Interview with Alison Block, MD, family physician and faculty member at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency in Martinez, CA. Dr. Block is Executive Producer of the The Nocturnists, "a live show and podcast where doctors share stories from the world of medicine." This bonus episode includes clips from family physicians on The Nocturnists. Topics discussed in the interview include: stories as advocacy, a non-linear career path, the origin of The Nocturnists, and music from your teen years.
Treatment of the common cold (1:30), tonsillectomy in children (5:30), treatment of threatened miscarriage (7:20), venous ulcers (9:50), radicular low back pain (13:20), prostate cancer decision making (15:10).
Health maintenance in school-aged children (1:30), the primary care workforce (7:10), actinic keratoses (9:40), electronic cigarettes (11:20), and postpartum depression (15:10).
Ingrown toenail (1:30), Should you prescribe metformin for abnormal blood glucose not meeting criteria for diabetes? (4:10), hirsutism in women (11:30), infantile hemangioma (15:20), and skin-to-skin contact for improved duration of breastfeeding (18:00).
Hearing loss (2:10), aspirin in healthy older adults (6:00), AFP Clinical Answers (7:30), omega-3 oil (9:30), interpregnancy care (12:00), erythema multiforme (15:30), and semaglutide (19:30).
Lead poisoning in children (1:30), Helicobacter pylori testing (3:40), polypharmacy (6:30), helping patients cope with grief (10:40), preventing spontaneous abortion (13:50), heart failure with preserved ejection fracture (16:40), and a World Cup bonus (19:10).
Plantar fasciitis (1:30), pneumonia (6:10), Bartholin duct cyst and gland abscess (8:50), lung cancer screening (11:00), diabetic kidney disease (14:00), and depression after acute coronary syndrome (19:10).
Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (1:50), anticoagulation for the treatment of venothromboembolism in patients with cancer (6:00), varicose veins (8:30), adolescent substance use (12:10), caregiver care (19:30), and “Where I Listen” (24:00).
Pain in growing bones (1:30), chronic cough in children (8:00), lice and scabies (10:20), screening for intimate partner violence (14:40), colon cancer screening (16:20), deprescribing (17:50), Deprescribing Priorities game (19:00) and song (26:50).
Denosumab (1:30), cholesterol guidelines (4:10), drug-drug interactions (8:00), post-traumatic stress disorder (14:50), saline irrigation (17:10), and top research studies of 2018 (18:40).
Kidney stones (1:40), child passenger safety (5:20), heat-related illness (6:40), social determinants of health (10:00), and common breast problems (12:20).
Interview with Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, family physician and Cabinet Secretary for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. Dr. Walker previously worked as Deputy Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018. Topics discussed include engaging in public policy, leadership, social determinants of health, community engagement, mentorship, and flower arranging.
Critical congenital heart disease screening in newborns (1:30), abnormal uterine bleeding (3:10), statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (6:30), concussions (7:50), human papillomavirus virus vaccine (10:10), and an editorial on the high cost of insulin (12:40).
Coaching patients about successful blood pressure management (1:30), anticonvulsants for low back pain (4:10), Everybody Needs a Family Doctor (5:10), lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (9:10), Right Care for children (13:50), recurrent urinary tract infections (16:20), primary care of breast cancer survivors (17:30).
Hepatitis B (1:30), advance care planning (8:00), smectite for acute infectious diarrhea (12:00), uterine fibroids (14:00), gas, bloating, and belching (16:30), and AFP Clinical Answers lightning round (23:20).
Acute hand infections (1:20), cervical cancer screening (4:10), manipulative therapies (10:50), metformin for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (15:30), and type 2 diabetes therapies (17:40).
Antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections (1:50), first trimester bleeding (4:20), chronic sinusitis (7:40), renal cell carcinoma (9:30), digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms (17:00), and AFP Clinical Answers lightning round (18:30).
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (1:30), neuropsychological evaluation (7:50), intravenous magnesium for asthma (11:20), primary care for persons who inject drugs (13:30), and AFP Clinical Answers lightning round (18:30).
Deprescribing (1:30), benzodiazepines (3:20), migraine prophylaxis (5:20), effective advocacy (9:30), urine drug tests (13:00), human papillomavirus vaccine (16:20), neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin (18:30), AFP Clinical Answers lightning round (19:50).
Counseling in primary care (1:30), slow uptake of evidence-based medicine (6:10), school absenteeism (9:30), screening for peripheral artery disease (12:10), adult well-male examination (15:20), and evaluating anticoagulation (21:40).
Care for transgender persons (2:10), dental problems (9:10), short-term medical trips (12:30), Crohn's disease (15:50), preventing diabetes (19:40), deep vein thrombosis (20:50), and Faith in Subtraction: De-prescribing (22:00).
Incarcerated patients (1:30), Lown Right Care (6:40), cardiac testing (8:40), osteoporosis (11:40), Name That Drug (15:10), glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for chronic hepatitis C (17:40), conduct disorder (19:50), hoarseness (23:30)
Knee pain evaluation (2:30), culture-specific asthma education (5:10), type 2 diabetes in children (6:40), gun violence (9:20), knee osteoarthritis (14:40), type 2 diabetes guideline (15:50), Song: 'Everybody Needs a Family Doctor' (17:10), epidural anesthesia (21:00), common acute medical problems in the pregnant patient (22:10), meconium-stained amniotic fluid (24:50)