The Obstetrics Podcast

The Obstetrics Podcast

The Obstetrics Podcast is a series of conversations with clinicians, hospital executives and industry guests. Topics range from maternal mortality, to physician burnout, to the changing landscape of women’s healthcare.

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May 7, 2021
Dr. Sussanah Walsh, Dr. Edward Clark, and Dr. Melissa Larsen share their stories about what it has felt like practicing medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dr. Mark Olszyk, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Carroll Hospital, discusses the benefits of having a national provider manage L&D coverage and the realities of a hospital trying to manage it alone.
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Asia Dean shares the benefits of working with a national group like OBHG for coverage.
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Dr. Renee Lockey discusses what it's like when physicians assume leadership roles.
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David Afram, MD Discusses the evolving OB profession/landscape and the hospital's decision to enlist an OB hospitalist model.
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Asia Dean shares the benefits of working with a national group like OBHG for coverage.
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It is important for healthcare providers to understand the issues of gaps in healthcare caused by cultural biases, and to understand the practices contributed to the care and to know what can be done to curve bias, especially in labor and delivery.

Dr. Alissa Erogbogbo, Medical Director of Operations at OB Hospitality Group, addresses the cultural bias in labor and delivery.
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Preeclampsia is a concern for pregnant women and those who have just delivered.

Dr. Mark Simon, Chief Medical Officer for OB Hospitalist Group, and Eleni Tsigas, CEO of the Preeclampsia Foundation and member of the Board of Directors for Preeclampsia Foundation Canada, discuss this condition.
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Dr. Nicholas Kulbida discusses bedside manner in the age of COVID-19.
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With the coronavirus in the news, there is concern about the health and safety of newborns.

Dr. Rakhi Dimino, Medical Director of Operations, discusses viral infections in Labor and Delivery.
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George Kingsley, DO, discusses the Diplomat Program at OB Hospitalist Group, including how it differs from a typical locum tenens position and which physicians are best suited for this work.
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OB/GYN residents may choose to become a hospitalist as the next step in their medical careers. Dr. Angela Kim, OB hospitalist, discusses this career path.
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2019 saw some changes within the professional liability industry, resulting from claims trends and the correlating response from insurance carriers. Heather Moore, CHC, AIAF, VP of Risk Management, Quality & Compliance for OB Hospitalist Group discusses these changes, what to look for in 2020, and how the consumer/patient experience is being impacted by the shifts.
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Several states have recently adopted maternal level of care designations to improve care standards. Learn about maternal leveling and how it can have a major impact on the maternal mortality rate in the U.S.
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The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate of any developed country. What will it take to reverse the rising maternal mortality rate?

This episode will explore some of the successful approaches that have worked to improve maternal mortality rates, including how OB/GYN hospitalist programs can help address the issues that lead to preventable maternal deaths.
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