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MedChat is the podcast that provides evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and other providers on the go!

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MedChat is the podcast that provides evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and other providers on the go!

    Vaccine Hesitancy, Scope and Solutions

    Vaccine Hesitancy, Scope and Solutions

    In January 2019, the World Health Organization included ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to global health.  Providers should be aware of current philosophies towards vaccine hesitancy, be current on the AAP vaccination schedule, and be knowledgeable in techniques to talk with families that are vaccine hesitant.

    • 40 min
    Migraine Diagnosis and Treatments

    Migraine Diagnosis and Treatments

     A recent study concluded that 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraine headaches and migraines/headaches is a top diagnosis for physician visits.  Providers should be current on recognizing the symptoms of migraines as well as how to treat migraines or when to refer to a neurologist.

    • 37 min
    Provider Wellness and Resilience

    Provider Wellness and Resilience

    A 2015 Mayo Clinic study found that more than half of U.S. doctors experience at least one symptom of burnout, and dissatisfaction has significantly worsened in recent years. Physician stress and burnout can impact the quality of patient care as well as a physicians' own health and well-being. It is important for physicians to recognize the symptoms of burnout and to identify strategies/habits to promote resilience and work-life balance.

    • 40 min
    Use and Abuse -- Opioid Addiction

    Use and Abuse -- Opioid Addiction

    In 2017, overdose fatalities in Kentucky rose by 11% and Jefferson County had the most overdose deaths. It is critical for physicians and providers to be aware of the prevalence of illegal drugs and understand this culture - as legal prescribing guidelines / availability continues to be more restrictive and addicted patients may seek their "high" from illegal sources.

    • 33 min
    Epilepsy for Primary Care Providers

    Epilepsy for Primary Care Providers

    According to the CDC approximately 40 - 50k of adults in Kentucky have epilepsy (2015 data). Prior to a diagnosis of epilepsy, a primary care practitioner may be the first provider to see a patient suspected of having had a seizure. Additionally, they may be responsible for initial diagnosis and treatment as well as referral to a specialist.

    • 34 min
    Jonathan Weeks, MD, Part Two

    Jonathan Weeks, MD, Part Two

    We continue our conversation with Dr. Jonathan Weeks in this second episode about medically assisted treatment for opioid Use disorder.

    • 36 min

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