Medications to be Topic of "Doctors on Call" October 18

Medications are powerful tools that can cure a host of illnesses and even save lives. However, when used improperly they can have negative side effects.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about medications in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, October 18, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Betsy Elswick, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist at WVU.  She received her degree from WVU and her specialty training from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her special interests include medication management for diabetes. 

Charles D. Ponte, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist at WVU.  He received his degree from the University of Connecticut and his specialty training from the University of Utah and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  His special interests include diabetes, pain management and geriatric therapeutics.  

This week’s host is Charlotte Dillis, M.D., a radiologist at WVU. 

“Doctors on Call” 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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