Author: Donald Brown

Donald Brown Donald Brown (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Donald Brown has a bachelor’s in biology and pre-medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana and is currently a Class of 2013 medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is on the executive board for the Aesculapian Honor Society which recognizes students who are greatly involved in community service and is an active member in the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He plans to pursue a career in psychiatry, and in his free time he enjoys watching and playing trivia and board games, hanging out with friends, and playing basketball and football.




Friend or Foe?

A patient with a past medical history of hypertension and IV drug use (IVDU) presents to the ED. He reports a one month history of neck pain. He denies any trauma. He also reports having upper extremity weakness for two weeks. He denies any previous episodes like this. He denies any fevers or chills. He reports an IV drug history for a number of years and reports that his last heroin injection was two days …

Donald Brown Donald Brown (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Donald Brown has a bachelor’s in biology and pre-medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana and is currently a Class of 2013 medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is on the executive board for the Aesculapian Honor Society which recognizes students who are greatly involved in community service and is an active member in the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He plans to pursue a career in psychiatry, and in his free time he enjoys watching and playing trivia and board games, hanging out with friends, and playing basketball and football.