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Weekly Checkup

 

Dignity Health Central Coast is pleased to provide the local community with an exciting project called Weekly Checkup – a weekly health care program airing on KEYT during the morning and evening news.

 

Weekly Checkup focuses on pertinent health care topics, procedures, and treatments found right here in Ventura County. Each weekly segment features a Dignity Health affiliated doctor which specializes in the presented topic.      

Connect directly with our Weekly Checkup doctors and learn more by using our Find a Doctor online-search feature or by calling 877.753.6248.

This Week’s Featured Weekly Checkup

Hernia Repair
Justin Tawfik, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses hernia repair.

Weekly Checkup Video Archive

Please click on the links below to view the episodes or watch this introduction.  

Allergy

Allergies and Asthma
Prashant Verma, MD, Allergy and Immunology Specialist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses allergies and asthma.

Cardiology

Atrial Fibrillation
Brett Gidney, MD, FACC, FHRS, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses atrial fibrillation.

Cardiac Intervention
Karan Singh, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses cardiac intervention.

Chest Pain
David E. Schmidt, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Services, St. John's Hospitals, discusses chest pain.

Coronary Intervention
Alejandro R. Garcia, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Director, Catheterization Lab and Research, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses coronary intervention.

Cryotherapy
Ali Sovari, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses cryotherapy.

Heart Attack (STEMI) Procedure
Andre Babak Akhondi, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses heart attack (STEMI) procedures.

Heart Disease
David Schmidt, MD, FACC, Medical Director of Cardiology, St. John's Hospitals, discusses heart disease.

Leadless Pacemaker
Ali Sovari, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses the leadless pacemaker.

Valve Repair
James McPherson, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St. John's Hospitals, discusses heart repair.

Critical Care

Intensivist Program
Raj Bhatia, MD, FCCP, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, St. John's Hospitals, discusses the intensivist program.

Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention and Detection
Suzanne Fussell, MD, Family Practice, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses diabetes.

Ear, Nose and Throat

Sialendoscopy
Jaesung Lee, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses sialendoscopy.

Oncology

Breast Cancer Reconstruction
Lynn Jeffers, MD, Medical Director, Integrated Breast Center, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses breast cancer reconstruction.

Breast Cancer Surgery
Lisa Babashoff, MD, General Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses breast cancer.

Colorectal Cancer
Neal P. Dixon, MD, General Surgeon, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses colorectal cancer.

Lung Cancer Screening Program
James McPherson, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St. John's Hospitals, discusses lung cancer screening program.

Pregnancy

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Breastfeeding
Imelda De Forest, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and importance of breastfeeding.

Round Ligament Pain
Nicole L. Abell, DO, Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses round ligament pain.

Primary Care

Benefits of an electronic health record (EHR) to the patient.
Davin Lundquist, MD, Family Medicine, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses the benefits of an electronic health record (EHR) to the patient.

Flu Season Vaccine for Children
Andrew Sledd, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician, St. John's Hospitals, discusses the flu season vaccine for children.

Headaches
Mani Nezhad, MD, Neurologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses headaches.

Healthy Leg Veins After 50
Greg Albaugh, DO, FACS, Vascular Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses healthy leg veins after 50.

Importance of a Primary Care Provider
Edwina Skinner, MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses the importance of a primary care provider.

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle
Megan Mescher-Cox, DO, Internal Medicine, St. John's Hospitals, discusses nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes
Harpeet Singh, MD, Internal Medicine, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses weight loss and lifestyle changes.

Respiratory

COPD
May-Lin Wilgus, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses COPD.

Respiratory Tract Infections
Maria Dickey, DO, Family Medicine, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses respiratory tract infections.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology
Gita Fatemi, MD, Rheumatologist, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses rheumatology.

Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Revisions
Helmuth Billy, MD, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses bariatric surgery revisions.

Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
Michael Pickart, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses body contouring after massive weight loss.

Cervical Spinal Fusion
Rocco Calderone, MD, Chief of Surgery, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses cervical spine fusion.

Gastric Bypass Surgery
Helmuth Billy, MD, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses gastric bypass surgery.

Hernia Repair
Justin Tawfik, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses hernia repair.

Hernia Repair
Joseph LoPresti, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses hernia repair.

Laproscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastectomy
Amir Mehran, MD, FACS, Bariatric Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses laproscopic vertical sleeve gastectomy.

Lumbar Discectomy
Kevin Deitel, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses lumbar discectomy.

Minimal Incision Parathyroidectomy
Tricia Kho, MD, Otolaryngologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses minimal incision parathyroidectomy.

Partial Knee Replacement
Sumit Rana, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses partial knee replacement.

Plastic Surgery
Daniel Kolder, MD, Plastic Surgeon, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses plastic surgery for skin cancer.

Robotic Cholecystectomy (removal of the Gallbladder)
Justin Tawfik, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses the Robotic Cholecystectomy (removal of the Gallbladder).

Robotic Hernia Repair
Brian Tuai, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Robotic Surgery, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses robotic hernia repair.

Robotic Surgery
Brian Tuai, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Robotic Surgery, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses robotic surgery.

Robotic Surgery
Kevin Wong, MD, Urologic Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses robotic surgery.

Spinal Stenosis
Cary Alberstone, MD, Neurosurgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses Spinal Stenosis.

Total Knee Replacement
Andrew Jeffers, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses total knee replacement.

Thyroid

Thyroid Disorder
Naser Jamal, DO, Internal Medicine Specialist, St. John's Hospitals, discussed thyroid disorder.

Urology

Advanced Procedures for Urinary Incontinence
Sherif Aboseif, MD, Board Certified Urologist, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses advanced procedures for urinary incontinence.

Endometriosis
Edwin Ramirez, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discussed endometriosis.

Vascular Care

Vascular Repair
Kevin M. Major, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon, St. John's Regional Medical Center, discusses vascular repair.

Wound Care

HBO Therapy and Advanced Wound Care
Haimesh Shah, MD, Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing Center, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, discusses HBO Therapy and Advanced Wound Care.

 

  
   
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