Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Gary Epler
Guest Bio: Gary Epler, M.D., is an internationally-known pulmonary and critical care professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to discovering bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), a treatable lung disorder, he discovered a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North African children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. He has also written four books about health in the critically-acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series, has run seven marathons, and was one of the Boston Celtics’ team doctors.
Dr. Gary Epler discusses some of the complications associated with steroid treatment of B.O.O.P. Also discussed are some of the benefits of open communucation between patient and physician. The demographics of the disease are touched on as well
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Neal Howard: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host, Neal Howard. Our guest today is Dr. Gary Epler. He is an internationally known author and speaker, and also the critical care professor at Harvard Medical School. He’s written four health books in the critically acclaimed You’re the Boss series, a series about people taking charge of their health and disease, including the book, Manage Your Disease, B-O-O-P or BOOP, Asthma and Food, and Doctor Epler’s latest book, Fuel for life: Level-10 Energy. How are you doing today, Dr. Epler?
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