Ep. 20 Brenna Bigelow – Pediatrics
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Welcome to Schooling Noah w/Aaron Maslow and a Special Guest, where hosts Noah Reynolds and Aaron Maslow consult an expert guest on the ways of the world! On today’s episode, Noah and Aaron are joined by supposed doctor of pediatrics, Brenna Bigelow. Dr. B as she is known to her kids (as they are known) has been practicing medicine on children for just a few short years but has much to offer the listening audience. After her residency ended, she quickly set up shop in her own private practice and has joined the show to explain the subtle differences between treating sick kids versus people of other age groups.
This episode, like a lot of med school courses, covers a lot of ground in just a short amount of time. Unlike med school, this episode is free and amazingly useful. During this session, you’ll get to enjoy high level medical gumbo-jumbo boiled down into terms that any layman could understand. For example, Dr. B talks about child depression; the causes and remedies. Normally, it would fly over the head of a dullard like Noah, let’s say, but Dr. B takes it and puts into terms that anyone, including a know-nothing like our dear Noah could understand. That’s about the time Noah gets surly.
We also cover mortuary services, if child concussions are cuter than adult ones, Dr. B’s mom–Phoebe–she’s great, the weather, good reasons to hang out with or avoid kids, how health insurance works (or doesn’t), and why besides opiates the only prescriptions doctors dole out are bills, the debate over the differences in physical and mental health issues with children, and a phone call with head of Disney, Michael Eisner. Movie magic is about to be made. Dr. B also gets into why kids seem to be sick all the time. Is it because their father is negligent and Aaron? Who’s to say?
This is a fine episode. You’ll see.
Brenna Bigelow is no doctor. She only plays one on this show. She is, however, a comedian, photographer, soap maker musician and teacher.