• 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

    in Health

    Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.


    http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org


    About Dr. Hallisy:


    Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.

    Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
      
    Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.

    Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.

    Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.

  • 00:33

    Advocate vs. Advocate

    in Pets

    In the world of Pit Bull Advocacy, we all want the same thing. The fair and equal treatments of the dogs we know and love as Pit Bull. One thing has been clear in my 12 years as an owner, lover, and advocate, our methods and views are not always the same, and we can, and we do, clash. In fighting, boasting, egos, and more. What can we do as advocates to look past those differences, avoid such clashes and do away with the egos involved, including our own?

    Join Dogfather and Joe on our 1st show of 2015 as we discuss this and more. We welcome your calls with comments and questions. Phone lines open at the top of the show. 347-838-8615

    Dogfather
     

  • 00:31

    Why Everyone Should Have a Patient Advocate

    in Health

    Patient Advocacy is an important area of specialization concerned with a patient’s knowledge regarding the use of health plans, insurance, understanding medication that has been prescribed to you as well as your diagnosis and treatment. With the Institute of Medicine reporting that anywhere between 44,000 and 98,000 hospital patients die every year due to medical mistakes, it is increasingly vital that patients have someone to help guide them.


    In this episode of iNurse Radio, our host Jeff Allen chats with Ava Sammarco, LPN, regarding the importance of patient advocacy, how patients can avoid succumbing to the problems in our healthcare system and the questions you should be asking as a patient to ensure you receive above standard medical care.


    Ava Sammarco, LPN


    Ava Sammarco is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Park Creek, a residential care center located in Park Creek, Buffalo.


    With more than 35 years in the field Ava is an expert in geriatric and acute care as well as patient advocacy, one of her favorite topics! She is also the host of a radio show called "Nurses Notes" and television show entitled "Health Focus".

  • 01:26

    Karen Mercereau, Patient Advocate Specialist

    in Entrepreneur

    Karen Mercereau is a nationally recognized visionary leader in healthcare, known for her ability to transcend challenges, and create opportunity from complexity.  This was the quality behind her founding of RN Patient Advocates in 2002, for which she received a Purpose Prize Fellowship.     A clinical RN for 45 years in diverse intensive care as well as community health settings, Karen was also integral in developing the first hospice in Tucson, AZ.  Recognizing the dearth of public health programs available in the AIDS community in the late 1980’s, she chaired a countywide consortium to develop AIDs relief programs in Tampa Bay.  Karen has also been instrumental in the design and implementation of hospital and health care systems, lecturing nationally on their wider applications.  Currently, Karen heads the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive  in association with the University of Arizona College of Nursing.  This immersion learning program for qualified clinical RNs prepares them for the development of their own practices as independent RN Patient Advocates (iRNPAs).
    Karen is also the leader of the RN Patient Advocate Group Practice in Southern Arizona comprised of independent RN Patient Advocates who provide both individual RN Patient Advocate services as well as community health literacy programs.  She is the President of Health Education and Advocacy Leaders, Inc., a foundation she started to support community health literacy programs.
     

  • 02:02

    THE GAME of DATING on Playing Devil's Advocate™

    in Relationships

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and this week PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE™ -Hosted by Ms. KiKi  and the crew will talk about the Game of Dating. 


     


    Is game playing hardwired into our human nature and necessary mating ritual?  How long after meeting someone do you get to meet the “real” them?  Do the dating games people play even work?  When it comes to the "Game of Dating", who has the home field advantage...men or women?


     


    As always this conversation cannot happen without you, so join us and express your opinion on game playing and dating!


    And if that's not enough we have our Producer Cousin Chan's "Drink of the Week" and our weekly “Ask PDA” advice letter!! If you want to give your two cents....contact us on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or in our interactive chat room or LIVE on-air Wed night!


     


     


    ALL COMMENTS WELCOME!


     


    Playing Devil's Advocate™ 


    Uncensored, Unscripted, UNAPOLOGETIC!!!

  • 00:54

    Healing with Dr Daniels- Patient Autonomy or Something More Sinister?

    in Health

    Please join Dr Jennifer Daniels on February 24, 2015 at 6pm EDT for the Healing with Dr Daniels Show.


    Today's topic is: Patient Autonomy or Something More Sinister?


    The FDA has just approved a genetic test for consumers to use at home without a Doctor’s permission.  Patients can now freely purchase this genetic test and get the results.  Is this an advance in patient autonomy?  Or is there something more sinister?   Dr Daniels reviews the accuracy of the test, the purpose of the test and how you can sidestep this plan to ensnare you in the Standard of Care. Tune in.  Think Happens.


    What’s Hot, What’s Not. Tune as Dr Daniels gives her best picks as to the up coming trends in Healing, self - care, health care and healing. You heard it first here. Think Happens.. Listen by phone  (914-338-0695 or online click this link or copy this on your browser: Ask questions during the show, by phone call: 914-338-0695 or online go to http://healingwithdrdaniels.chatango.com/


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blakeradio


     

  • 00:39

    Franchise Interviews Meets with My Elder Advocate

    in Business

    From preventing nursing home evictions to providing ongoing health monitoring, My Elder Advocate offers families peace of mind knowing a plan is in place to ensure the best possible care for their aging relatives. The company's business model guarantees that the elder individual's best interest is in mind because it receives 100 percent of its compensation directly from clients.


    We are meeting with My Elder Advocate CEO Jack Halpern and My Elder Advocate COO Claudine Halpern

  • 01:12

    PATIENT TERMINATED, BLACKBALLED LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT HOSPICE.

    in Health

    A discussion with the Wife of patient that after complaining of his level of care and the workers in the clinic, he was terminated for what appears to be trumped up reasons. He has since been blackballed from other clinics in his area; with no clinic to go to he has been forced into HOSPICE.


    This appears to be an ongoing problem with DCI, Fresenius and Davita. This patient was a Davita patient. Dialysis Advocates went to their Legal Department and Javier Rodriguez the CEO of Davita. It appears that no one cares at the CEO level; we’ve asked him and the Legal Department to help with this patient. Nothing came from our request to CMS to help this patient who had no appeal and is not allowed to face his accuser. 


    This is happening much too often in too many clinics where complaining about care or workers leads to retaliation. What if any investigation is done at the clinic level is often poorly done and biased in favor of the worker or clinic. Patients are not allowed to see the results of an investigation nor are they allowed to face their accuser. A patient it appears has to go to legal to clean up a record they are not allowed to see.


    We are having too many patients with the same situation Nationwide. One even having to strip down naked before getting dialysis.


    Call in and ask questions and our website has other cases in the News Portion. www.dialysisadvocates.com

  • 01:30

    Rustie MacDonald - Advocate For Foster Children

    in Family

    Inspiration on Tap:  Living and Thriving with Rustie MacDonald


    Rustie Macdonald was born knowing that she wanted to help others to heal, to grow and to thrive.  Her life story is a zigzag journey of survival, learning, and loving life.  Having survived things no child should have to endure, Rustie refused to become bitter. Instead she used her experiences to foster in herself an internal strength, deep compassion and empathy for her fellow man in all circumstances.  As a veteran of the foster care system, she became an advocate for other foster children, seeking a way to create opportunities for education and a better life. She founded Celiac Roads Life coaching to help community groups and individuals move beyond their perceived limits to thrive far beyond what they believed possible for themselves.  Rustie is a gifted motivational speaker, with a down to earth, practical style.  


    In 2011, Rustie realized she could help a far wider audience by reaching out over the airwaves.  She discovered blog radio and “Living and Thriving with Rustie MacDonald” was born.  Every week Rustie brings inspiration to thousands with guest speakers bringing insight for Mind, body and soul.  Her international audience numbers in the thousands and is growing every week.   


    Look for her new book “Having Tea with My Skeletons” coming this spring.


    Rustie lives on the New England seacoast with her beloved Daughter.

  • 02:16

    Bob Darby, Advocate for the Homeless: American Eugenics

    in Politics Progressive

    BOB DARBY, ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS: "American Eugenics"  - Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. EST ~ Darby  has been an advocate for the homeless for more than twenty years.  Please call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 for all broadcasts. He has a B.A. in psychology from Emory University. Darby also studied in psychology and theology in graduate school. He is a former employee of Georgia Regional Hospital, Boston State Hospital, and New Hampshire's Hanover-Darthmouth Hospital. In 1994, he co-founded Atlanta Food Not Bombs. Darby is a writer and public speaker. Darby explains that people with serious mental illness are deliberately rendered homeless in the United States of America and deprived of psychiatric and medical health care services. This is unacceptable. Voters should petition elected officials to improve treatment and subsistence opportunities for mentally ill people and those with substance abuse issues. 
    Please use this link to contact your elected officials:
    http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

    To be a special guest, please contact Mary Neal, station director, at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." Frederick Douglass

  • Patient Talk

    in Christianity

    Seer Prophetess Kimberly Hargraves and special co-host discuss patience while waiting for the promises of God to manifest in your life. Join in for divine tips and prayer!

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