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Episode 65 - Steven Falowski MD - Backpain Specialist
Everyone experiences back pain now and then.  But are you aware of the latest procedures that are being used to treat back pain? Topics covered include: - What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, also known as LSS? - How can pain from LSS be treated? - Have you heard of the MILD procedure? (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) - Do you find back pain relief when you are pushing a shopping cart? And much more! Neurosurgeon Steven Falowski MD sits down with Dr. Ferguson to talk all about back pain.  The symptoms, the different types, and the latest treatments. Don't miss this episode.  Back pain relief may be simpler than you think! Dr. Falowski received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practices at the Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, located at 160 N Pointe Blvd Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601   Website: Facebook: Thank you for listening!
July 25, 2019
Episode 64 - Anu Kathiresan MD - Just how do they freeze eggs and sperm ?
Ever wonder how human eggs and sperm are frozen?  Who is the ideal candidate for such a procedure?  What are its risks and benefits? Reproductive specialist and returning guest Anu Kathiresan, MD explains how the procedure is performed and why more and more people are deciding to undergo it. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, FACOG attended the Medical College of Georgia, did her residency at the University of Miami, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kathiresan currently practices in Texas. For more information, Dr. Kathiresan can be reached through: Instagram: @anukathiresanmd Facebook: @anu.kathiresan and her YouTube channel at
July 17, 2019
Episode 63 - Kumkum Sarkar Patel, MD - Your First Contract Negotiation
What mistakes do young professionals make when negotiating their first contract?   When do you bring up parental benefits during the contract negotiations?   Is full time considered 30 or 40 hours a week?   What are the red flags every employee should look out for in the contract?   What are ways medical professionals can supplement their income?   Dr. Patel offers some excellent advice on how to negotiate your first employment contract.  Although geared to medical professionals, there is advice here for everyone. Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel is a double-board certified gastroenterologist practicing in downtown Chicago, with special training in the treatment of functional bowel syndromes and upper and lower GI motility disorders.  Using her Instagram platform @dr.gut_motility, she is raising awareness for IBS and motility diseases and hoping to educate, empower, inspire, and mentor! Kumkum Sarkar Patel, M.D., MPH Gastroenterology and Hepatology Illinois Center for Digestive and Liver Health @dr.gut_motility
July 7, 2019
Episode 62 - The Ugly Truth Behind Sex Trafficking in America
Human trafficking is much closer to home than you may think.  Girls as young as twelve from small towns to large cities across the US are routinely manipulated into joining the sex trade.    Lisa Sennholz works with victims of human trafficking through her organization, the Damascus Road Project.  Lisa details how traffickers, gangs, and social predators lure children into the sex trade and then manipulate them into staying. Rescuing these girls is challenging as they are often scared into talking to the authorities, and many victims have severe trauma and PTSD. The stories are real, they are frightening, and are much more common than you may think. You don't want to miss this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.   For more information, The Damascus Road Project can be found here: Lisa may be reached at  Thank you for listening!
June 30, 2019
Episode 61 - Crystal Beal, MD - Specializing in Queer Issues
Crystal Beal, MD is a practicing family physician who self identifies as queer.  Dr. Beal helps explain many of the terms, norms, and realities that affect the LGBTQQIAAP2S community in the context of healthcare. Dr. Beal shares stories of how healthcare service providers can often fail queer patients, and what changes to healthcare could make it more inclusive.  Dr. Beal also offers tips on how members of the queer community can find doctors and why she isn't a fan of online ratings. And what exactly does the acronym LGBTQQIAAP2S stand for?  Dr. Ferguson also looks up the term "gender unicorn" and if you would like to learn more about the gender spectrum, maybe you should look it up too!   (Gender Unicorn: ) Dr. Beal owns and operates, which provides queer and gender focused healthcare online.  QueerDoc is an online doctor’s office for queer and gender affirming care for queer, trans, and gender diverse people run by a queer, non-binary doctor. For more information, Dr. Beal may be contacted through: Facebook/Instagram: @queerdoc Twitter: @DocQueer Thank you for listening!
June 23, 2019
Episode 60 - Gretchen LaSalle, MD - Vaccines and why we need them
Why are measles making a comeback and how worried should you be?   Are children the innocent victims of our society's vaccine debate? What is herd immunity and why are we losing it? Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Ferguson dissect all the common arguments, myths, and truths about vaccines.  If you ever questioned the importance of vaccinations you owe it to yourself to hear this discussion between two doctors.  As healthcare providers on the front lines, doctors see the impact of vaccines on a daily basis. Gretchen LaSalle, MD is a family physician at the MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington.  Dr. LaSalle is the author of When the Answer to Vaccines is “No”,  published 6/2018 in The Journal of Family Practice.  She may be reached at   
June 12, 2019
Episode 59 - Ben Solheim - What Exactly Is a Physical Therapist ?
Just what exactly is a Physical Therapist and what do they do?  How well trained are they and when should I seek one out? This episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast explores the world of physical therapy and how physical therapists work together with other physicians to help patients. Physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries) can effectively treat many kinds of ailments and can offer relief from the symptoms of numerous conditions.  Ben Solheim PT, DPT, OCS is a physical therapist at the Health In Motion clinic in Wausau, WI.  And what do all those letters after his name mean?  Tune in to find out! Mr. Solheim can be reached on Twitter at @BenSolheim and the Health In Motion clinic may be found at Below are some additional links related to physical therapy. To find a PT Specialist visit:  To find a PT (General) Thank you for listening!
June 6, 2019
Episode 58 - Bo Aucoin - Deciding to Change One's Gender
What drives individuals to consider changing their gender?  How does it impact their life, and the lives of their loved ones? Bo Aucoin is undergoing gender reassignment treatment.  After 30+ years of being known as a woman, Bo is becoming a man.  Bo and Dr. Ferguson discuss the life choices, life changes, and challenges associated with such a decision.  In this highly personal interview, Bo unpacks personal stories, family life, and how this decision has impacted Bo's day-to-day life.  Bo is an athlete who has competed in triathlons.  In 2018, Bo embarked on a 2,500 mile  solo bicycle ride to raise awareness of climate change and lifestyle choices we make that negatively impact the environment.  Her website,, is dedicated to her efforts to help the environment.    For more information, Bo may be reached through the following channels: Instagram: mountaingoatnymph (personal) SweatandSoil (bike trip) Website: Medium: Bo Aucoin Thank you for listening!
May 30, 2019
Episode 57 - Lara Sando, Ph.D. - Is my child suffering from separation anxiety?
Why is my son throwing a tantrum?  Why doesn't my daughter listen to me?  Should I be concerned about my toddler's behavior, or is he just craving attention? Young children are biologically programmed to remain in close proximity to their parents but how do children react to separation?  How does anxiety impact the development and behavior of children?  And what is a normal and healthy response to separation anxiety? Child Psychologist Lara Sando, Ph.D., makes sense of the often bewildering behavior patterns of children aged 0 to 5.  Insightful, educational, and funny, this episode is a must for any parent. Dr. Sando practices psychology at the Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica California. Thank you for listening!
May 23, 2019
Episode 56 - Alex Filipski, DO - A physician's perspective on Dying
Alexander Filipski, DO, offers a unique perspective on patients in the terminal phase of their illness.   How do doctors comfort the patients who have recently learned that they only have months to live?  How do doctors deliver the news, and prepare them and their families for a peaceful transition? Dr. Filipski is active in BALANCE, a program he helps run where the next generation of medical students are trained to have the empathy and emotions necessary to offer a high level of end-of-life care.   Doctors are people too, and doctors often go through the emotions of grieving and loss when a patient they are close to is facing death. Dr. Filipski practices family medicine at St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, NY.  Thank you for listening!
May 18, 2019
Episode 55 - Adam B. Hill, MD - Caregiver Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery
When doctors struggle with mental health, stress, and suicidal thoughts, who they turn to?  Adam Hill, MD, shares his deeply personal story of mental health challenges, addiction, and recovery.  Dr. Hill reminds us that we are human, and we all need help from time to time.    Dr. Adam B. Hill is the division chief of pediatric palliative care at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Hill is graduate of Butler University for his undergraduate work and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM).  He completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis University, a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University and a palliative medicine fellowship at Indiana University. His work in palliative care is focused on allowing patients to live the best quality of life possible, in the midst of chronic, life-limiting and/or life threatening medical conditions.  In addition, he works with colleagues on debriefing clinical work to decrease caregiver distress by finding meaning and purpose in the work and is the founder/director of Compassion Rounds at Riley Hospital for Children, a town hall humanities based forum to process human emotions in healthcare.   Dr. Hill has a passion for international medical work, with opportunities to work in Kenya, Belize, Mexico and Tanzania over the past decade. Dr. Hill also serves as the medical director for Camp Little Red door, a week long, full immersion summer camp for children/siblings living with cancer.  Finally, Dr. Hill is passionate about physician wellness and self-care in the context of changing the culture of medicine surrounding mental health conditions and addiction. In 2017, Dr. Hill published a groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine articled titled “Breaking the Stigma: A Physician’s Perspective on Self- Care and Recovery”. In this article and his lectures, Dr. Hill shares his own story of personal recovery from depression and substance use. As a result, Dr. Hill has become a national recognized lecturer on the topic, including an upcoming book publication with Central Recovery Press entitled “Long Walk Out of the Woods: Lessons from a Physician’s Addiction Recovery”, to be published in February 2020.   For more information, consider following Dr. Hill at the links below: Twitter handle: @AdamHill1212 Website:
May 2, 2019
Episode 54 - Jessica Stern PhD - Anxiety Disorders - It's more common than you think!
Do you suffer from Anxiety?  Is it something you should worry about?  What is a healthy level of anxiety and when does it start to impair your day-to-day functioning?   Jessica Stern, PhD, breaks down various anxiety disorders, anxiety symptoms, and what we can do to lower our overall level of anxiety. Dr. Stern is a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Psychiatry Associates at NYU Langone Health, in New York, NY. For more information, please consider following Dr. Stern on Twitter @DrJessicaBStern
April 27, 2019
Episode 53 - William Pullen - Dynamic Running Therapy
Imagine an accessible way to overcome anxiety, depression, obesity, and addiction while increasing motivation and self awareness.   Famous psychotherapist William Pullen, the founder of DRT (Dynamic Running Therapy), explains how DRT has helped thousands of people around the world improve their lives through running with mindfulness.  Anyone can do it, you don't need an appointment, and it's absolutely free. In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Mr. Pullen and Dr. Ferguson discuss how Mr. Pullen discovered running as a form of therapy, and how it can change your life. Mr. Pullen became famous through his TED talk, where he explained how running helped him address his own mental health challenges.  His book, Run for Your Life, is a thorough investigation into this new form of mindfulness.   Mr. Pullen has developed a Smatphone App, aptly named DRT, which helps guide the user along several different mindfulness meditation exercises.   App: Tedx Talk: Book: Website: Twitter: @pullentherapy  Instagram: @d_runningtherapy 
April 20, 2019
Episode 52 - Anu Kathiresan, MD - IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology
Ever wonder how IVF works?  How can couples ensure their children don't inherit genetic disorders?  Can women in their 40's successfully conceive?  Anu Kathiresan, MD answers your questions about fertility and conception. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, FACOG attended the Medical College of Georgia, did her residency at the University of Miami, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kathiresan currently practices in Texas. For more information, Dr. Kathiresan can be reached through: Instagram: @anukathiresanmd Facebook: @anu.kathiresan and her YouTube channel at
April 17, 2019
Episode 51 - Neil Paulvin, MD - Treating Lyme Disease
Lyme disease affects over 200,000 Americans each year and is present in all 50 states.  It's often difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat, especially when many patients don't even know they have it! Neil Paulvin, MD, explains why the symptoms of Lyme disease vary widely from case to case and why treatments can often take months, even years.  As one of the leading doctors in the treatment of Lyme disease, Dr. Paulvin sees patients from across the United States and even from places as far away as Canada. For more information, Dr. Paulvin may be reached at: Facebook and Instagram:  @drnpaulvin Thank you for listening!
April 16, 2019
Episode 50 - Tim Deer, MD - Pain Doctor Extraordinaire - An inspirational and motivational interview
How do you train for a 130-mile marathon, publish textbooks, preside over medical societies, organize medical conferences, practice medicine, and be a family man all at the same time?   Kris Ferguson, MD interviews the world famous Tim Deer, MD to reveal Dr. Deer's passions, hobbies, commitments and what drives Dr. Deer to be such a high performing individual.  Don't miss this insightful and inspirational podcast! Dr. Deer is the president of the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and past President of the International Neuromodulation Society.  Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Deer can be reached at: Instagram:  timdeer30a twitter:        @doctdeer Facebook: @tim.deer.7  Thank you for listening!
April 11, 2019
Episode 49 - Free N Hess, MD - Pediatrician - Child Safety
Children being hurt by falling furniture, internet predators, co-sleeping, you name it.  This pediatrician has seen it all!   Free N Hess, MD sits down with Kris Ferguson, MD to discuss child safety.  As a pediatrician, Dr. Hess comes face to face with the dangers that children and adolescents are exposed to and offers a wealth of information for parents on how to keep their children safe.  If you have children in your life, listening to this episode is a must!! For more information, Dr. Hess can be reached through the following channels. Website: LinkedIn: Dr. Free N. Hess FB: PediMom Twitter: @thePediMom IG: thePediMom YouTube: PediMom Pinterest: PediMom 
April 6, 2019
Episode 48 - Aaron Lapointe - Overcoming Limitations in Jiu-Jitsu and Life
Despite having a fully paralyzed right arm, Aaron Lapointe has obtained black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.  In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Aaron opens up about the lessons he has learned from martial arts as well as life.  As a clinical psychologist, Aaron describes what his greatest challenges were and how he overcame them.  Aaron also offers advice to parents on how to motivate and raise happy and successful children, and what are some common pitfalls that parents should be aware of.  Aaron credits martial arts with giving him the self confidence to overcome the various challenges life throws at him. For more information, Aaron may be reached on Facebook at @aaron.lapointe.92 Thank you for listening!
April 4, 2019
Episode 47 - Suzy Feigofsky, MD - Syncope Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiologist Suzy Feigofsky, MD explains Syncope Atrial Fibrilliation.   "Syncope" refers to fainting, and "Atrial Fibrillation" refers to an abnormal heart rhythm.  Dr. Feigofsky explains the different reasons why people faint, and how she goes about diagnosing new patients. Dr. Feigofsky offers tips on hydration, electrolytes, fluid intake, and many other tips from a cardiology perspective.  What is the most serious type of fainting?  What are the risk factors associated with blockage of the arteries?  Tune in to find out!  Dr. Feigofsky practices at the Iowa Heart Center is board certified in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology and specializes in heart rhythm disorders and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.  To learn more, please consider following Dr. Feigofsky at: Twitter @drsuzyfeigofsky Facebook @TheRealDrSuzy
March 28, 2019
Episode 46 - Marion Mass MD - Physicians Fighting to Lower Drug Prices
Marion Mass MD explains why drug prices are so high and she also discusses how a team of physicians and citizen groups are working on a bipartisan bill to stop third party payments and the "pay to play" model.  Dr. Mass is very active politically, and is the vice chair of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a non-profit group dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship through confronting laws and regulations that limits the ability of physicians to serve their patients. Last year, Dr. Mass published a paper entitled Saving America from the Four Horsemen of Health Care. You can learn more about Dr. Mass' efforts to challenge the status quo by visiting the sites below:   Practicing Physicians of America, co-founder   Facebook: @PPAofUSA  Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, board: Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intel, editorial Board:
March 25, 2019
Episode 45 - Michael Dudenhoeffer - That Beefy Butcher
Michael Dudenhoeffer from That Beefy Butcher joins Kris Ferguson, MD in a discussion on the ins and outs of beef (literally).  What is the difference between grass fed and pasture raised?  Why does grass fed cost more than grain fed?  Can ground beef be trusted? Michael explains what made him decide to become a butcher a few years back, and why butchers are important.   If you have ever eaten a stake or a hamburger, you should definitely listen in! For more information, please consider visiting Michael's online content on Instagram,  YouTube,  Facebook Thanks for listening!
March 13, 2019
Episode 44 - Amber M. Yates, MD - Pediatric Hematologist - Sickle Cell Disease
Amber M. Yates, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss sickle cell disease and how it affects children.  Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that can have mild to serious complications.   What exactly is sickle cell disease and what can parents expect when they learn that their child has the disease?  Did you know that taking penicillin twice a day for the first five years greatly increases the quality of life for patients?  Are blood transfusions effective? Dr. Yates is the co-director of the Sickle Cell Center at the Texas Children's hospital in Houston You can follow Dr. Yates on Twitter at @sicklecelldoc Thank you for listening!
March 9, 2019
Episode 43 - Rand Diab, MD - Ophthalmologist - Lasik Surgery 101
Rand Diab, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD answer all your questions about Lasik.  What is Lasik, who should get it, who shouldn't, how much should it cost, and what are the risks?  Dr. Diab is an ophthalmologist who performs these surgeries on a daily basis. And what is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?  Tune it to learn more! For more information, you may contact Dr. Diab through: Twitter @randdiabmd Thank you for listening!
March 7, 2019
Episode 42 - Phil Boucher, MD - Pediatrician - Fears and Concerns of New Parents
Pediatrician Phil Boucher, MD talks to Kris Ferguson, MD about all the fears that new parents often have.  Which fears are overblown?  What are the red flags that demand immediate medical attention? Tune in to find out!  For more information, you may reach out to Dr. Boucher at the links below: Website Facebook/Instagram @drphilboucher Facebook group Thank you for listening!
March 2, 2019
Episode 41 - Rashmi Kudesia, MD - Reproductive Specialist
Kris Ferguson, MD welcomes Reproductive Specialist Rashmi Kudesia, MD to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to talk about everything you ever wanted to know about IVF.  (In Vitro Fertilization) How much does IVF cost?  What are the success rates?  Can you pick the eye color of your baby?  Can the embryo be screened for genetic diseases?  And much more. For more information, Dr. Kudesia may be contacted through social media at: Facebook/Instagram: @rkudesia Twitter: @rashmikudesia Web: Thank you for listening!
March 2, 2019
Episode 40 - Marley Doyle MD - Postpartum Depression and Women's Mental Health
Kris Ferguson, MD speaks with Marley Doyle, MD about postpartum depression and other psychological considerations associated with pregnancy.  Dr. Doyle is a reproductive psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health with a focus on mental health during pregnancy.   What exactly is postpartum depression?  What are the symptoms and most effective treatments?  And did you know that it can affect fathers as well? For more information Dr. Doyle can be reached on Twitter @DrMarleyDoyle  or at the University of Nebraska website Thank you for listening!
March 1, 2019
Episode 39 - Peter Grinspoon - A doctor who became addicted to opioids
Dr. Ferguson interviews Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a Harvard educated physician, who was addicted to opioids for four years before  he successfully confronted and conquered his addiction.   Dr. Grinspoon opens up about the absolute grip addiction had on his life, the web of lies he created to hide his opioid dependence, the challenges he faced during recovery, and how he regained control over his life.   Dr. Grinspoon wrote a book chronicling his ordeal called Free Refills. For more information, please visit Dr. Grinspoon's website at or follow him on Twitter at @Peter_Grinspoon Thank you for listening!
February 27, 2019
Episode 38 - Mark J Kohler on Building Wealth
Dr. Kris Ferguson welcomes author, accountant, lawyer and all around tax expert Mark Kohler to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.  Mark dishes on the wealth building strategies his clients are using, and gives tips that everyone can use. Mark is the second guest on this podcast to recommend real estate as a vehicle to grow your wealth.  Maybe there is something to it!  But there are other ways as well. Businesses do a lot more than generate income, they can help you save on your taxes as well.   Mark's books include: - 8 Steps to Start and Grow Your Business - The Tax and Legal Playbook: Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small-Business Questions - The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom: What Wall Street Isn't Telling You ... and many more. For information, visit Mark's website at or contact him through: Mark J. Kohler, CPA, Attorney at Law KYLER KOHLER OSTERMILLER & SORENSEN, LLP KOHLER & EYRE, CPAs, LLP Offices in Irvine, California / Cedar City, Utah / Phoenix, Arizona Licensed CPA in California, Arizona and Utah Licensed Attorney in Utah
February 24, 2019
Episode 37 - Hussein Gandhi GP - Explaining England's Healthcare System
Dr. Hussain Gandhi GP is a General Practitioner in England, and he explains how the English health care system, also known as the NHS, works.   How does the system work, and how much does it cost?  What are the wait times like?  Are people in England happy with it?  Is it really free?   Dr. Gandhi runs the site and may be reached through Twitter at @drgandalf52  Thank you for listening!
February 23, 2019
Episode 36 - Brett Belsky - Teacher fired for playing Fortnite with his students
Kris Ferguson MD interviews Brett Belsky, a middle school teacher in Brooklyn NY about his recent suspension and firing.  Mr. Belsky played Fortnite, a popular online video game, with his students as a reward for academic achievement.   Is Mr. Belsky a visionary teacher who has found a new way to connect with his students, or is he deserving of punishment?  Hear Mr. Belsky's point of view and decide for yourself. Mr. Belsky may be reached at and you may support Mr. Belsky through his GoFundMe page   Details of Mr. Belsky's ordeal has been published in the NY Post and The Daily Mail.
February 21, 2019
Episode 35 - Arthur Thexton - Former Medical Board Prosecutor
Dr. Kris Ferguson sits down with Arthur Thexton, a former State Medical Board Prosecutor, to discuss how the current opioid epidemic can open practicing medical professionals to personal liability, and disciplinary action. Mr. Thexton's motto is that "Everything works for somebody, but nothing works for everybody".  Our cultural expectation is that a pill will solve all ailments but it's not always the case.   After serving on the State Medical Board for 24 years, Mr. Thexton is now a consultant who advises doctors on compliance matters. He may be reached at: Thexton Law Offices Wauwatosa, WI 608-249-2702
February 19, 2019
Episode 34 - David Galbis-Reig - Understanding Addiction
What exactly is addiction and how does it consume someone's life?  Are we now treating pain as though it was a disease in itself?  Are we asking patients the rights questions?  Dr. Galbis-Reig is one of the foremost experts on addiction and he sits down with Dr. Kris Ferguson to explore the latest research on addiction, opioids, and chronic pain.  
February 18, 2019
Episode 33 - Kevin Buford, MD - The Strength of Introverts
Kevin Buford, MD, has a passion for Introverts and Organizational Leadership and is an Introvert Executive and Life Coach.  Dr. Buford discusses introverts with Dr. Kris Ferguson.   Contrary to stereotypes, introverts can make great leaders, and have many strengths.  Even Batman is an introvert! Dr. Buford is a board certified Adult, Child and Addictions Psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare and psychological wellness within the department of defense.   Are you an introvert?  Take a free test on and find out.  For more information, please reach out to Dr. Buford at  Kevin's FB page can be found at @KayBeetheImperfect
February 16, 2019
Episode 32 - Ben Lien - Minnesota State Representative
Ben Lien has been a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2012.  Mr. Lien sits down with Dr. Ferguson to discuss the state of American politics today, how partisanship can hurt the democratic process, and what politicians can do to be more effective.  Mr. Lien is known for making himself accessible, and he personally reads and responds to emails.  Should you need to contact Mr. Lien, his contact information is shown below.   Ph: 218-443-4813 Mr. Liens's profile can be found at:
February 14, 2019
Episode 31 - Kathy Bowman - The Microfarm Beef Difference
Kathy Bowman owns and operates a microfarm with her husband, where they raise cows and sell beef.  Mrs. Bowman explains the differences between microfarms and industrial feed lots, and why microfarm beef is superior.   How did a city girl from Chicago move to Wisconsin and become an expert at raising cows?  Mrs. Bowman shares her personal story of how she discovered this fascinating hobby and lifestyle and how it has impacted her family.   For more information, Mrs. Bowman can be contacted at: Thank you for listening!
February 12, 2019
Episode 30 - Monique Tello, MD - Healthy Habits for Your Heart
Monique Tello, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss Dr. Tello's new book, Healthy Habits for Your Heart.  The links between weight, heart health, and blood pressure are explored.  Dr. Tello explains why she doesn't like to prescribe pills for ailments that are best treated through diet and lifestyle changes, and she also has some surprising insights into supplements, and why they don't work as well as we are led to believe. For more information, please visit Dr. Tello's social media pages at: Twitter: @drmoniquetello FB: Dr. Monique Tello Thank you for listening!
February 11, 2019
Episode 29 - Dr. Corriel - Physicians on Social Media
Dr. Corriel discusses the importance of physicians speaking out on all things health related.  Medical professionals have arguably the greatest impact on your overall health, and yet their opinions are often the least heard. Dr. Corriel is very active on social media and is a strong advocate for doctors making their voices heard.   For more information, Dr. Corriel may be contacted at: Facebook @drcorriel #corriel #somedocs @doctorsonsocialmedia Thank you for listening!
February 10, 2019
Episode 28 - Kristen Stuppy, MD - Raising a child with ADHD
Dr. Stuppy is a pediatrician specializing in ADD/ADHD.  Dr. Stuppy shares her personal story about her daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD almost 10 years ago.   What kind of therapy seems effective for Dr. Stuppy's child?  What kind of medication has Dr. Stuppy's daughter tried? What is ADHD and what are the symptoms medical professionals screen for when making a diagnosis?  What are some of the common treatments?   There are some surprising misconceptions about the condition.  Even children who can focus for hours can still potentially have ADHD.   For more information, Dr. Stuppy may be reached through the following channels: /     office 913-888-4567   fax 913-888-1277 Facebook: @PediatricPartnersOPKS , @ADHDKCTeen , and @Adhdkcorg Dr. Stuppy's blogs: Pinterest: Twitter: 
February 8, 2019
Episode 27 - Samantha Nazareth MD Visits the Consumer Electronics Show
Have you ever wondered what gets doctors excited when they visit the Consumer Electronics Show?  Listen in as Dr.  Samantha Nazareth tells Dr. Kris Ferguson about the latest gadgets and robots on display at CES, especially as they relate to overall health and well-being.   The robots are coming!   Samantha Nazareth, M.D., is a double board-certified gastroenterologist with interests and experience in emerging digital health/health care technology and the microbiome. She graduated from the only Ivy League medical program at Brown University. She subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at NYC's No. 1 ranked hospital, New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center, and then pursued an additional fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at world-renowned Columbia University Medical Center. After finishing her Hepatology fellowship, Dr. Nazareth went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and she continues to be sought out as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics and issues on eating, living wellness and gastrointestinal health by media that have included CNN, US News, Women’s Health, Bustle, Shape,  Popsugar, Mindbodygreen, Well and Good,  Reader's Digest, to name a few. For more information, Dr. Nazareth may be reached at, or  @drsamnazareth  on Twitter and Instagram.
February 5, 2019
Episode 26 - Jerry Kaczmarek - Medical Marijuana saved my life. A police officer's story.
Jerry Kaczmarek was a police officer in New Orleans before an addiction to prescription pain killers began to take over his life.  For over ten years, Jerry struggled through divorce, alienation from his family, and thoughts of suicide before he moved to Colorado and discovered medical marijuana.   Jerry credits medical marijuana with helping him overcome his addiction to opioids and regain control over his life. This podcast is a personal and eye-opening examination of Jerry's life, the events that led him toward addiction, and how he was able to overcome an opioid addiction that kills over 50,000 Americans each year. A word from the team at GetHealthy360:  Please check with your primary care provider and your local law enforcement before using marijuana.
January 29, 2019
Episode 25 - Raja Sivamani MD - The Gut-Brain-Skin Connection and Ayurvedic Medicine
If you care about your skin, listening to this episode is a must!  This episode's guest is Raja Sivamani MD, a board certified dermatologist who explains the various factors that influence healthy skin.   Dr. Sivamani specializes in Ayurvedic medicine, and introduces the Ayurveda approach to inner health and outer health.  What is Ayurvedic medicine and how does it differ from Western medicine?  And what's wrong with low fat milk?   For more information, please visit Dr. Sivamani's website at , where board certified dermatologists have prepared and vetted information related to skin health.
January 25, 2019
Episode 24 - Nicole Nugent PhD - Childhood Trauma and Child Psychology
Dr. Ferguson interviews Dr. Nicole Nugent, a child psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children who have experienced extreme trauma. What tools and techniques are used by psychologists to manage trauma in children?  How does trauma affect a child's development long term?  And how can a therapist provide support that is often superior that of family or friends? Some people are fully aware of why we behave and feel the way we do, but many are not.  Psychologists can help us better understand ourselves, our emotions, and our behavior.   Nicole Nugent, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is a child clinical psychologist at the Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Research Center. Dr. Nugent serves as Director of Resilience and Psychological Services at the Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic. For more information, Dr. Nugent may be reached at , or on Twitter @NicoleNugentPhD .
January 23, 2019
Episode 23 - Clodagh Ryan MD - Is Direct Primary Care the best model?
Dr. Clodagh Ryan has practiced medicine in Ireland, the UK, and now practices in the United States.  She is an advocate for the Direct Primary Care model she currently practices, which she believes is better than any system she has previously worked in. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Ferguson discuss the differences between concierge medicine, traditional primary care, and direct primary care.  Differences between health care in Europe and the US are also explored.  Dr. Ryan even plays some Irish music! For more information, please contact Dr. Ryan through social media at: Facebook/Instagram @caradirectcare Twitter @caradirectcare
January 15, 2019
Episode 22 - Daniel Erichsen MD - The Sleep Master - Battling Insomnia
In this Episode, sleep medicine doctor Daniel Erichsen talks about insomnia and what are some practical ways to treat it.  Even Dr. Ferguson speaks about his sleep challenges. How many hours of sleep do we need per night?  (Hint: It's less than what you might think) Have you heard about sleep hygiene?  What is the best way to deal with jet lag?  Does melatonin work?   And no, you probably don't have to worry about Fatal Familial Insomnia. For more information, please visit Dr. Erichsen's YouTube channel called Insomnia Insight via this link, or email him at Thank you for listening!
January 12, 2019
Episode 21 - Jessica Weiser MD - Cosmetic Dermatologist - Part 2 of 2 - Botox and Kybella
In part 2 of our interview with Dr. Jessica Weiser, she discusses Botox, Kybella, and shares her beauty secrets.  What is Kybella and can it really melt away a double chin?  The answer is yes!  Want to look refreshed after your next vacation?  Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out more. For more information, Dr. Weiser can can be reached on Instagram at @weiserskin  Thank you for listening! Jessica Weiser, M.D., is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She earned her B.A. with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Weiser completed her medical internship at New York University and trained in dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where she also served as chief resident in Dermatology. 
January 9, 2019
Episode 20 - Jessica Weiser MD - Cosmetic Dermatologist - Part 1 of 2 - Lasers and Stretch marks
In the first part of our interview with Dr. Jessica Weiser we discuss how lasers are used for cosmetic procedures, such as scars and stretch marks.   What type of lasers are there?  How do different skin colors affect the outcome of laser treatment?  What is resurfacing?  And why are facelifts becoming less common? For more information, please consider following Dr. Weiser on Instagram at @weiserskin  Thank you for listening! Jessica Weiser, M.D., is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She earned her B.A. with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Weiser completed her medical internship at New York University and trained in dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where she also served as chief resident in Dermatology. 
January 8, 2019
Episode 19 - Dr. Cecily A. Clark-Ganheart - High Risk Pregnancies, Weight Loss, and Fasting
In this episode Cecily Ganheart, MD discusses the factors that contribute to high risk pregnancies, and how modern medicine can mitigate those risks.  Dr. Ganheart and Dr. Ferguson also have an enlightening discussion about Dr. Ganheart's own personal experiences with birth, weight loss, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Is Aspirin effective against Preeclampsia?  How do doctors feel about home births?  What is selective reduction?  And how does bone broth fit into all this?  Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out! For more information, you can follow Dr. Ganheart on instagram/facebook @ fastingworkgirl Website: Email:   Dr. Cecily A. Clark-Ganheart, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist, who resides in the Kansas City Area.  She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  She went on to complete her residency in OBGYN at Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State in Flint, MI.  Dr. Clark-Ganheart completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital.  Aside from her clinical practice, she has taken an interest in health and wellness, particularly intermittent fasting and the nutritional benefits of eating a natural, human diet.  Through her own personal experiences, she hopes to inspire others to seek a balance between natural and traditional methods for optimizing true health.
January 6, 2019
Episode 18 - Rachna Patel - THC and CBD - Medical Uses, Challenges, and Legality
Medical marijuana and CBD expert Rachna Patel MD speaks with Kris Ferguson MD about the medical applications of these two substances.  It's an engaging conversation between two medical professionals. What is the difference between THC and CBD? What are the most common medical applications of these two products? Are these products legal? Why is medical research on THC and CBD so difficult? For more information on Dr. Patel's work, please visit: YouTube: FB group: BOOK - Thank you for listening! "Rachna Patel" is not a marijuana dispensary or a business related, associated, or affiliated with a marijuana dispensary. "Dr. Rachna Patel" does not in any way engage in or assist with the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, or online sale of cannabis or any cannabis product for medical use or otherwise.
January 3, 2019
Episode 17 - Andrew Tam - Losing 100 lbs on the Keto diet
Andrew was overweight and on blood pressure medication.  After doing research on the Keto diet, he decided to give it a try.  In a little over a year, he has lost over 100 lbs.  In this Episode, Andrew and Kris Ferguson MD talk about weight loss, Ketosis, and the valuable lessons Andrew learned along the way. The topics discussed include: - What is Ketosis?   - What are the risks with the Keto diet? - What is the weight loss secret the fitness industry doesn't want to discuss? - How do you know if you are in a state of Ketosis? - and why are most people in Asia so thin? Thank you for listening! For more information, Andrew can be contacted at   Ketone meter Andrew used:
December 30, 2018
Episode 16 - Sarina Pasricha - Healthy Gut Healthy Life
World renowned gastroenterologist Sarina Pasricha MD speaks with Kris Ferguson MD about gut health and why it's crucial to maintaining your health.  Dr. Pasricha answers every question you ever had about your gut and the trillions of bacteria that live there. Prebiotics vs Probiotics, healthy gut flora, the link between gut microbiome and obesity, antibiotics, foods to eat, foods to avoid, C-sections, and many more topics are discussed.  Even fecal transplantation.  (Yes, that's a thing.) For more information Dr. Pasricha may be reached at: Facebook, Instagram: @docsarina After completing her undergraduate training in biological anthropology and nutrition from Harvard University, Dr. Pasricha attended Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine for medical school. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina where she also received a Masters of Science in Clinical Research. She has published extensively in the most respected gastroenterology journals and has given more than 30 national presentations. In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards, she has received prestigious awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pasricha’s research background allows her to best use evidence-based medicine to individually treat her patients.  
December 24, 2018
Episode 15 - Natasha Abadilla - Domestic Abuse - A survivor's story
Natasha Abadilla was in a physically abusive relationship for almost two years.  She shares her personal story of how the abuse started, why she stayed in the relationship for so long, and how she was ultimately able to leave her abuser. Natasha's story is surprising in many ways.  How can this happen to a successful student at Stanford?  Why did she hide it for so long?  Why didn't anybody help? Natasha Abadilla is currently a third-year medical student at Stanford Medical School.  Her views on medical student life and social issues can be found on her blog as well as on Twitter: @natashhaabadilla.  If you are a victim of domestic violence and need support, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800−799−7233. 
December 22, 2018
Episode 14 - Linda Bluestein - EDS and Connective Tissue Disorders
In Episode 14 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Dr. Ferguson speaks with Linda Bluestein MD about connective tissue disorders such as Joint Hypermobility.   Dr. Bluestein is a former ballet dancer with an interest in treating individuals at a higher risk of developing connectivity disorders. Hypermobility may be advantageous early in life, but can lead to chronic pain later in life. To learn more, visit Dr. Bluestein's profile page at the link below. Thank you for listening!
December 21, 2018
Episode 13 - Michael McNett MD - An Insight Into Opioids - Addiction, Treatment, and Alternatives
Listen in as Michael McNett MD and Kris Ferguson MD, two experts in the field of pain management and opioids, discuss the opioid crisis from a medical point of view. Medical professionals have a duty to help patients improve their quality of life, but are opioids the best option? How common is opioid addiction, and what are the best methods for helping those suffering from dependency? These two professionals are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.  They treat patients suffering from pain, they administer treatments, are often the first to spot addicts, and when medically justified prescribe opioids for those who need them.
December 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Becky Lynn MD - Part 2 - Low Libido, Vulvodynia, and Menopause
This episode is the second interview with Dr. Becky Lynn, in which she explains low libido in menopausal women and what treatments are available. Yes, low libido is a real medical condition affecting a large proportion of women and there are treatments available. Dr. Lynn and Dr. Ferguson also discuss the painful condition known as vulvodynia, and the different types of treatments that offer relief. For more information, Dr. Lynn may be reached through: Twitter: @beckyklynn Facebook: @WomensSexHealthMD Instagram: beckylynnmd YouTube: Thank you for listening!
December 17, 2018
Episode 11 - Becky Lynn MD - Part 1 - Low Arousal, High Arousal, and Sexual Health
In Episode 11 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Becky Lynn MD talks about common sexual health disorders such as low arousal, high arousal, and painful intercourse. This episode is full of topics you always wanted to know about, but were afraid to ask. For more information, Dr. Lynn may be reached through: Twitter: @beckyklynn Facebook: @WomensSexHealthMD Instagram: beckylynnmd YouTube: Thank you for listening! Dr. Becky Lynn is the Director of the Center for Sexual Health at Saint Louis University (SLU) in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a trained Sexual Counselor. She is the current president of the St. Louis Gynecological Society and an active member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
December 14, 2018
Episode 10 - Stephanie King - Beating breast cancer and having a double mastectomy
Stephanie King speaks to Kris Ferguson MD about her battle with breast cancer. In this candid interview, Stephanie opens up about her diagnosis, her double mastectomy, and how it has impacted her life. Stephanie also discusses how she found the strength she needed as well as the relationship she has with her three year old daughter. For more information, you may reach out to Stephanie on the following platforms: Email: Thank you for listening!
December 11, 2018
Episode 9 - Richard A. Tucker - Former DEA agent speaks about the opioid crisis
Prescribing opioids involves medical, ethical, and legal questions that are often conflicting. Richard Tucker from the Drug Education Consulting Group speaks with Kris Ferguson MD on how medical professionals can prescribe opioids in a law abiding way, while maintaining their mandate to help patients who are suffering from pain. A retired DEA agent, Mr. Tucker runs the Drug Education Consulting Group, a consulting firm advising doctors and hospitals on controlled substances and legal compliance. For more information, visit The Drug Education Consulting Group on Facebook at @drugeducationgroup, or email Mr. Tucker directly at Thank you for listening!
December 8, 2018
Episode 8 - Eric S. Tait M.D. MBA - Burnout, Health Care, Marriage, Personal Finance
In this Episode, Kris Ferguson speaks with Eric S. Tait from The range of topics include dealing with burnout, the mechanics of how the health care system works and why you receive the level of care that you do, why choosing your significant other is so important, and the right way to think about personal financial health. Eric S. Tait MD's insights, experience, and in-depth knowledge make for a very engaging discussion. If you would like more information, Dr. Tait can be reached at Thank you for listening!
December 4, 2018
Episode 7 - Nancy Yen Shipley MD - An unusual path to Medical School and being a surgeon
Nancy Yen Shipley MD tells Kris Ferguson MD about her unconventional path to medical school, the life of an orthopedic surgeon, and the other passions of her life. Dr. Shipley is living proof that it is possible to become a doctor later in life. She has some surprising advice about torn ACL's, childhood sports, and even skin care products. If you have additional questions, Dr. Shipley may be reached at: Facebook: @nancymdpdx IG & Twitter: @_nancymd LinkedIn: @nancyyenshipleymd Thank you for listening!
November 23, 2018
Episode 6 - Aly Wilhelmi Downs - Pageantry, Occupational Therapy, and Public Speaking
In Episode 6 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Kris Ferguson speaks with Aly Wilhelmi Downs, Mrs. North Dakota 2013 about pageants, her occupational therapy career, her successful public speaking events, and how she  coached Mrs. USA!   Aly Wilhelmi Downs opens up about her life. What do beauty pageant contestants eat? What kind of skin care products do they use? How does she find the time for all of her commitments? For more information, visit Aly's Facebook page at: Coping with Stress: Crown Your Health  @crownyourhealth
November 23, 2018
Episode 5 - Nicky Wolfgram - Having quadruplets and raising children with special needs
Nicky, with her husband and two children, were living a quiet life until Nicky found out that she was having quadruplets. Nicky and her husband would find themselves facing life changing decisions regarding the children's medical care, bankruptcy, legal custody of their special needs child, and making it all work. This is an emotional story of loss, love, and strength.
November 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Jennifer Weiss MD - Pediatric Surgery
Kris Ferguson MD has an engaging conversation with Jennifer Weiss MD about childhood injuries, dangerous sports, medicating children, and other topics. Which sport does a pediatric surgeon forbid her children from playing? And did you know that only about 1-in-6 pediatric surgeons are women? Listen in to find out more! For more information, you may reach Dr. Weiss at: twitter and instagram @mymomthesurgeon LinkedIn Jennifer Weiss MD mymomthesurgeon Thank you for listening!
November 21, 2018
Episode 3 - Julie Stender - Gastric Bypass
In this episode Kris Ferguson MD speaks with Julie Stender about her life before and after gastric bypass surgery. Julie opens up about her struggles with weight gain, her frustrations with diets that didn't work for her, and the difficult decisions involved with gastric bypass. Julie has lost over 200 lbs and is a success story, but it wasn't easy! For more information, check out Julie's Instagram page at @refiningme0405_rny
November 21, 2018
Episode 2 - Nicholas Maraj - Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self Esteem
Kris Ferguson MD talks with Nicholas Maraj, a Clinical Therapist specializing in treating patients with anxiety and depression. This interview examines the methods and challenges associated with identifying and treating anxiety and depression. Nicholas also offers his unique perspectives on the human condition, gained from his extensive international travels. For more information, please visit Nicholas' website at or email him direct at  Thank you for listening!
November 20, 2018
Episode 1 - Laurie Boore-Clor MD - Dementia and PTSD
Laurie Boore-Clor MD sits down with Kris Ferguson MD to discuss Dementia and PTSD. Topics discussed include symptoms, treatments, common myths, and advice for affected families.
November 20, 2018
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