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 58: E-cigarette Use in Adolescents

Based on recent data, up to 20% of high school students regularly use e-cigarettes. 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students are regularly using these products. Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, talks about concerning trends in adolescent e-cigarette use, different vaping devices, exposure risks related to harmful chemicals in these products, the latest regulations, and what pediatric healthcare providers need to know about the effects e-cigarettes can have, specifically on adolescents and teens. Published July 2019.

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Episode 57: Medical Care of Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth

Teens who identify as transgender have high rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and suicide. Primary care providers are in a unique position to inquire about gender development as part of routine well-child care and be a trusted source of support and information for patients and families. Sarah Hart-Unger, MD, endocrinologist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s dives into the endocrine issues and how pediatricians can provide gender-affirmative medical care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. Published June 2019.

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Episode 56: Preseptal vs. Orbital Cellulitis

Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, reviews Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new clinical pathway on the management of patients with suspected preseptal or orbital cellulitis, including the differential diagnosis, physical exam for orbital signs, reasons for admission, and outpatient management of preseptal cellulitis. Published May 2019.

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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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