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 guest for the medical moment was cardiologist Dr. Prasanna Kumar. We talked about why cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar are important when it comes to heart disease risk, and how diet and exercise can eliminate the need for medications. If you're on medications to control your blood pressure and cholesterol, do you need to worry about your diet and exercise? Plus the new advances in the area of Cardiology, Slocum now offer PET scans.
Our guest for Wednesday’s Medical Moment was Mohammad-Ali Yazdani, MD, he is Slocum's new Dermatologist. Because we are in the holiday season, we talked about the impact of stress on your skin. Does stress actually affect your skin? If so what kind of effects would you see? Can stress make chronic conditions worse? What can we do to control our skin's reaction to stress? What kind of effect does sleep or lack of sleep have on your skin? Does what you eat affect your skin?
Our guest this Wednesday was Endocrinologist Dr. Sloane. We talked about when should someone get tested for diabetes, why it's important to be tested for diabetes even if you don’t have symptoms, why it's important to start treatment early, what effect diet has on diabetes risk as well as managing diabetes, if sugar was our only concern, and how diabetes relates to other conditions such as heart disease.
Our Guest was Taryn Rio, MD, Pediatrician. August is Breast Feeding Month. So we talked about the benefits of breast feeding, the most common issues women face with breastfeeding that may cause them to not to continue, Until what age is it recommended that you breastfeed your baby, and where can women go for help. August is also Immunization Awareness Month. So we also discussed how vaccines work, what are parents’ most common questions or biggest concerns about vaccines, and what are the risks of not vaccinating.
Our guest for the Slocum-Dickson Medical Moment was Jason Sloane MD, our new endocrinologist. We talked about diabetes and how you know you have it, what new treatments are available for type 2 diabetes, what new technology is available for type 1 diabetes, and why controlling your blood sugar is important if you have diabetes.
Our guest for the Medical Moment was Alex Harris MD, Ophthalmologist. June is Cataract month. So we talked about what is a cataract, is it preventable, at what age do people usually develop cataracts, is surgery the only way to correct cataracts, do people typically have cataract surgery shortly after being diagnosed with cataracts, what does cataract surgery entail, and how long after surgery do you start to see results?
Our guest for this month's Medical Moment was Dr. James Cesare. He is the new president of Slocum-Dickson. We talked about what Dr.Cesare did before becoming president and why he wanted to take on that role. He talks about still continuing to see patients and directing the Breast Care Center. Say hello to the new president!
Our guest for this month's Medical Moment was Kenneth Visalli MD. We talked about their new electronic health record system, Epic Community Connect. Some questions we covered included, what is Epic? When did Slocum-Dickson start using it? How is it different from the electronic record system Slocum-Dickson was using? What are the benefits to patients?
Our Slocum Dickson Medical Moment featured Manzurul Sikder MD, he’s an oncologist/hematologist.We talked about colorectal cancer.
Our guest for the Medical Moment was Cardiologist Prasanna Kumar. We talked about what is the effect of salt intake on heart health? Explained “good” and “bad” cholesterol and how to control it. Why it's important to control high blood pressure? What are the symptoms of heart disease? Do they come on suddenly?
Dr. Eadline was our guest for the January medical moment on Thursday January 3. January is cervical cancer awareness month because of this we talked about the HPV vaccine. What is HPV? Are there symptoms associated with HPV? What is the relationship between HPV and cancer? Does HPV cause other problems? Who should be vaccinated and at what age? If the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer, why is it recommended for boys? Are there any side effects or risks with the HPV vaccine?