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Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 27, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 27, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

July 27, 2021

Dr. Rhonda Heschel talks about preparring your kids for vaccines.

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 20, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 20, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

July 20, 2021

Dr. Rhonda Heschel goes over the vaccine schedule.

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 13, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 13, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

July 13, 2021

Dr. Rhonda Heschel talks about the importance of vaccines.

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 6, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Rhonda Heschel - July 6, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

July 6, 2021

Dr. Rhonda Heschel talks about returning to visiting the doctor in person.

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 29, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 29, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

June 29, 2021

Dr. Grace Kumar goes over what happens post hernia surgery.

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 24, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

June 24, 2021
On this month's "Ask the Doctor" Optum show, Dr. Grace Kumar joined us to talk about hernia risks, treatment options and prevention. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call  719-475-9800
Dr. Grace Kumar - June 22, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 22, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

June 22, 2021

Dr. Grace Kumar explains the treatment of a hernia.

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 15, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 15, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

June 15, 2021

Dr. Grace Kumar explains how you could prevent a hernia.

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 8, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 8, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

June 8, 2021

Dr. Grace Kumar goes over the warning signs of a hernia.

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 1, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

Dr. Grace Kumar - June 1, 2021 - Ask the Doctor

June 1, 2021

Dr. Grace Kumar explains what a hernia is.

Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 26, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

May 26, 2021

On Thursday's "The Extra", Dr. Geoffrey Lim, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs fellowship-trained surgeon with Optum, joined host "Shannon Brinias" to answer questions during National Melanoma Awareness Month, discussing definitions, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  To schedule an appointment with Optum Dermatology, you can reach out to the team at 719-228-0400.  Dr. Lim is located at Optum offices at 1633 Medical Center Point in Colorado Springs. 

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 25, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about prevention of melanoma.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 18, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about if melanoma can be cured.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 11, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Lim explains what melanoma looks like.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 4, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Lim explains what melanoma is.

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 28, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

April 28, 2021
Wednesday on KRDO's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias was joined by Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt with Optum Pediatrics, to discuss preparing for newborns.  Dr. Johnson-Wirt talked about something she terms "The 4th Trimester", the first three months of a baby's life after birth.  Some of the ways new parents can prepare include: taking prenatal and parenting classes, taking a scheduled tour of the hospital, if possible, put together your basic baby care supplies, pre-register at the hospital to ensure everything is in order, and getting a car seat installed and checked by a professional.  More information at CarSeatsColorado.com.  For more information about Optum visit cosprings.optum.com. To book an appointment with Dr. Aimee Johnson- Wirt for pediatric services contact the Optum pediatrics team at 1-719-522-1134.  Dr. Johnson-Wirt is located at:

2405 Research Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 27, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt talks about what happens after the birth of your child.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 20, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt talks gives some tips for new parents.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 13, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt goes through what happens at the hospital during and after child birth.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 6, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt - April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

Dr. Aimee Johnson-Wirt talks about the 'fourth' trimester, why you should meet with your pediatrican before the birth and more.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 30, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about sleep apnea.

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 29, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 29, 2021 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

March 29, 2021

Humans spend nearly a third of their lives asleep, and although the evolutionary purpose for sleep remains elusive, current sleep habits are the consequence of the industrial revolution and development of artificial light.  Evidence suggests that losing sleep can cause problems with memory, particularly working memory, the process that allows people to hold information in an easily accessible way while working out a problem.  People who are sleep-deprived also struggle with choosing what to pay attention to and regulating their emotions.  On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias discussed the issue of sleep with Dr. Hazem Ubaissi of Optum.  To book an appointment with Dr. Ubaissi for Sleep Medicine services contact our team at 719-866-6627 or visit cosprings.optum.com

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 23, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about sleep disorders.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 16, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about good sleep habits.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 9, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about how much sleep we need.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 2, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Hazem Ubaissi - March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about the importance of sleep.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 25, 2021

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

February is National Heart Health Month.  In honor of this important month, Thursday's "The Extra" features Dr. Tracy Paeschke, cardiologist with Optum joining us for "Ask the Doctor".  Dr. Paeschke discussed common heart symptoms and common cardiac diagnoses. 

Optum provides cardiology services at Medical Center Points - 1633 Medical Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.  Call 1-719-632-5109 or visit cosprings.optum.com for more information.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 23, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke talks about coronary artery disease.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 16, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke talks about atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 9, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke talks about heart palpitations.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 2, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Tracy Paeschke - February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

Dr Tracy Paeschke talks about chest pain.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 26, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Dr. Rocky White talks about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ask the Doctor -  Dr. Rocky White - January 19, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

Dr. Rocky White talks about the phases of the COVID-19 vaccine and which phase you would get your vaccine.

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 12, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Dr. Rocky White talks about the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - January 6, 2021

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - January 6, 2021

January 7, 2021

Dr. Rocky White talks about the COVID-19 vaccine, the phases of distributing the vaccine and more. 

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 5, 2021

Ask the Doctor - Dr. Rocky White - January 5, 2021

January 5, 2021

Dr. Rocky White talks about the vaccines for COVID-19.

Ask the Doctor - November 24, 2020

Ask the Doctor - November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about lung cancer treatments.

Ask the Doctor - November 17, 2020

Ask the Doctor - November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about lung cancer screenings and prevention.

Ask the Doctor - November 10, 2020

Ask the Doctor - November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about lung cancer and the symptoms.

Ask the Doctor - November 3, 2020

Ask the Doctor - November 3, 2020

November 3, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about lung cancer and the risk factors.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 29, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra" on Tuesday, Optum Medical Director Dr. Kern Low joined host shannon Brinias to discuss the importance of flu vaccinations.  Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.  Optum is offering flu vaccinations with in-person appointments at all of their sites and drive-up vaccinations by appointment at select locations, including the Briargate location off of Research Parkway and their southwest location off of Tenderfoot Hill Street.  To schedule a flu vaccination with Optum, please call 719-522-1133 or visit cosprings.optum.com. 
Ask the Doctor - September 29, 2020

Ask the Doctor - September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Dr. Kern Lowe talks about the importance of getting a flu shot, Optum's drive up vaccine clinics and more.

Ask the Doctor - September 22, 2020

Ask the Doctor - September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

Dr. Rocky White talks about what the flu vaccine does.

Ask the Doctor -September 15, 2020

Ask the Doctor -September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Dr. Kern Low talks about the differences between influenza (flu) and COVID-19.

Ask the Doctor - September 8, 2020

Ask the Doctor - September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Dr. Kendra Robison talks about flu symptoms, the importance of the flu shot and more.

Ask the Doctor - September 1, 2020

Ask the Doctor - September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Dr. Kern Low, medical director at Optum, talks about influenza (flu), getting a flu vaccine and more.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 31, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 31, 2020

September 1, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", Dr. Geoffrey Lim, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs fellowship-trained surgeon with Optum, joined host "Shannon Brinias" to debunk a number of skin care myths and bring about understanding of best practices in how we care for our skin.  For instance, did you know allowing a wound to "breathe" is not the best way to care for a cut?  Listen to learn more of the debunked myths. 

Ask the Doctor - August 25, 2020

Ask the Doctor - August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about sun protection for your skin.

Ask the Doctor - August 18, 2020

Ask the Doctor - August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about skin manifestations from COVID-19.

Ask the Doctor - August 11, 2020

Ask the Doctor - August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about Maskne.