Sunday, March 25, 2012
I am back from vacation in beautiful Sugarloaf Key, Florida and ready to go!
I can't tell you why, but my sinuses always seem to clear the second I get off the plane from New York to anywhere warm. But I get sinusitis, and I certainly seem many patients with the same. They all want antibiotics, and I often prescribe them. But should I? Join me and Dr. Thomas File, Jr., the author of new guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of North America Guidelines on Treating Rhinosinusitis. Find out who should get antibiotics, and who shouldn't!
Call us with your sinusitis questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
When I was on vacation, I started the process of recertifying my board exams (every 10 years!) for the third time! Not fun for me, but good for my patients, and also good for Doctor Radio! Hear some of the latest and greatest from the world of digestive disease, as well as your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
And then, an hour with Dr. Mickey Harpaz! Dr. Harpaz and I will be talking about menopause, man-o-pause and his book, "Menopause Reset." We will then have a special "Ask Doctor Ira," where Dr. Harpaz and I will answer all of your medical questions!
Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I hope everyone is doing well. Tomorrow on my show...my new Academic Boss! Dr. Mark Pochapin, who has just started as the Division Director for Gastroenterology is coming in. Its Colon Cancer Prevention Month, and Dr. Pochapin, the author of "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Colorectal Cancer: New Tests, New Treatments, New Hope," will be talking about colon cancer prevention, his research (including probiotics!) and taking your questions on colon cancer prevention and digestive diseases in general...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
The Gastroenterology does not stop after this (bad pun sort intended after the fact). During Digestive Disease update I will take your callls on a variety of digestive disease issues, and tell you about some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive diseases.
If you or a loved one ever had your appendix out, the pain and misery of the disease and procedure were tempered by the fact that the pesky organ "didn't really do anything." But...well...maybe it does. Join me and Dr. William Parker, Jr, PhD from the Duke University Medical Center as we talk about what your appendix actually does.
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you ask me any question on any medical topic at all and I will be glad to answer...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
For years, doctors had charts. Hospitals had charts. And charts sort of stank. Hard to read, hard to find, and chock full of, well, something, they were a frustrating part of medical practice. And now, we are entering a new computer age! An age of electronic medical records..which are, frustrating to enter, potentially alters doctor patient communication, and potentially allows everyone who matters to see that you really did end up in the ER as a sophomore in college because you over indulged on Margarita night. How do you balance all of these needs? Join me and Dr. Ann O'Malley at the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington as we talk about the Electronic Health Records.
If you have a story (good or bad) about Electronic Health Records..let us know. Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS, or send me a tweet at @doctorira.
After this, its time for Gastroenterology Update. Call us with your digestive disease questions and be prepared to hear some of the latest and greatest news in the world of stomach, colon, liver and pancreatic diseases!
Allergies? The season is starting. Join me as Dr. Cliff Bassett as we discuss the latest from the National Allergy Meetings!
Call us with your allergy questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer. Anything that you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!