The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal Vol. 112 • No. 11 • November 2019

Women’s & Children’s Health
Provider Practice and Perceptions of Pediatric Obesity in Appalachian Kentucky
Timothy S. Thornberry, Jr, PhD, Valery R. Bodziony, MS, and David A. Gross, MPA

Commentary on “Provider Practice and Perceptions of Pediatric Obesity in Appalachian Kentucky”
Inés María Anchondo, DrPH, RD

Teen Driving Education in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Effectiveness of a Toolkit
Zoza Grace Spears, MD, Brittany Schoen, BSN, RN, Tiffany Thompson, RN, BSN, Michele Nichols, MD, William King, MPH, DrPH, and Kathy Monroe, MD

Role of Physician Gender in the Modern Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Do Obstetrician-Gynecologists Perceive Discrimination from their Sex?
Mark Turrentine, MD, Mildred Ramirez, MD, Lauren Stark, MPP, Carrie Snead, MA, and Jay Schulkin, PhD

Bioethics & Medical Education
Curriculum Enrichment Across the Medical Education Continuum Using e-Delphi and the Community Priority Index
Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, Deepa Dongarwar, MS, Erik D. Malmberg, PhD, JD, Toi B. Harris, MD, Jennifer G. Christner, MD, and William A. Thomson, PhD

Public Health & Environmental Medicine
Patients and Guns: Florida Physicians Are Not Asking
Melanie G. Hagen, MD, Babatunde Carew, BS, Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, and Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD

Medicine & Medical Specialties
Frequency of β-Blocker Use Following Exacerbations of COPD in Patients with Compelling Indication for Use
Nathan Pinner, PharmD, Wesley Oliver, PharmD, MS, Tara Veasey, PharmD, Jessica Starr, PharmD, Sarah Eudaley, PharmD, Amber Hutchison, PharmD, and Kurt Wargo, PharmD

CME Article: Impact of β-Lactam Allergies on Antimicrobial Selection in an Outpatient Setting
Rachel A. Ness, PharmD, BCPS, Jessica G. Bennett, PharmD, Whitney V. Elliott, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Amanda R. Gillion, PharmD, BCPS, and Debendra N. Pattanaik, MD, MBBS, FACR, FAAAI

Scratching the Surface of the Antivaccination Phenomenon
Faysal Alhasan, MD, Leen Makki, MD, and Steven Lippmann, MD

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