Digital Addiction: An Interview with Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Phreedom: Ungrip Devices. Grip Life (Episode 85, To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow)
Dr. Nidhi Gupta, pediatric endocrinologist and an award-winning researcher, joined host Dr. Jim Morrow to talk about Phreedom, her movement to mitigate digital addiction. Dr. Gupta explained how our behavior with any mobile wireless device contributes to addiction, explained how that addiction works via the trigger loop, the impacts on health, her advice for digital wellness, and more.
To Your Health is brought to you by Village Medical (formerly Morrow Family Medicine), which brings the care back to healthcare.
Phreedom: Ungrip Devices. Grip Life
Driven by her personal and professional experiences, Dr. Nidhi Gupta launched a movement (Phreedom: Ungrip Devices. Grip Life) to raise awareness about smartphone addiction and enlighten her audience to reclaim their time and attention in this technology driven economy.
Through her research and clinical work, Nidhi is devoted to exposing the dangers of screen addiction. Her work shows that screen time obsession causes or contributes to an array of health challenges such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, addiction, and more.
Nidhi has created a robust digital-wellness workshop that empowers parents, professionals, and students with a deep understanding of smartphone addiction and practical tools to prevent and/or mitigate this behavior.
Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Founder & CEO, Phreedom: Ungrip Devices. Grip Life, & KAP Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Nidhi Gupta is a pediatric endocrinologist and an award-wining researcher. She has been a featured speaker on several podcasts, including The BMJ, Switch4good, The Daily Huddle and How It’s Done. Nidhi has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and essays.
Nidhi is speaking at TEDx Tullahoma in April 2023.
Nidhi completed her medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India; pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Upon graduating, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 4 years, where she was the director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Clinic.
She is now the Founder and CEO of KAP Pediatric Endocrinology, a direct specialty endocrine practice in Franklin, TN.
About Village Medical (formerly Morrow Family Medicine)
Village Medical, formerly Morrow Family Medicine, is an award-winning, state-of-the-art family practice with offices in Cumming and Milton, Georgia. The practice combines healthcare information technology with old-fashioned care to provide the type of care that many are in search of today. Two physicians, three physician assistants and two nurse practitioners are supported by a knowledgeable and friendly staff to make your visit to Village Medical one that will remind you of the way healthcare should be. At Village Medical, we like to say we are “bringing the care back to healthcare!” The practice has been named the “Best of Forsyth” in Family Medicine in all five years of the award, is a three-time consecutive winner of the “Best of North Atlanta” by readers of Appen Media, and the 2019 winner of “Best of Life” in North Fulton County.
Village Medical offers a comprehensive suite of primary care services including preventative care, treatment for illness and injury, and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease. Atlanta-area patients can learn more about the practice here.
Dr. Jim Morrow, Village Medical, and Host of To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow
Dr. Jim Morrow is the founder of Morrow Family Medicine. He has been a trailblazer and evangelist in healthcare information technology, was named Physician IT Leader of the Year by HIMSS, a HIMSS Davies Award Winner, the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Steve Bloom Award Winner as Entrepreneur of the Year and he received a Phoenix Award as Community Leader of the Year from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Peggie Morrow and together they founded the Forsyth BYOT Benefit, a charity in Forsyth County to support students in need of technology and devices. They have two Goldendoodles, a gaggle of grandchildren and enjoy life on and around Lake Lanier.
The complete show archive of To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow addresses a wide range of health and wellness topics.