Back Doctor

Back Doctor

Dr. Robert Watkins orthopedic spine surgeon to professional athletes and creator of the Back Doctor App discusses how to avoid surgery, back and neck pain, health issues and risks/benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery.

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March 21, 2021 16 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, discusses lessons learned from 2020: COVID, homeless, racial justice, evolution, relationships.
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Reggie Scott, LA Rams Head Athletic Trainer, and Robert Watkins, IV, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, discuss Neck Injuries in Athletes. Acute trauma, on-the-field assessment, decision-making, return to play, rehabilitation, prevention, and surgery.
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January 24, 2021 6 min
Robert Watkins, III and IV, MD, remember Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda: funny stories and the meaning that Tommy had in their lives.
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January 19, 2021 12 min
Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon and Chief of Staff Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, discusses hs experience with second COVID vaccine and an update on COVID in Los Angeles.
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January 10, 2021 9 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD remembers his professor, mentor, and friend, Lawrence D. Dorr, MD - who was an innovator, author, workhorse, teacher, and humanitarian.
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December 31, 2020 5 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, Chief of Staff Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, orthopedic spine surgeon, and creator of the Back Doctor app, discusses his experience with the COVID vaccine: how was the vaccine shot, after-effects, general information, and ways to help our community.
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December 4, 2020 12 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, creator of Back Doctor App, discusses COVID-19: impact on healthcare, rates of disease, prevention, vaccines, medical care, the future...
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October 18, 2020 22 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, spine surgeon to professional athletes and creator of the Back Doctor App, discusses lumbar disc herniations in athletes and non-athletes: diagnosis, treatment, avoidance, surgery, recovery, return to sports, and prevention of recurrence.
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September 5, 2020 14 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon to professional athletes and creator of the Back Doctor App, discusses Spine Surgery in Athletes: diagnosis, treatment, nonoperative, rehabilitation, surgery, fusion, artificial disc replacement, microsurgery, return to play...
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Robert Watkins, IV, MD interviews Patricia Murray, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, on COVID-19: testing, virulence, treatment, Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, going back to school, masks, vaccine, and the future!
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Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD, discusses systemic racism in America with Philippe Lemoine, MD: history, genetics, slavery, Jim Crow, red lining, GI Bill, crime, police, criminal justice, and more...
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Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD, discusses racism in America with Philippe Lemoine, MD: history, genetics, slavery, Jim Crow, red lining, GI Bill, crime, police, criminal justice, and more...
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May 30, 2020 7 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD discusses COVID-19: current status, testing, treatments, vaccine, speculations, and hope for the future.
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Sue Falsone PT, MS, AT, Co-Owner Structure and Function Education and Robert Watkins, IV, MD, Ortho Spine Surgeon discuss treatment of back pain in athletes, cupping, and evaluation of new techniques.
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April 25, 2020 30 min
Sue Falsone PT, MS, AT, Co-Owner Structure and Function Education and Robert Watkins, IV, MD, Ortho Spine Surgeon discuss treatment of back pain in athletes and dry needling versus acupuncture.
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April 16, 2020 8 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD discusses the status of COVID-19 in the community of Los Angeles. His roles as chief of staff, community council member, and spine surgeon to professional athletes provide a unique and comprehensive view of the corona crisis in Los Angeles.
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April 11, 2020 21 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD interviews his wife, Michelle Watkins, Certified Hypnotherapist, on Hypnosis: benefits, process, therapeutics, misconceptions, fears, and success stories.
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April 5, 2020 7 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, discusses the COVID-19 virus epidemic: use of masks, how to safe in public, when to go to the hospital, and how we will get out of this crisis.
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March 27, 2020 10 min
Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD, updates information from his medical perspective on the Corona COVID-19 Virus, including relevant facts, precautions, and what can be done to help.
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March 13, 2020 12 min
Robert Watkins, IV, MD, discusses Corona virus: fears, truths, unknowns, and practical information about how not to get it and how to prevent spreading it to people you care about.
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