FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- A Madison doctor shares why he became a periontologist.
Doctor Brian Stafeilspecializes in high-risk pregnancies.
What many of his patients don't realize is that he was born premature himself.
Today, with much more medical advancements, Doctor Stafeil is saving more premies, like himself.
"Now its not as severe as it was 30 years ago. According to my mom the doctors gave me a 50% chance of survival," said Dr. Brian Stafeil, Dean and St. Mary's Physician.
"Hearing my parents talk about it and hearing their re-telling of the storis of how small I was and how nervous they were and first saw me thought I looked terrible and my dad was like he looks 100% better than the day before cause my mom didnt see me," said Dr. Stafeil.
Periontologist Brian Stafeil is walking though the same hospital his family did more than 30 years ago, now he's helping the same families as his own - trying to get help for their premature child.
"It wasn't really until medical school that I thought about OB more heavily when I took care of a lot of patients with pre term labor I really made that connection and my experience of being born at 30 weeks added a lot to that picture and through medical school really enjoyed the OB and it prompted me to do that for my residency," said Dr. Stafeil.
Dr. Stafeil shows parents other than getting his eyes checked for sensitivity growing up, he had no effects from being born just 4 pounds 6 ounces.
There have been a lot of advances. Today, the same baby born 10 weeks early has a 96% chance of survival, compared to doctor stafeil's 50%.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Washington motel closes after possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease|
Thurston County health officials say a Super 8 Motel in Lacey has voluntarily closed while officials investigate a possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
|How much do home births actually cost?|
Choosing to have your baby at home is a deeply personal decision, one often rooted in moral beliefs and weighed carefully against safety concerns.
|What happens when you drink alcohol after you work out|
Sure you need to hydrate after your workout, but some gyms and fitness events are offering more than water to clients.
|Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003|
Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring - the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990.
|Insulin pump may cut risk of heart disease deaths with diabetes|
People with type 1 diabetes must control their blood sugar with insulin, but getting it automatically from an implanted pump may also help to stave off death from heart disease, according to a large Scandinavian study.
Tonight on FOX 47
1:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
2:00pm Women's World Cup Pregame
2:45pm 2015 Women's World Cup "3rd Place Match - England vs. Germany"
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Two and a Half Men
6:00pm MLB on FOX: "Brewers vs. Reds"
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:30pm Paid Program
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling