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 84: Coronavirus and Children with Immunodeficiencies

Kathleen E. Sullivan, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, sits down to discuss the risk of COVID-19  in children who are immunocompromised. She talks about early findings from international research about how COVID-19 impacts patients with different immunodeficiencies, the role of convalescent plasma, vaccines, school considerations, preventative care, and more. Published August 2020.

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Episode 83: Managing Tics and Tic Disorders in Children

Pamela Pojomovsky McDonnell, MD, a pediatric neurologist with the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, defines tics and tic disorders. Topics covered include distinctive features of a tic, typical presentation of tics seen in primary care, common questions from parents, when to refer to neurology, Tourette’s syndrome, causes, medications, current studies and more. Published July 2020.

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Episode 82: Youth Sports and Coronavirus

Naomi Brown, MD, and Matthew Grady, MD, pediatric sports medicine specialists in the Division of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), talk about factors for a safe return to youth sports after coronavirus shutdowns, strategies teams can use to mitigate risk, and what to do in case of COVID-19 symptoms or exposures. They also offer advice for student-athletes as they seek to return to play, the importance of re-conditioning to prevent injury, and other advice for players, parents, and coaches to consider as they weigh pros and cons of getting back to sports. Published July 2020.

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Episode 81: Hypermobility and Inherited Connective Tissue Disorders

When is a child just flexible, and when do we say they’re hypermobile? Staci Kallish, DO, a clinical geneticist in the Division of Human Genetics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about hypermobility, covering topics such as red flags for joint hypermobility, what systemic symptoms might indicate a potential inherited connective tissue disorder, and how primary care providers can screen for features of potential syndromes. Published June 2020.

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Episode 80: Pediatric Cancer Care During a Pandemic

With fewer children seeking care due to physical distancing, the early detection of pediatric cancers is being impacted. Julie Stern, MD, Director of Outreach Services for the Division of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses how children with cancer may present differently during the COVID-19 pandemic and how pediatricians can optimize physical exams in telemedicine settings to screen for malignancies, common early presentations of a malignancy to watch for, what to include in initial lab workups, how to reassure parents it’s safe to seek care in this time and more. Published June 2020.

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Episode 79: Positive Parenting During a Pandemic

Parenting challenges faced in typical times are heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, and both parents and children may be feeling stressed. In this episode, Emily DePaul, MPH, MAC, and Linda McWhorter, PhD, talk about positive parenting during a pandemic and the PriCARE Parenting Program, which focuses on providing a toolbox of parenting techniques to increase positive behavior and build a strong caregiver-child relationship. They offer advice and tools to help address some of the common concerns and challenges parents are facing during COVID-19. Published May 2020.

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Episode 78: Innovation and Improvement in Pediatrics

This episode’s guests Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, Founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, and Daria Ferro, MD, a pediatric hospitalist, discuss all things related to innovation and quality improvement, particularly during the times of a pandemic. They talk about the “innovation ecosystem” at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where the goal is to efficiently, effectively, and safely address acute pain points in pediatric healthcare with sustainable, actionable solutions that can be widely shared -- especially important in a time when we need to get solutions out there safely but quickly. Published May 2020.

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Episode 77: Newborn Care During the COVID-19 Era

In the age of COVID-19, many families are wanting to leave the hospital as soon as possible after delivering a new baby. But is it the right thing to do? Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, attending neonatologist at CHOP, talks about the many factors that must be considered for the health and safety of both mothers and newborns, key newborn screenings, the role primary care providers can play in monitoring infants who were discharged early, resources for new mothers, and more. Published April 2020.

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Episode 76: Identifying Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect in a Primary Care Setting

Child abuse is unfortunately very common, and in the setting of a pandemic like COVID-19, the risk is elevated. Cindy Christian, MD, talks about the factors that increase the risk for abuse during a pandemic, such as heightened stressors facing families and the fact that children are not visible to those who often recognize and report abuse, like teachers and pediatricians. She also discusses what pediatricians can do to identify possible signs of abuse and neglect, specific injuries that warrant closer evaluation, recommendations for documentation and reporting, and more. Published April 2020.

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