Callers asked an array of health-related questions on Wednesday evening during the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s public service program “Docs on Call.” More than 200 viewers ranging in age from 29 to 91 spoke with 15 volunteer physicians during CBS-3’s evening news broadcast.
Callers’ questions covered a wide range of health topics with inquiries about diabetes, shingles, and gastrointestinal issues being the most common. In addition to the calls, CBS-3’s Stephanie Stahl received her annual flu shot live during the show. Administered by PCMS member Suzanne Steele, MD, the segment emphasized the importance of getting a flu shot to prepare for the upcoming season.
PCMS physicians who volunteered for “Docs on Call” included: Judith Adams, MD, Adolescent Medicine; Michelle Eisenhower, MD, Family Medicine; Harvey Lefton, MD, Gastroenterology; Kurt Miceli, MD, Psychiatry; Suzanne Steele, MD, Internal Medicine and Dermatology; Deepak Sudheendra, MD, Radiology; Preeti Sudheendra, MD, Hematology/Oncology