Doctors on Call special focuses on family health (WV Public Broadcasting)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Are you doing everything you can possibly do to stay healthy? Is your family in good health? On this program, Arif Sarwari, MD, an infectious diseases specialist with WVU Medicine, will discuss the flu epidemic, and Christi Cooper-Lehki, DO, WVU Medicine psychiatrist, will talk about dealing with sexual assault and abuse. WVU Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Partho Sengupta, MD, will also appear.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Michael Bagby, DDS., PhD, WVU Dental Care interim chair of Pediatric Dentistry, will discuss the importance of making sure your kids get regular dental care.

Don’t miss the stories of Larkin Coker, an 8-year old cancer survivor, and Kevin Eckenrode, who has recovered from a traumatic boating accident.

“DOC Talk,” the call-in portion of the show, provides viewers with two WVU Medicine experts – Kendra Unger, MD, a WVU Family Medicine specialist, and Kathy Moffett, MD, a WVU Medicine pediatric infectious disease specialist and long-time host of “Doctors on Call.”

The “DOC List” explores the most prevalent health problems faced by West Virginians. On the “It’s No Big Deal” segment, the importance and ease of being tested for HIV will be featured. “DOC in the Kitchen” will show you the best ways to stay hydrated for good health.

WVU Medicine physicians John Phillips, MD, and Dr. Moffett, host the show. Other segment hosts include Joe Prudhomme, MD, Lisa Costello, MD, and Mahreen Hashmi, MD, all WVU Medicine physicians.

After 730 shows over 25 seasons, this episode of “Doctors On Call” will be last for the popular statewide health program. The first show aired on Jan. 14, 1993. To see previous episodes, visit