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Beaumont HouseCall Podcast


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Hear from doctors that are knowledgeable, relatable and bringing you the information you need to live a smarter, healthier life. Each episode you can expect an in-depth discussion about health trends with everyday-life application.

Latest Episodes


People want trusted information, but it can be difficult to sort through the overload of material available on any given subject. Joining the podcast is Mr. Robert Skinner, Senior Special Advisor in the United Nations Department of Global Communications, who'll provide tips for pushing back against misinformation.



As the COVID-19 vaccines begin to seek a broader audience, Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan answer many questions that still remaining, including questions about the distribution of the vaccine, but also common questions about the vaccine itself.


COVID-19 Episodes

First COVID-19 Vaccines

With the news that we now have two COVID-19 vaccine front runners, it's time to dive in and discuss the details of these vaccines. Just how safe and effective are these vaccines. And could this be our ticket out of the pandemic? Hear from Beaumont infectious diseases experts.


Weathering the Pandemic

Our social habits have changed from spring to summer and now to winter… and the new cold weather will make pandemic life more difficult to escape. Hear how to get through the next few months by better managing your physical and mental health.


Flu & COVID-19

Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan discuss what it will take for the U.S. to avoid a "twindemic" - the COVID-19 pandemic colliding with flu season - and why it's the most important year to get a flu shot.


Safe Care Episodes

Labor & Delivery

Newborn deliveries have remained steady throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what safety measures has Beaumont put in place to help protect newborns and their mothers and just what can you expect when you're expecting, at least when you come to the hospital or to the doctor's office?


Diagnostic Care

Dr. Awan explains how Beaumont is making diagnostic procedures - CTs, MRIs, mammograms and more - safe.



Family Care

How have doctor's offices adapted and how are they safely reopening? Dr. Grucz answers this and more.



Emergency Care

Is the emergency room safe again? Dr. Ziadeh helps us answer that question and shares lessons from the front lines.


Surgery & Inpatient Care

How Beaumont has opened back up the operating rooms and made surgeries and other procedures safe for patients and staff.


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Episode Archive

Return to School

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of a safe return to school has evolved into a complicated issue and it's stirred up a lot of passionate debate among public health experts, educators, politicians, parents and students alike.


Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester refers to the time right after birth to the first three months of life for your infant, which can be a particularly difficult time for new mothers and fathers. Dr. Lori Mausi, Beaumont OB-GYN, joins the podcast to talk about what is postpartum blues versus postpartum depression, how to adjust to your life with a newborn and much more.


the Gender Identity episode

"I was kind of just stringing it along trying to figure out who I am." Jay, 19, shares his transitioning story - the feelings, the process and everything else that comes with it.

the Back Pain episode

An estimated 80-90% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is more than just a nuisance, it's a major health problem for men and women of all ages.

the Anxiety episode

Statistics show that nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder. In this episode, we delve into the causes and types of anxiety, as well as how to handle an anxiety or panic attack.

the Exercise episode

In general, we're not getting enough exercise. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of exercise, how to get back into exercising and how to make it a habit.

the Flu episode

Grab your tissues and stock up on vitamin C and zinc. The HouseCall Podcast has the answers to your burning flu and flu shot questions.

the Better Sleep episode

If it's been a while since your last night of refreshing eight hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep, this episode is for you.

the How to Be a Hero episode

Grab your headphones, queue The Fray and join Drs. Gilpin and Hope as they discuss how to save a life.

the Concussion episode

Dr. Gilpin welcomes a concussion expert to the podcast to discuss how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, what to do (and not to do!) after a concussion and its prognosis and long-term effects.

the Travel Health episode

Before you start taking those selfies and pictures of your feet on the beach, Dr. Joel Fishbain, Beaumont infectious diseases, packs your bags with the knowledge you need to keep you and your family safe, healthy and disease-free on vacation.

the STRESS & BURNOUT episode

Who does burnout and stress affect the most, why is it so common and what can be done about it. Drs. Peggy Nowak and Jason Gilleran join the podcast to discuss.

the VAPING episode

There's an epidemic happening and it's targeting teens and young adults - vaping. Dr. Rita Patel, Beaumont pediatrician, explains the trends in e-cigarettes, what parents, teachers should know and how to keep young people away from vaping.


What's the difference between a headache and a migraine and how can they both be avoided? Dr. Matt Voci, a Beaumont neurologist, answers questions about managing and treating these conditions.

the ADHD episode

Experts from Beaumont's Center for Human Development discuss ADHD and sensory challenges - how to know your child needs an assessment, what to do with those results and available resources.

the Getting Unstuck episode

We've all had an experience where it seems like we're not moving. We're holding onto something, or no matter what we do, it just doesn't seem to be advancing us. How do you know if you're "stuck" and, most importantly, how can you free yourself?

the Unmentionables episode

Pelvic pain. Bladder and bowel control. Sexual dysfunction. Issues that need answers, but are often uncomfortable to ask about. Dr. Peters joins the podcast to discuss each of these topics and provide solutions.

the Fad Diets episode

Dr. Wendy Miller, director of Beaumont’s Weight Control Centers, provides expertise on the latest fad diets including keto, paleo, plant-based and more. Emile Muallem, an OUWB medical student, shares his personal experience with weight gain and subsequent weight loss.

the Caring for Aging Parents episode

Dr. Shajahan shares her personal experience of caring for her parents as they age. Marcia Filek, an expert on geriatric care, shares insights on how to know when a parent may need help, how to have that conversation and what resources are available.

the Opioid Epidemic episode

The opioid epidemic - how did we get here and where do we go from here? Bruce Hillenberg, Ph.D., a Beaumont pain psychologist, shares his insights and expertise.

the Genetic Testing episode

Dr. Dana Zakalik, Director of Beaumont's Genetics Program, joins the podcast to discuss the latest trend of home genetic testing - when it's beneficial and what are the potential flaws. Explore more about your health through the lens of genetics.

the Bullying episode

Bullying knows no boundaries, so what would you do if your child was being bullied? Or what would you do if your child was the bully? Join our experts and guests as we get personal about confronting this nationwide epidemic.

the Heart Health episode

Heart health expert Barry Franklin, Ph.D., shares his "crash course" for heart health and Deanna Lites, WWJ health reporter, describes her personal experience with heart disease. Dedicate 30 minutes to improving your heart health and listen now!

the Proton Therapy episode

Tracy opens HouseCall with his cancer story - from discovery to research to proton therapy treatment. Dr. Stevens, radiation oncologist, breaks down this revolutionary treatment method.

the Sports Medicine episode

Dr. Gilpin shares a personal tale of a weekend warrior gone wrong and invites Dr. Bishai, orthopedic surgeon, to join the HouseCall to talk all things sports injuries and how to treat them.

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the Infectious Diseases episode

Dr. Gilpin digs into antibiotic resistance, Zika virus, hepatitis A and more. He also attempts to answer the question he often gets asked, "Infectious disease physician... what does that mean?"

the Zip Codes episode

Dr. Shajahan shares her passion for community health and explains why your zip code may matter more than your genetic code. What state has the highest life expectancy? Take a guess and then tune in.

the Loneliness episode

We're living in an increasingly social world, yet rates of loneliness are rising. Dr. Shajahan wants to know what's up with that. She's invited Betty Priskorn, community health expert, to get to the bottom of loneliness.

the Diabetes episode

A diabetes diagnosis carries a lot of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Michael Brennan, Beaumont endocrinologist, joins HouseCall to clarify what a diagnosis means, treatments, tests and more.



Nick Gilpin, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer
Beaumont Hospital,
Grosse Pointe

Dr. Gilpin is a board-certified infectious disease and internal medicine physician. He's been practicing infectious diseases for 10 years and has appeared in many publications and lectures on a variety of topics within the specialty.

Dr. Gilpin lives in Royal Oak with his wife, Lauren, and two cats, Axel and Murphy. He has a passion for all things science and medicine and enjoys golf, vinyl LPs, reading and traveling.


Asha Shajahan, M.D.

Family Medicine
Beaumont Hospital,
Grosse Pointe

Dr. Shajahan is a board-certified family physician and medical director of Community Health for Beaumont, Grosse Pointe.

She aims to improve community health by educating physicians on social detriments and cultural humility.

Dr. Shajahan aspires to create a culture of wellness in all communities regardless of socioeconomic status, zip code, race/ethnicity.

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