Essential tremor is a movement disorder, most commonly affecting the hands, that makes daily tasks like eating, writing or shaving incredibly challenging for an estimated 10 million Americans.
Now, a new, non-invasive treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HiFu, is delivering life-changing results.
Dr. Justin Sporrer, director of functional neurosurgery at Miami Neuroscience Institute, joins Dr. Jonathan Fialkow to explain why HiFu is a game-changer in the treatment of patients with essential tremor.
January 26, 2021 / 17:57
What’s the difference between diagnostic tests and screening tests? How do doctors decide which ones you need? Why are some conditions under-screened or over-screened? And where do you turn for answers?
January 19, 2021 / 23:52
We’ve all forgotten where we left our car keys, or the name of an old acquaintance. It’s not uncommon to develop some memory issues as a part of the aging process. But at what point should we be concerned that these “senior moments” are a symptom of something serious, such as dementia?
Host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health officer for Baptist Health, welcomed Patricio Espinosa, M.D., chief of neurology at Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, to the podcast to explore memory disorders and dementia.
The discussion covered diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and the facts about supplements advertised as helping a person’s memory function.
January 13, 2021 / 19:31
If any of your New Year’s resolutions involve getting healthier in 2021, a great place to start is with a visit to your primary care doctor. They not only treat illnesses, they provide preventative care services and manage the kinds of chronic health conditions associated with greater vulnerability to COVID-19.
Host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomes Baptist Health Primary Care physicians Kamaljit Kaur, M.D. and Maria L. Ordonez, M.D. to the podcast, to talk about the essential role they play in the health and wellness of their patients.
January 5, 2021 / 18:36
2020 is coming to a close with the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic surpassing 1.5 million lives worldwide. There is some good news, however, in the form of new vaccines and treatments available to fight the disease and help us take the first steps back toward normal.
Join host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population health officer at Baptist Health, and his guests Madeline Camejo, Pharm.D., chief pharmacy officer and vice president of pharmacy services; Samer Fahmy, M.D., chief medical officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital; and Rachel Evers, R.N., director of surgical services at Baptist Hospital for a discussion of the latest developments in the battle against COVID-19, with hope for a brighter 2021.
December 18, 2020 / 23:15
The holiday season is known for celebrations and cheer. It’s also recognized as a peak time of year for strokes and heart attacks — and not just for older people. What’s behind this potentially deadly phenomenon and how can we reduce our risk?
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M,D., chief population health officer at Baptist Health, looks into this “holiday phenomenon” with guest experts Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., medical director of the stroke program at Miami Neuroscience Institute, and Leo Huynh, D.O., chief of emergency medicine at Baptist Hospital.
This podcast contains excerpts from a recent episode of Baptist Health’s Resource Live program, which also focused on the importance of never delaying care for symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. Emergency rooms are open and safe, with strict protocols in place to protect patients, staff and visitors from exposure to COVID-19.
December 9, 2020 / 20:00
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are directly linked — but not because of blood sugar. Metabolic disorders play the major role in increasing heart disease risk in diabetic patients.
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s cardiometabolic and prevention center is taking a comprehensive approach to these patients, aimed at controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, obesity and other factors. Medications can play a role that goes beyond treating symptoms to actually helping prevent negative cardiac events.
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., a preventative cardiologist at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, welcomes guests Lisa Davis, PA, a clinical lipid specialist, and clinical pharmacist Jennifer Miles, Pharm.D., for a discussion about using medications to reduce diabetic cardiac risk.
December 1, 2020 / 24:11