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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Dr.’s Christina Johns and Trupti Shah, pediatric and adult emergency medicine physicians, respectively, about how to prevent and prepare for worst case scenarios. If you are anything like me, going to the ER is a last resort for myself and my kids. But, accidents are unavoidable, and sometimes an ER visit is necessary – what can we as parents do to reduce the stress of an ER visit for our children? How can we plan ahead to avoid certain common injuries, and also how can we safeguard ourselves? When is it a good idea to skip the ER and wait for your doctor or pediatrician in the morning, and when can an emergency not wait? Learn the answers to these common questions along with much more on this week’s MD for Moms.
Learn more about my guests:
Christina Johns, MD
Dr. Christina Johns is a pediatrician and pediatric emergency physician who works at PM Pediatrics as their Senior Medical Advisor. As the face of this cutting-edge organization providing specialized pediatric urgent care, she is responsible for sharing the wealth of expertise of the PM Pediatrics staff with patients and families everywhere.
Dr. Johns received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency at Hopkins, she moved to Washington, D.C. for a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s National Medical Center. She continued on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine working as an attending physician and assistant division chief in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children’s National for 15 years, and during that time obtained a master’s degree in education from the George Washington University School of Education.
Dr. Johns has extensive national and local media experience including TV, radio, online, and print. She has been a regular medical contributor on ABC News’ Good Morning America and has had multiple appearances as a medical expert on a variety of CNN and Discovery Health shows. She hosted Doctors Call, a medical talk show for Clear Channel Radio, and has written interactive blogs for local newspapers and health websites including The Annapolis Capitol and Discovery Health. Dr. Johns also served as a spokesperson for SafeKids Worldwide on behalf of child advocacy on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Johns lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her family where she loves fitness and cooking, golf and soccer. She has two school-age children who remind her why every day truly is precious. They keep her on her toes coming up with well-chosen words to answer the many “whys” of how the body works.
Trupti Shah, MD
Dr. Trupti Shah is an Emergency medicine physician at Norwell Health. She attended Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and completed an Emergency Medicine residency followed by a Emergency Ultrasound fellowship. Dr. Shah is an Attending physician at Northwell Health, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Director of the Medical Student Clerkship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound. Additionally, Dr. Shah is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Hofstra Medical School.
Dr. Shah is a mom to a toddler and lives with him, her husband and cockapoo in New York. In her free time, Dr. Shah loves to travel and has been to 35 countries and six continents. Passions also include cooking and reading mystery novels.