chapter  1
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It was another beautiful day in Florida as Dr. Smith, a new physician intern, was preparing his rounds. Dr. Smith logged onto his computer and pulled up the record of his first patient in his hospital’s electronic medical record software. Going through the patient’s notes, he noted that the patient was a “status post BKA (below the knee amputation).” He read through other parts of the record to get a good understanding and medical background of his patient. Being a new doctor, Dr. Smith took special care in knowing his patients. He also tried very hard to impress his attending physician, Dr. Jones. Dr. Smith had already figured out a diagnosis for the symptoms his patient was complaining about as Dr. Jones met him at the patient’s door.