What is Black?

Part 2: Disciplining Our Children with Dr. Michelle Ogle and Dr. Shontae Buffington

Episode Summary

This episode of Part 2 of the conversation about discipline our children. Our guests are pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Collins Ogle and Dr. Shontae Buffington. During the conversation we'll discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on Effective Discipline, the policy's impact on African-American families and cultural influences of parenting recommendations.

Episode Notes

This episode of Part 2 of the conversation about discipline our children. Our guests are pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Collins Ogle and Dr. Shontae Buffington. During the conversation we'll discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on Effective Discipline, the policy's impact on African-American families and cultural influences of parenting recommendations.

Guest Bios:

Dr. Shontae Buffington is a pediatrician and an active American Academy of Pediatrics member practicing in southeast Georgia. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Buffington completed her residency at the University of California Davis in Sacramento, California where she developed a keen interest in adolescent medicine, ADHD, and child behavioral disorders. In her free time, she designs, sews, and blogs about creating her own clothing.

Dr. Michelle Collins Ogle is a Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist who has dedicated most of her career to providing comprehensive medical care to infants, children, adolescents and adults living with HIV / AIDS. She also has a special interest in assuring equal access for the treatment of HIV as well as other infections in young gay men and transgender youth. Dr. Collins Ogle received her training in Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is currently the Medical Director at Warren-Vance Community Health Center, Inc., which provides comprehensive medical care for adolescents and adults living with HIV/AIDS in the most rural, isolated communities in the state.

Dr. Ogle passionately advocates for patients living in rural, indigent isolated areas of North Carolina because she holds the belief that these patients deserve the same access to quality medical care as those living in urban areas. She expanded the HIV practice to provide a warm, non-judgmental and welcoming environment for transgender people living with HIV in rural NC. Providing hormone therapy and coordinated HIV care for the transgender population has been a welcomed service.

Dr. Collins Ogle currently serves as the Pediatric liaison for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the HIV Medicine Association, past Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Ryan White Medical Provider’s Coalition which advocates and Lobbies legislators on the state and federal level to protect funding for HIV/AIDS medical care programs. She also proudly served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Inducted Sept 4, 2014 resigned along with 5 other members in 2017 in protest of this administration’s attempt to cut Medicaid and RW funding.

References:

American Academy of Pediatrics Effective Discipline Policy
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/6/e20183112

American Academy of Pediatrics, HealthyChildren.org: What's the Best Way to Discipline My Child?
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/family-dynamics/communication-discipline/Pages/Disciplining-Your-Child.aspx