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Tune in to this educational monthly podcast covering various topics in Canadian Primary Care from the perspectives of two Canadian doctors in Emergency and Family Medicine, Kevin and Dimitre. The Primary Medicine Podcast is full of practical medical information that listeners can use in their daily practice – all in a convenient format that can be listened on a commute to work!

Tune in to this educational monthly podcast covering various topics in Canadian Primary Care from the perspectives of two Canadian doctors in Emergency and Family Medicine, Kevin and Dimitre. The Primary Medicine Podcast is full of practical medical information that listeners can use in their daily practice – all in a convenient format that can be listened on a commute to work!
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Ottawa, ON

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Tune in to this educational monthly podcast covering various topics in Canadian Primary Care from the perspectives of two Canadian doctors in Emergency and Family Medicine, Kevin and Dimitre. The Primary Medicine Podcast is full of practical medical information that listeners can use in their daily practice – all in a convenient format that can be listened on a commute to work!

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English


Episodes

Podcast 59: Marfan Syndrome

11/29/2018
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Dear Listeners, For our last podcast of the year, Dr. Dimitre talks about Marfan syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant disorder of the connective tissue that affects three major systems: cardiovascular, muskuloskeletal, and ocular. Most individuals who have Marfan’s are asymptomatic until complications arise. Most commonly they will have aortic dilation, mitral valve prolapse, scoliosis […] The post Podcast 59: Marfan Syndrome appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:17:42

Podcast 58: Irritable Child with Dr. Kevin

10/30/2018
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Dr. Kevin is back for our 58th podcast to talk about his approach to diagnosing inconsolable infants. Unexplained irritability in the clinic setting needs to be assessed as an urgent medical presentation. Up to 5% of fussy children will have an organic cause to their distress. As Dr. Kevin explains, there are a lot of badnesses […] The post Podcast 58: Irritable Child with Dr. Kevin appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:35:09

Podcast 57: Acquired Long QTc Syndrome

9/28/2018
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Dr. Dimitre is back with the 57th episode of the primary medicine podcast! Acquired long QTc syndrome is a disorder of the rhythm of the heart. It can lead to ventricular arrhythmias, such as Torsades de Pointe, and possibly ventricular fibrillation and death. It is caused by QTc prolonging medications which include antidepressants, antibiotics, antibiotics, […] The post Podcast 57: Acquired Long QTc Syndrome appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:15:22

Podcast 56: Nocturnal Leg Cramps with Dr. Pabani

8/18/2018
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Dr. Wahid Pabani, rural doctor extraordinaire, is back for our 56th podcast to talk about Nocturnal Leg Cramps! OUCH! This very common and distressing condition has many causes from the mundane (such as muscle fatigue) to the serious (such as peripheral vascular disease, or Parkinson Disease). Thankfully, a focused history and physical exam can help […] The post Podcast 56: Nocturnal Leg Cramps with Dr. Pabani appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:21:26

Podcast 55: Intussuception with Dr. Kevin

7/15/2018
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Dr. Kevin is back four our 55th podcast and he brought a surprise tiny guest. He will be talking about Intussusception. This is a life-threatening condition which mostly affects children below the age of three. It occurs when one part of the intestine slides into the adjacent part of the intestine. This causes bowel ischemia, […] The post Podcast 55: Intussuception with Dr. Kevin appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:22:33

Podcast 54: Subclinical Hypothyroidism

6/17/2018
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After a short hiatus, Dr. Dimitre is back to talk about subclinical hypothyroidism. Sometimes referred to as mild thyroid failure, it is diagnosed when peripheral thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) levels are within the normal range, but thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is mildly elevated. It is common, occurring in 10% of the population, and carries […] The post Podcast 54: Subclinical Hypothyroidism appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:17:54

Podcast 53: Spondylolisthesis with Dr. Kevin

4/30/2018
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Dr. Kevin is back for our 53rd podcast. This time we will be talking about Spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is anterior displacement of a vertebral body relative to the adjacent inferior vertebral body. It is a common condition of young athletes that can present with intermittent back pain. Diagnosis is based on imaging with lumbar X-Ray being […] The post Podcast 53: Spondylolisthesis with Dr. Kevin appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:21:56

Podcast 52: Pruritis with Dr. Dimitre

3/28/2018
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For our latest podcast, Dr. Dimitre is itching to talk about itching! Pruritus is a challenging presentation for two reasons. Firstly, the differential is broad encompassing conditions both benign and malignant. Secondly, the patient is often suffering and looking for a quick solution to his problem. It is thus important to have a clear and […] The post Podcast 52: Pruritis with Dr. Dimitre appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:22:00

Podcast 51: Concussion with Dr. Pabani

2/22/2018
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Its winter yet again in Canada. That means slippery ice, broken bones, and concussions! Rural Doc Extraordinaire Wahid is back to talk about concussions. It is a medical condition that has entered the entered the public consciousness with the recent NFL scandal and the aptly named Will Smith movie. It is most often caused by […] The post Podcast 51: Concussion with Dr. Pabani appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:28:57

Podcast 50: Evidence Based Medicine with Dr. Ken Milne

1/11/2018
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Dr. Dimitre and Dr. Kevin are back after a short holiday break! Our 50th podcast and now more than 5000 listeners monthly! What better way to celebrate than by bringing in someone much cleverer than ourselves to talk… Introducing Dr. Ken Milne – founder of the outstanding Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Visit SGEMS here at http://thesgem.com/ […] The post Podcast 50: Evidence Based Medicine with Dr. Ken Milne appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:34:34

Episode 49: Syncope with Dr. Kevin

11/14/2017
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Episode 49 of our podcast showcases Dr. Kevin’s prowess with children as he presents his approach to syncope while taking care of his grouchy 12 mo! Syncope has many causes from the mundane to the deadly and requires a systematic detailed workup. Dr. Kevin takes the time to review the broad differential of this presentation. […] The post Episode 49: Syncope with Dr. Kevin appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:41:03

Episode 48: Beaver Fever with Dr. Pabani!

10/9/2017
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Dr. Wahid and Dr. Dimitre are back for podcast #48! Giardiasis, also known, as beaver fever is one of the most common parasitic human diseases globally. It usually presents with chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Symptoms may begin 2-4 weeks after initial exposure to the parasitic cyst and may last up to 4-6 […] The post Episode 48: Beaver Fever with Dr. Pabani! appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:13:01

Episode 47: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease!

9/5/2017
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Dr. Dimitre survived the plague that is hand foot and mouth disease and he is back to tell the tale. Hand foot and mouth disease is a summertime viral infection that presents with painful lesions on the palms, soles, and the oral cavity. It usually affects children under 10. Thankfully it rarely lasts more than […] The post Episode 47: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease! appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:13:55

Episode 46: Nasal Fractures with Dr. Kevin!

8/5/2017
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Dr Mailo joins is back for our 46th podcast! The topic was inspired by one of our friends having a syncopal episode and breaking his noggin. The nasal bones are the most commonly fractured bony structures of the face. Patients with nasal fractures will often present to the emergency department with bleeding, swelling, and bruising. […] The post Episode 46: Nasal Fractures with Dr. Kevin! appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:24:29

Episode 45: Viral Myocarditis with Dr. Pabani

7/6/2017
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Dr Wahid joins us for our 45th podcast to talk about a challenging case he had at the start of his career. Viral Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, can cause arrhythmias, heart failure, and even sudden death in healthy individuals. Patients will often present with dyspnea, chest pain, low endurance and irregular heartbeat. […] The post Episode 45: Viral Myocarditis with Dr. Pabani appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:22:13

Episode 44: Plantar Fasciitis!

6/8/2017
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Ouch! For our latest podcast, Dr. Dimitre talks about the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis, is an easy clinical diagnosis to make but a rather challenging condition to treat. It tends to affect middle-aged persons, athletes, and individuals who stand for prolonged periods of time during the day. Treatment is often […] The post Episode 44: Plantar Fasciitis! appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:17:36

Episode 43: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss with Dr. Pabani

5/10/2017
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Dr Wahid is back! During our latest podcast, he and Dr. Dimitre converse about Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. SSNHL presents with unexplained hearing loss, often unilateral, which tends to develop over a period of 3 days. Most cases are idiopathic and self-limiting, but some can be caused by serious and life-threatening conditions. Prompt diagnosis and […] The post Episode 43: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss with Dr. Pabani appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:21:02

Episode 42: Foreign Body of the Airway in Children with Dr. Kevin!

4/13/2017
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During our latest podcast, Dr. Kevin segues masterfully from his daughter’s appendicitis scare to the management of airway foreign bodies in children. This is a potentially life-threatening that should be suspected on the basis of a witnessed choking episode. The presentation of unwitnessed foreign body aspiration is subtle and requires a very thorough history, physical […] The post Episode 42: Foreign Body of the Airway in Children with Dr. Kevin! appeared first on Primary Medicine...

Duration:00:29:05

Episode 41: Corneal Foreign Body

3/17/2017
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In our latest podcast, Dr. Kevin is excited to talk about our upcoming conference and Dr. Dimitre is excited to talk about how to remove corneal foreign bodies in the office. Please visit our membership page to access the podcast. Posted on 02/03/2017 by Dr. Dimitre The post Episode 41: Corneal Foreign Body appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:23:50

Episode 40 Cardiac Risk Stratification Part 2 with Dr. Kevin!

3/2/2017
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In part 2 of our podcast on Cardiac Risk Stratification, Dr Kevin takes us deeper into the rabbit hole! He talks about his approach to patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of Ischaemic Heart Disease. He finishes off by summarizing the limits of cardiac tests. None of them are 100% sensitive! Please visit our membership page […] The post Episode 40 Cardiac Risk Stratification Part 2 with Dr. Kevin! appeared first on Primary Medicine Podcast.

Duration:00:23:03