JUN 08, 2016 07:30 AM PDT

Rapid diagnosis of strep pharyngitis: Update for clinicians

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  • Section Editor, Peds v2.0, Contemporary Pediatrics Member, Executive Advisory Board, Contemporary Pediatrics Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
      Andrew J. Schuman is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has been writing about office technology and medical practice in Contemporary Pediatrics for 28 years, and he is now on the Editorial Advisory Board of of the publication. For the last 4 years he has been section editor and primary author of a popular monthly feature called Peds v2.0. He also presents technology workshops at the National Conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He is a member of the AAP's sections on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology, Administration and Practice Management and Telehealth Care as well as the AAP's Council on Computers and Technology.

      He enjoys fishing, playing computer games, as well as building computers.


    Medical providers now have a number of new technologies available for the rapid diagnosis of strep pharyngitis. Dr. Schuman will present an overview of strep pharyngitis, signs and symptoms and complications with an emphasis on expediting diagnosis in the medical office.   The role of the strep score with be reviewed and discussed regarding its clinical utility.  Recommendations will be made for improving your current diagnostic technology.

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