Upcoming Live Chats with Emory Doctors

We hold live web chats with our Emory doctors on a regular basis to give our community an opportunity to interact in realtime with our physicians on the Web. Chats topics and doctors involved vary, so if you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!

Adult Congenital Heart ChatCongenital Heart Disease – Even Adults Need Special Care | Dr. Maan Jokhadar| Emory Heart & Vascular Center

Did you know that congenital heart defects affect approximately 40,000 babies each year? And now, due to advances in medicine, many of these patients are living to adulthood and there are estimated to be more than 1 million adults in the United States with congenital heart defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Unfortunately, some patients and their providers have the perception that their heart defect has been “cured.” The gaps in care resulting from this misperception can be harmful. Guidelines recommend that all adults with congenital heart defects stay in regular cardiology care, and those with moderate to complex (more severe defects) should receive care in an Adult Congenital Heart Center.

Join me on Tuesday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m. for a live, interactive web chat about “Congenital Heart Disease – Even Adults Need Special Care.Dr. Maan Jokhadar will be available to answer questions and discuss various topics about Adult Congenital Heart Disease. During this interactive web chat, you’ll be able to ask questions and get real-time answers from our Emory Healthcare professional. Register now!

Skin Care Changes ChatSkin Care Throughout the Stages of Life | Dr. Erica Anderson | Emory Aesthetic Center

As we age, as seasons change, and as we go through the different transitions of life, our skin care needs change as well. Good skin care is essential for looking your best through every phase of your life. Join Emory Aesthetic Center skin care specialists, Dr. Erica D. Anderson and licensed aesthetician Danette Baxter, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST as they discuss treatments and ingredients that will allow your skin to be at its optimal health. They will provide general skincare guidelines for every stage of life as well as treatment options to keep you looking younger. Understanding that every person has their own individual concerns and needs, during this live chat all of your questions will be answered from products to nonsurgical treatments like chemical peels and injectable fillers to facial surgery options.

Spine Surgery ChatWhen Should You Consider Spine Surgery? | Dr. Scott Boden | Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

The thought of having spine surgery can be frightening. The good news is that less than 10% of patients who experience back or neck problems are candidates for surgery. At Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, our team of highly-trained spine specialists work together to diagnose and treat cervical spine and lumbar spine conditions ranging from herniated discs to more complex problems such as spinal tumors and scoliosis. 

Have you been told you need spine surgery? It is important to have the proper information before electing to have spine surgery. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, join Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, for an interactive web chat. Dr. Boden will be available to answer questions for those considering spine surgery.