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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Continuing Medical Education Statement

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 39: Car Seat Safety

Research shows that nearly 95 percent of parents are not using car seats properly. Alisa Baer, MD, a nationally-certified child passenger safety instructor, sits down to talk about all things car seat safety, including common installation mistakes, tips for installing car seats correctly, how pediatricians can play a role in improving usage, car seats for children at different ages, and more. Published September 2018.

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Episode 38: Role of Subconscious Racial Bias or Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Tiffani Johnson, MD, an expert in pediatric emergency care and ethnic health disparities, discusses subconscious racial bias and what impact it has in a healthcare setting. She talks about the difference between stereotypes and implicit bias, how subconscious bias can impact patient-provider communication as well as treatment decisions and disparities, ways to examine and explore your own unconscious biases, and more. Published August 2018.

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Episode 37: What’s New in Concussion Care

In this episode, Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Co-Director of the Concussion Care for Kids: Minds Matter program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about all things concussion — symptoms, when to seek medical care after head injury, common myths and misconceptions about concussions, current research, and more. Published August 2018.

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Episode 36: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Billie Schwartz, PhD, discusses the ways that anxiety presents in pediatric primary care patients, when and how to refer to Behavioral Health, and strategies primary care providers can use with patients in their offices to manage anxiety. Published July 2018.

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Episode 35: IBD Screening in Primary Care

The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) seems to be increasing in children. Pediatric gastroenterologist Betsy Maxwell, MD, MS, talks about the theories as to why that might be happening, including an overlap between genetic factors, the immune system, the microbiome, and environmental triggers. She discusses the evaluation of suspected IBD in primary care, the unique way IBD can present in infants, and what’s new in IBD treatment. Published July 2018.

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Episode 34: Urology in Primary Care

Christopher Long, MD, an attending pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses common urology topics that come up in a primary care setting. The episode includes advice for counseling families on both the risks and benefits of circumcision, when retraction of foreskin is recommended, and when to refer to a pediatric urologist for other common urologic conditions such as retractile and undescended testes, hydroceles, bedwetting, UTIs, and more. Published June 2018.

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