Reflux Disease to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Feb. 3

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Many Americans suffer from heartburn or indigestion, but it could be a potentially serious problem. Reflux disease is a chronic disease that can be managed effectively with long-term treatment. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about reflux disease in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, on West Virginia Public Television.

Stephen McNatt, M.D., is the director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Center at WVU. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his specialty training at Emory University. His special interests include laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive techniques.

Stephen Goebel, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and a digestive disease specialist at WVU. He received his medical degree from Georg-August Universitat Gottingen in Germany and his specialty training from WVU.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals

and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
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