San Diego Health Podcast

Podcast photo featuring Shawn Evans, MD, emergency care.

San Diego Health Podcast

Get health advice and learn about advances in medicine at Scripps through the San Diego Health Podcast. Hosted by Susan Taylor, the bi-weekly program features physicians and other health providers. Episodes cover a wide range of topics to help you get well and stay healthy.  

ER vs. Urgent Care vs. Walk-in Clinic

ER vs. Urgent Care vs. Walk-in Clinic

Shawn Evans, MD, an emergency medicine physician, and Siu Ming Geary, MD, an internal medicine physician and vice president of primary care, discuss the different types of same-day care available, when to go to the emergency room and where to go for non-emergencies.

Benefits of Plant-based Diets

Benefits of Plant-based Diets

Dolly Doctor, MD, an internal medicine physician who specializes in weight management, discusses the various types of plant-based diets and why it’s not necessary for humans to eat meat.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence and Other Pelvic Floor Disorders?

What Causes Urinary Incontinence and Other Pelvic Floor Disorders?

Scripps urogynecologist, Varuna Raizada, MD, who specializes in female urinary and reproductive treatment, discusses the different types of pelvic floor disorders.

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Stroke Types, Treatments, and Why Time Is of the Essence

Neurologist and medical director of the stroke program, Mary Kalafut, MD, discusses the different types of strokes, who is most at risk and why diagnosing a stroke as quickly as possible is important. Listen now>

Scripps Partners to End Cancer

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center medical director, Thomas Buchholz, MD, discusses how the Scripps MD Anderson Partnership Elevates Cancer Care in Southern California. Listen now>

How To Find The Right Primary Care Doctor For You

Internal medicine physician, Vivian Tran, MD, discusses what to look for when choosing a primary care physician. Listen now>

How New Technology Is Making Radiation Therapy Safer and More Effective

Scripps MD Anderson radiation oncologists Ray Lin, MD, explains why radiation therapy is more effective than ever. Listen now>

Choosing a Pediatrician: What to Look For, What to Ask

Pediatrician Dania Lindenberg, MD, offers tips for picking the right pediatrician for you before the baby is due. Listen now>

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Gastroenterologist Walter Coyle, MD, shares what you need to know about colonoscopies and other screenings. Listen now>

Mitral Valve Leakage, The MitraClip and Life Without Open-Heart Surgery 

Interventional cardiologist Matthew Price, MD, explains how the MitraClip provides an alternative to open heart surgery to fix leaky heart valves. Listen now>

How Immunotherapy May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Medical oncologist Michael Kosty, MD, shares how immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment.

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Lasers, Fillers and What to Expect from a Cosmetic Procedure

Cosmetic dermatologist E. Victor Ross, MD discusses what laser skin treatment can do and if you are you a candidate laser rejuvenation. Listen now >

Diabetes Causes, Treatments and How Technology Helped One Woman Get Her Life Back

Endocrinologist Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, discusses how new devices are improving the quality of life for people with diabetes. Listen now >

Skin Cancer, New Treatments and the ABCs of Skin Health

From dermatologic surgeon Hubert Greenway, MD, here's what you need to know about skin cancer and how to protect yourself. Listen now >

When Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Is the Best Option for Chronic Back Pain 

Orthopedic surgeon James Bruffey, MD, talks with his patient Mark Erwin, who was sidelined by chronic back pain at age 40. Listen now >

LVADs, Pacemakers and How One Woman Is Thriving After a Heart Transplant

Scripps heart failure specialist J. Thomas Heywood, MD, talks with his patient Darla Calvet about treating heart failure with the LVAD. Listen now >

How Research at Scripps Could Revolutionize Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Physician-scientist Darryl D'Lima discusses stem cells, smart implants and 3-D tissue printing as new solutions for osteoarthritis. Listen now >

Knowing When the Watchman Is Right for Your Heart

Scripps cardiologist Douglas Gibson, MD, and his patient David Brush discuss how the Watchman heart device came to be the right solution for Brush, who has AFib. Listen now >

When to Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Personal trainer and avid runner Christine Burke joins her doctor, Scripps orthopedic surgeon Rina Jain, MD, to discuss how Burke’s hip replacement surgery led to relief from a decade of hip pain. Listen now >

Surprising Risk Factors and Early Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Cardiologists Christina Adams, MD, and Poulina Uddin, MD — both from Scripps Women’s Heart Center — discuss how heart attack symptoms are different in women and share what you need to know about heart health today. Listen now >