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Drivetime Specialty is a free educational audio program covering a range of topics relevant to various medical specialists & physicians. Listen to our experienced medical broadcasters, moderating engaging discussions with leading experts.

Current disciplines include:

  • Dentist, hosted by Dr Patrick Meaney
  • Epilepsy, hosted by Prof Mark Cook, Neurologist, Melbourne
  • Endocrinology, hosted by Prof Rod Baber, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sydney
  • Neurology, hosted by Prof Mark Cook, Neurologist, Melbourne
  • Ophthalmology, hosted by Prof Paul Mitchell, Ophthalmologist, Sydney
  • Psychiatry, hosted by Prof Malcolm Hopwood, Psychiatrist, Melbourne
  • Respiratory, hosted by Prof John Upham, Respiratory Physician, Brisbane
  • Haematology, hosted by Prof Christ Ward, Haematologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  • More disciplines coming soon…

A podcast of the specialty series is available to download, providing a time efficient form of communication that’s convenient and easy to consume. Click here for podcast download instructions You can also listen online – search by your area of interest to filter interviews relevant to you.

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Epi.5Epilepsy in adolescents – A critical time (23 mins)
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Epilepsy: Epilepsy is commonly diagnosed in adolescence, affecting approximately 1% of children aged 14 to 16 years. At a time of critical intellectual, physical, hormonal and social development, epilepsy can have a significant effect on the teenager’s lifestyle. Choosing the right anti-epileptic drug from the start can have significant benefits to teenagers, enabling them to gain the necessary independence and self-empowerment to mature through adolescence.
23-minute listen

Hosted by

Professor Mark Cook

Interviewees

  • Dr John Lawson, Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Sydney Children’s Hospital, RandwickDr John Lawson, Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Den.1.1Dental Update: ONJ and osteoporosis (28 mins)
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Dentist: This update for Dentists, explains the latest evidence and recommendations for minimising the risk for ONJ and maintaining fracture protection in patients being treated for osteoporosis.

Hosted by

Dr Patrick Meaney

Interviewees

  • Dr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist,  The Royal North Shore Hospital, SydneyDr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist, The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Psy.6.1The importance of treating the constellation of major depressive disorder symptoms (19 mins)
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Psychiatry: In this interview we discuss major depressive disorder (MDD) in all its complexity and the challenge it presents to us. MDD not only impacts a patient’s mood, but also their social lives, their professional lives and of course their family and other relationships. We discuss these issues in the setting of treatment choices and the importance of identifying and treating the constellation of MDD symptoms in practice.

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Prof. John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, MelbourneProf. John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, Melbourne
Psy.6.2Treating schizophrenia and involving patients in treatment decisions (19 mins)
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Psychiatry: We will often identify psychotic symptoms and be responsible for considering antipsychotic therapy in patients who are treatment naïve. In this interview we look at the considerations that are important when we are contemplating treatment choice.

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Dr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, Tasmania Dr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, Tasmania
Psy.5.1Considering long-term goals while managing the acute phase of schizophrenia (21 mins)
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Psychiatry: Conventionally during the acute phase of psychosis, we’ve tended to focus on short-term treatment of intense positive symptoms, hostility and agitation, and may not consider long-term treatment goals such as the improvement of negative symptoms and cognitive deficits the way we might like. In this interview, we’re talking about the importance of considering long-term treatment goals of schizophrenia when treating patients with psychosis in the acute phase.

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • A/Prof. Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, AustraliaA/Prof. Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Psy.5.2Strategies for ‘the conversation’ around long-acting injectable antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia (20 mins)
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NEW Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is a treatable condition, we have good treatments and treatment does lead to remission if we deliver the appropriate treatment. In this interview we discuss the biggest challenges that we face as a clinicians, particularly in patients with an established diagnosis of schizophrenia, as well as patient priorities and how we can balance trust in the relationship while making sure that they have the best outcome.

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • A/Prof. Mark Taylor, Psychiatrist, Toowong Specialist Clinic, BrisbaneA/Prof. Mark Taylor, Psychiatrist, Toowong Specialist Clinic, Brisbane
Psy.5.3Choice of discharge antipsychotic – A community psychiatrist’s view (21 mins)
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Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is a cyclical disease with approximately 94% of patients experiencing multiple episodes of psychosis. During periods of acute psychosis, patients may require hospitalisation, however eventually they will be discharged, and it’s during this period that transition care arrangements are very important. In this interview we discuss managing patients as they move from inpatient hospitalisation, back to community care.

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Dr Rebecca Roma, Community Psychiatrist, Pittsburgh, USADr Rebecca Roma, Community Psychiatrist, Pittsburgh, USA
Epi.4A challenging time, moving from paediatric to adult care (30 mins)
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Epilepsy: In this interview we talk about the transition of moving from paediatric to adult care, which can be a challenging time for chronic health conditions and their caring network. Epilepsy is no exception, and poor adult psycho-social outcomes have been observed for those with paediatric onset epilepsy. Through intentional and thoughtful transition care programmes we can attempt to improve outcomes, listen to learn more.
30-minute listen

Hosted by

Professor Mark Cook

Interviewees

  • A/Prof. Piero Perucca, Neurologist, The Royal Melbourne HospitalA/Prof. Piero Perucca, Neurologist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Ms Evelyn Culnane, Transition Care ManagerMs Evelyn Culnane, Transition Care Manager
  • Dr Simon Harvey, Paediatric Epileptologist, The Royal Children’s HospitalDr Simon Harvey, Paediatric Epileptologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Epi.3Mechanism of action considerations when treating epilepsy (33 mins)
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Epilepsy: Drug development over 25 years has resulted in a variety of anti-epileptic drugs available to us in clinical neurology, and these utilise several different mechanisms of action (MoA). In this interview we discuss what should be considered as a part of that decision-making process when prescribing, including; MoA, the epilepsy syndrome, patient factors, and practical considerations.
33-minute listen

Hosted by

Professor Mark Cook

Interviewees

  • Dr Kaitlyn Parratt, Staff Specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, SydneyDr Kaitlyn Parratt, Staff Specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Res.5.1Evaluating different treatment strategies for mild asthma (22 mins)
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Respiratory. Asthma, superficially it seems simple to manage and mild asthma would seem simple to identify, but the more you look, the more you find there are differences and variations in the clinical expression and physiology. In this interview we discuss how to tailor treatment to each individual patient.

Hosted by

Professor John Upham

Interviewees

  • Prof. Greg King, Respiratory Physician, Royal North Shore Hospital, SydneyProf. Greg King, Respiratory Physician, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

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