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 51: Positional Plagiocephaly

Jesse Taylor, MD, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sits down to discuss positional plagiocephaly (development of a flat spot on a baby’s head), the impact of the Back to Sleep campaign, risk factors for developing plagiocephaly, how it can be clinically differentiated from craniosynostosis and more. Published March 2019.

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Episode 50: Cardiovascular Sports Physical

To maximize safe participation in sports, a pre-participation physical evaluation is recommended for all children and adolescents before the season begins. This cardiovascular evaluation should be routinely done at pre-adolescent and adolescent annual well visits, with the goal of identifying medical problems that could have life-threatening complications or require treatment before participation. Maully Shah, MBBS, an attending cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses what PCPs should know about the cardiovascular sports physical, symptoms and history to look for, and more. Published February 2019.

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Episode 49: Neurodevelopment and Congenital Heart Disease

Research shows that about 50 percent of children with a complex congenital heart defect requiring surgical or catheter intervention in the first year of life have some level of neurodevelopmental disability. Alisa Burnham, MD, Lyla Hampton, PhD, and Kate Wallis, MD, MPH, sit down to talk about the importance of routine neurodevelopmental assessments for children born with complex congenital heart disease, deficits to watch for at different ages, follow-ups and support services pediatricians should be aware of and more. Published February 2019.

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Episode 48: Management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Adolescents

Rachana Shah, MD, attending physician and Director of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Clinic at CHOP, discusses diagnostic criteria and screening for PCOS in adolescents, diseases that mimic PCOS, the first labs that should be considered by primary care providers, appropriate use of ultrasound, and more. Published January 2019.

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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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