Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ten (10) Reasons Why Patients Visit the Doctor

August 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

Here are the top ten (10) reasons why patients visit the doctor as observed by MDC-Atlanta: 1. Headaches and debilitating musculo-skeletal Pain 2. Acute Injury due to trauma 3. Acute infection, i.e. cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infections, etc 4) Abnormal skin lesion, i.e. rash, abnormal growth on skin, […]

Assurance in Accuracy of Pap Smear and Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine at MDC

August 24th, 2013 (No Comments)

Typically, when a patient visits a clinician for laboratory medicine evaluation, i.e. pap smear, cellular or tissue biopsy, blood or body fluid testing, the medical laboratory that receives the sample is relatively dependent on the clinical office staff, non-laboratory staff member at hospital, and/or physician for appropriate collection of test sample, accuracy of labeling  test […]

August 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)