Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. New guidelines have been established to better assess children for obesity risk to improve early identification of elevated BMI, medical risks, and unhealthy eating and physical activity habits. Join Dr. Konstantelos and Dr. Philbin as they take your calls regarding this national health concern. Call in with your questions at 698-3742 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. - live - Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m., WEEK TV
Join Dr. Moberg and Phil Scherer as they answer your questions about heroin and other opiates. The recent tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought heroin, yet again, to the forefront of our collective discussion about drugs and drug use in America. Known by an array of street names, heroin use dates back to the early 1800’s. Despite the often tragic consequences of its use, there is hope, and help. Find out more on Monday, March 10 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. on WEEK TV. Call with your questions – 698-3742. Brought to you by UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor.
February is Heart Month and that makes it the perfect time to find out how to keep your heart healthy. Cardiologists Dr. Tahir Ilahi and Dr. Adel Mina from UnityPoint Health - Methodist Cardiovascular Services will answer questions about heart health, heart disease and the latest treatments live on WEEK-TV. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10.
February is heart month, and the doctors from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and HeartCare Midwest want to help you be heart healthy. Join us for Docs on Call Monday, February 3 at 6:30 PM when we’ll discuss how to keep your heart beating strong. Are you dealing with atrial fibrillation? Is ablation a treatment option for you? What are the best ways to prevent heart disease and improve general heart health? Call 309.698.3742 with your heart question during the show.
The new year brings new resolutions to lose weight and exercise more. Join us when Dr. Jim Hensold and Dr. Jill Wirth, UnityPoint Clinic at Washington, answer your questions about how to make those resolutions stick and what you can do to live healthier in 2014. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13.
As we approach the holidays, proper nutrition without adding pounds becomes a popular topic. Dr. Ryan Walsh and Dr. Jeffrey Lehman of UnityPoint Health - Methodist will answer your questions about good health and its relationship to what and how we eat. Tune in to get your questions answered about proper nutrition, fad diets, and how best to handle the holiday food temptations during Docs on Call, Monday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. According to The American Cancer Society, about 228,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year, with nearly 160,000 people dying from the disease. Lung cancer doesn’t just affect current or former smokers. November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Join the team from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the Illinois Lung and Critical Care Institute for Docs on Call, Monday, November 4 at 6:30 PM. They will answer your questions about what symptoms you should be on the lookout for and the importance of a healthy lifestyle – including not smoking. We’ll discuss diagnostic screening tools like the low dose CT, what the treatment options are and how they work should you be diagnosed with lung cancer. Call 309.698.3742 to ask your question during the show.
Every day seems to bring new advances in the treatment of blocked arteries, valve disease, aneurysms, lung cancer and more. Join us when surgeons Dr. James Locher and Dr. Ambreen Laeeq, UnityPoint Health - Methodist Cardiovascular Services, answer your questions about heart and lung surgery, including minimally invasive options. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21.
Do you have a wound that won’t heal? Maybe it’s a foot wound or sore. Diabetics often have problems with circulation, which can make it difficult for a wound to heal. For many, it affects their life, perhaps forcing them to give up the things they love simply because it’s too difficult – and painful – to get around. Join the team from the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center to learn more about what you can do to get better. The Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Andy Chiou, and Laura Youngman, APN will answer your questions about wounds, how to care for them, and services offered that can help you get back on your feet. Tune in Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM for Docs on Call. Call in your question to 309.698.3742.
Sleep is an important element to life. Yet millions of Americans are experiencing some form of sleep disruption. Drs. Ravindra Kashyap and Aijub Patel of the Duane C. Morgan Sleep Center will answer your questions about sleep. They’ll be able to address both the myths and the facts of sleep. How much we need? What happens when we sleep and the importance of the sleep Environment? Call in your questions to Docs on Call-The Facts about Sleep at 698-3742, Monday September 16th, 2013. Brought to you by UnityPoint Health Methodist.
Stroke is a leading cause of death in America today. On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes. About half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for stroke. Now you can have your stroke-related questions answered live Monday night, May 20, when UnityPoint Health-Methodist presents Docs on Call featuring Dr. Greg Sowards, Medical Director for UnityPoint Health-Methodist Emergency Department, and Dr. Thomas Szymke of UnityPoint Clinic Rehabilitation Services. Call in your stroke-related questions at 698-3742.
Sleep – we all need it. But most American’s fall short of the recommended 7-9 hours per night, which can lead to serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and weight gain. The experts from OSF HealthCare will be here for Docs on Call Monday, May 6 at 6:30 PM. Join Dr. Brad Gleason, Sleep Neurologist with the INI Sleep Center as he answers your questions about common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, and provide tips for getting better quality sleep. Joining Dr. Gleason will be Becky Seavy, a Respiratory Therapist with OSF Home Medical Equipment. For those patients diagnosed with a sleep disorder and using a CPAP machine, Becky will share the importance the mask fitting properly and answer your questions about CPAPs and masks. Call in your questions to 309.698.3742.
Cosmetic plastic surgery includes procedures that reshape the face and body to improve appearance and self-esteem. Reconstructive surgery provides restorative procedures following injury, disease or congenital conditions. Both types of procedures have been on the rise in recent years. You can get answers to your questions about plastic and reconstructive surgery during Docs on Call, Monday, April 15, brought to you by Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Eric Elwood and Dr. Glyn Jones of Peoria Surgical Group will be on hand to answer your questions live. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15th.
April is Cancer Awareness month. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer, including breast cancer. Join us for Docs on Call, Monday, April 1 at 6:30 PM when the experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center answer your questions about lung disease, the importance of lung CT scans, and what preventative measures you can take to improve your overall pulmonary health. Call in your questions to 309.698.3742.
We’ve all heard of family or friends that suffer from ongoing problems of the shoulder, neck and wrist. You may be among the thousands of people who deal with these painful but common ailments. Whether it’s arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, rotator cuff injuries or other health issues, physicians from Midwest Orthopedics will be hand March 18th at 6:30 p.m. for another edition of “Docs on Call” brought to you by Methodist Medical Center. Doctors Brad Roberts and John Mahoney will take your questions regarding neck, wrist, and shoulder problems live on WEEK-TV. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18th.
There was a time when women’s urological problems were just chalked up to advancing age or the result of pregnancy. That’s no longer the case as women, and their doctors, are being more proactive with their care. Pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, painful bladder syndromes, bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are no longer taboo subjects. Often physicians and physical therapists work together for a beneficial solution. Join us for Docs on Call March 4, 2013 as the experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center answer questions about your urogynecologic health.
Our lungs expand and relax thousands of times a day to bring in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Lung disease can result from problems in any part of this complicated system. In fact, millions of people in the U.S. suffer from some form of lung disease. Dr. Aiyub Patel and Dr. Ravi Kashyup from Methodist Medical Group Pulmonary, Sleep and Intensivist will be on hand February 18th to answer your questions during Docs on Call. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, brought to you by Methodist Medical Center.
February is national heart month. Join the medical experts from OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital for Docs on Call, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM. They will answer viewer calls about heart and vascular disease. Learn more about living heart healthy and advances in heart and vascular treatment, including the latest techniques and technology offered by OSF Saint Francis and HeartCare Midwest physicians in the areas of cardiac electrophysiology, vascular, and valve procedures.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy (and what to do when it’s not)
Broadcast January 21st, 6:30pm on WEEK.
Dr. Adel Mina
Doctors Tahir Ilahi and Adel Mina of Methodist Cardiovascular Services will be the featured physicians on the January 21st edition of Docs on Call. Keeping your Heart Healthy (and what to do when it’s not) will deal with many of the issues that concerns our heart health including hypertension, cholesterol management, along with medical treatments for such issues as ejection fraction and other heart related diseases. Docs on Call, brought to you by Methodist Medical Center, will air January 21, 2013 from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Call in your questions to 698-3742.
Flu season is upon us and you probably have noticed more than a few people around you sneezing, coughing and, perhaps, having a difficult time breathing. For babies and young children this time of year also brings the increased risk of RSV, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages and is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under 1. Join us for Docs on Call Monday, January 7 at 6:30 PM when the medical experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center answer your questions about flu, RSV and other upper respiratory issues you find yourself and your family dealing with this winter.
Topic: Eating Health – and Dealing With Diabetes – During the Holidays
Broadcast December 3, 6:30pm on WEEK.
Eating healthy during the holiday season can be a real challenge. For some, it’s not just about the potential weight gain, it can also be a real threat to their health if they have a chronic condition such as diabetes. Join the experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for Docs on Call Monday, December 3 at 6:30 PM. They will answer your questions about healthy eating and how, if you’re diabetic, to keep things under control during this time of the year.
Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is a condition that disrupts the body's regular heartbeat. A glitch in the heart’s electrical system makes the upper chambers (the atria) quiver, causing the lower chambers to beat irregularly. Dr. Adel Mina and Dr. Joel Kupfer of Methodist Medical Group Cardiovascular Services will answer your questions about new treatments for atrial fibrillation and other heart problems during Docs on Call, Monday, November 26th, at 6:30 p.m. on WEEK-TV, Channel 25.
A Brain or Spine tumor diagnosis can be one of the scariest to receive and treatment is often complex and challenging. Join Neurosurgeon Dr. Daniel Fassett and Neuro-oncologist Dr. Francois Geoffroy from the Illinois Neurological Institute for Docs on Call on Monday, November 5, at 6:30 PM as they answer your questions about brain and spine tumors, including risk factors and diagnosis. They’ll also share information on sophisticated technology and treatment options available right here in Peoria.
Dr. Daniel Fassett is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Head of the Neurosurgery Department at UICOM-P. He specializes in Spinal Surgery, Spinal Deformity, and Spinal Oncology.
Dr. Francois Geoffroy specializes in primary cancers of the brain. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Geoffroy completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He recently returned from a year at Duke University.
Back pain affects 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. It comes in many forms, from lower back pain, middle back pain, or upper back pain to low back pain with sciatica.
Dr. Ramsin Benyamin and Dr. Ricardo Vallejo of the Methodist Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center will be featured on the October 15th edition of Docs on Call to answer your questions about cause, treatments and prevention. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, brought to you by Methodist Medical Center.
Every year, countless numbers of women face a variety of health issues, everything from breast cancer or heart trouble to issues with their reproductive system and everything in between. Women’s services are an emerging focus for healthcare providers. Join us for Docs on Call October 1 at 6:30 PM when the experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will answer your women’s health issues. We will have a radiologist from the OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health and an OSF Medical Group Internal Medicine physician waiting to take your calls at 309.698.3742.
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. More than 2-million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Whether you’re worried about developing prostate cancer, making decisions about your treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, you’ll want to watch Docs on Call on WEEK-TV September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mathew Carpenter, Medical Director for the Heidrich Radiation Oncology Center and Dr. Joseph Banno of Midwest Urological Group will answer your questions about early detection, treatments and what follows after the treatment. Call in your questions to 698-3742 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, brought to you by Methodist Medical Center.
Many people have dealt with them at one time or another – a tummy ache, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome – issues with your gastrointestinal (GI) tract that just won’t go away. There are a variety of gastro issues that could affect the way you live, everything from simple tummy trouble to dealing with a fatty liver to Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or even Hepatitis C. Are you avoiding that colonoscopy because of what your doctor might find? Consider this your house call. Join us for Docs on Call Monday, September 10 at 6:30 PM when Gastroenterologists from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center answer your questions when you call 309.698.3742.
Think Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a Heart Attack?
There’s a huge difference. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than breast cancer or lung cancer. More than 70% of Americans not only underestimate the seriousness of SCA, but also believe SCA is a type of heart attack. A heart attack blocks blood to the heart. Sudden cardiac arrest stops the heart. There are no warning signs and it can strike anyone.
If you’ve had a heart attack, heart failure or heart surgery, you face the highest risk of SCA and knowing how your heart is functioning is essential. The good news is your doctor can help you manage your risk. Join us for Docs on Call Monday, August 6 when the experts from HeartCare Midwest and OSF Medical Group help you learn more about your heart’s electrical system and the latest technology and treatment available. Tune in to WEEK-TV 25 at 6:30 PM CDT and call in your question to 309.698.3742.
You've just been diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery. Until recently your options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy. An increasing number of procedures are now able to be done through minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery with patients experiencing less pain, shorter recovery times and hospital stays, and a faster return to their normal daily activities.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center was the first in the area to offer robotic assisted surgery and to perform single-site robotic assisted gallbladder removal surgery, with the most specialists making use of the technology for General Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology, and Pediatric Urology.
Join us for Docs on Call Monday July 9 when you can learn more about this exciting technology – what it is, how it works, and if it might be right for you. Call 309.698.3742 with your questions for our OSF Saint Francis surgeons beginning at 6:30 PM.