Richard Rathe, MD

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Informatician

Archive for September, 2011

A Guide to Medical History Taking

Posted: Sep 29th, 2011 •• Category: Medicine, Teaching

Always start with the standard questions applied to the patient’s Chief Concern(s): Location/Radiation; Quality/Severity; Duration (total/episode)/Frequency; Aggravating/Relieving Factors; Associated Symptoms/Effect on Function. It is useful to think of the secondary history as a Focused Review of Systems (ROS). These questions often bring out information that supports a certain diagnosis or helps gauge the severity of […]