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Not everything that goes up, comes down, or out. During this holiday season, there have been a lot of foreign objects that might need help coming out. There are three classifications of rectal foreign bodies: involuntary non-sexual, voluntary non-sexual placement and voluntary during sexual practice. We will discuss how to manage varying degrees of…
 
In this week's episode, we will talk about PEP (post exposure prophylaxis). The three major levels of prevention for working with patients. And what to do if you become exposed to a virus, toxin and/or infection. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he gives us some guidance if you do get exposed at work. — Love the podcast but can't seem to remember everythin…
 
50% of referrals to GI is because of IBS. So, why does IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) happen to you or your patient? In this episode, we will discuss the signs and symptoms to look out for. The different types of IBS and how to differentiate between them. Finally, we will let you know the different tests to run and the treatments that could help. J…
 
Did you know that the founder of Listerine is the same doctor that started the aseptic surgical technique? In this episode we will discuss the bugs around our Thanksgiving feast. How to prepare, store and reheat all our favorite dishes. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal, as he keeps us all safe from those little bugs during the holiday season. — Do you work in…
 
Happy Halloween! Welcome back to the second part of our scaries in medicine. In this podcast we will discuss a micronutrient that could completely change your mind, literally. When some patients have seizures and they think they are having a religious moment. And Stone Man Syndrome, where the patient feels like their body is turning into stone. Joi…
 
In 1848, was the first reported case of brain damage that changed a person's personality. When a tamping iron was accidentally shot into the left cheek bone. Next we will talk about how black licorice can be dangerous because of a chemical in them. And then, we will discuss how an anatomist figured out the life cycle of a tapeworm. Join Dr. Niket S…
 
We all know that pink medication (amoxicillin) we all hated when we were younger. Some would have rather had strep throat than drink the medication. Now-a-days we have bubble gum flavor, which is way better! In this week's podcast, we dive into the signs and symptoms of group A Streptococcus. Then we will talk about the four-point scoring system ca…
 
What are some home remedies that everyone knows about? What are some that you’ve never heard of? Are there any that just do not work, but your parents or grandparents swear by? In this week’s episode, we will review some of the remedies that work and some that might not do anything. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he helps everyone feel better about their…
 
In this week’s podcast, we will talk about the difference between diverticulosis, diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding. Some of the risk factors you should know about are diet, obesity and smoking. Then we will go over why it occurs, how to prevent it (if possible) and how to treat it. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he gives a review on all things di…
 
In this week’s podcast, we are going to start a new podcast series called “In the News”. In this series, we will discuss some of the things that are in the news and make you scratch your head and wonder. First, we will start out by talking about a new viral TikTok video. Then we will talk about which one is worse, a house fly or mosquito? Join Dr. …
 
We all need someone to show us the ropes to learn a skill. At an early age, our parents/guardians are our mentors. As we grow older, teachers can be our mentor. In this week’s episode, we will go over the different types of mentors. What characteristics make a good mentor and maybe ones that might just not be a good fit for you. Join Dr. Niket Sonp…
 
In this week's episode, we will go over the three most common candida or more commonly known as yeast infections. We will discuss how to diagnose, manage and treat the different yeast infections you might see. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal (the Mt. Dew expert) as he tries to help you treat your patients yeasty infections. — For a limited time we want to gi…
 
What do Thanos and the gut microbiome have in common? Find out this week, in part 2 of our podcast, with Dr. Niket Sonpal on managing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. - For a limited time we want to give you free access to our 2021 cardiology and pulmonary board prep sections. That’s right, you’ll get 7.5 hours of high yield review completely…
 
Symbiosis is the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically both gain an advantage. But what happens when the mutually beneficial relationship ends and the problems begin. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he discusses small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in part 1 of when the microbiome goes wild. - …
 
There are endless studies that address which medications help patients with their chronic ailments, but there are also equally as many studies that help patients increase their quality of life. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal in this week's podcast episode in which we highlight research that can help you help your patients live better, healthier lives. - We'…
 
What do ketchup, leeches and lobotomy all have in common? They were all thought to be a therapeutic modality, but potentially a grave medical mistake. Join us this week with Dr. Niket Sonpal as he looks back into the past of medicine and medical musical chairs. - We've been in the business of helping students and clinicians learn better medicine, g…
 
What do you call a fungi that makes music? A decomposer. What do you call this podcast? Amazing! Join us this week with Dr. Niket Sonpal in which we review an evergreen topic, dermatophyte infections of the skin and how to diagnose, treat and manage them. - We've been in the business of helping students and clinicians learn better medicine, get ahe…
 
Have you ever felt restless?...of course, we all have! But imagine having a creepy crawly sensation when you are trying to sleep. No, this isn't about arachnophobia, it's restless leg syndrome. According to many studies, roughly 20% of people suffer from restless leg syndrome. Join us for this week's podcast with Dr. Niket Sonpal where we review th…
 
Hair loss can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety in our patients. Millions of people suffer yearly with androgenic alopecia and fall prey to numerous myths as to the cause for their hair loss. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal on this week's podcast where we dispel hair loss myths and tell you what works for your patient. - We've been in the business of …
 
In 2022 there seems to be many different recalls of cars, products on the shelves, even food in the market and food delivery services. This week, we will go over food borne illness and what you should do for your patients when they come with food poisoning. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he helps you digest how to care of your patient when they come in. …
 
As we get older, there are a lot of health and age related changes that our body undergoes. We are going to focus on what changes in your body and what are some things that start to decline. This way you can help your patients adjust to the changes. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he tries to help everyone stay young. - We've been in the business of helpi…
 
While working from home started as a temporary measure because the United States workforce was relegated to home during the pandemic, it has now become a mainstay paradigm in 2022. Of course, there are many pros and cons when it comes to remote work. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal this week as we review the top benefits of working from home and what you can…
 
Celebrities such as athletes, movie actors/actresses and even tv personalities have raised awareness of diseases or procedures that would otherwise go unnoticed in society today. It also destigmatizes the public perception of the disease/procedure. In doing so, it raises funding for research to help find a cure for those diseases. Join Dr. Niket So…
 
Social media has amazing benefits ranging from choreography to cat videos to cooking advice for cannelloni and more. TikTok has become the mainstream social media outlet and numerous users provide health tips and hacks to better yourself and live your best life. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal in this weeks podcast where we tell you which TikTok health trend…
 
Traveling these days requires a more detailed approach, but it can still be done while minimizing the risks. Wonder why your patients are so flatulent while flying? Want to know how to prevent those air cabin sinus infections? We've got the answer. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he goes over how to stay safe while flying in this week's podcast. - We've b…
 
What do Shakespeare, Mood Knight and Tyler Durden from Fight Club have in common? They all share the singular idea of what makes us who we are. Is it our name, or is it our personality? But what if your patient has multiple personalities? Can you recognize dissociative identity disorder? Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he breaks down DID and how to manage…
 
Fecal incontinence affects about 7% of the population. Although, most people will be too embarrassed to seek help. In this episode, Dr. Niket Sonpal will discuss the two types of fecal incontinence. The different treatments based on your H&P for your patient. What medications your patient might need or if they just need to change their diet. - Our …
 
The practice of medicine is called a practice because it involves constant attention, learning, and evolution of thought. In medicine we must make efforts to stay up to date with new guidelines and evidence that may change our disease management algorithms and paradigms. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal this week as he reviews some of the new updates in Inter…
 
There is a long history of pseudoscience about low testosterone. There are a lot of “golden cures” out there. Here, we will try and debunk some of the myths of low testosterone. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal, and see how you can help diagnose your patient's low testosterone, and how to treat it. What the symptoms your patient might have and how to manage y…
 
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis which makes up about 65%. Arthritis can affect the hands, feet, hips, knees and the spine. We will talk specifically about knees and hips. In this episode, Dr. Niket Sonpal will discuss some of the most common features of osteoarthritis, management of this condition nonsurgically. But, if your pat…
 
Everyone wants to feel energetic and more focused. Many patients will turn to coffee and tea but claims by energy drink companies can be the siren call to those weary, who want to achieve more. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he reviews the dilemma with energy drinks, their content, lack of scientific evidence, and numerous negative health outcomes. - We'…
 
Not all those who wander are lost but they can get sick while traveling. In this week's podcast we will go into how to prepare your patients for international travel. Join Dr. Niket Sonpal as he reviews important vaccinations, general travel guidelines, food and water safety precautions and how to avoid/treat traveler's diarrhea. Patients will want…
 
What do lemon-lime flavored soda, Coca-Cola and psychiatry have in common? Join Dr. Niket Sonpal this week in a podcast that goes into the history of the soda beverage industry and how it connects to bipolar disorder, addiction and a few of the lesser known conditions that you may not expect to see in the clinic. We will review the diagnosis, next …
 
The slap heard around the world has been all anyone can talk about for the last few weeks. Oscar buzz is usually before the event, but the altercation has left many discussing the evening outcomes afterwards. According to popular opinion a slap in the face often only leads to so-called trivial injuries, however research shows it can also lead to ma…
 
Healthcare workers are at the forefront of diseases like pneumonia, COVID19, and heart conditions. But we are also a part of the process of recovery for grief. Grief is the response to loss, particularly to the loss of a loved one or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. The management of grief is not well taught…
 
GERD affects about 10-20% of the population in the western world. Here, we will take you through a brief primer on getting the fire out of GERD. This way you can help your patients enjoy their foods, live without heartburn, and be able to wake up in the morning without pain. In this episode, we will discuss the differences between GERD, dyspepsia (…
 
In America alone, there are about 25 million human bites that occur each year. We will not only discuss human bites but also dog bites, some cute cat bites and other unusual bites you might encounter in the emergency room. In this episode, we will talk about how to deal with human bites. Whether you only need to give local wound care versus when to…
 
Acne affects about 50 million people every year. For most of us, it’s something we’ve had to deal with at some point in our lives and it was short-lived, causing some anxiety. For others, acne is severely resistant and long lasting, which can have profound physiological and psychological effects. In this episode, we’ll comb through the various myth…
 
Herbs and spices and the plants that come with them are as integral to our day-to-day lives as earth and water. These naturally occurring plants and the chemicals within them have been a part of medicine, both traditional and modern, for hundreds of years. Let’s take some time to discuss some of the claims of various herbal supplement companies and…
 
Cluster headaches are one of the most painful headaches and can lead to severe debilitation! In this episode we will review major risk factors, major organ systems associated with the headaches, and the two variants. Then we’ll discuss how to diagnose cluster headaches and provide recommendations for treatment options for your patient. This is our …
 
Migraines...for many of your patients, they're all too common. Actually, migraines affect about 15% of the general population. In this episode we’ll start by talking about the different types of migraines. Then, we’ll go over the broad strokes for abortive treatment for migraines, highlight the major treatment modalities for your patient, and then …
 
Headaches…everyone gets a headache now and then. For some people, headaches occur if they don’t get their morning cup of coffee on time. For others, headaches are connected to life stressors. Headaches are very plentiful amongst numerous alignments, both physical and mental. Regardless of the cause, headaches are incredibly common and there are num…
 
On this week's podcast episode, we'll be "ruining" more myths...but remember, knowing the truth about these things isn't just fun, it's going to help you take care of your patients! Grab yourself a coffee, tea or whatever your favorite beverage is and join me for this episode where we'll dive into more medical myths that you need to know about. - O…
 
Myth and superstition play a huge role in our daily lives and this is a big part of all cultures. Many people carry good luck charms, seek fortune tellers, and even look to the stars for guidance. Do these things help? Are we doing them because the generations before us told us to do it? Is it tradition? We have many modern-day myths and cultural b…
 
Prevention...let's talk about that for a second. Prevention is more than just a magazine. In fact, it's actually an entire field of medicine, training line, and fellowships. It's also the foundation and pillar of primary care. This is why we're going to be focusing on the USPSTF and the most recent recommendations over the last couple years, to giv…
 
Every year I (Andrew) jump back on the podcast for one episode to reflect the most important lesson learned over the last year. So, today’s podcast will be just that! I'll also be sharing the new direction and focus for Medgeeks in 2022. It's my hope that today's episode shifts your perspective and hopefully get's you thinking about what it is you …
 
We all love movies and they're a great escape from reality. More often than not, we find ourselves rooting for the "good guys"...but sometimes there are villains who capture our attention as well. There is no greater example of a villain (captivating the main-stage, Hollywood and audiences world-wide) than Dracula! In this episode, we'll be discuss…
 
Sometime ago, when we were in training, there were a lot of diseases we were exposed to that were rare and difficult to understand. Over time we did practice questions, went through rotations, and eventually, these diseases that were once difficult, were no longer as hard. It's funny what we learn in school as we get exposed to a great deal of dise…
 
Imagine you're in your office, you have your cup of coffee, and you're about to start reviewing some of the results that came back for your patients. You look at one of the right upper quadrant sonograms you ordered... ...or perhaps it was an abdominal ultrasound you ordered for another reason... ...or maybe it's a gynecologic ultrasound... ...what…
 
In honor of the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dr. Niket Sonpal has dedicated this episode to all things spider bites! There are about 45,000 spiders worldwide...and while spider bites won't give you super powers, they can cause your patients some issues and concerns. Sit back, relax, and learn about these eight-legged creatures and find out h…
 
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