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: 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.
Primary Care Perspectives: Preventing Poisoning - Episode 88
Poisoning is the number one cause of death due to injury in the U.S. In this episode, Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, Medical Director of CHOP’s Poison Control Center, talks about common poison exposures in children, unexpected poisons, the use of naloxone for opioid overdose, identifying toxidromes, advice for pediatricians counseling parents to protect children from poisoning, popular social media “challenges” to watch for, and more.
Primary Care Perspectives: Breastfeeding Guidelines for Pediatricians - Episode 87
Guest Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, is internationally-recognized for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy, and serves as Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding. She joins us to talk about all things breastfeeding, including benefits, contraindications, jaundice, managing hypoglycemia in breastfeeding newborns, lactogenesis, tools for pediatricians to support breastfeeding moms, and more.
Primary Care Perspectives: Childhood Literacy - Episode 86
Danielle Erkoboni, MD, a pediatrician at CHOP’s Care Network location in Norristown, and Trude Haecker, MD, Medical Director of Global patient Services and Reach Out and Read, talk about the complex factors that impact literacy skills, long-term impact related to lack of literacy or low proficiency in reading, how pediatricians can address these disparities in their practice and at a policy level, early literacy programs available to families, and much more.