Healthy Conversations: Sierra Vista & Twin Cities

Healthy Conversations: Sierra Vista & Twin Cities

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!... Show More

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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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November 21, 2019
Worn-out joints can be unbearable but joint replacement may improve quality of life. Dr. Dimitri Delagrammaticas, orthopedic surgeon, discusses joint replacement.
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Breathing issues can be scary. Stephen Szabo, Director of Cardiopulmonary / Respiratory Services, discusses common breathing issues and what to do for them.
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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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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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Good nutrition is important for everyone, and it requires particular attention for those with diabetes. Samantha Lalush, Registered Dietitian, discusses how to manage diabetes with your dietary choices.
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Warm weather is perfect for outdoor play. Dr. Michael McNerney, pediatrician, discusses summer safety tips for children.
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Perinatal mood disorders (PMAD) affects many women, encompassing the period from pregnancy through the first year after childbirth. Brook Treanor and Natalie Mendenhall of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center discuss PMAD.
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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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Thinking about getting pregnant? Dr. Christine Lopopolo explains what you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy.
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If you're facing a health condition with a hormonal basis, an endocrinologist visit may be in order. Dr. Krystal Valdez, endocrinologist, discusses how an endocrinologist can help you.
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Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) affect women from all walks of life. Michelle Blanc and Mishell Whitacre discuss this condition.
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Your shoulder discomfort may be the result of a rotator cuff tear. Dr. Kevin Forsythe, orthopedic surgeon, discusses rotator cuff tears.
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Compassionate, inclusive care is imperative for any health facility. Dr. Arthur Dominguez, Jr., Chief Nursing Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, discusses LGBTQ+ healthcare.
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March 26, 2019
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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Some parents have concerns about the safety of vaccines. Dr. René Bravo addresses the importance of pediatric immunizations and concerns about them.
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Robotic-assisted surgery improves patient outcomes and recovery times. Dr. Eric Salinger discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery and related technological advances at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
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Mechanical thrombectomy is an innovative new means of treating blood clots connected with strokes. Neurologist Dr. Ashish Gajjar discusses this procedure.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) causes discomfort and disruption. The LINX procedure is an effective way for GERD patients to get their lives back. Dr. David Bolivar, general surgeon at Twin Cities Community Hospital, discusses how LINX works.
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Gastroenterology covers treatment through the entire digestive system. Technological advancements have improved the ability to diagnose and treat issues in the GI tract.

Dr. Mick S. Meiselman, gastroenterologist, discusses common complaints and diagnostic procedures.
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