Healthy Conversations: Tenet Health Central Coast

Healthy Conversations: Tenet Health Central Coast

Healthcare in general can be confusing and overwhelming for even the most well-versed of people, and that’s why Sierra Vista and Twin Cities Hospitals want to help you better understand it. Our podcasts feature a physician or other healthcare provider who practices specifically in San Luis Obispo County. They understand the needs of the community and help explain what healthcare services are available to you, as well as explore topics that matter most to your overall well-being. New podcasts are released throughout the year, so check back often!

Episodes

September 7, 2022
Our lungs are so very important to our overall health. Dr. Ross Michel explores an exciting new technology for lung cancer detection called Ion and discusses how this can be used to aid patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
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Breastfeeding can be challenging but we'll provide some helpful tips for first-time moms.
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A miscarriage can be one of the most difficult experiences that a woman and her partner can go through and a lot of people still find it difficult to talk about publicly. In this podcast, we de-stigmatize this sensitive topic and answer some common questions about miscarriages.
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BE F.A.S.T when experiencing stroke symptoms and what you should do if you're having a stroke.
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Dr. Damian Fernandez discusses Colon Cancer screenings, when you should schedule screenings, why it's so important to get them, and how they aid in Colon Cancer prevention.
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and colonoscopies are a very effective way to test, screen for, and remove polyps before colorectal cancer fully develops. Dr. Rabab Hajar discusses tips to help you prepare for a colonoscopy and what you can expect before and after the procedure.
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January 19, 2022
What's a Midwife and how does a midwife support hospital birth plans at Tenet Health Central Coast, Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista is supportive of natural birth, midwives, various birth plans.
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Dr. Neal Moller discusses the difference between heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD, the symptoms of each, prevention and treatment options available.
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Smoking is bad for your health, but it isn't always easy to quit. Dr. Ross Michel, Pulmonologist, discusses what smoking does to your body and the benefits of quitting.


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When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, you may be faced with different surgical options. Dr. Michelle Ribas, Chief of Surgery at Twin Cities Community Hospital, discusses breast cancer surgery.
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What's the difference between a regular mammogram, a 3-D mammogram and an automated breast ultrasound? Find out everything you need to know about mammograms.
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Regular mammograms are the best means of early detection of breast cancer. However, some women are surprised to learn they have dense breast tissue. Joe Cappello, Executive Director of Are You Dense, Inc., explains dense breast tissue.
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Dr. Kennedy Fan discusses best practices surrounding prescription medications.
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September 22, 2021
Meghan Boaz Alvarex and Jill Bolster-White discuss mental health and the community outreach organization Transitions-Mental Health Association, or TMHA, in San Luis Obispo.
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Incontinence is an embarrassing issue for many, but individuals should know there are viable treatments available. Dr. Angela Halusic discusses the different types of incontinence, what causes it, and treatment options.
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Thinking about getting pregnant? Dr. Christine Lopopolo explains what you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy.
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Learn why Tenet Health Central Coast, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has always been the leader in brain and spin care. What sets our neurosurgical care program apart from other hospitals in the area? Sierra Vista announces an exciting new partnership.
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A stroke affects the arteries leading to the brain, so speed is imperative in recognizing and treating a stroke. Michelle Brimer discusses strokes.
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May 11, 2021
Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable death. Stop the Bleed is a program that educates the public on how to assist in stopping blood loss during a traumatic event. DeAnna Porter, Trauma Program Manager at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, discusses this program.
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Part 2: Dr. Steven Van Scoy, Neonatologist and the NICU Medical Director at Tenet Health Central Coast, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, explains what a NICU is and what it means to be the only Level III NICU in San Luis Obispo County.
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