Dr. Randall Brewer

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Airs Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. In January, Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards signed an executive order to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. On this Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host a discussion about how the Medicaid expansion may affect our poorest citizens. Guests will be Willie White, Chief Executive Officer of David Raines Community Health Centers; Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House in Shreveport; and Elizabeth Roos, University Health Shreveport Director of Revenue Cycle.

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Airs Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6 p.m.  According to the CDC, an estimated 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year in the U.S. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Danielle Baker  Cooper, with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health;  and Dr. Gerardo Negron,  Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about the types of STDs, risks and treatments. Calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio. 

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Aired Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted this Health Matters on foot health. His guests were Dr.  Jerry Toups  and  Dr. Bryan Randolph with Foot Specialists of Shreveport, and Amy Sutton, RN and clinical liaison with STAT home health. 

 

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Airs Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Obesity can affect health and quality of life. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host a discussion on advancements in the treatment of obesity. Guests will be Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine; Dr. James Barnes, bariatric surgeon with the Highland Clinic; and social worker Claudia Harris, who evaluates patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. When anesthesia is required for a procedure, a patient may have questions and concerns. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Charles Fox III, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology; Dr. Debbie Chandler, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services; and Dr. Shilpa Patil, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Residency Director; all with LSU Health in Shreveport. They will talk about types of anesthesia, its administration and safety.

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