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 91: Integrative Approaches to Treating Autism

Autism effects as many as 1 in 54 children. In this episode, we focus on alternative treatments. Amanda Bennett, MD, MPH, developmental pediatrician and clinical chair of the Autism Integrated Care Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about why families look to integrative medicine for treatment of autism, and dives into the safety and efficacy of some common integrative approaches, such as gluten-free diets, equine therapy, vitamin supplements, music therapy, social skills training, melatonin, CBD and more. Published November 2020.

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Episode 90: Teaching Health Equity through Poetry and Narrative Medicine

Dr. Irene Mathieu is an academic pediatrician, writer, educator and public health researcher focused on teaching health equity through the medical humanities. In this episode, she defines narrative medicine and discusses the role of poetry as a narrative medicine tool. She also explores how narrative medicine impacts medical education, particularly looking at outcomes such as empathy, tolerance for ambiguity, and burnout, as well as how narrative medicine frames how we teach medical students and residents about health equity, power differentials and more. Published November 2020.

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Episode 89: Managing Food Allergies in Children

Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, Chief of Allergy Program at CHOP, covers the top 9 most common food allergens, current recommendations for when and how to safely introduce potential food allergens, when to refer to an allergist for testing, when different tests (skin, IgE or RAST testing) are indicated, outgrowing allergies, and exciting research underway around immunotherapy and other treatment advances. Published October 2020.

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Episode 88: Preventing Poisoning

Poisoning is the number one cause of death due to injury in the U.S. In this episode, Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, Medical Director of CHOP’s Poison Control Center, talks about common poison exposures in children, unexpected poisons, the use of naloxone for opioid overdose, identifying toxidromes, advice for pediatricians counseling parents to protect children from poisoning, popular social media “challenges” to watch for, and more. Published October 2020.

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Episode 87: Breastfeeding Guidelines for Pediatricians

Guest Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, is internationally-recognized for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy, and serves as Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding. She joins us to talk about all things breastfeeding, including benefits, contraindications, jaundice, managing hypoglycemia in breastfeeding newborns, lactogenesis, tools for pediatricians to support breastfeeding moms, and more. Published September 2020.

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Episode 86: Childhood Literacy

Why are there so many children in cities like Philadelphia that aren’t proficient readers? Danielle Erkoboni, MD, a pediatrician at CHOP’s Care Network location in Norristown, and Trude Haecker, MD, Medical Director of Global patient Services and Reach Out and Read, talk about the complex factors that impact literacy skills, long-term impact related to lack of literacy or low proficiency in reading, how pediatricians can address these disparities in their practice and at a policy level, early literacy programs available to families, and much more. Published September 2020.

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Episode 85: Culinary Medicine

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, Director of Integrative Health, and Tracey F. Jubelirer, MD, Integrative Oncology Medical Director, talk about what culinary medicine is and how it is different than nutrition; how it can be used to provide evidence-based nutrition guidance, translating research into practical advice for patients; how to use food and nutrition as part of a patient’s healthcare goals; how culinary medicine is being deployed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; practical tips for pediatricians to use in their practice, and more. Published August 2020.

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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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