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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 25: Neurological Effects of Covid-19

In Episode 25 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the neurological effects of COVID-19 with Neurocritical care specialist, Dr. Eric Liotta of Northwestern Medicine.

  

Episode 24: Sleep and Covid-19

In Episode 24 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss sleep and COVID-19 with sleep specialist, Dr. Beth Malow, Director of the Vanderbilt University Sleep Division.

  

Episode 23: Quick Hits: If I'm vaccinated, why should I wear a mask?

In Episode 23, we discuss the importance of wearing a mask after being vaccinated. A mask is the single most important mitigating technique to prevent the spread of COVID-19, even after being vaccinated.

  

Episode 22: COVID-19 Variants and Vaccine Efficacy

In Episode 22 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the COVID-19 variants and the effects on vaccine efficacy with Dr. David Montefiori.

  

Episode 21: Revisiting pediatric mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Episode 21 of Dr. Dave On Call, we revisit pediatric mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome back Child-Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Pierce. Dr. Pierce is a Clinical Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at Northwestern University.

  

Episode 20: Quick Hits: What does 95% effectiveness mean for the experimental COVID-19 vaccines?

In Episode 20 of Dr. Dave On Call, we discuss the reported 95% effectiveness for the experimental COVID-19 vaccines. There are currently 2 vaccines by the companies Pfizer and Moderna that are reporting 95% effectiveness…

  

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.

   

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

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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