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.
The opioid epidemic has been making news and gaining medical attention over the past several months.
Cyber attacks are becoming much more common throughout the world and we are seeing the issues in medicine as well.
A new report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests people who are hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis have a six time higher risk of heart disease incidence in the following year.
A new report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology has found that the Mediterranean diet is also associated with lower risks of gallbladder surgery.
According to a report in the Journal Circulation, one of the most common causes of dementia other than Alzheimer’s is cardiovascular.
According to a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics, vaccines have played a very important role in the decline in the incidence of ear infections in children over the past 30 years.
Your body is continually breaking down old bone and reabsorbing it, while new bone is growing.
The study involved nearly 64,000 older adults.
C Diff, as it is called, kills more than 29,000 Americans each year.
The studies are ongoing but there is no doubt there continues to be excitement.
Do you have interrupted sleep from sweating too much?
The problem is that the increase in weight gain leads to increases in left ventricular mass and wall thickness.
A diet that includes a lot of produce can help you lower your risk of developing heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Eye floaters are a natural part of the aging process.
As time goes on we are learning that there are many other things that can impact the spread of bacteria.
A new report out of Duke University finds that exposure to ozone pollution was found to affect the blood.
This is not the first time we’ve seen the impact of menopause because studies in the past have shown there has been a relationship.
We are also beginning to learn that many other health conditions could be made worse by obesity.
Bedbugs have become a major problem in the past decade.
I find that the most important job I have is often to make certain that patients take correct medications when they leave the hospital.
Do you find that when you walk a few blocks you need to sit down and rest not because you are short of breath but because your legs hurt?
For instance we know that alcohol use, especially heavy use, can increase the risk of colorectal and oral cancers, ulcers, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
We gravitate to the ocean, lakes, and swimming pools whenever we can—especially in the middle of the hot summer.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
CAT scans have revolutionized medical care.
You may not know what rosacea is, but you will recognize the symptoms.
There are many causes for headaches, but there is no doubt that sinus headaches are one of the most common causes.
Could your diet have an impact on rheumatoid arthritis?
Most of us, as physicians, try to be superhuman.
We can learn about health by watching populations around the world.