Doctor In The Dugout

Saturdays at Noon

Doctor in the Dugout is a one hour show hosted by Dr. Alan Beyer and Dr. Jonathan Kaplan of theĀ Hoag Orthopedic Institute, and runs on Saturdays. Featuring the Doctors’ distinctive wit and keen insights on sports, Doctor in the Dugout provides an entertaining twist on sports medicine-related topics and current injury reports, and features special guests and more.

In addition to baseball news, the program covers a variety of current events in the world of sports and sports medicine. Dr. Beyer and Dr. Kaplan answer questions sent in by email and fields calls from listeners. For upcoming show dates, see the schedule below.

Alan H. Beyer, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and total knee replacement. Dr. Beyer graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. During his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, he became the Chief Resident of Orthopedics and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. His passion for sports influenced his decision to pursue this specialty and thus in a vocation where preserving an active lifestyle is a key focus.

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is fellowship trained to treat patients with foot and ankle injuries and conditions. Dr. Kaplan completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and is currently a partner at the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California. He is on the forefront of minimally invasive bunion correction, arthritis treatment, and deformity correction, not only as a clinician, but also as an instructor in these techniques.

Doctor In The Dugout Schedule

Day Date Time Guest(s)
Saturday 1/11/2020 12:00-1:00 PM Dr. Emily Eckstein – Executive director of Beach House Treatment Centers. She has worked with many professional athletes with their unique issues regarding their addictions and treatments.
Saturday 1/18/2020 12:00-1:00 PM Terrell Davis – Super Bowl XXXII MVP and former Denver Broncos running back. Terrell Davis was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
Saturday 1/25/2020 12:00-1:00 PM Ben Spielberg – Founder and CEO of TMS Brain Health. Working in brain-based behavioral health for nearly a decade, Ben will be speaking about what happens to athletes’ brains when affected by trauma, why they’re so driven and focused, as well as what happens to their brains during the highs and lows of performance.
Saturday 2/1/2020 12:00-1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 2/8/2020 12:00-1:00 PM Brad Botkin – NBA writer for CBS Sports and co-author of Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien’s autobiography, “Clearing Hurdles.”
Saturday 2/15/2020 12:00-1:00 PM Leigh Steinberg – Sports agent who has represented the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft a record eight times. Leigh has represented more than 300 professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing and Olympic sports. He is often credited as the inspiration for the movie “Jerry Maguire.”
Saturday 2/22/2020 12:00-1:00 PM TBA


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm