The Call Room

Dr. Robert Berry

Step into The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry as he gives you an inside perspective into health, fitness, medicine and the politics and policies of healthcare. As an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Berry cares for athletes young and old. He performs surgery and provides conservative care for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.

As the medical director for sports medicine for one of the largest Health Care Systems in Texas, he gives an insiders perspective on whats wrong with healthcare and how we can fix the broken system. Dr. Berry draws on his experience as former team physician for the NFL San Diego Chargers, X-Games, Red Bull, Super Cross and his career caring for professional athletes. He is an author and father of three grown children, who all participated in athletics. Dr. Berry is passionate about reducing injuries in young athletes and educating adults, coaches, parents, athletes, healthcare administrators, doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

All Episodes

Listen in to learn about the importance of a good fitting running shoe along with tips for selecting the right shoe in order to prevent injuries and prolong your running season. “The running shoe is one of the most important, if not the most important of the equipment for a runner.” — Dr. Robert Berry Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/34

Apr 27

31 min 54 sec

Welcome to today’s episode of The Call Room. Today on the podcast, we have with us Dr. Saba Rizvi, MD, an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Rizvi is also currently studying to earn her law degree at Baylor University. Dr. Rizvi recently published an article in Emergency Medicine News about private equity contract management groups, and we thought it would be great to hear more from her about the role they are playing in healthcare and the cost of patient care. We will learn about the current state of healthcare in relation to private equity groups, the problems they’ve created and discuss steps that can be taken by physicians to get medicine away from them. Listen in to today’s episode to learn about Private equity, how it affects physicians, their patients, and healthcare in nearly every aspect. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Rizvi as much as I did! “We really need to go back to getting out of the employment model in hospitals and going back to just running our own practices and running our own businesses. That’s what’s going to give us back that power.” — Dr. Saba Rizvi, MD Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/33

Apr 20

59 min 58 sec

Today on The Call Room, we’re talking about informed consent and why it’s important to consider when advising an athlete to return to sports after an injury. This episode was sparked from recent conversations I've been seeing online and I thought it would be great to share my own thoughts to further the conversation. Listen in to learn about the factors involved when advising an injured athlete about their return to sports, and the complexities that require a case-by-case analysis. “It is informed consent, discussing the risks and benefits with the athlete. No one athlete is the same, and no sport is the same.”- Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/32

Mar 16

30 min 22 sec

Today we’re talking about what factors are contributing to increased healthcare costs. Join me to better understand the health insurance industry, the widening pay gap between the administrative side of healthcare and the actual service providers. We'll discuss where premiums come from and I'll share insight about better ways to approach your healthcare as a patient. “Healthcare costs can go down, and the way they go down is when we empower patients to be in control.”- Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/31

Mar 9

48 min 34 sec

Today we’re talking about Tiger Woods’s recent car accident. We discuss what we know about his condition, the types of injuries he sustained, and how they could impact his recovery and future on the golf course. And we’ll dive deeper into the severity of his injuries from least to most concerning. "Tiger's probably one of the most mentally disciplined and tough athletes." - Dr. Robert Berry Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/30

Mar 2

17 min 33 sec

Today we're talking about the spread of the covid-19 virus, vaccines, testing and lockdowns. Can we as a nation re-open and resume normalcy that we once knew? With new leadership in the United States, and a year since covid has started, we are locked down more than we ever were. Dismissed recommendations are now being reconsidered, no standards on the amount of cycles of threshold in the testing process; reactions to vaccines and testing are becoming a big business. "Treating early is the most important thing, even if somebody is negative, they should get treatment, and the treatment has been very politicized, which is really concerning for me as a physician." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/29

Jan 30

57 min 28 sec

Listen in to learn about the reality of the No Surprise Medical Bills Act that's in front of Congress and what needs to change before it's passed. "Having an insurance plan does not guarantee care. You may have coverage, but that does not equal care." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/28

Dec 2020

34 min 26 sec

Listen in to learn about the most common ski injuries, what you can do to prevent them, and how you can prepare to have a fun and safe ski outing. "When all of us who are flatlanders head up to the mountain, if you are not acclimated, it takes or so to get acclimated to the altitude." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/27

Dec 2020

52 min 4 sec

Listen in to learn more about the transmission of COVID-19, the actual risk of asymptomatic spread, and what you need to know to wear a mask effectively. "I think an important differential between COVID and the flu is that COVID tends to prey on the elderly and those with comorbidities." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/26

Nov 2020

33 min 29 sec

Listen in to learn about the myth of the athletic scholarship, how to best prepare for your child's future, and why it may not be the best investment. "I don't think that any 9 or 10 year-old has got their path set out in front of them, despite what parents think." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/25

Nov 2020

46 min 30 sec

Listen in to learn the difference between a DO and an MD, where the osteopathic medical practice came from, and what they have brought to modern medicine. "What's the difference between osteopathic medical school and allopathic medical school? It really comes down to those first four years of training." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/24

Oct 2020

42 min 50 sec

Listen in to learn about the recent NFL injury that shocked the league, what is in Dak Prescot's future, and why it might not be so bleak. "Dak had actually turned down a contract last year that would have made him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in history." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/23

Oct 2020

16 min 28 sec

Learn why a shoulder dislocation should always be treated early for long term stability and to make a return to sports a sustainable decision. "As an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, this is one of the most common things that I and my colleagues see." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/22

Oct 2020

30 min

Listen in to learn how the NFL has handled the pandemic compared to other sports leagues, and the new developments that could halt the NFL season. "An ideal test would have a 100% sensitivity and a 100% specificity." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/21

Oct 2020

34 min 16 sec

Listen in to learn about the rise in mental health crises and suicides during the pandemic, what to look out for in those you love, and how you can help. "If you listen to the news and you are looking at any of the statistics, you know that suicides and attempted suicides are on the rise." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/20

Sep 2020

36 min 36 sec

Listen in to today's episode to learn how college football is reacting and maybe overreacting to the pandemic, and why they may not need to be so careful. "With all of us looking at the same data, how is it that certain football conferences have decided to stay open and others have stayed closed?" - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/19

Aug 2020

29 min 17 sec

Listen in to learn the information and misinformation out there about surgeries for ACL injuries, and the many factors that lead to success. "I often get asked what I do differently for professional athletes that's different than other patients, and the answer is absolutely nothing." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/18

Aug 2020

37 min 35 sec

Whether you want to get back on the field or back to playing with your grandkids, this episode will answer the questions you may have on knee replacements. "If you have a partial or total knee replacement, there are going to be some things that you are still not going to be able to do that you may have been able to do with a natural knee." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/17

Aug 2020

37 min 36 sec

On today's episode, we're talking about the opioid epidemic, the effect on the "fifth vital sign", and why laws can make necessary treatment difficult. "Where was all of this concern before and why all of a sudden now do we consider it a crisis?" - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/16

Aug 2020

22 min 13 sec

Listen in to today's episode to learn about cartilage transplants, how they relieve us of our join pain, and what to know before getting one yourself. "When I've gone back and looked at these transplants, it's pretty remarkable how the cartilage grows back and fills in those defects." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/15

Jul 2020

36 min 28 sec

Listen in to learn about the recent studies and research regarding young people and school and their effectiveness in spreading and getting COVID-19. "We want to use evidence in order to make decisions. That's how we as physicians make medical decisions." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/14

Jul 2020

48 min 24 sec

From the intricacies of it's symptoms to the basics of it's prevention, listen in to learn everything about heat illness and how to stay safe this summer. "Heat illness should never take a life, it is 100% preventable." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/13

Jul 2020

37 min 18 sec

Listen in to learn about the Female Athletic Triad, how it affects women and where it comes from, and what can be done to prevent it. "If you're experiencing pain and you're not recovering, that's probably a good time to seek help." - Dr. Rathna Nuti. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/12

Jul 2020

47 min 59 sec

Listen in to learn all about masks, how they can help protect you from the coronavirus, and how conflicting viewpoints on their use have come up. "The vast majority of individuals who test positive for Coronavirus are going to do fine and going to recover." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/11

Jun 2020

1 hr 5 min

Listen in to learn how Drew Morgan works with elite performers, what he has seen often get in their way, and what you can do to overcome it yourself. "It's all about using our mind, which controls everything we do, and learning how to use it more effectively." - Drew Morgan, MBA, MA. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/10

Jun 2020

53 min 22 sec

Learn how the prescribing process has changed over time, how the costs have increased over the years, and what you can do to minimize what you pay. "Pharmacy benefit managers have taken advantage of their position as middlemen." - Sarah Priestle. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/09

Jun 2020

51 min 17 sec

Listen in to learn how overuse injuries in sports occur, why they occur so much in young people, and what can be done to help overcome this problem. "I quickly became aware that sports don't have an off-season in Texas." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/08

Jun 2020

31 min 27 sec

Listen in to learn more about the recently introduced TRACE Act, and how our government is hoping they can use it to slow the spread of COVID-19. "The flattening of the curve was to prevent overwhelming of our healthcare system. It doesn't prevent the inevitability of spread." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/07

Jun 2020

26 min 40 sec

On today's episode, we're doing a deep dive into why healthcare is so expensive, how it has changed over the years, and what we can all do to change it. “Insurance companies are in the business of making money.” – Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented are the opinions of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult you personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/06

May 2020

44 min 38 sec

Listen in to learn how the recent developments in COVID-19, executive orders, and current events impacts Americans in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're in a position today in 2020 going back to rely on case law from 1905 that dealt with forced vaccinations." - Don Kaiser. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/05

May 2020

43 min 18 sec

Listen in as we get into the new data surrounding COVID-19, the power of herd immunity in past pandemics, and how we can help fight this together. "For the countries that have gone before us, there will be the opportunity to learn lessons on things they did well and things they did not so well." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/04

May 2020

27 min 33 sec

We're talking about new ideas in the treatment of COVID-19, why creating treatments is so difficult, and how to protect ourselves through critical analysis. "I wanted to talk with all of you about what we're seeing as the latest treatments in what is and isn't working." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/03

May 2020

26 min 51 sec

Listen in as we go over the preliminary results of this new study out of USC, what it means for our health, and what it means for the country as a whole. "The more people that have been exposed to the virus who have developed antibodies and recovered, will certainly protect the population." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented is the opinion of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult your personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/02

May 2020

19 min 16 sec

Welcome to the first episode of The Call Room. Listen in as we go in depth on COVID-19: it's origins, the current impact it has had on our communities and economy, and the possibilities in our future. “If we're going to stop a public health crisis, all of us need to cooperate.” – Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented are the opinions of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult you personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/01

May 2020

35 min 32 sec

Welcome to The Call Room, a podcast with an inside perspective into health, wellness, fitness, medicine and the politics and policies effecting healthcare. "We're going to have a discussion, we're going to answer your questions, just like when you go to the doctor and you sit down and they answer your questions. We're going to do the same in The Call Room." - Dr. Robert Berry. Waiver/legal notice: Information presented are the opinions of the host and guests and should not be considered medical advice. You should always consult you personal physician. Learn more about this episode of The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry at www.inthecallroom.com/podcast

Apr 2020

1 min 20 sec