Apply information from the Aquifer Case Study to answer the following discussion questions:
- Discuss the Mr. Payne’s history that would be pertinent to his musculoskeletal problem. Include chief complaint, HPI, Social, Family and Past medical history that would be important to know.
- Describe the physical exam and diagnostic tools to be used for Mr. Payne. Are there any additional you would have liked to be included that were not?
- Please list 3 differential diagnoses for Mr. Payne and explain why you chose them. What was your final diagnosis and how did you make the determination?
- What plan of care will Mr. Payne be given at this visit, include drug therapy and treatments; what is the patient education and follow-up?
Aquifer case titled “Family Medicine 10: 45-year-old man with low back pain”