Second Opinion with Joan Lunden

Seen on public television stations across the country, the goal of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden, is to promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication and empower viewers to take charge of their own healthcare, and in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes.

Louis J. Papa M.D., FACP

Louis J. Papa M.D., FACP is a primary care physician and has been a popular regular panelist with the series since the beginning.



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You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) drugs without a prescription, but they still have risks. Dr. Lou Papa has all you need to know about these medications.
#OTC #thyroiddisease #hypertension
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Very nice segment Lou. Thank you for sharing with the general public and thanks to Susan for putting it out there where we can hear/see it.

Today is World Psoriasis Day. Research has shown that living with psoriatic disease takes a heavy toll on a person´s mental health and emotional well-being. It's time to put down the mental burden. Visit for more information.

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On today's show on brain health. One of the experts made a comment on the vitamin and supplement being cons. Which I mostly believe. But I'd like to know if any of them believe that beet juice powders really help with blood pressure lowering. I'm a 64 yr old navy veteran with high blood pressure. Beet juice powders are expensive and I bought a couple jars but still unsure if it's worth it. Thank you

For some women going through cancer treatment, losing their hair can be as devastating as losing their breast.

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Joan speaks with Executive Producer Fiona Willis about the making of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden.

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