Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

Alan Lytle

Coping with a global pandemic can try our patience, but Dr. Greg's guest, author Antonia Malchik, says walking could be an excellent way to gain some control over our health and circumstances.

This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Scottie Day, chair of the department of pediatrics for Kentucky Children's Hospital about newly released American Academy of Pediatrics' safety guidance for the reopening of schools this fall.  He says while something looks good and prudent on paper, putting it into practice will likely be a challenge.  He also talks about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put renewed emphasis on the expansion of telehealth options.

UK College of Medicine

Despite the precautionary measures society has taken — the current global pandemic has had a disproportionate toll on Black communities.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Dr. Anita Fernander, Associate Professor in the UK College of Medicine, founder and chair of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Disparities Coalition, and program director for Black Boys and Men in Medicine.  She talks specifically about health disparities in the Black community during the COVID-19 pandemic and says the answer has more to do with 400 years of history than biology.

UK Now

Clinical leaders from the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy have launched a clinical trial for experimental therapies to treat patients infected with COVID-19.  Dr. Greg Davis speaks with principal investigators Dr. Susanne Arnold, associate director of clinical translation at the UK Markey Cancer Center, and Dr. Zachary Porterfield, assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics.

UK Now

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer.  Across the Commonwealth, people are getting ready to make the most of warm weather and time off from work and school. Even though these activities may look different this season because of COVID-19, local emergency departments are still preparing for the start of trauma season.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Andrew Bernard, UK Healthcare Trauma Medical Director.

Wellness Health and You

Our knowledge of the coronavirus is changing day by day with massive amounts of information coming in and the University of Kentucky is looking to add to that understanding by asking the public to participate in an online survey.  Dr. Greg speaks with Dr. Marc Kiviniemi of the department of health, behavior and society in the UK College of Public Health about a new project of Wellness Health & You or WHY, about what people are doing to protect against the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Home gardening is on the rise thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic as millions of homebound people search for ways to break up the monotony while also perhaps making fewer trips to the grocery store or fast-food drive-thru's.  Dr. Greg talks with UK extension specialist Brett Wolf about this ancient technique that can be a balm for both body and mind.

UK HealthCare

May is National Mental Health Awareness month and we've heard a lot about the physical toll the Coronavirus Pandemic is taking on patients and healthcare professionals.  In fact, you may have heard about a recent suicide of a physician in New York state who is on the frontline of the pandemic.  This week Dr. Greg talks with Terry Gevedon, medical director of outpatient psychiatry at the University of Kentucky about the enormous psychological stresses that are being placed on healthcare workers and other frontline professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week we're going to shake up things up a bit with a crossover episode featuring a special guest host, Dr. Greg Davis from WUKY's Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

One of the many challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic has been the transition from working in an office, to working from the living room.

In our segment this week, Dr. Greg Davis talks with Melissa Claar, Senior Safety Specialist in UK's Division Environmental Health and Safety about overcoming these challenges and staying health at home while working remotely.


Many people have been trying their hand at baking and cooking new recipes in recent weeks, given all of the extra time spent at home.  Dr. Greg spoke with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Bob Perry to learn about some easy and delicious dishes you can make with many items you already have in your kitchen.