Voices From American Medicine

Voices From American Medicine

Episodes

  • From Electrical Engineer to Nutrisystem CEO: The Career Path of Dawn Zier

    Jul 21, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Frank Russomano Host Frank Russomano welcomes Nutrisystem, Inc CEO and President, Dawn Zier. Ms. Zier discusses her successful career path from an electrical engineering scholarship to publishing at Reader's Digest to her current executive role at Nutrisystem, Inc. Ms. Zier focuses on ways in which she has navigated these academic, publishing, and health & wellness sectors, and the importance of adopting innovative work cultures throughout to inspire positive changes. Download and listen today!
  • A Pharmacist's Role in the Relief Efforts in Haiti

    Jun 23, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Frank Russomano What are the continuing rehabilitation efforts in Haiti? And, how can you assist in the continual medical needs of this country? Host Frank Russomano welcomes pharmacist Ro Brual to discuss his special volunteer work in Haiti before, during and after the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Mr. Brual is a pharmacist and Associate Consultant of Medical Education at Eli Lilly & Company.
  • From Georgia — A Pioneer in Reproductive Medicine

    Apr 28, 2014 | 1 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Dorothy Mitchell-Leef Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef tells host Gary Epstein why she decided to go into medicine, despite the lack at the time of female physician role models, details many of the changes she has seen in the evolution of the role of women in medical practice. She also discusses the changes in reproductive medicine she has seen and worked on. Her practice had the very first IVF baby born in Georgia, the first ICSI baby in the United States, as well as the first frozen egg pregnancy in the United States, the first gestational pregnancy in Georgia, and other firsts. This week's guest was nominated by the Medical Association of Georgia — whose mission is...
  • From Massachusets — The Healthcare Reform Landscape

    Dec 17, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Alice Coombs A form of the universal healthcare debated in nationwide healthcare reform was implemented in 1996 in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Alice Coombs, immediate past-president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, critical care specialist at South Shore Hospital and anesthesiologist with South Shore Anesthesia Associates, reports to host Gary Epstein on practicing and paying for medical care under universal coverage. This week's guest was nominated by:
  • From Maryland - Maintaining An Independent Internal Medicine Practice

    Dec 10, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Audrey Corson Internist Dr. Audrey Corson discusses why the practice of medicine remains satisfying to her, despite the challenges of maintaining an independent medical practice. She and host Gary Epstein talk about why she feels maintaining her current practice model, with no insurance contracts, is critical to her provision of excellent patient care. Her unique background includes serving as a nurse practitioner before going to medical school. Having worked both sides of the extender equation, she also discusses her views of the role of extenders in practice. This week's guest was nominated by:
  • From Louisiana - Planning For Medical Emergencies

    Dec 3, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Anthony Blalock After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, nephrologist Dr. Anthony "Andy" Blalock helped his home state of Louisiana, establish Emergency Medical Units to help community physicians plan and prepare for their role after a disaster—now a model for other states. Dr. Blalock discusses best practices with host Gary Epstein, as well as his involvement in physician advocacy groups and why his participation has positively affected patient care statewide. This week's guest was nominated by:
  • From Connecticut - A One-Exam-Room Small Town Solo Practice

    Nov 26, 2012 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Douglas Gerard Dr. Douglas Gerard runs a one-exam-room solo practice serving the rural Connecticut town of New Hartford (population 6,000), where he lives, and treats his friends and neighbors. Dr. Gerard talks with host Gary Epstein about the doctor-patient relationship, and the practice management decisions he's made in order to deliver quality, personal care to the many patients who rely on him. This week's guest was nominated by:The Connecticut State Medical Society — founded by the physician-patriots of the American Revolution
  • From Mississippi - The Varied Interests of a Physician

    Nov 19, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: R. Scott Anderson It's not uncommon for physicians to have varied interests and passions in addition to their full-time practice. Dr. Russell Scott Anderson, a radiation oncologist in rural Mississippi, has been a diving medical officer in the military, written a novel, made a movie, and paints in his spare time. He discusses the physician's capacity for multiple pursuits, with host ReachMD CEO Gary Epstein. This week's guest was nominated by theMississippi State Medical Association — an advocate for its 4,600-plus members, their patients, and the public health.
  • From Texas — Multiple Perspectives of a Physician-Lawyer

    Nov 12, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Stanley Wang Clinical cardiologist Dr. Stanley Wang describes why he decided to study law as well as medicine. He practices cardiology in an urban and rural outpatient setting, but also devotes his time and energy to legislative matters on behalf of his practice and the Texas Medical Association. In this week's Voices From American Medicine, host Gary Epstein discusses the practice issues Dr. Wang encounters and a career in medicine whose influence is broader than the individual patient. This week's guest was nominated by the Texas Medical Association — America's largest state medical association.  
  • From Mississippi — Rural Medicine to the World Medical Association

    Oct 29, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: J. Edward Hill Dr. J. Edward Hill has participated in both practice and policy. He began in family practice in the rural Mississippi Delta, and started an extremely successful maternal child health program that was instrumental in lowering fetal mortality. Dr. Hill also served as the president of the American Medical Association and was president of the World Medical Association for four years. Dr. Hill and host Gary Epstein discuss policy, practice and the future of medicine. This week's guest was nominated by theMississippi State Medical Association — an advocate for its 4,600-plus members, their patients, and the public health.
  • From Texas - A Pediatrician Tackles Childhood Obesity

    Oct 22, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Kimberly Avila Edwards An obese child has an 80 percent chance of staying obese throughout their lifetime. The children that Texas pediatrician Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards saw in her practice, combined with statistics showing her home state had an even higher childhood obesity rate than the already-high national average, prompted Dr. Avila Edwards to leave her general pediatric practice to devote herself to the fight against childhood obesity. In her conversation with host Gary Epstein, Dr. Avila Edwards notes she was completely unprepared by medical school to deal with obesity, and its related health problems, in children. They discuss Dr. Avilla Edwards' effor...
  • From Connecticut - Ensuring Medical Access to the Underserved

    Oct 15, 2012 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Epstein Guest: Steven Wolfson Cardiologist Dr. Steven Wolfson is co-founder of a grassroots effort in New Haven, Connecticut, to bring together 200 primary care and specialty physicians to provide pro-bono care to low-income uninsured patients. The program began originally in North Carolina out of physicians' frustration with the inability to secure coordinated specialty care for patients who couldn't afford insurance. Project Access-New Haven is now one of 55 Project Access Chapters nationwide. This week's guest was nominated by: The Connecticut State Medical Society — founded by the physician-patriots of the American Revolution

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