Episode 13

Published on:

23rd Aug 2022

Should I Be Worried About Monkeypox? + COVID & Polio updates (With Rob Citronberg, MD)

Another outbreak?!? What fresh hell is this?? Can't we all just get a break?

Before we sink into the depths of despair, let's consult with our friendly neighborhood infectious disease expert, Dr. Rob Citronberg. As Advocate Aurora Health’s executive medical director of infectious disease, Dr. Citronberg has been providing evidence based, valid, helpful information about disease spread and prevention for decades. Julie calls him "Chicago's Fauci"- although we all think he could do a MUCH better job throwing out a first pitch :)

Listen in as he talks Jeremy and Julie out of complete virus burnout. We discuss who may be at highest risk for contracting monkeypox, and who is eligible for vaccination. We also reflect on what we have (and haven't) learned from the COVID-19 pandemic as a society, and Dr. Citronberg explains some failures and potential opportunities for improvement for the CDC.

Come join us in the conversation, just don't forget to wash your hands ;)

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Helpful monkeypox article featuring Dr. Citronberg HERE:


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About the Podcast

Your Doctor Friends
The show that teaches you to sniff out the garbage and answers all the questions you wish you could call or text your doctor friend. Don't get caught in endless web search spirals and stop scouring social media for health answers. Let us be your doctor friends!

About your hosts

Jeremy Alland

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Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire Soccer Club. An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall

Julie Bruene

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Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University. Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.