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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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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PhilHealth Procedure Case Rates

PHILHEALTH PROCEDURE CASE RATES PhilHealth Members – Know your benefits under PhilHealth Procedure Case Rates Here is the list (I am still using this list since 2014 – I really don’t know if there is an updated list – but … Continue reading

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