COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic
MEDICINE: COVID Among the Elderly and Those in Nursing Facilities | Michael Mason, MD

MEDICINE: COVID Among the Elderly and Those in Nursing Facilities | Michael Mason, MD

June 2, 2020

Recorded May 21, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Michael Mason to discuss the impact covid-19 has had on nursing facilities.

Questions from this episode include:

  • Can you tell us the difference between a nursing home and a skilled nursing facility?
  • What are the purposes of a skilled nursing facility and what are some misconceptions about them?
  • What is being done in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities to keep elderly people safe during this pandemic?
  • Can you tell us about your experience with COVID in the elderly and among those staying in skilled nursing facilities?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Michael Mason is a board-certified geriatrician with over 20 years of clinical, teaching, and leadership experience with Kaiser Permanente.  Dr. Mason completed his medical education at the USC School of Medicine, residency training in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, and a fellowship in geriatrics at the UCLA-Kaiser Permanente Geriatric program. After completing his fellowship, he worked at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California in both family medicine as well as geriatric medicine. He practiced and taught outpatient family medicine, inpatient medicine, as well as full spectrum geriatric medicine including work in the nursing home, home-based care, and geriatric assessment clinic. During this time, he was also a clinical instructor with the UCLA School of Medicine and was involved in teaching medical students, residents, and geriatric fellows. In 2014, he moved to Kaiser Permanente in Northern California where he helped start a Geriatrics Program and advance Palliative and Supportive Care Services. Because of his efforts, Dr. Mason was promoted to regional Co-Chair for Geriatrics and Continuing Care for TPMG. Dr. Mason has a passion for the development and evolution of Geriatric and Supportive Care specifically system development within Kaiser Permanente to support care in Geriatrics and Supportive Care as well as areas involving geriatric syndromes.

 

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Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

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What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

May 28, 2020

Recorded May 20, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined by Jennifer Kasten to discuss the next wave of Covid-19 and the current state of antibody testing.

Questions from this episode include:

  • Can you tell us what you think about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID infections?
  • You mentioned on Facebook about the lack of regulation of antibody tests. Can you tell us about the origins of this lack of regulation, where we are now with antibody testing, and whether any of them are adequately reliable?
  • We are now seeing cases of a condition called MIS-C, or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children being associated with COVID-19. Can you discuss what this condition is and what the current thinking is about it?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Jennifer Kasten who is a board-certified and practicing pediatric and autopsy pathologist. She has a Master degree in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine, a year of post-grad research in mathematical modeling of epidemics at Oxford University, field work in epidemic control, and a master degree in the history of medicine, also from Oxford University. Her medical degree is from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she also has conducted several years of basic science research in virology, the regulation of inflammation, and gene therapy.

 

Keep up with Jennifer
Facebook: @jenniferkastenmd

Twitter: @Grapes_of_Path

 

Links for this episode:

JackRabbit Cincinnati

www.jackrabbit.com

 

Roads Rivers and Trails

www.roadsriversandtrails.com

 

Buckeye Running Company

Facebook: @Buckeyerunningcompany

 

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

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What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.

Special thanks to Autolinx for supporting credible information about Covid-19.

INDUSTRY: How Nonprofits are Navigating the Pandemic and Continuing to Help | Shawn Olds

INDUSTRY: How Nonprofits are Navigating the Pandemic and Continuing to Help | Shawn Olds

May 26, 2020

Recorded May 15, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined by Shawn Olds from BoodleAI to discuss how the pandemic has affected the non-profit community.

Questions from this episode include:

  • Do you think nonprofits are taking the right precautions in protecting their organizations and its members?
  • Is there anything they could do better or even anything they could do to be proactive and differentiate themselves?
  • Is there a silver lining in the wake of COVID 19 for nonprofits?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

My guest today is Shawn Olds, who is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning powered predictive analytics platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters.

 

Shawn started his career on active duty in the 82nd Airborne Division, he was medically discharged due to an injury sustained during a parachute operation, Shawn transitioned to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant. Shawn then helped to found a wireless media solutions company and served as the Chief Operating Officer. After September 11th, 2001 Shawn chose to return to the government sector and worked for the U. S. Department of States' Office for Counter-Terrorism where he spent time in Southwest Asia as well as Africa. Shawn then transitioned back to the private sector working with PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC).  Shawn helped found and build PRTM’s private equity practice.

 

Shawn was then recruited by TAQA, a $30B Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund with investments across the energy value chain and in ten countries and four continents, to serve as the Chief Procurement Officer. Shawn then co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of The Belleau Wood Group. LP, a merchant bank headquartered in Dubai with offices in Istanbul and Baku.

 

For over a decade Shawn also dedicated his free time to the National Collegiate Conference Association, which is a 501(c)(3) Non-Governmental Organization of the United Nations. Shawn is the President Emeritus of the Board of Directors. Shawn also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation. The Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) operates in over 25 states and has worked with troubled high school drop outs for the past 20 years. Shawn is also the Founder and Chairman of the Veterans for National Service Foundation, a 501c(3)  which supported veterans who sought the opportunity to continue their public service in elected, appointed or professional staff positions in each of the three branches of government.  Shawn also serves on the Board of the Code of Support Foundation a 501c(3) which leverages its proprietary Patriot Link to help veterans in need.

 

Shawn graduated from the United States Military Academy with a BS in Computer Science. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law.

 

Keep up with Shawn and BoodleAI

Shawn is on Twitter @SNORanger82 and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnnolds/

Find BoodleAI on Twitter @boodleAI and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/boodleai/

 

Links for this episode:

Succotash

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Mi Vida

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The Grill

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Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

MEDICINE: The Flying Eye Hospital, Technology to Treat Blindness Around the World | Daniel Neely, MD

MEDICINE: The Flying Eye Hospital, Technology to Treat Blindness Around the World | Daniel Neely, MD

May 23, 2020

Recorded May 9, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell meets with Dr. Daniel Neely to discuss his work with Orbis and how technology has become increasingly important and utilized in medicine for teaching and clinical work.

Questions from this episode include:

  • Since 2003, you have worked with Orbis International as a Volunteer Faculty Physician. I understand that Orbis International also operates the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital. Can you tell us a bit about this organization, the work they do, and this mobile teaching facility?
  • In addition to your clinical and surgical practice in Indiana, you do a lot of online work including live video consultations with doctors around the world, including a partner in Syria. Can you tell us more about this, particularly your work with Cybersight?
  • How have you seen the intersection of healthcare and technology change with the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in your work with Cybersight?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Daniel Neely is Senior Medical Advisor, Technology, for Orbis International, a global nonprofit transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University. In his work with Orbis, Dr. Neely helps to direct the organization’s award-winning telemedicine platform, Cybersight, and also teaches extensively in developing countries worldwide. Having practiced full-time Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus since 1998, he has been named a "Top Doc" by the Indianapolis Monthly on multiple occasions, and received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2015 for his many achievements and contributions to the world of ophthalmology. Keep up with Dan on Facebook: danieleneely and Instagram: @deneely13.

Links for This Episode:

www.midwesteye.com

www.orbis.org

 

El Camino Real

http://elcaminonoblesville.com

 

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

MEDICINE: Safely Reopening Society, Leveraging Technology and Systems | Steve Parodi, MD

MEDICINE: Safely Reopening Society, Leveraging Technology and Systems | Steve Parodi, MD

May 21, 2020

Recorded May 11, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell meets with Dr. Steve Parodi to discuss the future of Covid-19 including a 2nd or 3rd wave, how the economy could reopen, and how hospitals have adapted to handle disasters and still provide routine care while keeping patients and staff as safe as possible.

Questions from this episode include:

  • As you see it, what steps need to be taken to safely reopen businesses, the economy, and society?
  • Can you talk with us about the possibility of a second or even multiple peaks of this pandemic as we reopen society and head into next flu season?
  • There were multiple peaks in during the 1918 flu pandemic. What can we learn from this and apply to the COVID pandemic today?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Stephen Parodi, who serves an associate executive director for The Permanente

Medical Group with responsibility for hospital operations, inpatient quality, patient

safety, care of complex and special needs populations, skilled nursing facilities, home

health, hospice, and advanced analytics. He is also an executive vice president for The

Permanente Federation with duties that include external affairs, communications, and

brand. He also serves as a liaison for Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) engagement in local

and international healthcare delivery initiatives.

 

He has held several leadership roles at KP including the Chief of Infectious Disease and

HIV Care Director for the Napa Solano Service Area, the Chair of Infectious Disease for

TPMG, Chair of the Northern California Regional Infection Control Committee, Chair of

the HealthConnect Governance Committee, and the Regional Director of Hospital

Operations. Dr. Parodi currently practices as an infectious disease physician in the

Napa Solano service area.

 

Dr. Parodi received his medical degree from Georgetown University, completed his

internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and infectious

disease fellowship at the UCLA Affiliated Program in Infectious Disease. He is a fellow

in the Infectious Disease Society of America and serves as a delegate to the California

Medical Association for the Very Large Group Forum. He has served on Society for

Healthcare Epidemiology of America committees related to public policy, government

affairs, and antimicrobial stewardship. He actively collaborates with the California

Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control on public health matters.

 

He joined TPMG straight out of training because of KP’s and Permanente Medicine’s

clear mission to serve individual patients’ needs and bring medical excellence at an

ever greater scale through a concerted effort to achieve population management.

 

Keep up with Steve on LinkedIn: @steveparodi and Twitter: @StephenParodiMD.

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.

MEDICINE: Health Disparities, Virtual Medicine, Returning to Safe Socialization | Rachel Friedman, MD

MEDICINE: Health Disparities, Virtual Medicine, Returning to Safe Socialization | Rachel Friedman, MD

May 19, 2020

Recorded April 30, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Rachel Friedman to discuss the role of Primary Care Physicians during the coronavirus pandemic and how the wildfires in California have helped prepare the healthcare industry in the area.

Questions from this episode include:

  • You are a practicing family physician and medical educator. Can you give our audience your perspective on the COVID pandemic?
  • How do you see the role of a primary care physician regarding community health, both inside and outside the clinic?
  • The COVID pandemic has highlighted social inequities and disparities which lead to disparities in health outcomes. Can you take us through this idea, including how even social distancing is a privilege?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Rachel Summer Claire Friedman is a family physician, mom of 2, musician, juggler of many things, and self-described visioneer.

Dr. Friedman currently practices full scope outpatient family medicine in Sonoma County. She is among the founding faculty and Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, where she teaches both medical students and residents, and has been involved in the creation of an innovative 3 year curriculum designed to train family physicians for the future of medicine and community practice. She also serves as an assistant clinical professor in the UC San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine.  

Dr. Friedman received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University with high honors in History of Science, and her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where she also received a Masters in Health Science and completed published research on the electrophysiologic effects of relaxation techniques. While at Yale she co-founded CAM@Yale, a multidisciplinary group offering education on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Friedman completed family medicine residency at the UCSF-affiliated Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, where she also completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship.  She has been recognized as a leader in the field of family medicine as a Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholar.  

Dr. Friedman has edited medical textbooks, written peer-reviewed journal articles, and been invited to speak locally and nationally on topics such as clinical nutrition, innovations in technology, preventive approaches to disaster medicine, and implicit bias and health disparities.  One of her achievements to date as a musician-physician was co-authoring and performing in a full-length educational 80’s rock opera called Diabetes: The Musical. She is currently conducting research on a patient-centered approach to graduate medical education, the role of implicit bias in performance evaluation, and how virtual medicine/telehealth might mitigate the negative impact of disasters on chronic disease management in vulnerable populations.  

Rachel is @serendipidoc on Twitter.

Links for This Episode:

Undocufund

http://undocufund.org

@UndocuFund

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

Weekly Update #7: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) | Ted O’Connell, MD

Weekly Update #7: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) | Ted O’Connell, MD

May 18, 2020

Recorded May 17, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell discusses the complications of covid-19 being seen in children that is similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome.

Special thanks to Pranay Bonagiri for helping research the topics discussed in today’s episode.

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.
Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.

INDUSTRY: Sportswriting During a Pandemic, How Do Sports Reopen? | Tim Keown

INDUSTRY: Sportswriting During a Pandemic, How Do Sports Reopen? | Tim Keown

May 14, 2020

Recorded April 25, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined by Tim Keown to discuss how we could see sports reopen down the line and how the different rules in each state could play a part in that as well as what is being done in the meantime.

Questions from this episode include:

  • How has the pandemic affected the work you do, your approach to your work, and your access to stories?
  • What are you hearing from athletes at various levels (high school, college, professional) about how they and their families are being affected by the pandemic?
  • What are you hearing from various sports organizations and leagues about the guidance they are getting from health departments regarding the planning process for restarting sports?
  • There was recently an NBA2K20 video game tournament among NBA players on ESPN. Are you seeing other similar activities among athletes either for entertainment or for charity purposes?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Tim Keown is a senior writer for ESPN, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He wrote more than 40 cover stories during his time at ESPN The Magazine and is the author or co-author of eight books, including four New York Times best-sellers.

 

Links for This Episode:

Twitter: @TimKeownESPN

Email: tim.keown@espnmag.com

 

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29083157/the-last-dance-dennis-rodman-embodied-pop-culture-phenomenon-90s-bulls

 

https://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2020/story/_/id/29001156/jordan-love-nfl-draft-prospects-illustrate-mystery-drafting-quarterback

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Slanted Tree

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What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

MEDICINE: Antibody Testing, Reinfection, ACE-Inhibitors, and Hydroxychloroquine | Tim Horita, MD

MEDICINE: Antibody Testing, Reinfection, ACE-Inhibitors, and Hydroxychloroquine | Tim Horita, MD

May 12, 2020

Recorded May 2, 2020.

Dr. O’Connell is joined again by Dr. Tim Horita to discuss the current state of medications including the highly publicized Hydroxychloroquine as well as other therapies including convalescent plasma.

Questions from this episode include:

  • I’d like to pick up where we left off and talk about antibody testing. There are a few terms that I want to make sure everyone understands. Can you explain the idea of seroprevalence and confirmed cases?
  • The World Health Organization, or WHO, recently said that having COVID-19 may not prevent a second infection? Can you explain this for us?
  • There has also been a lot of research on hydroxychloroquine as a medication to potentially prevent getting COVID-19 and also for treating more severe cases, and this includes a larger U.S. VA Hospital Study. Can you take us through what we currently know about hydroxychloroquine?

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Dr. Horita has been a practicing Family physician in Southern California for 23 years.  He graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997.  After serving as Chief Resident at the Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency, he became a member of their faculty, and later became program director.  He continues to enjoy teaching medical students and residents, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Currently, Dr. Horita practices in Oxnard, California with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and in his community with the Westminster Free Clinic.  His publications include several textbooks and a peer reviewed article in the journal American Family Physician.

He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and in 2018 was awarded Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Links for This Episode:

https://www.fightwithice.com/

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan

Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

Weekly Update #6: COVID-19 Causing Strokes and Blood Clots | Ted O’Connell, MD

Weekly Update #6: COVID-19 Causing Strokes and Blood Clots | Ted O’Connell, MD

May 9, 2020

Recorded May 9, 2020.

In this episode Dr. O’Connell discusses the recent news of strokes occurring in otherwise healthy covid patients and other blood related complications. 

Special thanks to Pranay Bonagiri for helping research the topics discussed in today’s episode.

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

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