Health Care Today airs weekly and focuses on medical topics of interest to the community. The host is Dr. Louis Meyers and the guests are medical practitioners who share new developments in their fields. This is a show designed for the general public, and listener calls are always welcome.
Heart Rate and Regularity
Dr. Meyers invites cardiovascular specialists Dr. Adam Coleman and Dr. Joseph Winget to talk about the heart organ. They discuss what causes the heart to beat and why heart beats become irregular, what the consequences of an irregular heart beat can be, and how cardiologists treat heart health issues.
Healthcare for Transgender Patients
Today on the show we discuss the hardships people who identify as transgender face in accessing healthcare that fits their needs. We hear the story of Kelly, a Vermonter who has transitioned from male to female and get a broad perspective on transgender issues from Dr. Rachel Inker, M.D. and Samuel Lurie, M.S.W of the Community Health Center of Burlington.
Sports Injuries from Head to Toe
This week we discuss common areas of stress and impact injuries athletes face in the neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet as well as how orthopedists and physical therapists treat these injuries without surgery or around a surgery to achieve the best outcomes for the patient. Our guests are Dr. Matthew Gammons, orthopedist at Killington Medical Clinic and Vermont Orthopedic Clinic and Michael Dee of Dee Physical Therapy.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practicioner
This Friday we focus on “mid-level” providers: physician assistants and nurse practitioners. We talk about their training, their scope of practice, and the care they provide to Vermonters. Guests include Michelle Wade, who is the current president of Vermont’s Nurse-Practitioner Association and Christine O’Neill, who is immediate past president of Vermont’s Physician Assistant Association.
First Responders’ Vital Role In Our Community
Today we talk about First Responders and the important care they administer in patient transports. Our guests are Drew Hazelton of Brattleboro Rescue and Molly Bondurant of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team.
Today we discuss pancreatic cancer with survivor Dr. Alan Fink and Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Dr. Allyson Ocean. We also discuss support for pancreatic cancer patients with Cindy Gavin of the Let's Win! program in New York City.