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Dr Jonas will review numerous web sites, blogs and tweets about Direct Primary Care. Join in the chat room to participate. Radical innovation is needed to bypass the sludge in the Medical Industrial Complex that is bankrupting America, medicalizing life and numbing the practice of medicine into a series of "Meaningless Use" bonus-based medicine misguided quality initiatives. Dr Synonymous is about understanding the human condition and how that applies to the practice of Family Medicine. DPC is the way to go next to help the human condition to realign with the world of healthcare.
On August 2nd 2015 join PopHealth Week co-hosts Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein), Gregg Masters (@2healthguru) and Douglas Goldstein aka @eFuturist as they review and highlight some of the key takeaways from the July series on Population Health and Primary Care Innovation. For the lineup and content summary click here.
In August we start our deep dive series on Population Health and ACOs with representatives from three ACO types: physician led, hospital sponsored and health plan enabled.
For reference posts on 'too big to fail' health plan mergers, see: and 'Why Blue Cross Hates Anthem's Cigna Deal' and 'Aetna Buys Humana For $37 Billion, But Deal Doesn't Add Up'.
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Zackary Berger (Primary care physician, epidemiologist, and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins) and Regina Holliday (Bereaved young adult spouse, patients rights advocate and Founder, The Walking Gallery of Healthcare) about the role of primary care provider in cancer survivorship, doctor-patient communication and shared decision making for patient-centered care. Survivor Spotlight on Get Busy Living Day with Alli Ward (VP, Programs, Stupid Cancer and 8-year ovarian cancer survivor)
This week on Conversations In Care we bring you the a way for you to help protect your loved from financial fraud with a unique innovation in financial services that affect seniors. Kai Stinchcombe, CEO of True Link will share with us how they can help families.
Slam Dunk for Diabetes a basketball summer camp for kids with diabetes is around the corner and Monica Joyce, Executive DIrector and Diabetes Educator of Slam Dunk along with Bridgette Koselke registerd dietician and Diabetes Eductor, will join me in conversation.
On October 22, at Noon, my guest will be Dr. Jomarie Zeleznik. Dr. Zeleznik is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1995 until 2004 she trained geriatric fellows, internal medicine and family medicine residents, and medical students at Montefiore Medical Center. She is published in the geriatric and palliative care literature on subjects including pressure ulcers, communication between doctors and health care proxies and aging physiology. Dr. Zeleznik established Comprehensive Geriatric Care in 2004 as an office-based solo medical practice with home visits to for those patients who because they became homebound could no longer travel for primary medical care in the office. Informed by the experience of being one of the many hands-on caregivers for her own home-bound mother who died at home of complications of Parkinson's disease and the challenges of obtaining care in the home, Dr. Zeleznik remade Comprehensive Geriatric Care as direct primary care practice which provides accessible and individualized primary and palliative care to those elderly who cannot leave their homes. Dr. Zeleznik is a co-founder of The CareGivers’ Project, a not for profit which is an on and off-line organization where caregivers for elderly can express and reflect about the complexities of being a caregiver through written and visual material and get-togethers.
Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care. Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.
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Dr Jonas, your host for the Dr Synonymous Show, will reflect on how much fun he has as a Family Physician. He'll lament about some of the intrusions on the fun and note how Direct Primary Care and Volunteer (Free) Clinics counter the lamentable intrusions.
Insights on Advance Care Planning from the BellHOP Cafe session on May 20th.
Patients patients, patients. The heart of Family Medicine is the relationship with patients. Seeking a Win-Win while the rest of the healthcare system seems to be driving toward Lose- Win or Lose-Lose strategies.
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Let's welcome Aishling Dalton - Kelly. Aishling is going to help us understand how to find the best Home Care Team for your family and loved ones. She will help us to understand what to look for and the best questions to ask, to know that you have found a great fit.
Leran more about Aishling
Aishling Dalton-Kelly was born and raised in Ireland and is the youngest of ten daughters. She committed to helping those who are aging after her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and she watched her mother develop dementia.
Aishling worked closely with her nine sisters to make decisions to care for her mother and father; keeping them home, healthy and happy for as long as they possibly could. It was through this hands-on and very personal experience that the idea of AishlingCompanion Home Care was born. The goal in this work is to provide the same level of care for your family's loved ones asAishling was able to provide for her own aging parents.
Aishling is a dedicated mother of four and business woman. All of her work building Aishling Companion Home Care is dedicated to her mother and father for the wonderful childhood and life of beautiful traditions and memories that were created for her and her sisters.
In 2006 Courtney White, lost her father due to cancer. During this turbulent time she remembers, family, friends and neighbors providing meals for her family. The meals gave her family one less thing to worry about, but also gave them nourishment and hope.
Through this experience Courtney founded Culinary Care.
Join me as I sit down in conversation with Courtney White to learn more about Culinary Care and how they help families in the Chicagoland area.
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