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Justin Berk

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Passionate about primary care, addiction medicine, medical education, and Diet Mountain Dew. Twitter: @justinberk

Episodes posted by Justin Berk

May 25, 2020 – The Curbsiders podcast

#215 Medical Myths: Challenge Dogma with Dr. Douglas Paauw

Drink on metronidazole, take expired meds, and inject epinephrine in extremities.  Chase that metronidazole with a beer! Pop some 30...
March 26, 2020 – The Curbsiders podcast

#201: COVID Narratives: Stories from Physicians at the Front Lines

What Providers Can Expect when COVID Hits Home Listen as the pioneers of the COVID pandemic share their experiences taking...
February 17, 2020 – The Curbsiders podcast

#195 TWDFNR 3: Potassium, Oxygen, and Antipsychotics

Why Chasing the K+ should not drive you bananas, extra oxygen should not give you comfort, and avoiding antipsychotics for...
December 23, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#189 Medical Overuse: Common Cases

When Internal Medicine is Too Much of a Good Thing with JAMA authors, Drs Debbie Korenstein and Dan Morgan Team...
December 9, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#187 Buprenorphine Master Class: Managing Opioid Use Disorder for the Generalist

A Masterclass for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder How to initiate buprenorphine like a pro. Treating people with Opioid Use...
August 12, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#165 Things We Do For No Reason™ Part 2

A high-value care episode on unnecessary inpatient practices featuring docusate, echocardiography, and sliding scale insulin Discover common practices that persist...
June 10, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#154 DVT and PE Master Class with Michael Streiff MD

How to approach, diagnose and treat venous thromboembolism (VTE) What do Judas Priest, surfing, and clots have in common? They...
April 1, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#146 NephMadness: Pain Meds in Chronic Kidney Disease

In kidney disease, choosing an analgesic can be a real pain The use of pain meds in CKD (chronic kidney...
March 25, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#145 NephMadness: Hepatorenal Syndrome vs AKI

How to approach acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis Does your sympathetic nervous system get activated when you notice...
March 18, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#144 NephMadness: Inpatient Hypertension

“As needed” Hypertension Treatment and Peri-operative ACE-inhibitors Inpatient hypertension is tricky. What’s the best way to answer those overnight nursing...
March 15, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#143 NephMadness: Fluid Wars

The ultimate showdown between Normal Saline and Lactated Ringers. (Oh hey albumin, didn’t see you over there.) The battle over...
January 21, 2019 – The Curbsiders podcast

#136 Sickle Cell Disease Management & Complications

A complete overview of sickle cell disease with hematologist, Sophie Lanzkron MD of Johns Hopkins. Stuck on sickle cell disease?...
December 3, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#128 Aspirin Overhyped and Overused

Aspirin’ to figure out if ASA can help prevent a heart attack? Interpreting all the new trials doesn’t have to...
November 15, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#125 Hidden Curriculum

Check out this audio treasure map to find the hidden curriculum and learn how it can change your practice. Learn...
October 22, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#121 HIV Care for the Internist

HIV care for the internist with author and HIV expert, Michael Saag MD, Professor of Infectious Diseases at University of...
August 20, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#109: Things We Do For No Reason: A High Value Episode

Things We Do For No Reason #TWDFNR highlights some widespread practices that are difficult to justify based on lack of...
February 26, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#84: Anemia, Iron Deficiency, IV iron, and Tony Stark

Abolish anemia, and iron deficiency w/tips on IV iron therapy from real life iron man, Michael Auerbach, MD, FACP, Clinical...
January 1, 2018 – The Curbsiders podcast

#76: Pneumonia Pearls with Dr Robert Centor

Conquer community acquired pneumonia and avoid misdiagnosis with tips from Dr. Robert Centor, Professor Emeritus University of Alabama and newly...
November 27, 2017 – The Curbsiders podcast

#69 CKD: Prescribing Do’s and Don’ts with @kidney_boy, Joel Topf

Flush away your bad prescribing habits in chronic kidney disease with tips from @kidney_boy, Joel Topf, MD Salt Whisperer and...
November 13, 2017 – The Curbsiders podcast

#67: Chronic Kidney Disease Pearls with @kidney_boy, Joel Topf

Take control of chronic kidney disease with tools, and tips from @kidney_boy, Joel Topf, MD Salt Whisperer and Chief of...

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