About PediaCast

Parents have questions. PediaCast has answers.
Each episode of our award-winning audio program provides trustworthy, detailed and up-to-date answers to your questions. How do we do it? We start by searching the latest peer-reviewed journals. We find current evidence-based answers. Then we work a little translation magic, turning scientist-talk into parent-talk. The result is an entertaining listen that’s not elementary.
Of course, your child's doctor is the best source of information for specific questions regarding your child's health. We believe in keeping the practice of medicine in the examination room. But we also know parents have many questions that don't get answered. Why do kids get so many ear infections? Is a fever dangerous? When should tonsils come out? Many parents think about these questions AFTER leaving the doctor's office. Others remember to ask, but get the short answer instead of details.
Enter PediaCast–a supplemental source of educational information you can trust. We also provide a healthy dose of news parents can use and lively interviews with pediatric and parenting experts.

About Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike Patrick is a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and an Attending Physician with the Section of Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
He has more than 20 years of experience helping kids in a variety of settings, including primary care offices, summer camps, emergency departments and urgent care centers.
Dr Mike also has a background in broadcasting, serving as a skating rink and radio DJ before heading off to medical school. He started PediaCast in 2006 as a supplemental source of pediatric information for his patients. Today, with more than 2 million downloads and listeners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries, PediaCast has grown into the most-listened-to pediatric audio program in the world.

About Nationwide Children's

At Nationwide Children’s, we are creating the future of pediatric health care. We are more than a hospital. We are one of America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers delivering care to more than one million patients each year. Families travel from across the nation and around the globe to access life-saving treatments – many unavailable anywhere else. We are 68 facilities extending out across Ohio and beyond. We have the pediatric expertise every child needs. Here, the future health and potential of all children, is being shaped. Here, our doctors and researchers are revolutionizing your child’s health and the health of future generations.