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Mayo Clinic Talks is a weekly podcast show targeted to the primary care clinician community. Podcasting offers succinct, relevant, accessible, and practical medical information which is useful for the primary care provider and seeking CME. The episodes in this course reflect commonly seen health problems in a primary care practice. Access to Mayo Clinic providers from numerous medical specialties as podcast guests, allows the podcast to cover an extremely wide variety of pertinent medical topics. Keeping each podcast to 20-30 minutes in duration allows the busy healthcare provider an opportunity to obtain useful information in a succinct format. Listen to the episode on the specific episode page or by using your favorite podcast app.

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Mayo Clinic Talks is a podcast series targeted to the primary care clinician community. To listen to additional episodes with CME credit available, visit Mayo Clinic Talks Season 3

Jackie M. Thielen, M.D.

Guest: Jackie M. Thielen, M.D.

Menopause and Women's Health Edition | Introduction to Menopause

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Host: Dawn Marie R. Davis, M.D.

Menopausal concerns in women have been often neglected due to uncertainty and misunderstanding. The goal of this podcast is to offer clarity regarding the basics of menopause. Guest Dr. Jackie Thielen, who is the founding medical director for the Women's Health Specialty Clinic on the Mayo Clinic Florida campus, is the guest speaker kicking off this women’s health mini-series focusing on Menopause.

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M. Regina Castro, M.D.

Guest: M. Regina Castro, M.D.

Identifying and Treating Thyroid Disorders

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]

It’s estimated that at least 12% of the U.S. population have some form of thyroid disorder. It’s more common in women and well over half of all patients with a thyroid dysfunction don’t know they have a problem. We encounter patients with hypothyroidism often; especially sub-clinical hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules are also found frequently. What do we need to consider when contemplating thyroid replacement therapy in a patient? How long do we need to re-image thyroid nodules? And when should we refer a patient with a thyroid nodule for a fine needle aspirate? In this podcast, I’ll discuss these questions and more with M. Regina Castro, M.D., from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mayo Clinic.

Kelsey L. Jensen, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Guest: Kelsey L. Jensen, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Daniel Ilges, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCIPD

Guest: Daniel Ilges, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCIPD

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]

The appropriate use of antibiotics is important for a variety of reasons. It helps keep our patients safe, helps maintain antibiotic effectiveness in treating bacterial infections, and helps control the cost of patient care. Very few new antibiotics have been introduced in the past few decades. Because of this, as well as the accelerated emergence of antibiotic resistance, it’s more important than ever that we practice careful and responsible use of antibiotics. Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. This podcast will focus on out-patient antibiotic stewardship and my guests include Kelsey L. Jensen, Pharm.D., R.Ph., and Daniel Ilges, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCIPD, both pharmacists at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss how antibiotics are often prescribed incorrectly, the barriers we face as clinicians in prescribing antibiotics and how we can all improve our antibiotic stewardship.

Guest: Katie A. Young, MD

Guest: Katie A. Young, MD

Chest Pain: What’s the Best Test?

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]

We now have a variety of tests to assess patients who present with chest pain. These tests include such basic assessment tools such as a resting ECG to the most invasive of cardiac tests, a coronary angiogram. But there are multiple tests in between these two extremes. Each have their specific benefits and limitations. Which test or tests should we order for patients with chest pain? What are the potential risks of these tests to the patient? In this podcast, we’ll discuss these questions and more with cardiologist Katie A. Young, M.D., from the Department of Cardiovascular Disease from the Mayo Clinic. The topic for today’s podcast is “Chest Pain: What’s the Best Test?”

Juskewitch,  Justin E.,  MD,  PhD

Guest: Justin E. Juskewitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Blood Donation and How it Relates to Primary Care

Tuesday January 30, 2024

Host: Darryl S. Chutka. M.D. @chutkaMD

January is National Blood Donor Month | Here are a few interesting facts regarding blood donations: Over 4.5 million American lives are saved each year by blood transfusion and approximately 40,000 units of donated blood are used each day in the U.S.  A single individual involved in a motor vehicle accident can easily require over 100 units of blood.  We each have about 10 units of blood in our body and each donation represents about one unit. Surprisingly, only 38% of the population is eligible to donate blood and of these eligible individuals, only 5%, actually donate. The topic for this podcast is “Blood Donation and How it Relates to Primary Care” and my guest is Justin E. Juskewitch, M.D., Ph.D., from Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

 

Dr. Evelyn Reynolds

Guest: Evelyn A. Reynolds, M.D.

Update in Cervical Cancer Screening

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., @ChutkaMD

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month | Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide, although the number of new cases in the U.S. has been declining. The vast majority of cervical cancers are caused by infection with the Human Papilloma Virus. Due to a combination of HPV immunization and early detection with cervical cancer screening, advanced cases are becoming much less common and when detected early, cervical cancer is one of the more treatable malignancies. Although cervical cancer screening is relatively easy to perform, the guidelines for performing the test have become more complicated. In this podcast, we’ll discuss cervical cancer screening with my guest Evelyn A. Reynolds, M.D., from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic. I’ll be asking her when to start screening, how often patients should be screened, when we can stop screening and more.

Rise for Equity Speakers on Stage

Guests: Dr. Kim M. Barbel Johnson is a community-centric, patient-focused Family Physician and Principal Research Investigator working in the Hematology and Oncology departments, at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Douglas (Doug) Murrell works with Community Engagement department of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCATS) as the Operations Manager for the Community-Engaged Research Program.

RISE for Equity Podcast: Breaking Barriers | Inclusive Health Perspectives through Diverse Clinical Trials and Community Engagement

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

While historically there has been limited inclusion of racial and ethnic minorities in research studies and clinical trials, critical strides have been taken in medicine to increase representation to help address health disparities and inequities. Gaining diverse perspectives in research provides an opportunity to enhance our understanding of the unique challenges faced by different racial and ethnic groups and also helps dismantle biases and stereotypes. On this episode of the RISE for Equity podcast, Dr. Kim Barbel Johnson and Doug Murrell join host Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara to discuss the impacts of diversifying decentralized clinical trials, and the impacts of community engagement in healthcare. Guest: Dr. Kim M. Barbel Johnson is a community-centric, patient-focused Family Physician and Principal Research Investigator working in the Hematology and Oncology departments, at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. Douglas (Doug) Murrell works with Community Engagement department of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCATS) as the Operations Manager for the Community-Engaged Research Program.

“Okay, let's take a carton of eggs, and let's paint all the eggs a different color. We can say that the carton of eggs are diverse because they're different colors. But me and you know that the background is the same, the environment is the same, everything else about those eggs are identical except for the color. And so, I think when we say diversity, we are meaning so many more things than we have been limited to in our society.” 

-Doug Murrell

 

“We've moved from the term decentralized clinical trial generically, and we've embraced it as clinical trials without walls because we really want to make sure that this is a culture change. We've embraced this, the decentralized aspect of making sure that we understand that clinical trials can be without walls. That is revolutionary for the entire industry. At Mayo Clinic, this has been an ongoing conversation as we've seen the need to increase representation and to decrease the barriers for inclusion and clinical trials.”

– Dr. Kim Barbel Johnson

 

Please visit the RISE for Equity website for more information.