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Urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, MD Provides Action Tools for Men's Health in His Online Medical Advice Talk Show

NEW YORK, NY - (Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - Maimonides Medical Center Urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, director of the Division of Urology, created his "Ask The Doctor" medical advice talk show to help bridge the gap of men's healthcare information in a simple-to-understand format. His online health talk show, "The Dr. Ridwan Show" delivers accurate and usable health information on common men's health questions.

Along with an elite panel of experts, Drs. Harry Fisch, Michael Perelman and Richard Sadovsky, the group provides reliable health information to common men's health questions. Ridwan and his medical panelists provide unique insights and advice that support the show's tagline, "Health information you can use." The panelists discuss a hot topic per episode in men's health such as heart disease, prostate cancer, testosterone deficiency and erectile dysfunction.

Each episode of Dr. Ridwan's unique online doctor consultation show concludes with helpful action tools that incite viewers to take positive actions for their health. The most helpful action tool is a men's health calculator. This health risk calculator helps to raise awareness and motivate men to access health care services and pursue healthier lifestyles.

This men's health calculator is not an absolute measure of risk or a substitute for professional health advice, but it helps men to assess their risk of having hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), diabetes and/or coronary artery disease. The viewer can answer basic questions on health status, erectile dysfunction, relationships, and waist size to help determine health risk.

Other helpful tips provided on Dr. Ridwan's doctor advice show:
  • Avoid abdominal obesity to prevent heart and vascular disease risk
  • Men's health preventive ideas
  • Get annual checkup and prostate screenings
  • Ask for urologist referral if abnormal urinary symptoms exist
  • Men should work with partners to improve health
  • Review health risks and reduce these factors
  • Watch for sexual problems
  • Be aware of testosterone deficiency symptoms
By providing answers to medical questions online, Dr. Ridwan hopes to reduce the need for unnecessary procedures and tests. "In these times of healthcare reform, by educating my viewers, I hope to make them be more proactive in monitoring their health," said Ridwan. "This way they won't have to make unnecessary trips to the emergency room for something that can be taken care of in advance or prevented."

Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh
Ph: 718-283-7746

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