Ask the experts, without leaving home

Our “Ask the Experts” web chats are designed to offer tips and information about hot topics in health and wellness. We bring together panels of doctors, researchers, and other health specialists to give you the facts and answer your burning questions.

Participation is free and the chat will be streamed live over the Michigan Medicine Facebook page.

Submit your questions: You may submit questions live during the chat through Facebook (via private message or by commenting on the video itself).

Can’t participate live? The web chat will be available for viewing on the Michigan Medicine Facebook page.

Upcoming Web Chats

  • Cervical Cancer: What to Know
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Noon - 1 pm
    Gynecologic oncologist, Jean Hansen, D.O., along with family medicine scientist, Diane Harper, M.D., will be answering your questions regarding prevention, screening and treatment options for cervical cancer.

Past Web Chats

Brain and Neurological Conditions

  • Concussion: Clearing Up the Confusion
    Michigan Medicine NeuroSport professionals: Matthew Lorincz, M.D., physical therapist Pam Knickerbocker and athletic trainer Jere Freeman discuss important concussion-related topics, including how to tell if your child has a concussion, what happens to the brain, recovery myths, safe return to activity and more. 
  • Marijuana's Impact on Your Health
    Recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan, but do you know all you need to about the health effects of cannabis? Join our Facebook Live panel of Michigan Medicine experts who talk about addiction issues, physical effects (including lung disease) and the medicinal benefits of marijuana for the treatment of chronic pain. 

Heart and Vascular Care

  • Do You Need a Sports Cardiologist? 
    Experts Eugene Chung, M.D., and Sharlene Day, M.D., discuss how a sports cardiologist provides specialized care to athletes and active individuals. Find out what people at different age levels should know about their heart health, conditions such as atrial fibrillation and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, when to consider genetic counseling and more.
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators 101
    Our ICD panel, electrophysiologist Ryan Cunnane, nurse practitioner Laura Horwood and ICD patient Lisa Mulcrone, answers a variety of questions about ICDs: what they look like, where and how they’re implanted, who benefits from them and, from a patient perspective, how to live confidently with the device.
  • Understanding Ventricular Assist Devices
    Have you been told you need a ventricular assist device (VAD), also known as a heart pump? Or are you new to having one and have questions? Join us for a discussion about VADs with cardiac surgeon Francis Pagani, M.D., cardiologist Keith Aaronson, M.D., and LVAD patient Mike Sovran where you can ask your questions live.

Lung Disease and Respiratory Care

  • Understanding COPD
    Michigan Medicine pulmonologists Meilan Han, M.D., and Wassim Labaki, M.D. answer questions about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and discuss symptoms of the disease, risk factors you may not be aware of, the latest treatment options and more.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • Breastfeeding 101
    Whether you’re pregnant with your first child, experiencing latch difficulties, or planning for the transition back to work, our specialists answer your questions!
  • Fertility 101
    Featuring Center of Reproductive Medicine team members Dr. Samantha Schon and Dr. Elizabeth Constance, fertility specialists, and Melissa Medina, financial counselor
  • Is Egg Freezing Right For You?  
    Featuring Dr. John Randolph and Kristina Bak, RN, from the Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Understanding Male Infertility 
    Featuring Dr. Jim Dupree and Dr. Miriam Hadj-Moussa, urologists with the Center for Reproductive Medicine

Surgery

  • Oh My Aching Back! Surgical Solutions for Back and Neck Conditions 
    Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons will talk about back and neck conditions and the latest advances in surgical treatment options. Join us and have your questions ready. You will gain the knowledge you need to take the next step in caring for your back and neck issues.

Women's Health

  • Break Free from Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Our board-certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery physicians will talk about basic bladder and pelvic health, common problems, and treatment options.