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The In’s and Out’s of Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Titus Duncan

With obesity affecting more and more people, this show looks to discuss the in’s and out’s of bariatric surgery and features Dr. Titus Duncan of Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics … all brought to you by HealthGate.  Guest host today is Deloris Hartley.

Morbid obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. For severely obese patients who have not had success with medically supervised weight loss plans, bariatric surgery can be a lifesaving and life changing treatment . Bariatric procedures have risen from about 16,000 in the 1990’s to now over 200,000 procedures being performed each year in the US. This segment will focus on the “internal changes and external” aspects of this type of surgical treatment.


Titus D. Duncan, M.D./Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics

A graduate of University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Dr. Duncan completed his residency training at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Duncan has practiced general surgery since 1983 and is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center, Emory Crawford Long Hospital. He is a board certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Duncan is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has taught minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques to surgeons in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Duncan is the founder of Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics Associates, P.C. located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Duncan is the Health News Reporter for Fox 5’s Housecall segment on “Good Day Atlanta”.

A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Duncan is one of the first surgeons in the United States to successfully perform an endoscopic transaxillary approach to remove the thyroid and parathyroid gland. He has made numerous national and international presentations and has published extensively on topics related to minimally invasive surgery.


Pediatric Injuries

Prevention and Management of Pediatric Injuries with Dr. Lee Resnick and Dr. Stephen Keith

As every parent knows, kids get hurt. What can we do to prevent and manage these injuries? Dr. Lee Resnick and Dr. Stephen Keith, both from WellStreet Urgent Care, Dr. Grant Baldwin, CDC, and Megan Popielarczyk from Safe Kids Georgia discuss Prevention and Management of Pediatric Injuries… all brought to you by HealthGate.  Guest host today is Deloris Hartley.

Today’s show discusses the most common unintentional pediatric injuries related to sports, in-home , and automobile accidents. Specific injuries will include bone fractures and dislocations, burns, and concussions and other head trauma. Efforts to reduce the frequency and likelihood of injuries through prevention will be discussed, along with when to take an injured child to a pediatrician, urgent care center, or hospital emergency department.


Lee Resnick , M.D./WellStreet Urgent Care

As WellStreet’s Chief Medical and Operations Officer, Dr. Lee Resnick leads the national effort to bring academic rigor and clinical excellence to urgent care medicine. He is the founder and National Program Director for the only clinical fellowships in urgent care medicine and serves as Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He is the founder and President of the Institute of Urgent Care Medicine, specializing in the development of continuing education programs designed specifically for urgent care medicine. He was a founding board member and past president of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), where he was honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Resnick is a founding board member of both the Urgent Care College of Physicians (UCCOP) and the Urgent Care Foundation.


Stephen Keith, M.D./WellStreet Urgent Care

Currently serving since 2012 as Site Director for WellStreet Urgent Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Stephen Keith previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology from 2009 to 2012. From 2006 until 2009, Dr. Keith served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Inc., From 2003 until 2006, Dr. Keith was a Managing Director of Glocap Advisors, an investment bank based in New York, and a Senior Consultant with the Biologics Consulting Group. During 2002‐2003, Dr. Keith was a General Partner with Emerging Technology Partners, an early‐stage life sciences venture capital firm in Maryland. Just prior to joining Emerging Technology Partners, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Antex Biologics Inc. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Keith served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales, at North American Vaccine, Inc. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Keith held various positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including Senior Director, Health Care Delivery Policy in Corporate Public Affairs, Senior Customer Manager in the U.S. Human Health Division, and Senior Director, Health Strategies, in the Merck‐Medco Managed Care Division.  Dr. Keith serves on the Board of Directors of Cytomedix, Inca life science company marketing wound care products. He also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of The David Winston A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, National Medical Fellowships, and Community Health Charities. Dr. Keith completed his undergraduate work at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1973, and he received the M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1977. Dr. Keith completed a three‐year residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Health Sciences in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA, during which time he received a Masters in Science in Public Health from UCLA. From 1982 to 1987, Dr. Keith served on the faculty of the Charles Drew Medical School and the UCLA School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Keith served as a Health Policy Advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, under Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Dr. Keith is a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.


Grant Baldwin, M.D./Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After earning a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2003, Dr. Baldwin joined the CDC Injury Center in November 2006 as acting Deputy Director. Since 2008, he serves as Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Concurrently, Dr. Baldwin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.


Megan Popielarczyk, MPH, BSN, RN/Safe Kids Georgia

As a public health fellow with Safe Kids Georgia. Megan Popielarczyk works with Safe Kids network of 30 coalitions throughout the state of Georgia to prevent unintentional injuries to children. Safe Kids Georgia’s lead agency is Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Megan is a Registered Nurse and a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Pediatric Injuries

Environmental Medicine: News, Myths and Success Stories with Dr. Susan Tanner

Air pollution, pesticides, radiation, mold…should we be concerned? Dr. Susan Tanner from the Southern Environmental Medicine Center discusses Environmental Medicine: News, Myths and Success Stories… all brought to you by HealthGate.

Environmental medicine focuses on the interaction between humans and their environments and the effect of this interaction on total health. Care encompasses the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposure to biological and chemical agents in air, food and water. Common culprits affecting our health in this area are air pollution, pesticides, radiation, and molds. Medicine, environmental science and chemistry considerations are reviewed. Many patients visit many doctors trying to find the underlying cause of their chronic poor health conditions. Learn more today about this multi-disciplinary field, the extensive diagnostic abilities need and success stories to restore health once a toxin or environmental problem has been identified.


Susan Tanner, M.D./Southern Environmental Medicine Center

After earning a B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Tanner received her M.D. from the Universidad Nordestana in the Dominican Republic. She was a resident at hospitals in New Jersey and New York before returning to her native town of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dr. Tanner is a medical expert on multi-chemical sensitivities, and currently runs Southern Environmental Medicine Center in Atlanta. She has been featured on 11Alive News and the “Atlanta and Company” shows.


Environmental Medicine

Successful Management of Allergies with Dr. Alan Redding

Two dreaded words: allergy season. Dr. Alan Redding from the Redding Allergy and Asthma Center discusses basic causes, symptoms, and treatment for the successful management of allergies… all brought to you by HealthGate.

Seasonal and environmental allergy season is upon us in Atlanta and we know what that means: that gritty, green pollen dust that leads to sneezing, coughing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. These symptoms are more than just bothersome, some estimate that almost 10% of us suffer from some form or allergy: medication, environmental, food and flying insects. Take a moment to get informed before the peak of allergy season hits us in Atlanta!

Alan Redding, M.D./Redding Allergy and Asthma Center

A native Atlantan, Dr. Alan Redding has become board certified in both internal medicine and allergy/ immunology. Dr. Redding obtained his MD from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Medical University of South Carolina. At the University of Tennessee, he finished a two year allergy and immunology fellowship , focusing on adult and pediatric allergies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Medical Association of Atlanta.