Doctor, Doctor Podcast

Doctor, Doctor Podcast

Doctor, Doctor brings you engaging, often humorous, and sometimes serious discussions of practical and current medical topics with a focus on the dignity of the human person––body and soul. Doctor, Doctor is a trustworthy source of medical information and advice.

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  • Episode 25 – Stem Cell Research

    Dr. Alan Moy, the Founder and Scientific Director of the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, discusses stem cells: what they are, how they are used or misused, and what they promise for the future of medicine.

  • Episode 26 – Medical Marijuana

    Dr. Jeff Berger, medical director of Guest House, the national Catholic addiction treatment center for Priests, Deacons, and Religious, discusses medical marijuana including the latest research on usage and effectiveness, plus his recommendations for Catholic health care workers and ministers as ...

  • Episode 27 – Embryo Adoption

    Bioethicist Fr. Ryan McCarthy discusses embryo adoption and the ethical questions Catholic theologians are considering about how we might ethically respond to the crisis created by leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization.

  • Episode 28 – Screen Addiction

    Psychiatrist, Sister Marysia Weber, R.S.M., D.O., a Religious Sister of Mercy, discusses the growing problem of internet and screen addiction.

  • Episode 29 – The Catholic Church and Healthcare

    Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Doctrine, addresses the role the Catholic Church plays in healthcare and the misconception that Catholic teaching requires providers to “discriminate” against non-Catholic patients.

  • Episode 30 – Confessions of a Catholic Medical Student: Year One

    Brendan Rhatican, who recently completed his first year of medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, gives an insider view of the triumphs and trials of a first-year medical student.

  • Episode 31 – Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Neurosurgeon and dementia researcher Dr. Martin Bednar discusses Alzheimer’s Disease including symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention. Then he gives some advice for caregivers and family members of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia and on how the dignity of patients can be honored.

  • Episode 32 – Gluten Sensitivity

    Gastroenterologist Dr. Saad Jazrawi explains the science behind gluten sensitivity, the difference between sensitivities, allergies, and other digestive diseases, and how changes in diet can affect health.

  • Episode 33 – Gene Editing

    Bioengineer and Dominican Fr. Nicanor Astriaco, OP, PhD, STD discusses advances in gene editing technology and how it’s allowing scientists and doctors to cure deadly diseases and birth defects. He also touches on some of the ethical concerns that arise from the new technology and the ethical dif...

  • Episode 34 – ABCs of Heart Disease

    Heart Disease expert Dr. Michael Farkouh discusses the latest research into the causes, treatments, and prevention of heart disease including how alcohol affects the risk of heart problems, the dangers of people living in big cities, how screen time can increase your risks for heart disease, and ...

  • Episode 35 – Ethical Options for Regenerative Medicine

    Dr. Robin Smith, founder of Stem for Life and Vice President of the STOQ Foundation’s Scientific Committee in the Vatican’s Council for Culture, discusses the Vatican’s efforts to help promote live-saving medicine and how ethical approaches to stem-cell research and regenerative medicine have pro...

  • Episode 36 – Weight Loss Myths

    Dr. David Usher, a family physician and diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine talks about the latest in weight loss research and science and dispels some myths about the best and worst approaches to losing weight. Plus a priest shares his personal story of losing weight after bariatr...

  • Episode 37 - Rick Santorum's Groundbreaking Healthcare Reform Plan

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum discusses his passion for healthcare reform and his new plan to help Americans get the healthcare they need with the freedom to choose what they determine is best for them.

  • Episode 38 – What Is “Board Certification” and Does It Matter?

    What does “Board Certified” really mean? Dr. Les Ruppersberger, past-president of the Catholic Medical Association and a recently retired OB/GYN from Philadelphia talks about what patients need to know about their doctors’ board certification and the best ways to really know if a doctor is good o...

  • Episode 39 – Health Insurance 101

    Health coverage expert Kevin Burns, from The DeHayes Group, an Independent Insurance Agency in Fort Wayne, IN, explains the history of health insurance, the various kinds of health insurance coverage, trends in the industry, and what patients and doctors need to know to get the best coverage for ...

  • Episode 40 - Healthcare Coverage as Ministry with Solidarity Healthshare

    Solidarity Healthshare co-founder Chris Faddis talks with the doctors about how health-sharing ministries take a different approach to health care coverage, why he founded Solidarity Healthshare, and some of the benefits of this approach for doctors and patients.

  • Episode 41 - Should Hospitals Offer Refunds? An Innovative Approach to Care

    Dr. Greg Burke, Chief Patient Experience Officer at Geisinger Medical Center and Co-Chairman of the Catholic Medical Association’s Ethics Committee, talks about why his hospital became the first in the country to offer refunds for unsatisfactory patient care.

  • Episode 42 – Palliative Care: Buyer Beware

    Dr. Tom Zabiega talks about the ins and outs of palliative care – what it is, who it’s for, and why it matters. Plus, he’ll share some concerning trends in treatment and legislation that doctors and patients should know about when they’re making treatment plans.

  • Episode 43 - When Should We Let Nature Take Its Course?

    Dr. Rafael Rosario, who works with patients at Indianapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, talks about the importance of palliative care that meets the needs and wishes of patients and respects their dignity.

  • Episode 44 – Can Catholic Doctors Improve the Healthcare System?

    Dr. Steve White, chairman of the Catholic Medical Association Health Care Policy Committee, discusses the latest efforts of CMA physicians to work with national legislators to improve the healthcare system and to develop policy supporting a Culture of Life.

  • Episode 45 – Fetal Medicine: Amazing Pre-Birth Treatments

    Dr. Brandon Brown, from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a founding member of Fetal Center at Riley Children’s Health, discusses the amazing advances in treating the youngest patients – babies who haven’t even yet been born.

  • Episode 46 – Voluntary Euthanasia

    Dr. Ewan Goligher talks about the leagal situation and moral views of euthanasia in Canada. Then Dr. Westly Ely talks about the legal situation and moral views of euthanasia in the United States.

  • Episode 47 – Imagine a World Without Catholic Doctors

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian born author, an outspoken critic of Stalin and the Soviet Union during World War II, and gave insights into the medical world through his work "Cancer Ward". He won the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature for the ethical force the pursued in his writing. This week ...

  • Episode 48 – Medical Errors

    Dr. Lauris Kaldjian, MD, PhD, from the University of Iowa, Director of Bioethics and Humanities, discusses and unpacks medical errors, patient safety, and how errors may influence the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Lauris has studied and published a series of articles on the topic of medical er...