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The practice of medicine is called a practice because it involves constant attention, learning, and evolution of thought. In medicine we must make efforts to stay up to date with new guidelines and evidence that may change our disease management algorithms and paradigms. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal this week as he reviews some of the new updates in Inter…
 
There is a long history of pseudoscience about low testosterone. There are a lot of “golden cures” out there. Here, we will try and debunk some of the myths of low testosterone. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal, and see how you can help diagnose your patient's low testosterone, and how to treat it. What the symptoms your patient might have and how to manage y…
 
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis which makes up about 65%. Arthritis can affect the hands, feet, hips, knees and the spine. We will talk specifically about knees and hips. In this episode, Dr. Niket Sonpal will discuss some of the most common features of osteoarthritis, management of this condition nonsurgically. But, if your pat…
 
Everyone wants to feel energetic and more focused. Many patients will turn to coffee and tea but claims by energy drink companies can be the siren call to those weary, who want to achieve more. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he reviews the dilemma with energy drinks, their content, lack of scientific evidence, and numerous negative health outcomes. - We'…
 
Not all those who wander are lost but they can get sick while traveling. In this week's podcast we will go into how to prepare your patients for international travel. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he reviews important vaccinations, general travel guidelines, food and water safety precautions and how to avoid/treat traveler's diarrhea. Patients will want…
 
What do lemon-lime flavored soda, Coca-Cola and psychiatry have in common? Join Dr. Niket Sonpal this week in a podcast that goes into the history of the soda beverage industry and how it connects to bipolar disorder, addiction and a few of the lesser known conditions that you may not expect to see in the clinic. We will review the diagnosis, next …
 
The slap heard around the world has been all anyone can talk about for the last few weeks. Oscar buzz is usually before the event, but the altercation has left many discussing the evening outcomes afterwards. According to popular opinion a slap in the face often only leads to so-called trivial injuries, however research shows it can also lead to ma…
 
Healthcare workers are at the forefront of diseases like pneumonia, COVID19, and heart conditions. But we are also a part of the process of recovery for grief. Grief is the response to loss, particularly to the loss of a loved one or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. The management of grief is not well taught…
 
GERD affects about 10-20% of the population in the western world. Here, we will take you through a brief primer on getting the fire out of GERD. This way you can help your patients enjoy their foods, live without heartburn, and be able to wake up in the morning without pain. In this episode, we will discuss the differences between GERD, dyspepsia (…
 
In America alone, there are about 25 million human bites that occur each year. We will not only discuss human bites but also dog bites, some cute cat bites and other unusual bites you might encounter in the emergency room. In this episode, we will talk about how to deal with human bites. Whether you only need to give local wound care versus when to…
 
Acne affects about 50 million people every year. For most of us, it’s something we’ve had to deal with at some point in our lives and it was short-lived, causing some anxiety. For others, acne is severely resistant and long lasting, which can have profound physiological and psychological effects. In this episode, we’ll comb through the various myth…
 
Herbs and spices and the plants that come with them are as integral to our day-to-day lives as earth and water. These naturally occurring plants and the chemicals within them have been a part of medicine, both traditional and modern, for hundreds of years. Let’s take some time to discuss some of the claims of various herbal supplement companies and…
 
Cluster headaches are one of the most painful headaches and can lead to severe debilitation! In this episode we will review major risk factors, major organ systems associated with the headaches, and the two variants. Then we’ll discuss how to diagnose cluster headaches and provide recommendations for treatment options for your patient. This is our …
 
Migraines...for many of your patients, they're all too common. Actually, migraines affect about 15% of the general population. In this episode we’ll start by talking about the different types of migraines. Then, we’ll go over the broad strokes for abortive treatment for migraines, highlight the major treatment modalities for your patient, and then …
 
Headaches…everyone gets a headache now and then. For some people, headaches occur if they don’t get their morning cup of coffee on time. For others, headaches are connected to life stressors. Headaches are very plentiful amongst numerous alignments, both physical and mental. Regardless of the cause, headaches are incredibly common and there are num…
 
On this week's podcast episode, we'll be "ruining" more myths...but remember, knowing the truth about these things isn't just fun, it's going to help you take care of your patients! Grab yourself a coffee, tea or whatever your favorite beverage is and join me for this episode where we'll dive into more medical myths that you need to know about. - O…
 
Myth and superstition play a huge role in our daily lives and this is a big part of all cultures. Many people carry good luck charms, seek fortune tellers, and even look to the stars for guidance. Do these things help? Are we doing them because the generations before us told us to do it? Is it tradition? We have many modern-day myths and cultural b…
 
Prevention...let's talk about that for a second. Prevention is more than just a magazine. In fact, it's actually an entire field of medicine, training line, and fellowships. It's also the foundation and pillar of primary care. This is why we're going to be focusing on the USPSTF and the most recent recommendations over the last couple years, to giv…
 
Every year I (Andrew) jump back on the podcast for one episode to reflect the most important lesson learned over the last year. So, today’s podcast will be just that! I'll also be sharing the new direction and focus for Medgeeks in 2022. It's my hope that today's episode shifts your perspective and hopefully get's you thinking about what it is you …
 
We all love movies and they're a great escape from reality. More often than not, we find ourselves rooting for the "good guys"...but sometimes there are villains who capture our attention as well. There is no greater example of a villain (captivating the main-stage, Hollywood and audiences world-wide) than Dracula! In this episode, we'll be discuss…
 
Sometime ago, when we were in training, there were a lot of diseases we were exposed to that were rare and difficult to understand. Over time we did practice questions, went through rotations, and eventually, these diseases that were once difficult, were no longer as hard. It's funny what we learn in school as we get exposed to a great deal of dise…
 
Imagine you're in your office, you have your cup of coffee, and you're about to start reviewing some of the results that came back for your patients. You look at one of the right upper quadrant sonograms you ordered... ...or perhaps it was an abdominal ultrasound you ordered for another reason... ...or maybe it's a gynecologic ultrasound... ...what…
 
In honor of the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dr. Niket Sonpal has dedicated this episode to all things spider bites! There are about 45,000 spiders worldwide...and while spider bites won't give you super powers, they can cause your patients some issues and concerns. Sit back, relax, and learn about these eight-legged creatures and find out h…
 
Welcome back to the Medgeeks podcast. I'm Dr. Niket Sonpal, internist and gastroenterologist, and today we're going to be talking about colon cancer. In today's podcast, I'll be sharing: Epidemiological numbers Risk factors Current methodologies for screening Different screening options After this episode, we'll make sure you're up to date with the…
 
We're here for part 2 of GI Myths aka things we do for no reason. This episode has been supported by amazing data put out by the Journal of Hospital Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Sonpal continues his summary of what he believes to be the key GI takeaways from "Choosing Wisely: Things We Do For No Reason". - Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live…
 
Today's episode is a bit specific to the holidays! While these days are filled with family, friends, laughter, food, and drinks, in healthcare, we know there's another side most don't see. We know that congestive heart failure exacerbations increase due to an increased salt intake. Patients come in with holiday heartburn and gastroenteritis from fo…
 
This week, Dr. Sonpal will be covering part 1 of "Things We Do for No Reason." Why talk about the things we do for no reason? Have you ever ordered a test and thought "there has to be something better"? Have you ever found out that a test you used to order has been replaced? If you answered yes to either of these questions (or both), this episode i…
 
Today, we'll be continuing our discussion regarding the management of epigastric bleeding (that isn't from varices). Last week, we released Part 1 of this series, where we went over the pre-endoscopic management on how to deal with: Blood transfusions Anticoagulation Resuscitation Medications (how they work and why they work) In this episode, we'll…
 
Today, we'd like to introduce Dr. Niket Sonpal as the new host of the Medgeeks podcast! Who is Dr. Sonpal? Well, besides being an internist and gastroenterologist, he's an assistant professor at Touro College of Medicine in Harlem New York. In addition to that, he's had the fortunate opportunity to be the co-author of "Master the Boards USMLE Step …
 
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with three cardiology fellows who also have their own podcast 'The Cardio Nerds'. This is the last part of a three part series on heart failure. If you haven't listened to parts one or two yet, be sure to listen to both before starting this episode. Today, we are focusing entirely on management: how do w…
 
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with three cardiology fellows who also have their own podcast 'The Cardio Nerds'. This is part two of a three part series on heart failure. If you haven't listened to part one yet, be sure to listen to part one before starting this episode. Today, we are going to take a deep dive into pathophysiology, cl…
 
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with three cardiology fellows who also happen to have their own podcast ‘The cardio nerds’. The next three episodes will be a three part series on heart failure. This is the perfect topic to bring in the experts! They had so many pearls to share which is why this will be divided into three parts. Today, …
 
This is a snippet from our In The Know series w share with our clients. But, because of the ever evolving landscape we're in, we thought it would be important to share this update with everyone on our podcast! Today, we'll discussing a new recommendation made by the society of breast imaging. As many know, the COVID-19 vaccine can lead to lymphaden…
 
This is a snippet from our In The Know series w share with our clients. But, because of the ever evolving landscape we're in, we thought it would be important to share this update with everyone on our podcast! Today, we'll discussing the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. This episode is hosted by Joe Rad PA-C, who currently works in the ICU and pulmonar…
 
It’s been a very long time since I have jumped on the Medgeeks podcast. But, every year I share and reflect everything I have learned with the community...and this year is no different! This episode is heavily focused on mental health and the pandemic. Much of what I discuss today is based off my personal experience, which is what shaped the growth…
 
Hi everyone you are listening to the Medgeeks podcast, thank you so much for joining. Today we're going to be talking about clinical documentation specifically, the SOAP note. Clinical documentation is incredibly important an essential skill for every clinician to master. Many people are not familiar with the proper way to write a SOAP note, I get …
 
Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live the life you want to live as you navigate a career in medicine. This looks different to everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. Whether you want to ... Stop taking your work home Have the skillset to work autonomously Improve your work life balance ...or anything in between, we can defin…
 
A 16 year old male is being seen in the ER for cellulitis and a skin abscess. He has already undergone I & D of the abscess and he's waiting to be discharged. You order a shot of Clindamycin, 600mg to be given IM prior to his discharge. Five minutes later, you're called back into the room and you see the patient is in respiratory distress and havin…
 
We recently held a live training to discuss mechanical ventilation for providers (especially for those without any experience). There are many being deployed to help, that aren't versed in vents, and so we held this to give you the basics regarding mechanical ventilation. This is the replay of that training, along with a Q&A session at the end of t…
 
Hello everybody Welcome to the Medgeeks podcast, this is your host Eric Gordon and today we're talking about COVID-19. This is going to be an update, you know we did the earlier COVID episode about a month ago now, a lot has changed since that time. When I recorded the last show there were about 100,000 cases worldwide and 164 confirmed cases in th…
 
Your next patient is a 62yo M brought to the emergency department complaining of acute onset chest pain that radiates to his neck. The EKG is normal sinus rhythm (NSR) with no ischemic changes. The patient’s blood pressure is 164/92 in the right arm; and 132/78 in the left arm. What's the next step for this patient? What labs do we need? What imagi…
 
Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live the life you want to live as you navigate a career in medicine. This looks different to everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. Whether you want to ... Stop taking your work home Have the skillset to work autonomously Improve your work life balance ...or anything in between, we can defin…
 
A 39 year old female presents to you for cough that she has had for 7 months. It is a dry cough that she has assumed is related to her allergies. Nothing makes this cough go away. She takes no medications, other than Zyrtec daily and has no past medical history. Over the past 2-3 weeks she develops, fatigue, night sweats and even reports a fever. I…
 
A 43 year old male presents to the emergency department with right wrist pain after falling on his outstretched right hand. You obtain an x-ray of the wrist, which demonstrates no acute fracture or dislocation. The patient is neurovascularly intact, you decided to discharge the patient home with instructions to treat with: ice, rest, and some napro…
 
You have two patients. One is a 53 year old male with a past medical history of diabetes, and he's presenting to the emergency room with an abscess on his upper back, it has been growing larger for the past four days. His vitals are significant for a heart rate of 108 and temp of 99.9. Meanwhile down the hall, you're also seeing a 25 year old femal…
 
A 36 year old man presents to your Urgent Care complaining of progressively worsening left eye pain. It started as a scratchy feeling three days ago but now it's worse. He can barely even open it, due to the pain and the light sensitivity. When you examine the eye it's red, and there is purulent drainage. Is this pinkeye? Could it be something wors…
 
Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live the life you want to live as you navigate a career in medicine. This looks different to everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. Whether you want to ... Stop taking your work home Have the skillset to work autonomously Improve your work life balance ...or anything in between, we can defin…
 
Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live the life you want to live as you navigate a career in medicine. This looks different to everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. Whether you want to ... Stop taking your work home Have the skillset to work autonomously Improve your work life balance ...or anything in between, we can defin…
 
Our goal at Medgeeks is to help you live the life you want to live as you navigate a career in medicine. This looks different to everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. Whether you want to ... Stop taking your work home Have the skillset to work autonomously Improve your work life balance ...or anything in between, we can defin…
 
Welcome to the medgeeks podcast, this is Eric Gordon and we are going to be finishing up our conversation on anemia today. If you haven't done so already be sure and check out our two previous episodes on anemia. Part One was microcytic anemia and Part Two normocytic. Today we are finishing up with part three and that is macrocytic anemia. We're ta…
 
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