CONCIERGE KEY Health: A Fast-Pass to Avoiding Doctor’s Office Wait Times

January 29, 2018
00:0000:00

 

RobertEGrant.jpg

 

Robert E. Grant, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Concierge Key Health, a first-of-its-kind mobile app that provides on-demand access to elite physician specialists, urgent care clinics and hospitals nationwide joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.

CONCIERGE KEY offers a first-class fast-pass upgrade to the U.S. healthcare experience that over time has become increasingly inconvenient and impersonal—by eliminating excessive appointment and in-office wait times through an exceptional subscription-based membership.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Robert E. Grant discuss the following:

  1. I know you’ve conducted intensive research into factors impacting U.S. consumer’s overall satisfaction with their healthcare experiences. What key insights did your studies reveal?
  2. Can you tell us more about the discrepancies between what today’s savvy consumer expects in their daily life from virtually any product or service vs. what they settle for when they visit a doctor?
  3. How will patient issues like extensive wait times & lack of ease of access to top specialists be impacted by continued consolidation & the expected worsening U.S. doctor shortages?
  4. How are doctors impacted?
  5. Can you tell us how the concierge medicine of today is changing the U.S. healthcare experience for both patients and doctors? What are the limitations of traditional concierge medicine? How is CONCIERGE KEY Health different and transformative?

 

Entrepreneur, inventor and investor, Robert E. Grant brings tremendous experience in innovation and dynamic growth for Fortune 500 companies to his role as Founder and CEO of CONCIERGE KEY Health. For over 20 years, he has played a pivotal role in successful technology and business development in pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare markets. In addition to founding Concierge Key, Grant is founder and vice chairman of ALPHAEON Corporation, as well as founder, chairman and managing partner of its parent company, Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC. Most recently, Grant was CEO and president of Bausch+Lomb Surgical, leading the significant growth of its product portfolio. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of Allergan Medical, leading the $3.2 billion Inamed acquisition and the commercial success of the Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, Natrelle breast implants and Lap-Band brands. Grant also served as director, board chairman, CEO, president, COO and CFO of Biolase Technology from 2003 to 2006 after holding various senior management positions at Lumenis for six years.

An independent director on several corporate boards including Acufocus, Myoscience and ReShape, Grant has served on several community and civil boards including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Young Presidents Organization, University of California, Irvine (UCI) CEO Roundtable Steering Committee, Chapman Schmid College and both UCI's school of law and Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Grant received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and graduated with honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he earned his MBA. He has also attended the President's Seminar at Harvard Business School and has lived and worked in nine countries, with fluency in Japanese, French, Korean and German.

 

21617947_1920323694851396_7088708365299564473_n.jpg

 

Website: www.conciergekeyhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conciergekeyhealth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/concierge_key

Dr Sameer Jejurikar: Finding a Specialized Path in the Field of Medicine

January 27, 2018
00:0000:00

 

SameerJejurikar.png

 

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, a practicing plastic surgeon and partner at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute that is best known for performing gluteal augmentation with fat, also known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift" procedure joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sameer Jejurikar discuss the following:

  1. Knowing you specialize in the field of buttock augmentation, what would you say is the most frequent misconception patients have about the procedure and/or results from a surgery like this?
  2. I recently read that you were named to the Inter-Society Buttock Fat Grafting Safety Task Force. What is the role of this task force designed for, and how do you anticipate it will affect future surgical processes?
  3. I'm sure not many of our listeners are familiar with the term "gluteal augmentation with fat", more commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Can you describe on a high-level this procedure for me, and what most patients interested in this procedure are hoping to get out of it? Also, did the Brazilians coin the term?
  4. I recognize you don't only perform cosmetic procedures on gluteal parts, but that it is what you're best known for. How did you carve out a special niche for yourself in an industry so densely populated by other physicians? How did you know what was the right specialization for you?
  5. From my experience with medical professionals, doctors are always engaging in lectures, academic research, etc. Was this something you always knew would be a part of your career? What upcoming presentations do you have coming up?
  6. If any of our listeners are thinking of going to medical school, what is a tip you would give them? Almost like giving advice to a younger version of yourself!

 

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a practicing plastic surgeon in the Dallas area. Dr. Jejurikar is a partner in the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and specializes in cosmetic procedures on the body, breast, and face. He is best known for performing gluteal augmentation with fat, which is more commonly known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift." When he is not in the operating room, he speaks at various conferences and meetings about this procedure. As a member of the International Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force, he has researched ways to avoid fatal fat embolism with this treatment.

Dr. Jejurikar grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Michigan. After medical school, he continued to study and train at his alma mater and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. It was this experience that solidified his interest in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar sits on numerous boards and is a member of many organizations. His talents in the OR match his abilities behind a microphone. He has given speeches and presentations around the world and educates listeners about his research and medical experience.

Besides completing elective cosmetic procedures on his patients, Dr. Jejurikar enjoys working to give back to the less fortunate. On numerous occasions, he’s traveled to different countries and performed essential treatments like surgery to repair cleft lips and palates. Next year, he plans to visit Bangladesh and provide free medical care to those who can’t afford treatment. Even though these trips can be mentally challenging, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar feels that they are extremely fulfilling. He is passionate about providing care and essential surgical treatments to those patients who need them most.

For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jejurikar at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

drj_logo.png

Website: https://dallasplasticsurgery.pro

Tenet Diagnostics Delivers Fast, Accurate Laboratory Testing to Provide the Best in Patient Care

January 25, 2018
00:0000:00

 

ScottHowell_Tenant.png

 

Dr. Scott Howell, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, a provider of high-quality laboratory and genomic testing and evidence-based research designed to direct patient care for clinicians, employers and payers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Scott Howell discuss the following:

  1. Why should there be greater access and an expanded number of labs to provide drug testing?
  2. Are the challenges particularly relevant to NY and NJ?  How is Tenet working to end the opioid crisis in these states and nationwide?
  3. What is the importance of expanding physician prescribing education?
  4. What other services does Tenet offer?
  5. Why would you recommend genomic testing?
  6. How does genomic tumor testing represent the future of medicine?

 

Scott Howell, M.D., MPH & TM, CPE, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, is a board certified physician in family practice, preventative medicine public health and addiction medicine for the last 25 years.  Dr. Howell is on staff at a large academic medical center in Los Angeles.
 
He was an executive medical director at Heritage Provider Network, and the National Senior Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Network and Population Health at Optum Insight responsible for risk adjustment, quality performance, network analytics, predictive modeling, clinical consulting and acquisition due diligence.  Prior to Optum, Dr. Howell was the Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO) for the Northeast Region of Americhoice, Inc. focusing on the Medicaid and Dual SNPs populations.  Prior to United Healthcare, Dr Howell was the Medical Director for Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the first HIV SNP in the nation, along with responsibility for international consulting in Russia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti.  Dr. Howell was the lead scientific advisor to Management Sciences for Health the prime contractor for PEPFAR in Haiti. 
 
Dr. Howell is board certified in Family Practice, Preventative Medicine and Public Health and Addiction Medicine. In addition, he has a Masters in Economics from the University of Miami, Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University Fresno and certified by the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE)
 
Dr. Howell has served the military for 25 years and his current reserve assignment is with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG) concentrating on the Wounded Warrior Program, BioAssurity, and Ebola Outbreak Assessment.

Dr. Howell has published peer-reviewed articles in both disciplines finance and medicine.

About Tenet Diagnostics

Tenet Diagnostics offers fast, accurate, high-quality laboratory and genomic testing to hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices to help them provide the best patient care. As collaborators with employers, payers and clinicians, we offer an extensive range of testing services, including specialized diagnosis, screening and evaluation for a host of conditions and diseases related to orthopedics, pain management, primary care and oncology. Tenet Diagnostics has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to ensure the highest standard of care for patients.

 

Tenet_Diagnostics_Logo.jpg

 

Website: www.tenetdiagnostics.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tenetdiagnostic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenetdiagnostic
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tenetdiagnostics

The Facts About Body Lift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

January 23, 2018
00:0000:00

 

dr-jacob-haiavy-headshot-500x500.jpg

 

Dr. Jacob Haiavy, the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and owner of Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

An accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Haiavy has a special interest and expertise in performing body lift surgery after massive weight loss. There are many misconceptions out there about this procedure, and Dr. Haiavy will provide the facts about skin removal and body lift surgery after massive weight loss.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jacob Haiavy discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the complications or difficulties patients experience after losing a significant amount of weight?
  2. Can you tell us what happens during body lift surgery?
  3. What is the recovery like for a body lift patient?
  4. What is the cost of body lift surgery? Does insurance usually cover body lift surgery?
  5. How do you see your patient’s lives improve after body lift surgery?

Summary: Body lift surgery can be very helpful for people who live with loose or excess skin after massive weight loss. Above all, patients must seek out a cosmetic or plastic surgeon who is caring, knowledgeable, experienced, and listens to their unique concerns when considering this potentially life-changing set of procedures.

 

Dr. Jacob Haiavy has been practicing cosmetic surgery in his fully accredited surgery center since 2001. He graduated from New York University, where he was awarded the Alumni Medal, attended Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, and continued there with an internship in General Surgery. After completing his fellowship in Texas with Howard Tobin, M.D., former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he moved to Southern California to practice in Rancho Cucamonga and Beverly Hills.

Dr. Haiavy is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, where he directed a full body and facial cosmetic surgery fellowship training program. The author of a number of scientific articles on cosmetic surgery published in leading cosmetic and plastic surgery journals, he has also served as faculty for cosmetic breast, body, and facial rejuvenation courses and is a member of the faculty of Loma Linda University.

 

InlandCosmetic_LOGO.png

 

Website: www.inlandcosmetic.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inlandcosmeticsurgery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InlandCosmetic

Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services

January 22, 2018
00:0000:00

 

Dan_Dodson_-_IMG_2852.jpg

 

Dan Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security, a leader in information security, compliance and managed services, focused solely in the healthcare industry joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels. Dan discusses the challenges healthcare organizations face in monitoring and managing risks associated with connected medical devices and IoT.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dan Dodson discuss the following:

  1. Tell us how Fortified Health Security helps hospitals and health systems protect themselves from cybersecurity threats?
  2. Why is IoT/medical device security becoming more and more challenging from a business and technical perspective?
  3. What does Fortified Health Security’s Connected Medical Device & IoT security program include?
  4. What are the benefits the “dashboard” includes in your program?
  5. As we look toward the future, what new challenges will medical devices pose on a healthcare organization’s cybersecurity posture?

 

Dan L. Dodson serves as President of Fortified Health Security where he brings over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. During this time Dan has served as both an operational leader and sales leader. Dan’s specific focus has been in aligning organizational strengths with client needs through the execution of relevant go-to-market strategies and solution development.

Prior to joining Fortified, Dan served as Senior Vice President at Hooper Holmes, Inc. (AMEX: HH), a company serving the health and wellness and life insurance industry. Dan led sales and account management efforts for a $100+ million business unit. Dan, along with the executive team, crafted a new strategic plan, which resulted in the company selling under-performing business lines and focusing on the growing health and wellness market. Prior to joining HH, Dan served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. He helped develop market strategies for Dell’s health information exchange, informatics, community physician and electronic medical record services. He also led the development of the division’s Asia-Pacific strategy including joint venture business planning and Brazil and China market entry plans. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Dan held numerous positions within various healthcare organizations including Covenant Health System and The Parker Group.

Dan holds an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.  Dan currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Cyber Security Advisory Board.

 

FHS_Logo.png

Website: www.fortifiedhealthsecurity.com

Reclaim Your Health with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

January 21, 2018
00:0000:00

 

DrJaniceBuenafe.jpg

 

Dr. Janice Buenafe, from Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine, in Portland, Oregon, joins eHealth Radio to speak about Bio-identical hormone therapy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Janice Buenafe discuss the following:

  1. What is bio-identical hormone replacement and what does it treat?
  2. What are the benefits of BHRT? Does this therapy have any side effects?
  3. What are bio-identical hormones made of?
  4. What makes a person a good candidate for BHRT?
  5. What is the treatment like and how long does it take to see optimal results?

 

Dr. Janice Buenafe is Board Certified in Family Medicine and views health from a holistic point of view. She strives to understand her patients’ health on many different levels.  What she has come to understand over her years of practice is the importance of hormones in the body, and how they affect people.  In working with bio-identical hormones, she has seen many patients come back reporting vast improvements in their state of well-being, energy, strength, skin, weight management, and libido.

After completing her residency in primary care medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Buenafe continued to practice in the Las Vegas area.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has been a part of the Providence Medical Group. We are happy to have her in our office educating our patients in the benefits of bio-identical hormones, while she continues to practice family medicine.

Dr. Buenafe sees the world from a multi-cultural perspective and embraces the value of learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys learning about spirituality, meditation, and most importantly, finding ways to enjoy quality time with her children.

 

KeyLaser_logo.png

 

Website: www.keylaserinstitute.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keylasercenter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/keylaser

TMS Neuro Institute: Los Angeles Non-Drug, Depression Treatment

January 20, 2018
00:0000:00

 

GennadyMusher.png

 

Dr. Gennady Musher, MD, PHD, and Faculty Member at UCLA, who has just opened the new TMS Neuro Institute in Los Angeles joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels. Dr. Musher has 25 years of experience in psychopharmacology treatment of multiple psychiatric disorders.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gennady Musher discuss the following:

  1. What is TMS  Therapy and who are the best candidates?
  2. What are the benefits of this type of therapy versus, or alongside, traditional treatment or medication?
  3. What are the most common misconceptions about the treatment of TMS and what are the benefits and  how common are relapses?
  4. What prompted you to open a new TMS therapy center in Los Angeles?
  5. You are considered a pioneer in this type of treatment. What is the future of TMS therapy looking like?

 

Dr. Gennady Musher MD, PhD is the Founder of TMS Neuro Institute. Dr. Musher is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He began his psychiatry career nearly 30 years ago. He completed his PhD in psychiatry in 1988 and he served his residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Musher has 25 years of experience in psychopharmacology treatment of multiple psychiatric disorders. He is also an expert in the treatment of resistant depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) with seven years of experience and specific training in neuromodulation techniques.

He has been in private practice since 1998 and has experience in the evaluation and treatment of major psychiatric conditions including, but not limited to: major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders and forensic evaluations. Dr. Musher is also a faculty member at UCLA.

 

TMS_Logo.jpg

 

Website: www.tmsneuroinstitute.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TMSNeuroInst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TMSNeuroInstitute
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tmsneuroinst

The Disque Foundation and Life Support Training

January 19, 2018
00:0000:00

 

paula-patel_1_.jpg

 

Paula Patel the Director of Outreach & Mission Fulfillment for the Disque Foundation, with a focus to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Healthcare Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paula Patel discuss the following:

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, please tell us about the Disque Foundation.
  2. Why is life support training so important to the communities that the Disque Foundation serves?
  3. Concerning the goal of empowering a million people with the ability to save a life by 2020: Tell us more about this initiative and how the Disque Foundation intends to achieve it.
  4. What are some notable successes the Disque Foundation has accomplished?
  5. What else would you like listeners to know about the Disque Foundation?

 

Paula R. Patel manages outreach and mission fulfillment initiatives with the Disque Foundation and the Save a Life Initiative. For the past 10 years Paula has experienced the highs and lows of medical care both in the United States and abroad. This personal experience has helped her identify the specific needs and individualistic societal behaviors that affect optimum health care. Paula’s passionate about helping others through medicine and believes education is what makes this possible. 

She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Bioscience & Biotechnology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. After which she went to the Medical University of Lublin in Poland where she received her Medical Degree. She went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration while working as clinic manager at a non-profit clinic she developed from the ground up.

Her focus is to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care. Paula utilizes her combined medical and business knowledge in efforts to provide high quality medical care and is eager to spread health care education.

In her spare time Paula enjoys playing with her four-legged child, Vincent, going to music festivals, traveling and living life to the fullest.

 

DF_Main_Horizontal-1.png

 

Website: www.disquefoundation.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisqueFoundation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisqueFNDN
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savealifeinitiative

Life Balance and Omega-3s

January 19, 2018
00:0000:00

 

NilsHoem.png

 

Nils Hoem, Chief Scientist at Aker BioMarine to talk about the importance of “life balance” and how omega-3s are an essential part of healthy living joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition and Supplement Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Nils Hoem discuss the following:

  1. Let’s start from the beginning.  What are omega-3s and why do we need them?
  2. You’re the Chief Scientist for Aker BioMarine, a leading supplier of krill oil.  I read a post that Aker recently launched a health campaign on the importance of omega-3s and the ramifications of omega-3 deficiency, can you tell me more about that campaign?
  3. During the educational short film, one of the key points was that even those who seem ‘healthy’ can have dangerously low omega-3 levels. Can you talk more about the importance of knowing your omega-3 levels?
  4. Can you tell our listeners what omega-3 level they should strive for and how to get there?
  5. What is next for Aker BioMarine? Can we expect to see a part 2 to this short film or another campaign in the future?

 

Nils Hoem is the Chief Scientist at Aker BioMarine. Nils Hoem received an M.Sc. Pharmacy at University of Oslo, Norway, in 1983 and finished a Dr. Philos. in Pharmacology at University of Oslo in 1991. He worked as an Associate Professor at University of Oslo until 2000.

After working as a visiting scientist at University of Southern California from 2000-2001, he held Director positions at MDS Pharma Services Europe and Pronova Biopharma Norway before joining Aker Biomarine as a Chief Scientist in 2008. Sectors of Personal Expertise: food & beverages / life sciences / chemicals / other industrial products, materials or services.

 

AkerBioMarine_Logo_RGB.jpg

 

Website: www.akerbiomarine.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akerbiomarine
Twitter links: https://twitter.com/AkerBioMarine

Turn-Key Health Provides Solution to Members and Caregivers Facing Advanced Illness

January 18, 2018
00:0000:00

 

John_Halsey.jpg

 

John Halsey, Vice President, of Business Development at Turn-Key Health, a population health management company serving payers and their members with advanced illnesses joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Halsey discuss the following:

  1. Please describe the Turn-Key Health model and how it supports health payers and their members who are facing serious illnesses – are they at the end of life?
  2. What is specialized community-based palliative care?  Please describe who provides the services and exactly what type of care they provide to members in the home under the Turn-Key Palliative Illness Management™ — (PIM™) model.
  3. Does this level of care also relieve burdens for the family and caregivers?
  4. How does the Turn-Key model help to select health plan members who will most benefit from specialized palliative care?
  5. What are some important results of the program?  Patient satisfaction?  Reduced – hospitalizations, readmissions, ICU days?  Impact on total cost of care?

 

John Halsey, Vice President, of Business Development at Turn-Key Health, a population health management company serving payers and their members with advanced illnesses. John is a healthcare executive with 25+ years of experience helping organizations drive revenue by strategically assessing opportunities, developing marketing strategies and executing on sales.
 
Previously, he served as a managing partner at AXON Strategy, serving healthcare and private equity organizations to help refine strategies and solutions impacting revenue growth, operational capabilities and M&A opportunities.
 
Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Real Time Medicare Data, a health informatics company serving provider organizations. John also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development at MDLIVE, a telehealth company, leading market development across the payer and provider verticals. He also assumed a senior management position at TelaDoc, following his involvement as part of the transaction team leading its A-round of private equity funding.
 
John is a member of the AHIP Foundation, American Telemedicine Association, ACO Development Group, the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, MCO Executives, Urology Health Foundation and the MacJannet Foundation. John is a graduate from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

 

Turn-KeyHealth_Logo.jpg

 

Website: www.turn-keyhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TurnKeyHealthLLC
Twitter: @TurnKeyHealth