JOIN LIZ THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:35AM FOR THE
SLOCUM DICKSON MEDICAL MOMENT
THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY, AS WELL AS NEW AND EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING AT SLOCUM DICKSON MEDICAL GROUP.
Our medical moment guest was Ophthalmologist Alexander Harris, MD. It is Diabetic Eye Disease month. We talked about how does diabetes affect vision, what eye conditions can be caused by diabetes, what vision symptoms should individuals with diabetes be aware of, and what treatments are available for diabetic eye disease at Slocum Dickson.
Our guest for the Medical Moment was Dr. James Cesare, Director of the breast care center. Breast Cancer awareness month is October. We talk about the basic such as the importance of early detection - mammograms and self-exam. New treatments for breast cancer including thier 3D Mammograms, and the genetics of breast cancers – what are BRACA 1 and 2 genes.
Our guest for this month's Slocum Dickson Medical Moment was
new ophthalmologist Alexander Harris.
How often people should have their eyes examined? What are some symptoms that should prompt you to make an appointment? Are there any symptoms that indicate an emergency? What new treatments have come out in recent years
Our guest on this Wednesday’s medical moment was Kathleen Garbooshian, MD, our new Family Practice physician.
Explain the different types of heat illnesses? (heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke)
What are the symptoms and what should you do if someone is experiencing these?
Can certain things make a person more sensitive to heat, such as age, medications, medical conditions?
Does heat illness only occur during extremely high temperatures?
Do you have to be engaging in physical activity for heat illness to occur?
How can you exercise safely in the heat?
Our guest was Dr. Taryn Rio, she is a pediatrician. We talked all about Allergies. Can you explain the difference between a seasonal allergy and other types of allergies such as food allergies or insect sting allergies? What symptoms are caused by seasonal allergies? How do you know the difference between allergies and a cold? How are allergies diagnosed and treated? If you think your child has seasonal allergies, do they need to see a doctor or can you treat them with over the counter medicine? Can a child outgrow a seasonal allergy?
Join us as we talk with Dr. Arastu from Slocum Dickson Medical Group. We discuss autism. What is Autism?At what age is Autism diagnosed? Can it be diagnosed in older children? Adults? What types of behaviors or signs are important to discuss with your pediatrician? What happens after diagnosis? What is available for treatment?
Our special guest this month was Manzurul Sikder MD, Hematologist/ Oncologist.
We talk about why colon health important. What colon cancer is.
If certain individuals are at a greater risk for developing colon cancer.
For the medical moment this month our guest was Prasanna Kumar MD, Cardiologist. We talk about Coronary Artery Disease. What is Coronary Artery Disease?What are the symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease? Is sudden chest pain the only sign of heart disease? What symptoms require a call to 911? Check it out
Listen to Slocum-Dickson's firs Medical Moment of 2018 featuring Dr. Saira Syed, the latest addition to our Internal Medicine Department. In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Syed will be sharing important information on prevention and detection.