Tag Archives: pharyngitis

Who needs a tonsillectomy?

Who needs a tonsillectomy? As a family physician, I send patients to ear nose throat surgeons for a tonsillectomy if … Seven throat infections in one year Five throat infections per year for 2 consecutive years Three throat infections per … Continue reading

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The sore-throat-should-I see-my-doctor quandary. . .

I saw a patient this morning who I diagnosed with viral pharyngitis, not (bacterial) strep throat. She said she felt embarrassed that she came in to see me. I reassured her the importance of coming in to figure out  if she has … Continue reading

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