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Margaret Stager, MD, FAAP
March 12, 2020

It was the end of a long day, so I was glad my next patient was here for a sports physical. Simple and straightforward, I thought. I’ve got this.

Colin was the quintessential All-American adolescent: handsome, athletic, smart, mature, and very likable. His mother was notably proud of him, and she humbly bragged about his excellent grades and recent wins on the Varsity wrestling team. No concerns were identified other than his mother remarking that he’d been quieter this school year and spending less time with his friends.

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