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.

New Host Joan Lunden

Second Opinion is proud to announce Joan Lunden as the new host.  

Joan Lunden

Second Opinion Welcomes Joan Lunden

Second Opinion with Joan Lunden is a national health initiative that reaches an engaged audience through television, web, social media, and community and national outreach. The series has been helping people become healthy, stay healthy, and navigate the healthcare system since its inception in 2004. Second Opinion with Joan Lunden uses the power and the mission of noncommercial public media to educate, promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication, and empower people to take charge of their own healthcare. Second Opinion with Joan Lunden focuses on health literacy in a way that is relevant and accessible to viewers and to physicians, in a format that engages and entertains. The program and related website and social media provide trusted health information on every platform, and the weekly television program engages viewers from across the United States as they watch doctors and patients talk through a variety of health issues from high blood pressure and cancer, to mental health and racial disparities in health.

LIVE WITH JOAN | MEET THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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

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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