All Risk, No Reward
Welcome to the July 2018 edition of Primary Care RAP! This month, we get into sync with some aspirin and A-Fib knowledge, get stuck on IV fluid info, chase some papers, and much more. Let's get started!
A Hyperthyroid Fetus
Welcome to the June 2018 episode of Primary Care RAP. This month, we secrete some knowledge while looking into Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy, discuss just how to deal with non-patients asking for medical advice, heat things up in a segment discussing fever in HIV patients, and much more. Let's get to it!
The Buzz That Won't Quit
Welcome to the May 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP. This month, we ring in some Tinnitus talk, get musical in a two part discussion on Parkinson's disease, chase some papers, and much more. Let's dig in!
Will You Be My Facebook Friend?
Welcome to the April 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP. This month, we hit 'Like' on some social media tips, get informed on UTIs, follow up on Vitamin D, and much more. Here we go!
DOACs for VTE in Cancer - Tom DeLoughery for the Win!
Tom DeLoughery predicted a new practice pattern in an earlier PC RAP and he turned out to be totally right, so we’re proud to say “you heard it here first."
What’s Your (Code) Status?
Welcome to the March 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP. This month we'll aim to improve Code Status discussions, learn how to spot non-accidental trauma in children, get the low-down on thrombosed hemorrhoids, and as always, chase a few papers. Let's dive in!
The Tragically Sore Hip
Welcome to the February 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP! This month we have Vitamin D Dosing, the COMPASS Trial, Eczema, Pleural Effusion, Psych Meds, Cancer and Thrombosis and Paper Chase so let's get started!
A Feverish Frenzy!
Welcome to the January 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP! We start off the New Year with Heidi James and Neda Frayha and a Fever of Unknown Origin. Then we have PKD, Living with CF - Part 2, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Spinal Stenosis, FMLA and Paper Chase, so let’s get started!
New Hypertension Guidelines: Friend, Foe, or Foolishness??
Andrew and Heidi discuss the new AHA Hypertension guidelines that were released in November. Spoiler: even though they try really, really, REALLY hard to keep an open mind, our intrepid podcasters are not impressed.
Welcome to the December 2018 Edition of Primary Care RAP. We start off with the health of Old Saint Nick. Then we have Living with CF, Saturday Night Palsy, Graves Disease, Things that Changed Your Practice, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, Testicle Problems, Symphyseal Fundal Height and Paper Chase, so let's get started!
Lytes and Bites
Welcome to the November 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP. This month we have Precepting, ACA, Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, Bridging Anticoagulation, Hypercalcemia, Diverticulitis, Hematology Rounds, Paper Chase and a whole lot more, so let's get started!
It's Bloody Halloween!
Welcome to the October 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP! Andrew and Heidi start off the month talking about the potential role of ASA in preventing colorectal cancer, compare fracture risks associated with common anticoagulants, and go on a bit of a tirade about lung cancer screening. Our old friend Rob Orman is back with Shawn Hersevoort and Electroconvulsive Therapy. Neda and Heidi bring you the Fatigue Work Up. Then we have Headaches, Bracing, Febrile Seizures, Paper Chase and a whole lot more so let's get started!
You Can Do It!!
Have you ever tried the power of Motivational Interviewing to help patients make changes to improve their health and wellbeing? Well Heidi and Brandon start off the month with some basics on how to use it in practice. Our featured chapter this month bring you Jake and Andrew reviewing the diagnosis and management of IBS. Then we have Conjunctivitis, Hypokalemia, Tricuspid Valves, Imposter Syndrome, CIDP, Latent TB, Thrombosis and Paper Chase round out the month, so let's get started!
Diabetes and Whispered Pectorilo….what???
Is whispered pectoriloquy useful? Can you detect gout by aspirating a non-inflamed joint? Do yeast injections kill plantar warts? We'll find out those things and a whole lot more in the August 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP!
There has been so much inaccurate information about DRY DROWNING, that we felt the need to demystify the fears. Two Pediatric Emergency medicine experts, Dr.Sol Behar and Dr.Semple-Hess discuss the real facts about drowning. Take a listen.
Be Kind and Enjoy Life
Welcome to the July 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP. We start the month off with great story on aging from Heidi James with Brandon Grove. Then we have Heidi and Colonel Doug Maurer with 2 parts on Asthma. Next up Casey Parker breaking down Ankyloglossia, Neda Frayha and Addison's disease, Paper Chase and a whole lot more so let's get started!
13 Tips on Suicidality
Ilene Claudius MD brings us practical advice on adolescent depression, suicide red flags and other relevant topics.
Legions of Lesions
Do you have your favorite derm cases? Well Heidi and Andrew bring you some of their best! Andrew and Jake Anderson talk HPV, Neda Frayha brings you Multiple Scierosis, Casey Parker and Prostate 2.0, Ondansetron, Preechampsia and Paper Chase so let's get the June 2017 edition of Primary Care RAP started!
Cancer Guidelines, Anti-Diarrheal Meds and Codeine in Kids
Andrew and Vanessa bring us what’s hot in medical news this month: the USPSTF revamps its prostate cancer guidelines, people are overdosing on anti-diarrheal medications (no, we’re not full of it), and the FDA warns against codeine and tramadol use in children.
My Gut Biome Told Me So
Welcome to the May 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP. We start off the month with Brandon Grove and Heidi on Gut Biome, Rob and Shawn Hersevoort discuss Bipolar, Vanessa, Adrien and Ingrown Toenails, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Steroids and Pneumonia, Non-Sports Concussion, Paper Chase and a whole lot more so let's get the month started!
The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: April 2017
This month on the Hot Sheet, Joe and Andrew celebrate baseball season by pitching us their take on three fresh off the presses studies: subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults, what’s new in bronchopulmonary dysplasia, NOAC vs ASA in extended VTE treatment. It’s a triple play of EBM spoon-fed goodness.
Antibiotics in the Lyme-Light
Welcome to the April Edition of Primary Care RAP! First off Andrew and Heidi bust some antibiotic myths, Vanessa Cardy and Palliative Care - Thirst, Andrew and Jake Anderson discuss Plantar Warts and Mizuho Spangler, Heidi and Neda Frayha bring you Lyme Disease. Then we have Antipsychotic Side Effects, Celiac Disease Primer, Pre-Sports Screening and Paper Chase, so let's get started.
The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: March 2017
This month, Andrew and Joe suffer from some entertaining loosening of associations as they connect obscure March holidays to recent studies on flexible sigmoidoscopy, lung cancer screening, and metformin in chronic kidney disease. (Spoiler: Awkward Moment Day is an actual thing.)
The Benzos & Fungus Among Us
Are you ready for another fantastic month of medical education? The March 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP has Heidi and Andrew discussing the slow and steady approach to a Benzo Taper. Another round with Rob Orman and Malcolm Thaler discussing Palpitations, then Andrew and Jake Anderson get between your toes with Onychomycosis. Jordan Roberts talks Parasomnias, Heidi and Angus MacDonald break down Epiploic Appendagitis, Paper Chase and a whole lot more, so get ready for March 2017 Primary Care RAP!
The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: February 2017
Dr. Heidi James and Dr. Brandon Grove bring you a teen with cancer who starts a kindness revolution and the Brits kill what little joy there is in toast.
Sweat Puddled, Brains Muddled
Welcome to the February Edition of Primary Care RAP! First off we have Heidi and Andrew breaking down the diagnosis and treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Next Rob Orman and Shawn Hersevoort talk Mental Health Effects and Marijuana. Casey Parker brings you Point of Care CRP in Kids and then we have Post Viral Cough, Aortic Stenosis, Hyperhidrosis and everyone's favorite Paper Chase, so let's get the month going!
The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: January 2017
What do Princess Leia, peanut butter, price-gouging and Ebola have in common? This Month’s Hot Sheet, of course!
Bones Lose Their Autonomy
Happy New Year and Welcome to the January 2017 Edition of Primary Care RAP! This month we start off with Rob and Heidi discussing safety plans for patients in need. Next we have Shawn Hersevoort and Rob on Dementia and the Loss of Autonomy. Rob and Malcolm Thaler break down Resistant Hypertension. Heidi and Sylvie Ouellette talk Osteoporosis and final Casey Parker gives the low down on Hemorrhoids, so let's get started!