In the electronic medical record there is a column with the heading; Visit Reason. I looked at the column for a patient of mine with a long psych and drug using history. He is homeless. During a therapy session he confessed that he had stabbed six people.

Depressed w/suicidal ideation

Suicidal

SI

Depression /no SI/HI

Med refill

Rt. foot and Rt. ankle frostbite

Swelling left big toe

Difficulty swallowing

G.S.W. (gun shot wound)

Suture removal

Facial hemorrhage/laceration

Hematuria

Left testes swelling

Genital warts

Abnormal lab test

SUICIDAL

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