Live show to air at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 on West Virginia Public Television

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Ebola, flu, and enterovirus have been making headlines for months. But, do you really know what these diseases are and how to protect yourself from them? WVU Healthcare and state experts will address these topics and more on the next episode of “Doctors on Call,” which will air live at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 on West Virginia Public Television.

Christopher Martin, M.D., director of the WVU Health Sciences Center’s Global Engagement Office, and Joseph M. Letnaunchyn, president and CEO of the West Virginia Hospital Association, will discuss the global and statewide efforts to fight Ebola, respectively, during live interviews.

During “DOC Talk,” the call-in portion of the show, viewers will have the opportunity to have their Ebola, flu, and enterovirus questions answered by one of three experts:

  • Kathy Moffett, M.D., WVU Healthcare pediatric infectious diseases specialist
  • Owen Lander, M.D., medical director of the Emergency Department at WVU Healthcare’s Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • Jerry Rhodes, director of the West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness, a division of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health

The “It’s No Big Deal” segment will illustrate how quick and easy it is to get a flu shot. Viewers will learn every day tips on how to stay germ free during the “DOC Demo” and get ideas for which foods may help boost their immunity during the “DOC in the Kitchen” segment.

This episode’s “DOC Survey” will provide viewers with the opportunity to decide which of the three diseases – Ebola, flu, or enterovirus – they think poses the biggest threat to them and their families. The question can be answered by text or online at

WVU Healthcare pediatric cardiologist John Phillips, M.D., will host the show with Dr. Moffett. Three additional WVU Healthcare physicians – Mahreen Hashmi, M.D., Joe Prudhomme, M.D., and Carl “Rolly” Sullivan, M.D. – will be featured in segments throughout the show.

Highlights will be tweeted live on Thursday evening (@DOCWVU). Viewers may also get updates, suggest topics, and provide feedback anytime on Facebook (

Now in its 23rd year, "Doctors On Call" transitioned from a weekly, half-hour-long, live call-in show to an hour-long magazine style show earlier this year. The new "Doctors On Call," which premiered in July, airs quarterly. To see the last episode, visit the WVU Healthcare You Tube channel at

For more information: Amy Johns, Producer and Director of Public Affairs
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