105 episodes

Four healthily skeptical primary care physicians discuss the latest in primary care medicine. Join Essential Evidence Editor Mark Ebell MD, JFP editor John Hickner MD, Rush University's Kate Rowland 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
    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

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

    Episode 105: coronary calcium CT, what happens to prediabetics, an RCT of ketamine, and 1 vs 2 antidepressants

    Episode 105: coronary calcium CT, what happens to prediabetics, an RCT of ketamine, and 1 vs 2 antidepressants

    This week, Kate, Mark, Henry and John discuss the added value of coronary calcium scores, the natural history of prediabetes in older adults, using ketamine in suicidal persons, and whether antidepressant combination or monotherapy is better in severe or refractory depression. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 104: stress urinary incontinence, thyroid meds, Achilles tendon rupture, and HEPA for COPD

    Episode 104: stress urinary incontinence, thyroid meds, Achilles tendon rupture, and HEPA for COPD

    Kate, John, Henry and Mark (he set his alarm this time) are back to talk about a new treatment for female stress urinary incontinence, air cleaners for preventing COPD exacerbations in smokers, surgery vs non-operative management of Achilles tendon rupture, and whether switching among levothyroxine generics is a problem.

    • 27 min
    Episode 103: rosacea treatment, Dr. Google, and vitamin D and COVID

    Episode 103: rosacea treatment, Dr. Google, and vitamin D and COVID

    This week Mark slept in, so Kate, John and Henry talk about British guidelines for treatment of rosacea, what to do when Dr. Google comes to the office, and Vitamin D and COVID.

    • 29 min
    Episode 102: Prevention of preterm delivery, statins during pregnancy, and aromatherapy for postmenopausal symptoms

    Episode 102: Prevention of preterm delivery, statins during pregnancy, and aromatherapy for postmenopausal symptoms

    This week, Kate leads us on a special Mother's Day edition focused on women's health. Topics discussed by Kate, John and Henry (Mark is in Würzburg busily pontificating) include prevention of preterm delivery, statins during pregnancy, and aromatherapy for postmenopausal symptoms.

    • 25 min
    Episode 101: new VTE guidelines, weight loss drugs, and increased CV risk post-COVID

    Episode 101: new VTE guidelines, weight loss drugs, and increased CV risk post-COVID

    This week Kate, Henry and Mark discuss updated guideline recommendations for treatment of VTE, weight loss drugs, and the increased risk of cardiovascular events following COVID-19 infection. John has the week off.

    • 26 min
    Episode 100: Best of the best of the best!

    Episode 100: Best of the best of the best!

    This week, Kate, Mark, Henry and John pick their 4 favorite POEMs from the first 99 episodes. We'll dig into aspirin, beer before wine or vice versa, chronotherapy for hypertension, and asthma diagnosis. And thanks for being our audience for 100 episodes! Keep listening, and spread the word to friends and colleagues.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 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).

Mobyashi ,

Condescending doctors

Give all the facts. Don’t compare an injectable brand new vaccine mandate to wearing a seatbelt mandate. For medical professionals applying a one for all approach is concerning.

JbarMD ,

Too many hosts now

Used to be a Quick way to be up to date on poems and ebm with this podcast. Now, multiple hosts, lots ofJabber compared to previous. Used to love this podcast for quick listening and efficiency :(

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