Vital Visions: The Vedala Brothers Podcast

Vital Visions: The Vedala Brothers Podcast

Norman Regional Health System’s Krishna Vedala, MD, MPH, Dipl. ABOM and Raghuveer Vedala, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM discuss trending healthcare topics through conversations on Vital Visions: The Vedala Brothers Podcast. The Norman Regional providers, and brothers, hope to use their podcast to help patients start conversations with their primary care provider about difficult questions they may have. No topics are off-limits as the Vedala brothers hope to foster open communication for improved patient-centered care. Vital Visions with the Vedala Brothers is a project that the physicians have wanted to start for a while, dating back to their days in medical school. With the Vedalas’ dream for this podcast coming to life, they will be able to bridge the gap between providers and patients, providing helpful and valuable information to the public. If you have any questions or topics you would like discussed on a future episode, email VitalVisionsPodcast@nrh-ok.com. If you wish to remain anonymous, please note it in body of the email. The information in this show is not to be used as medical advice. Please consult with your physician. Norman Regional is hiring! See all our open opportunities here: careers.normanregional.com/careers-home Vital Visions: The Vedala Brothers Podcast is brought to you by Norman Regional Health System, a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is currently comprised of two acute-care hospitals and over 60 outpatient clinics in Norman, Oklahoma and the surrounding region. The Norman Regional Hospital campus is licensed for 219 beds and offers a full range of services. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 168 acute care beds. The health system also operates two freestanding emergency room plus facilities: Norman Regional Moore, in Moore, Oklahoma, and Norman Regional Nine in southeast Norman. Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, emergency medicine services, physician services, centers of excellence, medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, telehealth services and employer health services. The Health System has grown to employ more than 3,500 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on the medical staff. Norman Regional is transforming healthcare in the community it serves with the Inspire Health plan. The plan has five core components, which you can learn more about here: NormanRegional.com/InspireHealth. Links: Visit Norman Regional’s website See Krishna Vedala, MD, MPH, Dipl. ABOM See Raghuveer Vedala, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM Follow Norman Regional on social

Episodes

February 20, 2024 32 mins

In Vital Visions' first cardiology episode, the Vedalas speak to Norman Regional’s Archana Gautam, MD. As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Gautam’s years of experience and accomplishments are evident in this episode. She talks to the brothers about cholesterol, statin medications, coronary calcium scans, AFib, WATCHMAN devices, SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP 1 medications. This episode is full of useful information that our liste...

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Welcome back, friends! The Vedalas are BACK for season 2 of Vital Visions. For the first episode of the season, the brothers sit down with Norman Regional's very own chiropractor, Angela Schmidt, DC.

Dr. Schmidt talks about what drew her to become a chiropractor, what it was like completely switching careers to pursue chiropractic care, what an office visit looks like with her, how chiropractic care can help patients...

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December 29, 2023 17 mins

As we wrap up 2023 and Season 1 of Vital Visions with the Vedala Brothers, Dr. Krishna and Dr. Veer look back on some of their favorite moments from this season’s episodes.  

This podcast is for educational purposes only. The information in this show is not to be used as medical advice. If you are needing medical care, please consult with your physician.

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The Norman Regional Health Foundation plays a pivotal role in Norman Regional Health System’s growth and momentum forward. The Drs. Vedala bring in Erin Barnhart, Executive Director of the NRH Foundation for the last episode of Season 1 of Vital Visions. Erin talks about how the Foundation funds employee grants and awards scholarships, the Equipped For Tomorrow Campaign, and much more. Hear about all the amazing opportunities the F...

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October 26, 2023 28 mins

In last week’s episode, you got to meet Norman Regional Health System’s President & CEO, Richie Splitt. Richie is back with the Vedalas for part two of his episode. In part two, the three talk about Norman Regional’s partnership with OU Stephenson Cancer Center, Obesity Medicine at Norman Regional’s Journey Clinic, The Norman Way, Richie’s big moments as CEO, AI in healthcare and more. Listen to Conversations with Our CEO, Part...

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October 19, 2023 25 mins

Meet Norman Regional Health System’s President & CEO, Richie Splitt! Richie joins the Vedalas for a special two-part episode. In part one, the three talk about Richie’s career and his calling into healthcare and administration, why he calls Norman Regional employees healers, the Inspire Health strategic plan, things that excite him about the future of Norman Regional and more. Tune in to Conversations with Our CEO, Part 1 to he...

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Amanda Sadler, MD sits down to speak with the Vedalas about her journey to Functional Sports Medicine. Dr. Sadler tells us her life story going from athlete to medical school student, triathlete trialing for the Olympics to resident doctor and physician. Dr. Sadler’s path was a bit unconventional for a doctor, but her journey made her the physician she is today. You’ll learn valuable information about gut health and Dr. Sadler’s NM...

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September 21, 2023 29 mins

Jay Jennings, MD and Aaron Smathers, MD join the Vedalas this week to talk about their experiences together in medical school at OU and now at Norman Regional. The four physicians look back and reminisce on their days spent in lectures and anatomy lab and the professors who helped them get to where they are now. Dr. Jennings and Dr. Smathers share about their lives and specialties, giving patients and physicians tips and advice. We...

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September 7, 2023 32 mins

On this week’s episode, Shari Jones, MD, PhD, joins the doctors to talk about Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Jones of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at Norman Regional, talks to Dr. Krishna and Dr. Veer about the importance of screenings, cancer prevalence, treatment and more. We thank Dr. Jones for sharing her knowledge and expertise in Hematology and Oncology with our Vital Visions listeners!

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August 10, 2023 34 mins

The Vedalas welcome Dr. Alex Jones to the podcast! Dr. Jones sits down with the doctors to talk about a few important pillars of men's health.  Dr. Jones, a Urologist with Norman Urology Associates, talks to the Vedalas about testosterone replacement therapy, kidney stones, signs to look for when examining for prostate cancer and more. Send this episode to all the men in your life for extremely helpful and good-to-know informa...

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July 27, 2023 31 mins

The Vedala brothers bring in Bortier Manison to the Vital Visions podcast. Bortier is the annual Medicare wellness specialist at their clinic, Primary Care – South OKC. Bortier gives tips for patients approaching Medicare age, what his processes are to ensure the clinic’s patients receive the care they need and more. This episode is full of helpful information for those who are nearing the age of Medicare coverage or anyone who may...

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July 13, 2023 43 mins

The Vedala Brothers bring in their first guests to the podcast in this episode! Farhan Jawed, MD, Collyn Campbell, MSW, LCSW, CCTP and Lynn Mayes, RN, Clinic Care Coordinator, join the brothers to speak about mental health. They engage in meaningful discussions with Dr. Krishna and Dr. Veer, emphasizing the important role of mental health services within comprehensive healthcare, seamlessly bridging patients’ journeys from primary ...

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June 28, 2023 28 mins

In Vital Visions’ first episode, we get to know the Vedala brothers in depth. Drs. Krishna and Veer Vedala talk about their lives growing up, going to undergrad and medical school together, and how their lives are now - practicing side by side in the same primary care clinic. The doctors talk about their passions, what brought them to medicine and how they ended up at Norman Regional together.

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