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On this week's FindaTopDoc Radio, we are discussing What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine, featuring Bellevue Hospital’s Dr. Danielle Ofri! Dr. Ofri not only treats patients, but she is also an avid writer on Doctor-Patient relationships. Her work has been featured in magazines such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and on CNN.com and National Public Radio.
Other works of hers include:
What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patient
Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine
Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
This week’s FindaTopDoc show features our guest, Dr. Daniel C. Potts in helping us Understand Dementia and Alzheimer's. Currently serving as Attending Neurologist at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Dr. Potts is also Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics. Dr. Potts has also received six Patient Choice Awards and one of America's Top Physicians. After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College, obtaining a degree in biology, he then went to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. While studying at UAB, Dr. Potts became chief resident in neurology. Dr. Potts currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology for all of his contribution to his studies in neurological diseases.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in every 68 children according to the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. As a developmental disability, Autism can create social challenges in communication, behavior and one's ability to learn.
While signs of Autism may arise during early childhood, research results from the International Meeting for Autism Research for 2014 have showed that Autistic symptoms for adults living with the disorder decreased among 1/3 to half of more than 400 people over the course of 10 years starting in 1998.
In this episode of FindaTopDoc Radio, Jeff Allen sits down with Dr. Steven Siegel to unmask the truth about autism, inheritance, treatment and research.
Steven J. Siegel, MD, PhD
Dr. Steven Siegel is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Translational Neuroscience Program as well as the Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Track. With years of experience inr Neuopsychiatry, Dr. Siegel specializes in the treatment of Schizophrenia. At his laboratory, Dr. Siegel has developed new treatment methods for the multiple personality disorder using biodegradable long-term delivery systems. His treatment methods extend to Parkinson's Diseases as well as drug abuse and autism.
Cataracts has become the leading cause of blindness in aging adults over 40 in the United States. Cataracts is a gradual opaque cloud that forms over the eye, causing vision to seem foggy. This mist is a result of proteins in the lens clumping together. Unfortunately there are no natural ways to fight cataracts, but a healthy diet and exercise can safeguard you against the disease. The best way to rid yourself of Cataracts is surgery, when a prescription doesn't help. In this episode, expert cataract surgeon Dr. George Waring IV shares his insight into cataracts and cataract surgery and how to avoid it all!
Welcome to this week’s episode of FindaTopDoc Radio featuring our guest speaker, Danni Gomes. She is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past 18 years. In addition, Ms. Gomes has been teaching students at the New York University College of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene Department and at Eastern International College for the Dental Hygiene Department. She is constantly contributing to the field of Dental Hygiene as a health care provider for her patients and as a mentor to her students.
While Ms. Gomes’ established a reputable name for herself in the field of Dental Hygiene, she embarked on another mission which has experienced great success. In 2012, she became the founder of ACI Resuscitation, an organization developed to empower individuals to act quickly in life threatening emergencies. ACI Resuscitation provides CPR, First-Aid, and AED training to individuals that are seeking those certifications.
Multispecialty group practices cultivate an environment of high-quality care where physicians can consult with each other on rare cases or multiple medical problems. With enhanced communication between doctors this type of practice model is beneficial in more ways than just patient care and allows the practice to flourish.
Today we are talking with Dr. Mark Sivers about the benefits of group practice settings and why they are better for your health. Dr. Sivers is a general dentist who also serves as a scientific-dental consultant to legal firms and investment institutions. Dr. Sivers is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been included in Guide to America’s Top Dentists since 2012.
On this weeks show we will be discussing The Cosmic Game – Reflections, a book about spirituality with advice for those seeking to enhance their spiritual connection. The author, and our guest today, Dr. Rickhi shares his discoveries and approach for those who wish to explore their spirituality.
Dr. Badri Rickhi is a psychiatrist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Due to his passion and hard work, Dr. Ricki has many accomplishments which include:
appointed advisor to Health Canada on complementary therapies and with the World Health Organization
receiving the most prestigious award in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): the Dr. Rogers Prize.
holding the Research Chair position with the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine.
becoming a member of the Executive Committee of the Consortium of Academic Centers for Integrative Medicine
developed at home Spirituality Programs which have been scientifically investigated and published in peer-reviewed medical journals
Today we would like to welcome Maria Petzel, a Clinical Dietitian with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Today we will be discussing Nutrition after Whipple Surgery and nutrition for those with Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. As many of us know, November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.
According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. Only 6% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. One theory that pancreatic cancer has a low survival rate, is because the symptoms may not be apparent until the cancer has already spread significantly.
One method of treatment is Whipple surgery, named after the first surgeon to perform the procedure, Allen Whipple. Whipple surgery consist of removing a significant portion of the pancreas next to the small intestines It also involves removal of the duodenum, a portion of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and sometimes part of the stomach. Afterwards, surgeons reconnect the remaining intestine, bile duct, and pancreas.
This is obviously a very intense surgery for a person to undergo, especially when recovering. It is critical for a person to consult with either a registered Dietitian or Doctor both before & after a surgical procedure.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease & Control), there were 3,952,841 births in the United States alone during 2013. That is nearly 11,000 births per day! OBGYN healthcare providers are in demand and they are expected to present the highest quality of care and comfort for their patients. Dr. Gor has been practicing OBGYN care since 2003. She completed her residency in several established hospitals, receiving many honors including Resident of the Year for two years in a row.
Due to Dr. Gor’s outstanding contribution to the field of OBGYN care, she plays an active role in sharing her knowledge with the general public. Her published works can easily be searched online, she authorizes articles to appear on popular websites (such as WebMD), and she also has her own talk show on the Indian cable channel.
Dr. Gor’s work is constantly receiving notability within the general public as she continues to care for her patients while spreading her knowledge. She has received the Patients Choice Award from the years 2008 – 2013.
In the United States, Heart Disease has become one of the fastest growing concerns for most Americans. Research released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that 1 out of every 4 people will be affected by some sort of Heart Disease in their lifetime. The cost of medicating and providing health care services for people with heart disease grosses over 108 billion dollars each year. Many people have begun to refer to heart disease as a new epidemic that is severely impacting our population.
Today we are speaking with Dr. Andrew Freeman, an expert on Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Freeman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University with his bachelor’s degree in 1999, then went on to study at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, graduating with Research Honors. In 2006, Dr. Freeman completed his residency in 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, studying Internal Medicine. After completing his residency, he continued his Fellowship at Temple University studying Cardiology.
Sport related injuries are common with pro-athletes and even college and high school athletes. Although some injuries can be abrupt, many injuries develop over an extended period of time when an athlete is constantly exerting stress on their muscles. To combat these long term injuries, researchers have suggested the use of Stem Cell Treatment to cure these common injuries. Although the use of Stem Cell Treatment has been controversial and many doctors debate its effectiveness, studies reveal that that there is potential to repair injuries with the use of cell-based therapy.
On this week's episode we are talking with Dr. Andrew Blecher to discuss regenerative treatments including stem cell treatment. Dr. Blecher received his education from William College in Massachusetts where he was an NCAA- All-American in Track & Field. After graduating from Medical School at Tufts University and completing his residency, Dr. Blecher joined the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation located in Ohio, allowing for more opportunity to work with high profile athletes.
Due to Dr. Blecher’s notable contribution and success in the field of sports medicine, he currently serves as a physician for teams of Los Angeles Valley College, College of the Canyons, and Notre Dame High School. He is also the medical consultant for ESPN as well as the treating physician for the Summer X-Games, the WTA LA Women’s Tennis Championships, and USTA Men’s Tennis Farmer’s Classic.
Every voice needs an outlet to be heard and when the information you are sharing is important to the success of your peers and mentees, having an outlet becomes even more critical. Often in the workplace- whether it is a hospital, doctor’s office or business, women and minorities lack the confidence to fill leadership positions- and that confidence needs to be built.
Integrating diversity and inclusion into not only your work, but also your personal life can be a challenge. So to help our listeners overcome this challenge, our host Anthony Figliola sits down with Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, the Chief Diversity Officer at the American Medical Women's Association to discuss why there is a lack of participation on the part of women and minorities in leadership, how organizations can increase participation as well as how to gain access to the tools needed to improve their roles at all levels of their careers.
Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD
Neelum Aggarwal is a clinical-researcher and neurologist with expertise in Alzheimer's disease and aging. Continuing to lead an established career in medicine, Dr. Aggarwal specializes in minority health and wellness issues. Her specialization also includes clinical drug and brain autopsy studies.
Dr. Aggarwal was recently appointed as the first Chief Diversity Officer at the American Medical Women's Association. In this role, Dr. Aggarwal is prized with ensuring that diversity and inclusion efforts are maintained throughout the country. Dr. Aggarwal is a renowned physician who has been featured on local networks in Chicago to offer her expertise and share her research.