Dr. Waring reviews his notes, Stewart’s medical history and test results, while silently questioning why Stewart doesn’t understand the severity of his situation.


He informs Stewart that his nerve conduction velocity test was below normal and based on these results and his medical history he has peripheral neuropathy.


Dr. Waring decides to admit Stewart to the hospital. He schedules him for an angiography, CT scan, Doppler ultrasound and culture wound to determine the severity of his wound (ulcer) and what further treatment is needed.


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