Friday, January 14, 2011

Dr. A Show 200 Wrap-Up: EndoGoddess

Thanks so much to Dr. Jennifer Dyer for being on Doctor Anonymous Show 200 last night. She is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She is the first physician in her family and actually started out wanting to be a journalist. But, she became inspired to not only go to medical school, but also pursue a career in pediatrics.

Pediatric endocrinology has to do with hormones in the body, which means diseases like diabetes in children. Dr. Dyer is known as @EndoGoddess on twitter, and she is right in the middle of the fight against childhood obesity. She has been making the rounds on the medical lecture circuit talking about how she utilized text messaging to take care of patients. She talks about it more in the video above which is a presentation at a TEDx conference in Columbus, Ohio.

We covered a number of other topics in our interview including her philosophy on "meeting patients where they are" as far as coming up with a treatment plan, her pursuit of a year long White House Fellowship to address childhood obesity, her own weight loss success story, and what she does every year while watching the golden globe awards.. Hmmmm....

You can listen to the entire show in the sidebar of this blog. Or, if you like you can go to the show's iTunes page, download the show, and listen anytime. I also encourage you to check out the show's Facebook page and to press the huge "Like" button at the top. I have also done local TV interviews on health topics. Check out my YouTube page to check those out. Have a great weekend everybody!

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