that come and go. Even though we are at our most hectic and ‘toxic’ day, we still have to make it to the point that we look professionally as we need to be.
But wait, the million-dollar question for this is how to be confident then, the very first thing.
There are a lot of ways to be. First is to have ourselves the most of the knowledge we could get in our everyday tasks. Since we are having different patients every day, and each has different cases, we need to be prepared by then so we won’t look like a dumb talking to our patients with nonsense stuff.
Second is that, we should not just address what the problems — or the illnesses of our patients be, but treating them as a whole individual — considering other factors that would contribute to the possible causes of their health problems. For instance, emotions of our patients often affect their health, it is better to address to it also — try to understand them more deeply and treat those factors as well accordingly.
Third is to cope up with our own health by taking some rest and eating healthy foods. Food supplements are also recommended for us now especially that during duty days, we can’t avoid having a grip of those really inviting greasy fast foods.
There are many ways for people to rejuvenate their bodies, and they can get a number of services that will help them look and feel their best. People can get liposuction, tummy tucks and other procedures that will help to improve the patient’s body overnight.
People can get many different facials that will help them appear more young and full of life. These procedures can be done on a regular schedule to make sure that they always look their best. There are many times when these procedures can be scheduled with the same technician to make sure that the service is the same at all times.
When people are getting ready for these surgeries, they can consult with the surgeon to make sure that they are ready to go through the procedure. These surgeries can help people look amazing, but they have risks. The patient needs to speak with their doctor before the surgery, and the patient can get ready to recover from the surgery as best as possible.
Every person who wants to make a change to their appearance can do a great deal when they work with an office that offers every one of the procedures above to patients who need them.
Here’s a case assigned to me during my Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) rotation. Can you guys help me out in answering the questions?
CASE: A 25 year old male factory worker was seen at the out-patient department because of nasal congestion.
History of Present Illness: History started 1 year prior to consult when the patient started to experience occasional difficulty in breathing on both nostrils often accompanied with sneezing and morning sniffles. He would also complain of watery and itchy eyes .Nasal discharge is often clear and watery. He works in a garment factory in Bulacan.
Review of systems:
- Occasional anosmia
- Occasional nasal pain and headache
Past Medical History: He had asthma until age 12; Denies any food or drug allergies
– Hypertension – father
– Psoriasis – brother
Anterior rhinoscopy: pale and boggy turbinates, with clear discharge from both nostrils
Oral Cavity: (+) postnasal drip cobblestoning
Here are the questions:
- What is your initial impression?
- What are your differentials?
- What other pertinent information do you wish to gather from your patient’s history and why?
- What diagnostic tests can you request to help you in your diagnosis?
- What are your expected results in the tests?
- What can you recommend to your patient to alleviate his symptoms?
- How would you manage our patient?
- What is the ARIA classification?