Complete Article List Sort posts By Date (Newest First) By Date (Oldest first) By Title (Asceding) By Title (Decending) Reader Question: Don’t Be the DeciderWhy Correctional Medicine is often Driven by LawsuitsTransforming Our Approach to Chronic PainTop 2018 Medical Research Articles for CorrectionsMAT in Jails. Response to Reader QuestionsMy Thoughts on MAT in JailsShoulder DislocationsReader Question: How does a KOP Policy Work?Can the Oakland Raiders Be Saved Using the Principles of Medical Research?How to Write an ATP (Alternative Treatment Plan)Utilization Management is Different in CorrectionsGuest Post–How I Assess Weight Loss in Correctional FacilitiesIs a Concrete Cell Really the Best We Have To Offer Our Mentally Ill?Grievance Responses PLUS Sample Grievance GuidelineGuest Post: A Prescription for Dog FoodTop Five Articles from 2018Is My Patient Faking?Sample Guideline: Bottom Bunk RequestsOpioid Withdrawal Not Deadly? Wrong!Sample Food Allergy GuidelineGabapentin in the News!My jail Is Safer Than Your ER! from MedPage TodaySample Clinical Guideline: Medical Approval of Personal FootwearHow Did I End Up in Jail? from MedPage TodayNSAIDs Essentials of Prescribing for InflammationNSAIDs. The Essentials of Prescribing for PainHandling the Manipulation of ConfrontationManipulation DefinedBad Medicine is Expensive!Controlling Health Care Costs: Utilization ManagementIs this a Medical Refusal–or Manipulation?Random Thoughts on Alcohol WithdrawalPrice Check! Are analogue insulins worth their hefty price?Inmates cannot go out to find good doctors in the community. Good doctors have to choose to go to them!Treating Heroin Withdrawal: Methadone, Suboxone and . . . Tramadol?Effective Treatment of Heroin Withdrawal in CorrectionsMedications at High Risk for Diversion and Abuse In Correctional FacilitiesA Better Way to Drain Abscesses: The Berlin TechniqueACCP Conference!Correctional Medicine is a Great Job! Who Knew?Correctional Medicine Is Different: Our Patients Don’t Go Home!Correctional Medicine is Different: We Can’t Fire Our Patients—and They Can’t Fire Us!Correctional Medicine is Different: All Clinical Encounters are Discussed in the DormCorrectional Medicine: The Principle of FairnessDo Uncomplicated Lacerations Need To Be Closed Within Six Hours?The M-Word–MalingeringAn Introduction to Correctional Medicine–A Guest Post by Bruce Boynton, MDTaming the Beast—Gabapentin. Ban It or Regulate It?Taming the Beast: GabapentinProton Pump Inhibitors: Dependency and RiskImproving the Reputation of Correctional MedicineReader Question: How Should We Handle Inmate Requests for their Medical Records?Removing Microdermal Implants, A Photographic TutorialHow Does Jail Medicine Differ From Prison Medicine?Book Review: Correctional Health Care Patient Safety HandbookBest Practices: Inmate Satisfaction Surveys!Game Changer! The New ACA/AHA Cholesterol GuidelinesBook Review: “Jailhouse Doc”Grody Feet and Heel CracksHow Effective is the Influenza Vaccine? How About Tamiflu?Reader Question: Must Uncomplicated Lacerations Be Repaired Within Eight Hours?Diuretics for Swollen Legs? Not!Hernia Repair in Corrections: Now? Later? Never?Ammonia Capsules Are a Great Tool for Assessing PseudoseizuresPseudoseizures–Achieving Accurate DiagnosisPseudoseizures—the Right ApproachPrice Check! Extended Release AntidepressantsChanges in Hypertension Treatment? Why Yes! The Recommendations of JNC 8Interesting Article: Antipsychotic EfficacyVerbal Aikido: A Guest Column by Dr. Bill WrightMore CFOAMSkeletal Muscle Relaxers Do Not Relax Skeletal Muscles!Hepatitis C: Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceIngrown Toenail Removal: A Pictographic TutorialPrice Check! Genital Herpes. How Much is Nursing Time Worth?A Quick Spin Around Dizziness–a guest post by Dr. Bill WrightIntroducing C.F.O.A.M. (and Other Changes)Reader Question: Xanax WithdrawalEssentials of Correctional Medicine . . . Final AgendaDo Not Use Hydroxyzine for Alcohol Withdrawal!Top Posts from 2103 and New Year ResolutionsUnderstanding Breast Cancer Screening RecommendationsThe Bright Side of Metabolic Syndrome!Help a Brother Out! Outcome StudiesBook Review. Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the SupermaxAntibiotic Over-prescribing and The Looming Threat of ResistanceReader Question: How to Handle Swearing in the Medical Clinic?Price Check! Antibiotics.Patient Satisfaction? In a Jail?You’ve Heard of Placebo. But What About the Nocebo Effect?Rectal Contraband. What Would You Do?Reader Question: How Do You Handle Ramadan At Your Facility?Beware of Lithium Toxicity!Interesting EKG. What is Your Interpretation?Should Inmates Bring Their Own Prescriptions to the Jail?Reader Question: Medication ApprovalDo Fish Oil Capsules Prevent Heart Disease?Beware of “Friendly Prescribing!”Beware the Fecal VeneerEssentials Of Correctional Medicine, February 2014A Low Salt Diet. Do You Really Need One?Price Check! Estrogens.Case Study: “I Fell and Hurt My Hand”Chemical Sedation–Right Follow UpJudges Practicing Medicine ContinuedInmate or Convict? What’s in a Name?Involuntary Chemical Sedation–The Right MedicationsInvoluntary Chemical Sedation–The Right PatientJudges Practicing Medicine–The Right ResponseChemical Sedation is Safer than Prolonged Physical RestraintNurses and Chronic Care Clinics. What Do You Think?Nursing Clinics and Scope of Practice. What Do You Think?What Makes a Good Medical Scoring System?Understanding Pharmacy Prices. Can It Be Done?What Do You Think of The 10 Point Pain Scale?Interesting Articles of the Week: Prescriber’s Letter and Medical LetterReader Question: How Safe Is Correctional Medicine?The F-Word. “Formulary!”“Prescribing Inertia” and “Medication Reconciliation.” Familiar Terms?Abscess Incision and Drainage, a Photographic TutorialInteresting Article of the Week Plus Price Check!Reader Question: Diabetic Malingering Part 3Essential Pearls from EssentialsA Daring Plan for Discharge Meds!The Specialty of Correctional MedicineInteresting Article of the Week: Gonorrhea, Superbug.Dr Foote’s Home Cyclopedia of Popular Medical, Social and Sexual ScienceGet Updated Information Here…Diabetic Malingering, Part Two. Scams and Solutions!Diabetic Malingering: Part OneWhat’s That Skin Lesion? Plus updates.Price Check! Antipsychotics.Concentrated Correctional MedicineMethadone? In a Jail?Obstacles to a Medical Commissary ProgramSix Months Later–Top PostsQuestion of the Week: STD’s–Test or Just Treat?Interesting Article of the Week: Prostate Screening?Jail Medicine Is Now On FacebookDiuretics for Swollen Legs? Not!Interesting Study of the Week–“Overactive Bladder”Eyeglasses in Corrections: Looking out for Vision RequestsInteresting Study of the Week and UpdatesReader Question About Antibiotic Use. What’s Your Opinion?Interesting Study of the Week–MRSAEducation for Correctional MedicineDon’t Get Burned by Serotonin Syndrome (like I did)Bath Salts UpdateThoughts on an Untreated Type 2 Diabetic“Bath Salts,” A Review.Three Cases (and Three Causes) of RhabdomyolysisIs This Inmate Gaming Me?What is the Most Cost-Effective Treatment for Genital Warts? The Answer May Surprise You!Quiz Time! Name That Rash!Tips on How to Say “No!”What Exactly is a “Mood Stabilizer?”A Step By Step Approach to the Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games–Corrections StyleWhere Should the Hydrocodone Go?Inappropriate Drugs in Jails and Prisons–Continued!Tips for Diagnosing AppendicitisAre There Medications that are Inappropriate for Use in Jails and Prisons?Do You Do Doubles? Don’t!Review Articles of the Month–Emphasis PsychiatryThe Proper Way to Document Study Results!Embracing the Placebo Effect of Antidepressants.The Concept of a “Hypertensive Urgency” is a MythWhat Makes Correctional Medicine Different?Diabetic Snacks: Part Two!Constipation Case: What Would You Do?Constipation: Straight Talk on the Last Taboo SubjectIs It Possible to Withdraw From both Alcohol and Opiates at the Same Time?Rethinking Bedtime Snacks for Type 2 DiabeticsPop Quiz: Medication and Lab PricesFood Allergies: Sorting out Truth From FictionDiabetic Case Studies–The Insulin Rules in Action!A Quick-and-Easy Solution to those Pesky “Own Shoes” RequestsShould the Flu Vaccine be Mandatory?Patient Weight is a Powerful Diagnostic Tool!Insulin Dosing Made SimpleThe Ankle Rules–You Don’t Always Have to Get an X-ray!Since when did antibiotics become the one and only treatment for acne?The Right Way to Deal with Outside PhysiciansTasers and NarcoticsBeware the Compliance Trap. It will catch the unwary . . .Interesting References of the Week!What’s the most cost-effective way to treat scabies? The answer might surprise you . .Is this patient psychotic? Or Delirious?An Unusual Case of CheekingA Quick and Easy Solution for Second Mattress Requests!“Kite?” Where did that come from?Interesting Reference of the Week!You Need a Medical Commissary in Your Facility!Evidence Based Use of NSAIDS—Less is MoreEvidence-Based Use of Antibiotics Can Save Your Jail Money!Don’t Use Antibiotics for Most Cases of Pharyngitis!