Catch highlights from interviews with healthcare professionals and community leaders on conditions, health promotion, tips, and more! Updated every other weekend! (Disclaimer: this advice is not intended for any absolute benefit; speak to your physician for further information)
Episode 17: COVID-19, ft. Dr. Christopher M. Cirino
In this episode of Healthcare Spotlights, we met with Dr. Christopher M. Cirino, a health and wellness expert and co-founder of NW Brain Network. We discuss COVID-19 as a disease, such as the signs and symptoms, and more facts on getting vaccinated.
Visit: Instagram: @yourhealthforumbydrcirino Website: https://yourhealthforumbydrcirino.org/ Children’s books written by Dr. Cirino that are on Amazon: Pandemic Cory: Confessions of a Novel Viral Gangster, Nanna After the Stroke, Meike and the Microbiome Bunch, Pepe Finds His Way, and Detective Sammy and the Sock Thief Link to books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-M-Cirino/e/B08HHHTHVK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
More on Dr. Cirino
Dr. Cirino has been a physician for more than 20 years. His specialties include internal medicine, infectious diseases, and public health. After finishing college with a bachelor’s in microbiology and minor in American literature, he went directly to medical school but took a two month backpacking trip around Europe and got to learn a lot about himself and others through the process! Following medical school, he received approximately 4 years of residency with a 2 year interval in between residency and fellowship, where he received his MPH and worked at the GWUMC as an instructor, with a year as a physician at a student health center. He returned to GWUMC for his fellowship in infectious diseases. His interest in HIV and tropical medicine attracted him to the more specialized training.
Episode 16: Osgood-Schlatter Disease, ft. Dr. Sean Wilkinson, DO
In this episode of Healthcare Spotlights, we interviewed Dr. Sean Wilkinson, DO, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. We discuss Osgood-Schlatter disease, a chronic condition of the knee. Listen as we talk about the symptoms, treatments, and more on this condition!
Dr. Sean Wilkinson is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who sub-specializes in sports medicine procedures. His particular areas of interest include shoulder and knee injuries. Dr Wilkinson completed his ACGME accredited fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, OH. There he was one of the team physicians for the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team, as well as traveled to spring training to take care of their minor league affiliates. When he was not taking care of the Reds, Dr. Wilkinson was head team physician at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio as well as Princeton High School in Cincinnati. Dr. Wilkinson completed his Residency program and medical school training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here he was heavily invested in all orthopaedic care and procedures, but also took time to work closely with the physicians who care for the Philadelphia professional sports teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, and Flyers. He also spent his free time covering local rugby and hockey teams.
Episode 15: Mindfulness and Emotional Healing, ft. Dr. Heather Abernethy
Episode 14: Headaches & Migraines, ft. Dr. Leon Barkodar, MD ABPN
In this episode of Healthcare Spotlights, we interviewed Dr. Leon Barkodar, MD ABPN, a neurologist who is a headache and migraine specialist in Los Angeles. He is double boarded certified in neurology and brain injury medicine. We will be discussing more about headaches and migraines!
Dr. Leon Barkodar is fully licensed and is dual board certified by The American Board of Neurology, in Neurology as well as Brain Injury Medicine. He received his specialized neurology training at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. He received his medical doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and completed one-year Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in New York. He has trained in many hospitals including Keck Hospital, LA County Public Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation, and many others. He speaks English and Farsi fluently and is conversational in Spanish. He loves talking with his patients so come in and learn more. Concierge Neurology specializes in treating all adult and adolescent neurology. Whether you are suffering from a head injury, headaches, memory loss, or other major neurologic disease, Dr. Barkodar and the team at Neurology Los Angeles welcome you at their comfortable and professional offices.
Episode 13: Periodontitis, ft. Dr. Jason Faghih, DMD
In this episode of Healthcare Spotlights, we interviewed Dr. Jason Faghih, a student graduating to be a general dentist with an interst in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. We went over what periodontitis is, symptoms, treatments, common myths, and other dental hygiene tips.
Make sure to check out: His Instagram: @dr.jasonfaghih
Episode 12: Nutrition and Diets, ft. Ella Davar, RD, CDN
In this episode of Healthcare Spotlights, we were joined by Ms. Ella Davar, who is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. We will be discussing more regarding the benefits and harms of various diets.
Ella Davar RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and health counselor based in New York City. Ella studied nutrition and food science at New York University and completed her professional dietetic practice at Priority Nutrition Care at Mount Sinai Hospital and has over 5 years of experience in health and wellness coaching. Ella began her career at one of the top hospitals in the nation, seeing a wide range of patients, from those who were looking to prevent disease to those with critical illnesses. To further her education, Ella studied integrative nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.Ella draws on her vast experience as a dietitian while also taking a holistic approach to make recommendations that fit each person’s lifestyle and health goals to help her clients achieve optimum wellness. Her unique background in both clinical and holistic nutrition enables her to create extremely impactful, individualized plans.Ella’s career was inspired by her own struggles with health. Fed up with bad skin, weight fluctuations, fatigue, and GI problems, she made significant changes to her diet that led to an incredible transformation. Armed with her own positive experiences and first-hand understanding of “food as medicine”, Ella was determined to dedicate her life’s work to helping people heal through proper nutrition.
Episode 11: Cosmetic Treatments and Skincare, ft. Dr. Monica Kieu
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", we interviewed Dr. Monica Kieu, a board-certified specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery from California. Here, we go over some medical reasons for cosmetic treatment such as botox and filler, some misconceptions about acne and skincare, how social media and beauty standards impact confidence and mental health, and more!
Make sure to check out: Dr. Kieu's Instagram: @drmonicakieu Her website: drmonicakieu.com
More on Dr. Kieu
A native of Southern California, Dr. Kieu received her medical degree, with honors, from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan State University/Detroit Medical Center, where she was chief resident. In addition, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous papers and presentations for peer-reviewed medical journals and conferences.
The daughter of an anesthesiologist and a pediatrician, Dr. Kieu is a skilled practitioner with a broad range of academic and clinical interests in head and neck conditions. She is also a committed humanitarian-physician, having performed facial reconstructive and head and neck procedures in underserved provinces of Vietnam and Malawi. In her many medical missions, she has performed general otolaryngology procedures as well as dozens of cleft lip and palate correctional surgeries, which restore appearance, dignity, and function to her patients.
Dr. Kieu was recently named one of LA’s Top Docs by Los Angeles Magazine. She is a member of many major medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Kieu is passionate about teaching, and currently serves as assistant clinical professor for the Department of Surgical Services at Michigan State University. As a leading expert in her field, Dr Kieu frequently lectures and demonstrates her aesthetic techniques to other physicians and health care providers.
Episode 10: Oral Care, ft. Dr. Deep Shah, DMD
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", co-founder Pranav Kancherla met with Dr. Deep Shah, DMD, a Board-Certified pediatric dentist, to discuss dental health, essential ways to take care of your teeth, myths about oral care, and much more! Dr. Shah considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and blessing and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is essential to the child’s overall well-being and continued growth and development.
Make sure to check out: Dr. Shah's Instagram: @thesuperherodentist American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: https://www.aapd.org/
More on Dr. Shah
Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and minor in business administration from Drexel University, Dr. Shah pursued his dental education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shah further trained at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he acquired extensive experience in the areas of growth and development, pediatric oral pathology, special health care needs, dental trauma, pharmacological modalities and behavior modification/management. He believes working with other pediatric specialists and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach is integral to the successful management of each patient.
Episode 9: Skin Conditions and Care, ft. Dr. Marisa Garshick
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights," we talked to Dr. Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City practicing at MDCS: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Garshick sees patients of all ages, focusing on medical and cosmetic dermatology including the use of neurotoxins, fillers, lasers, platelet-rich plasma, microneedling, chemical peels and body contouring. Here, we go over affordable skin care and the prevention and management of skin conditions.
Make sure to visit: Her Instagram - @drmarisagarshick Website - https://www.mdcsnyc.com/provider/marisa-k-garshick-md For more skincare tips, check out Dr. Dray: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxmUrGMtpQT844Yd_l7Zyg
More on Dr. Garshick
Dr. Garshick received her Bachelor's of Science from Emory University. She then went to Tufts University School of Medicine, where she graduated with Research Honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She was also awarded the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Academic Achievement Award for graduating in the top of her class and and the William Dameshek Award for Research Excellence. As a medical student, she was selected to the prestigious Doris Duke Research Fellowship program which she completed at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her dermatology residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Garshick has numerous publications in scientific journals and book chapters and has presented at national meetings. Additionally, she has previously worked for the Dr. Oz Show, and has been featured in Travel and Leisure, Huffington Post, Women's Health, Shape, Refinery 29, Popsugar, New York Magazine, Business Insider, Health Magazine and more.
Episode 8: Hospice Care and Terminal Cancer, ft. Ingrid Bail
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", we were joined with nurse Ingrid Bail, with experience in dialysis nursing and hospice care, to discuss end-of-life care for terminally ill elderly patients that are diagnosed with cancer, cancer prevention, seeking hospice care during the pandemic, and more.
Make sure to visit her Instagram: @ingridiients YouTube: NurseIngridiients
Episode 7: Respiratory Health and Diseases, ft. Dr. Erin Breannan
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", we were joined by Dr. Erin Breannan, MD, MPH, FACEP, an EM/EMT Physician from Detroit. She is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Sinai-Grace Hospital. Watch her discuss more about different respiratory illnesses, how they affect the body, at-home tests, misunderstandings, and more. Visit her Instagram: @erinbrenanmd Website: erinbrennanmd.com
Episode 6: Kidney Conditions and Care, ft. Dr. Isha Arora and Dr. Jay Arora
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", our co-founder Pranav Kancherla met with Dr. Isha Tiwari Arora and Dr. Jay Arora, nephrologists from India, to discuss prevention against kidney conditions, some of the science behind common urinary and kidney conditions, and more.
Check out: Their Facebook page: Jisha Kidney Care Organ donation page: notto.org Instagrams: @musings.by.dr.isha, @nephjsa
Episode 5: Child Care in the Pandemic, ft. Dr. Tina Chu
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", co-founder Pranav Kancherla was met with Tina Chu, MD, a pediatrician at a children's primary care medical group affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, to discuss ways for children to remain safe during the COVID pandemic, other general ways to keep your child healthy, at-home sanitation practices, signs and symptoms parents should watch for in managing their child's health, and more.
Check out her Instagram: @drtinachu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 858-495-0500 Fax: 858-560-4279 Read her blog: https://www.cpcmg.net/asthma-what-is-it-andwhat-can-you-do-for-it/
Keeping your child active: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Episode 4: Heart Health ft. Dr. Annie Tedga
In this episode of "Healthcare Spotlights", our co-founder Pranav Kancherla met with Annie Tedga, MD, a pediatric cardiologist. They discuss cardiac health, preventive measures to reduce risk factors for heart disease, improving one's diet, signs and symptoms of various conditions, and much more. Follow her Instagram: @thrivingdoctor Check out her blog: "My Extraordinary (Medical) Adventures" (atedga.blogspot.com)
Episode 3: Mental Health ft. Iliana Torres, MS, LMHC
In this episode of "Healthhcare Spotlights", we interviewed Iliana Torres, MS, LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor at the Broken Wings Ministry in Orlando, FL. Here, she elaborates on maintaining good mental health especially given financial/socioeconomic context, common therapies, and much more.
Please visit her Instagram: @iliana_lmhc Her email: email@example.com Broken Wings Ministry: letstalkcounseling.org Reach her at 321-701-3046
Episode 2: Pelvic Health ft. Dr. Sarah Prestegard, PT, DPT
Welcome back to our segment "Healthcare Spotlights"! In this interview, we met with Dr. Sarah Prestegard, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Phenomenal Rehabilitation who specializes in pelvic physical therapy, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and pregnancy. Here, she discusses the causes, effects, myths, and more of pelvic health issues.
Check out her Instagram: @pelvismatters Her email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phenomenal Rehabilitation: phenomenalrehab.com Reach her at 763-515-3088
Episode 1: Diabetes, Nutrition, and Weight Loss ft. Disha Narang, M.D.
Welcome to the first episode of "Healthcare Spotlights"! Here, we met with Dr. Disha Narang, an endocrinologist from Northwestern Medicine, Lake Forest Hospital, Endocrinology Dept., to discuss how to cost-efficiently manage one's diet, manage diabetes, bust myths about healthy eating, and more!
Go visit her Instagram: @dishanarangmd Lake Forest: www.nm.org