14 episodes

Dr. Magda takes you beyond the “medical” stuff to talk about dying, getting sick, getting older, losing people, losing yourself… health topics others don't talk about and real people telling stories. She wants health care to be about your lived experience, not just about the disease. And general questions about medicine are ok too, drmagda@doctormagda.com.

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Dr. Magda takes you beyond the “medical” stuff to talk about dying, getting sick, getting older, losing people, losing yourself… health topics others don't talk about and real people telling stories. She wants health care to be about your lived experience, not just about the disease. And general questions about medicine are ok too, drmagda@doctormagda.com.

    Dr Magda - "The Magic of Hospice" with Nurse Practitioner and Bear Chaser Sara Benson

    Dr Magda - "The Magic of Hospice" with Nurse Practitioner and Bear Chaser Sara Benson

    There is magic in hospice, at least according to Sara Benson, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and a sometime Bear Chaser (you gotta listen to find out!). From the reality of working in hospice to questions of what makes a death a good one, Sara shares her unique perspective on a topic that can make people uncomfortable, but shouldn't really. Share your hospice story with us at drmagda@doctormagda.com. 

    • 40 min
    Dr Magda - "Fighting Delirious" with Dr. Sharon Inouye, Geriatrician, Legend, Mountain Warrior

    Dr Magda - "Fighting Delirious" with Dr. Sharon Inouye, Geriatrician, Legend, Mountain Warrior

    Dr. Inouye was spreading the message about the seriousness of prolonged delirium long before it was a thing. Her HELP program has made a difference in the lives of many older adults since. If you want to understand more about delirium, why it's a serious issue and how to prevent it, this is the podcast for you! if you think it doesn't matter well... let's talk when you hit 60 or so:)

    • 37 min
    Dr Magda - "Minding Our Elders, Finding Ourselves" with Author & Advocate Carol Bradley Bursack

    Dr Magda - "Minding Our Elders, Finding Ourselves" with Author & Advocate Carol Bradley Bursack

    Another story in our caregiving series... this time with author Carol Bradley Bursack, who has been listening to older adults and their caregivers for a few decades now... focusing on the feelings and experiences of new caregivers, who come to caring for older parents suddenly, and who often feel like they've been thrown into hot water. It's worth a listen as Carol's advice is timeless and common sense... if you have questions email us at drmagda@doctormagda.com

    • 44 min
    Dr Magda - "Intersections of HIV and Aging" with Geriatrician and Seal Docent Extraordinaire, Dr. Meredith Greene

    Dr Magda - "Intersections of HIV and Aging" with Geriatrician and Seal Docent Extraordinaire, Dr. Meredith Greene

    If you thought HIV was not a "thing" anymore you were wrong! Almost 50% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are over the age of 50. Dr Meredith Greene, Geriatrician at UCSF and expert in HIV/AIDS, shares her perspective on current treatment, how HIV affects us as we get older, and reveals her secret life as a Seal Docent at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. A treasure trove of resources await after the talk at www.doctormagda.com (Links & Resources tab).

    • 34 min
    Dr Magda - The Grief & Hope Playlist

    Dr Magda - The Grief & Hope Playlist

    This episode isn't for everyone but if you are hurting, and need to feel less alone, Dr. Magda shares her personal and professional thoughts about surviving losses of all kinds! Listen to her playlist (help others by adding to it at www.doctormagda.com) and her 7 tips for getting through those hard times. There have been too many losses lately, and this is a small part of your journey of healing. 

    Questions or comments at drmagda@doctormagda.com 

    • 29 min
    Dr Magda - "Beyond Beauty" with Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Kristina Zakhary

    Dr Magda - "Beyond Beauty" with Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Kristina Zakhary

    Can a Geriatrician and a Facial Surgeon be friends?! Heck yeah if it's with Dr Zakhary - a Mom, breast cancer survivor and a real (award-winning) doctor who thinks beyond the procedures. Sharing her inspirational thoughts on the art of healing, her unique whole-person approach, and the perception of both beauty and aging in today's social media obsessed world. The world is more beautiful by having folks like her in it. Questions for Dr. Zakhary - email at drmagda@doctormagda.com.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Nicolechs23 ,

Very informative and interesting.

Dr. Magda has clearly been in the medical field for a long time. Her knowledge on everything from medicines to anti-aging is wide ranging and superb. I am a big fan and new subscriber of this podcast.

Therapist31 ,

Interesting, informative and approachable!

Love this to both learn the real truth from a doctor and to get answers to questions we all have but are scared to ask at times. She’s warm, smart and obviously knows her stuff. Must listen!

rebeccayr ,

Great podcast!

Fascinating take on aging from a geriatrician who has a really great take on many issues around aging
Super interesting! Loved it!

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