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The changing face of medical equipment purchasing

The changing face of medical equipment purchasing

August 8, 2018

 

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Keith Hamilton, the CEO of Mahe Medical USA, who is an engineer by trade & has almost two decades of experience in various manufacturing technologies and supply chain management joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Keith Hamilton discuss the following:

  1. What is a commoditized product? Can you give us an example?
  2. Why is healthcare a ripe area for commoditization and selling direct through large organizations like Amazon?
  3. How exactly would this new commoditized purchasing system work? Give us an example of how it helps drive down costs for items.
  4. How do you find the market is reacting to this in your field? What are you hearing?
  5. Where else are we seeing this disruption in the market taking place? Why will it work in healthcare and who are the winners in the end?

 

Keith Hamilton, the CEO & Co-Founder of Mahe Medical USA. Mahe Medical was founded to provide unsurpassed quality commodity orthopedic and trauma products at fair prices. Focusing on the C-Suite Mahe Medical is helping both large and small care providers realize significant savings.

Our factory direct model eliminate unnecessary middle men and US based warehousing eliminates excessive lead times. Mahe Medical’s manufacturing has been in business two decades. Offering close to 10,000 product skews there are few items we don’t have experience producing.

 

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Website: www.mahemedical.com

How Arm Lift Surgery Can Give You the Confidence to go Sleeveless with Dr. Daniel Krochmal

How Arm Lift Surgery Can Give You the Confidence to go Sleeveless with Dr. Daniel Krochmal

August 7, 2018

 

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Dr. Daniel Krochmal, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook and Chicago, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss brachioplasty and how this procedure can give you the confidence to go sleeveless. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Daniel Krochmal discuss the following:

  1. What is brachioplasty?
  2. Who is the ideal patient for this procedure?
  3. What can patients expect from the recovery process?
  4. Are there complementary procedures that can optimize the results of an arm lift?
  5. What should a patient look for when electing an arm lift surgeon?

 

Dr. Krochmal received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He did his surgical internship at the University of Michigan, and his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. He did his plastic surgery training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Hunstad Kortesis Center, one of only a handful of fellowships endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Krochmal is an Initiate for Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.  He is an active member of both ASPS and ASAPS.  He is committed to research and advancing the field of plastic surgery, has presented at national conferences and authored numerous manuscripts. He is committed to patient safety and serves on the Health Policy Committees for both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

He performs his work along side Dr. Michael A. Epstein at MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook, Il, and has had the pleasure of combining his passions for surgery and travel throughout his career.

 

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Website: www.maeplasticsurgery.com

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The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything

The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything

August 6, 2018

 

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Kimberly White, a freelance writer, a certified Arbinger Institute presenter, and former research assistant to its founder, Terry Warner and author of The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kimberly White discuss the following:

  1. You’ve said this book came as a complete surprise to you. What’s different than you imagined?
  2. What happens when you experience “the shift”?
  3. Does this have limitations, or what doesn’t ‘the shift’ do?
  4. How can seeing people as people help in the workplace, and at home?

 

Kimberly White is a freelance writer, certified Arbinger Institute presenter, and former research assistant to its founder, Terry Warner. Her nine months of research for The Shift included dozens of hours working alongside nursing home employees in offices, vans, patient rooms, and kitchens. She recently relocated from Harlem to a small farm town in Pawnee, Illinois to focus on writing.

 

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Website: www.kimberlywhitebooks.com

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Awaken Your Appearance with Eyelid Surgery and Dr. Michael A. Epstein

Awaken Your Appearance with Eyelid Surgery and Dr. Michael A. Epstein

August 3, 2018

 

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Dr. Michael A. Epstein, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook, Illinois again joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss eyelid rejuvenation and the power this procedure has to refresh your facial appearance.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Michael Epstein discuss the following:

  1. What is Blepharoplasty?
  2. What is the procedure like?
  3. What should a patient look for in an eyelid surgeon?
  4. Who is the perfect candidate for this procedure?
  5. What can a patient expect from eyelid surgery recovery?

 

Dr. Epstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He trained in general surgery at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and returned to Detroit for his Plastic Surgery fellowship. He received additional cosmetic surgery training at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York and has held an academic position at the University of Chicago’s Department of Plastic Surgery. He founded his practice, MAE Plastic Surgery, over two decades ago and has recently partnered with Dr. Daniel Krochmal to provide his patients with the best of face and body surgery.

An active member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Rhinoplasty society, Dr. Epstein has received critical acclaim for his advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery.  A featured guest on numerous news programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, Dr. Epstein was also invited to speak on Oprah After The Show. He has been profiled on Discovery Channel programs as cameras followed him, step-by-step, through various cosmetic procedures. Just for fun, Dr. Epstein was voted as one of the “Top 5 Hot Doctors” in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune.

Someone who always gives back and believes in the importance of paying it forward, Dr. Epstein has received praise for his generous community work and affiliations with such organizations as the Healing the Children and the Sue Duncan Children’s Foundation. He was also a co-founder of Chicago’s Esteem Makeover, and participated as one of the team’s cosmetic surgeons, providing pro-bono surgeries for people in need.

 

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Website: www.maeplasticsurgery.com

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The status of therapy of heart disease in America with Dr. Simon H. Stertzer

The status of therapy of heart disease in America with Dr. Simon H. Stertzer

August 1, 2018

 

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Dr. Simon H. Stertzer, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Board at BioCardia, a clinical-stage biotech-regenerative medicine company that develops innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disease joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Simon H. Stertzer discuss the following:

  1. You’ve devoted your career to the advancement of cardiovascular intervention. Can you tell listeners a bit more about your background and why you decided to pursue a career in cardiovascular medicine?
  2. How big of a problem is heart disease in the United States, and can you give me the profile of a typical patient with heart disease?
  3. What is a the difference between heart attack, heart failure, and other kinds of heart disease?
  4. How do we treat the different types of heart disease today?
  5. How should we be screened for heart disease as adults?

 

Simon H. Stertzer, M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at BioCardia®, Inc., a clinical-stage biotech-regenerative medicine company that develops innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

In 1964, Simon Stertzer performed the first selective coronary arteriogram in New York City. He pioneered the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology by performing the first coronary balloon angioplasty in the United States, in 1978. He has performed more than 12,500 cardiac interventions and has worked alongside others to develop new technologies for the improvement of patient care.

Dr. Stertzer has contributed to research and advancement in rotational atherectomy, cardiac stents, drug delivery stents, cardiac transplant molecular diagnostics, and most recently, transendocardial stem cell implantation in ischemic heart failure. His bibliography contains more than 140 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Stertzer co-founded BioCardia in 1999, and was a founder and board member of Arterial Vascular Engineering, an angioplasty balloon and stent company acquired by Medtronic Inc..

Simon Stertzer received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University, after a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Union College. He had previously earned a Certificat de Physiologie from University of Paris (Sorbonne).

About BioCardia®, Inc.

BioCardia®, Inc. is helping lead the way to new treatments of heart failure using the direct injection of cells and agents into the heart muscle. BioCardia is a clinical-stage, regenerative biotechnology company that develops novel therapeutics to treat cardiovascular disease. The treatment modalities include a system of personalized screenings to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from intramyocardial injection of therapeutic agents.

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Websites: www.biocardia.com | www.simonstertzer.com

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How to have THE TALK with Your Aging Parents

How to have THE TALK with Your Aging Parents

August 1, 2018

 

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Lynda Shrager, an occupational therapist, an expert in the field of geriatric rehabilitation, as well as author of Age In Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lynda Shrager discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the biggest obstacles to overcome when trying to help aging parents stay in their home?
  2. What’s the best strategy for getting Mom and Dad on board with organizing and decluttering?
  3. What are a few modifications that can make a big difference to the safety of seniors in their homes?
  4. What are some red flags that signal a parent’s cognitive abilities are declining, and what should be done?
  5. When is the best time to approach parents about making a plan in case the time comes that they aren’t able to function independently?
  6. An essential aspect  of successful aging in place is having a caregiving team at the ready. How do you build this team?

 

Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS is the author of Age In Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home (Bull Publishing, March 8, 2018). Her newspaper column, Mom’s RX, appeared in countless newspapers across the country, and she is a featured columnist for Everyday Health, one of the country’s leading online consumer health websites. Lynda has practiced in the medical field of geriatric rehabilitation for more than 37 years, focusing on all aspects of senior health and wellness. She combines her expertise as an occupational therapist, a Master’s level social worker, professional organizer and certified aging in place specialist to pursue her passion of providing therapeutic care in the patient’s home environment and in educating their caregivers. Learn more at organizedcaregiver.com.

 

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Website: http://otherwisehealthy.com

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