HouseCall with Dr. Mac
Episode - 085: "Check the Box" with Mr. Donerik Black
February 28, 2017
Dr. LaKeischa W. McMillan
How would you feel if one evening all of a sudden you became very short of breath, a little aggitated, and in a matter of hours you were being told by a doctor you needed open heart surgery? Well, that's not all. What if in about 2 years after that surgery, your health was starting to deteriorate so rapidly again, that you ended up at one of the top medical centers in the nation and were being told this time, "you need a heart transplant." Let's make the story a little more interesting; what if you were medically fit? No diabetes, no hypertension, and you had just been a "good samaritan" to your own father by donating a kidney to him prior to all of this happening. What is going on?
Donerik Black shares his story of how even when you seem to be doing everything right your life is still very fragile, and it really does make a difference if you check the box.