Primary Care Perspectives: Podcast for Pediatricians

Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), discusses hot topics in primary care with experts from across the Hospital and other kids health specialists. In this podcast series for pediatricians, subject-matter-experts weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. You can also download these podcasts and subscribe to the series in the iTunes Store.

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Episode 65: Young Men's Health

Zachary McClain, MD, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and Medical Director of CHOP’s Young Men’s Clinic, talks about taking care of teenagers, in particular young men. He covers strategies for addressing common teen concerns, such as sexuality and sexual function, how to normalize topics that may be uncomfortable to discuss, common testicular pathology, importance of routine testicular exams, and more. Published October 2019.

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Episode 64: Anesthesia in Pediatrics

Children and infants have different needs than adults when it comes to anesthesia. Ronald Litman, DO, ML, talks about how anesthesia in children is different than anesthesia in adults, commonly used medications, recent research around maximizing comfort as well as risks associated with anesthesia, and how pediatric anesthesiologists are specially trained to help kids cope and prepare them for surgery. Published October 2019.

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Episode 63: Diagnosing and Treating Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Pediatric neurologist Sarah Hopkins, MD, MSPH, talks about the presentation, diagnosis, and management of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including how to distinguish it from other similar neurologic diseases. Published September 2019.

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Episode 62: HPV Management in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients

The most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, HPV (and HPV vaccinations) is a hot topic for primary care providers. Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP, discusses HPV symptoms, screening recommendations, transmission and prevention, long-term implications, the latest studies looking at the impact of the HPV vaccine, and more. Published September 2019.

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Episode 61: Healthcare of Children in Foster Care

Between 400,000 – 500,000 children are in foster care in the U.S. on any given day. Because children in foster care have a higher prevalence of physical, developmental, dental, and behavioral health conditions than any other group of children, the AAP has identified them as a population with special healthcare needs. Pediatric residents Drs. Zoe Bouchelle, Shari Gitlin, and Josh Sperling discuss the unique healthcare needs of children in foster care with Dr. Kristine Fortin, attending physician with Safe Place and the Center for Child Protection and Health at CHOP. Published August 2019.

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Episode 60: Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Ian Lahey, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, a Physical Therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discusses the latest non-surgical treatments for scoliosis in children, including guidelines for wearing braces and the benefits of scoliosis rehab, plus the importance and challenges of furthering research in this field. Published August 2019.

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