I was well versed with the patient’s medical history and current treatment, as I was the Long Call IM PGY – II Resident who supervised the medical intern when this patient was being downgraded from the ICU to the medical floor on 5/20/17 (and even suggested to the medical intern to add in her notes that the patient would benefit from statins, ACE inhibition and Spironolactone given CAD, CVA and HFrEF (LVEF < 35%.) The medical team subsequently started the patient on Atorvastatin 40 MG PO QHS, Lisinopril 10 MG PO QD and Spironolactone 12.5 MG PO QD.
Physical Examination: General: The patient is an alert, oriented male appearing his stated age. He appears to be in moderate distress. Vital signs: blood pressure 132/78 and pulse 68 and regular. Temperature is 38.56 oC (101.4 oF). HEENT:Normocephalic, atraumatic. Pupils were equal, round, and reactive to light. Ears are clear. Throat is normal. Neck: The neck is supple with no carotid bruits. Lungs: The lungs are clear to auscultation and percussion. Heart: Regular rate and rhythm. Abdomen:Bowel sounds are normal. There is rebound tenderness with maximal discomfort on palpation in the right lower quadrant. Extremities: No clubbing, cyanosis, or edema.
African American male that is seen today for followup post hospital discharge. He is a 48-year-old gentleman with complicated cardiac history as well as neurological history including congestive heart failure. History of strokes 01/2017, possible sick sinus syndrome. He has an implanted pacemaker that was placed in 06/2017, as well as hypertension. He was taken to the Central Hospital on 09/01 with presentation of chest pain, noted to be around his pacemaker site. He identified being in seizure and suddenly felt chest pain with shortness of breath, and was offered nitro, he developed headaches and dyspnea post nitro treatment, of note is that the EKG that was obtained during that process, did not identify any pacemaker spike despite having a
States that it started 3 days back and uses oxygen at home. States that he is a former smoker and laying on his back feels better. Also says he has a list of medication, more than 20. Pt has a history of COPD, CHF, DM,morbid obesity, HTN, HLM, hypothyroid, and sleep apnea. Has no accessory muscle use. CC is shortness of breath. Assessment is that there is no deformities or trauma of the head or neck area. Chest shows no signs of deformities or trauma. The abdominal area is tender and warm to the touch. Pelvis and back was not assessed. The upper and lower extremities show signs of low circulation and swelling. PMS=4. I helped with placing the BP cuff on the left arm and attaching it to the monitor. First vitals were recorded. O2 was given by the Nurse and then Albuterol by nebulizer. After 30 minutes, I assisted the Nurse and other hospital workers in moving the PT to a bigger bed. Second set of vitals were recorded. After becoming stable the Pt was moved up to the floor.
Patient “DD” is a 56-year-old woman who was admitted to a nearby hospital for respiratory failure. With the only previous medical history being chronic bronchitis, she was diagnosed upon admission with COPD, anemia, hypoxia, moderate anxiety, and dyspnea.
The patient tells me his last visit with Peter Dourdoufis, MD was just last week. I do not yet have a note from that visit. He says that he underwent an EKG and a stress test evaluation. To his knowledge, everything was okay, but he actually has an appointment tomorrow with Dr. Dourdoufis to review everything. No medication changes have been made per his report. He tells me that his blood pressures have been in a good range. Here today, his blood pressure is 126/76. He is not having problems with chest pain, shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion or lower extremity swelling. He is still working
The patient Matt is a 19-year-old Caucasian male that was admitted to the unit and being treated for lethargy, excessive thirst, recent unexpected weight loss, fever and frequent urination. Patient is uninsured, a college athlete (runs 3-5 miles a day on the cross country team), works 16 hours a week on the night shift, lives with five of males and says his diet consist of fast food, prepackaged meals and admits to having 3-4 beers, 3-4 day a week and has an allergy to penicillin (hives) and sulfa drugs. Patient was treated for a UTI once 3 months ago. The patient’s current vital signs are: temperature of 101.6F, heart rate of 99, respiratory rate of 22, blood pressure of 119/76, SaO2 99% on
He reported that he had a cardiac cath done at Tampa General Hospital this year with no intervention. He has had a history of hypertension since the age of 19. He was not adherent to medications, but for the last three years, he has been adherent to all his medical care. No history of stroke or peripheral vascular
Chweyah, dated 08/11/2017, indicated that the claimant presented for a follow-up visit after his discharge from the hospital on 08/08/2017. He was admitted on 08/04/2017 due to normocytic anemia, pain in both knees, starvation ketoacidosis, hypertension, gout with tophus, and duodenitis. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed erythematous duodenopathy, erythematous mucosa in the antrum, and small hiatal hernia. He had a colonoscopy which revealed internal hemorrhoids. Objective findings showed blood pressure of 112/86 with a pulse of 105. He was diagnosed with quadriceps weakness, pain in both knees, normocytic anemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stable chronic kidney disease stage III, and bilateral impacted cerumen. It was noted that he can return to work on 08/16/2017 with limitations of not standing for more than 10 minutes at a time for 1
He was admitted to the ICU because he had surgery to redone his stoma He was intubated because of respiratory failure after his abdominal surgery. his condition is very critical because the fluid from his wound vac and colostomy is dark red and patient is in distress. He was on constant monitoring for a change in his
Lungs: Clear to auscultation bilaterally. No wheezes, rales, or rhonchi. Symmetric chest expansion. Breathing nonlabored. Diminished breath sounds in all lung fields. Resonant to percussion.
At today's visit he is accompanied by his daughters. He is awake, alert and oriented. He complains of angina and reports that he took a nitro but it was not effect. I instructed him to take another
A review of his medical record indicates that he suffers from COPD-chronic-oxygen dependent. He suffers from an old CVA with left hemiplegia as a result he spends most of his days in bed. He has a history of seizure disorder that is stable with medication, he has not had a recent seizures. He also suffers from sleep apnea-uses CPAP at night.