Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Interview with Nick Hirth, MSIII WSU BSM Interview

Click on date for Weekly Dr Synonymous Blog Talk Radio Show  November 27, 2012

After greeting, mentioning the coffee from the BellHOP Cafe and commenting on the new issue of Family Medicine from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), Dr Jonas introduces Nicholas Hirth, MSIII at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Nick speaks of his background including undergraduate studies at Ohio State and home town of Grove City, OH.  He discusses the WSU strengths and some aspects of the curriculum.  He reflects on the satisfaction he has interacting with patients and the emphasis WSU put on the patient-physician relationship from the start of medical school.
He mentions his desire to stay in Ohio for training in a Primary Care specialty and future practice (Ohio is blessed to have such a knowledgable and dedicated future physician- a tribute to the wisdom of the WSU BSM admissions committee).
Nick mentioned his Family Physician father who practices in Grove City and differences in the training then and now in medical school.  He also comments about how distant a lot of the health policy and healthcare funding issues seem to be from third year medical student activities.  The medical school offers many organizations to help students connect to the breadth of the medical profession.
It's always fun to interview medical students, who give hope to aging physicians.  Thanks to you medical students for giving us hope for the future of the medical profession.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

5-5-5: Strategies for a Healthy "Eating Season"

                  The Dr. Synonymous Show November 6, 2012 

                  5-5-5: Strategies for a Healthy "Eating Season"

Dr Synonymous discusses the 5-5-5, meaning a recommendation to eat five colors of food daily (not counting M & M's), five servings of fruits and vegetables and to control four health issues (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and stress) and to exercise.  He elaborates on each of these issues and introduces listeners to the Center for Disease Control Nutrition site, which gives each individual formulas to plan their eating strategies. 

Dr Jonas, aka Dr Synonymous gives support to using the exercise ball for tone, movement and fitness.  He gives listeners several ideas about use of the ball also to reverse or prevent insulin resistance, which he explains in detail.  Dr S reviews stress reduction strategies and their impact on weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol.  

Listen in for holiday strategies for a healthy "Eating Season."