A Doctor's View

A Doctor's View

Ever wondered what your doctor is really thinking? Welcome to a Doctor’s View with Dr Polyvios. A podcast discussing everyday topics in health and today’s society, with an insight into medical life and its challenges from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective. Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? email me at: adoctorsview@gmail.com... Show More

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Fighting a lifetime battle with depression Frank King has thought about killing himself more times than you can imagine. Frank has led an extraordinary life. He wrote for The Tonight Show for over 20 years, and his journey with chronic suicidality not only makes for a fascinating listen, he has become a public motivational speaker and trainer who travels the world and has given key-note speeches at multiple TED talks events. He ... Read more

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January 28, 2020 22 min

First episode of the new series. I talk about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What is it? What causes it? What can we do about it? What are the Red Flag symptoms? I will also talk my own personal experience with IBS and the dangers of self-diagnosis and what can happen when we neglect to act on what our bodies tell us.

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January 20, 2020 1 min

This year, for this season, I'll be focussing on how to make our lives better and healthier. I’ll be meeting people who have changed their lives for the better; taking time out for themselves and adopting new lifestyles be it in the forms of diet, meditation yoga and a few other things which I admit I’m sceptical of. On top of that I’ll be trying some of these lifestyle changes to see if there are any real works effects on m... Read more

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Dr Haidar Al-Hakim otherwise known as ‘The Third Eye Doctor’ is a surgeon, a speaker, an author and a life coach. He joins us once again for the season finale. We discuss the different personality types within the medical specialties, the power of hypnosis, the cultural trend of instant gratification in society and other taboo topics in a very candid, unscripted conversation.

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Riana Milne is a Certified, Global Life & Love Coach, a Cert. Clinical Trauma & Addictions Professional, a Certified Mindfulness Coach, #1 Bestselling author, the Host of her Podcast called Lessons in Life & Love™, an Educational Speaker, and is a Certified Mindset Coach and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for close to 20 years living in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Riana joins me this week to discuss the 10 tra... Read more

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After a long few night shifts, I took to the internet to see what was in the news. It turns out Oxford University have banned clapping. This frustrated me… then after a video on breatharians; talking about how we can live off the sun’s energy and Prana instead of food appeared in my YouTube feed, I decided to have a rant.

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Dr Shan Hussain is an author, general practitioner, health coach, wellness advisor and ambassador to the World Health Innovation Summit  as well as a podcaster and radio presenter.
He joins me today to discuss some of the shortcomings that we experience within the health system and how the bureaucracy within our health system has changed over the years. More importantly, he shares his suggestions to solve these issues.

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November 12, 2019 38 min

Joined by ‘Soul in the Raw’ founder Marina Yanay-Triner, a vegan blogger, educator and recipe creator, who uses a whole-food plant-based diet as a key to changing her clients lives for the better. An honest and very realistic conversation that will help anyone thinking about adopting a plant-based diet make the first step as well as receiving guidance on how to do it.

 

Marina’s website:

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I am joined by Spiro Koulouris, a sufferer from gout. Spiro has dramatically improved his condition through lifestyle and dietary changes. He tells us how.

 Spiro's website: Gout & You:

www.goutandyou.com

Spiro's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/GoutandYou/

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I discuss why it’s so easy for us to become addicted to video games and how to recognise the symptoms. I’ll also look at some of the underlying problems that we need to look out for as to why someone has become addicted. Finally, I’ll look at the debate between violence and computer games and give my own thoughts.

 

Referenced previous episode with Dr Giles P. Croft

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October 15, 2019 59 min

A fascinating episode bringing together two prominent advocates for helping those suffering with stress and burnout.

In November 2018 a kind and compassionate cardiologist who excelled in his work and was loved by both patients and colleagues alike sadly, as a consequence of work related burnout tragically took his own life. In August of this year, I published a podcast episode on burnout where I interviewed his brother, A... Read more

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A more controversial and highly opinionated look at relationships. I discuss affairs, why relationships fail and why having ex partners is not a bad thing.

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Explaining about cervical cancer, what causes it, who is at risk and do you really need to go for screening if you have no symptoms? In this episode I explain all these things and why it is important to go for your cervical smear test.

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On the back of being privileged to be invited to the Financial Times Health Live Dementia Summit, I have decided to dedicate this episode to dementia and hopefully answer some questions the patients with newly diagnosed dementia may have or indeed anyone who has a friend or relative affected and wishes to learn more. I will focus on the symptoms of dementia as well as what needs to be done once a diagnosis has been made. I also ... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with Dr Giles P Croft who is a psychology graduate and former NHS orthopaedic surgical trainee. He left clinical practice to create a career in Health Informatics. He has spoken to audiences about career change for the last decade and now runs a coaching business, working with individuals to help them manage life changes. We discuss career change, why people leave medicine, the steps you should take to ma... Read more

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September 10, 2019 12 min

In this episode I take a look at a recent study which has led to some dramatic newspaper headlines concerning fizzy soft drinks and in particular, diet drinks. Should we take this at face value or is more information needed?

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An entertaining, frank and candid conversation with Dr. Haidar Al-hakim otherwise known as ‘The Third Eye Doctor’. He is a surgeon, a speaker, an author and a life coach. He talks to me about his earlier life and how he became an ophthalmic surgeon, started a charity that sought to provide sight-saving eye care for people in impoverished areas. He tells this fascinating story whilst sharing his experience with stress and burnout... Read more

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In this episode I discuss acne vulgaris, dispel some of the myths surrounding this common skin condition and look at the various treatments available including Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) and what happened to me when I took it.

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August 20, 2019 35 min

In this episode we look at the menopause. What is it? Why does it happen and what are the side effects? Also explored are the treatment options available for women both pre and post-menopausal including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). What are the risks and benefits of HRT and what do you do if you can’t or don’t want to take it?

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August 13, 2019 22 min

A look at social media and its sociological effect with respects to mental health. Are the headlines true? Does the use of social media really cause depression and what are the dangers of spending too much time on social media sites?

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