”The Dining Playbook with Billy & Jenny”

Jenny’s sitting down to dinner with her doctor and his wife. After all he’s done for her in the past nine months, she wanted to return the favor! Stella in the South End of Boston is a great family-owned Italian spot that is a must-visit!

Emmy award winners Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson bring the premier food, dining and entertainment program to NESN, the Flagship Network of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox. This weekly show  features original content from a variety of restaurants focusing on where to go, what to eat, what to drink and where Boston’s celebrity athletes hang out.

Dining Playbook celebrates New England’s two favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the regions best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers.

On-Call Obstetrician Delivers Babies, Comfort to Patients

Dr. Rafik Mansour is a sole practitioner obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who is on-call 24 hours a day. Bridget Blythe of NECN

One of the things that connects every person on the planet is life. The way we each entered the world may differ, but we all arrived through a birthing process of some sort. Three sisters from Massachusetts are sharing in a delivery experience that's becoming less and less common. All three of them have had their children delivered by one man. Dr. Rafik Mansour is a sole practitioner obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He both sees and delivers his patients. It also means he is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s perhaps why recent research finds that solo practices make up less than a quarter of the entire physician population in the U.S. as of 2011. Mansour said, “It’s taxing on your body and physical health an on your family health.”His patients are glad he’s there. For many ladies in labor, they don’t wind up with their usual doctor in the delivery room. And Mansour makes sure he is the one to deliver the baby at all times. Unless Mansour is on a rare vacation, he’s the one helping bring his patients’ babies into the world.


This week’s guest is Dr. Rafik Mansour, noted Boston obstetrician and gynecologist, will speak on women’s health issues.