Top Medical Reddit IAmA's The latest Medical IAmA's collected from Reddit MedicalIamA 25 year old female getting my heart valve replaced with a cow valve on Monday. AMA! Hi, we're Vanessa Lavorato, Ry Prichard and Abdullah Saeed, the hosts of BONG APPÉTIT. Each week, we invite chefs on to make an amazing cannabis-infused meal and invite people over to join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner party. Each of us has a background in working or cooking with cannabis - we want to answer YOUR questions about weed and food!

BONG APPÉTIT is on VICELAND Wednesdays at 10:30p.


Sat, 24 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI'm the retired developer and manager of NASA's Virtual Reality lab. AMA! Hi, my name is Dave Homan. After graduating college [EDIT: with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering] in 1974, I was employed at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas in order to develop and verify the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) auto-sequences. I created the first desktop Dynamic Skills Trainer for the SRMS. In 1990, I wrote the "Assembly Principles" used as the basis for assessment of the end-to-end assembly process for the International Space Station design.
From 1991 through my retirement in 2011, I managed the development and operations of the JSC Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, the facility that supports integrated extravehicular activity (EVA) and robotic manipulator systems training for both shuttle and space station crewmembers. Additional unique capabilities developed in the facility include the Simplified Aid For EVA Rescue (SAFER) flight simulator and a zero-gravity mass simulator system for training astronauts to handle large masses in orbit. In the VR Lab, I led the development and distribution of the Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) software rendering package that is used in all ground-based man-in-the-loop on-orbit simulators- the backbone of the VR Lab and is used onboard the International Space Station. During my time as manager, the lab produced graphics for multiple IMAX 3D films and numerous television documentaries.

TL;DR: I developed NASA's Virtual Reality program in order to train astronauts for their space walks. AMA!

My daughter, Kelly, will be typing on my behalf on a (probably) throw-away account. We will begin answering questions at 11:30am EST on June 16, 2017.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a house call physician with over 10 years experience, trying to bring back the practice to the 21st century! AMA! I am Dr. Ernest Brown, and I have been a House Call doctor since 2006. I operate in the Washington DC area, treating patients suffering from a range of ailments in the convenience of their bedroom, hotel room, or workplace.

My company, ‘Doctors To You,’ is trying to change the landscape of modern healthcare. We take a more holistic and direct approach to treating our patients. Here is a link to our group’s website:

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Any former or current credit counselor that knows the ins and outs of fixing up ones creditworthiness from that side of things. Update: Back to the #entrepreneurlife... You can find me here:

Instagram: Facebook: Snapchat: Website: Soundcloud: Twitter: Medium: Planet of the Apps: Podcast:

Update: Starting at 1:40 PM EST.

About: One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $4M to a $45M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

You can find Gary here: Instagram: Facebook: Snapchat: Website: Soundcloud: Twitter: Medium: Planet of the Apps: Podcast:


Sat, 27 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Medical-LiveIamA Nurse who just spent 3 months aboard the world's largest civilian hospital ship... AMA! I'm a 27 yo RN from Canada, and just returned from my 2nd tour volunteering aboard the M/V Africa Mercy in the West African country of Benin. The AFM as we call her is the largest ship of her kind outside of military hospital vessels, and is operated by Mercy Ships, an international NGO focused on providing free, safe, high quality healthcare to some of the poorest countries in the world. All of the 400+ volunteers from around the world are paying their own way to be there.

During this past field service in Benin, over 1700 patients received surgery on board, 1800 local professionals received training and mentoring, and over 6000 dental patients were seen.

My job on the patient wards involved prepping our patients for surgery (including a lot of teaching about how things will be done and what to expect), and caring for them after they've recovered from anaesthesia, until they're well enough to return home. I mainly worked with hernia and soft-tissue tumor patients, but my MVP's (most valued patients) were women we treated for Obstetric Fistula. This condition is relatively unheard of in western countries, but affects millions of women worldwide. Lengthy, obstructed labor often leads to a still birth, and on top of that chronic incontinence, which in turn leads to a cycle of shame, ostracism, and emotional pain. I've never met more brave, beautiful, and inspiring women than in my time working with fistula patients.

Ask me anything!

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EDIT: Hey folks! Thanks for all the great questions!

I'm going to take a little break for lunch, and try to get some unpacking done. :/

I'll be back around 1PM EDT.

In the meantime, check out Tomorrow, May 23rd, is the International Day to End Fistula. Please spread the word about this devastating but relatively unknown condition!

Edit 2: Forgot my disclaimer.

Although I am currently serving with Mercy Ships, everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Mercy Ships. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Mercy Ships.

Edit 3: Thanks everyone for all the interest and fantastic questions!

I'll continue to answer questions if more come in, but before it gets too late I want to remind people about the Day to End Fistula tomorrow. Spread the word!

Also, keep an eye out on the NatGeo Channel for their documentary filmed last fall, The Surgery Ship. It's out in Australia, and some parts of word yet on when it will air in North America.


Mon, 22 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicHi, we’re Joey Sturgis, Eyal Levi and Joel Wanasek - Billboard Top 10 music producers and owners of the online recording school Nail The Mix! I am an actor, director, Chicano art collector, and writer, and half of comedy duo Cheech and Chong. I have a newly released memoir called "Cheech Is Not My Real Name, But Don't Call Me Chong!"

Tue, 02 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a 26 year old father with brain cancer. - AMA! I am a 26 year old father that has brain cancer. I had a tangerine-sized grade II oligoastrocytoma tumor removed 14 months ago from my right-frontal lobe. I completed one month of radiation treatment, and took the oral chemotherapy drug Temodar on a cycle for 5 months. Since January 1st, I have completed all of my treatments, and I will continue to get regular MRIs every 6 months - AMA!

PROOF: 1) Here is me about to get radiated..

2) Me with my hair mostly gone after radiated.. (at the MN Medical Cannabis dispensary LeafLine)

3) My 5K Run/Walk Sponsorship fundraiser for Brain Tumors research link: )))))))))))))! (PS Feel free to donate money to brain cancer research here, ::wink::)


One of first MRI post-op I saw(It got worse in other ones, but obv this still looks bad):

angle 2:

My radiation mask:

MY SKULL STAPLED SHUT(Somewhat graphic, beware):

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Irish actress Amy Huberman - Daisy on The Clinic and Tara Rafferty on the new Acorn TV series Striking Out! AMA! Thank you everyone who participated in my AMA! I had such a fun time. We are officially done for the day.

Hey everyone, this is Irish actress Amy Huberman. I’m excited to do this AMA! I’m from South Dublin, I played Daisy on The Clinic and Tara Rafferty on Striking Out – now on Acorn TV ( Check out the trailer here:


Tue, 04 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI have end stage renal failure, I've been through peritoneal dialysis and now I'm on hemo dialysis. ASK ME ANYTHING! I've had kidney problems since the age of four but the actually failed in February 2016. I got onto PD as soon as I could but unfortunately I wasn't able to get the clearances I needed so I had to go onto hemo in December 2016. To get the hemo started I've started with neck lines then moved to a chest line. Finally I had my fistula made and now I've started using that. Ask me anything :)

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a family physician and professor of public health, and an expert on the ACA aka Obamacare, ask me anything! This has been an unbelievable experience for me doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything over the last four hours! I've tried to answer as many questions as quickly as I could. I read some really great questions, some great answers, and hope you found it valuable. And to those questions I could not get to, my apologies. As Director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health our mission is to improve the health and wellness of rural and vulnerable populations. I am hopeful that the new administration will pay close attention to rural health needs. Two of three rural voters cast their vote for President Trump. Politicians would be wise to address the concerns of their constituents! Please feel free to follow us on our website at I'm signing off now, and look forward to future sessions! Thanks for your enthusiastic and active participation ! DrDanDerksen

I'm Dr. Dan Derksen, an M.D., a professor of public health policy at the University of Arizona, and the director of the UA's Center for Rural Health. During my health policy fellowship with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in 2008, I researched and drafted federal legislative provisions to improve the nation's supply and distribution of the health workforce that were included in Title V of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act." Through my research, I work to improve health insurance coverage and access to high-quality health care.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalWe are American emergency medical providers working in a West African Trauma Center, Ask Us Anything! EDIT: Thanks so much for all your questions, I had a great time. If you are looking for more info visit or if you're looking for a therapist visit If you're looking for treatment visit

I am a clinical consultant at Promises Scottsdale and help diagnose and treat sex addicts. Sex and porn addictions affect more than just the addict, it can affect your family and relationships as well. I am the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP.) You also may know my father, Dr. Patrick Carnes who is one of leading sex addiction researchers.

In addition to sex addiction I also treat patients with eating disorders and chemical dependency. I am the author of “Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts,” “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts” and “Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol.”


Sun, 22 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA former herpes sufferer who took part in a clinical trial for a vaccine that works! My short bio: Hey everyone, My name is Infidelix.. I am the rapper from the subway video... I am setting up this AMA so I can talk about what happened with the video and the girl.. what I do as a street performer... and talk abit about my new album...

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Medical-Live[AMA] I work at a Psychiatric Hospital. Hey guys, didn't post enough proof, oops! Let's try this again. Hey guys! This is my first AMA, here's some proof.

I'm going to remain confidential as to allow myself to answer questions as honestly as possible without worrying about my employer finding out. Any opinions here are mine alone, unless otherwise stated and do not reflect that of my employer.

I've been working as a Behavioral Health Tech for about 3 years now, working in the high acuity unit in a Psychiatric Hospital. High acuity simply means the I work with the toughest patients. Ask me anything!

EDIT: Wow guys thanks for all the questions! I'm still not done answering and I'm not closing the AMA so please feel free to keep asking! I've gotta sleep before work tonight but depending on how the night goes I'll have some free time to respond. I'm making it a goal to respond to everyone so keep them coming!

EDIT 2: I just woke up and wow, so many questions and rip my inbox! I'm rolling into work now and whenever I get time I'm going to answer everyone!

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIAmA EMT working the Christmas holiday, AMA! Proof:

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician for 30+ years, creator of the 5 S's method for calming babies and SNOO Smart Sleeper. Ask me anything! UFC Vet, bareknuckle fighter, whistleblower and another 20 year career I'm not allowed to talk about. You can ask me anything, but my answers may be pretty limited on certain topics. And if you're an official member of the Media, I'm not allowed to talk to you.

EDIT 1 - We're doing a document drop at FBI headquarters at around 1:30pm and all supporters are welcome. They're at 201 Maple St, Chelsea, MA. We're staging in the Burger King parking lot across the street (because I don't like being placed face down by an FBI anti-terrorist team because I showed up unannounced with a mob). We're all going to buy burgers first (so we're not trespassing). And because we have manners.

EDIT 2 - Back from FBI headquarters, ready to continue the IAMA!

EDIT 3 - Proof, as requested:

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EDIT 5 - After I staggered out of the FBI's interrogation room, I hit up an old friend's new restaurant, Capo in South Boston, to recover. I found out the IAMA was down due to lack of initial proof and I took my first Proof pic there. It didn't come out well enough to use, but the food was excellent so I figured I would give him a plug.

EDIT 6 - Wow, thanks for all the support guys. Heading to bed now, will be taking questions again at 10:00am Eastern Time if anyone is still interested.

EDIT 7 - Again, thanks for all the support. For those that know me from The Underground Forum (at this is exactly the kind internet martial arts/ethics/philosophy stuff I love endlessly shooting the breeze about online. I'll keep checking the thread as long is it's active and keep answering everyone's questions on a regular basis.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT