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Fighting Fentanyl

Cases updates and discussions for the busy pediatric practitioner for Free Credit!

Holly Wayment, Physician Relations Spec - Sr Marketing, Comm & Media

Host Holly Wayment, Physician Relations Specialist Sr., talks to leading pediatric experts in the field.

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Glen Medellin, MD, is double boarded in pediatrics and palliative medicine.  He sees patients at University Hospital.


Pediatrics Now Podcast host Holly Wayment talks with Glen Medellin, MD a fentanyl expert at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Wayment and Medellin delve into the alarming fentanyl crisis, with a special focus on its devastating effects on children.

Medellin shares staggering information about the spike in fentanyl-related deaths among children and young adults and offers important insights on how to confront this critical issue. He stresses the essential role of education about the perils of fentanyl and encourages pediatric practitioners to use specific screening tools to assess teenagers for potential risk of substance abuse disorders.

The podcast emphasizes the role of mental health professionals and substance abuse therapy programs in supporting at-risk individuals. It also provides valuable information about resources available for affected families, including public helplines, crisis centers, and government programs.

The episode further investigates the causes of substance use disorders, particularly opioid usage, in teenagers. It highlights the potentially fatal nature of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, due to its potency and undetectable presence. The dangers of over-the-counter medications and the importance of proper medication practices are discussed, with an emphasis on the risk of unintentional overdosing. 

The conversation concludes with Dr. Medellin sharing his passion for palliative care and the importance of self-care for healthcare practitioners. His uplifting message underscores the need for a balanced life, emphasizing that despite the challenges professionals face, commitment, and enthusiasm, paired with good self-care, can help them overcome any hurdles. 


Glen Medellin, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests. 


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.50)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.50)