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NACE COVID-19 Update with Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Neil Skolnik, April 24, 2021

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show

Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Neil Skolnik discuss the up to the minute state of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the possibility of a fourth surge, the current vaccination status of the U.S. population, new CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, and an update on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and clinical evaluation and treatment of COVID-19  Long Haulers Syndrome (Post Acute Sequelae of Covid-19).This segment was recorded on April 10, 2021 at the NACE Conversations in Primary Care 2021 live virtual broadcast, Episode 3.FacultyLeana S. Wen, MD, MScVisiting Professor, Health Policy and ManagementDistinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce EquityGeorge Washington University School of Public HealthWashington, DCNeil Skolnik, MDProfessor of Family and Community MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PAThis podcast  is not accredited for CME credit.

45mins

29 Apr 2021

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Dr. Vin Gupta and Dr. Leana Wen

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Dr. Vin Gupta and Dr. Leana Wen, two public health rising stars who have emerged as influential and indispensable voices on Covid-19 in the past year. Heilemann, Gupta, and Wen discuss the Biden administration’s response to the pandemic and whether its success in exceeding its vaccination goals portends victory in the fight against Covid; the controversies over the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines in America and Europe, respectively; the factors behind vaccine hesitancy and what measures might be taken to overcome it; and the imperative of restarting the economy and why vaccine passports may be a big part of the solution. Drs. Gupta and Wen also share their fears about the future, especially on the international front, where new variants of the virus are springing up all the time; their views about whether Covid will ever be eradicated and what the new normal might look like; and what they would do if granted god-like powers to implement any regime they wished to combat the pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 11mins

27 Apr 2021

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NACE COVID-19 Update with Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Neil Skolnik, and Special Guest, Dr. Fernando Martinez: April, 17, 2021

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show

Dr. Fernando Martinez, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY joins Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Neil Skolnik to discuss the up to the minute state of the COVID-19 pandemic and an update on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and clinical evaluation and treatment of COVID-19  Long Haulers Syndrome (Post Acute Sequelae of Covid-19).This segment was recorded on April 17, 2021 at the NACE Conversations in Pulmonology 2021 live virtual broadcast.FacultyLeana S. Wen, MD, MScVisiting Professor, Health Policy and ManagementDistinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce EquityGeorge Washington University School of Public HealthWashington, DCNeil Skolnik, MDProfessor of Family and Community MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PAFernando J. Martinez, MD, MSChief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineBruce Webster Professor of MedicineJoan and Sanford I. Weill Department of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NYThis podcast is not accredited for CME credit.

1hr

23 Apr 2021

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Faith for Vaccinations with Dr. Leana Wen

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University. Wen speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about the current state of the pandemic in the United States and its public health implications. She shares what she is hopeful for and her major concerns with trust and vaccine distribution."Building trust is not going to happen over night," Wen says."We also, as the medical community, need to show that we are trustworthy. There are communities that have real historical reasons for distrusting the medical and scientific community."

29mins

26 Feb 2021

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How to get the medical care you deserve (with Leana Wen, M.D.)

How to Be a Better Human

A doctor’s visit, even in the best of times, can be overwhelming to navigate. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health advocate who is committed to patient advocacy. In this episode, Dr. Wen shares tips on how to be a better patient and increase the effectiveness of your care. The author of dozens of scientific articles on emergency systems and patient-centered health reform, Dr. Wen is a visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University’s School of Public Health. A contributing columnist for The Washington Post and a CNN medical analyst, she previously served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner. Inspired by struggles during her mother’s long illness, she wrote When Doctors Don't Listen, a book about empowering patients to avoid misdiagnoses and unnecessary tests. Dr. Wen has received recognition as one of Governing's Public Officials of the Year, American Public Health Association's top award for local public health, Modern Healthcare's Top 50 Physician-Executives and TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People. To learn more about "How to Be a Better Human," host Chris Duffy, or find footnotes and additional resources, please visit: go.ted.com/betterhuman

31mins

22 Feb 2021

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NACE Covid-19 Update with Dr Leana Wen and Dr. Neil Skolnik: February 13, 2021

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show

Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Neil Skolnik discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns surrounding new variants, clinical considerations for  vaccines, and the state and challenges of the vaccine rollout in the U.S.This segment was recorded on February 13, 2021, at the NACE Conversations in Primary Care 2021, episode 1, broadcast.FacultyLeana S. Wen, MD, MScVisiting Professor, Health Policy and ManagementDistinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce EquityGeorge Washington University School of Public HealthWashington, DCNeil Skolnik, MDProfessor of Family and Community MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PAThis webcast is not accredited for CME credit.

45mins

17 Feb 2021

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Episode 29: Leana Wen discusses COVID-19 and the culture of medicine

Fixing Healthcare Podcast

American doctors have it rough these days. Not only are they fighting to keep Covid-19 patients alive as hospitalizations surge, but they are also struggling to navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex world around them. This generation’s doctors are not just dealing with medical issues, but with the health consequences of societal issues, as well. From gun violence and climate change to economic disparities and racial inequalities, the difficulties patients face in their communities are now entering the doctor’s office and banging loudly on the exam-room door. Our guest this episode has observed these changes firsthand, and she joins us to offer insights into these confusing times for doctors. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and a public health professor at George Washington University. She’s also a contributing columnist for Washington Post and an on-air medical analyst for CNN. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner. Highlights from this interview with Leana Wen 1. On treating the health consequences of society’s problems “I remember back in my medical training, being told by attendings that there are certain things that we just should not be asking because, and so the thinking goes, what are you going to do if you get an answer for which you cannot help that patient? For example, what if we find that a child is coming in all the time for asthma attacks, but the problem is that he is living in a house that has vacant (buildings) all around, and there’s nothing that you can do about the mold in other people’s apartments, and that’s actually what’s triggering his asthma attacks? Well, at the same time, if that’s what’s making him ill, isn’t it also our responsibility as physicians and as healthcare workers to tackle those issues, because that’s ultimately the root of his illness? Otherwise, we’re only addressing the symptoms and not the cause.” 2. On whether doctors truly treat all patients the same “We do in medicine, of course, we need to uphold our oath. And part of that oath is treating everyone with the same dignity and humanity, no matter who they are, what they look like, whether they’re able to pay. We treat everyone with the humanity that we would want to be treated with ourselves. That does not mean, of course, that everybody gets exactly the same treatment.” 3. On whether doctors do everything they can to save lives “It’s often been said that public health works when it’s invisible. By definition, you don’t see the face of public health because we have been successful when we have prevented something bad from occurring. But then as a result, we don’t focus on prevention. Public health and prevention efforts are the first on the chopping block whenever we’re discussing budget issues. They are certainly not front of mind for many people. And one could argue, that’s how we got into the mess up we are today with this public health catastrophe, because we did not invest in public health infrastructure … And I hope that if there’s anything that COVID has taught us, it’s the attention to these long-term issues, including to prevention.” 4. On factoring a patient’s financial situation into medical decisions “In my view, we need to do what’s best for our patients, recognizing that we do not live in a perfect world. In an ideal world, we should not be rationing care. In an ideal world, we should not be making decisions based on costs, but based on science and evidence. But we don’t live in that ideal world. I don’t want to be prescribing my patients a medicine for their high blood pressure that they’re never going to take simply because their insurance doesn’t cover it … I also think it’s very difficult when we tell our patients to do things like exercise or eat fresh food, but they live in a place where they can’t access fresh produce. And so we need to come up with recommendations that people can actually do. And so to the issue of cost, I do think it’s important to have a discussion with our patients about cost because they live in the real world.” 5. On whether docs should “stay in their lane.” “When I was a medical student, I was very involved in the American Medical Student Association. I was on the board of directors. I also took a year off from medical school to serve as the AMSA national president full-time I worked in D.C. And at that time, I was trying to press the rest of the medical profession to this understanding that there is no such thing as ‘staying in our lane,’ that because our patients are coming to us with all these complex needs, and because we see that all these issues are intricately intertwined with health, that we need to be advocates for our patients on all these issues. Of course, over time, I’ve seen the limitations of this kind of view and in a couple of ways. One is that if everything is a priority, nothing is a priority.” READ: Full transcript of our latest discussion with Leana Wen  Fixing Healthcare is now in its fifth season, which focuses on the culture of medicine. For Dr. Robert Pearl, this topic is of vital importance to the health and well-being of patients. For years, he has been researching and reporting on physician culture—efforts that will culminate in the publication of his 2021 book, “Uncaring: How Physician Culture Is Killing Doctors And Patients.” To learn more, subscribe to his newsletter Monthly Musings on American Healthcare. * * * Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. Subscribe to the show via Apple Podcasts or wherever you find podcasts. Join the conversation or suggest a guest by following the show on Twitter and LinkedIn. The post Episode 29: Leana Wen discusses COVID-19 and the culture of medicine appeared first on Fixing Healthcare.

39mins

17 Jan 2021

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COVID-19 Update, August 29, 2020, with Dr Leana Wen and Dr Neil Skolnik

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, and Neil Skolnik, MD discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic with specific emphasis on managing asymptomatic patients who have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and changes to recommendations on quarantining following travel. This was recorded on August 29, 2020 at the NACE Emerging Challenges and Clinical Updates in Primary Care broadcast.FacultyNeil Skolnik, MDProfessor of Family and Community Medicine Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PALeana S. Wen, MD, MScVisiting Professor, Health Policy and ManagementDistinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce EquityGeorge Washington University School of Public HealthWashington, DCThis podcast is not accredited for CME credit. 

59mins

4 Sep 2020

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Dr. Leana Wen, on why public health depends on public trust (EP.03)

Civic Rx

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency medicine physician and a professor of health policy & public health at George Washington University. Previously, she was the Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department. She’s the author of critically acclaimed book, When Doctors Don’t Listen, and its ensuing TED talk, now viewed over 2 million times. In 2019, Dr. Wen was named one of TIME 100’s Most Influential People. For this episode, Dr. Wen and I delve into her time in Baltimore and, particularly, the lessons it holds for the moment we’re in now, as cities hasten to respond to dual crises of racism and infectious disease. We also explore the critical role that trust — institutional trust, social trust, patient-to-physician trust — plays in an effective pandemic response, and discuss what we can do to restore trust in public health and public officials. And through it all, Dr. Wen reflects on her personal journey, and how she came to discover and inhabit her own voice.   For more on Dr. Wen's work, check out: her TED talk: "What your doctor won't disclose" her weekly column in The Washington Post  her reflections on 4 years as Baltimore's Health Commissioner, in Health Affairs her feature in The Atlantic, for a representative day-in-the-life: "Working a million hours to heal a city" And for more on Civic Rx, visit www.civic-rx.org. 

40mins

16 Jul 2020

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An Epidemic Within the Pandemic: The Drug Crisis with Dr. Leana Wen

Chasing Justice

In this episode, we hear from nationally renowned physician and COVID-19 expert Dr. Leana Wen on the drug and opioid crisis in our nation.  Dr. Wen explains how to approach the drug and addiction epidemic from a public health perspective, and she explores with DA Boudin and Rachel the roots of the United States’ drug crisis.  Dr. Wen, DA Boudin, and Rachel also discuss the racial impact of the war on drugs, the role of incarceration in perpetuating the cycle of addiction, and how to balance public safety concerns about drug use with public health concerns. They also explore specific policy responses. Finally, they explore the parallels between our failure to treat drug addiction properly with our nation’s failure to respond adequately to the COVID crisis.

53mins

7 Jul 2020

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