About Second Opinion with Joan Lunden
Joan speaks with Executive Producer Fiona Willis about the making of Second Opinion.
Seen on public television stations across the country, the goal of Second Opinion 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.
Using intriguing, real-life medical cases, the specialists grapple with diagnosis and treatment options to give viewers the most up-to-date, accurate medical information.
Relevant and accessible to both patients and physicians, Second Opinion can be found everywhere you are—on-air, on-line on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on demand on YouTube. No matter what your health concerns are, you can find information on Second Opinion.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is the proud sponsor of Second Opinion.
Second Opinion is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and is Distributed by American Public Television.
Second Opinion with Joan Lunden made possible by a dedicated production staff filming at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester NY. We would take a moment to recognize all the people who make this show possible.
Thank You to all the people who make Second Opinion with Joan Lunden possible.
Executive Producer | Fiona Kay Willis
Host | Joan Lunden
Senior Producer | Karen Heller
Director / Production Manager | Kristopher Nestle
Technical Director / Post-Production Supervisor / Editor | Christopher Golding
Chief Medical Advisor | Roger M. Oskvig, MD
Medical Advisors | Michael Apostolakos, MD & Catherine Yee, MD
Floor Manager | Katie Epner
Cameras | Mark Czelusniak, Martin Kaufman, Jason Milton, & Rhys Whitmore
Prompter | Miles Young
Audio Engineer | Andrew Croucher
Audio Technician | Robert Braden
Video Engineer | Russell Roby
Recording Manager | Marti Meehan
Archive Manager | Mikhail A. Gershteyn
Chief Engineer | Greg Carter
Director of Information Technology | Micah Nelson
Facilities Planner | Ruth Watson
Set Design & Construction | Glen Falls Studio
Hair and Makeup | Emir Pehilj
Assistant to Joan Lunden | Nicole Scaramuzzo
Assistant to the Producers | Emma Bertolone
University of Rochester Medical Center Communications, Marketing & Public Relations Departments
The Larry Kohn Journal Club
For WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
President & CEO | Norm Silverstein
Executive Vice President & General Manager | Susan Rogers
Vice President of Television | Todd McCammon
Vice President of Technology & Operations | David Lot
Business Affairs | Lancelot Thomas, CPA
Social Media | Thomas Dooley & Karen Heller
Director of Creative Services | Jon Haliniak
Creative Services | Kevin Indovino & Kristin Tutino