Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


So many medications! So many possibilities that mixing them could lead to something going wrong. Join me and Dr. Howard Greller of the ER Show as we talk drugs and drug interactions!

Taking several medications?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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

Summer is really getting here! For those of you living gluten free, or living with someone who is, learn how to survive and thrive during those summer outings.  Join me and Rachel Begun, MS, RD as we talk summer grilling and picnicking the gluten free way!

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 me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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




Did you know June is National Men's Health Month?  Won't lie, I didn't either.  But it is! Making sure you know are Dr. Jamin Brahmbatt and doctor Sijo Patel, the co-directors of the Pur Clinic at South Lake Hospital in partnership with Orlando Health in Clermont Florida.  These guys organize the Drive 4 Men's Health Road Trip which begins in Clermont and ends up in Los Angeles!

Questions on men's health.  Want to know if a Tesla cross country is cool or constantly looking for a oversized electrical outlet?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that it will be time for Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive diseases and answer your questions on all things intestinal at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Everyone is interested in Probiotics. From celebrity endorsers to government research funding, probiotics are hot.  We will be talking about them.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give me a call or a tweet.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Monday, June 6th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


There has been a lot of coverage in the news about the problems with opioid medication overuse and while this is  huge concern, what happens when you have significant acute pain.  As anyone who has surgery knows,  it hurts afterwards!  While narcotic use after surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery, is not going away, there are alternatives: find out with me and anesthesiologist Anita Gupta, PharmD, DO of the Drexel University College of Medicine.

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

Two things that have never occurred to me in the same thought are "fashion" and "tuberculosis." Join me and Dr. Carolyn Day, PhD, of Furman University as we talk about her research and her upcoming book, "Consumptive Chic: A History of Fashion, Beauty and Disease."

Thoughts on the relationship between fashion and health?  Let us know at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



It's Digestive Disease Week!  I wasn't able to go, but we will report on some of the hot news from the meeting.  Dr. Catarina Oneto will be joining me to talk about the latest information on C. difficile and will stick around for Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Gastroenterologists love talking about how GERD damages the esophagus, and I think most of us envision acid burning the lining of the esophagus.  But what if it's not true.  Join me, Dr. Rhonda Souza and Dr. Stuart Spechler of the University of Texas, Southwest and the Dallas VA Medical Center as we talk about their new research on a possible cause of GERD. Could it be the cytokines?

Give us call with your GERD questions or send me a tweet!

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!


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation with your doctor and realized that it didn't go the way that you thought it should have.  Doctors are people too, and most of us are uncomfortable having discussions with patients on things like dying.  Join me and Dr. Bernard Bandman, PhD, the co-founder of the Center for Communication in Medicine as we talk about their "Speak Sooner" initiative.

Have a story about a difficult conversation with a doctor? Let us know at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Then, its the open office!  With an interlude to talk about bariatric surgery, we are going to be answering your questions on all things medical at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Have a little question...send me a tweet!  Gastroenterology Update, Ask Doctor Ira and a bit of small medicine...all in one session!

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



Food glorious food.  As much as we love the taste, its the smell that really gets us going.  What happens when that goes away.  Join me and Dr. Timothy McClintock, PhD of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as we talk about "The Kentucky Assay,' a test that will help build an olfactory roadmap: the flavor version of the human genome.

After that we will have GI Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease as well as answer your questions and tweets at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Its an external kind of day here at Doctor Radio.  In addition to smell, we going to have the skin show!  No not that, stop with the dirty minds.  The History of Skin.  Dr. Craig Koslofsky, a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will be joining us to talk about the history of our largest organ.  Skin stories!

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

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



Quick update on Monday's Show. We will start by talking medical history: specifically Presidential demise. Joining us is unofficial Doctor Radio Presidential Historian, University of Maryland Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Care Clinical Center at the VA Maryland Health Care System Dr. Philip Mackowiak, MD, MBA.  We will have Gastroenterology 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!

Rachel Begun, MS RD is in NYC and coming to the studio! Join us as we talk alcohol and health (and weight) as the weather gets better and more than a few people's attention turns to a little wine or beer!  Give us a call with you dietary questions.  We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer your questions on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me me or send me a tweet!


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