In episode 76, Mike and James explore the topic of the treatment of the frail elderly. To do this properly, we bring in an “expert”, Dr John Sloan, who has spent the majority of his practice driving to the homes of the frail elderly and taking care of them. In the first of three episodes on this topic, we philosophize on the general issues of how to deal, or not deal, with the frail elderly – symptoms first, and then if you have any left over time deal with the other issues. At the end, Mike tells James he is closer to being a frail elderly person than he is and decides it’s important to get all of James’ lab values to what he had when he was age 19.
Not many notes this week because there isn’t much evidence surrounding the frail elderly