The Specialists

with Dr. Tom Miller

Dr. Tom Miller, Chief Medical Officer and Internal Medicine at University of Utah Hospital, talks to medical experts about a wide array of health topics.


Latest Shows

When to be Concerned About Hand Tremors

Jun 26, 2018

Someone with a severe tremor can have their hands shaking uncontrollably. Fact is, everybody has the potential to experience tremors in some form. Dr. Tom Miller talks with movement disorder specialist Dr. Lauren Schrock about the two main types of tremors and how to identify the differences between ...

Fractured Ribs Still Painful After 2 Months? You May Need Surgery

Jun 14, 2018

Ribs are like a bicycle helmet. They are made to take the brunt of an impact to keep your delicate organs safe. If they break, doctors can’t just put a cast on them. You’re going to need time to heal. While 85 percent of rib fractures heal on their own, in more extreme cases surgery may be neede ...

Why You Should Care About Your Cholesterol

May 23, 2018

Most of us know having high cholesterol is generally a bad thing. But what exactly is cholesterol? It’s not only a major signpost for your overall health, but it can lead to heart attack or stroke. Dr. Tom Miller from University of Utah Health explains what cholesterol is, breaks down the numbers, ...

Is My Wrist Sprained or Fractured?

May 18, 2018

Even a small slip or fall onto an outstretched hand can injure your wrist, but just how bad is it? Should you ice and elevate the injury? Or go to the doctor for an X-ray? Orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist Dr. Andrew Tyser lends his expertise on this episode of “The Specialists,” and explai ...

Listener Question: Can I Get the Same Bug if I Have Different Symptoms?

May 2, 2017

This week’s listener question is about colds and flus and whether or not two people can have different symptoms with the same disease. You had a headache and stuffy nose, but your loved one has a fever and upset stomach. Is it from the same bug? Dr. Tom Miller has the answers about individual symp ...

Weak Bones Can Lead to Serious Back Problems

Apr 25, 2017

As we age, our bones become weaker, meaning we’re more likely to suffer breaks, sprains and fractures. For some people, a vertebral fracture in the spine, also known as a fragility fracture, can be caused by something as simple as sitting up in bed with particularly weak bones. Dr. Tom Miller talk ...

Modern Casts for a Broken Bone

Apr 11, 2017

Broke a bone and need a cast? Well, forget those big, heavy casts that your friends could write on. Dr. Tom Miller speaks with Dr. Bruce Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon, to discuss how physicians now use lighter, fiberglass casts to help bones heal instead of the heavier Plaster of Paris casts from ea ...

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