Sunday, October 15, 2017

Monday, October 16th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


We have a pretty humorous show planned Monday. Sometimes, science is just funny.  We are starting the show with Marc Abrahams, the found of the IgNobel and the editor of Improbable Research to talk, well, yeah.  Makes ya laugh, but thne makes you think. 

Then it will be time for Gastroenterology Update, where I'll tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! Or send me a tweet.

Dr. Lydia Kang is and internist and the author of numerous books, including Quacker: The Worst Ways to Cure Everything.  She is an NYU Medical School graduate and will be joining us to talk about her new book.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any topic at all. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Or send a tweet of course.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



A brief Columbus Day update on today's show: a full hour of Ask Doctor Hour, followed by Dr. Philip Mackowiack joining us to talk about "What killed Christopher Columbus?"  We will end the show with Dr. Marc Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio, giving me my flu shot on air!

Questions?  Call 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Did you know it National Medical Librarians month.  I will not lie; I didn't, but I'm glad I know know.  In an age of Google, medical librarians remain an important part of Medicine not only in research but in patient care as well.  Join me as I speak with Jeffrey Williams, MLIS, AHIP, the Deputy Director of the NYU Health Sciences Library and Barbara Epstein, MSLS, the Director of the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh and the President of the Medical Library Association.

Find out about what medical librarians do and give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS if you are looking for ways to get medical info (besides listening to Doctor Radio, of course).

After this, its Gastroenterology Update, where you can ask (or tweet) me all of your digestive disease questions!

Although I sometimes feel a bit like a country doctor at my office, I'm smart enough to know that I can easily refer anyone anywhere at almost any time.  Pretty good deal. But what if you are the only doctor for miles around? Or that doctor's patient?  Join me as I speak with Dr. David F. Schmitz, the President of the National Rural Health Association about treating, and being treated, in rural areas.

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


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio.


We have an excellent show planned for Monday.  Starting with diabetes!  Its Diabetes Awareness month and I will be speaking with Dr. Ty Gluckman of the Providence Heart and Vascular Center in Portland Oregon about diabetes, heart disease and you!

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 and answer your questions on all things gastroenterology at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or on twitter.

Speaking of Digestive disease, IBS is here, and treatments abound.  But what if you could use diet as a treatment.  Join me and Dr. Peter Gibson of Monash University in Australia as we talk about IBS and the FODMAP diet.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me.  Give us a call or tweet. 1-877-NYU-DOCS


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday, September 18th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



There is a lot going on in the world and there is a lot going on with our show. 

Starting with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Join me and Dr. William Chey of the University of Michigan as we talk about some of the latest and greatest research in IBS and things you can do to help your symptoms!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will continue the conversation with GI Update after that.  Not just IBS, but for  any digestive issue you have, give us a call! or tweet!

Unfortunately, recent hurricanes have led to a lot of flooding in the Southeast. Water, infection and other environmental issues can harm more people than the wind and rain.  Join me and Dr. John Pardue of Louisiana State University and Dr. Steven Presley of Texas Tech as we talk about home and personal safety after a flood.

We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira..anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2001 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!

A brief note on Monday's show.  Dr. Caterina Oneto will join us to talk new treatments on C. diff, treating diarrhea and more from 8 to 9 AM eastern.  After that, the office will be OPEN and I will be taking your calls, emails and tweets at 1-877-NYU-DOCS on all medical topics.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

Our hopes and prayers go out to all those affected by the hurricanes.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday, August 28th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Back again!  Yes, we are trying to get back to a regular schedule here but the summer calls! As I sit here eating perhaps a bit too much I am thankful that our first guest Monday is Ryan Madanick, MD, an assistant professor at UNC.  We will be talking tough reflux and what to do about it, as well as a bit on C. diff.  After that, it will be time for Gastroenterology Update, where we will expand the conversation to any digestive disease topic.

Know a kid with bad allergies who had a severe reaction?  How do you get them to try new (safe) foods after this experience?  Find out with me and Dr. Hemant Sharma, the Clinical Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

On a final note, our hopes and prayers go out to those affected by the hurricane in South Texas.