TIDBSI: "Routine" LabsFrom January 2022, Maybe 2022 Will Be Better?
What does it really mean to order “routine labs”? Is there any evidence behind this? Our favorite TIDBSI duo, Justin and Paul, break this down for us.17min 57Justin McCarthy, MD and Paul Simmons, MD
What's That Lab: Leukocyte Esterase and Nitrites on Urine DipsticksFrom November 2021, Staying Safe
A urine dipstick is a routine point of care test in most practices, but sometimes can be tricky to interpret. Luckily, Paul Simmons is back with “What’s That Lab” to discuss interpretation of leukocyte esterase and nitrite on urine dipstick.8min 6Paul Simmons, MD
What's That Lab: IgA LevelsFrom October 2021, Reducing Harm
Have you ever wondered about when we should order an IgA? And if you order it, what does it even mean? Back to answer all of your lab questions, Dr. Paul Simmons takes us on a deep dive into IgA levels.11min 45Paul Simmons, MD
What's That Lab: CO2From August 2021, T21, All Grown Up
Have you ever seen an abnormal CO2 on routine labs and not known what to do? Us too! Paul Simmons walks us through the different disease states that can affect CO2 in this segment of “What’s That Lab?”13min 11Paul Simmons, MD
Light Chains, SPEPs, and MGUSFrom February 2021, Are You Keeping Up?
Kappa? Lambda? SPEPs? MGUS? WTH? Hematologist Dr. Victoria Giffi walks us through a clear, helpful primer on this alphabet soup of immunoglobulins.23min 50Neda Frayha, MD and Victoria Giffi, MD
PFTs for the PCP: Part 2From January 2021, Welcome, 2021!
PFTs? Easy as ABC! Pulmonologist Dr. Nirav Shah is back, this time walking Neda and Paul through pulmonary function tests in a super clear, straightforward way.16min 11Nirav Shah, MD, Neda Frayha, MD, and Paul Simmons, MD
PFTs for the PCP: Part 1From January 2021, Welcome, 2021!
PFTs? Easy as ABC! Pulmonologist Dr. Nirav Shah is back, this time walking Neda and Paul through pulmonary function tests in a super clear, straightforward way.19min 7Nirav Shah, MD, Paul Simmons, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
What's That Lab: BilirubinFrom January 2021, Welcome, 2021!
It’s time for another installment of our fan-favorite “What’s That Lab?” series! This time, our own Paul Simmons answers a listener question about bilirubin.13min 18Paul Simmons, MD
MailbagFrom December 2020, So Long, 20209min 44Neda Frayha, MD and Aleah Thompson, MD
What's that Lab? MonocytosisFrom November 2020, Respect Our Elders
Monocytosis is a fairly common finding that is often of undetermined significance. In this “What’s that Lab?” segment, Paul presents an approach to this abnormality we can use in our practice.8min 55Paul Simmons, MD
TIDBSI: Low-Dose CT ScreeningFrom October 2020, Survivor
Screening for lung cancer is a controversial topic among medical professionals and patients. In this segment, our intrepid Things I Do But Should I duo Paul and Justin dig deep into the guidelines so we can guide our patients through this decision.21min 1Justin McCarthy, MD and Paul Simmons, MD
What's That Lab: FerritinFrom July 2020, The Certainty of Uncertainty
Have you ever ordered a lab and then been baffled by the results? Paul Simmons starts a new series called, “What’s That Lab” in which he teaches us what we need to know about common laboratory tests. First up: Ferritin. •8min 34Paul Simmons, MD
COVID: What If I Get Called In?From March 2020, COVID: What If I Get Called In?
Many healthcare workers are worried if we get called in to help with COVID patients because this may be outside our scope of practice. Aaron Bright, MD sits down with Salim Rezaie, MD to simplify critical frontline lessons to keep you and your patients safe if you get called in. Topics include …30min 58Aaron Bright, MD and Salim Rezaie, MD
Genetic Screening in PediatricsFrom July 2019, Dude, Where's My DEA Number?
Lisa Patel and Andi Marmor discuss how new advances in genetic testing and personalized medicine raise ethical issues for providers and families. •12min 22Lisa Patel, MD and Andrea Marmor, MD