What's Up, Doc? is a semi-weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each show we highlight a different doctor/healthcare professional to come on our show and talk to us about their specialty. It has turned into one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have exhibited a "human" side that people don't always get to see with their physicians. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We've done about 40 of these segments highlighting everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health care plan and everything else in between. We've learned a lot and hope you can too.

Our guest this week was Dr. Abdullah Altayeh, a pulmonary specialist that focuses on treating asthma and other chronic respiratory ailments.

Some of the questions addressed in this episode are:

  • How common is asthma?
  • What are some common early warning signs and symptoms of asthma?
  • What types of complications do people with asthma typically run into?
  • Does it affect their everyday life?
  •  What are some risk factors for developing asthma?
  • How do you diagnose and treat asthma?

Like many of our guests on What's Up, Doc? Dr. Altayeh had a wonderful bedside manner that you can tell would make his patients at ease while talking about a serious subject like treating an asthma case.

We thank Dr. Altayeh for his time during a bust schedule and look forward to our next guest on What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc? is a sponsored segment on WROK brought to you by MercyHealth.

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