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“In the Ladies’ Room with Dr. Donnica” is the only public ladies' room you can enter any time without ever waiting on line! Hosted by women’s health expert and media commentator Donnica Moore MD, the podcast will feature real conversations, with real women, about really intimate issues. They may be embarrassing, sad or funny, but they will always be
interesting & informative. You know, like the best conversations you've ever had in ladies' rooms with your best friends. . .or total strangers. . .and a physician!

With a wide variety of guests with “been there, done that” expertise, Dr. Donnica discusses the health and wellness topics women often talk with her about in the ladies’ room. . . after speaking engagements, media
briefings, at events, or just because they happen to be chatting anonymously while waiting on line or over the sink. Generally, these topics tend to be things that are embarrassing; issues Dr. Donnica calls “the Toilet Talk topics” (anything related to bowel or bladder issues, gas, bodily functions, periods, discharges, etc.); questions related to sex and intimacy; subjects women are uncomfortable discussing in public or in “mixed company”; challenges women are struggling with; or anything top of mind or in the news. In each topic, we add our Top Tips about that topic as well as a call to action.

Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Tsion Firew is an emergency physician at Columbia University, where she’s an assistant professor of Global Health. She’s served as a medic in the Iraq War. She’s also become a huge advocate for COVID testing for front line workers after she tested positive herself.


Tsion joins Dr. Donnica and talks about when it’s necessary to call 911 and take an ambulance or drive to the hospital. Often people will decide to bring their loved ones to the hospital on their own, but calling an ambulance will give them extra time to be treated before they get there. They discuss the experience of working in the hospital during the pandemic and what that means for health care workers who are constantly being exposed to COVID positive patients.


Tsion discusses the racial disparities she has seen in the pandemic. During her time at medical school, Dr. Firew consistently noticed that there were very few women of color in her classes. And now she’s seeing similar racial issues for patients. Unfortunately, the outcome of many medical cases is related to what zip code the patient lives in. People in lower-income zip codes are not being treated as well as people in wealthy zip codes. When people don’t have the same levels of education and healthcare, people are unfairly getting left behind.