Family Medicine Pages

Procedures

Punch Biopsy

Consent form, equipment list, and procedure note for punch biopsy.

Lipoma Removal

Consent form, equipment list, and procedure note for lipoma removal.

Skin Biopsy

Consent form, equipment list, and procedure note for incisional (partial) and excisional (complete) skin biopsies.

Newborn Circumcision

Consent form, post procedure handout, equipment list, pre-procedure prep, and procedure note.

Vasectomy

Consent form, equipment list, room setup, patient information, and procedure note.

IUD Removal

Consent, equipment list, and procedure note.

Cryotherapy

Consent form, equipment list, procedure note, and references (AAFP article).

Suture Tips

Suture removal time periods, needle types, and other useful suture tidbits.

Colposcopy

Consent form, equipment list, procedure note, quick reference cards, and Reid’s index.

Equipment Images

Reference page with names and pictures for all procedure equipment referenced on the site.

Patient Information

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a very common harmless skin condition appearing as small, whitish bumps on the upper arms and thighs, especially of children and young adults. Individual lesions of keratosis pilaris begin when a hair follicle becomes plugged with keratin, a protein found in skin, hair, and nails. Who’s At Risk Keratosis pilaris can affect…

Picky Eating

Adapted (partially verbatim) from Am Fam Physician. 2015 Aug 15;92(4):274-278. Kids don’t need as much food as you think! One way children start to show their independence is by choosing what they want to eat. You should make meal times as pleasant as possible. The amount of calories and nutrition a child needs is less…

Eczema Home Treatment Plan

“The itch that rashes.” Managing the symptoms at home can seem can seem daunting, but patients can take control of this condition with changes to the daily routine and a stepwise approach when symptoms worsen. Prevention (do this every day, always): Apply moisturizer twice a day. Ointment – most effective, greasy, hard to apply. Won’t…

Contraception Informational Handouts

PDFs handouts about birth control choices, how to start and switch contraception methods, emergency contraception, and rules about abortions at military facilities.

Orthopedic Handouts

PDFs of handouts from The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor, and Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care.

Clinician Information


Misoprostol Only Protocol for Management of Early Pregnancy Loss

This protocol was useful when stationed in Sasebo, Japan, for managing missed abortions. The Japanese clinics did not have access to these medications and could only offer mechanical evacuation. Our clinic only had access to misoprostol (not mifepristone). Before you start this, it’s critical to know your backup plan in case of serious bleeding. Credit…

Clomiphene (Clomid) to Induce Ovulation

Adapted (partially verbatim) from LexiComp. How to take it: 50 mg once daily for 5 days. Begin on or about the fifth day of cycle if progestin-induced bleeding is scheduled or spontaneous uterine bleeding occurs prior to therapy. Therapy may be initiated at anytime in patients with no recent uterine bleeding. Contraindications Hypersensitivity to clomiphene…