It is chaos in the office. At 4 o’clock on Friday afternoon you are 30 minutes behind schedule, and you know that after your last patient you will have letters to dictate, preauthorizations to obtain, and patients to call. Worse yet, you are slated to pick up your daughter from soccer practice, and if you are late again, you know you will be riding home together in silence. To compound matters, you are unsure about what to do with the patient in examination room 1—the slightly anemic patient who complains of difficulty sleeping. You vaguely recall that restless legs may be associated with both iron deficiency and insomnia.
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