Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast

Relax, sit back, and join us for candid healthcare conversations.

If there is one thing we’ve learned, it’s that taking care of ourselves is key—and there are a lot of ways to do that. Selfcare has come to mean taking time for the things that make us happy, for the things that make us feel good, and for the things that keep us healthy.

Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast presented by Singing River Health System focuses on candid conversations with medical professionals aimed at improving health and saving lives. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and prioritize YOU.

Listen every other Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a thing.


As parents, many of us never realized how much our worlds would revolve around poop. Dr. April Ulmer, Pediatric Gastroenterologist of Kids & Tummies brings her expertise to this episode of Healthcare is selfcare to discuss kids, constipation, and when to seek medical care.


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What’s chronic, obstructive and effects the lungs’ ability to function correctly? COPD. We hear it talked about a lot, but what is COPD and how can we treat its effects? Hear about the latest developments in Endo-bronchial valve technology with Dr. Ijlal Babar, Singing River Pulmonologist (that’s a fancy word for “Lung Doctor”) on this episode of Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast.


Prefer to read? Check out the episode transcript here.


What if you could get one vaccine to help prevent SIX different types of cancer? What if you knew that vaccine was nearly 100% effective against a hard-to-identify cancer? And what if you could protect your kids starting as young as age 9? You can. Learn more about HPV vaccines, their effectiveness, and how to protect yourself and your children from this common virus from Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Mike Finan.


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What’s the difference between reflux and heartburn? Can you just keep eating a bottle of Tums every week without consequences? Find out how to tell the difference between heartburn as a symptom and a potentially bigger issue with Singing River Gastroenterologist Eric Plott, MD.


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Looking for someone your type? So are healthcare organizations across the country, as we are faced with a critical blood shortage. Hear from Pathologist Camille Elkins on all the different uses for blood and blood products, as well as the ease and importance of donating blood to your local blood bank.

Looking for ways to donate blood? Visit TheBloodCenter.org and sign up today!


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Captain of the ship, gatekeeper, knower of a little bit of everything—in this episode of Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast, we sit down with Family Medicine Physician Dr. Tana Cooper to find out why you truly need “one person who knows you best”—a Primary Care Provider—to help you stay on track with screenings, health concerns, specialized needs, and more.

Prefer to read? Check out the episode transcript here.


Do kids get stressed? How can you tell? What can you do to help them feel better? Find out from budding woodworker and experienced Pediatrician, Dr. Tyler Sexton, in episode 3 of Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast.


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How does a Colorectal Surgeon deal with being the butt of the joke? Or find his way into the profession? And even though bologna has a first name, should you be eating it regularly? Find out all this and more in episode 2 of Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast, as we chat with Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Ramon Brown on the “Ifs, Ands, and Butts” of colon and rectal health. 


Prefer to read? Check out the episode transcript here.



What heart-healthy diet is so difficult to maintain, a cardiologist couldn’t stick to it? How does a cardiologist start his day? Find out all this and more in our first episode of Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast, as we chat with Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Ediz Tasan on how to stay in sync with your heart. 


Prefer to read? Check out the episode transcript here.

Bonus Episodes: Asking for A Friend

Ever had an embarrassing health question, but didn’t have anyone to ask…or you maybe didn’t WANT to ask? You can submit your questions below and we might just answer them on the podcast–SUBSCRIBE to Healthcare is Selfcare: The Podcast so you never miss a Bonus Episode. We might just answer a question you’ve been wanting to know the answer to!

6/14/22: Sick Burn – I’m African American, do I really need sunscreen?

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