What's Up, Doc? is a weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each week they 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 30 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.

Today's guest was Dr. Saman Razzak a general practicing doctor with Mercyhealth in Rockford. A southern native and Alabama grad (Roll Tide), Dr. Razzak has been in the area since 2019, specializing in family care and preventative health.

Preventative care can be one of the most important things anyone can do to ensure a long and healthy life but unfortunately many don't keep up with maintaining their body.

There are a lot of awareness campaigns out there to remind people to get cancer screenings or address their mental health but what disease prevention issue would Dr. Razzak like to see get amplified to the public? She quickly answered with hypertension. Dr. Razzak said that a lot of people with hypertension or high blood pressure feel fine, but it is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

Her best recommendation is to make sure that you are doing your annual checkups and talking to your doctor about the health history of your family to see if you are predisposed to any major risks.

Dr. Razzak, like many of our doctors on What's Up, Doc? have a wonderful bedside manner that makes you see how special of a doctor they can be.

We thank Dr. Razzak for her time and look forward to next week's guest on What's Up, Doc?

A new episode of What's Up, Doc? airs every Thursday morning at 8:35 on 1440 WROK.

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