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 62: HPV Management in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients

The most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, HPV (and HPV vaccinations) is a hot topic for primary care providers. Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP, discusses HPV symptoms, screening recommendations, transmission and prevention, long-term implications, the latest studies looking at the impact of the HPV vaccine, and more. Published September 2019.

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Episode 61: Healthcare of Children in Foster Care

Between 400,000 – 500,000 children are in foster care in the U.S. on any given day. Because children in foster care have a higher prevalence of physical, developmental, dental, and behavioral health conditions than any other group of children, the AAP has identified them as a population with special healthcare needs. Pediatric residents Drs. Zoe Bouchelle, Shari Gitlin, and Josh Sperling discuss the unique healthcare needs of children in foster care with Dr. Kristine Fortin, attending physician with Safe Place and the Center for Child Protection and Health at CHOP. Published August 2019.

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Episode 60: Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Ian Lahey, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, a Physical Therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discusses the latest non-surgical treatments for scoliosis in children, including guidelines for wearing braces and the benefits of scoliosis rehab, plus the importance and challenges of furthering research in this field. Published August 2019.

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Episode 59: Vitamin D in Children

Clinical Director of Endocrinology at CHOP, Andrew Calabria, MD, talks about forms and sources of vitamin D, the role it plays, targets for vitamin D intake for infants and children, when vitamin D supplements are called for, preventing vitamin D deficiency and rickets, and more. Published July 2019.

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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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