AFP Podcast: Episode 95 - October 1, 2019

This episode includes discussions on hand-foot-and-mouth disease (1:30), opioid use disorder (3:30), thickened feedings for infants with gastroesophageal reflux (8:00), hypertension during pregnancy (9:50), antibiotics for acute rhinosinusitis (12:10), anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation (14:50), and a new song “Health is Primary” from Mehul Sheth, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Kenner, La. (16:50).

October 1, 2019 issue of AFP

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Time Stamp
Topic: Hand-foot-and-mouth diseaseTime Stamp: 1:30
Topic: Opioid use disorderTime Stamp: 3:30
Topic: Thickened feedings for infants with gastroesophageal refluxTime Stamp: 8:00
Topic: Hypertension during pregnancyTime Stamp: 9:50
Topic: Antibiotics for acute rhinosinusitisTime Stamp: 12:10
Topic: Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillationTime Stamp: 14:50
Topic: A new song "Health is Primary" from Mehul Sheth, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Kenner, La.Time Stamp: 16:50

Mehul Sheth, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in Kenner, La., and a faculty member with Ochsner Health System and the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, La.

“Health is Primary”

In a world where health is failing
And diseases are prevailing
Depressing health news headlines abound

We’re the family physicians
Committed to the mission
Of keeping you and your loved ones around

So while you’re on your rotation
And getting your education
On what it is we do everyday

May I impart on you some words,
Be they silly or absurd,
That may help you out in some tiny way

You better learn your bread and butter
‘Cause it’s not all cookie cutter
Read up on all the common things

Hypertension, diabetes
You know you gotta know these
Joint pain, rashes, bites, and stings

From Pink puffers and blue bloaters
To “My urine has this odor”
Get used to quickly switching gears

Learn your Pathophysiology,
Anatomy, Pharmacology
The more you know, the less you will fear

We see heart disease to allergies
They say good health is primary
We don’t discriminate age, sex, or weight
We take care of the whole family

Doc I’m just so tired
If I don’t get well I’m fired
Get good at working up fatigue

Lots of sleep and mood disorders
And the occasional goiter
Or anemia from a GI bleed

You’ll see many kinds of patients
And you’ll need to have some patience
To sort through all the gritty details

They may have a lot to bring in
Enough to make your head spin
If it’s hard for you than think how they feel

So be your patient’s advocate
It’s a good deed that they won’t forget
And if you want to arrange some serious change
The frontline is where you better get

So as you start your new adventure
Stay engaged and invested
No matter if you start with FP

Or surgery, derm, or Ob-gyn
The lessons learned here you will find
Will help in any specialty

Make connections with your patients
Prevention, immunizations
We do comprehensive healthcare daily

So before you call the specialist
You know you can totally handle this
Because good health is Primary

Because good health is Primary!