Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of 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.
Primary Care Perspectives: Celiac Disease: What Pediatricians Need to Know - Episode 94
In this episode, Arunjot Singh, MD, MPH, attending physician and Co-Director of the Center for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), talks about when and how to start celiac screenings, genetic links to other autoimmune diseases, common presentations of celiac disease in a primary care setting, understanding IgG levels, role of different diagnostic tests and biopsy, how pediatricians can monitor celiac patients on an ongoing basis, vaccine considerations, and more.
Primary Care Perspectives: Medical Ethics and COVID-19 Vaccines - Episode 93
In this episode, we explore the ethical considerations around the development and distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of Research for the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care and Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics at CHOP. He discusses how are advisory groups are deciding who will receive priority immunization given limited supply, logistical distribution challenges, the question of equitable access, ethical considerations of including kids in vaccine trials, the mandate question, counseling parents and more.
Primary Care Perspectives: Challenging Patient Behaviors - Episode 92
In this episode, Katie Lockwood, MD, sits down with a panel of experts to talk about CHOP’s clinical pathway for the management of challenging behaviors in children. Vicky Scheid, MD, Pediatrician, Melanie Hoynoski, Child Life Specialist, and Julie Ginsburg, MSN, CPNP-PC, AE-C, Ambulatory Nursing Practice Specialist, share strategies to support and promote proactive management of behavior safety needs of patients with the goal of improving care experiences for patients, families and staff. Topics include support resources, planning and preparation, de-escalation techniques, biopsychosocial pain management strategies and more.
Primary Care Perspectives: Integrative Approaches to Treating Autism - Episode 91
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.
Primary Care Perspectives: Teaching Health Equity through Poetry and Narrative Medicine - Episode 90
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.
Primary Care Perspectives: Managing Food Allergies in Children - Episode 89
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.