Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday on Doctor Radio on the Doctor Ira Breite Show: Sirius 114 and XM 119

A happy Sunday to everyone. We have a great show planned for Monday. In addition to taking your calls on any medical topic on "Ask Doctor Ira," we have some very exciting guests lined up to talk with me.

Sonia Sotomayor is garnering headlines as President Obama's pick to be a Supreme Court Justice. But what interested us here at Doctor Radio was her diabetes, which she has had till the age of 8. Join me in welcoming Joy Pape, the author of "The Real Life Guide to Diabetes" and we will talk about what it really means to live with diabetes.

If you have any questions at all about living with your diabetes (or the diabetes of a loved one) please give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

While everyone is talking about the flu, the real issue in the internist's office at this time of the year is allergy, asthma and sinusitis. And although it seems like I can spend my day seeing the same diagnosis, in fact every patient has a unique problem requring a personalized solution. For this reason I am happy to have Dr. Todd Schaeffer back on the show. Doctor Shaffer, an otolaryngologist, will be able to answer all of your questions about sinus problems. He will also be talking to us about an new experimental surgical procedure to treat sinusitis.

We will also be talking about colon cancer prevention this week! Recently, CMS, the Government agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, decided not to pay for CT (virtual) colonoscopy. Right or wrong, the decision is far reaching and will ultimately affect most Americans. As a gastronenterologist, I am quite familiar with the Colonoscopy procedure. But I thought it would be interesting to have an expert on Virtual Colonoscopy come in and talk to us about this procedure, how its done, and its future. Joining me is Dr. Elliot Fishman of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

If you have any questions about colonoscopy, CT colonoscopy give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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