Episodes
Fill up your plate with some spooky tofurkey cakes! Drs. Rahul Ganatra (@rbganatra) and Nora Taranto (@norataranto) help catch us up recent practice-changing articles and guidelines including EMPEROR-Reduced (SGLT2 inhibitors for HFpEF), the 2021 CHEST VTE guidelines update, whether or not antibiotics are needed for diverticulitis, and what treatments are most effective for rotator cuff disease! Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe |...
Published 11/24/21
Take a deep breath and inhale high-yield knowledge molecules about the perplexing conditions known as bronchiectasis and NTM (nontuberculous mycobacteria)! Learn the pitfalls and pearls of diagnosis and management from one of the world’s experts, the great Dr. PJ McShane from UT Health - East Texas! Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free...
Published 11/22/21
What to expect when you’re taking care of a patient who’s expecting! This fantastic episode will help you work through preconception counseling with ease, assess and treat non-obstetrical acute concerns in pregnant patients, and help you conceptualize best practices for postpartum care. We are joined by expert guest Dr. Xiaolei Chen.  Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List |...
Published 11/15/21
Who gets a COVID booster? Can we mix and match COVID vaccines?  What are monoclonal antibodies and when should we use them? What is molnupiravir and does it work? Shots for kids? Ready yourself to answer these questions and more with our guest, Dr. Monica Gandhi @MonicaGandhi9.  Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Producer and Writer:...
Published 11/08/21
Explore burnout and gender-based differences in well-being with our esteemed guests Drs. Clif Knight, Tammy Lin, and Kim Templeton. We discuss workarounds for leading our way to wellness.  Dr. Clif Knight is a family physician and Senior Vice President for Education at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) with extensive leadership and expertise in well-being.  Dr. Tammy Lin is an internal medicine specialist and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of...
Published 11/01/21
Fine-tune your approach to liver tests!  It’s LFTs Triple Distilled! Paul and Matt channel the wisdom of hepatologist, Dr. Elliot Tapper (@ebtapper) to cover hepatocellular vs cholestatic vs mixed patterns, which tests to order, which ones to skip, how to handle isolated alkaline phosphatase elevation, mild, chronic ALT elevation, and even how to interpret liver test abnormalities in pregnancy.  Note: No CME for this mini-episode but visit curbsiders.vcuhealth.org to claim credit for...
Published 10/27/21
Join us for this rapid fire review of systems featuring our top pearls and articles LIVE! from the TriService ACP conference. Matt and Paul serve up their favorite practice changing knowledge food on antibiotics, MRSA, hair loss, dementia, seizures, diabetes, medications for hypertension, foods for constipation, diverticulitis, colon cancer screening, colon polyps, chronic sinusitis, chronic cough, treatment of uterine bleeding, and more!  No CME for this episode, but check out...
Published 10/25/21
Take control of celiac disease (CD) with gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy Oxentenko (Chair of Medicine at Mayo Clinic AZ, @AmyOxentenkoMD). Learn how to recognize both classic and non-classical features of CD and  understand diagnostic testing, management and proper follow-up for patients. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Production and Script:...
Published 10/18/21
Confidently manage acute pain in the hospital! In this episode listeners will learn  how to develop a multimodal analgesia plan for acute pain in the hospital, as well as how to safely initiate and discharge a patient on opioids. We’re joined by Dr. Melissa Weimer @DrMelissaWeimer  (Yale School of Medicine). Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free...
Published 10/11/21
Do kidney stones have you saying “this too shall pass?” Our guest Dr. David S. Goldfarb, MD, FASN, FNKF, FACP can help! In this episode he takes us through risk factors as well as treatment and prevention for urinary stone disease.  Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Producer: Paul Williams MD Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP, Beth Garbitelli  Show Notes by: Shelagh Browne, Kate...
Published 10/04/21
We recap the top pearls on CRC Screening, Common Skin Complaints, and Antibiotic Pearls. It’s Tales from the Curbside! (TFTC), our monthly series providing a rapid review of recent Curbsiders episodes for your spaced learning. Note: No CME for this mini-episode but visit curbsiders.vcuhealth.org to claim credit for shows #283, #284, and #285 at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free...
Published 09/29/21
Stumped by diabetes care? Hungry for tips on diagnosis and management? We’ve got you covered with this high-yield Diabetes FAQ covering type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We’re joined by Dr. Jeff Colburn, a board-certified endocrinologist and clinician educator in San Antonio, Texas as we review initial diagnosis, interrogate insulin resistance versus insulin deficiency,  delve into down-titrating insulin, discuss ‘tricky diabetes,’ and talk through dietary approaches!  Claim free CME for this...
Published 09/27/21
Advance your care planning with tips from our esteemed guest, Dr. Rebecca Sudore, @prepareforcare (UCSF). She helps us up our ACP game by defining advance care planning, and giving clear examples of how it can be incorporated into a busy primary care practice. It’s her life’s mission is to improve advance care planning and medical decision-making for culturally and ethnically diverse older adults. She is the creator of an interactive ACP website called PREPARE For Your Care, (after this...
Published 09/20/21
Join us as we take a six-minute walk through the definition, presenting symptoms, and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension with our esteemed guest Dr. Estefania Oliveros, @EstefaniaOS (Temple University). She helps us get on the right side of hypertension on the right side of the heart! Free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Writer and producer:...
Published 09/13/21
Take a walk through Liver Land with Dr. Elliot Tapper (@ebtapper on Twitter) as we stroll through the best of liver tests. Once differentiating a hepatocellular versus cholestatic injury picture, Dr. Tapper shares some targeted labs to help with etiology, as well as what to do with those pesky isolated lab abnormalities. On top of that, we review common causes of severe acute liver disease and issues in pregnancy. Join us, and you’ll be writing more accurate notes as Dr. Tapper schools us on...
Published 09/06/21
Enjoy this rapid clinical overview of heart failure based on Episode #230 Kittleson Rules Acute Heart Failure Featuring Dr. Michelle Kittleson @MKittlesonMD (Cedars Sinai)!  This triple distilled episode is not available for CME, but claim CME for #230 Kittleson Rules Acute Heart Failure at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | CME! Credits Written, Produced, and Hosted by: Matthew Watto MD,...
Published 09/01/21
Does the thought of managing acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) give you paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?  Recline for a bit while Dr. Michelle Kittleson MD, PhD @MKittlesonMD (Cedars Sinai) takes us through the Zen of jugular venous pressure (JVP) exams, how to approach diuresis, and the fine points of hospital discharge. This knowledge food is easier to swallow than an oral potassium replacement. Enjoy this Curbsiders classic and stay tuned this Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for a brand...
Published 08/30/21
Enjoy this rapid clinical overview of CBC abnormalities based on Episode #167 LIVE! Common CBC Abnormalities Featuring Dr. Mary Kwok! Production & graphics by our very own and very talented Dr. Matt Watto! Unfortunately, this episode is not available for CME : ( Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | CME! Credits Written, Produced, and Hosted by: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP; Beth Garbitelli Editor:...
Published 08/25/21
Enjoy this Curbsiders classic and stay tuned this Wednesday, August 25, 2021 for a brand new CBC Abnormalities Triple Distilled episode. Take a deep dive into common CBC abnormalities. We recorded LIVE at joint grand rounds between Walter Reed NMMC and Uniformed Services University with hematologist, Dr. Mary Kwok MD. Topics include: which parts of the complete blood count (CBC) are most important, interpreting the differential, when to order flow cytometry, who needs a hematology...
Published 08/23/21
Enjoy this rapid clinical overview of afib (atrial fibrillation) based on Curbsiders episode #164 with Neurologist Dr. Chris Favilla!  This mini episode is not available for CME, but episode #164 on Stroke and TIA is available for CME credit through the ACP! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | CME! Credits Written, Produced, and Hosted by: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP; Beth Garbitelli Editor:...
Published 08/18/21
Enjoy this Curbsiders classic and stay tuned this Wednesday, August 18, 2021 for a brand new Stroke and TIA Triple Distilled episode. Update your management of stroke and TIA in primary care. Stroke neurologist, Chris Favilla MD (University of Pennsylvania), walks us through the plumbing of the brain, so we can identify ischemic risks in stroke and TIA patients to prevent recurrences.  Learn factors that make a TIA high risk, which imaging studies to order, new research around aspirin...
Published 08/16/21
Enjoy this rapid clinical overview of afib (atrial fibrillation) based on Curbsiders episode #159 with Cardiologist Dr. James Furgerson; Plus, updates on ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion!  This episode is not available for CME, but episode #159 on Atrial Fibrillation is available for CME credit through the ACP! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Written, Produced, and Hosted by: Matthew...
Published 08/11/21
Enjoy this Curbsiders classic and stay tuned this Wednesday, July 9, 2021 for a brand new Afib Triple Distilled episode. Take control of atrial fibrillation with expert insights and pearls from cardiologist, Dr. James Furgerson, in this jam-packed episode! You’ll learn why atrial fibrillation is such a big deal, how to diagnose it, how to treat it and when to call in for reinforcements. Dr. James Furgerson, MD  is a cardiologist from San Antonio, Texas with over 20 years in academics....
Published 08/09/21
We’ve got a neutropenic fever and the only cure is...more cowbell? LIVE! It’s neutropenic fever (aka febrile neutropenia) deconstructed with infectious diseases expert, Dr. Susan Seo (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). Topics: identifying low vs high risk patients, initial labs & imaging, empiric antibiotic therapy, when to add antifungals, de-escalation, and the G-CSF controversy.  Free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify |...
Published 08/02/21