Minute Consult

Arnot Academy Minute Consult

Welcome to MinuteConsult! We created this platform to augment medical learning and education, while giving our physicians a chance to speak about what they are passionate about.


In addition, we want to give the community we serve access to free educational content to improve their own health and wellness. Arnot is invested in the community, and we feel it is only right that we provide care not only in the hospital, but also wherever you want it.  Contact Farhan Ali, DO for questions and further details.

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Asad Nasir, MD - Pulmonology/Critical Care


In this video, Dr. Nasir describes the respiratory membrane, and illustrates the pathophysiological mechanisms that are the underpinnings of common respiratory disorders, including but not limited to COPD. This is meant to be a primer to understand subsequent videos which will further detail respiratory physiology in more depth.


In this video, Dr. Nasir goes over key strategies to recognize which patients may require intubation. Please note this is not an exact breakdown by intubation criteria, but rather a gestalt view of how clinicians should risk stratify patients they may encounter in an easy to use way that is practical and applicable.

Catherine Nelson, MD - Critical Care


In this video, Dr. Nelson helps us understand what shock is, and why it is so important to be able to differentiate the various types of shock. We explore the meaning of cardiac output, and begin to understand how each variable that comprises cardiac output relates to the various types of shock.


In this video, Dr. Nelson builds upon shock (see Shock Video), and helps us explore the options we have to support a patient's hemodynamic status. We go over different types of pressors, including the pros and cons of each type, and in which context each would be most appropriate.

Justin Nistico, DO - Infectious Disease


In this video, Dr. Nistico goes over the basic outline of diagnosis and treatment of infectious endocarditis. He goes over the primary resources students and residents will need to review, not only to help them recognize infectious endocarditis on the wards, but also when taking their exams. Topics covered include diagnosis, treatment, TTE vs. TEE, and prophylaxis.

Cliff Snellgrove, DO - Internal Medicine Physician


Dr. Snellgrove walks us through his approach towards management of a patient with diabetes in the outpatient setting. Topics covered include programming a healthier lifestyle for patients, goals for glycemic control as well as metformin as a first line agent (benefits and contraindications).

Ibrahim Katerji, MD - Nephrology


Dr. Katerji provides an overview on Dialysis including, its underlying mechanism as well as the common indications that physicians use dialysis in the hospital setting

Zhezheng Li,  DO - Arnot Alumni - Internal Medicine Resident


Dr. Li is a former graduate of Arnot. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and had a particular interest in hospital medicine. He discusses some of his experience working at Arnot, the mentorship he received, and imparts advice on transitioning from a fourth year medical student to becoming an intern for the first time.