The Real Rx Podcast is hosted by 5 uniquely talented physicians with one main mission - to educate and empower our communities to do and feel better.
Here is where we have real talk about trending health topics and your problems or issues in health and even the healthcare system.
We take you behind the brains of an ophthalmologist, family medicine doctor, an emergency room doctor, an ob-gyn and health care advocate to discuss the real things that ail you.
We help educate and motivate you, and ultimately get you on the road to real healing.
In this episode we demonstrate our commitment to keeping it real as we discuss (very candidly) our individual experiences with aging. The conversation got so juicy we had to include a warning at the beginning- parents this episode is rated PG-13+!
Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, has become popular over the last few years. While initially touted as a safe solution for chronic smokers to ditch the habit, we are now seeing a rapid rise in serious respiratory illnesses associated with vaping. As of today (9/5/19) over 200 individuals have been affected there have been two deaths. In this episode we talk about our own experiences with vaping, why you need to be concerned about your children, and how vaping may impact your health and well-being. As always, we do it with humor and candor!
This episode was recorded on Facebook Live with our special guest, Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist. We discuss gun violence and mass shootings in America, our response to psychological trauma and so much more! Our minds were completely blown by the information shared and we’re sure yours will be also. Due to some “colorful language” the podcast audio has been edited so you can listen in the car with your babies. Please be sure to follow Dr. Alauna on social media. If you’d like more information about her upcoming event, The Trauma Cure, which will be held in Houston on 10/26/19, go to thetraumacure.eventbrite.com.
In this episode the lady docs of The Real Rx discuss the importance of self care. Self care not a gimmick and it’s not selfish. For more information and useful tips, get your copy of Dr. Felicia’s book “Fill Your Cup”: https://www.amazon.com/Fill-Your-Cup-Physicians-Masterfully-ebook/dp/B07N1SJBTG
It’s back to school season! We know parents are busy shopping for school supplies, but there are some other important things related to your child’s health and wellness that should be on your to-do list. We discuss tips for elementary through college students. Dr. Rochester has a fantastic resource for college students and their parents: Healthcare Navigation 101: A Guide for College-Bound Students (and Parents!), available on Amazon. (bit.ly/drnicolebook). *Bonus (from the Blooper reel): which cohost can’t wait for her kids to go back to school/daycare? LOL. Let us know on FB or IG!
In this episode, we are keeping it REAL about the differences between physicians and mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). We are all important members of the medical team but we are NOT equal. It’s important for patients to understand the title, experience and training of the individuals who are treating them.
In this episode we discuss health and healthcare disparities, which are differences in health outcomes depending on where you live, your race or ethnicity, income, gender, or sexual orientation. What are food deserts and food swamps? Why are so many black women dying in childbirth? What can patients and caregivers do to ensure they are receiving equitable care?
In Part 2 we continue the discussion about diabetes. We discuss treatment- does everyone need insulin? We also discuss the importance of diet and lifestyle changes and the complications associated with this pervasive disease.
In part 1 of this 2-part series, the lady docs of The Real Rx discuss diabetes. What are the symptoms and how is diabetes diagnosed? Be sure to come back next week for part 2!
July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, which got us thinking- why is such an observance even necessary? Because many of us are addicted to our cell phones. Are you one of them? Listen to this episode then take the free quiz to find out: https://bewellacademy.lpages.co/trxcellphone/
In honor of World Sickle Cell Day (6/19/19), the ladies of The Real Rx discussed sickle cell disease- diagnosis, symptoms, complications, and the difficulties many patients face when seeking adequate treatment for chronic pain.
June is Men’s Health Month! In this episode, we are joined by special guest, Alphonso “Kibi” Becote, award-winning speaker and opinion leader, to discuss the issues that affect our men. Why don’t men go to the doctor? What can we women do to support our men so they can be well? We discuss these topics and much more! For your free download, “Top 7 Screening Tests for Men”
In this fun-filled episode the ladies of The Real Rx discuss common urban medical myths. Does rubbing peppermint on a baby’s soft spot cure colic? Listen to find out! Also meet our special guest co-host, Dr. Lola!
The ladies of The Real Rx discuss treatment options and complications associated with untreated high blood pressure.
In this episode, the ladies of The Real Rx are discussing high blood pressure- the importance of screening, medications vs. diet/lifestyle changes, hypertension and pregnancy, emergencies, and much more!
In celebration of Women’s Health Week, the ladies of The Real Rx discuss gender bias and how women can advocate for themselves in medical settings.
Meet 5 real life docs who are committed to elevating the level of health in our communities by educating and informing.