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 75: Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Preterm birth results in multiple challenges, both short term in newborn intensive care units, and long term in the neurodevelopmental outcomes of these babies. Gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN, a clinical nurse scientist at Abington-Jefferson Health’s Division of Neonatology, discusses how scientific advances continue to inform how we care for these vulnerable patients, with an emphasis on protecting a baby’s developing brain in the context of their specific behaviors, environment, and family unit. Published March 2020.

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Episode 74: Lead Exposure, Screening, and Management of Lead Poisoning

Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, emergency medicine physician and Medical Director of the Poison Control Center at CHOP, covers all things lead – common sources of lead exposure, long-term effects on children, screenings for blood lead levels, lead poisoning, and management of lead poisoning. Published March 2020.

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Episode 73: Identifying and Treating Early Cardiovascular Disease

Pediatric cardiologist Shobha Natarajan, MD, talks about identifying and treating patients at risk for early cardiovascular disease. She identifies pediatric diagnoses that put a child at risk, what to look for in family history, and discusses the important role that primary care pediatricians play in cardiovascular disease screenings and identifying patients who may not otherwise be considered high risk. Published February 2020.

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Episode 72: Endocrine Laboratory Evaluations

Pediatric endocrinologist Marissa Kilberg, MD, gives a refresher on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis and endocrine labs, including a breakdown of what is being looked at and how to best evaluate adrenal function of a pediatric patient. Published February 2020.

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Episode 71: Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care

Roy Wade Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, MSHP, a researcher and pediatrician at Primary Care, Cobbs Creek, discusses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their life course impact on the health and well-being of kids. He talks about how primary care pediatricians can assess for ACEs and help address these experiences by collaborating with agencies in our community that are directly addressing these issues with patients and families, current research trends and advocacy efforts, and much more. Published January 2020.

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Episode 70: Telepsychiatry: Expanding Access to Mental Health Care

Kristi Lan Chi Vo, MD, an attending psychiatrist at CHOP, discusses the current landscape of mental health care in the United States, the need for specialized child and adolescent psychiatrists, and how telepsychiatry has the potential to expand access to mental health services for more patients. Published January 2020.

Episode 69: Recognizing and Treating Febrile Seizures

While any child can experience a febrile seizure, they are most common between the ages of 18 and 24 months. Sara Fridinger, MD, an attending pediatric neurologist at CHOP, talks about causes, signs and symptoms of febrile seizures, as well as how to differentiate between simple and complex febrile seizures and when to take action. Published December 2019.

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Episode 68: Evaluating Lacerations in Primary Care

Sarah Fesnak, MD, an attending physician in the Emergency Department at CHOP, discusses the evaluation and management of lacerations in primary care. Appropriate referrals to the Emergency Department and the wound follow-up after repair are reviewed. Published December 2019.

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