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.
We think of obesity as a problem isolated to our affluent culture here in the United States.
One of the biggest advances in health care over the past 15 years is the realization that obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of hypertension.
Certainly liver cancer does not get the attention that breast, lung, and prostate cancer receive.
Degenerative Joint Disease, or DJD, is a major source of knee pain and it comes from years of wear and tear.
The healthcare system in the United States is stressed, but the area that faces the most financial pressure may very well be the area of mental health.
Bacterial resistance is a major problem in the United States.
It is a well known fact that during pregnancy, too much weight gain, or too little weight gain, are often associated with medical issues in the baby once the child is born.
We know that alcohol abuse can have a major impact on a person’s health, and the organ that can get impacted the most is the liver.
There is no doubt that the incidence of dementia is on the rise in this country.
We are a nation fighting an obesity epidemic with numbers skyrocketing.
For many of us this time of the year means graduation, wedding, and your kids are involved in all kinds of sports that require parents involvement.
Family doctors and emergency department physicians are being asked to deal with major medical issues associated with care.
Tears to the meniscus of the knee can be career-threatening for young athletes.
Sepsis is a major cause of death in patients.
I have spent my career trying to help people quit smoking cigarettes.
The numbers are somewhat startling: one in four older adults report having difficulty walking.
It isn’t something that you would think about, but there is a link between pulmonary disease and heart disease.
Already, thanks to a mild spring, we’re getting out in the sun, but with that exposure we must remember sun-protective factors.
When people are diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, they may initially feel defeated or as if they are somehow flawed.
It is a strange and scary medical term- a functional ovarian cyst?
When most of us think about the summer time we think of fresh air and an opportunity to get out there and exercise.
A hallmark of the patient-physician relationship is trust.
A new study performed in rodents supports the theory.
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.