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Three healthily skeptical primary care physicians discuss the latest in primary care medicine. Join Essential Evidence Editor Mark Ebell MD, JFP editor John Hickner MD, and POEMs co-founder Henry Barry MD, for this fast-paced weekly update on evidence-based primary care.

Primary Care Update Mark Ebell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 67 Ratings

Three healthily skeptical primary care physicians discuss the latest in primary care medicine. Join Essential Evidence Editor Mark Ebell MD, JFP editor John Hickner MD, and POEMs co-founder Henry Barry MD, for this fast-paced weekly update on evidence-based primary care.

    Episode 76: inhaled steroids work for early COVID, new opiate rules, managing metatarsal fracture, and mRNA vaccines in pregnancy

    Episode 76: inhaled steroids work for early COVID, new opiate rules, managing metatarsal fracture, and mRNA vaccines in pregnancy

    We are really excited to introduce our new co-host, Dr. Kate Rowland, an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University in Chicago. We have been teaching with Kate for a long time in our in-person courses, and it's great to have her on board for the podcast. This week we talk about a new study from Oxford University finding a clear benefit for inhaled steroids in patients newly diagnosed with COVID-19. Kate discusses changes (good ones!) in regulations around MAT, Henry has good news about managing 5th metatarsal fractures, and John closes with data on the safety of mRNA vaccines in pregnancy. And the quiz!

    • 24 min
    Episode 75: Duration of symptoms with mild and severe COVID, and true rate of vaccine anaphylaxis

    Episode 75: Duration of symptoms with mild and severe COVID, and true rate of vaccine anaphylaxis

    This week, Mark reports the first study looking at the duration of symptoms with mild COVID in healthcare workers (more than you think) compared to those without COVID. Then Henry looks at the same thing in hospitalized COVID patients compared to those with other respiratory infections in the US and UK, and John tells us the true rate of anaphylaxis with vaccines.

    • 26 min
    Episode 74: More flozins and tides, Lyme disease, and something new for acute migraine

    Episode 74: More flozins and tides, Lyme disease, and something new for acute migraine

    This week we discuss a huge and really important meta-analysis of SGLT-2 inhibitors (flozins) and GLP-1 agonists (tides). Also, a good guideline on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and a novel approach to treating migraine.

    • 26 min
    Episode 73: low-carb diets for T2DM, chronic back pain, and reinfection with COVID

    Episode 73: low-carb diets for T2DM, chronic back pain, and reinfection with COVID

    This week: low-carb diets for patients with T2DM, managing patients with chronic back pain, and reinfection rates in patients with COVID. Plus the quiz, and a reality TV recommendation.

    • 23 min
    Episode 72: Flozins and tides, new med for migraine, and antidepressants for back pain and DJD

    Episode 72: Flozins and tides, new med for migraine, and antidepressants for back pain and DJD

    This week, Mark, Henry and guest POET Kate Rowland from Rush Medical College discuss: newer agents to treat diabetes,  a new medication for migraine prevention, and antidepressants for pain in patients with back pain or DJD.

    • 26 min
    Episode 71: thromboprophylaxis for COVID inpatients, colchicine for outpatients with COVID, and COVID variant mortality

    Episode 71: thromboprophylaxis for COVID inpatients, colchicine for outpatients with COVID, and COVID variant mortality

    This week, we will discuss a potpourri of COVID studies: a large propensity score matched study of thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized patients, novel use of colchicine for COVID-19, and mortality associated with mutant SARS-CoV-2 strains.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

dailyhealthcoach7 ,

Stellar and to the point

Stellar primary care podcast, hones in on evidence based points. Motivated me to sign up for Essential Evidence (which is also quite awesome).

Mookie Boston ,

Fantastic Medical Podcast

This podcast has quickly risen to the top of my podcast list. It is a pleasant way to stay up to date on relevant, patient-oriented evidence. Also, Drs. Ebell, Barry and Hickner make me proud to be a family physician. Well done!

LC, PA-C ,

Good podcast

I have listened to your podcast since the start and find it interesting and informative. It’s the perfect length for a brisk walk. However, I would like you to correct yourselves with saying “physician’s assistants” as that is incorrect and you’ve now said it numerous times. It’s “physician assistant” or simply “PA” will suffice. The “‘s” implies being owned by the physician.

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