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Charting Pediatrics: Our Pediatric Podcast

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Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, multidisciplinary specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Google Play.

We are now in our third season, where our experts examine pediatric patient cases, clinical innovations and the nuanced art of pediatric medicine. Let us know if you have an idea for a future episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Meet our hosts

David Brumbaugh, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Children's Colorado and a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Brumbaugh's philosophy is to engage families and their pediatricians in establishing goals of care, keeping the child at the heart of every decision.

Alison Brent, MD, is the Medical Director of Children's Colorado's System of Care. Dr. Brent is interested in process and system improvement, as well as the integration and implementation of clinical care guidelines in the PCP office.

Dan Nicklas, MD, is a pediatrician clinician and educator, practicing at Children's Colorado with a focus on primary care. Dr. Nicklas is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education and research.

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Contact our hosts with any questions, or to suggest a future topic.

Listen to our most recent episodes

Implementing Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Pandemic (S3:E42)

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a catalyst for the delivery of care through telemedicine. Our pediatric experts discuss ways that providers can quickly implement telehealth in their practice.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19: Innovative Approaches to Primary Care (S3:E41)

March 24, 2020

Our pediatric experts discuss updates on the coronavirus pandemic and unique approaches to primary care delivery that can be used during this time.


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A Case Study on Laryngomalacia in Infants and Children (S2:E11)

October 16, 2018

We discuss laryngomalacia causes, designing a long-term management plan for the patient and more on this episode.

A Case Study: Repeat Concussions in Teenagers and Sports Retirement Considerations (S2:E25)

February 12, 2019

Listen to tips on the issue of repeat concussion and care approaches for young athletes and their families.

AAP Policy Statement on Bariatric Surgery (S3:E16)

November 7, 2019

Pediatric bariatric surgeon Thomas Inge, MD, discusses the AAP policy statement on bariatric surgery.

Abnormal Head Growth and Shapes in Children (S2:E18)

December 11, 2018

Listen to Todd Hankinson, MD, as he discusses abnormal pediatric head growth and shape, treatment options and outcomes.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in Pediatrics (S2:E35)

April 30, 2019

Learn about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including symptoms and treatments.

Acute Scrotum Pain Management in Children (S1:E8)

September 19, 2017

Discussing acute scrotum indications and how to refer and support patients.

Acute Seizure Management in Children (S1:E9)

September 26, 2017

Exploring seizure management in children from basic safety to rescue medications.

Addiction Prevention in Primary Care (S2:E15)

November 20, 2018

Listen in to better understand addiction prevention and opioid practices for children and teens.

Addressing Child Poverty in Pediatric Care (S3:E23)

December 17, 2019

Child poverty leads to toxic stress, which affects early brain development. Learn about interventions that can help address child poverty.

ADHD Medication Management (S1:E15)

November 14, 2017

Our experts explore ADHD assessment and medication management.

Adolescent Depression Management and Medication (S3:E9)

September 24, 2019

Pediatric mental health experts discuss practical approaches to screening and medication management of depression in adolescents.

Alleviating Seasonal Allergies in Children (S1:E1)

August 8, 2017

A discussion about treating seasonal allergy symptoms.

An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Medicine (S2:E22)

January 22, 2019

Practical tips for incorporating an integrative care approach in your practice.

Approaching Concussions in Children's Primary Care (S1:E2)

August 11, 2017

Exploring concussions in children and the latest treatment options.

Art and Science of Managing AOM (S2:E32)

April 2, 2019

We discuss the art and science of managing acute otitis media.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children (S1:E27)

March 13, 2018

Learn about the signs and symptoms of autism in children.


Back Pain Management in Pediatrics (S1:E11)

October 10, 2017

Discussing pack pain management in children and how back pain relates to scoliosis.

Biliary Atresia in Infants (S3:E13)

October 22, 2019

Our pediatric hepatologist Cara Mack, MD, discusses the clinical presentation, management and ongoing care of infants with biliary atresia.

Bleeding Disorders in Pediatrics (S3:E1)

August 6, 2019

Listen to pediatric hematologist Tazio Nakano, MD, discuss the most common bleeding disorders in pediatrics and his approach to abnormal CBC results.

Breastfeeding Management and Support for Nursing Moms (S1:E10)

October 3, 2017

Discussing breastfeeding challenges and support for nursing mothers.


Care for Young Adolescent Mothers (S2:E16)

November 27, 2018

Hana Smith, MD, and Amy Emher, PsyD, discuss caring for the unique needs of young mothers in your pediatric practice.

Caring for Adolescents with Down Syndrome (S2:E4)

August 28, 2018

Learn about primary care for kids and adolescents with Down syndrome from Fran Hickey, MD.

CAR-T Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Leukemia (S1:E33)

May 22, 2018

Terry Fry, MD, discusses cell therapy, side effects and more for the treatment of pediatric leukemia.

Child Abuse Management in Pediatrics (S3:E18)

November 14, 2019

Andy Sirotnak, MD, an expert in diagnosing and managing child abuse, discusses what pediatricians should know.

Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect (S2:E10)

October 9, 2018

Learn how to approach the delicate topic of child sexual abuse and neglect from our experts.

Cognitive Error in Pediatric Diagnosis (S2:E31)

March 26, 2019

A discussion of cognitive error in diagnosis and how it can affect patients.

Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders in Children and Teens (S1:E30)

May 1, 2018

Learn about common pediatric sleep disorders in children and teens.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 Important Updates, Mitigation Phase (S3:E38)

March 13, 2020

Pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Sam Dominguez provides important updates on the mitigation phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19: Important Updates for Providers (S3:E36)

March 5, 2020

As global concern about coronavirus rises, our experts discuss updates and answer listener questions.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19: Innovative Approaches to Primary Care (S3:E41)

March 24, 2020

Our pediatric experts discuss updates on the coronavirus pandemic and unique approaches to primary care delivery that can be used during this time.

Coronavirus: What you need to know about COVID-19 (S3:E31)

February 11, 2020

Listen to infectious disease expert, Sam Dominguez, MD, discuss updates on the novel coronavirus, including epidemiology, presentation and current treatment protocols.

Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Neonates (S2:E21)

January 15, 2019

Listen in on this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics to learn more about critical congenital heart disease in newborns from our cardiology experts.


Diagnosing Heart Arrhythmias in Children (S1:E5)

August 29, 2017

Exploring characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias in children.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cysts (S2:E19)

December 18, 2018

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts in kids in this episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Children (S2:E12)

October 23, 2018

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) diagnosis and management discussion from our pediatric rheumatology and nephrology experts.

Discussing Firearm Safety in Primary Care Office (S2:E1)

August 7, 2018

Learn how to have a conversation with children and their families regarding firearm safety in the home.


Effects of Social Media on Children and Families (S3:E24)

January 7, 2020

Pediatric experts discuss social media and its impact on children and families.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children (S3:E14)

October 29, 2019

Pediatric gastroenterologist Glen Furuta, MD, discusses the proper diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis in children, signs and symptoms to look for and effective treatment options.


Fidget Spinner and Other Ingested Foreign Objects (S1:E7)

September 12, 2017

A discussion of common foreign objects that children might ingest.

Food Allergies: Diagnosis and Hot Topics (S1:E16)

November 21, 2017

A discussion of the hot topics in food-related allergies.

Food Allergy Immunotherapy and Pediatric Patients (S2:E27)

February 26, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss emerging research in immune desensitization and other advances in food allergy therapy.

Functional Abdominal Pain (S3:E11)

October 8, 2019

Pediatric gastroenterologist, Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, discusses presentation, diagnosis and management of functional abdominal pain from the primary care perspective.


Headaches in Children (S3:E5)

September 3, 2019

Pediatric neurologist Mario Coleman, MD, discusses the diagnosis and management of recurring headaches in children and adolescents.

Hip Pain in Children: Diagnosis and Management (S1:E28)

March 20, 2018

Learn more about diagnosing and managing hip pain in pediatric patients.

Hirschsprung Disease (S3:E3)

August 20, 2019

Learn about the diagnosis, management and new treatments being explored for Hirschsprung disease from pediatric colorectal surgeon Dr. De La Torre, MD.


Impact of Housing on Child Health (S3:E19)

November 19, 2019

A pediatric expert discusses the impact of housing on child health.

Implementing Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Pandemic (S3:E42)

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a catalyst for the delivery of care through telemedicine. Our pediatric experts discuss ways that providers can quickly implement telehealth in their practice.

Infant Feeding and Swallowing Problems (S2:E6)

September 11, 2018

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, we explore feeding and swallowing problems in babies with Laura Pickler, MD, and Nancy Creskoff Maune.

International Adoption Medicine (S1:E18)

December 8, 2017

Experts discuss medical support for families adopting internationally.


Management of Headaches and Migraines in Children (S1:E14)

October 31, 2017

Advice on managing migraines and headaches in children.

Managing Atopic Eczema in Children (S2:E17)

December 4, 2018

Lori Prok, MD, and Julieann Tibbetts, PNP, discuss common presentations, causes and treatment of atopic eczema in kids.

Managing Congenital Heart Disease in Young Adults (S2:E26)

February 19, 2019

Ongoing management of congenital heart disease in children and young adults.

Managing Physician Burnout (S2:E39)

May 28, 2019

Our doctors discuss physician burnout and what has helped them.

Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14)

November 13, 2018

Learn about the current state of medical marijuana in pediatric medicine.

Measles in Children (S2: E30)

March 19, 2019

Learn about measles presentation, symptoms, vaccinations and more.

Most Common Eye Problems in Children (S3:E7)

September 10, 2019

Listen to pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Emily McCourt discuss common eye problems in children and how to screen for eye disease.


Neck Mass Diagnosis and Management for Pediatricians (S1:E31)

May 8, 2018

Learn about neck masses diagnosis and management in children from Melissa Scholes, MD.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (S3:E20)

November 26, 2019

A pediatric expert who specializes in neonatal abstinence syndrome discusses the management and support of babies born with this condition.

Neonatal Jaundice and Bilirubin Levels in Newborns (S1:E21)

December 26, 2017

Exploring risk factors, patient-centered care and more relating to neonatal jaundice.

Nocturnal Enuresis and Bedwetting (S1:E32)

May 17, 2018

Tips for the treatment and management of nocturnal enuresis and involuntary urination in kids.

Noisy Breathing in Pediatric Patients (S1:E20)

December 19, 2017

A discussion of the causes, presentations and treatments of noisy breathing in children.

Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies in Children (S1:E17)

November 28, 2017

Discussing non-IgE related food allergies.


Overcoming HPV Vaccination Hesitancy (S2:E28)

March 5, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss low HPV vaccination rates among adolescents and overcoming vaccination hesitancy in parents.


Hypertension in Pediatrics (S2:E36)

May 7, 2019

A discussion of numerous issues relating to pediatric hypertension.

Pain Management in Children (S2:E24)

February 5, 2019

Discussing pain management in children from assessment to multimodal therapy.

Pediatric Advocacy for the Health and Well-Being of All Children (S2:E34)

April 23, 2019

A discussion with a pediatrician turned legislator.

Pediatric Asthma Management (S1:E3)

August 15, 2017

A discussion of asthma management and the most up-to-date treatments.

Pediatric Bariatric Surgery (S1:E22)

January 16, 2018

Listen in to a discussion on the available options for adolescent bariatric surgery with Thomas Inge, MD.

Pediatric Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Management (S1:E29)

March 27, 2018

Edwin Liu, MD, discusses celiac disease symptoms, diagnosis and more.

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine (S3:E10)

October 1, 2019

Listen to Dr. Mark Brittan discuss the history, training requirements and future direction of pediatric hospitalist medicine.

Pediatric Urologic Cancer (S3:E8)

September 17, 2019

Pediatric urologist Dr. Nicholas Cost discusses the diagnosis and management of pediatric urologic cancers in children and adolescents.

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD: Physician-Scientist, Pediatrician, Advocate (S3:E17)

November 12, 2019

Physician-scientist and autism dad Peter Hotez, MD, discusses his perspective on the recent anti-vaccination movement.

Physician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program (S2:E2)

August 14, 2018

Learn about the MOC program and other quality improvement projects Children's Colorado participates in to deliver the best patient treatments.

Preventing Altitude Sickness in Children (S2:E33)

April 16, 2019

A discussion of preventing altitude sickness in children.

Primary Care and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) (S2:E3)

August 21, 2018

Learn about prognosis and treatment in the primary care setting for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).


Recent Research Topics in Pediatrics That Could Change the Way You Practice (S3:E15)

November 5, 2019

Pediatricians and editors of the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics discuss recent research studies that could change the way you practice pediatrics.

Renal Tubular Acidosis (S3:E4)

August 27, 2019

Listen to Dr. Danielle Soranno discuss the basic mechanisms of renal tubular acidosis, its diagnosis and management.


Safe Sleep Tips for Babies (S2:E13)

November 6, 2018

Tips for helping new moms create a safe sleep environment, including SIDs prevention, co-sleeping and more.

School Anxiety and Refusal in Children (S1:E25)

February 20, 2018

School anxiety and refusal insights, advice and tools.

Scoliosis Diagnosis and Management (S2:E9)

October 2, 2018

Learn about the three primary types of scoliosis from Mark Erickson, MD.

Sepsis in Children (S3:E12)

October 15, 2019

Pediatric emergency medicine physician Halden Scott, MD, discusses the presentation, management and follow-up care of pediatric patients with sepsis.

Severe Feeding and Swallowing Issues in Infants (S2:E37)

May 14, 2019

Learn about feeding and swallowing problems in infants, and how to help.

STDs in Teens: Testing and Treatment (S2:E7)

September 18, 2018

Learn about preventing and treating sexually transmitted disease in teens.

Strategies to Help Teens Get Enough Sleep (S3:E22)

December 10, 2019

A pediatric expert discusses behavior issues in teens caused by insufficient sleep and strategies to help teens get more sleep.

Substance Abuse in Adolescence (S3:E21)

December 3, 2019

A child and addiction psychiatrist discusses how to tailor the approach to management of substance abuse in adolescents.


Teen E-Cigarette Use and the Vaping Epidemic (S2:E23)

January 29, 2019

Learn more about e-cigarettes, teen vaping, and how to talk about the issue with patients and families.

Teen Reproductive Health (S1:E6)

September 5, 2017

Discussing teen reproductive health including contraception, STD screening and more.

Teen Suicide: Risk Factors, Screening and Prevention (S1:E24)

February 13, 2018

Listen in on our discussion of risk factors, screening and prevention of teen.

Telephone Triage in Pediatric Primary Care (S2:E8)

September 25, 2018

Learn about telephone triage in a pediatric setting from expert Bart Schmitt, MD.

Top 10 Most Common Pediatric Rheumatology Diagnoses (S1:E19)

December 15, 2017

Discussion of the 10 most common pediatric rheumatology diagnoses.

Toxicity & the Most Common Pediatric Overdoses (S2:E29)

March 12, 2019

Exploring the most common overdose causes in children and prevention tactics.

Transgender Medicine and Caring for Gender Diverse Patients (S2:E5)

September 4, 2018

Listen to pediatric experts discuss caring for transgender and gender nonconforming patients on this episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Treating Bronchiolitis in Children (S1:E23)

January 30, 2018

Monica Federico, MD, discusses classic bronchiolitis presentations and treatment in this episode.

Treating Sinusitis in Children (S2:E38)

May 21, 2019

A discussion of sinusitis in children, including when to seek a specialist.

Treatment and Diagnosis of Pediatric Trigger Thumb (S2:E20)

January 8, 2019

Sarah Sibbel, MD, Director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Program, discusses pediatric trigger thumb diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment and Management of Constipation in Children (S1:E4)

August 22, 2017

A discussion of treatment and management of pediatric constipation.


Understanding Physician Burnout (S1:E26)

February 27, 2018

Learn how to reduce the stigma of physician burnout.

Undescended and Retractile Testicle (S3:E2)

August 13, 2019

Learn about the differences in presentation between undescended and retractile testicle, approaches to treatment and long-term prognosis for patients.


Vaccinations and Motivational Interviewing (S1:E12)

October 17, 2017

Exploring vaccine safety and motivational interviewing for talking to parents.

Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (S3:E6)

September 5, 2019

Listen to our pediatric pulmonologist discuss diagnosis, treatment and reporting of vaping associated pulmonary injury (VAPI).

Vascular Malformations in Pediatric Primary Care (S1:E13)

October 24, 2017

A discussion of the most common pediatric vascular anomalies in primary care.