When a patient presents to a primary care provider with a complaint of abdominal pain, there are a number of possibilities that must be considered. Discuss the first three steps you would complete in assessing a patient with this complaint. Then, discuss at least two differential diagnoses for a patient with abdominal pain. How would the treatment and intervention course differ for each diagnosis?
Your initial posting should be 200 to 300 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.