Monthly Archives: April 2017

Interplay of Mindsets of Physicians and Patients in Medical Decision Making

The decision-making on what a patient should receive in terms of medical management especially if he is awake and of sound mind is a result of integration and balancing of the mind-set of the physician and that of the patient … Continue reading

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Contrasting Circumcision Issues in Two Adults

One adult after having a dorsal slit circumcision during childhood wanted restoration of the foreskin coverage of the glans penis no matter what.  He felt “mutilated” and claimed decreased sensitivity in the glans penis. With restoration of the foreskin coverage of … Continue reading

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Chronic Bursitis on the Heel

Patient with chronic bursitis with the bursa transformed into a solid mass (no more fluid inside).   Ultrasound showed mass superficial to the Achilles tendon.  Conservative treatment have failed.  Removal of the chronic bursitis was resorted to. Fibrocollagenous tissue with … Continue reading

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Surface Hematomas and Ecchymosis

Both surface hematomas and ecchymosis are signs of bleeding on and underneath the skin. An ecchymosis is a purple or red discoloration of the skin due to leakage of red blood cells from small ruptured vessels (smaller versions are called … Continue reading

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History of Medicine and Medical Practices

History of Medicine and Medical Practices [I wrote this TPOR (Thoughts, Perceptions, Opinions, and Recommendations) in the process of doing a study on the history of medicine as it applies to the development of a basic-generalist physician.  I tried to … Continue reading

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Faith Healing

(I wrote this TPOR (Thoughts, Perceptions, Opinions, and Recommendations) in the process of doing a study on the history of medicine as it applies to the development of a basic-generalist physician.  I tried to see what are the medical practices … Continue reading

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ROJoson Network of Physicians in the Philippines

April 11, 2017 (Holy Monday), I had a cellphone call from a relative of a patient residing in Batangas City.  Her sister-patient was in severe pain.  The patient has recurrent widespread thyroid cancer and has been under my supervision for … Continue reading

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