Offered in a convenient format on numerous streaming platforms, SMA podcasts provide information and insight relevant to physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients on a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical topics. In its Practice of Medicine podcast, SMA explores areas such as multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, and new innovations in medical technology. With a focus on business fundamentals, the Business of Medicine podcast is dedicated to exploring, and simplifying, the varied and complex aspects of running a medical practice.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | May 17, 2023

Discussing ALAHOPE: The Alabama Health Professions Opioid Education Project

In this podcast, Ms. Heather Martin and Drs. Darlene Traffanstedt and Sue Feldman discuss their external curricula content analysis used to help identify curriculum content for the Alabama Health Professions Opioid Education Project, an overview of which was recently published in the Southern Medical Journal.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | March 31, 2023

Discussing the Future of Sports Medicine with Dr. Marcus A. Rothermich

In this podcast, SMA Executive Director Randy Glick is joined by Dr. Marcus A. Rothermich, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine located in Birmingham, Alabama, who discusses his experiences in – and the future direction of – sports medicine. In addition, he talks about recent advances in medical technology, including the HoloLens mixed reality goggles and their implications for orthopedic surgery.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | March 16, 2023

Discussing Narrative Medicine – How it Can Promote Personal Well-Being and Improve Patient Care

Narrative medicine promotes the effective practice of medicine by requiring clinicians to listen to, reflect on, and manage not only the physiology of disease but also patient stories. The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine offers a narrative medicine elective to fourth-year students who participate in reading, writing, and discussion activities that focus on processing their medical school experiences.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | January 23, 2023

ACTION Breaking Bread

UAB Anesthesiologist, Dr. Matt Sherrer emphasizes the importance of transparency, respect and communication throughout the entire team in order to improve quality of patient care.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | December 9, 2022

A Conversation with Dr. Michael Englesbe: Opioid Prescribing and the CDC’s Latest Recommendations

Dr. Errington Thompson and Dr. Michael Englesbe discuss the CDC’s newest recommendations on opioid prescribing for pain management, as well possible strategies to reduce the total amount of opioids given to patients in the immediate postoperative period.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | October 6, 2022

A Conversation with Dr. Michael Saag: An Overview of Monkeypox

Monkeypox has a viral infectious disease which has been rapidly spreading throughout the United States and the world. Until recently, this is not a disease that is commonly encountered by most practitioners. Practitioners need to be familiar with the clinical presentation, treatment and indications for vaccination. 

Posted in: Infectious Disease3

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | April 25, 2022

A Discussion About the Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatology Patients

Herpes zoster is a public health concern for the public, especially in subjects who are immunocompromised. The CDC–recommended recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) is an effective way to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster, but because of the increased immunogenicity of the vaccine adjuvant, there is a concern about flares of underlying autoimmune diseases in rheumatology patients.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | March 8, 2022

Adverse Shared Historical Experiences and Their Impact on Health Outcomes

In this podcast, Drs. William Ventres and Erick Messias discuss adverse shared historical experiences and the influence historical trauma has on current health outcomes, a topic addressed in their article appearing in the November 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | March 2, 2022

Conversations about Microaggressions for Faculty and Students: A Simulation-Based Approach

Discrimination is often experienced among medical students in clinical settings, especially those who belong to ethnic or gender minority groups, and it can occur in the form of “microaggressions”.

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | February 15, 2022

Food Insecurity Among Older Adults

Food insecurity is a problem for people across the lifespan, and it has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

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