Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. introduces personal stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the current surge of COVID-19 cases. Sharing their experiences in their own words, these men and women paint a vivid picture of the human cost of the current crisis.
Their universal plea is for the public’s help in controlling the spread of the virus by getting vaccinated and taking the proper safety measures.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine here.
September 2, 2021 / 9:14
A career in health care is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Even in the best of times, healthcare providers can experience symptoms of burnout.
Over the past year, and now in the midst of the current COVID-19 surge, our frontline healthcare workers have been dealing with tremendous stress, leading many to question: how can we take care of the very people we rely on to take care of us?
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., brought together a panel of frontline workers and physician leaders to talk about clinician wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.
Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., chief well-being officer at Baptist Health.
Yvonne Johnson, M.D., chief medical officer at South Miami Hospital.
Dunia Acosta, R.N., Intensive care nurse at Doctors Hospital.
August 24, 2021 / 27:34
Healing involves more than undergoing a medical procedure or taking a pill. Increasingly, healthcare systems such as Baptist Health South Florida are offering integrative therapies, including acupuncture, meditation, healthy foods, art therapy and pet therapy, to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their patients. In this episode, host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., explores the impacts integrative medicine can bring to patients’ well being with expert guests from across Baptist Health:
· Beatriz Currier, M.D, medical director of the Cancer Patient Support Center at Miami Cancer Institute.
· Thi Squire, community garden manager with the Grow to Heal Program at Homestead Hospital
· Wally Majors, dog therapy volunteer at Bethesda Hospital East.
Learn more about Miami Cancer Institute’s Arts in Medicine program and the Grow2Heal initiative.
August 10, 2021 / 19:07
Confused about the Delta variant? Get the facts from host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., and his guest, Sergio Segarra, M.D., chief medical officer at Baptist Hospital. Their conversation covers frequently asked questions including:
· What is a virus variant?
· How is the Delta variant different from the original strain of COVID-19?
· Who is being most affected by the Delta variant?
· Why are COVID-19 hospitalizations surging?
· Are current vaccines effective against the Delta variant?
· What worries healthcare providers about this variant?
Join our Baptist Health South Florida experts for an easy-to-understand discussion based on medical evidence.
August 3, 2021 / 19:35
COVID-19 is again dominating the headlines and challenging the healthcare system, with a sharp increase in new infections. Nearly 20 percent of these new U.S. cases are in the state of Florida. What are the factors behind the numbers and what can be done to reverse this trend?
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. posed those questions to a panel of experts from Baptist Health hospitals to get to the facts behind the latest COVID-19 wave.
The panelists were:
· Samer Fahmy, M.D., chief medical officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
· Zulma Berrios, M.D., chief medical officer at West Kendall Baptist Hospital,
· Yvonne Johnson, M.D., chief medical officer at South Miami Hospital.
July 27, 2021 /
Cardiometabolic disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world – so why haven’t you heard about it? Maybe because its components, including hypertension, high triglycerides, insulin resistance, obesity, and low LDL cholesterol, have traditionally been treated individually, instead of as a related cluster of conditions that, when combined, significantly increase a person’s risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Medical providers are assembling multidisciplinary teams of experts to address the disease with a combination of lifestyle changes and medical therapies.
Guest Theodore Feldman, M.D., medical director of community health at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. joins host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., to explore what a diagnosis of cardiometabolic disease entails, and how it can be prevented and treated.
July 20, 2021 / 28:44
From radio and TV ads to social media posts, there’s a lot of buzz about testosterone and something called “Low T.” What are the facts behind all the hype? We clear up the confusion with guest expert Michael Swartzon, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., leads a lively conversation about how testosterone levels affect both men and women, how exercise plays a role, and how to separate science from marketing pitches in ads promoting testosterone therapies.
July 13, 2021 / 18:44