2017-18 AFP Podcast Team

[AFP Podcast Team - Season 3]

The 2017-2018 podcast team is (back row, left to right) Jake Anderson, DO, Evan Werk, MD, Joanna Campodonico, MD, Steven R. Brown, MD; (middle row) Michelle Hamilton, DO, Sarah Coles, MD, Tyler Coles; (front row) Shari Pressley, MD, Kellie Wheeler, MD, and Sue Dash, 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 ResidencyThe 2017-2018 hosts of the AFP Podcast are Program Director Steven R. Brown, MD, and third-year residents Joanna Campodonico, MD, Sue Dash, MD, Michelle Hamilton, DO, Shari Pressley, MD, and Kellie Wheeler, MD. Faculty members Jacob Anderson, DO, and Sarah Coles, MD, and fellow Evan Werk, MD, fact-check and pitch in. Tyler Coles is the sound and technical guru.

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  • July 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on statin use for LDL over 190, allergy testing, procalcitonin to guide antibiotic therapy, medical decision-making capacity, bronchiolitis, antibiotic course duration, and the doorknob phenomenon.

  • June 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on geriatric assessment, otitis media, FIT for colon cancer screening, low risk pulmonary embolus, ovarian cancer, and recurrent abdominal pain in children.

  • June 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on diets for health, generic drugs, hyperhidrosis, asthma, pulmonary embolism, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, and oncologic emergencies.

  • May 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on general parenting strategies, adults with developmental disabilities, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, infectious diarrhea, maternal obesity and labor induction, and implantable buprenorphine.

  • May 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on croup, altitude sickness, fall prevention, animal bites, the top 20 POEMs of the year, gender dysphoria, and genetic risk testing.

  • April 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on common running injuries, the female athlete triad, antibiotic prophylaxis for COPD exacerbations, poststreptococcal illness, and osteoarthritis.

  • April 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on cervical cancer screening, Choosing Wisely, rheumatoid arthritis, pneumococcal vaccine, antipsychotics for Alzheimer disease, and syncope.

  • March 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on stable coronary artery disease, evaluation of suspected dementia, screening for thyroid cancer, and a review of the ACC/AHA hypertension guideline.

  • March 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on vaginitis, labor evaluation, opioid use disorder, extremity pain, osteoporosis, and pacifier use.

  • February 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on acute migraine treatment, diabetes education, vitamin D, light therapy for cognitive impairment, urinary tract infection in kids, and oxygen for myocardial infarction.

  • February 16, 2018

    This bonus episode includes an interview with outgoing editor of American Family Physician Jay Siwek, MD, and incoming editor-in-chief Sumi Makkar Sexton, MD. Topics include the past and future of American Family Physician, the leading primary care journal in the United States. We also hear from Dr. Sexton on what inspired her to a career in family medicine and in editing, her work as a leader in her medical practice, her experience as a soccer mom, and her surprising talent. You can read more from Drs. Sexton and Siwek about the transition in their editorials in the January 15th and February 1st issues of American Family Physician.

  • February 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on tremor, corticosteroids for plantar heel pain, hemorrhoids, clostridium difficile, skin-to-skin contact in newborns, and anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention.

  • January 15, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on heel pain, hypertension guideline, H. pylori infection, preeclampsia screening, colorectal cancer screening, and our favorite Tweets.

  • January 1, 2018

    This episode includes discussions on pityriasis rosea, young febrile infants, stents, ear pain, female genital mutilation or cutting, insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes, moisturizers and eczema, and our highlights of 2017.

  • December 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on chronic kidney disease, precision medicine, palpitations, gabapentin for low back pain, vision screening in children, and holiday ICD-10 codes.

  • December 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on elevated liver transaminase levels, topical capsaicin for treatment of chronic neuropathic pain, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, local anaesthesia for IUD insertion, USPSTF recommendation updates, and "Where I Listen".

  • November 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on cardiomyopathy, gout, glucose management in hospital patients, latent tuberculosis screening, herpes zoster, sleep apnea, and an interview with family physician, educator, and writer Sandra Miller, MD, author of the new novel Only Rock is Real.

  • November 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on chronic cough, physical examination for the rotator cuff, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, statins, and topical NSAIDs.

  • October 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on chronic rhinosinusitis, flu shot recommendations, social media use and mood disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, and subclinical hypothyroidism.

  • October 13, 2017

    In this episode, we introduce Greyscale, a podcast created by Ben Davis, MD, family physician and faculty member at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, Washington. Greyscale "takes a look at the not-so-clear areas of medicine by sharing physicians' own difficult encounters." The stories "showcase what can often be forgotten - the humanity behind the physician." We speak with Dr. Davis about his podcast, his inspiration for producing it, and his career path in family medicine. We also share "best of" clips from Greyscale. Greyscale can be downloaded from iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and from Ben's website

  • October 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on secondary hypertension, oral diabetes medications, testosterone therapy, food consumption, prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy after myocardial infarction.

  • September 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on hair loss, the opioid epidemic, vitamin B12 deficiency, antibiotics for cellulitis, steroids for hives, steroids for osteoarthritis, and lifestyle change in diabetes.

  • September 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on atrial fibrillation, meningitis, varenicline for smoking cessation, exercise stress testing, and low back pain.

  • August 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on lower extremity limb abnormalities in children, health literacy, preventing falls in older persons, the routine pelvic exam, cerumen impaction, and dexamethasone for sore throat.

  • August 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on HIV complications, yoga and asthma, pelvic organ prolapse, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and probiotics.

  • July 29, 2017

    This episode is a live recording from the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri on July 29th, 2017. Topics include: Physical examination maneuvers that matter, delayed antibiotic prescriptions, severe asymptomatic hypertension, medical mnemonics, podcast origin story, a systematic cookbook review, meniscal surgery, Choosing Wisely, and an interview with AAFP President John Meigs, MD, FAAFP.

  • July 15, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on lung cancer screening, herbal supplement interactions, niacin, screening for sleep apnea, rivaroxaban, primary care for refugees.

  • July 1, 2017

    This episode includes discussions on arthroscopic meniscal surgery, developmental delay, drug prices, insomnia, and acupuncture for migraine prevention.

Bill Dabbs, MD, Katherine Dabbs, MD, Ryan Dougherty, MD, and Meghan Dougherty, MD, put a carpool karaoke twist on the AFPPodcast theme song, "On a Mission."