The Pediatric Lounge, Where Pediatric Physicians Come to Share Their Stories and Success

119 Advocacy by a Pediatrician From The Big Hospital

December 26, 2023 Dr. George Rogu, MD, MBA and Dr. Herb Bravo Season 2 Episode 45
The Pediatric Lounge, Where Pediatric Physicians Come to Share Their Stories and Success
119 Advocacy by a Pediatrician From The Big Hospital
Show Notes

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A Deep Dive into Pediatric Advocacy, Leadership, and Community Engagement

This session highlights the importance of advocacy in pediatric healthcare while underscoring the role of local community engagement and leadership. The discussion also revolves around the experiences of Dr. Lisa Costello, a Pediatric Hospitalist, and her work as president of the West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The challenges in treating children in rural areas like West Virginia are analyzed, emphasizing the critical role of leadership in improving pediatric healthcare.

00:33 Guest Introduction and Discussion Topic Reveal
00:51 Dr. Lisa Costello's Journey to Pediatrics
03:05 Challenges of Practicing Pediatrics in Rural Areas
04:53 The Role of Telehealth in Rural Healthcare
12:18 The Impact of Hospital Consolidation on Pediatric Care
13:40 Sharing Personal Experiences and Challenges in Pediatric Care
19:44 Advocacy in Pediatrics: Dr. Costello's Perspective
22:56 The Importance of Investing in Maternal and Infant Health
24:54 The Neglected Importance of Pediatric Healthcare
25:31 The Power of Advocacy in Healthcare
26:38 The Role of Physicians in Advocacy
26:59 The Need for Physician Leadership
27:44 The Struggles of Engaging Physicians
28:13 The Importance of Sharing Stories
34:07 The Crisis of Mental Health in Pediatrics
36:43 The Role of Physicians in Policy Making
39:15 The Importance of Community Engagement
43:16 The Impact of Advocacy on Personal and Professional Life
44:44 Closing Remarks and Appreciation


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