“This 17-year-old boy is here for a physical exam,” the nurse says, handing me the chart. “He hasn’t been in for 2 years. He needs his meningitis vaccine to start college this fall. His mother’s out in the waiting room. Oh, and there’s a sticky note posted inside: looks like his father died this past spring.” more»
Interested readers can now access my latest Art of Medicine column — Father wounds: Dealing with loss — recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Please note that all of my previously published Art of Medicine pieces can now be accessed here.