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Syndicated Radio Physician Dr. Asa Andrew Expands TV Footprint

Asa Andrew, M.D. – known to his growing audiences on radio and television as Doctor Asa – has just filmed his fifth reality health series. Titled, “Reversed,” the program focuses on the global challenges of diabetes and weight-related issues. Doctor Asa serves as the program’s executive producer as well as one of the lead talents. The latest installment was filmed in Costa Rica and will be released on Discovery later this year. Doctor Asa, in addition to his array of media products and roles, recently signed a deal with Impact Wrestling as a ringside physician “character.” He tells TALKERS, “The word ‘doctor’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘teacher’ and I view my varied roles in talk media as extensions of that concept.”

Pictured at the filming of “Reversed”: Doctor Asa (left) interviewing Tony Jimenez, M.D. (right) a leading cancer doctor. Doctor Asa will be one of 60 talk media speakers at the forthcoming TALKERS 2023 at Hofstra University on Friday, June 2. To register or obtain sponsorship information, call Barbara Kurland at 413-565-5413.

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Multiplatform Star Doctor Asa Debuts as Ringside Physician

TALKERS Heavy Hundred radio personality, Dr. Asa Andrew (known as “Doctor Asa”) founder of the Dr. Asa Network and perennial star of the TALKERS annual convention, is fulfilling a lifelong ambition by entering the world of professional wrestling. From his years as assistant strength and conditioning coach of the national championship Florida State Seminoles football team under legendary coach Bobby Bowden, he developed a passion for sports medicine and athletic performance. An athlete himself, Doctor Asa first entered the space of professional wrestling in 2000 being trained by the WCW Power Plant and the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. However, this lasted a short time as life took him into a chance meeting with Dave Ramsey which inspired the launch of his highly successful health talk radio career. But fate has again intervened and AndrewFacial hair - Hair was given a second chance when his old friend WWE Hall of Fame legend “Diamond” Dallas Page challenged him to compete again in the field he worked so hard to enter for years… by getting back in the “squared circle” at age 50. Doctor Asa re-trained this past year with Dusty Rhodes’ son, Cody Rhodes, who is set to go against Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Championship at WrestleMania in Hollywood, California on April 1 and 2.  In signing with Impact Wrestling, one of the top three wrestling promotions in America, Doctor Asa has taken on the role as head of medical and sports performance for the company. His new title? “Doctor Asa, Ringside Physician.” TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison, an avid fan of wrestling, boxing and MMA, says, “Don’t be surprised if the doctor in scrubs sitting at ringside doesn’t wind up in the midst of the action should things get out of hand.”