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.
As we prepare for the summer I have a bit of common sense health advice.
Studies have shown that the psychological impact of bullying can be a lifelong issue for not just the victims, but the bullies themselves.
According to the report, when company sales people weren’t allowed free access to physicians’ offices, doctors prescribed more generics and fewer brand-name drugs.
Guidelines in health care are becoming more and more commonplace as we use computers more often, and are able to collect data.
One of the biggest advantages of telemedicine is the ability to deliver mental health services in under-served, rural areas of the United States.
Alzheimer’s Disease remains one of the most puzzling conditions that modern medicine is facing.
Sometimes, it is good not to be at the extremes. In other words, just be average.
There is interesting news from Sweden: the risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality have declined among patients with diabetes in that country.
Do people drink more alcohol when the temperatures are low and the weather is bleak?
Circadian rhythms dominate our lives. The most classic example is the sleep wake process in our body.
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.