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Primary Care Perspectives: Podcast for Pediatricians

This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients. ©2016 by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, all rights reserved.

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Primary Care Perspectives: Pediatric Dermatology: Common Skin Problems in Kids - Episode 23

In this episode, pediatric dermatologist James Treat, MD, from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about a variety of dermatology issues commonly seen in primary care.

25mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Primary Care Perspectives: Functional Medicine - Episode 46

What is functional medicine? Pediatrician Ann McCarthy, MD, explains what functional medicine is and is not, how it can complement conventional medicine to help patients find relief from chronic conditions, the focus on addressing underlying causes of symptoms, and more.

23mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Primary Care Perspectives: Positional Plagiocephaly - Episode 51

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.

19mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Primary Care Perspectives: Preseptal vs. Orbital Cellulitis - Episode 56

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.

25mins

28 May 2019

Rank #4

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Primary Care Perspectives: Common Pediatric ENT Issues - Episode 21

In this episode, Adva Buzi, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses a variety of common ear, nose and throat issues encountered in primary care settings, including strep throat, chronic otitis, sinusitis and more.

21mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Primary Care Perspectives: Lymphadenopathy Evaluation in Primary Care - Episode 26

Julie Stern, MD, attending physician with the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about the examination and evaluation of lymph nodes, and the diagnostic work-up for abnormal nodes. Also, how to approach difficult conversations with patients and families, when to refer to oncology services, and what resources are available to primary care physicians with diagnostic dilemmas.

23mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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Primary Care Perspectives: Quality Improvement in Healthcare - Episode 40

Quality improvement in healthcare is typically defined as a framework to systematically improve the way we deliver care to patients. Elena Huang, MD, Director of Quality for the CHOP Care Network talks about what QI means in a pediatric healthcare setting; what it takes to start a QI project and key stakeholders to engage; how to identify opportunities for improvement; how PDSA cycles (plan, do, study, act) work; how physicians can earn MOC Part 4 credits; resources for getting more involved in QI; and more.

15mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Primary Care Perspectives: Precocious Puberty - Episode 45

Maria G. Vogiatzi, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses how precocious puberty is defined, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and more.

27mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Primary Care Perspectives: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents - Episode 36

Billie Schwartz, PhD, discusses the ways that anxiety presents in pediatric primary care patients, when and how to refer to Behavioral Health, and strategies primary care providers can use with patients in their offices to manage anxiety.

20mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Primary Care Perspectives: What's New in Concussion Care - Episode 37

In this episode, Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Co-Director of the Concussion Care for Kids: Minds Matter program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about all things concussion — symptoms, when to seek medical care after head injury, common myths and misconceptions about concussions, current research, and more.

25mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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Primary Care Perspectives: Constipation in Children - Episode 24

In this episode, Jennifer Webster, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses childhood constipation. She covers things like diagnostic criteria, signs of constipation, treatment, tips for increasing dietary fiber intake in toddlers, related diagnoses, and more.

22mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Primary Care Perspectives: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Episode 28

This episode explores the origins, health benefits, and uses of the anti-inflammatory diet with Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, an attending physician and Medical Director of the Integrative Health Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She discusses the data-based origins of the diet; foods to focus on, including a sample menu for kids; and how the diet can help improve outcomes and health, especially for patients with chronic conditions attributed to inflammation.

18mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Primary Care Perspectives: Gender Identity and Sexuality - Episode 19

This episode explores development of gender identity and sexuality with Linda Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, co-director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She discusses common developmental stages, gender language, and when to refer to a gender specialist. She also offers advice for how providers can talk to both patients and parents about gender and sexuality, and other ways to best support them.

27mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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Primary Care Perspectives: Management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Adolescents - Episode 48

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, diseasesthat mimic PCOS, the first labs that should be considered by primary care providers, appropriate use of ultrasound, and more.

18mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Primary Care Perspectives: Urology in Primary Care - Episode 34

Christopher Long, MD, an attending pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses common urology topics that come up in a primary care setting. The episode includes advice for counseling families on both the risks and benefits of circumcision, when retraction of foreskin is recommended, and when to refer to a pediatric urologist for other common urologic conditions such as retractile and undescended testes, hydroceles, bedwetting, UTIs, and more.

24mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Primary Care Perspectives: Autism Screening and Management - Episode 27

Kate Wallis, MD, a fellow with the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about autism screening using the M-CHAT, signs of autism spectrum disorder, cultural and language considerations, management of common comorbidities like food selectivity, and more. She also discusses how pediatricians can support parents and siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.

24mins

8 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Primary Care Perspectives: Nutrition of Premature Infants - Episode 32

In this episode about preemie nutrition, Margaret (Mimi) Girten, RD, CSP, LDN, a clinical dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about the unique nutrition needs of premature infants, including: special formulas for preemies; when to supplement with a multivitamin; clinical nutrition, feeding and breastfeeding resources; when to introduce solids; tips for dealing with a picky eater as a child grows, and more.

14mins

29 May 2018

Rank #17

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Primary Care Perspectives: Probiotics and Prebiotics - Episode 30

Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, defines the role of probiotics and prebiotics, how to increase them in your diet or through supplements, and the conditions for which they have been most studied.

17mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Primary Care Perspectives: Stridor: Common Causes and Treatments - Episode 25

Ian Jacobs, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses common causes of stridor, including croup, foreign body aspiration, and laryngomalacia. He also talks about the most dangerous foreign body ingestions in young children and the latest clinical advances and research underway in the airway clinic at CHOP.

18mins

2 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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Primary Care Perspectives: Neurodevelopment and Congenital Heart Disease - Episode 49

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.

22mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #20