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Tonight’s guests:

Dr Byron Oberst, MD  8:06pm to 9:00pm

In his own words…

Dr. Byron Oberst was born, raised, and educated in Omaha, Nebraska and at the University of Nebraska Medical School-now the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Becoming the first resident ever in pediatrics at the Nebraska Med Center and finished my training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. I was very active within the American Academy of Pediatrics at the national level for about 15 years until my retirement.


I wrote a book which describes the massive changes in pediatric medicine during my lifetime. It was published in 2011. Most of my colleagues are looking at the brown side of the grass. I wrote several books on these fascinating years.

These books  can be obtained through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  “Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010. A Dual Love Story

Questions (and answers, in Dr. Oberst’s own words…

1. Tell me about your  “great romance of the century,”?

2. And about your 3 sons?

3. You ran a diverse pediatric practice, tell me about that…

4.  You say you are a fiddler and diddler in the medical community?  How has seeking to find new challenges effected or helped you?

5.  It seems the transition during the war of the army taking over medical schools had a significant impact on your training, could you elaborate?

6. Tell us about your time at Fort Dix in New Jersey?

7.You handled over 500 cases of Rhesus hemolytic Disease. With only 13  regrettable outcomes. How did this affect you?

8. You eventually noticed the approaches attached  to children with ADHD and felt it was time for an updated assessment of those approaches. What did becoming an expert in that field teach you?

9.Tell us about the first shot of Penicillin given. What a milestone to be apart of!

10. A polio epidemic struck your home state. Tell us about that epidemic and its preceding Vaccines and immunizations, in which you were able to be apart of first hand, correct?

11.You were also a pioneer of the specialty of Adolescent medicine. This must have been a rewarding and exciting time for you.

12.You’ve seen the early stages of modern medicine along with the beginning of the computer age. How did these two intermingle during your time?

13. Computers then led you into another challenge of Private Practice Management, how many years did you spend in this field?

14. As you can tell, I am one of the few physicians still above ground who saw and lived though these Golden Years of medicine.

15. You are in the process of writing the final book in your trilogy: “Miracles and Other Unusual Medical Experiences”. What urged this final book and how is your process going so far?

16. I will turn 90 March 15 having had a full and fruitful life.


John Stiemke,  9:06 to 10pm    Website: http://www.recoverylane.com

John is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 1982. He is also an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist that has worked with a variety of patients (adults, adolescents, professionals, minorities, chronic relapse, and dual diagnosis). John has worked in a variety of treatment settings – inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient and continuing care. And he has worked as a counselor, supervisor, trainer, director and consultant in the United States and Sweden.


  • What is exactly “K2” “Spice,” and is this one and similar drugs over the counter drugs?
  • Are they illegal?
  • What should parents do if they think their child is addicted?
  • What is addiction?
  • What are warning signs?
  • What are the best options for treatment and recovery?
  • What is recovery?
  • What is partial recovery?
  • What is relapse?
  • How do you get into recovery?
  • Why use a 12 step program?
  • Are there any other ways that work?
  • What are some of the biggest problems people face?
  • Does it work, and who does it work for?
  • 13.Tell us more about your book?
  • 14.  Other addictions:
  • Opiates
  • Synthetic drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol

Related links:

Alcoholism (MedlinePlus)

Drug Abuse (MedlinePlus)


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