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Ask Dr. Darria with Special Guest NBA Alum Dominique Wilkins

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Dr. Darria answers health questions sent in by Sharecare users, and Dominique Wilkins drops in to talk about his health advocacy work.
Air Date: 5/19/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Dominique Wilkins, Former NBA All-Star
Dominique-WilkinsDominique Wilkins is a legendary professional basketball player who began his career playing for the Atlanta Hawks. Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and one of the all-time elite scoring machines in NBA history, living up to his college nickname "The Human Highlight Film."

Today Wilkins has a unique position with the Atlanta Hawks, splitting time between the front office as Vice President of Basketball Operations and the broadcast booth as a Hawks game analyst for Fox Sports South.

Away from the basketball world, Wilkins is regarded as a leading advocate for the causes of diabetes and spina bifida research – both of which touch his daily life. Wilkins himself is a diabetic and both his father and grandfather passed away from complications related to Type-1 diabetes. In May, Wilkins will be honored by the American Diabetes Association as a “Father of the Year” for his work in the area. Wilkins has also served as a celebrity ambassador for the Spina Bifida Association, a condition affecting his daughter.
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dominique-Wilkins/309389275872570?fref=ts
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DWilkins21
Ask Dr. Darria with Special Guest NBA Alum Dominique Wilkins
NBA star, Dominique Wilkins, talks about his work off the court as a leading advocate for the causes of diabetes and spina bifida research, both of which touch his daily life.

Dr. Darria also answers health questions sent in by Sharecare users. Submit "Ask Dr. Darria" questions on Twitter to @SharecareInc with #SharecareRadio, or email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your question answered on the show.

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