Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD

Bio

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is Executive Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Chief Doctor at Sharecare, where she answers users' health and wellness questions on her blog Ask Dr. Darria, and brings her expertise as a physician to the development of Sharecare's products and program offerings. In addition to her role at Sharecare, Dr. Darria is an Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and works as an emergency room doctor in the Emory University Hospital Emergency Department. She currently is a health contributor on Fox News WAGA Atlanta, has appeared frequently on The Dr Oz Show, and regularly on Fox News Boston. Previously, Dr. Darria was on faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she worked in the ER at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. While at Harvard, Dr. Darria authored a chapter in the preeminent text of Emergency Medicine, and both published and presented academic research articles in disciplines including plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and hospital strategic and financial business development Early on in her medical career, Dr. Darria saw patients becoming both frustrated and frightened by medical information that they heard on the news or read online. This compelled her to commit her life's work to provide patients not only with the most accurate information, but also deliver it in a relatable, compassionate voice. Dr. Darria earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, her residency in emergency medicine from Yale University School of Medicine, and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Sharecare Inc

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Activity

  • Darria  Long Gillespie, MD
    A soothing poultice, made with baking soda and water in a soft cloth, can help relieve the pain and swelling from a joint injury. In this video, I will describe how to make and apply a poultice. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.

    Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency rooms appear to have signif...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

    Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. Jame...Full Article

  • Darria  Long Gillespie, MD
    The USPTF, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Cancer Society recommend that you get annual screening if you are at high risk (patients who meet all THREE criteria; are ages 55-74, have a 30 pack-year history of smoking, and currenly still smoke or quit in the last 15 years). Read More
  • Darria  Long Gillespie, MD
    You can treat bad breath naturally by simply chewing on some parsley. In this video, I will explain how parsley can neutralize the odor that is caused by bacteria that live on your teeth and tongue. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.

    Since Congress passed the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement Act in 2007, which was designed to s...Full Article

  • Darria  Long Gillespie, MD
    Children's developing brains can be even more susceptible to the injuries caused by concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which is why it's SO important to protect them.  Consequences of TBI in kids can range from mild and temporary (headache, foggy thinking, nausea, memory difficulties) to fatal...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, April, 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down.

    "Death rates overall have declined 9 percent, but f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.

    Surprisingly, the study also found that those under the age of 24 who have epilepsy face...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may be linked to children's lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at a group of children who had suffered a traumatic brain injury three years earlier...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

  • Darria  Long Gillespie, MD
    If you have a trip planned or an occasion that coincides with your menstrual cycle, it is possible to skip a period. In this video, I will explain how you can skip a period. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weather-related power outages and snowstorms may increase the risk of potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning, a new study finds.

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can reach dangerous levels in unventilated areas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early signs and symptoms of stroke are often missed by emergency department doctors, a new study finds.

    Every year, tens of thousands of Americans with symptoms such as dizziness or headache are misdiagnosed in the ER in the days or weeks before t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.

    Hockey accounted for 40 percent of th...Full Article