Primary Care Perspectives: Podcast for Pediatricians

Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with experts from across the Hospital. In this podcast series for pediatricians, CHOP 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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Physicians who view the podcast from the beginning to the end may self-report/self-claim .25 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ on their Category 2 CME Log for each podcast in which they participate.

Episode 55: Fever in Children

Paul Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, defines fever in children and talks about counseling families about the benefits of fevers. He discusses strategies for treating fevers appropriately, with emphasis on why treating fever with antipyretic drugs is often NOT the right thing to do. Published May 2019.

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Episode 54: Occupational Therapy

In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, occupational therapist Ashley Binkowski, MS, OTR/L, CKTP, talks about what an occupational therapist can do for a child, examples of when a child might need occupational therapy in an outpatient setting, issues commonly seen at different ages, tips for pediatricians when dealing with sensory challenges, and more. Published April 2019.

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Episode 53: Role of Pediatricians in Supporting Families During Divorce and Separation

Licensed social worker Sara Kurlansik, MSW, LSW, discusses how primary care providers can help children and families deal with divorce and separation. The episode covers custody issues that frequently come up in primary care and offers tips for physicians to share with parents to ease the transition for children when parents are separating. She also discusses the importance of keeping the focus on the child when issues arise in the office. Published April 2019.

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Episode 52: Skin Cultures

Pediatric dermatologist Patrick McMahon, MD, talks about when skin cultures may be indicated for various skin conditions in children. He talks through common examples seen by pediatricians, such as tinea corporis and tinea capitis, when to culture versus when to proceed with treatment following your clinical judgement, tips for obtaining a quality culture, and more. Published March 2019.

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Episode 51: Positional Plagiocephaly

Jesse Taylor, MD, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sits down to discuss positional plagiocephaly (development of a flat spot on a baby’s head), the impact of the Back to Sleep campaign, risk factors for developing plagiocephaly, how it can be clinically differentiated from craniosynostosis and more. Published March 2019.

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Previous Episodes

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  1. Zika Virus
  2. Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2016-2017
  3. Meningitis B Vaccine Recommendations
  4. Food Insecurity
  5. Community-acquired Pneumonia
  6. Noise-induced Hearing Loss
  7. Refugee Health
  8. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  9. Tuberculosis
  10. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV
  11. Smoking Cessation
  12. Positive Parenting
  13. Teen Sleep
  14. Mentoring
  15. Measles
  16. Integrative Medicine
  17. NaturePHL: Improving Kids’ Health with Outdoor Play
  18. Helping Families Achieve Breastfeeding and Lactation Goals
  19. Gender Identity & Sexuality
  20. Caregiver Depression
  21. Common Pediatric ENT Issues
  22. Managing Peanut Allergies
  23. Pediatric Dermatology: Common Skin Problems in Kids
  24. Constipation in Children
  25. Stridor: Common Causes and Treatments
  26. Lymphadenopathy Evaluation in Primary Care
  27. Autism Screening and Management
  28. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  29. PATTERNS Project: Predicting Missed Appointments
  30. Probiotics and Prebiotics
  31. Kidney Stones in Children
  32. Nutrition of Premature Infants
  33. Transition to Adulthood
  34. Urology in Primary Care
  35. IBD Screening in Primary Care
  36. What's New in Concussion Care
  37. Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
  38. Role of Subconscious Racial Bias or Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  39. Car Seat Safety
  40. Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  41. Newborn Screening
  42. Teen Driving Safety
  43. Diabetes Management
  44. Teen Pregnancy
  45. Precocious Puberty
  46. Functional Medicine
  47. Environmental Toxins and Plastics: Minimizing Risks to Children
  48. Management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Adolescents
  49. Neurodevelopment and Congenital Heart Disease
  50. Cardiovascular Sports Physical


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