Dr. Andrew Doan, MD, PhD (Speaker & Author) & Real Battle Team
Dr. Andrew Doan, MD, PhD earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He is author of The Biggest 24 and Hooked on Games. As a speaker, he has spoken about medicine, Internet marketing, social media, video game addiction, the importance of the mind, body, & spirit, and how to harness one's full potential in the digital age. Dr. Doan is a recognized expert in technology and video game addiction. With a doctoral degree in neuroscience, his background in molecular neuroscience adds in depth knowledge into the areas of Internet Addiction, Video Game Addiction, and Technology Addiction.
Dr. Andrew Doan is a doctor, doctor, i.e. M.D. and Ph.D., meaning that he is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical scientist doctors. Every year the NIH provides funding for the training of medical scientists, M.D./Ph.D.'s. These medical scientists comprise of about 200 students every year out of 16,000 medical students. They get paid to go through this eight year program to teach and do research. The goal is to create medical scientists and educators to teach and do research in medical schools and public settings. These medical scientists pick a clinical discipline as well as a basic science discipline. Dr. Doan chose ophthalmology as a clinical discipline which compliments well with his interest in neuroscience. He got his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins, the premier neuroscience training program in the world. He has had over 10 years of experience doing research on learning, memory, and brain development.
The neurosensory retina in the eyes connect with the brain through approximately 2.4 million nerve fibers, making the eyes an extension of the brain. With Dr. Doan's clinical knowledge in visual systems and his research training in neuroscience, his expertise is unique and rare. He is able to speak with medical and scientific authority on brain development, the visual system, and how gaming works through the visual system to reprogram the brain via neuronal plasticity.
Dr. Doan, with Melanie Hempe RN and Julie Doan RN, founded Real Battle Ministries. Real Battle Team consists of Julie Doan RN and Melanie Hempe RN.
Dr. Doan's book on Video Game Addiction, Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction, is available on Amazon.com
Dr. Doan is an eye surgeon and comprehensive ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Southern California
Review by Mark
I greatly appreciated your son speaking as well. Such an important topic! A great blend of the neuroscience with practical advice as to how to monitor usage of electronics. Thank you!
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Review by Renee
We weren't sure that to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The personal stories were so helpful. The medical info was clear and understandable. Thank you so much!
Review by Jennifer
Great info! Loved hearing from your son.
Review by Rosemary
The realness of your personal experience. Knowledge makes it very interesting and credible.
Review by Denise
While this is interesting. There was a focus on the extreme argument by antidote. Videos - low quality.
Review by Yvonne
Nick's testimony was very eye opening. More people should be made aware of this addiction to help children be aware of the danger society as imposed on today's children.
Review by Ruth
Thank you for bringing this out in the open. Nick's participation was a powerful addition. Would love to receive the data and your book. You empowered to me to continue the restrictions I have talked about about doing and just began.
Very powerful. Nick you should be very proud. Admitting what you did in front of a group and owning it is super impressive and shows the incredible person that you're becoming.
Review by Michelle
Wow! So much to consider. I wish we had more time. How to choose appropriate electronic games? I thought that candy crush would have been okay. What are the stats between girls vs boys?
Review by Barbara
Would like more focus on iPhone and social media versus gaming addiction.
Review by Janet
Would love your book! And any thoughts and help for an 18-year old soon to be in college.
Review by Jane
I'm speechless. Wow.
Review by Lou
Great talk! Would have liked to hear more about how we can help break our kids away from social media, games, etc.
Review by Beverly
I enjoyed setting with you both on the patio yesterday and encouraged my friends to attend today. Not disappointed! Excellent info, beautiful, inspiring delivery.
Review by Allison
Very dynamic speaker! The content was very interesting and relevant. Wonderful that the speaker had firsthand and academic experience.
Review by Tracy
A little more on how to take away, limit on the use of phones.
Review by Lisa
Thank you for sharing. He is sharing data and experience. I am a head of school and would like to learn about how to bring you and your son to our school to speak.
Review by Ginger
Very important information. I need to determine a way to implement in my family.
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Review by Nora
Great speaker! Greatly appreciate that they talked about their lives of personal situation - makes it very real and believable.
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Review by Rich
I've been at culture camp 8 times this was the best prevention yet.
Thank you Nick! For your time, love and faith. For our kids and us. Great discussion last night at dinner!
Review by Janet
Thank you for enlightening me to this issue.
Review by Stacy
Dr. Doan combines research with personal experience and gives an incredible and timely presentation. An incredible wake up call for parents of teens.
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Review by Loye
Learned so much! Also provided much to think about. Want to learn more.
Review by Jeannie
Outstanding, informative, engaging. I enjoyed the enthusiasm. Nick's contribution took courage and should personal strength.
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Review by Tara
Timely and relevant!
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Review by Michelle
Opened my eyes to issued we need to deal with now. Thank you!
Review by Linda
Great information - Now to implement more limits for my 14-year old son.
Talk more about stopping the addictions. How did you break the cycle? Great, AHA moment to keep the limits on access and time spent online.
Would like presentation to include more on social media and loud music using ear buds especially use at bedtime.
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Review by Sandra
I think Oxytocin (not prolactin) is the posterior pituitary hormone. Would've liked some Q&A time.
Review by Judy
Crying seemed forced/faked. Would like strategies to stop addiction therapy required?
Review by Rebecca
Very eye opening. Great research and very appropriate content. I have a 7 years old and 13 years old. Hope you are able to come back next year.
I need to tell my cousin the data and stats. He plays games too much.
Review by Jeanne
Thank you both for sharing! Nick your story is so inspirational for us and our kids.
Review by Shon
Word usage and level of knowledge is intricate and spoken so cohesively. Conviction was perfected and made so exquisite that. I want to decay from my former actions, please teach again, your doctrine is very much needed and helpful, intercede on my behalf, I implore you!
Review by Jared
The lecture was very interesting and helpful.
Review by Alissa
I was interested and impressed by the presentation. The Personal life examples helped make this topic realistic and I learned things of hadn’t known. I expected it to be boring, but was surprised that it was really good.
Review by Sam
I really liked this presentation. I would recommend you guys to other places like schools. This shows me that I shouldn’t play a lot of video games. Thank you so much. God bless!