Live show to air at 8 p.m. June 16 on West Virginia Public Television

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – June is Men’s Health Month, so men: This one’s for you. Be sure to tune into the next “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 on West Virginia Public Television. Get expert advice on men’s health topics from heart to prostate and more.

Summer and all its bugs are here, and this episode features a special section on bug safety. How to remove ticks, which bugs are dangerous, and the latest updates on Zika are all on deck.

During live interviews, Adam Luchey, M.D., WVU Medicine urologist, will explore how useful PSA tests are, and Jason McNair, M.D., WVU Medicine family medicine physician, will explain other check-ups and tests that are important for men. WVU Medicine cardiologist Robert Hull, M.D., will describe a remarkable new heart implant called WATCHMAN that can help prevent strokes. Dr. Hull was part of the first team of physicians to perform this procedure in West Virginia. Other segments will explore artificial disc replacement, pediatric kidney stones, prostate issues, and more.

“DOC Talk,” the call-in portion of the show, will provide viewers with the opportunity to ask questions of two WVU Medicine men’s health experts – Dr. McNair and urologist Stanley Zaslau, M.D.

Studies show that men seem to need extra encouragement to see a physician regularly. Doctors On Call will show you that “It’s No Big Deal” to make that appointment. The “DOC Demo” will teach viewers how to safely remove a tick, and the “DOC in the Kitchen” chefs prepare Chocolate Blueberry Clusters that are packed with happiness and antioxidants.

WVU Medicine physicians Carl “Rolly” Sullivan, M.D., and John Phillips, M.D., will host the show. Highlights will be tweeted live on Thursday evening (@DOCWVU). Viewers can also get updates, suggest topics, and provide feedback anytime on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DoctorsOnCallWVU).

Now in its 24th season, “Doctors On Call” transitioned from a weekly, half-hour-long, live call-in show to an hour-long magazine style show in 2014. The show airs quarterly.

To see previous episodes, visit wvumedicine.org/DOC.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087