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Outpatient Osteoarthritis / Low Back Pain (Mr. Smitherman)

Outpatient Osteoarthritis / Low Back Pain (Mr. Smitherman)

 Debra Bynum, MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Mandi Sehgal,MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
 Amit Shah, MD; Carol Howe, MD, MLS; Kathryn Callahan, MD; Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH; Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:50pm
Date Updated:  
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:50pm

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You are seeing a longstanding patient in your preceptor’s clinic for routine follow up. 

Mr. Smitherman is an 87-year-old active man who lives independently with his wife. He is a retired accountant who continues to volunteer at the local food pantry. You met him at his last visit to the office 3 months ago for a routine visit for his hypertension. 
Today his chief complaint is of worsening low back pain for the last week and a half. 






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Debra Bynum, MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Mandi Sehgal,MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Outpatient Osteoarthritis / Low Back Pain (Mr. Smitherman). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from:

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