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Primary care medicine and oupatient care cannot be distilled into a "file".

Here is yet another example of the flawed approach to medicine that midlevel nurse practitioners seem to be taught almost universally these days. News flash: patients are not all the same. They cannot be treated as identical widgets and separated into a generic set of age groups to have the same "routine" algorithm applied to them. In medicine, even the most "routine" of labs is ordered for a specific reason, guided by the patient's full history and physical exam. When physicians don't know what to look for or what the next step they be, they fall back on their basic training by consulting reputable resources and references. They don't ask for a "file" on Facebook, and they don't shirk their responsibility to their patients by trying to take an intellectually lazy, one-size-fits-all approach to patient care.