Medical Matters Weekly Preview: Gastroenterologist Dr. Furman

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature David Furman, MD, a gastroenterologist with SVMC Gastroenterology, as a guest on its May 19 show. 
 
The show will air at 12 p.m. and will explain what gastroenterology is, the common issues of the digestive system, and how gastroenterology may be able to help.
 
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington
 
A native New Englander, Dr. Furman received his medical degree from Boston University school of medicine.  He then served for 11 years as an officer and physician in the United States Navy. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia, where he also served as chief resident in Internal Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and went on to become an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda. Dr. Furman was part of the core clinical faculty as an instructor of functional gastrointestinal diseases and motility at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 
 
Dr. Furman is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, having proudly served there from 2012 – 2013.  Most recently Dr. Furman has been practicing in the Philadelphia area, where he was selected by his peers as a "Top Doctor" in Main Line Today magazine in 2020.  He has received several teaching awards throughout his career.
 
After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV's Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.
 
Upcoming guests include:
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 26: Themarge Small, MD, of SVMC OB/GYN, and Deb Mone, RN, of the SVMC Women's and Children's Department will reflect on their years helping new families deliver babies. 
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 2: SVMC Neurologist Emma Weiskopf will take us inside the brain. 
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 9: Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont Anore Horton will talk about statewide food security initiatives. 
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Patricia Ryan, RN, will share how she helps mend and strengthen hearts at SVMC Cardiac Rehabilitation.
 
Videos and podcasts are on svhealthcare.org/MedicalMatters, as well as YouTube and on many podcast-hosting platforms, respectively.
 
To contribute questions in advance of each week's show, please e-mail wellness@svhealthcare.org or post to Facebook with #SVHCMedicalMattersWeekly.

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Meghan Gunn

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature Meghan Gunn, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), on its June 23 program. The show will air at 12 p.m., and Gunn will her insights about COVID-19 vaccines for children.
 
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download a podcast on www.svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.
 
Meghan Gunn, is a pediatrician at SVMC Pediatrics and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at SVMC. She  has worked at SVMC since 2013.  She received her undergraduate education in Biology from Syracuse University and earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She continued with a residency in Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
 
After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV's Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.
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