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Listening by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I suppose it sounds cliche or even drab to repeat the phrase: “It is important to listen”. But listen. In medical recruiting, listening is vital. Our client ... Read on »
Day of Prayer prayer by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine God our Father in Heaven We praise You for Your glory, love and mercy. We thank you for calling us to serve our neighbor helping them through injury and illness. ... Read on »
Little League Baseball: Lessons in Health and Recruitment by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been accused of stretching conversational associations too far.  In fact, friends have said, “Where did you come up with that…we were talking about (such and such) ... Read on »
What color is an M? by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “What color is an M?” was a interview question posed by a rehab director.  He wanted to take the candidate off their prepared set answer platform and see how they would re ... Read on »
A case of vertigo by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine History: A 48 y.o women complains of dizziness/vertigo for two days.  Symptoms worsen with activity including head movements and bending forward.  She also complains of sw ... Read on »
Another case of dizziness / near fainting by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine History: A 29 y.o. female c/o one week history of dizziness.  She reports 2 month history of irregular periods.  Other symptoms include racing heart on and off for 3 weeks ... Read on »
Cost Analysis of Hiring Temporary Full Service Medical Recruiting by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are main two indications to use a full service professional recruiting process. To justify the cost of full service recruiting, the cost of a critical position ... Read on »
Swollen Lymph Nodes by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When swollen lymph nodes in the neck, above the clavicles (collarbone) or in the axilla (armpit) occur there are a few immediate questions we need to answer. Is the ... Read on »
Physical Therapy salary with or without bonus. by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Which is better: a higher salary without bonus or a lower salary with bonus incentives? A Physical Therapy student recently asked this question as they were planning ... Read on »
Professional Medical Recruiting by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In Late 2009,  Northview Medical Group officially became Northview Health Solutions LLC.  No big deal.  Just a name change and some letters behind it. Well, there is m ... Read on »
Working diagnosis: Lupus by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A 55 y.o. man presents with the following intermittent symptoms over the past year: fatigue multiple joint aches multiple areas of muscle ache facial ra ... Read on »
What is your diagnosis? by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A 55 y.o. man presents with the following intermittent symptoms over the past year: fatigue multiple joint aches multiple areas of muscle ache facial ra ... Read on »
New drug for stroke prevention by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The FDA is considering a new drug -Dabigatran – for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients. Dabigatran inhibits thrombin and is reported to be as saf ... Read on »
LUTS and ED by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A 45 y.o. male presents with urinary urgency, dribbling and frequency worsening for several months.  He also complains of difficulty maintaining an erection. No fever, ... Read on »
Campylobacter jejuni by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Campylobacter jejuni is a bacteria which can cause infectious diarrhea. Symptoms may include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea – sometimes bloody. Occas ... Read on »
Mesothelioma by Tom Plamondon 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Used throughout the 20th century, a naturally occurring mineral known as asbestos was utilized in a variety of building applications. Commonly found in piping, flooring, ... Read on »
Exenatide (Byetta ®) by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Exenatide (Byetta ®) is an analog of the incretin hormone GLP-1 available by prescription only. Actions: stimulates insulin secretion ( pancreas beta cells ... Read on »
Strep throat indicators by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have been doing a clinical study of indicators for strep throat. Our initial results show that the 4 symptoms or signs which most typically  indicate strep throat ar ... Read on »
Lavender for allergies by Tom Plamondon Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A friend of mine told me about using Lavender for allergies.  Here’s how she does it: Take a bottle Young Living lavender oil and place 8 drops of oil into a vegetabl ... Read on »