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Social media's leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD.

The Podcast by KevinMD Kevin Pho, MD

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Social media's leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD.

    What is the current state and future of psychiatry?

    What is the current state and future of psychiatry?

    What are the challenges facing psychiatry? How does psychiatry need to innovate the continue to thrive? What is the future of psychiatry What's your #1 tip for those considering the profession? What advice can you give to primary care clinicians as it relates to behavioral health issues?
    Owen Muir is a psychiatrist and host of the podcast, Pandemic Check In. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pandemic-check-in/id1503107429)
    He shares his story and discusses the present state and future of psychiatry as a profession.

    • 13 min
    A view from an infectious disease physician in Texas

    A view from an infectious disease physician in Texas

    "Death is not meant to be rushed. Saying goodbye shouldn’t be rushed. Celebrating a life once lived cannot be rushed. And yet, we must. Taking a moment, a minute, an hour, maybe a day to feel something that normally takes far longer. Because we must. And in our hearts, the grief remains. Frozen in time in this state of mourning that we are all experiencing. We say the same words to our friends, to the families of patients that we ourselves have been the recipient of. The awkward moment when we realize that offering our condolences, again and again, has begun to lose meaning. There is a certain degree of numbing that occurs, perhaps protective, when faced with traumatic situations day in and day out. What do you when the tears no longer fall?"
    Julie B. Trivedi is an infectious disease physician.
    She shares her story, explores the pandemic from the perspective of a Texas-based infectious disease physician, and discusses the KevinMD article, "How do you grieve when you are still mourning?" (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/04/how-do-you-grieve-when-you-are-still-mourning.html)

    • 13 min
    A public health update on COVID-19

    A public health update on COVID-19

    "Over the last 100 years, the U.S. has had to respond to five avian flu pandemics. The most severe was the 1918 avian influenza infecting 1/3 of the world’s population and killing 650,000 Americans. It was also the last time wide-spread containment, mitigation, and isolation strategies were used in the U.S. Seldom mentioned about the 1918 pandemic are the three 'waves' or cycles of resurgence and the subsequent deaths associated with them, especially in cities and towns that failed to implement timely mitigation restrictions or rescinded them too quickly.
    When considering the rescindment of mitigation restrictions, a bottom-to-top approach (local-state-federal governments) must be followed precisely to account for the kinetics of the virus. It is the virus that will truly dictate when American lives can return to some semblance of normal. The goal is to taper restrictions to avoid a cycle of new COVID-19 outbreaks and thus minimize the similar cycle of deaths, which followed in the 1918 pandemic."
    Nicolas K. Fletcher is a public health student.
    He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Strategies for lifting COVID-19 mitigation restrictions." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/04/strategies-for-lifting-covid-19-mitigation-restrictions.html)

    • 14 min
    Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist 

    Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist 

    "The unparalleled and pervasive nature of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way. There is limited, albeit growing, research on the mental health effects of disasters.  A recent review article pointed out the potentially negative consequences of prolonged quarantine, while other research from Wuhan, China, highlighted the impact of COVID-19, particularly amongst healthcare personnel. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals will play a critical role in the aftermath of the pandemic, but this requires a shift in perception of who a psychiatrist is and what they have to offer."
    Chinenye Onyemaechi is a psychiatrist.
    She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article that she co-wrote, "Redefining the role of psychiatrists in the time of COVID-19." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/04/redefining-the-role-of-psychiatrists-in-the-time-of-covid-19.html)

    • 10 min
    This is a time for national unity, not sensationalism

    This is a time for national unity, not sensationalism

    "Recent articles have accused some physicians of hoarding medications for themselves during our international medical crisis. Authors such as these should be ashamed of their coverage and wasted ability on sensationalism when they could be spending their time informing the public about the dangers of COVID-19 and the actions communities, hospitals, physicians, businesses, and public servants are taking on a daily basis to protect our great nation and the world from the perils of this invisible enemy.
    As a physician, I urge my colleagues to keep fighting to help restore order and health in our nation and to remember the promise we made in our Hippocratic Oath: 'So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time.
    There is hope we will defeat this invisible enemy and return to the normal way of American life: travel, commerce, vacation, celebrations, and sports. I ask that we help each other and not spread fear and disinformation during this period. Many people are in need, so reach out to your local hospital or medical school and ask how you can help by donating food or funds to help medical students, physician trainees, and other health care workers. This is a time of national unity and to rise as one and to share resources with each other, help the elderly, and listen to the advice of medical experts."
    Shady Henien is an interventional cardiology fellow and CEO, Physician Promise. (https://www.physicianpromise.com/)
    He shares his story, explores the cardiology-coronavirus connection, and discusses KevinMD article, "This is a time for national unity, not sensationalism." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/this-is-a-time-for-national-unity-not-sensationalism.html)

    • 19 min
    Spare older anesthesiologists COVID-19 coronavirus risk

    Spare older anesthesiologists COVID-19 coronavirus risk

    "This pandemic presents a unique opportunity for senior anesthesiologists to see the benefit of accommodating the health care needs of our workforce. Just as I tried to avoid the teratogenic effects of certain cases when pregnant, we should consider the most effective ways to protect senior anesthesiologists from a life-threatening infection. When the pandemic has passed, anesthesiologists of all ages can take into account times when each of us is more susceptible than others. I hope that we will work to accommodate the age dynamics of our profession and protect each other. For now, while we still have a full roster of healthy anesthesiologists, an effort should be made to spare older colleagues who are at higher risk. After all, this is at the heart of what we do as physicians: care for and protect those who are in need."
    Becky Wong is an anesthesiologist and can be reached on Twitter @BeckyWongMD.
    She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Spare older anesthesiologists COVID-19 coronavirus risk." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/spare-older-anesthesiologists-covid-19-coronavirus-risk.html)

    • 12 min

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Great Medical Info!

I have been reading Kevin MD blog for years, and re-post articles that pertain to my rare disease Facebook group HAE, AAE Group so that others there can learn about medicine from physicians perspective, as well as articles about ER’s, ICU, doctor visits. The Podcast is a great addition. Thanks Kevin!

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