49 episodes

Tune in to this educational monthly podcast covering various topics in Canadian Primary Care from the perspectives of two Canadian doctors in Emergency and Family Medicine, Kevin and Dimitre. The Primary Medicine Podcast is full of practical medical information that listeners can use in their daily practice – all in a convenient format that can be listened on a commute to work!



For show notes, updates, and information on how to earn Continuing Medical Education credits please visit: https://primarymedicinepodcast.com

Primary Medicine Podcast Dr. Kevin and Dr. Dimitre: Canadian Medical Educators

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    • 4.7, 24 Ratings

Tune in to this educational monthly podcast covering various topics in Canadian Primary Care from the perspectives of two Canadian doctors in Emergency and Family Medicine, Kevin and Dimitre. The Primary Medicine Podcast is full of practical medical information that listeners can use in their daily practice – all in a convenient format that can be listened on a commute to work!



For show notes, updates, and information on how to earn Continuing Medical Education credits please visit: https://primarymedicinepodcast.com

    Episode 66: Constipation in the Elderly with Dr. Kevin

    Episode 66: Constipation in the Elderly with Dr. Kevin

    Dear Listeners,







    Constipation, or decrease in stool frequency and hardening in stool consistency, is a common issue in the elderly and can affect their quality of life significantly.







    Dr. Kevin has a 4 step approach to constipation in the elderly. Step one is making the diagnosis, remembering that constipation is a symptom with an underlying cause. Step two is ruling out any red flags, including ones that suggest a malignancy. Step three is identifying any contributing factors, including any physical barriers for the patient to go to the bathroom. Finally, step four is to treat the whole patient.







    A word of warning for the pun averse, avoid the last 1 minute of the podcast.







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    Posted on 30/03/2020 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 35 min
    Episode 65: Secondary Headaches with Dr. Kevin

    Episode 65: Secondary Headaches with Dr. Kevin

    Betty Boop is having a horrid secondary headache!







    Dear Listeners,







    A headache is considered secondary when it is related to an underlying medical condition. About 10% of patients presenting with headache are suffering from a secondary cause.







    Dr. Kevin’s approach to secondary headaches is anatomical in nature. Moving from the outside in, he suggests considering environmental causes (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning), hypertensive disorders, infections of the upper respiratory tract, ocular diseases, and issues inside the skull.







    Dr. Kevin reminds us that primary headaches are a diagnosis, while secondary headaches are a symptom. Many medical conditions can cause headache, but there are usually clues in the medical history or examination to suggest secondary headache. These include visual changes, abrupt onset, onset after 50 years of age, and fever.







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    Posted on 19/01/2020 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 28 min
    Episode 64: Aphthous Ulcers

    Episode 64: Aphthous Ulcers

    Aphthous Ulcers, also known as canker sores, affect about 25% of the population. They are considered benign as long as they are small (less than 1 cm), self-limiting (resolve within 3-4 weeks), and not associated with any additional symptoms (such as fever). Consider the differential for mouth ulcers as being infectious or non-infectious. The most common infectious causes are herpes simplex, herpangina, and hand foot and mouth disease. Non-healing ulcers should be biopsied to rule out squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. Treatment of benign ulcers is focused on pain relief with topical anaesthetic, steroids or antibiotics being the most effective.







    Posted on 30/10/2019 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 14 min
    Episode 63: Endocrine Emergencies with Dr. Pabani

    Episode 63: Endocrine Emergencies with Dr. Pabani

    Endocrine Emergencies are rare but deadly conditions that can be hard to diagnose and manage. This can lead to long treatment delays and potentially life-threatening complications.







    In podcast 63, Dr Wahid and Dr. Dimitre will cover some of the most common emergencies relating to the thyroid (myxedema coma, thyroid storm, thyroiditis), adrenal glands (adrenal crisis, pheochromocytoma), and pancreas (diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma, euglycemic DKA.







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    Posted on 15/06/2019 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 30 min
    Episode 62: New Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines

    Episode 62: New Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines

    Approximately 60% of women will experience a urinary tract infection if their lifetime. Up to twenty percent of them will experience multiple current episodes on a yearly basis.







    For the first time, the American Urological Association (AUA) has issued a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), which emphasizes the importance of cultures and antibiotic stewardship.







    In this podcast episode, Dr. Dimitre will summarize the recommendations of the guideline and discuss who to incorporate them into everyday family practice.







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    Posted on 15/06/2019 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 31 min
    Episode 61: Familial hypercholesterolemia with Dr. Pabani

    Episode 61: Familial hypercholesterolemia with Dr. Pabani

    Clogged Arteries due to LDL deposits







    For podcast 61, Dr. Wahid makes a comeback to talk about Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) while Dr. Dimitre bemoans the weather in Ottawa yet again.







    Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a condition that affects about 1 in 500 Canadians and is an important cause of early cardiovascular death yet it is relatively unknown by primary care physicians. Patients should be screened according to current lipid guidelines and if they present with a premature cardiovascular event, physical stigmata of hypercholesterolemia, or premature cardiovascular disease in their immediate family members. Formal diagnosis requires the use of the Dutch Criteria Cardiovascular risk is underestimated by the usual risk calculators. Consider all patients with FH as high risk and treat accordingly.







    Posted on 18/04/2019 by Dr. Dimitre







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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Love it

Love listening to Kevin and Demitri! You guys are awesome. Keep doing it !

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Dr Nasco

I cannot get enough of this podcast. Extremely underrated, good job guys.

Koprinen ,

Excellent medical podcast!

It is a very informative and droll podcast. It offers relevant information on many practical issues.
Highly recommended!

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