Television - Local Programs - Call the Doctor
Previous Episodes from the 2013-2014 Season
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Originally Aired - September 10, 2013
Child Abuse happens more often than you think, with more than 600,000 abused and neglected children each year. Think you would recognize the symptoms? If untreated, this abuse will affect a child for their entire life. Learn everything you DON'T want to know and possible save a child from abuse.
Helpful Websites: Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Pediatrics of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC),The Wright Center and The Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Originally Aired - September 17, 2013
Eating disorders are a group of conditions marked by an unhealthy, unrealist view of food and weight and are usually linked to deeper psychological issue. They are serious illnesses that impact millions of people each year and can be life-threatening.
Originally Aired - November 12, 2013
Most people think of neurosurgery as brain surgery — but it is much more! It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. They are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain as well as other illnesses.
Originally Aired - November 19, 2013
New emerging therapies are developed all the time. Some of them are creative arts therapies that use art, dance, drama, movement, music or play to explore a patient’s feelings or for rehabilitation. Some therapies even use animals. Find out more about art, music, and animal therapies on this episode of Call the Doctor.
Originally Aired - December 3, 2013
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the U.S. and worldwide. About 226,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. Smoking cessation is the most important measure that can prevent the development of lung cancer. it is also one of the most preventable kinds of cancer. The principal function of the lungs is to exchange gases between the air we breathe and the blood. Lung cancer and smoking often, but not always, go hand in hand. As lung cancer stages advance, lung cancer symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and bloody mucus or coughing up blood. Our guests include: Jacqueline Ji-Eun Lee, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, Geisinger Health System, Delta Medix, Dr. Lenahan, Pulm/Crit Care, Christopher A. Peters, M.D. Medical Director, Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers (NROC) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College, Dr. Carl O. Helvie, registered nurse, with two masters and a doctorate in public health and wellness. He has 60 years experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author and researcher, and Mr. Russell F. Collins, Delta Medix, Lung Cancer Patient.
Originally Aired - December 10, 2013
The relationship between the doctor and nurse can have a difference in the care of a patient. Nurses are generally the ones who see what is going on with a patient. They are at the bedside giving the care, noticing changes and communicating these findings to the doctor. Nurses are advocates for their patients and when they feel a plan of treatment is not right for the patient. Our guests include: Jackie McCole RN, CCM, Director of Case Management, Strategic Initiatives Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Health System, Gina Rozell, CRRN, Spinal Cord Injury Unit Manager, Rehabilitation Hospital Allied Services Integrated Health System, Cherrie Bentler, C.R.N.P., M.S.N., A.O.C.N.P., Nurse Navigator, Delta Medix, and Denise Nagy, RN, who is a Senior Professional in Managed Care at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Originally Aired - January 14, 2014
There is speculation into the underlying causes of mass shootings. Majority of the gunmen were mentally troubled and used some form of prescribed medication. Learn why It takes more than just the meds for a successful treatment approach. Our panel includes: Vince Carolan, L.S.W., C.A.D.C., A Better Today INC. and serves on the faculty at Misericordia University and Matthew Berger, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical director for the geriatric psychiatric unit at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Originally Aired - January 21, 2014
Have you ever heard of Genetic Modified Organisms known as GMOs? Do you wonder why they are appearing in more of our foods? GMOs must be healthy if we've eaten them for many years, right????
Originally Aired - February 4, 2014
Home Health Care offers a wide range of services in the comfort of your home to treat your illness or injury up to 24 hours a day. It is preferred by most people, because it is less expensive and more convenient. There are many reasons people need home health care. Our Panel includes: Mary Claire Pellegrini, Home Health Director, Bayada Home Health Care, Michael C. Marino DO, Internal Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Michael Sokoloski, Community Liaison, BAYADA Home Health Care and Denise Piepoli, Allied Services Integrated Health System.
Originally Aired - March 11, 2014
Vertigo is a feeling like your surroundings are moving when they are not. A few disorders can cause this type of dizziness. It can also be a symptom resulting from medicines you are taking. There are many other causes. If you keep losing your balance it may be Vertigo. Our panel includes: Cara Makuta, Au.D., Audiology and Hearing Centers, Matthew S. Voorman MD, Otolaryngology Resident, Geisinger Health System, Marcy Brown MS, OTR/L Allied Services Integrated Health System, Dr. Joel D’Hue, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Susquehanna Health
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Originally Aired - April 15, 2014
There are many different types of cancers and countless treatment options. Comprehensive Cancer Care provides all of a patient’s needs, not just the medical and physical, including healing therapy and symptom supervision with everyone working together. Our panel includes Michael A. Burke, M.D., Radiation Oncology, Delta Medix, Kyo U. Chu, M.D., Surgical Oncologist, Geisinger Health System, Eric C. Burdge, MD, PhD, FACS, Board-certified general surgeon & Interdisciplinary Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship, Commonwealth Health, Harmar D. Brereton, M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Hematology, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), and Dr. John F. Turner, Breast Surgeon & Medical Director of Thyra M Humphreys Center for Breast Health, Evangelical Hospital.
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The Latest in Neck and Back Surgery
Originally Aired - May 6, 2014
There are often new advancements in surgical techniques for neck and back Surgery. What are some of these new approaches and how will they benefit the patient? These innovative procedures can offer fewer risks, shorter recovery time and help make rehabilitation easier.
Joining us on our panel will be Leslie Lyness, DO, Neurosurgeon, Geisinger Health System; Rodwan Rajjoub, MD, FACS, Board Certified in Neurological Surgery, Susquehanna Health; Matthew R. Eager, MD, Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Matt Scalese DPT, Physical Therapist, Northeast Rehabilitation.