Second Opinion "Mammography" on WXXI-TV

Second Opinion "Mammography" on WXXI-TV

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Dr. Peter Salgo


Credit: WXXI

The controversy over when—and how often—women should be having mammograms has resulted in a wake of confusion.

Now that the new recommendations have been analyzed in the news media, this episode explores the full story behind the recommendations. Learn how to work with physicians to assess risk factors and determine the most appropriate plan of action. Second Opinion "Mammography" airs Friday, June 24 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Emmy Award-winning veteran host Dr. Peter Salgo returns to incite some of the most open and honest medical conversations found on television today. In each episode of Second Opinion Dr. Salgo presents an actual medical case to a panel of experts that includes three specialists, a primary care physician, a patient diagnosed with the condition, and an expert in doctor-patient communication. The panelists are not allowed to review the case file before the cameras roll. This keeps the conversation authentic — mirroring the doctor-patient exchanges that occur across America every day.

In addition to the weekly broadcast, Second Opinion engages and educates viewers online through a comprehensive Web site at Viewers can find in-depth background on numerous diseases and conditions. Second Opinion also sends out highlights via Facebook and Twitter.

A series of companion webisodes and video podcasts called Second Opinion “Stat!” let viewers continue the healthcare conversation in an interactive group online, where experts appearing on the program will publish articles and patients with similar diagnoses or conditions can connect with one another.

Second Opinion is endorsed by both the American Hospital Association and the Association of Academic Health Centers. Dr. Roger Oskvig, an acknowledged leader in Gerontology and associate professor of medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center, is the series’ principal medical advisor.

Seen on more than 250 public television stations across the country, Second Opinion has garnered three Communicator Awards, seven Bronze Telly Awards, a Gold Award from the World Wide Web Health Awards for Patient Education Information, and a Gold Aurora Award. The series is distributed by American Public Television.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.