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Beyond the Chart

Beyond the Chart

By Baton Rouge General
Beyond the Chart is an off-the-record conversation with Baton Rouge General’s medical elite. Host, Brogan Taj, pulls back the curtain to give you an inside look on what’s happening behind the hospital walls. It’s more than just medicine. It’s real conversations with real people.
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Tales from Triathlon Training with Savanna Burns
By day, Savanna Burns is family nurse practitioner caring for patients at our Shenandoah Clinic. By night (and sometimes really early in the day), Savanna is busy training for her next triathlon. Check out her story! 
June 15, 2022
The ABCs of IBD with Dr. Casey Chapman
As a gastroenterologist and medical director of Baton Rouge General's Crohn's and Colitis Center, Dr. Casey Chapman spends his days digging deep into inflammatory bowel disease. From Crohn's disease to ulcerative colitis, Dr. Chapman breaks down everything you need to know about living with and treating IBD. 
May 23, 2022
More Than Just a Pain in the Neck with Dr. William Varnado
Do you know what cancers are classified as head and neck cancers? It's more than just cancers caused by smoking! Dr. William Varnado, a medical oncologist with Mary Bird Perkins, gives us the 4-1-1 on how to get aHEAD (get it?) of head and neck cancer. 
April 27, 2022
Nutrition in a Nutshell with Kristin West
Registered Dietitian Kristin West pops by to chat about all things nutrition. From diet culture to intermittent fasting and even cheat days - she's got it covered! As part of Baton Rouge General's Health and Wellness team, Kristin is passionate about helping others understand the relationship between food and all aspects of health. Check out some our amazing wellness programs like nutrition counseling and free grocery store tours at  
April 06, 2022
When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem with Megan Dewberry
This one goes out to everyone out there dealing with picky eaters! Megan Dewberry is a speech language pathologist and certified lactation counselor with our Baton Rouge General Pediatric Rehab Program and she's got all the tips and tricks for dealing with picky eaters.  
February 23, 2022
Breaking through Burnout with Dr. Rachael Kermis
Everyone gets burned out, whether it's from work or just life's stresses. On this episode of Beyond the Chart, we chat with family medicine physician and strong mental health advocate, Dr. Rachael Kermis about burnout and how to cope. 
February 02, 2022
Making Tik Toks and Saving Lives with Dr. Sanjay Juneja
Welcome to our first guest of Beyond the Chart Season 2 – We know Dr. Sanjay Juneja as our Chief of Oncology here at Baton Rouge General, but y’all may know him as @TheOncDoc on Tik Tok! We dive into what it’s like to be a medical content creator with half a million followers, how he got into the world of oncology, and much more!
January 19, 2022
Plant-based Eating in a Fast-Paced World with Dr. Gunjan Raina
Plant-based eating, the potato diet and even fitting in alcohol - Dr. Gunjan Raina explains how going plant-based is not only great for your overall health, but easier than you may think! 
December 15, 2021
It's a Bones Day with Angela Roy
On this episode of Beyond the Chart we sat down with Angela Roy, a physician assistant and head of our new Bone Health Center. Not only is she an expert in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis, you may also find her anecdotes pretty humerus!
November 22, 2021
Rear Problems, Real Solutions with Dr. Scott Daugherty
Dr. Scott Daugherty takes us on a journey through the colon in the latest episode of Beyond the Chart! Dr. Daugherty specializes in treating all kinds of colorectal diseases and isn't afraid to talk about them. 
October 20, 2021
Protecting Your Pumpkins with Dr. Everett Bonner
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there's no one better to join us than Dr. Everett Bonner. Find out what led Dr. Bonner down the path of surgical breast oncology, how his life has been touched by breast cancer, and much more! 
October 05, 2021
More Than Just a Flesh Wound with Dr. Shaun Carpenter
What do hyperbaric chambers and maggots have in common? They're both used to treat wounds! On this episode Dr. Shaun Carpenter, a leader in the world of wound medicine and hyperbarics, explains everything you've ever wanted to know about treating wounds - from the simplest to the gnarliest.
September 22, 2021
Get Your Taste and Smell Back with Dr. Henry Barham
If you're experiencing long-term loss of taste and smell after having COVID, this is the episode for you! We’ve got Dr. Henry Barham back on the podcast and he’s got the insider information about how to regain (and retrain) those senses. 
September 09, 2021
Weighing the Risks: COVID-19 and the COVID Vaccine
This special edition of Beyond the Chart is a panel discussion about the risks associated with COVID-19 and the COVID vaccine. Our expert panel answered questions from Baton Rouge General employees and now we want to share the discussion with you! Panelists include critical care physicians, Dr. Stephen Brierre and Dr. Ryan Richard, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Candee Moore, Chief of Staff Dr. Louis Minsky and our Director of Pharmacy Dr. Raneesha Ford.
August 19, 2021
Not Your Father's Heart Surgery with Dr. Antoine Keller
Dr. Antoine Keller is a Cardio Surgeon here at Baton Rouge General. When he's not busy opening up people's chests in new and exciting ways, he gives great red wine recommendations!  
August 04, 2021
This is How We Dude It with Dr. Vincent Shaw
We're chatting with with Dr. Vincent Shaw about all things men's health - from old injuries to screenings and even a little sports talk! He's here to tell you why weekends are NOT for the warriors. Dr. Shaw is the program director of both the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program and the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.  If you're interested in attending our Healthy Men Project Kick-off Event, visit for more details. 
July 14, 2021
Skincare Secrets with Dr. Azeen Sadeghian
Questions about sunscreen? Anti-aging products? Wondering about that itchy, red spot? Baton Rouge General Dermatologist, Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, has a passion for rashes and is here to give us the skinny on all things skin-related in this episode of Beyond the Chart. 
June 29, 2021
Taste of the Town: Dr. Henry Barham
What does licking a strip of paper and showing symptoms of COVID-19 have in common? Dr. Henry Barham is here to tell us! Dr. Barham is a Rhinologist who pioneered a simple taste test that can predict how vulnerable you might be to COVID-19. (Spoiler alert: it has to do with your genes!) ***DISCLAIMER: Message notification sounds can be heard in this audio until 4 minutes and 30 seconds. 
June 02, 2021
Let’s Talk About Sex with Dr. Candee Moore
Hey ladies - wanna know if pineapple really makes everything "down there" smell better? This ones for the girls (and the guys who want to learn a thing or two!) We sat down with our chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Candee Moore, to get the facts about women's sexual health, sexual desire as you age and much more! 
May 04, 2021
The One Where We Talk About Robots with Dr. John Tabor
Not only is Dr. John Tabor the head of the Baton Rouge General Advanced Robotics Institute and a leader in the region for robotic-assisted surgery, but he's also pretty famous in the fishing community. We got the inside scoop on all of it! 
April 08, 2021
One Year into the Pandemic with Dr. Stephen Brierre
Dr. Stephen Brierre is the Chairman of Critical Care at Baton Rouge General and was tasked with running the hospital’s ICU and COVID units back in March 2020. We sat down to reflect on what a journey it's been working through the pandemic for a whole year. 
March 12, 2021