Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


A brief rundown of tomorrow's show.  Lori Lovitz, DO, a sleep medicine doctor, will be joining us to talk about, you got it, sleeping!  After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or via twitter.  Travis Langley will then be joining us at 9:00AM ET to talk about Doctor Who...and his many personalities.  We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question you forgot to ask your own doctor!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110:Doctor Radio!



Getting ready for Thanksgiving? We are here in New York City and at my office.  And we will be talking issues both digestive and nutritious here on Doctor Radio Monday.

Starting with digestive!  Join me at 8AM as I speak with Ms. Amy Dixon, a world champion para-triathlete who also has IBS-D.  Find out about her story, and learn about new treatments for IBS-D.

After this we are going to extend our conversation on all things digestive with Digestive Disease Update.  Learn about the latest and greatest in the world of digestive diseases and tweet or call me with any questions to 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I will not lie. Unless questioned by relatives, I am going to try not to think to much about digestive disease at Thanksgiving.  But the science of food itself: that's a different story.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Matthew Hartings, PhD, an assistant professor at American University who actually teaches a course called the "Chemistry of Cooking" and also the far less exciting sounding "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry."

We will end the show, as usual, 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 a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


We are back in the groove on Monday with a pretty awesome show. Starting with probiotics!  Kiran Krishnan, a microbiologist who has been involved with the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 15 years.  He'll be talking about research in the area of probiotics.  

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

I have been on a diet for 6 months now.  I've Lost about 20 pounds and its pretty clear to me that I need to continue eating "diet like" keep the weight off.  Stinks.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Scott Kahan, MD MPH, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, about the issues of obesity and what you can do about it!

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

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show On SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


We have a really interesting and informative show tomorrow talking about two common issues: one medical and the other related to medical care.  First Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell will be coming on to talk about atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia out there!  After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell yo the latest and greatest news in Digestive Disease and answer your questions of all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!  After that we will have Ask Doctor Ira...yes I know, a little out of order but that because we have a great guest at 9:30!

You want your doctor to be trained as a doctor, but you need to know how to be an educated patient too!  Join me as I speak with Leslie Michelson, JD, the CEO of Private Health Management as we talk about his book, "The Patients Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those Who You Love."  If you have questions about dealing with the non-medical parts of health care give us a cal at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday October 31, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Boo!  That's about as good as I can do on Halloween.  I think I've had enough surprises this year. But one unpleasant surprise I can (and want to) talk about is cyclic vomiting syndrome.  Join me as I speak with Dr. David Fleisher, MD, a pediatric and adult gastroenterologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri in Columbia who is an expert on this as well as Ms. Erin Delman, who had years of unexplained symptoms before being diagnosed.

Vomiting/nausea and not sure why?  Give us a call at 1-877-DOCS.

After that we will have GI update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!  Or send me a tweet!

Healthcare is changing.  And for all the good: think awesome new drugs and techniques, there is the bad: think ridiculous copays and terrible computer systems.  How are we going to navigate the future.  Join me and Dr. Steve Lasko, MD, MBA the President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia as we talk about transforming healthcare, for the better, in the future.

We will end the show, as usual, 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.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Monday, October 24th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



A quick update on Monday's Show as I clearly got a little too involved with the football game. Dr. Robynne Chutkan will be joining us at 8AM ET to talk about her book "Microbiome Solution." After that, I will be answering your questions on 1-877-NYU-DOCS during Gastroenterology Update!  Wonder why the other line always moves faster (it really does!).  Join me and David Andrews, the author of "Why Does the Other Line Move Faster: The Mythos and Misery and Secrets and Psychology of Waiting in Line."  We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can call or tweet me your questions: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! 1-877-NYU-DOCS

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday, October 17th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110 Doctor Radio!



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While the vast majority of people with breast cancer are women, breast cancer occurs in men, and can be fatal (yes, men do have breast tissue).  Join me and Dr. Julia Smith of NYU as we talk about male breast cancer.

Guys (or their ladies): have you noticed a lump/bump on your chest?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that, we have a full hour straight of Gastroenterology Update and Ask Doctor Ira.  Why a full hour straight? (which you can tweet or call at -877-NYU-DOCS)  Because at 9:30 ET, Dr. Marc Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio, will be coming in to give me a flu shot and they don't want me fainting and causing dead air time.  Despite that, I'm getting mine and you should get yours too.  Find out why.

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