Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children's Minnesota

Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

Join us each week as we bring intriguing stories and relevant pediatric health care information that will surprise, challenge and perhaps change how you care for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

Featured episodes

COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know

We are in the middle of a public health crisis. At almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, infection, hospitalization and death rates are skyrocketing toward all time highs. This weeks numbers suggest that nearly two people died from COVID-19 every minute this past week. Infection rates are high, our hospitals are filling up and as the weather is getting colder, it is forcing us indoors and potentially into more exposures with upcoming holidays. It appears that the light at the end of the tunnel for all of this is the rapid development of a vaccine. And the good news is that a vaccine is on the way, in a matter of days, and here to talk to us about all things COVID vaccination is our resident expert and Hospital Incident Commander for COVID, Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield.

Introduction to Talking Pediatrics podcast, a clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer at Children’s Minnesota and host of Talking Pediatrics introduces our new clinical podcast and gives a sneak preview into what you can expect as we partner with you in the care of your pediatric patients.

Latest episodes

It’s All in Your Head: Understanding Pediatric Concussions

June 4, 2021

With summer comes sunshine, ice cream, sports and concussions. On this episode, Dr. Gabi Hester interviews family medicine physician Dr. Jesse Coenen about concussions — what causes them, how to recognize them and the best management strategies.

Crack the Case: Is it Growing Pains?

May 28, 2021

Primary care doctors frequently encounter kids with episodic, crampy leg pain, often worse at night and felt in deep muscular compartments bilaterally. So-called “growing pains” are poorly understood (and likely have little to do with actual linear growth) but thankfully self-resolve in time. Through this case, we discuss when reassurance for growing pains is warranted, what else is on the differential and when to be concerned, as well how continuity with families informs medical decisions and the evaluation of “sick” versus “not sick”.

Equity Actions: Talking To Patients and Families About Race

May 21, 2021

One thing that has become increasingly clear is that racism has a demonstrated impact on health outcomes. It’s also become apparent that structural racism is not only built into the wiring of our healthcare systems’ walls, but into many other institutions as well, including education, public safety, housing, criminal justice and others. Knowing that racism and racial trauma impacts the health of our patients, how do we talk about it with them? How do we have conversations about race in the exam room? Join guest host James Burroughs, VP and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, as he talks with Dr. Brooke Cunningham, Internist, Sociologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, about her research looking at clinician engagement around issues of race, racism and racial disparities in health.

Meet the guest hosts

Meet the hosts, part 1

Gabrielle Hester, MD, MS

James Burroughs

We will talk with James Burroughs, chief equity & inclusion officer, and Gabi Hester, MD, MS, medical director clinical outcomes, about their passions and paths to pediatrics as we get to know these hosts who will lead us through discussions around health equity and inclusion (James) and clinical care guidelines (Dr. Hester).

Meet the hosts, part 2

Samreen Vora, MD

Nicole Beckmann PhD, APRN-CNP

We talk with Dr. Samreen Vora, the medical director of simulation at Children’s Minnesota., We got to chat with Dr. Vora about her passion and path to pediatrics as well as what to expect for her episodes.

What should we talk about?

We want to know the issues and concerns that are important to you in your clinical practice so that we can continue to partner with you in caring for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

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Disclaimer: The content shared in this podcast is not meant as clinical advice for individual patients nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity and does not accept any advertising money. Opinions expressed by guests not affiliated with Children’s Minnesota are their own.