Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

June 22, 2021

The Sobering Statistics of Alcohol Use Disorder

Guest: Terry D. Schneekloth, M.D.

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

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 26% of individuals 18 and older reported that they engaged in binge drinking and slightly over 6% engaged in heavy alcohol use within the past month. Binge drinkers were 70 to 90 times more likely to have an alcohol-related emergency department visit. Based on their data from this study, they estimated that nearly 15 million people ages 12 and older had alcohol use disorder. It’s also known that those with alcohol use disorder commonly seek care from primary care providers for alcohol-related medical problems. Our guest for this podcast is Terry Schneekloth, M.D., a psychiatrist and addiction specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Specific topics discussed:

  • Definition of alcohol use disorder
  • Risk factors for alcohol use disorder
  • Role of genetics
  • Questions primary care providers should ask to explore the possibility of an alcohol use disorder in patients
  • Physical exam or lab findings which could suggest an alcohol use disorder
  • Available treatment options and their alcohol use disorder effectiveness

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December 24, 2019

Treating Nicotine Dependence in Challenging Patients

Guest: J. Taylor Hays, M.D. (@jtaylorhays)

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

How do you treat nicotine dependent patients with other substance use disorders, and which do you start with? Does quitting tobacco increase these patients’ risk for relapse of other substances? What should you do with the patient that has “tried everything?” Dr. Taylor Hays sheds light on helping some of your most challenging patients to quit smoking.

Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

November 5, 2019

Perception of Risk in Adolescent Substance Use Disorder

Guest: Tyler S. Oesterle, M.D., M.P.H. (@OesterleMD)

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

What are the current trends in substance abuse in the adolescent population? Is nicotine still the primary gateway? What questions should you be asking patients and their families? Dr. Tyler Oesterle covers what leads to experimentation, how it is changing in today’s landscape, and how adolescent addiction and treatment differs from adults, and some medications that can be helpful.

Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

December 25, 2018

You Did What? Uncovering What Kids Are Ingesting

Speaker: Charlotte S. Van Dorn, M.D. 

Today’s special episode is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days Conference. This annual conference provides an interdisciplinary update in the latest strategies for providing timely and effective evidence-based diagnosis and management plans for multiple aspects of pediatric and young adult health. Today’s selected presentation, “You Did What? Uncovering What Kids are Ingesting” is presented by Dr. Charlotte S. Van Dorn, a Mayo Clinic Pediatric and Intensive Care Specialist.

April 3, 2018

Opioid Edition 9: Monitoring and Considerations for Tapering

Guest: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd

Host: Tracy McCray

Episode 9 of 10: Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, talks about best practices for Opioid Monitoring and Considerations for Tapering. This podcast is brought to you by the Opioid conference held each year as a part of Mayo Clinic’s Continuing Medical Education.

Claim CME credit at ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc. This episode is required to be compliant with controlled substance prescribing guidelines in the state of Minnesota.

Episode transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/hu4nsg/Ep_26-Opioid_Edition_9_Monitoring_and_Considerations_for_Tapering.pdf

January 4, 2018

Opioid Edition 7: Treating Opioid Addiction

Guest: Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Host: Tracy McCray

Episode 7 of 10: Dr. Holly Geyer, an internal medicine physician, who serves on the Opioid Stewardship Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses issues of dependency and addiction. What’s the difference between dependency and addiction? 

Claim CME credit at ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Episode transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xvt7i9/Ep_21-Opioid_Edition_7_Treating_Opioid_Addiction.pdf

January 4, 2018

Opioid Edition 8: Family & Patient Counseling

Guest: Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Host: Tracy McCray

Episode 8 of 10: What legal and ethical obligations do physicians have when prescribing opioids? How can we address systemic issues that need improvement? Dr. Holly Geyer, internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares her thoughts on what is currently being done to combat the opioid crisis and what additional steps can be taken to make a difference.

Claim CME credit at ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc.

Episode transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jit3rx/Ep_22-Opioid_Edition_8_Family_Patient_Counseling.pdf