Muscular Dystrophy is topic of Doctors on Call March 20

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Muscular Dystrophy affects more than just a patient’s body. People suffering from Muscular Dystrophy can experience not just physical effects, but emotional and financial strains as well.

Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about Muscular Dystrophy in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March, 20 on West Virginia Public Television.

Laurie Gutmann, M.D., is a professor, and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program director of the WVU School of Medicine’s department of Neurology. She attended medical school at WVU, and received her special training at University of Virginia. Her special interests include neuromuscular diseases and clinical neurophysiology.

Margaret Jaynes, M.D.,is an associate professor of Neurology at WVU. She attended medical school and completed specialty training at WVU. Her special interests include pediatric neurology, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

The program will be hosted by William Ramsey, M.D., medical director of the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

“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. 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) 293-7087
kc: 08-19-08

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