Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe is a weekly half-hour talk show where the host, internist and pulmonary disease specialist, Dr. Lonnie Joe, Jr. along with invited guests discuss medical conditions relevant to the health and care of African Americans. Viewers get valuable
information from physicians as well as hear the very personal stories of patients whose lives have been impacted by a medical condition.
The 8-week series is designed to increase public awareness and understanding of manageable and often-times preventable conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer. The series also tackles issues of concern to the African American community, such as access to care, affordable care, health disparities, mental illness and the socioeconomic factors that affect health. All through the eyes of primary care medicine.
Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe debuted Sunday, January 11, 2015 on WTVS Detroit Public Television.
DETROIT, Jan. 8, 2015 - OurHealth Media Network has gone and done it again with another informative, culturally relevant TV series aimed at improving the health of African Americans. Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe looks at the health and care of patients from the perspective of primary care medicine to educate and inform viewers. The series premieres on WTVS Detroit Public Television January 11, 2015 and will air Sundays at 1:00 p.m. with eight weekly episodes that discuss everything from obesity to diabetes, breast cancer to hypertension to heart disease.
Host, Dr. Lonnie Joe, Jr., an internist and pulmonary disease specialist discusses with physicians eight of the most debilitating conditions affecting African American health and what patients can do to prevent and better manage these conditions. "We want viewers to get basic information about their health and buy-in to taking better care of themselves," said Dr. Joe. "We also want health care professionals to be informed. We want them to know the latest medical advancements coming down the pike to be better equipped at treating patients."
Primary care with Dr. Lonnie Joe also educates viewers through patient stories. Patients share their personal stories which then get discussed by the host and guest physician. "Having patients share their own story in their own words helps viewers relate to the individual and learn about health conditions," said Lillian Preston, president of OurHealth Media Network and producer of the show. "When you see someone who looks like you, or a family member, or friend you're more apt to listen and be engaged."
Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe is produced by OurHealth Media Network, a leading producer of culturally relevant health and wellness videos and television programming. The eight part series kicks off Sunday, January 11, 2015 on WTVS Detroit Public Television with subsequent broadcasts on all Michigan PBS stations.