Sleep Problems in Children with Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan

August 31, 2013
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Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan, a double board certified child and adult psychiatrist who practices in Los Angeles, who will be discussing the topic of sleep problems in children joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan discuss the following:

  • What are some of the reasons children have difficulty with sleep?
  • How can a parent help a child sleep better?
  • Are there specific medical problems that can cause sleep disturbances in children?
  • What is the difference between sleep terrors and nightmares?
  • What to do if sleep problems persist?

Duration: 8:30

Anandhi Narasimhan, M.D. is a double Board Certified Physician accredited by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specializing in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Narasimhan completed her adult psychiatry residency training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at University of California Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Narasimhan has distinguished herself in child trauma and neuroimaging research and has published her work including co-authoring a book chapter, "Child and Adolescent Responses to Trauma." Dr. Narasimhan currently  runs a private practice in Westwood, Los Angeles, and serves as a child and adult psychiatrist for two non-profit mental health agencies, Aviva Family and Children's Services and Masada Homes.

Dr. Narasimhan has had several media appearances including CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and CNN International.


Links: www.doctoranandhi.com


How beauty products be harmful to your health with Dawn McCarthy with It’s a Glam Thing

August 31, 2013
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Dawn McCarthy, TV personality and beauty, fashion & lifestyle expert for It's a Glam Thing & Itsaglamthing.com joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Beauty Channels to talk about how beauty products be harmful to your health.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dawn McCarthy discuss the following:

  • Tell us about It's a Glam Thing and ItsaGlamThing.com and your role there?
  • Your love of and experience with beauty & fashion enables you to inform women everywhere of "how to's" and tips and tricks to keep them beautiful from the inside out. What's a popular question you are asked in your role as Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle expert for It's a Glam Thing?
  • How can beauty products be harmful to your health?
  • What do we need to trash and when, what do we keep and how?
  • What can women do to help keep track of all this?

Duration: 12:12

Dawn McCarthy is a TV personality and Beauty, fashion & lifestyle expert for It's a Glam Thing.  Dawn  attends  beauty, gift & fashion trade shows throughout the US. She scours the internet and attends Hollywood gifting events to find the latest and best beauty, lifestyle, fashion and gift products out there.


Dawn is a regular guest on morning and Midday TV shows like The Daily Dish, Utah, Good Things Utah, Sonoran Living and Arizona Midday and recently appeared on Extra TV. Dawn is a contributor to The Malibu Chronicle magazine and other publications. Dawn resides in Ventura County, CA.



Links: www.itsaglamthing.com

Dr. Heather Clark, helping people recover from burnout quickly, safely, and permanently

August 30, 2013
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Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD, founder and CEO of Vibrant, which helps people recover from burnout quickly, safely, and permanently joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Heather Clark discuss the following:

  • What is burnout?
  • What are the symptoms of burnout?
  • What is the biggest problem that people who suffer from burnout face?
  • How does one get rid of burnout?
  • How long does it take to get rid of burnout?


Duration: 5:54

Had Dr. Heather Clark been asked to participate in this interview a few short years ago, she would not have been able to do so.

Her inability to function wasn't due to a lack of desire or inadequate drive; it was because she was sick, and the traditional doctors she visited didn't believe her. Their tests insisted that she was "fine."

She knew she wasn't.

In her own journey from sickness to health, she discovered the keys to overcoming exhaustion, despair and general dis-ease, and created Vibrant to share her practical and technical expertise with those who need it most. She translates medical terminology to realistic solutions, and works with clients who wish to simply be themselves again. A pioneer in the field of functional medicine, Dr. Clark practices a 'one and done' program. Because she understands that lives are busy and demands are great, her program calibrates and realigns, and returns clients to the lives that they've been missing.

Dr. Clark is a Clinical Pharmacist licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. A certified Functional Medicine Specialist, she is an adrenal fatigue expert with more than 15 years of clinical experience and CEO and Founder of Vibrant. She treats individuals, creates innovative group programs and educates not only about the causes and treatment of adrenal fatigue and damaged stress response systems, but the very real cost to businesses and individuals when those issues remain untreated. Her teaching credits include appointments as an Adjunct Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Clark holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa, speaks frequently to groups large and small and is a published author. She shares tips and findings through her newsletter and her website, myvibranthealth.com, and is available for workshops, seminars, keynote presentations and both personal and group treatment programs.



Links: www.myvibranthealth.com

Notif.ly, eliminating the number of no-shows

August 27, 2013
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Joshua Otten the co-founder of Screenpush.com, an innovative and engaging digital marketing agency joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels. Joshua's latest venture, Notif.ly, is a transformational tool to eliminate the number of no-shows among appointment-driven businesses & doctors offices, by using a fast, easy and mobile means of staying in touch with clients & patients.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joshua Otten discuss the following:

  • As one of the founders of Notif.ly, which reduces the number of no-shows among many appointment-driven businesses, tell us about the inspiration behind this company.
  • What are some of the key features that distinguish Notif.ly from competing services, in terms of cost, options, success rates and ease of use?
  • What types of businesses can most benefit from using Notif.ly?
  • On average, how much money can a business save by using Notif.ly to eliminate the number of no-shows?
  • Walk us through the process of how a company or client would use Notif.ly.
  • Share with us some additional information about industries you would like to target as adopters of Notif.ly.


Duration: 14:46



Joshua Otten (Managing Partner, Operations & Strategy) is an experienced leader and exit strategist skilled in managing teams from concept to finished product. Over 12 years in content development, production, financing, distribution and marketing working with most of the major media conglomerates including; Spike TV, Discovery Networks, MTV Networks, 20th Century Fox,Viacom and NBC Universal. Joshua sits on the advisory boards of TicketChannel.tv and Project Peace on Earth. He serves on the board of directors for JED, an I.P. fund.


Screenpush was founded in 2009 as a strategic mobile, social and interactive marketing firm that focuses on creating original IP and marketing strategies for major advertising agencies, Fortune 500 brands and small-to-medium businesses. Our team has over 35 combined years of CRM, operational, sales and marketing experience and a tech team skilled in deploying and managing large-scale technology integration projects.


Screenpush provides a complete 360 integrated marketing solution for mobile, social and interactive marketing initiatives. We work with our clients to create a viable and cohesive 360 marketing strategy, integrate content and compelling call-to-action messages, execute and managing the campaigns and deliver and capture data and analytics.




Links: http://Notif.ly


Trust Your Gut, Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems without Drugs

August 25, 2013
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Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff & Dr. Mark B. Weisberg, authors of the book "Trust Your Gut, Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems without Drugs" joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management & Digestive Information Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff & Dr. Mark B. Weisberg discuss the following:

  • Tell us what we should know about Probiotics and the the new science revealing the Gut–Brain connection.
  • Explain why our gut is not the enemy.
  • What should our reaction be to symptoms which are messages from our body?
  • What are 2 Powerful NEW tools to assist with Gut healing?
  • What are Foods to avoid and foods that support a healthy gut?

Duration: 11:44

Renowned integrative medicine specialists; Internist Greg Plotnikoff MD and Psychologist, Mark Weisberg PhD have teamed up to offer an effective, natural solution to break the vicious cycle of gut distress, discomfort and pain that affects over 55 million Americans. Their ground-breaking new book TRUST YOUR GUT: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press, May 2013/ $18.95) offers a comprehensive yet accessible CORE program designed to empower readers to take back their health by listening to the messages that their chronic gut distress is trying to tell them. 

“We don’t want you to fight your gut we want you to trust it. Your symptoms are messages from the body to rely on rather than to ignore or self-medicate,” says Dr. Plotnikoff and Dr. Weisberg. According to the authors, the gut (stomach and intestinal region) is much more than just a digestive tract, it is actually an intestinal brain that responds to changes in the environment and regulates your internal organs, just like our main brain.  “When the main brain and the intestinal brain get their wiring crossed it can produce chronic intestinal problems.”

In TRUST YOUR GUT, Dr. Plotnikoff and Dr. Weisberg, empower readers to utilize a new mind-body approach to rewire the brain-gut neural connection. They teach audiences how to track down their hidden internal and external drivers of gut distress. Their practical and revolutionary CORE (Center, Observe, Restore, Ensure) self-help program provides readers with a set of tools beyond the pharmacy shelves, so anyone with chronic gut distress can break the vicious cycle of symptoms, fear, and pain to reclaim their lives—naturally.

TRUST YOUR GUT features:

  • Two Powerful New Tools for Gut Healing –Neuro-hormonal Retraining and Ecological Rebalancing.
  • A Guide to Observing the Five Causes of Stress that directly Impacts Gut Health.
  • A Food and Symptom Diary for Optimal Self-Assessment. 
  • A Chapter on Sleep so Readers can understand the connection between sleep problems and gut distress.
  • How to Create your Medical Autobiography. 
  • A Step-by-Step guide to “Retrain your Brain” and Rewire the Gut-Brain connection!
  • Hypnosis and Meditation Techniques to Support the Healing Process. 
  • A Chapter Devoted to resolving difficult emotions that directly affect gut health such as anger, shame, grief, anxiety, depression and more. 


Woven throughout the book are compelling real life stories of patients who have recovered using the CORE program to live normal, happy lives free of pain and suffering.


For more information please visit: www.trustyourgut.com

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:



Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician. He has received numerous national and international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. He consciously chose to attend divinity school at Harvard before medical school in order to deepen his understanding of suffering and of human responses to suffering. He helped establish the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota where he served as its first medical director. From 2002-2008, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an associate professor at Keio University School of Medicine where he studied, researched and taught the Kampo herbal medicine tradition in Japanese. Dr. Plotnikoff is well known for his work in interventional nutrition, herbal medicines and spirituality in clinical care. He has additional training as a hospital chaplain, in medical acupuncture, in mind-body skills and as a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine www.gregoryplotnikoff.com.



Mark B. Weisberg, PhD, ABPP is a clinical health psychologist. He is a Community Adjunct Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  For the past 25 years he has specialized in helping patients heal from chronic pain. Dr. Weisberg’s passion is building bridges between traditional and newer integrative ways of understanding illness and healing.  His is devoted to translating and integrating the language of neuroscience, psychodynamics, group/system processes and creation of deep, long-lasting healing and change. Whether treating patients, developing integrative clinics, writing, consulting to businesses or presenting workshops, his goal is to help everyone discover their inherent self-healing capacities to create powerful change on the levels of mind, body, and spirit. Visit him at www.drmarkweisberg.com.



Links: www.trustyourgut.com

BenefitMall, a network of 20,000 brokers and CPAs to deliver employee healthcare benefits

August 25, 2013
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Michael Gomes, senior vice president of government and carrier relations from BenefitMall, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and works with a network of 20,000 brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits, HR and payroll services to more than 200,000 small and medium sized businesses joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Michael Gomes discuss the following:

  • What is all this noise around Health Care Reform?
  • What is the individual mandate?
  • What are exchanges?
  • Can you tell me more about the 5 Critical Factors regarding PPACA?
  • You mentioned allCheck, can you tell me more about it?
  • What is your advice, or those 1 or 2 things that you feel are most important for the business owner to understand?

Duration: 10:10

As Senior Vice President of BenefitMall, Michael Gomes heads up all Government and Carrier Relations initiatives and focuses on health care reform and compliance for both BenefitMall’s Insurance and Payroll Divisions.

A veteran of the insurance industry, Gomes has more than 30 years of experience in planning, developing and executing national sales initiatives, including expertise in the area of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Since 1999, Gomes has been instrumental in driving the expansion of BenefitMall’s carrier products across the nation, spearheaded the success of the sales and marketing organizations, and led the development of customer support and service programs that push customer satisfaction to exceptional levels.

Gomes upholds his commitment to the health insurance industry through his understanding and fostering of relationships to support the business endeavors of top Brokers across the country. He has demonstrated this commitment by providing expert testimony and guidance on behalf of the Broker community during the drafting and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and he is frequently asked to provide public testimony in front of various regulatory bodies.  His focus has been towards providing guidance on how Brokers can leverage their expertise to help individuals and businesses get the best possible health care solution that meets their needs at an affordable price.

Prior to joining BenefitMall, Gomes was National Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Small Group Business segment of Prudential Healthcare. Previously, he served as the Group Vice President of Strategic Sales Planning and Business Development at New York Life Insurance Company and prior to that, Gomes served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield; where he also served as Chief Executive of its small and mid-size markets. His extensive industry experience also includes work with New Jersey Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the New Jersey Department of Insurance.

Gomes graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and earned a Master’s degree in quantitative analysis and econometrics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.



Links: www.BenefitMall.com

CaregiverRelief.com, the number one resource for dementia care on the internet

August 24, 2013
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Donahue Vanderhider, Co-founder of Dementia Care Secrets and Caregiver Relief the number one resource for dementia care on the internet joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Donahue Vanderhider discuss the following:

  • What are the different types of Dementia?
  • What is the biggest challenge for Caregivers?
  • What makes Caregiver Relief different from all the other websites out there?
  • What are some of the ways you help Caregiver?
  • So how do you accomplish that or provide caregivers with the tools and the information they need?


Duration: 12:37


Donahue Vanderhider, a Gerontologist practicing in Southern California, has a deep understanding and extensive knowledge of Aging and all its related disorders: both normal and abnormal. He has a Masters Degree from USC and postgraduate training in Clinical Guided Imagery, Metaphysics, and Neuro-linguistic Programming. He has served on advisory boards to the Alzheimer's Association, and is on their speaker bureau. His passion and life-long goal is to improve the quality of life of caregivers, especially those dealing with Alzheimer's.


His ground-breaking work in revealing the Alzheimer’s family caregiver as the silent victim helped adjust our national focus of dementia care throughout the country and landed him the distinguished role as the United States representative on the International Scientific Committee of the 1st European Congress of Care Home Owners.


His current project is www.CaregiverRelief.com, co-founded with Diane Carbo, RN Caregiver Relief is a website dedicated to sharing the information and knowledge that he has accumulated over the years with family care providers, drawing on his experience in developing the Association of Professional Gerontologist for professionals. Caregiver Relief is launching a membership organization exclusively for families of dementia sufferers.




Links: www.CaregiverRelief.com


Beforeplay.org campaign, aiming to normalize the conversation around reproductive health

August 23, 2013
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Greta Klingler, the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment joins eHealth Radio and the Sexual Health Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Greta Klingler discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little background about the Beforeplay Campaign?
  • What makes Beforeplay unique to other sexual health-related campaigns?
  • What is Colorado's unintended pregnancy rate among young adults and how does it compare to the rest of the U.S?
  • Why do you think this campaign is so important for society as a whole?
  • Where can our audience and listeners go to find out more information about the campaign?

Duration: 7:56

About the Campaign:

Beforeplay.org is the hub for a Colorado statewide effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and help “normalize” conversation around sexual health and well being. About 50% of Colorado pregnancies are unintended, and the rate is even higher among young adults in their twenties. Poor knowledge about effective contraception or how to use it, jobs without health insurance, and ambivalence toward starting a family—If it happens, it happens—all contribute to this situation.



Greta Klingler, MPH, CHES
is the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She has spent the past five years working to increase access to family planning services in Colorado, specifically focusing on increasing use of the most effective contraceptive methods. One component of this work has been the Beforeplay.org campaign, which aims to normalize the conversation around reproductive health for young adults in Colorado. Greta also serves on the board of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association.



Links: beforeplay.org

Donna Spangler, Hollywood beauty, fitness and lifestyle expert

August 22, 2013
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Donna Spangler, Hollywood beauty, fitness and lifestyle expert & author joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Fitness Channels. Donna recently launched lipsticks, the first product in her Donna Spangler Beauty line and is also working on her second book on beauty and fitness.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Donna Spangler discuss the following:

  • You are very physically fit and you compete in various fitness competitions like Operation Fitness: Ms. Century City, Operation Fitness: Ms. Santa Monica and NPC Ironman.  Please explain what these competitions are and what you have to do to train for them?
  • You working on a book about fitness and beauty and from looking on your website, we see that you are an advocate for women taking care of themselves in terms of diet and exercise. Talk a little bit about what you want women to know and what you want them to do to be the best they can be in terms of health and fitness.
  • We all know that there are so many factors in the environment and in the products that we use on a daily basis that are damaging to our skin and ultimately to our overall health.  Can you give our listeners some tips on keeping our skin young and healthy?
  • You have millions of people who read your blogs each month.  One thing you are known for is that you have hundreds of recipes for making your own natural skin care products from food products found in your own kitchen.  Can you please give us some quick recipes for your various scrubs, facials and masks?  
  • In 2007, you wrote a very popular book called How To Get A Rich Man: The Princess Formula.  This book was a huge hit and was translated into multiple languages, enabling you to travel around the world to promote your book. Can you tell us a little bit about your book?


Duration: 14:19


Hollywood beauty, fitness & lifestyle expert, Donna Spangler is perhaps best known for her best selling book, How To Get A Rich Man.  The popular read offers advice and guidance for finding the perfect man who is rich in spirit and heart while offering financial stability.  Released in 2009, Spangler touted her literary achievement on talk shows throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.  The book has been translated into several languages worldwide.


Also as a writer, Spangler’s writings on beauty, fitness and the Hollywood lifestyle can be seen in many magazines and on countless inter-net websites.  Her knowledge and expertise as a “go to expert” often has her making guest appearances on television and inter-net programs as well as being quoted as a popular source for anything relating to these topics.  Spangler’s goal is to empower women to develop a more positive self-image by striving to be their personal best both inside and out.


As a respected fitness expert, Spangler has won numerous fitness awards (after age 50) that were achieved with a combination of diet & nutrition combined with weight training, kickboxing and other forms of exercise.  In 2012 she competed against the best in the nation, placing in Operation Fitness Ms. Century City, Operation Fitness Ms. Santa Monica and in NPC Iron Man.  She feels it is her mission to inform other women about the importance and benefits of having a healthy diet and keeping a regular fitness routine.  She is often seen on television offering healthy meal tips and demonstrating the latest fitness finds and current exercise trends.


As a beauty expert, Spangler is often called upon to present the newest skin care products, cosmetics and fashions as well as offering tips and ideas for making your own at-home skin care and beauty products from things found in your kitchen or bathroom.  Her knowledge and abilities as both a fitness and beauty expert hold limitless possibilities for media content. 


Born and raised in Southern California, she was discovered by a fashion photographer while attending UCLA.  This led to a successful career as a model & actress, garnering work in commercials, print campaigns and film & television.


Never one to rest on her laurels, Spangler was one of the first people to see the potential in producing inter-net programming with her launch of TVWebNetwork.  It was at this time, (before the term ‘webisode’ was even coined) that she produced the web series, “Scandal”.  The dramedy chronicled the every day adventures of a Beverly Hills based female secret agent.  With success as a producer, Spangler parlayed into the world of film where she wrote, produced and starred in the feature film, “Space Girls in Beverly Hills”.  The film premiered at the New York International Film & Video Festival in 2009.


Spangler is currently working on a second book about beauty and fitness with a projected 2013 release . She continues her mission by writing for a number of print and on-line publications as well as making television appearances.  Donna Spangler is definitely one to follow for the latest news on Hollywood’s beauty, fitness and lifestyle! 



Links: www.DonnaSpangler.com

Find the best doctor for you with BetterDoctor.com

August 18, 2013
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Paul Whitaker, VP of Business Development at BetterDoctor a company that provides a website that lists and ranks all US doctors by location, specialty, and insurance plan to help users find the better doctor joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paul Whitaker discuss the following:

  • What is BetterDoctor? What problem is BetterDoctor solving?
  • How did BetterDoctor come to fruition? What inspired you to create this site?
  • How is Obamacare and the 2014 mandate going to effect both patients and doctors? How will BetterDoctor help?
  • What is mHealth and what is it’s future outlook? Does it provide long-term benefits for patients and doctors?
  • What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to enter the mHealth and/or health care industry?

Duration: 16:05


Paul Whitaker is an entrepreneur who has spent the last 20 years building web and mobile services ranging from games to social networks and most recently, health care.


Prior to joining BetterDoctor, Paul spent 12 years at Nokia working with developers helping build and promote a wide range of apps and services. Most recently, Paul created a 100 million dollar business for Nokia by centralizing and leveraging the management of preloaded applications across the companies product line.


Paul is also a pilot who is passionate about promoting general aviation. When Paul is not working at BetterDoctor you can find him flying airplanes and paragliders in Northern California with his wife and son.



Links: betterdoctor.com