is my blood pressure too high
Is my blood pressure too high?

196/112…this blood pressure is way too high for anyone, much less a patient with a past medical history that included cardiovascular disease in the form of strokes and heart attacks. What was causing this elevation, since he was taking his medicine as recommended? Hypertension Hypertension affects 1/3 of American adults over age 20: 7% of […]

lumbar vertebra model - orthopedic surgeon
NP Roles: Spotlight on Orthopedic Surgery

Have you ever seen the YouTube video, “orthopedia vs anesthesia”? It was posted in 2011 (the year I graduated with my FNP) and has 1.6 million views. It’s a 3 ½ minute-long hilarious (and possibly offensive?) interaction between an orthopedic surgeon and the head of anesthesia, wherein the surgeon insists on fixing a fracture. The […]

Who taught you THAT!?

We all have skills. Some are more interpersonal, some physical. Some will happily read a room and make sales pitches and win and others will get the door slammed in their face. Some people like me will crash their bike just getting it out of the rack, and others can go for Tour de France-level […]