• theitchpodcast

Getting to know Dr. Gupta

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

1. Do you have allergies/asthma/eczema/immune disease? Elaborate!

Yep - as you all heard on the first episode - I suffer from environmental allergies of my eyes and nose, asthma and eczema.  I have suffered from childhood and have never known life without an inhaler or an itch!  2. Why did you choose to be a part of The Itch?

Because I wanted to help bring more evidence based information to patients and peers.  I know that podcasts are very popular and when we searched for podcasts on this topic we couldn't find anything - so, we figured it was a perfect opportunity to start something that might help people.  3. What's your day job?

I am an Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Doctor - I treat both adults and kids Monday - Friday.... on the #upperwestside of Manhattan.  4. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? 

One of those fancy rainbow crayons - where you get a bunch of colors at once...  that's the indecisive Libra in me.   when I was little and people asked me my favorite color - I would say rainbow - I guess some things don't change. 5. What is something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I like to call friends on the phone for a real catch up session here and there --- vs. only keeping in touch through text.  6. What do you bring with you everywhere you go?

Lip balm, I hate the feeling of dry lips.  7. What is your karaoke song?

Picture by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow- not sure why its just a fun sappy song to sing. 8. What is your favorite thing to snack on?

Clementines!!!! We have a Trader Joe's right next to work and I pick up a bag every week to eat in-between patients.  Sometimes I have to buy a second bag for the week! 9. What are you currently reading?

Kamala Harris's autobiography- trying to get ready for the upcoming elections. 2020 - ready for change!  10. Your top 3 podcasts. 

Honestly, I am just getting into the world of podcasts.  Right now I have been listening to podcasts in the medical world to get an idea of how other people are presenting information to their audience --- so, that we can bring "The Itch" audience the best experience possible.