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Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 30, 2021
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Sleep - March 29, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Sleep - March 29, 2021

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

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 23, 2021
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 16, 2021
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 9, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

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

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 2, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Sleep - March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi talks about the importance of sleep.

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Heart Health - February 25, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Heart Health - 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.

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 23, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke talks about coronary artery disease.

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 16, 2021

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

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

Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 9, 2021
Dr. Tracy Paeschke, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Heart Health - February 2, 2021
Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - January 26, 2021
Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - January 19, 2021

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - 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.

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - January 12, 2021

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

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

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - COVID Vaccines - January 6, 2021

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - COVID Vaccines - January 6, 2021

January 7, 2021

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

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID Vaccines - January 5, 2021
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 24, 2020
Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 17, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

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

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 10, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

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

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 3, 2020

Dr. Hazem Ubaissi, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Lung Cancer - November 3, 2020

November 3, 2020

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

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Flu Vaccine - September 29, 2020

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Flu Vaccine - 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. 
Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 29, 2020

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

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

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 22, 2020

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

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

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine -September 15, 2020

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine -September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

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

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 8, 2020

Dr. Kendra Robison, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

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

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 1, 2020

Dr. Kern Low, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Flu Vaccine - September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

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

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Skin Health - August 31, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - Skin Health - 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. 

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 25, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020

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

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 18, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

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

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 11, 2020
Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Skin Health - August 3, 2020
Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 28, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper talks about how COVID-19 can be transmitted.

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - COVID- 19 - July 22, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - COVID- 19 - July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", Optum's Dr. Michael Harper joined the discussion to provide information and answers about coronavirus and Covid-19, and how medical providers are working to make patients seeking care feel safe.  For more information, you can go to cosprings.optum.com or call  1-719-522-1133. 
Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - Telehealth - July 21, 2020
Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 14, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper talks about what to expect when going to see your doctor during COVID-19.

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 7, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

Dr. Michael Harper talks about what Optum is doing to keep you save during COVID-19.

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month  - June 30, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Dr. Dustin Harker talks about severe brain injuries.

 
 
Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 24, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - The Extra with Shannon Brinias - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", our guest was Dr. Dustin Harker with Optum Neurology, discussing National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Dr. Harker discussed warning signs, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's. More information can be found here:  cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm#AlzheimersDisease.  He also talked about what a brain injury is, and what can happen to a patient with one. 
Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 23, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Dr. Dustin Harker talks about brain injuries.

 
 
Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 16, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Dr. Dustin Harker talks about preventing Alzheimers's.

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 9, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020

June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Dr. Dustin Harker talks about what is known about Alzheimer's and more.

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor -  National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 2, 2020

Dr. Dustin Harker, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - National Alzheimer‘s and Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 2, 2020

June 3, 2020

June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Dr. Dustin Harker talks about Alzheimer's and more.

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 26, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

During Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about if melanoma can be prevented.

National Melanoma Awareness Month - The Extra:  Business Edition with Ted Robertson - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 22, 2020

National Melanoma Awareness Month - The Extra: Business Edition with Ted Robertson - Dr. Geoffrey Lim - May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

The month of may is National Melanoma Awareness Month.  As Optum's Dr. Geoffrey Lim says, we love our outdoor activities in Colorado, so skin care is especially crucial.  Dr. Lim offers detailed tips and advice for the identification, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.  His specialized expertise and training lends itself well to discussing the treatment of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common types of skin cancer, as well as early invasive melanoma and other high-risk skin cancers.

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Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 19, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

During Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about if melanoma can be cured.

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 12, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

During Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Geoffrey Lim talks about what melanoma looks like.

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 5, 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Lim, Optum Medical Center Point - Ask the Doctor - Melanoma Awareness Month - May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and Dr. Geoffrey Lim explains what melanoma is.

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 28, 2020

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Dr. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs Medical Director, talks about what the future looks like with COVID-19.

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 21, 2020

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020

Dr. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs Medical Director, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the medical community.

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 14, 2020

Dr. C. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs - Ask the Doctor - COVID-19 - April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

Dr. Rocky White, Optum Colorado Springs Medical Director, talks about the symptoms and how you can prevent COVID-19.