Family Medicine 08: 54-year-old male with elevated blood pressure

Family Medicine 08: 54-year-old male with elevated blood pressure
Assignment (5 pages)
A. What are the risk factors for high blood pressure( 1 paragraph)
B. what are the thiazide diuretic’s action and side effects (1
paragraph)
Complete only the History, Physical Exam, and Assessment sections of the Aquifer virtual case: Family Medicine 08: 54-year-old male with elevated blood pressure.
You are required to answer all the DISCUSSION QUESTIONS listed below in each domain.
Family Medicine 08: 54-year-old male with elevated blood pressure
DOMAIN: HISTORY
1a) Identify two (2) additional questions that were not asked in the case study and
should have been?
1b) Explain your rationale for asking these two additional questions.
1c) Describe what the two (2) additional questions might reveal about the patient's
health.
DOMAIN: PHYSICAL EXAM
For each system examined in this case;
2a) Explain the reason the provider examined each system.
2b) Describe how the exam findings would be abnormal based on the information in
this case. If it is a wellness visit, based on the patient's age, describe what exam
findings could be abnormal.
2c) Describe the normal findings for each system.
2d) Identify the various diagnostic instruments you would need to use to examine
this patient.

Family Medicine 08: 54-year-old male with elevated blood pressure
DOMAIN: ASSESSMENT (Medical Diagnosis)
Discuss the pathophysiology of the:
3a) Diagnosis and,
3b) Each Differential Diagnosis
3c) If it is a Wellness, type 'Not Applicable'
DOMAIN: LABORATORY & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
Discuss the following:
4a) What labs should be ordered in the case?
4b) Discuss what lab results would be abnormal.
4c) Discuss what the abnormal lab values indicate.
4d) Discuss what diagnostic procedures you might want to order based on the
medical diagnosis.
4e) If this is a wellness visit, discuss what the U.S. Preventive
Taskforce recommends for patients in this age group.

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