Practice of Medicine

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Patient Dies after Doctor’s Office Visit

March 13, 2015

The Case:

This 64 year old male complained to his primary care physician (PCP) of nausea and vomiting, fatigue, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, increased thirst, and discomfort in his chest. The patient had no pre-existing health problems, no history of alcohol or cigarette abuse, and his BMI was normal. However, his last visit to his PCP was four years prior to this one.

His in-office blood …

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