Lunch and Learn with Dr. Berry

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Berry

The Lunch and Learn with Dr. Berry Podcast is here to make health care simple. The goal is to help you learn how to take back control. Through weekly episodes Dr. Berry Pierre will be taking the most toughest medical issues and teaches it in a way that you will wonder why your own physician never explained it to you in such a fashion before. If you have ever went to your doctor’s appointment and left there more confused and frustrated then when you came in then this podcast is the one for you. Dr. Berry Pierre prides himself on being able to educate his patients and make them feel comfortable in their most trying times.


February 21, 2024 26 mins

So, let’s talk about the leading cause of death globally – heart disease…

Heart disease is a pervasive health issue with significant economic and personal impacts. Over the years, it has been highlighted as the number one killer globally, leading to a death every 33 seconds.

Through my extensive experience as a physician, I’ve witnessed lots of patients across different age groups affected by this disease.

And not only does it affe...

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In today's episode, we delve into a significant controversy that's rocked the medical education community: the USMLE cheating scandal. Recent revelations have exposed a cheating scheme involving the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), raising serious questions about the integrity of the testing process and its implications for US medical graduates and the broader medical field.


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So, let’s talk about the Autism in Black Conference for the year 2024…

The Autism in Black Conference is rooted in our own family's journey. It all began when our daughter was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, and not long after that, we discovered that my wife shares the same journey. Seeking proper healthcare for our daughter, we encountered numerous hurdles, made a lot more difficult by the unique challenge of being Black. And...

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In today's episode, we're tackling a pervasive and systemic issue that's affecting millions of Americans: medical debt. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations, the U.S. grapples with the crippling effects of medical debt, a problem so widespread it's become normalized. This issue not only underscores the inequality of healthcare access but also contributes to a broader health crisis by forcing individuals and families into fin...

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So, let’s talk about Tony Snell’s fight for an NBA contract and how it could help not only him but also his autistic sons…

The news of the former NBA player desperately looking for teams to be part of has recently gone viral. According to reports, he’s trying to secure his 10th year of service to be eligible in the premium health benefits program of the NBA.

Just last year, not only did he learn that he’s autistic; but...

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In today's episode, we focus on a crucial health concern that affects the African American community: prostate cancer, with a special emphasis on its prevalence and impact following the recent passing of Dexter Scott King. This poignant event brings prostate cancer and its disproportionate effects on Black men into the spotlight, reminding us of the importance of awareness, early detection, and addressing the disparities in healthc...

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So, let’s talk about your mental readiness to get healthy…

Since we are in January, that also means that it is New Year’s resolution season again. And in my ten years of experience as an attending physician, I’ve heard countless people say “This year, I want to be healthier.”

But really, most of those people lose track of their New Year’s resolutions around February and March.

That raises the question: Are you really m...

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January 19, 2024 34 mins

In today's episode, we turn our attention to a critical and pressing health issue – the recent measles outbreak in Philadelphia. Amidst growing concern and the backdrop of vaccine misinformation, this outbreak serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vaccination and the real-world consequences of anti-vaxxer rhetoric.

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January 17, 2024 16 mins

So, let’s talk about how we’ll change it up for 2024...

Welcome to the first episode of Medicine Mondays for this year!

Entering 2024, we will now be on season seven, episode 347. It’s wild to even say it out loud, and I’m really excited to see how high that number could go by the end of this year.

But first things first: In this episode, I’ll be talking about the new plans I have for this year – plans that were not pa...

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January 12, 2024 20 mins

In today's episode, we're examining a trending health product that's been gaining traction on social media: coconut pulling oil, particularly the one offered by Guru Nanda amidst a flurry of claims about its effectiveness in oral hygiene, we delve into the science to see if it lives up to the hype.

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In today's episode, we're focusing on a vital health topic as we enter the peak season for cold, Covid, and influenza. With CNN reporting high respiratory virus activity across the country, it's crucial to arm ourselves with knowledge and strategies to stay healthy.

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December 27, 2023 17 mins

So, let’s talk about the anticipation and enthusiasm for the upcoming year…

How many of you are actually excited about going into 2024?

Looking back at the beginning of 2023, we might have had some goals, some aspirations, or some things we wanted to do. Were you able to do them all? Were you successful?

I know you guys say it every year — “I don’t know where the time went.” Well, I don’t know where time went, either. ...

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In today's Real Physician Reacts episode, we delve into a groundbreaking development in the treatment of sickle cell disease – the FDA's approval of Casgevy, a revolutionary gene editing therapy. This significant advancement opens new doors for those who have long battled the challenges of sickle cell disease, offering hope and a potential paradigm shift in treatment.

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So, let’s talk about osteopathic medicine and why Sunny Hostin’s remarks should be debunked and called out…

In a recent episode of The View, one of the most-watched daytime talk shows to date, host Sunny Hostin left a comment on former President Trump’s physician not being a medical doctor because he is a Doctor of Osteopathy.

While discussing the report on the former President’s health, Hostin claimed that being a Doc...

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November 22, 2023 22 mins

So, let’s talk about whether or not becoming a physician is still worth it in the year 2023 and beyond…

We’re now in the second part of this two-part series where we answer the question: in 2023, going into 2024, is being a physician still even worth it?

In the previous episode, I gave you all the negatives—why I didn't believe pursuing a career as a physician was worthwhile.

This week, I’ll give you some reasons why I...

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So, let’s discuss whether healthcare leaders have a responsibility to speak out against injustices and wrongdoings outside the medical sphere or not…

Recently, I came across this opinion article published by JAMA, one of the most established medical journals out there, with the title “Health Professionals and War in the Middle East”. And if you know me, you know that these things interest me.

While there were parts in ...

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November 10, 2023 30 mins

In today's episode, we step into the high-stakes world of medical residency interviews, a crucial juncture in the careers of future physicians. As medical students across the nation embark on this nerve-wracking journey, we aim to equip you with the best advice and strategies to ace your interviews and answer the most challenging questions with confidence.

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So, let’s talk about whether or not becoming a physician is still worth it in the year 2023 onwards…

If you’d be told that you’d have to spend around $218,000 and about 10-11 years to become a physician—not to mention the immense amount of stress, burnout, and lack of autonomy you’d go through once you get in the field, would you be willing to take the leap to sign up for that job?

In a previous episode, we discussed h...

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In today's episode, we delve into a crisis that's been brewing within the medical community – the pervasive and severe issue of burnout affecting medical and nursing students. A new, eye-opening study has shed light on the daunting reality that 1 in 4 medical students are considering leaving the profession entirely, with many expressing no intention to engage in patient care. This alarming trend has significant implications for the...

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November 1, 2023 29 mins

So, let’s discuss why your doctor is not the boss anymore...

Traditionally, we are accustomed to doctors telling us “Do this, take that, and see me again in three months”.

While that kind of relationship is generally thought to be effective, it doesn’t actually work for everyone. Different doctors act differently, just as different patients have different needs.

This is why it is so crucial for patients to recognize th...

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