About Prairie Doc® Media
Prairie Doc® Media is funded by the Healing Words Foundation, a nonprofit developed for enhancing health and diminishing suffering by communicating useful information, based on honest science, provided in a respectful and compassionate manner.
Prairie Doc Projects
On Call with the Prairie Doc® is a one-hour live medical questions program aired Thursdays at 7pm central on South Dakota Public Television. Prairie Doc® hosts and various guests discuss relevant medical issues and answer questions from viewers. The program is streamed live on Facebook and recordings of the full show along with many other videos are available at your convenience via YouTube. Learn more on our website www.PrairieDoc.org/television.
Prairie Doc® Radio is a 30-minute live radio show on KBRK AM in Brookings, S.D. Prairie Doc® hosts and their guests offer medical information and callers across the listening area ask questions about health and wellness topics. In addition, two-minute audio messages called Prairie Doc® Conversations offer medical tips. All of these radio programs are available as SoundCloud podcasts with convenient links from our website http://www.PrairieDoc.org/radio.
Prairie Doc® Perspectives are short essays written by the Prairie Docs® published as columns in newspapers in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas and located on this blog page https://www.PrairieDoc.org/blog.
Play, Eat, Sleep is dedicated to pediatric care. In a world where extended families may live hundreds or thousands of miles apart, Joanie Holm, RN, CNP, has produced Eat, Sleep, Play to help parents and grandparents tap into their own skills in parenting by describing basic infant and child health concerns and tips to alleviate these concerns. http://playeatsleep.org
Hopeful Spirit Chorale, founded by Dr. Richard Holm, is a group of volunteers dedicated to singing to people in need of cheer. Joanie Holm serves as coordinator for the voice-only group based in Brookings, SD. The Hopeful Spirit Chorale takes their music wherever they are needed. They sing for people in nursing homes or hospice patients in private homes. Their music is for those who are dying as well as for people who are well physically, but their spirit is a little sad.
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Prairie Doc Student Involvement
Healing Words Foundation values student involvement and tries to involve students in as many aspects of our foundation's activities as possible. The television show provides an excellent opportunity for a variety of students to learn outside the classroom.
Experiential Learning with the SDSU Journalism Department
On Call with the Prairie Doc® works with a variety of SDSU students in the production of our show. Many of the people in the production crew are journalism students who assist with running the cameras and sound equipment. We hope that this is a win-win. We need the assistance, and the students are gaining valuable, hands-on experience.
Prairie Doc® Assistantship
A professional development program for SDSU undergraduates interested in medical careers
This is a group of pre-med and pre-PA students who volunteer their time each week to answer the viewers’ calls during On Call with the Prairie Doc®. Additionally, some of the students help research show topics. Before each show, the students meet with the guest physicians and have a chance to ask questions about the various medical sub-specialties. Every year, we take these students on a medical mission trip to a foreign country. We also try to arrange other events throughout the year to expand their knowledge of the medical field and help them grow in professionalism as they prepare for whatever their career may be.