Prairie Doc Media is a part of 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.
On Call with the Prairie Doc is a one-hour live medical questions program. Dr. Rick Holm and the show’s guest discuss relevant medical issues and answer questions from callers. Learn more on our television page of this site. www.PrairieDoc.org/television.
Prairie Doc Radio started 25 years ago and remains a 30-minute live radio show on KBRK in Brookings. Callers across the listening area ask questions about health and wellness topics. It’s the radio station's most popular program! Learn more on our radio page: http://www.prairiedoc.org/radio
Healing Words Foundation values student involvement and try 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.