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Providing a Professional & Honest Approach to Health 

David Nayak, MD MPH
Producer & Host

Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and in the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses

Board Certified, Allergy-Immunology

Recognized specialists in allergy and immunology

Master of Public Health

Working with specific populations and communities to improve their health through awareness, education, policy, and research

Latest Episodes

Episode 19: Can the flu vaccine give me the flu?

In Episode 19, Dr. Dave On Call-Quick Hits, we discuss the flu vaccine and if it can give you the flu. The seasonal flu vaccine is an important first-line defense to protect humans again the influenza virus. This year, it will be especially important to receive the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  

Episode 18: Quick Hits: What's the purpose of a Stay-At-Home Order?

In Episode 18, we begin Dr. Dave On Call-Quick Hits and discuss the purpose of a Stay-At-Home Order. In the United States, we are recording about 150K COVID-19 cases on a daily basis, and in the next month or so, we should likely be over 200K daily.

  

Episode 17: My experience in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial

In Episode 17 of Dr. Dave On Call, I discuss my experience in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial. This episode has been a culmination of about 2 months of my observations while participating as a research subject in the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine trial.

  

Episode 16: The COVID-19 saliva test-An interview with creator, Dr. Martin Burke

In Episode 16, we discuss the COVID-19 saliva test with creator, Dr. Martin Burke, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I). 

  

Episode 15: Forgiveness and our health: An interview with Dr. Fred Luskin

In Episode 15 of Dr. Dave On Call, we interview forgiveness therapy expert, Dr. Fred Luskin. We discuss forgiveness and its profound impact on our health and well-being. 

Episode 14: COVID-19 vaccine research update with lead investigator, Dr. Richard Novak

In Episode 14 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial of Moderna lead by Dr. Richard Novak, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

   

Episode 13: Food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Episode 13 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak with Jennie Hull, Director of Programs at the Lakeview Pantry, Chicago’s oldest and largest food pantry.

   

Episode 12: Interview with John M. Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Great Influenza"

In Episode 12 of Dr. Dave On Call, we interview New York Times best-selling author, John M. Barry. We discuss his book about the 1918 Influenza pandemic and its parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

Episode 11: The COVID-19 response in prisons

In Episode 11 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the COVID-19 response in the Illinois prison system with Dr. LaMenta Conway, Deputy Chief of Medicine for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

   

Episode 10: Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and COVID-19

In Episode 10 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss with 2 pediatric specialists, Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and its association with COVID-19.

   

Episode 9: Surviving COVID-19, a near-death experience

In Episode 9 of Dr. Dave On Call, we interview Andrew Coffield, who describes his near-death experience with COVID-19. He details his initial symptoms, how quickly his condition worsened as he spent days intubated in the intensive care unit. Andrew’s condition improved and he provides some insights into his recovery from COVID-19.

   

Episode 8: The disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities

In Episode 8 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities with Dr. Kiarri Kershaw, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine whose speciality is Social Epidemiology.

   

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Dr. Dave Helps Ensure Chicago Restaurants Can Re-Open Safely

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After thorough contact-tracing, testing, disinfecting, and with the confidence of @drdaveoncall we are officially OPEN FOR BUSINESS..... View this post on Instagram #Repost @halfsourchicago ・・・ Making the soup to reopen today was very therapeutic. After being informed...

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Dr. Dave Provides Consulting to Chicago Restaurants

View this post on Instagram #Repost @piecechicago with @make_repost ・・・ Piece customers, Yesterday we were informed by one of our employees that he/she tested positive for COVID-19. After discussing this with our consultant, Dr. David Nayak, specialist in...

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