Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday, January 26th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81, Doctor Radio



Back from a little holiday and ready to go!  Starting with heart disease and women.  Dr. Kevin Campbell, a cardiologist in private practice and at UNC, will be coming on to talk about his new book, "Women and Cardiovascular Disease."  There are differences between how men and women are affected by this most common cause of death in the United States: learn what you need to know!

Heart questions: give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest stories in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets!

Kidney disease.  We don't talk it about that much and it is important.  Join me and UPenn Nephrologist Dr. Jeffrey Berns, who is also the President of the National Kidney Foundation as we talk about how common kidney disease is  and how it may affect you!

Worried about your kidneys?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call or tweet!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Monday, January 12th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



Did you ever see that episode of Seinfeld where the doctor marks something in Elaine's chart and for the rest of the show she is a pariah to any other physician?  Well, we don't really have that mark. But it turns out that Seinfeld, the TV show, can be used for the good when it come to medical education.  Join me and Dr. Anthony Tobia,  from Rutgers-RWJ Medical School as we talk about how Seinfeld can be used to teach delusional disorder subtypes.

After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

Speaking of Gastroenterology, there has been a lot of talk about the use of fecal microbial transplant for everything from C. diff infection to colitis to IBS.  And then there is the poop-sickle.  Find out with me and Dr. Caterina Oneto, a gastroenterologist at Concorde Medical here in NYC.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer any questions on anything medical: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


We are back!  New Year.  Great Show.  I don't know if any of you follow hockey, but if you do, then you know that there have been a ton of players who have come down with the mumps.  Didn't they get vaccinated for that? And what about this years flu shot: didn't we all get vaccinated for that?  Join me and Dr. William Atkinson of the Immunization Action Coalition as we talk about mumps in hockey players, the flu in all of us and specific vaccine recommendations for those with liver disease.

Vaccine questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.

So many cholesterol questions, so few answers.  Join me and Dr. Neica Goldberg as we talk about new cholesterol guidelines and what you should do.

Cholesterol questions...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call or tweet.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday, December 22nd on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Our holiday special is here.  A little bit of holiday cheer and a lot of holiday medicine.  Starting off with the Cheer!  Dr. Raymond Scalettar, MD, DSc, a master of the American College of Rheumatology and the Medical Advisor to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and Tim Federle, the author of 'Tequila Mockinbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist' will be joining us to talk holiday cheer: the good, the bad, and the really, really tasty and fun.

Favorite Holiday Cheer recipes?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Even if your doctor has disappeared for the holidays we are open!  We have extended office hours!  Send us a tweet or give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!  And find out about some toxic christmas plants, too!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



A brief rundown on tomorrow's show.  Dr. Wes Jones, the author of "Cure Constipation Now" will be joining us at 8 AM to talk about, well, you know.  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  After that, we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease as well as answering your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  After that, it will be time for Small Medicine.  Small Medicine?  You know, bunions, knee sprains, ear wax: all that stuff that won't kill you but you want gone.  Give us a call with your small medical issues!  We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can call me with any medical topic: anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me.  Give us a call or a tweet!

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday, December 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio



More GERD and more technology. That pretty much sums up our first hour on Monday.  Now that the President has GERD, find out about the latest potential ways to treat this problem.  Join me and Dr. Mark Noar, the Director Of Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates in Towson, Maryland, as we talk about the President, reflux, medications and their dangers, and the Stretta procedure as a possible treatment for chronic GERD.

Call us with your reflux questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, Corey Powell, an editor at large at Discover Magazine will be talking to us about the biggest medical stories of the year: whether its Ebola, medical marijuana or contact lenses that help manage your diabetes, we will be talking about it!

We then have an hour in the office.  A combined Gastroenterology Update and Ask Doctor Ira...just like my real office...give me a call or a tweet at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio



Did you eat too much this weekend?  I did.  And, as I am still at a hockey tournament in Delaware and Pennsylvania, it looks like the eating is not stopping anytime soon.  No wonder I can't get any sleep. Dr. Ronnie Fass of Case Western Reserve University will be joining us to talk about those particularly difficult to manage cases of GERD and the problems of sleeping with GERD.

Reflux?  Not just from too much turkey?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that, we will expand the conversation with GI Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.

Tha Hip Hop Doc is back!  Dr. Rani Whitfield joins me to talk about getting the gift for the holidays that he really needs: health!

Can't even get your guy to get a flu shot?  Give us a call.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer it...give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!