Ms. Jones is a pleasant 28-year-old, single, African American, female. She presents to the office today for a physical examination and with a chief complaint of right foot pain after a recent injury. She is the primary source of history obtained in addition to the use of her available medical record. She is able to maintain good eye contact and clear speech throughout the interview process, as she provides all information freely.
Ms. Jones is alert and oriented, with relaxed posture during the assessment process. Her mood appears to be stable, and she does not appear to be in any distress. Her immediate and remote memory appear to be intact. She appears to have good hygiene and is dressed appropriately for the current weather and occasion.
Chief Complaint: “I got this scrape on my foot a while ago, and I thought it would heal up on its own, but now it’s looking pretty nasty. And the pain is killing me!”
History of Present Illness
Ms. Jones presents today for a physical examination and with report of a scrape to the ball of her right foot. She reports that she obtained the scrape 1 week ago when she tripped going down the stairs and scraped her bare foot on the edge of the step. She reports bleeding at the time of injury, and shares that she has been washing the wound with soap and water twice daily (morning and night), and that she has been using Neosporin prior to keeping it bandaged. She added that she sometimes uses peroxide and then rinses the area when it is irritated. She reports that the scrape is not healing on its own, “is not looking well”, and is causing her pain. Her current pain level is a 7/10, and she describes the pain as “throbbing” and “sharp” when weight is applied. She reports that her entire right foot feels some pain, but the pain is the worst at the center/ball of her foot. She added that the pain also radiates up her ankle. She has not been able to walk due to this pain. She has been taking Tramadol 100 mg three times daily for pain, but feels that this only alleviates the pain for a few hours. She reports that the area has been red and swollen with noted pus, heat, and increased pain over the last 2 days ago. She denies noted odor.
· Tramadol 50 mg tablets. Taking 2 tablets (100 mg Total) 3 times daily for pain.
· Proventil Inhaler 90 mg 2- 3 puffs 2-3 times per week for asthma symptoms.
· Advil 200 mg tablets. Taking 3 tablets (600 mg Total) up to 3 times daily for menstrual cramps.
· Patient self-discontinued Metformin and birth control pill use 3 years ago.
· She denies use of any other vitamins, supplements, or additional OTC medications.
· Penicillin (Rash/Hives. Last occurring in childhood)
· Cats (Itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing)
· Dust (Itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing)
· Denies Food Allergies.
· Denies Latex Allergies.
· Denies Seasonal Allergies.
· Type 2 Diabetes: Diagnoses at age 24. Has a glucometer, but does not currently monitor her blood glucose due to feeling it is a hassle. Not currently taking prescribed medication. Was taking Metformin when first diagnosed but discontinued taking this 3 years ago due to not liking it. Does not follow a specific diabetic diet. Tries to make healthy choices. Avoids excess carbohydrate and sugar intake (drinks diet versus regular soda). Does not monitor her salt intake. She reports increased appetite, thirst, and water intake. Reports unintentional weight loss of 10 lbs. over the last month. She also reports more frequent urination.
· Asthma: Diagnosed as a child at age 2. Reports chest & throat tightness, wheezing, and feels that she can’t take in enough air into her lungs during attacks. Reports dust, cats, and exercise (such as running up the stairs) make breathing worse. Reports showering helps with symptoms when exposed to cats. She reports that her asthma attacks are rare, and that the last attack resulted in hospitalization when her inhaler was not working at age 16. Reports using a prescribed Proventil Inhaler 90 mg 2- 3 puffs 2-3 times per week as needed for asthma symptoms.
· Report that she is currently up-to-date on her immunizations. Received all childhood vaccinations. Last tetanus booster was about 1 year ago. Last PPD test was a couple of years ago. Last HPV test was a couple of years ago. Denies having a varicella vaccine dt having chicken pox as a child. Denies having a diphtheria vaccine. Denies getting an annual flu vaccine (with last received 6 years ago) due to feeling that they are ineffective.
· Last physical was 2 years ago. Reports recent increase in stress and feeling of exhaustion at end of day. Denies changes in sleep status (aside from when father died last year). Reports that she has not been sleeping well lately d/t foot pain. Denies Depression.
· Reports declining vision over the last few years. Last eye exam was a child. Reports that she has been experiencing headaches while studying.
· Reports brushing her teeth twice daily (AM & PM). Last dental exam was a few years ago.
· Reports increased facial and body hair growth. Medical record indicated dx of PCOS.
· Reports irregular menstrual cycle occurring from once monthly to every six months. Reports heavy vaginal flow and bad cramping, for which she uses Advil with minimal effect. Not currently sexually active. Report prior birth control use for 3 years during last relationship w/ male partner. Denies current condom use.
· Denies daily exercise but reports an active job which requires her to be on her feet.
· Significant for: Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia
· Denies family use of alcohol / illicit drugs.
· Denies family history of obesity, thyroid issues, substance abuse, headaches.
· Mother: Living. 50 y.o. High cholesterol & BP
· Father: Passed last year at 58 y.o. in a car accident. High BP & Chol & DM.
· Maternal GF “Poppa”: Passed via Heart attack at 80 y.o.. BP & Cholesterol issues. Maternal GM “Nana”: Passed 5 yrs ago at 73 from a stroke: High BP & Chol
· Paternal GF: “Grandpa Jones”: Passed mid-60’s of colon cancer.
· Paternal GM “Granny”: Living. 82 y.o. on unknown RX for ? BP ? Chol.
· Paternal Uncle: Alcoholic
· Sister “Britney”: 14 y.o. w/ asthma no attacks. Also has allergies “hay fever”, which led to an ER visit for a breathing treatment.
· Brother: 25 y.o. “heavy guy” no health problems
· Denies smoking tobacco
· Denies 2nd hand smoke exposure
· Reports occasional social ETOH intake (1-2 drinks/wk.)
· Reports prior Marijuana use in her 20’s.
· Current support system: Family, friends, Baptist church group
· Currently unable to work d/t injury.
· Profession: Supervisor at Mid-American Copy & Ship.
Review of Systems:
General: Ms. Jones is a 28 y.o. well-appearing African American female. She reports occasional tiredness and fatigue. Reports that she has been experiencing a fever over the last 2 days since her foot injury. She appears to have good hygiene and calm demeanor. She was able to answer all questions appropriately.
HEENT: Reports occasional headaches while reading. Reports recent blurred vision and decline in vision. Does not wear corrective lenses. Last eye exam was in childhood. Denies current change in hearing. Denies decline or change in sense of smell. Denies dental problems. Last dental exam was several years ago. Denies sore throat.
Denies general breast problems or pain.
Denies current breathing problems.
Denies palpitations or noted ease in bruising.
Denies nausea, change in bowel movements, or diarrhea.
Denies painful or difficult urination. Reports awakening to urinate at night.
Reports irregular menstrual periods that occur over 6 to 24 weeks. Reports heavy blood flow and cramping that is treated with OTC medication at home. Denies recent sexual activity. Reports prior sexual activity, with male partner 2 years ago. Has had a total of 3 prior sexual partners. Denies current oral or hormonal birth control use. Reports prior condom and oral contraception use a couple of years ago. Discontinued contraception use whenshe was no longer sexually active. Unsure of prior STI testing. Last pap smear was 4 years ago. Denies prior pregnancies.
Denies muscle or joint pain.
Denies depression. Reports history of intermittent situational anxiety. Denies currently altered sleep pattern.
Denies lightheadedness, tingling, loss of sensation, or seizures.
Denies history or frequent skin rashes. Reports rash with Penicillin use. Reports recent excessive facial and body hair growth.
Denies endocrine issues or hormonal disorder. Medical record indicated prior diagnosis of PCOS.
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight. 90 kg
Blood Pressure: 142/82
Heart Rate: 86
Respiratory Rate: 19
Oxygen Level: 99% on Room Air
Temperature: 101.1 Oral
Blood Glucose: 238
Wound Measurement: 2 cm x 1.5 cm. 2.5 cm deep