Dr. Brian McDonough
Brian McDonough has been honored as Family Physician of the Year by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and is a Sir William Osler Award winner for his role in medical student and resident education at both Temple and St. Francis.
He has been given awards of recognition by the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association for his work as a physician.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is on advisory committees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association.
He has earned the Walter Alvarez Award for medical writing and the Jules Bergman Award for medical reporting.
Dr. McDonough is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, which he earned over a twenty-five year career in television, including work at Fox television and NBC.
He also serves as clinical professor of family medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, his alma mater, and chairman of the family medicine department at St. Francis Hospital, where he also serves as chief medical information officer (CMIO).
In addition, Dr. McDonough is a member of the board of directors of St. Francis.
Dr. McDonough is in demand as a speaker for both health-related issues and his knowledge of the use of electronic medical records to enhance patient care.
A disturbing trend in our nation’s health reported in the journal JAMA Neurology.
There is yet another reason to worry about the use of opioids.
It is an issue that is becoming increasingly noticeable as studies are performed looking at ways to reduce hospital costs.
People are training for marathon season but, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine, we often think of risks to runners but we often ignore those living close to the race.
One of the most important parts of a patient’s care in the hospital is nursing.
Our perceptions of other people are often different than reality.
It’s a fascinating concept. Could our weight affect the way we perceive pain?
It is part of the business of medicine.
The secret to aging and a potential fountain of youth may be a cellular structure we’ve all studied.
The American Public Health Association periodically looks at the issue of violence between men and women on dates.
Few will argue an educated person is the best weapon against disease.
Women are exercising more than ever, and it starts at younger ages.
The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.
Emotional decisions are very difficult to make, and they often take a great deal of energy.
It is a terrible feeling, and we have all felt it: the combination of abdominal pain and diarrhea.
We have excellent techniques for allergy testing.
There was a time when tuberculosis was a major killer in this country.
I am a big fan of all of those fitness tracking devices that are on the market.
There is new research in the journal Arthritis Care that obesity could be linked to arthritis.
As a family physician, one of the most common issues I deal with is my patients’ struggles with diabetes.
Global warming is a very hot topic.
Selenium and Vitamin E have been highly touted as supplements that help prevent prostate cancer and dementia.
Music plays a very important role in our lives and a growing role in medical studies.
People with atrial fibrillation placed on Coumadin may be more prone to fractures of the hip.
According to a Swedish study, young men who were overweight or obese had a higher risk of developing severe liver disease or liver cancer later in life.
According to just about every major study, breakfast is the most important meal the day.
According to the North Carolina researchers, up to 40% of heart attacks involve symptoms that are not so simple to detect.
Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders, and legs. It’s a natural part of the aging process. So how do you prevent it—or at least slow it down?
There are dozens of studies which support the fact that short-term splurges are not the things that lead to weight problems and chronic elevations in cholesterol and triglyceride.
It is a problem where people have excessive health anxiety. They’re preoccupied with their health and potential problems. The condition is called somatoform disorder.