Four healthily skeptical primary care physicians discuss the latest in primary care medicine. Join Essential Evidence Editor Mark Ebell MD, Rush University's Kate Rowland MD, MSU Professor of Medicine Gary Ferenchick MD, and POEMs co-founder Henry Barry MD, MS for this fast-paced weekly update on evidence-based primary care.
Episode 112: buckle fractures, tirzepatide for obesity, and stroke risk with severe carotid stenosis
This week, Henry, Gary and Mark discuss: managing children with torus (buckle) fractures of the distal radius, tirzepatide for treating obesity in adults without T2DM, and stroke risk in patients with asymptomatic severe carotid artery stenosis. Kate couldn't join us this week, but check out her thoughtful essay in the journal Family Medicine
Episode 110: pharmacogenomics, functional abdominal pain in kids, vitamin D and fractures, and a T2DM guideline
This episode, Henry, Kate, Mark and their colleague Gary Ferenchick from MSU discuss: pharmacogenomic-guided antidepressant therapy, non-drug interventions for children with functional abdominal pain, Vitamin D and fracture risk in the elderly, and NICE guideline for persons with T2DM.
Primary Care Update: Remembering John Hickner, MD, MS
Our mentor, colleague, fellow podcaster, and dear friend John Hickner died peacefully at home on August 22nd at age 72. As we grieve, we want to share some stories about John that exemplify why he was the kindest, most thoughtful, and most decent person we have had the privilege to know.
Episode 109: motivational interviewing for weight loss, urate lowering in gout, and screening for anal cancer.
This week Kate, Henry and Mark discuss motivational interviewing for weight loss, intensive vs standard urate lowering in persons with gout, and screening high risk persons for anal cancer.
Episode 108: LDL and mortality, cost-effectiveness of Alzheimer drugs, and surgery for ortho problems
This week, Kate, Henry and Mark discuss how much statins lower mortality, the cost-effectiveness of the new crop of Alzheimer's drugs, and whether surgery is helpful for a range of orthopedic conditions.
Episode 107: TENS for renal colic, secondary HTN in kids, and evaluating chest pain
This week, Kate, Mark and Henry will discuss secondary hypertension in children, TENS for persons with renal colic, and CTA vs angiography in persons with suspected stable CAD.