Innovation in Healthcare Asset Disposition

November 21, 2016



Joanne Frogge, the President of BidMed, a healthcare technology company assisting clients globally to buy and sell medical equipment, using a proprietary data system and an innovative web-based software joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joanne Frogge discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your industry and why you started this company.
  • What services does BidMed provide and how do they solve problems that healthcare facilities are facing?
  • Tell us about BidMed’s innovative technology products and how they support the services BidMed offers.
  • Why would facilities have surplus assets, and in what situations do they face large-scale liquidations? Who buys surplus assets?
  • Do you work with GPOs (Group Purchasing Organizations)? How can healthcare facilities utilize your services through GPO’s? What is the advantage?

Duration: 14:18

Joanne Frogge is the president of BidMed, a technology leader in the healthcare asset disposition industry, specializing in the buying and selling of pre-owned medical equipment. BidMed’s goal is to create a transparent marketplace that helps healthcare facilities reduce their capital expenditures on procurement and maximize returns on disposition.

Joanne earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her career in the Aerospace Defense Industry, working as a Systems Engineer on a missile defense project. Joanne discovered her true passion was solving complex business problems, which led her to pursue an MBA and transition to the healthcare industry. Given the challenges facing the healthcare industry, Joanne recognized a tremendous opportunity in this space, and in 2012, co-founded BidMed.

With over 15 years of business management experience and a strong technical background, Joanne plans and executes BidMed’s strategic direction resulting in successful achievement of the company’s vision and financial goals. Joanne has been instrumental in attaining an annual average growth rate of 40% year after year since BidMed’s inception. On a day-to-day basis, she integrates and manages the company’s major business functions of technology, operations, finances and marketing. Joanne is member of ACHE, CHEF, and she founded and serves as the Executive Director of DonateMed, which provides medical equipment, supplies and medicines to community clinics in need.





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Twitter: @bidmed

New Pre-Meal Drink Offering Hope for those with Type 2 Diabetes

November 20, 2016



Arie Nudel, the Managing Director of Omni Innovation, which specialises in medical nutrition joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.

Omni Innovation makes a unique pre-meal drink for people with Type 2 diabetes that reduces the Glyceamic Index (GI) of your food and drink and controls the spikes in blood glucose which, over time, can cause serious damage.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Arie Nudel discuss the following:

  • What is Omni Innovation and GlucoControl?
  • Why did you decide to try and make a product for those with type 2 diabetes?
  • What can GlucoControl do to help those with Type 2 diabetes?
  • Why hasn’t something like this been developed before?
  • What is the scope for wider distribution of this product? Does it have global appeal?

Duration: 11:14

Omniblend Innovation creates unique and specialised food grade products that can be used by people with diabetes and other health conditions. Clinical validation of our products is supervised by our expert collaborator network to ensure that our customers have safe, effective and clinically tested products.

Our flagship product, GlucoControl, is a patented pre-meal drink that smooths out the blood glucose spike after a meal for people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is one of Australia’s most prevalent and fast growing chronic diseases. More than 200 Australian’s develop the condition every day.

Over 1 million Australians currently have type 2 diabetes and an additional 1.5 million have pre-diabetes. Globally over 380 million people have type 2 diabetes – this does not count people with pre-diabetes. China alone has more than 200 million people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Clinical testing and validation of GlucoControl was conducted at The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia under the supervision of Professor Peter Clifton. Peter is the co-author of the successful CSIRO Total Health and Well-being Diet.



Produces products for those pursuing a more natural and healthy lifestyle

November 19, 2016


Jason Freeman Founder and Owner of Bio Creative Labs & Tricia Buenvenida, Director of Marketing at BioCreative Labs, a beauty company based in Newport Beach, CA that was founded in 2002 and produces products for those pursuing a more natural and healthy lifestyle joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Jason Freeman & Tricia Buenvenida discuss the following:

  • Tell us a little about yourselves.
  • Please give us a brief overview of your company.
  • Tell us about the brand, Petal Fresh.
  • What is BCL Spa?
  • Who would you say that your products are most for?
  • Any other differentiating points about your products?
  • Any new launches this fall?
  • What news would you like to share with our listeners?
  • What would you like to preview for 2017?

Duration: 18:41

Jason Freeman is the Founder and Owner of Bio Creative Labs, a beauty company based in Newport Beach, CA that was founded in 2002 and produces products for those pursuing a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Bio Creative Labs manufactures two leading skincare brands, Petal Fresh and BCL Spa, which can be found in 72 countries.

Jason is a third-generation beauty veteran; his great-great uncle started one of the first professional-beauty supply distributorships in the United States. Freeman has over 20 years’ experience working all sides of the beauty business including time as a sales rep, distributor, and now the manufacturer.

1% of all BCL Spa and Petal Fresh profits go to education via the Be Care Love initiative (, a 501C3 managed by him and his wife, Simone.



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Get your Healthcare financially under control!!

November 18, 2016


Lydia delRossi, Manager of Aiken Health Insurance Company since 2002. a full service Brokerage source joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare, and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lydia delRossi discuss the following:

  • What exactly is Non Obamacare Health Insurance and how does it differ from the  plans offered on the Exchange?
  • What made you focus on specializing in this type of coverage vs just going with the flow and enrolling people in Obamacare as most Health Insurance Brokers do?
  • Can you give me an example of how these type plans would benefit a consumer if they had a hospital stay - or needed expensive nuclear testing like a CAT scan?
  • What other resources can your company offer consumers so they can be more engaged in their own care and the health insurance  process and save money?

Duration: 14:44

Since 2002 Lydia delRossi of Aiken, SC has owned and manged Aiken Health Insurance - a full service Brokerage source for Nationwide Coverage -  Private Carrier -  Non-Obamacare PPO "Alternative Health Insurance Strategies".   She has used her sales and marketing experience over  the past 14 years to developed a source for consumers to understand alternative coverage options available to them as well as offering guidance and coverage options for them to consider for the more traditional Medicare Supp - Accident- Illness  - Life Insurance and Disability plans available on the market.  Aiken Health ONLY offers full nationwide accepted  PPO plans.

She has successfully driven the growth and development of several start- up companies which have launched innovative new products into the marketplace.    A staunch supporter and active member of the nationally acclaimed  Toastmasters she is a frequent speaker at the Business School division of the University of South Carolina  on marketing and business strategies and has had used her leadership abilities to define tools and resources for consumers to use which will significantly drop their out of pocket expense and help them find the best possible medical care - regardless of what type of Health Coverage they have - or even if they have no coverage at all.

The goal Lydia delRossi and Aiken Health are attaining is to give consumers the resources, tools and knowledge to help empower themselves in a rapidly changing Health Insurance and Health Care World.


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Simple, Quick, and Effective Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

November 17, 2016



Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development & Psychology Channels to discuss scientific ways to feel happier.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are some reasons that people suffer from low self-esteem?
  • Can those suffering from low self-esteem do anything to rebuild it?
  • What are some simple things that a person could do RIGHT NOW to quickly and effectively increase their self-esteem?
  • What types of people and situations should one avoid to maintain their self esteem?
  • What is an exercise that you like to give patients to work on their self-esteem?

Duration: 7:12

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through


Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Quality Nutraceutical Vitamins and Supplements for Today’s Busy Lifestyle

November 16, 2016



Jim Rex, President and CEO of the GHT Companies, a leading firm in the research, manufacturing, and sales and distribution of nutraceutical products joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jim Rex discuss the following:

  • Tell us about The GHT Companies, what is that that you do?
  • So, you work with Founding Scientists... would you explain further on that and maybe provide some examples?
  • In regard to your Branded line companies, please take a moment to explain how Vibrant Nutraceuticals fits into the equation.
  • If I put you in the tough position of advocating just 3 products in the Vibrant Nutraceuticals line that you believe will provide outstanding benefit to the consumer, which ones would you choose at this time and why?

Duration: 13:29

Jim Rex, President and CEO of the GHT Companies, brings to the GHT Leadership Team a unique combination of business expertise. His skill set includes over 15 years as CFO, over 20 years as President/CEO, and the ability to draw on the experience of consulting with over 100 companies in the areas of strategy, finance and focused problem-solving.

Under Jim's leadership, the company clarified their organization, with four brand names -- Green Leaf Sciences, Health Specialties Manufacturing, Global Health Trax, and Vibrant Nutraceuticals -- under the umbrella of The GHT Companies. Each brand name, or division, serves a specific purpose within the marketplace.

Jim has taught undergraduate/graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy and leadership; and, has been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach specific programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques.


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Hair Fact – Advanced Cyclical Dietary Supplements

November 16, 2016


Dr. Rajesh Rajput from Zifam Pinnacle, a leading Australian owned and operated health supplements company which employs over 600 people worldwide and exports to 26 countries joins eHealth Radio and the Hair Loss Prevention, Health News and Supplement Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rajesh Rajput discuss the following:

  • I understand that you conducted a study of cyclical therapy on 500 patients. Tell me a little more about the study and what results you saw.
  • Are there any topical solutions that people can use in conjunction with cyclical therapy to further stimulate healthy hair growth? How do they work and how often should they be applied?
  • You mentioned bad scalp hygiene. How can we maintain a healthy scalp? Is shampooing every day or so enough?
  • How do cyclical therapy supplements help people avoid fatigue and feel energetic?
  • Are there any key differences between male hair loss and female hair loss? How does cyclical therapy differ for men and women?

Duration: 9:49

Zifam Pinnacle began in 1997 by entrepreneur Chander Khanna after he acknowledged an absence of quality, affordable products in overseas markets. With the stringent Australian standards in mind, the company’s objective was to bestow these quality blends and export them overseas, mostly throughout Asian markets. The inaugural creation was an antioxidant complex which, once achieved, provides the foundation of good health. Now, nearly 20 years later, Zifam Pinnacle produces and exports over 100 specialities internationally that treat specific conditions to improve overall health.

As a manufacturer fulfilling Australian standards, Zifam is able to offer quality controlled products which confirms all produce leaving the factory is contrived within elite pharmaceutical grade standards. Zifam's merchandise is categorised into collections that care for children, women, men, and the family. The leading lines include Facia, a product that improves skin complexion; Max Dura, designed specifically to assist in male health; Tri Bull, benefiting sexual function and libido; Supravit a high potency sustained release tablet that aids in the maintenance of general wellbeing; B Active which revives during times of stress; Urisol, favoring cystitis relief; Emuflam supporting easement amid arthritic pain and Natocare, a compound composed specifically for pregnant and nursing mothers to administer all essential vitamins required for optimal health during pregnancy and breast feeding.

As Zifam Pinnacle's intrinsic creator, Chander continues to monitor each tablet that is manufactured and dispatched globally. Over the last 19 years, Zifam has adopted new techniques and formulations, some that have taken up to four years to develop.

In recent times the Zifam Pinnacle range has become available in Australia. Without neglecting their treasured international markets, Zifam has expanded their product distribution throughout Australia and now supplies leading pharmacies nationally. The Zifam vision is to evolve the Australian market by broadening the range of natural designs available for all ailments. With the majority of prescription medicine coming from China and India, Zifam remains absolute as an Australian owned and manufactured brand imparting enriched natural remedies.




Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Credential Moving to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

November 14, 2016


William Ellis, Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® in Washington, D.C. joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels. BPS, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest William Ellis discuss the following:

  • What is the Board of Pharmacy Specialties?
  • How many pharmacists are currently BPS board certified?
  • What sets BPS board certified pharmacists apart from other pharmacists?
  • What role does the BPS board certified pharmacist play as an integral member of the healthcare team?
  • BPS recently announced that pharmacists board certified by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy will now be BPS Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists. Can you tell us about the implications of this news?

Duration: 8:52

William M. Ellis is the Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), in Washington, D.C.  From 1997-2011, he served as CEO and Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation.  Ellis was the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists from 1986-1997.
Ellis also serves as Chair of the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy which provides leadership, guidance, public information, and coordination for the profession of pharmacy's credentialing programs. In 2014, he was appointed a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
After receiving his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), Ellis completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994. Currently he also is serving as the chair of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BPSweb

Anjali MD, Brilliant Skincare Innovation Powered by Rare Ingredients

November 14, 2016


Dr. Anjali Butani, M.D. Founder and Developer of ANJALI MD Skincare, a Cosmetic Dermatologist & Surgeon joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Anjali Butani discuss the following:

  • How has your family background influenced your dermatology practice?
  • What is your philosophy on skincare? Why are ANJALI MD Skincare products different from other competitors/brands?
  • How involved are you in the research and development process of your products?
  • You have an extensive product line. What would you recommend to someone who wants to start a skincare regimen?
  • What is Laser Eye Lift? And how does it work?
  • What is one thing that you want your clients to take away with them after a visit with you at your dermatology practice?

Duration: 6:54

Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon Anjali Butani, M.D., founded ANJALI MD Skincare because she sees beauty in every person and every thing. Her core philosophy, “Beauty goes beyond the physical, Beauty empowers,” translates to every aspect of her life and her approach to skin care.

Often referred to as “the Doctor to the Doctors,” Dr. Anjali has practiced dermatology in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, California. She continues to see select clients at the ANJALI MD Dermatology Institute in Orange County, California while constantly advancing research in skin care science.

Her years in private practice, skilled surgical hands and meticulous knowledge of cosmetic dermatology are augmented by the inspiration of her grandmother’s expertise in the centuries-old art of Ayurvedic botanical treatments, giving her a deeper, multi-dimensional understanding of beauty that has earned the trust of high profile clients and fellow physicians.

Dr. Anjali’s novel approach to beauty is founded on her belief that beauty matters, and skincare has the power to transform lives through increasing confidence and empowerment.

Dr. Anjali Butani is an experienced dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, laser specialist, facial rejuvenation expert, skin care formulator and educator. She earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and then completed her internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center.  She finished her Dermatology residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  She then completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Northwestern University, with a focus on cosmetic procedures, laser treatments and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery.

She has authored a medical book (Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology) chapter on eyelid rejuvenation and co-authored several dermatology articles for such medical journals as Journal of Cosmetic Laser and Therapy, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, and The American College of Physicians Handbook of Women’s Health.



Social Media Links:


Instagram: @anjalimd

Turning Off-Auto-Pilot with Clarissa Hughes

November 13, 2016


Clarissa Hughes from Nen Consulting who specialises in Mindfulness for Health based in Sydney Australia joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stress Management Channels to talk about "Turning Off-Auto-Pilot".

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Clarissa Hughes discuss the following:

  • What is auto-pilot?
  • Why is it so tiring and unrewarding?
  • What is the difference between auto-pilot and mindfulness?
  • What are the key steps to becoming mindful?
  • How can we practice mindfulness in every day life?

Clarissa Hughes is Sydney’s specialist in Mindfulness for Health. A former corporate high-flyer, Clarissa is a qualified practitioner of Breathworks Mindfulness for Health and Stress, and iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. She provides mindfulness and meditation programs for individuals and organisations through her company Nen Consulting.


The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.