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.

This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients. ©2018 by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, all rights reserved. Use of this site is subject to the Terms of Use.

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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 47: Environmental Toxins and Plastics: Minimizing Risks to Children

Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about the potential harmful effects of plastics, in particular BPA, phthalates, PFCs and perchlorates; new recommendations from the AAP in response to emerging child health concerns related to environmental toxins; and reasonable recommendations and substitutes pediatricians can suggest to parents to minimize the effects of plastics and other environmental toxins on children. Published January 2019.

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Episode 46: Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine? Pediatrician Ann McCarthy, MD, explains what functional medicine is and is not, how it can complement conventional medicine to help patients find relief from chronic conditions, the focus on addressing underlying causes of symptoms, and more. Published December 2018.

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Episode 45: Precocious Puberty

Maria G. Vogiatzi, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses how precocious puberty is defined, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and more. Published December 2018.

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Episode 44: Teen Pregnancy

Sarah Dziedzic, MSW, a social worker at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, offers advice for primary care pediatricians when discussing options counseling with a newly pregnant teenager, including how to talk to the teen, identifying a trusted adult, and assessing coping ability and safety, as well as planning for next steps. Published November 2018.

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Episode 43: Diabetes Management

Jessica Lilley, MD, Division Chief of Endocrinology at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, talks about how a new-onset diabetic might present in a pediatrician’s office, the variety of presentations and symptoms to watch for at different ages, risk factors for type 1 diabetes, what tests primary care providers should start with and more. Published November 2018.

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