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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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A Pill for Every Ill: A Physician's Transition to Integrative Medicine

9/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP In the early years of Dr. Robin Miller's career, she found herself writing more prescriptions and spending less time counseling the patients sitting in her exam room. It was then that she realized that something had to change…so she quit her job and began a fellowship in integrated medicine. Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Miller about her decision to switch her career focus and how her approach to diagnosing and treating patients has evolved.

Duration:00:14:59

Doctor's Guide to Wild Oregano

9/28/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Cass Ingram, D.O. Getting to the root of the intolerable running nose and watery-eyed allergy symptoms is Dr. Cass Ingram, author of Doctor's Guide to Wild Oregano. Reflecting on his research with Dr. Brian McDonough, Dr. Ingram points out the centuries-old natural remedy and the benefits it still possesses today.

Duration:00:13:30

Confronting the Behavioral Impacts of Cyberbullying

9/28/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Elizabeth Dowdell, PhD, RN FAAN Bullying is an unfortunate reality of the adolescent years. However, the implosion of the internet has created a new digital threat that is faceless and nameless: cyberbullying. Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell uncovers the link between risky online behaviors and their impacts in a discussion with Dr. Brian McDonough.

Duration:00:13:30

Changing the Conversation in Palliative and Hospice Care

9/5/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Palliative and hospice care both have very important roles in healthcare, but unfortunately, they are often overlooked as resources. Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Chief Medical Officer of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Dr. Stephen Goldfine, who offers his perspective on the stigma surrounding these two areas of healthcare and recommendations on how to make the conversation easier for you and your patients.

Duration:00:12:00

Life Lessons on Coping with the Stress and Pressure of Being a Healthcare Provider

9/4/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Physicians have one of the most stressful careers out there, forcing them to learn how to cope with high pressure on a day-to-day basis. And with the rates of physician burnout on the rise, adding a little laughter to your life and practice could be just what the doctor ordered. Sharing their experiences on learning to cope with these pressures and incorporating humor into their practice are Dr. Brian McDonough and Dr. John Kelly, Clinical Professor of...

Duration:00:14:59

A Fresh Approach to Tackling Obstacles of Obesity

8/22/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Louis J. Aronne, MD, FTOS Obesity rates have been rising for years, resulting in a constant influx of books claiming to have the cure for this newly classified disease. However, it's not just our patients who are dealing with issues of weight. Introducing innovative techniques and approaches is Dr. Lou Aronne, Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Cornell Medicine.

Duration:00:13:30

Fight-or-Flight: Understanding Our Body's Response to Adrenaline

8/21/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP In a time when humans walked among wild animals, the fight-or-flight response could've been the difference between eating dinner or being dinner. Today, however, the effect of this stress could be much more problematic for our society. In a review of his findings, Dr. Pratha Dutta joins Dr. Brian McDonough to focus on how our body and immune system react to sympathetic activation and what this might mean for some of your patients.

Duration:00:11:30

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

Is the Rise of Allergies Due to Missing Gut Microbiomes?

5/24/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Tanya Altmann, MD 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 component of the 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

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

The Real Cost of Smoking: Medical, Financial, and Societal Considerations

3/26/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. However, the economic and societal costs of smoking are also staggering. Every year, Americans spend more than $300 billion, which includes both medical care and lost productivity. Unfortunately, some people will have to pay more depending on the state in which they live. Host Dr. Brian McDonough...

Duration:00:14:29

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 writing...

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

Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer

2/19/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection remains one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in both females and males, with about 9 in 10 people contracting HPV at some point in their lives. Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Samantha Gottlieb, medical anthropologist and author of Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer. They explore the history of Gardasil, a vaccine developed for HPV but marketed primarily as a cervical...

Duration:00:14:59