Sunday, June 13, 2021


Pediatrician About to Call Surgery to Lay Hands on Another Punky-Looking Kiddo

2AM, KNOXVILLE, TN - According to seventh floor pediatrics ward sources, local pediatrician and hospitalist Dr. Jerry Dirkins is about to call for another surgery consult on a patient who looks a little "punky"...
confused resident

AAP Announces New Screening Tool for Resident Developmental Delays

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has responded to a request from the American Medical Association (AMA) and constructed a new screening tool for recognition what the AMA designated as “residency developmental...

Local Pediatric Clinic Finds It Can Cut Visit Time Down by Skipping All Those...

With insurance company reimbursements plummeting like doctors jumping off five story parking complexes, appointments must be at least 35% shorter. A local innovative practice is leading the way with 3.5 minute appointments. The solution?...
fast train

Tips: How to Perform a Spinal Tap on a Moving Train

I have to admit: spinal taps (lumbar punctures) are not one of my favorite procedures to perform.  I’m fairly certain our patients don’t enjoy them either.  Now imagine performing the procedure on a high-speed...