It seems obvious: the medicine your doctor prescribes can’t help you if you don’t take it, or if you don’t take it the way you’re supposed to. So it may surprise you that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription medications are not taken as prescribed an astounding 50 percent of the time — and up to 30 percent of new prescriptions are never filled at the pharmacy at all.
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. and his guest, Baptist Health clinical pharmacist Sara Eltaki, PharmD, talk about the vital importance of sticking to the correct medication routine, or ‘medication adherence’, to get the maximum benefit and avoid potential problems.
October 27, 2020 / 27:47
Bladder issues — ranging from minor annoyances to major life disruptions — are common. Talking about them is not. Don’t let an unwarranted stigma attached to these issues stop you from getting the information and treatment you need to improve your quality of life.
In this episode, host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomes Baptist Health urologist Lunan Ji, M.D. to talk about the symptoms, causes and treatments for common bladder problems. Find out the facts on overactive bladder, stress incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections and how stress and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic can affect your bladder health. While the focus is on female patients, there’s helpful information for men as well.
October 20, 2020 / 27:51
What have we learned about COVID-19’s effects on kids and teens since the start of the pandemic? What do parents need to know about multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)? Do kids need to get the flu shot this year? And how do we keep them safe as they go back to in-person education?
Five months after our initial podcast on kids, adolescents and COVID-19, host Dr. Jonathan Fialkow welcomes back Fernando Mendoza, M.D., medical director of the pediatric emergency department at Baptist Hospital for an update on how the pandemic is affecting kids physically and emotionally, and what parents can do to help them.
October 13, 2020 / 18:50
As we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., welcomes Jane Mendez, M.D., chief of breast surgery at Miami Cancer Institute to talk about early detection and a unique new approach to prevention. Miami Cancer Institute’s Breast Prevention Clinic is aimed at identifying women with an increased predisposition to breast cancer, and providing them with specially tailored prevention plans. That way, instead of becoming breast cancer survivors, they can remain ‘previvors’ — those who do not ever develop the disease.
Baptist Health South Florida is offering special pricing on mammograms during October for patients with no insurance Schedule your mammogram at BaptistHealth.net/BreastHealth
October 6, 2020 / 23:31
Why is protecting yourself against the flu this season more important than ever before? How will the combination of influenza and COVID-19 cases strain our healthcare system? Can you get the flu and COVID at the same time?
Get answers to these and other questions as Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. hosts Maria Ordonez, M.D., primary care physician with Baptist Health, Ladan Pourmasiha, M.D., medical director of Baptist Health Urgent Care and Aileen Marty, M.D., a professor of infectious diseases at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.
(This episode contains excerpts from Baptist Health’s Resource Live program, which can be viewed in its entirety here.)
Go to BaptistHealth.net/Flu for information about free flu shots at Baptist Health Urgent Care and Urgent Care Express locations while supplies last.
September 29, 2020 / 22:32
Men are more likely than women to delay or avoid seeking medical care. That’s a big problem when it comes to catching and treating serious medical conditions including prostate cancer. One in 9 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and most will not have any symptoms. Regular medical check-ups and the appropriate screenings are crucial in diagnosing the disease at an early stage, when it is easiest to treat successfully.
To mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, host, Dr. Jonathan Fialkow welcomes Marcio Fagundes, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, to the podcast to talk about the importance of screenings and the latest advances in radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
September 15, 2020 / 22:13
From the pros to weekend warriors, we tend to admire athletes as examples of superior health and physical fitness. But, just like the rest of us, athletes can suffer from heart disease and cardiac complications. And when athletes do have heart issues, diagnosis and treatments are not necessarily straightforward.
Now, the connection between the coronavirus and myocarditis (heart inflammation) is making headlines and causing increasing concern about long-term heart damage. What do those recovering from COVID-19, or any virus, need to know about the dangers of returning to training too quickly?
In this episode, host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., welcomes Eli Friedman, M.D., medical director of sports cardiology at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, to talk about the special needs of professional and amateur competitors when it comes to caring for their hearts.
September 8, 2020 / 17:17