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  • 00:30

    Help from a Hospitalist

    in Family

    Dr. Janet Huber joins us to offer suggestions on how to work effectively with a hospitalist during your caree's hospitalization. She'll also talk about a website she's launched to help you track your family's health.

  • 01:01

    Interview with Philip Jonas, MD, Hospitalist at OSU

    in Health

    Health Care blog, tweet and medical review and discussion, featuring an interview with Philip C. Jonas, MD, a specialist in internal medicine who works as a Hospitalist at Ohio State University Hospitals.  Phil is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, now renamed NEOMED.  Yes, Dr Jonas is the son of Dr Synonymous (A. Patrick Jonas, MD) a Family Physician in the Dayton, OH area.
    Phil reviews the specialty of Hospital Medicine and how his group practices in the Ohio State University Hospitals of the Wexner Medical Center.  This includes the scope of his practice, type of patients and communication style for informing referring physicians about their patients.
    Dr's Jonas and Jonas finish by singing happy birthday to Natalie Rose Jonas, grandaughter and neice to the doctors on the show.  Happy Birthday, Natalie.
    Interviews with Family Medicine Leaders, Educators and Thought Leaders will focus on current and future health care issues.  A chat room allows listeners to comment and interact.

  • 00:32

    Meet Robert Wachter, MD

    in Health

    On the February 25th 2015 broadcast at 11:30 AM Pacific/ 2:30PM Eastern our special guest is Robert Wachter, MD who is:

    'Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.

    He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (1999-2000) and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (2012-13). In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety.

    For the past seven years, Modern Healthcare magazine has named him one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S., the only academic physician to receive this recognition. In 2014, the same publication also recognized him as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare. His new book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, will be published in April, 2015.'

    Join us for an informative chat with a leader in the emerging digital health economy!

  • 00:40

    Habits of Highly Successful Couples

    in Family

    This week on Mom Talk Radio, Diane Muldrow, author of Everything I Need to Know series, shares why this iconic series offers so many valuable life lessons. Spotlight on Moms features Dr. Daisy Sutherland of WholisticFitLiving.com. Keith Miller, author of Love Under Repair: How to Save Your Marriage and Survive Couples Therapy, shares the habits of highly successful couples. Suzy Peterfriend, co-author of Mommy Are We Rich? Talking to Children About Family Money, shares tips on when you should talk to your kids about money. Dr. Daniel McGee, pediatric hospitalist, shares five telltale cough sounds that offer clues as to what may be ailing your child.

  • 02:00

    Guardian Abuse: Meet your hospitalist # 2

    in Politics

    This is the replacement show for the January 27th technical problems. Beverly Newman, Elder Advocate, Florida, will be co-hosting this show.
    This evening we will be discussing one of the newest booming medical industries; the Hospitalist and why you should avoid them at all costs in most cases.
    Beverly will be discussing the Sarasota, Florida, sheriff department efforts to have people admitted to hospitals sign total waivers on their constitutional rights and their right to medical privacy.  All of this just in time for the one-sided crackdown on prescription drug users.  Of course no real effort will be expended to go after the manufacturers and distributors. And there certainly will not be any action taken against Doctors who prescribe chemical restraints for the elderly using drugs prohibited for use on the elderly. 
    This would be particularly handy in the case of elder abduction at the hands of professional predators.  Not knowing what they were signing, they could actually be facilitating their own waiver of rights in every area....and would be declared incompetent immediately afterwards.
    The law enforcement coding/billing system and the answer to why law enforcement will not report or respond to reports of abuse, kidnap and neglect of elderly individuals committed by professional predators.
    Lots to talk about!  We will be taking calls if you have something to add!

  • 01:30

    Dr Robert Sakulanda MD

    in Health

    Dr Robert Sakulanda MD is a board certified family physician,and hospitalist with more than 19 years experience. He graduated from the University of Zambia (UNZA)School of Medicine in 1995 and also holds an MBA in Finance & Accounting. He is the president & CEO of Entire Family Medical Center based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the founder of Help & Embrace Zambia a multifaceted group providing help and services in medical missions in Africa particularly in Zambia.

    Dr Sakulanda joins us on PERSPECTIVES to discuss and share information on the recent EBOLA  outbreak in West Africa. He will discuss the background and characteristics of the Ebola virus and how it is managed. How does this affect the African countries and what collaboration efforts if any are ongoing among African governments? Considering that this is not the first EBOLA  outbreak, what research has been done since the last outbreak?

  • 00:29

    Making the best of time with your family physician

    in Health

    Dr. Stephen Meyers of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, joins Mike and Joyce to talk about the steps being taken by his group os primary care physicians to be able to provide care to an increasing number of people

    You can help yourself and your own physician by following his steps to prepare for a visit with your doctor.  You will have a more satisfying visit and will make more progress if you prepare.

    Dr. Meyers' group is optimizing their time by using hospitalists to visit and care for the hospitalized patients, staying in communication with them as needed during the hospitalization, and returning the patient to their care on discharge.

    Dr. Meyers is also the Medical Director of the Physicians Assistants training program at High Point University in nearby Greenville, North Carolina.  Because there will be a sharp rise in the number of people who are insured and need primary care, and because of the shortage of primary care physicians, his group is committed to bringing Nurse Practitioners and Physicians' Assistants into their group to perform the basic functions and provide basic care, always calling in the primary care physician when the case seems more tricky and needs the doctor's broader training and experience.  Together these professionals will care for people as a team.

    It is fascinating to hear how a committed group of medical professionals in a rural area of the United States is preparing to be able to care for at least twice as many patients in this first year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare").

  • 00:17

    Asthma House Calls with Dr. Lata Shridharan

    in Health

    In this week's Asthma House Calls, we sat down to talk with Dr. Lata Shridharan on what asthma is, natural and alternative treatments for asthma, easy, natural ways to treat your child's asthma every day and how to talk to your child about their asthma.

    Dr. Lata Shridharan is with Natural Pediatrics in Plano, Texas. Dr. Shridharan was the lead physician at Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics for five years, and worked at Children’s Medical Center for 2 years as a hospitalist. Prior to Children’s she was the director of Pediplace in Louisville, and a hospitalist at the Stanford Hospital system in California. She is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

    For educational purposes only. Nothing in Asthma House Calls should be considered medical advice or a medical opinion. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

  • 01:00

    Mark Howard Katz, M.D. - Living With HIV

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Katz, a native new Yorker, graduated from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MD degree in 1975 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. He completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison.

    Since moving to L.A. in 1985, he has been affiliated with Kaiser Permanente West L.A. where he became involved in the care of patients with HIV. From 1992-2006 he was the Regional HIV Physician Coordinator for the Southern California Kaiser region. In his weekly HIV outpatient care clinic, held regularly since 1988, he notes that, “Some, and unfortunately only a few, of the patients I saw that very first month [August 1988] are still my patients today.” In addition to his HIV outpatient work, he is currently a hospitalist at the West LA Medical Center.

    Mark has been an educator as well as physician activist--through work with organizations such as LA Shanti and Being Alive. 

    In early 2007Mark was honored by The City of West Hollywood as one of the “Gay Heroes” in their widely publicized campaign. But his greatest professional reward, he says, is "continually having the opportunity to be involved in the care of people who face the challenge of HIV with such grace and determination." He is especially proud as well of having convened a 30th year AIDS commemoration at The ONE Archive on World AIDS Day 2011.

    Mark is now actively involved in LGBT health issues; he is West LA’s Champion for Transgender Care.  He has lectured around the Region on LGBT Health Care Issues, and is also a member of Kaiser’s National Diversity Team for LGBT Care.

    Mark also enjoys writing creative non-fiction, some of it published, and much of it about the HIV epidemic.  He and his husband Robert were married in 2008 are proud to have become the adoptive parents of Marcus Joseph Goodman-Katz (born in 2001).

  • 00:34

    Improving Your Patient Skills

    in Health

    Maria Hester, M.D., is a physician in the Washington DC area who is committed to patient empowerment. 
    Through her corporation Savvier Health, she offers on-site workshops at area corporations to improve employeers' "patient skills." 
    Led by a practicing physician or nurse practitioner, the workshop aims to coach people to become confident health care consumers empowered to help expedite their own care, slash their own (and their employer's) health care costs, and communicate with medical professionals on an unprecedented level. Participants learn: - Invaluable 'patient skills' that will change their approach to health care forever - How to expedite their own diagnoses - Ways to slash their medical bills - How to get the most out of each and every doctor's appointment - Why many people are admitted to the hospital unnecessarily - How to make each hospitalization safer - How to minimize visits to the doctor - The ABC's of effective patient-doctor communication - How to decrease the risk of a medical error - Valuable tools to help them navigate the medical system - Tips to live longer, healthier lives - The basics of medical decision-making - How to prepare for medical visits in advance
    Her blog, "Teachable Moments," is carried in nationally recognized e-Hospitalist News, which is dedicated to teaching other physicians ways to empower their patients. Her book "Your Family Medical Record: An Interactive Guide to Getting the Best Care" was Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2000.

  • 00:29

    The Mommy MD Guides

    in Moms and Family

    Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH; Susan Besser, MD, and Jennifer Bright Reich talk with Mommy MD Guides--doctors who are also mothers--about pregnancy and parenting. Call or email us your most pressing parenting concerns. We help moms and moms-to-be lead healthier, happier lives!
    This week's guest is Stephanie Wellington, MD.  Dr. Wellington is a mom of a 13-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter, a hospitalist in the Level III NICU at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, and the medical coach and founder of Postpartum Neonatal Coaching, a sacred space for moms and dads to honor their journey into parenting. As a coach and speaker she advocates for parents to embrace their journey so they can begin to redesign their lives.