American Family Physician Podcast

2016-2017 AFP Podcast Hosts
Back Row: Evan Werk, MD; Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO; Jacob Anderson, DO; Steven R. Brown, MD
Front Row: Sarah Coles, MD (faculty); Tyler Coles (technician); Brett Daily, MD

The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features, such as POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters), Cochrane for Clinicians, Practice Guidelines, Editorials, and Medicine by the Numbers, and discusses answers to clinical questions from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network. In addition, the podcast will feature interviews with family physicians about the specialty, share favorite tweets, and present other regular segments meant to keep the podcast timely, lively, and fun.

The AFP Podcast is produced in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Family Medicine Residency(phoenixmed.arizona.edu). The 2016-2017 hosts of the AFP Podcast are Steven R. Brown, MD, Program Director; Jacob Anderson, DO, faculty; Brett Daily, MD, third-year resident; Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO, third-year resident; and Evan Werk, MD, third-year resident. Sarah Coles is a member of the faculty and Tyler Coles is the sound and technical guru.

Information on the 2015-2016 AFP Podcast team can be found here.

To create a successful podcast for the top journal in primary care, we need your feedback. You can e-mail us at afppodcast@aafp.org or tweet to @AFPpodcast(twitter.com) with comments and ideas.



You can subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store(itunes.apple.com), Google Play Music(play.google.com), or Stitcher(www.stitcher.com) or download episodes from the list below.

Issue Episodes
  • May 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on laceration repair, chronic insomnia, migraine prophylaxis in children, the European risk score for cardiovascular disease, perioperative cardiovascular medication management, venous leg ulcers, and colon cancer screening.

  • May 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on recreational waterborne illness, cardiovascular risk, antibiotic prophylaxis in cirrhosis, top POEMs of 2016, hypertension, and postpartum pain.

  • April 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on severe asymptomatic hypertension, iron deficiency in heart failure, breastfeeding, peritonsillar abscess, Zika virus, and our favorite Tweets.

  • April 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, preventing unintended adolescent pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, and a POEM on placebo.

  • March 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on end-of-life care, latent tuberculosis, preterm labor, antipsychotics in delirium, multiple myeloma, and an interview with Ranit Mishori, MD, discussing her unique career path, advocacy, community engagement, and social determinants of health.

  • March 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, addressing the needs of LGBT patients, syncope, brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs), buprenorphine, and seborrheic dermatitis.

  • February 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on acute coronary syndrome, rifaximin, top medical schools for Family Medicine, proteinuria in children, antenatal steroids, and the Prevention Priorities Game.

  • AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 4 - January 9, 2017

    This episode features an interview with Mark H. Greenawald, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Course Director of the AAFP’s Chief Resident Leadership Development Program. Topics discussed include physician wellness, mentorship, listening to patient stories, and Bison Chips.

  • February 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on antiepileptic drugs, dizziness, statins and dementia, jaundice in adults, practice guidelines for Botox, sertraline, and treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

  • January 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, otitis media, respiratory syncytial virus, giant cell arteritis, fibroids, and "Does chocolate cause acne?".

  • January 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on heart failure treatment, patient-centered communication, membrane sweeping, opiate withdrawal, and “Primary Care Dreams” video by Jamie Katuna and Kyle Cowper.

  • AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 3 - January 3, 2017

    This episode features an interview with John Meigs, MD, FAAFP, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians and family physician in Centreville, Alabama. Topics discussed include: expected changes in healthcare in 2017 and beyond, how students and family physicians can become more engaged, his favorite football team, and hidden talents.

  • December 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on autism spectrum disorder, pediatric head injury, pediatric cholesterol guidelines, gastrointestinal complications in diabetes, and “Listening for a kinder, gentler hospital experience” by Caroline Wellbery MD, PhD and Eathan Janney.

  • December 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on lymphadenopathy, cardiac rehab, rotator cuff injury, infant infection rule out, aripiprazole, menopause, and Holiday Myths.

  • November 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on pet-related infections, PSA screening, carpal tunnel, erectile dysfunction, diabetic foot, and evolocumab.

  • November 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on HIV, valproate for migraine prophylaxis, pneumonia, epididymitis, pet therapy, and Where I Listen.

  • October 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on pretravel consultation, sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), intimate partner violence, flu shot recommendations, aspirin, mental status examinations, and our favorite Tweets.

  • October 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on emerging vector-borne diseases, stretching, acute bronchitis, POEMs, fibromyalgia, and tacrolimus.

  • September 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on croup, skin cancer screening, clinical diagnosis of gout, STEPs for a new medicine for rosacea, atrial fibrillation, a look at diagnostic errors in medicine, and a response to a letter from a listener.

  • September 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on sleep apnea, post-exposure prophylaxis, complementary/integrative therapy, isotretinoin, perioperative beta blockers, sulfonylureas, and “Where I Listen”.

  • August 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on lupus, screening for depression, corticosteroids for asthma, meniscal tear, alirocumab, well-child visits, failure to thrive, hospital readmission, delirium, pioglitazone, and behavioral management of dementia.

  • August 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on peripheral neuropathy, acupuncture for headache, antibiotic prescribing, exercise for dementia, premenstrual disorder, and a special guest essay entitled ‘5000-to-1 Odds’.

  • July 15, 2016

    This episode is a live recording and includes discussions on rhinosinusitis, liraglutide for weight loss, pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder, vaccine hesitancy, polycystic ovary syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, screening for COPD, and genetic tests. Special features include live music, including the podcast theme song "We're on a Mission," audience favorite ICD-10 codes, the new game "Name That Drug," and an interview with AAFP Board Chair Bob Wergin, MD.

  • July 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on vertebral fractures, topical NSAIDs, honey for cough, intermittent steroid use in asthma, strep throat, blood pressure control, and our favorite Tweets.

  • June 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on opioids, ruling out myocardial infarction with troponin, evaluation of the painful eye, a new drug for insomnia, and decreasing antibiotic prescribing.

  • June 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention, screening for ovarian cancer, antiepileptic drugs, allergic conjunctivitis, genital herpes, corticosteroids for pneumonia, and a new feature, "Where I Listen to the AFP Podcast"

  • May 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on sarcoidosis, smoking cessation, peripartum depression, acute abdominal pain in children, flibanserin, and Zika virus.

  • May 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on cervical radiculopathy, Bell palsy, fluoride varnish, prostate cancer survivors, screening for autism, the top 20 POEMs of 2015, and an interview with Dr. Mike Sevilla

  • April 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on cancer screening in older patients, a new drug for heart failure, counseling women about breast cancer, glaucoma, low troponin levels, adnexal masses, and an interview with Tiffany Ho a fourth-year medical student at Johns Hopkins University

  • April 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on recurrent UTIs, Zika virus, drowning, red eye, head injury, pilates for low back pain, oppositional defiant disorder, and non-pharmacologic treatments of anxiety

  • March 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussion on alcohol use disorder, anal fissures, pre-exposure prophylaxis, endometrial cancer, and Dr. Mark Ebell with an Evidence Based Medicine Minute.

  • March 4, 2016

    This bonus episode features an interview with family physician Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy, co-hosts of the award-nominated podcast Sawbones: "A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine."

  • March 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on aortic stenosis, hyperthyroidism, chronic pelvic pain, POEM, and Cochrane for Clinicians

  • February 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on bleeding and bruising, high value prescribing, anemia in children, low back pain, vitamin D, and Dr. Mark Ebell with an Evidence Based Medicine Minute

  • AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 1 - February 5, 2016

    This episode includes an interview with J. Lloyd Michener, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University and co-founder of the "Practical Playbook," which builds collaboration between primary care and public health to improve health and reduce costs.

  • February 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on organ transplant, cyclobenzaprine, foot fractures, quinine, electronic cigarettes, steroids for pneumonia, and responses to medical students' frequently asked questions about family medicine

  • January 15, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on prostatitis, bridging anticoagulation, diabetes screening, gun violence, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, STDs, and an interview with AFP Contributing Editor Dr. Jennifer Middleton

  • January 1, 2016

    This episode includes discussions on bariatric surgery, lipid guidelines, pelvic pain, early peanut introduction, and hepatitis C

  • December 15, 2015

    This episode includes discussions on nsomnia, Timothy grass allergy, Pap smear guidelines, anemia, solitary pulmonary nodules, and an interview with Jay Lee, the President of California Academy of Family Physicians

  • December 1, 2015

    This episode includes discussions on newborn respiratory distress, sitagliptin, oral appliance, over-the-counter oral contraceptives, leukocytosis, chewing gum, gabapentin, and what not to wear.

  • November 15, 2015

    This episode includes discussions on knee pain, pressure ulcers, CT angiogram, medical marijuana, the limping child, and our favorite ICD-10 codes.

  • November 1, 2015

    This episode includes discussions on dysuria, exercise for osteoarthritis, CBT, irritable bowel syndrome, and some of our favorite Tweets.

  • July 15, 2015

    This episode includes discussions on depression, fungal toenail, red eyelid, health literacy, transgender medicine, and an interview with Dr. Wanda Filer, President Elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • July 1, 2015

    This episode includes discussion on diabetes, polyarticular arthritis, tobacco, neuropathic pain, tinnitus, and an interview with Dr. Jay Siwek, Editor of American Family Physician.

Evan Werk, MD; Brett Daily, MD; and Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO (left to right) recording at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix.