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Not Just for Kids: Management of the Adult Congenital Disease Population
Patients with complex congenital heart disease are at greater risk for premature death and therefore the management of these patients is critical to improving patient outcomes.
In this episode, our host, Dr. Erin Frazier, speaks with Dr. Melissa Perrotta. During the conversation, Doctors Frazier and Perrotta define the epidemiology of adult congenital heart disease and describe common medical complications and the care required to manage those complications.
Addressing the LGBTQ Pediatric Patient
For pediatricians to be able to provide quality care with optimal patient outcomes, it is important that they provide inclusive care to all patients. This also includes an understanding of how to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ patient as well as recognizing the health disparities that are unique to the LGBTQ patient.
Psychological Effects of COVID-19
In Part 2 of Episode 26, Dr. Wernert and Dr. Schirmer continue their conversation about PTSD, specifically as it relates to potential psychological effects stemming form COVID-19.
Addressing PTSD in the Primary Care Setting
Approximately 7-8% of the population suffers from PTSD at some point in their lives. Patients with PTSD symptoms are often undiagnosed in primary care, which is typically where these patients see health care providers for either co-morbidities or complaints that are manifested as a result of PTSD (anxiety, trouble sleeping, etc.).
Substance Use Disorders: Recognition and Treatment
In 2017 the Department of Human and Health Services declared opioid crisis a public emergency and Kentucky is one of the leading states in abuse in the US. Based on these statistics most providers have or will encounter a patient in their practice with SUD and therefore recognition and management is key for optimal patient outcomes.
Women's Health: Updates in Preventative Health and Screenings
Providers may not be aware of the latest recommendations regarding screenings and preventative measures for female patients. The Women's Preventative Services Initiative, has created a Well-Women Chart that summaries preventative health services for women from adolescence across the life-span. Providers may be unaware of this resource. This task force has concluded that clinical preventative services are generally underused.
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