This is an episode in The Thinking Series of the Medic Mindset podcast where expert clinicians indulge the host, Ginger Locke, as she digs into their brains to explore how they approach the process of patient assessment and differential diagnosis.

The Thinking Series exists because we know the most important resource in an ambulance is the brain of the paramedic. 

The conversations yield details on assessment findings and conditions but the listener also gets a peek at something else: they get to the heart of the guiding principles in clinical reasoning and decision making. 

Special thanks to Kyle Strickland, a former student, who recommended this guest, Dr. Karen Bowers. She’s an emergency medicine physician. By the time you finish this episode, you will understand why Kyle said, “She is one of us.” 

Cover Art painting by Cecilia Wijayang
Painting in progress

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