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Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.

Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.
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Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.

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Episodes

Eliminating the Stigma of Opioid Addiction

8/8/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Lorina Marshall-Blake, MGA, FAAN Complicating the already-complex issue of the opioid epidemic is the stigma that it often comes with, which defers those who so desperately need help from seeking it. Fortunately, there are organizations like the Independence Blue Cross who are doing their part in humanizing opioid addiction and encouraging those affected to find help through its awareness campaign “Someone You Know.” To dive deeper into this...

Duration:00:13:00

Increasing Workplace Wellness for Positive Productivity

6/21/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Joy Stephenson-Laws According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately two million workers fall subject to workplace violence every year. With that number continuing to increase, creating a healthy work environment is becoming the central focus of many employers. But how exactly can you go about doing that? Join Dr. Brian McDonough as he speaks with Joy Stephenson-Laws, founder of Proactive Health Labs and author of...

Duration:00:12:30

Natural Fix: Rediscovering 'Valuable' Foods Our Bodies Need

6/7/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Have we been fed misinformation about how our food choices affect our bodies? Listen in as Dr. Brian McDonough speaks with mythbuster and co-founder of the Florida Wellness Center Dr. Julie Gatza, who proposes a new spin on the most common misconception surrounding healthy eating.

Duration:00:13:00

Allergens on the Rise Due to Missing Gut Bacteria?

5/24/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Tanya Altmann To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Tanya Altmann, Pediatrician and Editor in Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting books, to discuss why a missing gut microbiome may be the potential cause and how nutrition and probiotics play a vital role in a child's growth and development.

Duration:00:13:30

Detecting Depression: How to Assess Patients and Benefits of TMS Treatment

4/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP With a wide spectrum of symptoms, treating depression often becomes frustrating—not only for the patient, but for the primary care physician as well. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough is Dr. Paul Gross, founder of the TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, to address the difficulties of properly identifying depression. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Green also exposes the impactful therapy Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which has been linked to improving...

Duration:00:13:59

Living with Heart Disease: How a Patient Gave her Diagnosis Meaning

4/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Mark Zucker, Director of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program at RWJBH/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and his HCM patient and founder of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, Lisa Salberg, to discuss her inspiring story and the importance of early diagnosis.

Duration:00:13:29

Is Emotional Baggage an Underlying Cause of Your Patient's Illness?

4/18/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Is it possible that our emotional baggage is undermining our physical health? Dr. Bradley Nelson, holistic doctor and author of The Emotion Code, joins Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss the various impacts that negative emotions can make toward health maintenance and disease prevention.

Duration:00:13:59

Primary Care Update: Autoantibody Testing for Connective Tissue Diseases

3/26/2018
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Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD Guest: Chadwick R. Johr, MD This innovative, 30-minute, online activity features a Video Expert Dialogue with two prominent faculty covering important, timely issues and data related to the detection of autoimmune (AI) disorders. The emphasis is on the unique role primary care providers play in diagnosing and managing AI and maximizing patient care. Topics include: Overview of connective tissue diseases and ANA testing ANA IFA and ELISA New tests Subserologies...

Duration:00:29:30

Surviving a Stroke at 35: A Patient's Journey through Illness and Rehabilitation

3/5/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP At the age of 35, Jessica Cross was pursuing a rewarding career and raising a family with her loving husband when she was dealt a crippling blow: suffering a stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side of her body and hospitalized for months. Two years later, still in rehabilitation, Cross began punching at a keyboard to restore function in her arm and hand. Having little interest in typing mindlessly, this daily rehab exercise soon grew into...

Duration:00:12:30

How Regular Exercise Can Help Reverse Cardiac Aging

2/21/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC Poor fitness in middle age is a strong predictor of a person’s future risk of heart failure. Prolonged exercise training, including a regular routine of high-intensity and moderate-intensity workouts, can forestall the effects of sedentary aging by preventing increased left ventricular stiffness. Dr. Benjamin Levine joins host Dr. Brian McDonough to talk about how regular exercise training may provide protection against...

Duration:00:14:59

Rethinking Pain Management in an Opioid Epidemic: Prevention and Treatment Updates

1/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to a report from the Trust for America’s Health, an estimated 1.6 million people could die from drugs, alcohol, and suicide in the next ten years. This is a 60% increase from the past decade. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with John Templeton Jr, President of Footprints Beachside Recovery Center in Florida, about treating addiction and what doctors need to know about reducing opioid addiction risk in their pain medication management.

Duration:00:13:29

Beyond Opioids: Alternative Options for Pain Management

1/26/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Over 33,000 lives were lost to opioid overdose in 2015, translating into 91 people dying each day, according to the most recent CDC data. Reducing exposure to prescription opioids, for situations where the risks of opioids outweigh their benefits, is a crucial part of reversing this trend. Host Dr. Brian McDonough explores alternative options to prescription opioids with addiction specialist Dr. Isaac Alexis, Medical Director of the Lifeline Addiction...

Duration:00:13:59

Keeping the "Fit" in Fitness: How to Avoid Exercise Pitfalls

1/15/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with veteran personal trainer and exercise therapy specialist Bobby Whisnand about ways to to keep your workout "working out" and how to avoid exercise pitfalls.

Duration:00:15:00

Best in Show: The Health Benefits of Therapy Dogs

12/11/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Several studies have shown that therapy dogs help to reduce people’s pain levels and anxiety. Therapy dogs have also been found to increase patients’ physical, mental, emotional and social states and improve their quality of life. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with David Frei, former co-host of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and co-creator of Angel on a Leash, a charity supporting therapy dog programs that serve health care facilities, about how...

Duration:00:13:29

5 Simple Steps to Kick Your Patients' (and Your Own) Sugar Cravings

12/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes between 150 to 170 pounds of refined sugars every year. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a long list of health problems, from obesity and cardiovascular disease to joint inflammation and ADHD, but most of us can’t seem to be able to stop eating sugar no matter how hard we try. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to address the growing threat of sugar addiction is...

Duration:00:13:59

Altering the Collision Course: Protective Effects of Omega-3 Intake on Concussions

12/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP There is nearly a 20% chance that each of us will suffer a concussion this year. More concerning yet, over 30% of those concussions will lead to a long-term, potentially permanent disability. Many studies have explored how the use of Omega-3 fatty acids may add some measure of resilience within the brain to withstand injury in those at significant risk. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the nonprofit Brain Health...

Duration:00:13:59

Spanning Broadcast Medicine to Big-Wave Surfing: The Life, Career and Hobbies of Dr. Bob Arnot

11/20/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Bob Arnot is an award-winning medical correspondent for NBC and CBS News and served as MSNBC’s chief foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also worked as an Olympic physician and is a sports enthusiast who competes in Ironman events, triathlons, marathons, big-wall ice climbing, Himalayan climbs, the 100-mile Canadian ski marathon, 24-hour bike races, big wave surfing and stand-up paddling. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr....

Duration:00:15:29

Tools and Assessments for Suicide Prevention

10/27/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) was developed as a means of helping users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assessing the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauging the level of support that the person needs. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Founder and Director of the Columbia...

Duration:00:14:29

An Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective on Treating Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients

10/27/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Out of the approximately 340,000 hip fractures that occur in the US each year, 9 out of 10 of them happen to people older than 65. Hip fractures in an older population can result in significant complications including Pneumonia and blood clots among others. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr. Derek Donegan, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Trauma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to talk about...

Duration:00:12:59

Addressing Rheumatic Diseases: Diagnostic and Treatment Updates

10/8/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP With more than 100 different disorders, rheumatic diseases comprise one of the most prevalent disease groups in the industrialized world. In fact, a third of the population will be affected by a rheumatic disease at some point during their lifetimes. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr. Carol Langford, Chair of the Committee of Education at the American College of Rheumatology, about the diagnostic and treatment challenges of rheumatic diseases.

Duration:00:13:00