Student Information

Student Name

Rikesh Desai





Internship Information

Company/Organization: Albert Ades MD, MS, p.a.

Mentor(s):Albert Ades MD, MS

Topic of Internship

General Family Practice Setting: Public Health issues relating to Hypertens

Background Information

Working meticulously and tirelessly everyday, Dr. Albert Ades brings charisma and life into his medical practice. With his license certifying him to practice medicine, Dr. Ades utilizes his skills in many different areas of medicine. There is the general family practice portion, treating those in need from five years to one hundred and five years old. He has special interests in surgery and sports medicine. He devotes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to in office surgical procedures in a surgical suite within his office. He also treats minor orthopedic and sports medicine injuries like shoulder dislocations, finger fractures, sprain and strains, knee injuries and twisted ankles. He reduces fractures and places casts on extremities when needed. The medical issues that arise encompass infections (sore throat, pneumonia, ear aches, urine, etc.), pre- diabetes to insulin injected diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, asthma, allergies, constipation, diarrhea, kidney disease and many others. The medical office treats many types of patients and age groups who come in with various types of problems, weather acute, or chronic maintenance in nature. He is given the daunting task to examine, treat, and sometime cure the patient that walks in through the door. With the great mind that Dr. Ades possesses, no patient walks out without a full diagnosis of their problem, medications or samples, with hand outs and references.

Summary of Internship

My role as an intern is to shadow Dr. Ades and the nurses around in order to observe their techniques and proper ways to examine and diagnose a patient. After every patient is examined, we go back to his office and discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of their issues. The benefit of this internship is that a lot of information and learning is gained every week as new patients and new cases are added. In addition to office patients, Dr. Ades has set up a rigorous curriculum for me at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He has arranged for six week rotations in radiology, pharmacy, laboratory and pathology services. In radiology I participated with the technicians in Ultra Sonography, Cat Scans, MRI, and regular (plain) film x-rays. I had the opportunity to sit with radiologists as they interpreted and dictated the above diagnostic radiology tests. In the pharmacy, I witnessed how a broad variety of medication types and different roots of administration (by mouth, vein, rectal, skin patch) were prepared for the entire inpatient hospital population. This voluminous task would change multiple times a day. The pathology and laboratory service was how specimens were taken from patients (be it blood, secretions, excrement, and surgically excised body parts, analyzed and quantified on various machinery and placed in the appropriate patient chart in a timely manner. This was very beneficial to my exposure and learning experience to medicine as it allowed me to experience it first hand, not just read about it. This was only a small exposure to the wide and varied world of medicine.

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