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.
Dr. Meyers discusses lung cancer with Dr. Ashish Saxena, oncologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Saxena reviews different types of lung cancer and possible treatments.
Today we talk about surgery: its past, recent advancements and its future. Joining us is Dr. Victor Pisanelli and Dr. Audrey Dudzik, both surgeons at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Mental Health Support for Military Veterans
This Memorial Day Weekend, Dr. Louis Meyers focuses on the mental health challenges Veterans can face, from depression to PTSD and suicide ideation. Dr. Meyers invites Col. (Dr.) Wendi Waits, Director of Behavioral Health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to discuss how the team at Walter Reed comes together to help veterans and what psychological hurdles are unique to veterans.
Inflammation and Arthritis
Dr. Louis Meyers invites Rheumatologist Dr. Patience White on the show to talk about the different ailments surrounding unnecessary inflammation, from symptoms of Lyme Disease to Arthritis.
Hospice Care in Vermont
This week Dr. Meyers invites Dr. Alan Eisemann, hospice director in Rutland and Phyllus Tarbell, director of home hospice for Bayada Nursing to discuss what hospice care is, how it improves the end of terminal or elderly people's lives, and how outcomes for chronically ill people can be better in hospice care.
Health Care Journalism
Today Dr. Meyers talks with Katie Jickling, who is VTDigger’s health care reporter. We discuss health care issues in Vermont which she has covered over the past two years including covid, OneCare, cannabis, and more.