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Articles by Julia Rogers, DNP, RN, CNS, FNP-BC

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Acute pharyngitis

Rogers, Julia; Eastland, Taryn

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(5):48-54, May 2021.

This is a 12-part series on the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care. The article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of acute pharyngitis as well as the clinical manifestations and treatments and how they are linked to disease pathogenesis.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Rogers, Julia; Eastland, Taryn

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(4):50-55, April 2021.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic, relapsing condition encountered commonly in primary care with an estimated worldwide prevalence of up to 33%. GERD affects all age groups, races, and genders with 25% of the Western population experiencing heart burn at least once a month.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Generalized musculoskeletal pain

Rogers, Julia; Allen, Jodi

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(3):38-45, March 2021.

Musculoskeletal pain is a common chief complaint in primary care and contributes to disability and a loss of independence. Musculoskeletal pain can be a diagnostic challenge for NPs. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiologic processes involved can help clinicians link clinical manifestations and treatment for musculoskeletal injury causing pain.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Abdominal pain

Rogers, Julia; Schallmo, Marianne

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(1):13-20, January 2021.

Abdominal pain affects nearly every person at some point in their lifetime. Abdominal pain may be vague or referred, often making the diagnosis elusive and challenging for NPs. This article reviews the pathophysiology of abdominal pain in relation to clinical manifestations, differential diagnoses, and treatment.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Hypothyroidism

Rogers, Julia

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(12):36-42, December 2020.

This next article in the Most Commonly Billed Diagnoses series focuses on hypothyroidism and the significant role NPs play in identifying and managing patients with this condition and its associated comorbidities. Pathophysiology, systemic manifestations, screening, and treatment are discussed.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Urinary tract infections

Rogers, Julia

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(11):35-40, November 2020.

This article, one of 12 in a series on most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care, provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiologic processes related to urinary tract infections (UTIs). The clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, treatments, and billing codes associated with UTIs will be described.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Headache disorders

Rogers, Julia; Spain, Scarlet

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(10):41-47, October 2020.

This article, part of a series about the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care, describes the pathophysiologic processes of the three most common types of headache disorders as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of the disorders.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Rogers, Julia; Allen, Jodi

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(9):48-54, September 2020.

This next installment in the series on the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care focuses on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of T2DM as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of the disease.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Hyperlipidemia

Rogers, Julia; Baker, Manisa

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(8):42-48, August 2020.

This installment in the series on the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care focuses on hyperlipidemia. This article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of hyperlipidemia as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of disease.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Rogers, Julia; Baker, Manisa

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(7):35-41, July 2020.

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) contributes to acute coronary syndrome, angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack, and peripheral arterial disease. This second article describes the pathophysiologic processes of ASCVD as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of the disease.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Hypertension

Rogers, Julia

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(6):50-55, June 2020.

This first article in a series about the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care settings explores the pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and management of hypertension. Relevant billing issues are addressed.