Practice of Medicine

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Copy and Paste Documentation Creates A Problematic Defense

November 26, 2013

A middle aged man presented to his primary care physician’s (PCP) office with symptoms of panic attacks, intermittent chest and lower jaw pain. The patient was overweight, had hypertension, high cholesterol, an enlarged heart, drank alcohol daily, and smoked. A week later he called back with symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain radiating to the neck, shoulders and jaw. The physician’s …

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