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Call the Doctor

Wednesdays at 7:30pm on WVIA-TV
Thursdays at 10pm on WVIA-TV
Sundays at 4pm on WVIA-TV

Call the Doctor is the regions premiere medical series, with a focus on addressing critical health & wellness needs of our region. Call the Doctor supplies viewers with direct contact, during the broadcasts and after, with available local resources that can help those in need through their difficult and sometimes isolating health journeys. 

 

New Episodes coming soon:

January 16 -  Spinal Surgery: When is it Necessary?

Surgery of any kind can present risks and complications, but when it’s performed near the spine & spinal cord these complications can be very serious. Many people have to make the decision whether it’s necessary to consider back surgery.  This decision should always come after exhausting nonsurgical options. However, if the pain is persistent and is related to spinal issues then the person should consult with a physician to look at what procedures are available. 

February 6th - Getting to the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease

February 13th - Opioids: Anatomy of a Health Crisis

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Meet the Team

Paola Giangiacomo

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Paola Giangiacomo is a multiple award winning journalist and a 20-year veteran of Broadcast Journalism. Giangiacomo got her start at KMCT in Monroe, Louisiana where she became a weeknight Anchor. She later moved to Anchor/Reporter positions at WBKB in Alpena, Michigan, WWCP/WATM in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and then on to WNEP in Moosic, Pennsylvania where she reported, anchored and produced for nearly 13 years.  Giangiacomo holds a B.A. in Broadcast - Cable Communications from Pennsylvania State University. She resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.

In addition to being seen on WVIA’s upcoming season of Call the Doctor, Paola can be heard delivering news on FOX News Headlines 24/7 on SIRIUSXM Channel 115.

 

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