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.
Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley pediatricians Mackenzie Coffin, MD, and Daniel Lichtmann, MD, discuss why healthy eating is such a big issue for kids, how to build healthy habits early on, and what hidden sugar and fat sources to watch out for at the grocery store. Habits established in childhood tend to follow a person throughout their life.
Stacie Ly, MD, an internal medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad, discusses stress triggers, the physical and emotional toll chronic stress takes, and when to seek medical help. Dr. Ly also outlines some stress management strategies that work. Listen now >
Gauree Konijeti, MD, a gastroenterologist who leads the Scripps Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, explains IBD in depth, including the two most common types: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as symptoms and risk factors. Listen now >
Perinatologist Shahram “Sean” Daneshmand, MD, medical director of the Scripps Clinic Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, and Sara Fernandes, a prenatal genetic counselor, discuss what qualifies a pregnancy as high-risk, how to manage a high-risk pregnancy and how genetic factors play a role. Listen now >
Kirstin Lee, MD, an OB-GYN at Scripps Clinic La Jolla, and Certified Nurse Midwife Andrea Montiel discuss how health care professionals guide women through the different stages of pregnancy, address potential risks, provide post-pregnancy care and support and explain why Scripps is the ideal place to deliver a baby. Listen now >
Carol Salem, MD, medical director of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, discuss advances in robotic surgery, who’s eligible, and what doctors can do now that wouldn’t have been possible without the technology. Listen now >
Saima Lodhi, MD, an internal medicine physician who specializes in travel medicine at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest discusses how to prepare for that trip of a lifetime, and why preventive care matters when visiting a foreign country. Listen now >
Jill Sandman, manager of volunteer services for Scripps Health’s north region, and Rosemary Van Gorder, a longtime Scripps pet therapy volunteer, discuss the health care system’s volunteer program, the different roles volunteers play and how you can help. Listen now >
Russell Zane, MD, a family medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad, discusses the different types of primary care physicians, common medical conditions that they treat, the role nurse practitioners and physician assistants play in a primary care provider team and how this improves your access to health care. Listen now >
Anupam “Bobby” Garg, MD, and Valerie Gafori, MD, who are both OB-GYNs at Scripps, discuss common gynecological conditions that may require surgery and what doctors can do to treat them. Options include minimally invasive procedures performed using FDA-approved robotic medical equipment. Listen now >
William Bugbee, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Clinic, discusses common causes of knee pain, including joint deterioration due to osteoarthritis, and what can be done to alleviate it. When lifestyle changes, medication and physical therapy aren’t enough, knee replacement surgery becomes an option. Bottom line: For most patients, knee replacement surgery can be a game-changer. Listen now >
Dale Mitchell, MD, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Scripps Clinic, discuss in detail the various stages of a woman’s life — pre-conception, women in their reproductive years, pre-menopause and post-menopause — and specific health concerns and screenings associated with each stage. Listen now >
Matthew Price, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Scripps Clinic, discusses what happens when you have a hole in your heart and what two devices can be used to close that hole before it has a chance to cause problems. Listen now >
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. Listen now >
Transplant surgeon, Randolph Schaffer, MD, discusses the living donor transplant process in-depth and what makes the Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation one of the best in the country. Listen now >
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 >
Medical oncologist Michael Kosty, MD, shares how immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment.
Physician-scientist Darryl D'Lima discusses stem cells, smart implants and 3-D tissue printing as new solutions for osteoarthritis. Listen now >
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 >
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 >