1. Perform evidence-based differential diagnosis to differentiate peripheral neuropathy from other conditions with similar symptoms.
2. Counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes, including adopting a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, limiting heavy alcohol consumption and avoiding exposure to toxic substances.
3. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods, for patients with neuropathic pain.
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Paul D Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado
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