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Chronic Sinusitis

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis, a problem affecting millions of Americans, is an irritation of the sinus/nasal passages that lasts at least 12 weeks or longer. We will discuss what causes this condition, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Andrew Pugliese, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

  • Doctorate in Medicine, St. George University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Winthrop University Hospital
  • Triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Pioneer in non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic sinusitis
  • President of Sinus Solutions

Courtney French, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat Institute 

  • Doctorate in Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Regular presenter of research material at numerous national/international ear, nose & throat conferences

Faria Khan, MD, Georgia’s Allergy & Asthma Insititute

  • Doctorate in Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Residency, Emory University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Special interests in allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, food allergies, asthma, and allergic skin conditions
Top Docs Radio, May 15, 2014

Andrew Pugliese, Faria Khan, Courtney French, Charles “CW” Hall

Rehabilitation After Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Radiation Therapy

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:

Rehabilitation After Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Radiation Therapy

This week, we’re going to talk more about the experience of chemotherapy, memory issues that can arise during treatment – sometimes referred to as “chemo brain”, and learn all about Turning Point in Sandy Springs, a rehabilitation facility that focuses on the needs of patients who have had previous radiation therapy.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Cookie Aftergut

  • 12 year Stage II breast cancer survivor, treated with chemotherapy and radiation
  • Founder of ChemoChic and ChemoFlage
  • Recipient of “Yoplait Champion” award and recognized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation and SELF Magazine for her community work

Karen Burpo

  • Community Outreach Coordinator for Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation (and former patient)
  • Surviving cancer
  • Master Gardener
  • Supportive counselor and companion to friends going through diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • Active in church and neighborhood activities
Cookie Aftergut, Charles "CW" Hall, Karen Burpo

Cookie Aftergut, Charles “CW” Hall, Karen Burpo

The Multi-Speciality Approach to Treating Breast Cancer

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:

Breast Cancer

Continuing our focus on breast cancer, this week Charles “CW” Hall is joined by four of the physicians who make up part of the multi-specialty team a breast cancer patient will likely work with on their journey through their treatment. We’ll hear insight from a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, breast surgeon and plastic surgeon about the points/options they feel are important for a patient to be aware of while going through diagnosis and treatment.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

GUESTS: Nancy Wiggers, MD – Radiation Oncology, Northside Radiation Oncology Care Institute

  • MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency, Medical College of Georgia
  • Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
  • Co-Author, “Portal Design in Radiation Therapy”

Jennifer Amerson, MD – Breast Surgery, Breast Care Specialists 

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Scholar
  • Residency, General Surgery, Emory University Hospital
  • Board Certified, American College of Surgeons

Kristina Bowen, MD – Georgia Cancer Specialists

  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Duke Univeristy Medical Center
  • Special Interests: Managing breast cancer and chemoprevention for high risk women

Jenny Chang, MD – Plastic Surgery, Artisan Plastic Surgery

  • MD, Universidad de Buenos Aires with Honors
  • Residency, General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Center
  • Faculty, Department of Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Center|
  • Fellowship, Plastic Surgery, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
  • Board Certified, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery
Dr. Jennifer Amerson, Dr. Nancy Wiggers, Charles "CW" Hall, Dr. Jenny Chang, Dr. Kristina Bowen

Dr. Jennifer Amerson, Dr. Nancy Wiggers, Charles “CW” Hall, Dr. Jenny Chang, Dr. Kristina Bowen

Surviving Breast Cancer

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:

Breast Cancer

“You have cancer” is one of the most frightening statements a person can hear. This week we meet four ladies who have travelled the challenging journey of diagnosis, treatment and survival of breast cancer. They’re here to tell us about support resources available that you might not be aware of, that can help someone you know and love get assistance that can make their experience a little (or a lot) better. Make sure to share this show with folks you know. You just might make a difference in their situation.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

GUESTS:

Janet Beebe

  • 31 year, 2 time breast cancer survivor, and 4 time cancer survivor
  • President, Founder and Director of The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network
  • Recipient of multiple awards including, “Volunteer of the Year” from the American Cancer Society and United Way, and “Business Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Business Women
  • Frequently spotlighted by numerous publications and media outlets, including Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Fayette Woman’s Magazine, and others

Cookie Aftergut

  • 12 year Stage II breast cancer survivor, treated with chemotherapy and radiation
  • Founder of ChemoChic and ChemoFlage
  • Recipient of “Yoplait Champion” award and recognized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation and SELF Magazine for her community work

Lynn Wyatt

  • Survivor of metastatic breast cancer
  • Elected double mastectomy/TRAM reconstruction
  • Experienced subsequent cancer diagnosis/treatment of brain, liver, and spine requiring additional chemotherapy/radiation
  • Today, cancer free

Judy Koeppen

  • 10 year recipient of high-dose estrogen/progesterone therapy of menopause
  • Stage 0 breast cancer found on follow up exam, treated with lumpectomy and ongoing Tamoxifen
  • Subsequent abnormal uterine cell findings on exam leading her to elect for hysterectomy
  • Today, cancer free
Lynn Wyatt, Charles "CW" Hall, Janet Beebe, Cookie Aftergut, Judy Koeppen

Lynn Wyatt, Charles “CW” Hall, Janet Beebe, Cookie Aftergut, Judy Koeppen

Advances in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

Advances in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

This week we’re featuring two of the oral & maxillofacial surgeons from Oral Surgery Associates & Dental Implant Centers. They will be discussing when patients can benefit from the care of an oral surgeon, the variety of procedures their practice provides for their patients, as well as an in depth discussion about Advances in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants: who is a candidate, the latest clinical and scientific advancements, and how they are using implants to take denture patients to a full set of teeth in one day.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

Gordon Brady, DMD

  • Doctorate, Dental Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Residency, Medical College of Georgia
  • Fellow, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Brenda Hall, DDS, MD

  • Doctorate in Dentistry, University of Oklahoma
  • Doctorate in Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Residency, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Board Certified, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Gordon Brady, Dr. Brenda Hall, Charles “CW” Hall

Patient Care Innovations and Expertise

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

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This week we are featuring two physicians, both of which are bringing innovation and expertise to the well-being of their patients. Dr. Ellie Campbell, DO, of Campbell Family Medicine, will be talking about surprising environmental factors that can adversely affect our health. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, MD, of Anderson Hair Sciences Center, will be describing how advancements in hair restoration are coupled with a high level of attention to the patient experience in his office to achieve outstanding results while minimizing discomfort and inconvenience during recovery.

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

Dr. Ellie Campbell, DO, Campbell Family Practice

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Family Medicine Residency, Medical College of Georgia
  • Board Certified Family Medicine

Trusted physician to numerous physicians, surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians and their families. Dr. Campbell provides women’s health, wellness, complementary and alternative care. She is an expert on environmental factors that can adversely affect patient health. Her clinical services are provided on a Direct Pay model – insurance not accepted, which allows her to have greater autonomy and flexibility in creating the most effective plan of care for her patients to optimize their outcomes.

Dr. Kenneth Anderson, MD, Anderson Hair Sciences Center

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Michigan
  • Residency, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
  • Fellow, Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Hair Restoration Specialist, Emory Facial Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery, Emory School of Medicine

Dr. Anderson has developed a culture of commitment to patient education and the very highest standards of patient care and service. He does not use consultants or salesmen to discuss the details of hair loss and the various treatments; he meets personally with every patient. Dr. Anderson is always the surgeon performing hair restoration surgery at Anderson Hair Sciences Center, and performs just one procedure per day, so patients can be assured that they are the only concern for Dr. Anderson and his team on their procedure day.

Charles "CW" Hall, Dr. Ellie Campbell, Dr. Ken Anderson

Charles “CW” Hall, Dr. Ellie Campbell, Dr. Ken Anderson

Treating Diabetic Ulcer Patients

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Top Docs Radio features healthcare providers and professionals sharing their expertise to “Get the Word Out” about a variety of health problems, treatments and community concerns to elevate our community’s well-being.

Treating Diabetic Ulcer Patients

According to recent data from the CDC, diabetes affects over 25.8 million people in the US (roughly 8% of the population).  Coupled with data that shows another 79 million persons in the US have pre-diabetes (A1C levels above normal) or 35% of the population.  Obviously, it’s a serious problem.  Diabetes is a major contributor to stroke, heart disease and peripheral vascular disease (PAD).  Roughly 1:6 diabetics will develop a diabetic ulcer on their foot or lower extremity and many of them will ultimately require amputation of part of the foot or leg.  After amputation for an ulcer, studies have shown diabetics’ 5 year mortality rates rise significantly — to as high as 45-60%.  It is critical that these patients receive rapid, aggressive care from a spectrum of specialists who must each address the various factors contributing to the ulcer.

Our guests this week include three such specialists who treat diabetic ulcer patients in their practice every day.  They will give insight about the role they play in saving the diabetic ulcer patient’s limb (and possibly their life).

The host of Top Docs Radio is Charles “CW” Hall with Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia.

Dr. Shamir Bhikha, DPM

  • Doctorate with Honors, Podiatric Medicine, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency, Inova Fairfax Hospital 2010-13 & Limb Salvage Center at Georgetown University Hospital 2013
  • Skilled in Sports Medicine/Trauma to the foot/ankle, Podopediatrics and Reconstructive foot/ankle surgery
  • Comprehensive training in diabetic limb salvage, plastic surgery and wound care

Dr. Andrew Pugliese, MD

  • Doctorate in Medicine, St. George University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Winthrop University Hospital
  • Triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Pioneer in non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic sinusitis and president of Sinus Solutions

Dr. Uthan Vivek, MD

  • Doctorate in Medicine, Madras Medical College, India
  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Vascular Fellow, Wayne State, Detroit
  • General Surgery, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, New York
  • Certified in Vascular Sonography, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Specialist in endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease/varicose veins, management of carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, diabetic foot ulcers and dialysis access
Charles "CW" Hall, Dr. Uthan Vivek, Dr. Andrew Pugliese, Dr. Shamir Bhikha

Charles “CW” Hall, Dr. Uthan Vivek, Dr. Andrew Pugliese, Dr. Shamir Bhikha

Top Docs Radio launches on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12pm EST!

Healthcare Radio Talk Show

Join us for the inaugural episode of Top Docs Radio, presented by Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia and hosted by Charles Hall, on Thursday, April 3rd at Noon Eastern.

Top Docs Radio is a forum for conversations with leading doctors and thought leaders. Discussions are about cutting edge trends and topics in health, wellness and lifestyle issues.