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.

the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) episode

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is depression as it relates to changes in seasons. Sheala Jafry, Beaumont family medicine physician, shares the who, what, where, when and why of SAD and, most importantly, how to identify and treat it.

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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.

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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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