Mrs. Anderson is a 40-year-old female. She presents to your office with complaints of fatigue, urinary frequency, and epigastric discomfort. She states she takes Tums, with minimal relief. She states she has had a goiter for 10 years and has complaints. You notice a quarter size open sore on her left calf. She states she thinks it is a bug bite, but it has not healed yet.
Labs results: HbA1c- 10, TSH-11, UA-positive for nitrites and glucose, wound culture- positive for staph aureus.
Diagnoses: DM Type 2, Hypothyroidism, GERD, Staph infection.
Your Task: What medication recommendations will you make? Include the drug class, generic and trade name, and starting dose range. Provide a rationale for your choices. Discuss any potential side effects and drug interactions for this patient. What non-pharmacological interventions would you suggest? What patient education would you provide?
Expectations Length: A minimum of 500 words, not including references
Citations: At least two high-level scholarly references in APA from within the last 5 years