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Community is Key:  The final push for herd immunity

Community is Key: The final push for herd immunity

July 1, 2021

 

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Alexis Hunter, Community Liaison for Wilmington Health, a physician-owned primary care and multi-specialty medical practice serving Wilmington and the Southeastern North Carolina area joins eHealth Radio and the COVID-19, Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alexis Hunter discuss the following:

  1. What current trends are we seeing with vaccinations across the U.S.?
  2. What has changed over the past six months that the vaccine has been available?
  3. How are rural/lower-income areas effected?
  4. Has one demographic been more hesitant than another?
  5. How are you continuing to get the word out in your community?

Alexis joined Wilmington Health, one of the largest independent, multi-specialty practices in North Carolina, in April 2020. Recruited as the first dedicated outreach employee for the organization, she focuses on building relationships with organizations and individuals in southeastern North Carolina. Alexis dedicates herself to Wilmington Health’s vision of aspiring to be the most trusted partner in healthcare, transforming the delivery system, and continually developing collaborative and innovative solutions that demonstrate quality, reduce the cost of care, and improve the patient experience.

Before joining Wilmington Health, she worked in administration for a private mental health practice. She works closely with area employers to ensure employees have access to expert healthcare. She also collaborates with outside providers, so that patients in the community have access to the providers that can best suit their healthcare needs.

 

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Website: wilmingtonhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/wilmingtonhealth 
Instagram: @wilmhealth
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/wilmington-health-associates

Vaccine Equity and the Race Towards Herd Immunity

Vaccine Equity and the Race Towards Herd Immunity

June 26, 2021

 

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Dr. Linda Odenigbo, a Pediatrician at PriMED Physicians in Dayton Ohio joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels. Throughout the vaccine rollout, Dr. Odenigbo and other Black colleagues have been actively working with the Black community in Dayton, specifically Dayton's Nigerian population to increase vaccine confidence.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Linda Odenigbo discuss the following:

  1. Throughout the vaccine rollout, primary care physicians have been working hard to increase vaccine confidence, especially among people of color. Can you tell us about some of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines that you have heard from patients?
  2. I know that you and other Black physicians at PriMED did a lot of outreach work to increase vaccine confidence, specifically within the Black community in Dayton. What were some of the ways that you and your colleagues engaged with the community?
  3. Of all of the phone calls and conversations you have had with patients, is there any one that sticks out the most?
  4. What trends have you been seeing most recently with vaccine hesitancy?
  5. President Joe Biden recently announced his plan to get 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Do you feel positive about us reaching that goal?

Linda Odenigbo, MD, is a Pediatrician at PriMED Physicians in Dayton, Ohio. A graduate of University of Ilorin Medical School, Dr. Odenigbo trained and practiced internal medicine in Nigeria until 1991. She completed her Pediatric residency at Harlem Hospital New York and later worked at CHIC clinic, a federally funded health care center in Decatur, Illinois, before finally joining PriMED pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Odenigbo’s special interests include childhood allergic conditions, as well as female adolescent health issues.

 

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Website: primedphysicians.com

Facebook: facebook.com/PrimedPhysicians

Joint Pain Exacerbated During COVID-19 Pandemic

Joint Pain Exacerbated During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 15, 2021

 

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Dr. Richard Berger, M.D., a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago again joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic & Health News Channels. The pioneer of a minimally invasive technique, Dr. Berger was the first in the world to perform outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery and has done over 12,000 surgeries -- more than any other surgeon.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Berger discuss the following:

  1. As an orthopedic surgeon, what trends have you been seeing with your patients during the pandemic?
  2. What can be done to offset joint pain? For listeners who are working from home and moving less …what recommendations do you have?
  3. ​I know that the pandemic has also led to patients putting off medical treatment or postponing surgeries, such as joint replacement. Can you tell us more about this?
  4. What message do you have to people who are delaying their care?
  5. For patients who are still putting off surgery, what would you say to them to ease their concerns? Why is now the time to get surgery?

Richard Berger, M.D., is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. He pioneered a minimally invasive hip and knee replacement that allows for a quicker and less painful recovery than traditional joint replacement. He also was the first in the world to perform outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery and has done over 12,000 surgeries -- more than any other surgeon. Patients come from all the world to have surgery from Dr. Berger, and they include elite athletes, politicians and celebrities.

 

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Website: https://outpatienthipandknee.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/DrRichardBerger 
Instagram: instagram.com/drrichardberger 
Twitter: @DrRichBerger 

Servicon, elevating the cleaning industry by provide healthy environments

Servicon, elevating the cleaning industry by provide healthy environments

May 14, 2021

 

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Laurie Sewell, President and CEO of Servicon, a leading environmental, custodial and maintenance company located in Southern California joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Laurie Sewell discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about Servicon and its mission.
  2. How has Servicon as an EVS leader helped in the fight against COVID?
  3. How does Servicon prepare its custodian technicians to do their jobs optimally and in the best interests of society?
  4. How is Servicon a critical partner in healthcare?
  5. How does Servicon help hospitals?
  6. What are Servicon’s top priorities for the next 12 months?

Laurie Sewell is President and CEO of Servicon, a provider of exemplary custodial, environmental, and maintenance services for complex facilities.

Servicon partners with Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, commercial real estate, municipal and entertainment industries. Their purpose is to elevate the industry and provide healthy environments for people to thrive.

Considered a disrupter in an industry steeped in tradition, Sewell is shifting the focus from conventional concepts of custodial services to those that are driving wellness, sustainability, new analytics and employee engagement with innovative technologies and training.

At the helm of a diverse workforce of over 1,800 employees, Sewell is passionate about the concept that profit should be achieved through the focus on talent development at all levels of an organization.

Sewell has held positions on international, advisory and editorial boards in her industry. She was also a stakeholder in the development of the GS-42 Green Seal standard. She holds a MA in Organizational Behavior and operates her business under the belief that “it is always about the people.”

Servicon’s five decades of success is due to the alignment of their unique corporate culture with their strategy. They have succeeded in doing well by doing the right thing for all people involved.

 

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Website: www.servicon.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ServiconSystemsCAJanitorial
Twitter: twitter.com/Servicon

Meet KleenWraps and Learn Why PPE is Here to Stay

Meet KleenWraps and Learn Why PPE is Here to Stay

April 14, 2021

 

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Russell Silver-Fagan, CEO of KleenWraps, a consumer consumer personal protective equipment company designing, producing, and marketing a growing suite of products that meet the ever-changing PPE needs of the time joins eHealth Radio and the COVID and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Russell Silver-Fagan discuss the following:

  1. What are antimicrobial agents?
  2. What's wrong with gloves?
  3. How will COVID-19 change us?
  4. How did you think of the product in 2014?
  5. What are some added benefits about KleenWraps we may not know about?

KleenWraps began by offering antimicrobial grip barriers (“wraps”) to provide sustainable alternatives to disposable gloves and has grown into the first consumer-PPE brand. Our wraps are made with neoprene for unlimited re-usability and machine-washability and silicone dotting for traction on any surface, and are treated with antimicrobial agents to reduce germ transfer. With these features, our wraps distance users from suspicious/frequently-touched surfaces, providing peace of mind in shared spaces.

 

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Website: www.kleenwraps.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/kleenwraps 
Instagram: instagram.com/kleenwraps 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/kleenwraps 
Twitter: twitter.com/KleenWraps

How the pandemic has accelerated innovation in healthcare: A conversation with Karly Rowe from Experian Health

How the pandemic has accelerated innovation in healthcare: A conversation with Karly Rowe from Experian Health

April 8, 2021

 

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Karly Rowe, Vice President of Patient Access, Identity & Care Management Product for Experian Health that works with more than 3,200 hospitals and 10,000 other healthcare organizations representing 500,000 plus providers to provide data-driven solutions that support revenue cycle management, identity management, patient engagement and care management joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Karly Rowe discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us about Experian Health and your role within the company?
  2. Any discussion of healthcare today is framed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From your business, your line of sight, what has the pandemic put in the spotlight?
  3. In the early days of the pandemic, some of our healthcare organizations estimated 1,800 duplicate records were being created every 24 hours, so it is a fair bet that the numbers are even greater now as people flock to schedule vaccines. How does the growing volume of patient traffic challenge our healthcare systems?
  4. How would a shift to standardized medical records, possibly even a universal patient ID number, help healthcare systems and health outcomes?
  5. What direction is the industry headed and what pain points are you solving for as you look to the future?

Summary: While approximately 25% of patients used patient portals prior to COVID-19, more than 235 million adults will likely interact with a patient portal or telehealth service for the first time. This new interaction sparks opportunity – an opportunity for patients to think differently about the role they are taking/playing in managing their health and an opportunity for healthcare organizations to think about how to build on and advance this newly formed relationship.


Karly Rowe is responsible for the Patient Access, Identity, and Care Management product portfolios at Experian Health. Leveraging her diverse background across credit, retail, and healthcare, Karly is responsible for finding new ways to leverage Experian’s data and analytical capabilities to develop new, innovative solutions for the healthcare industry.

Karly holds a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and Retail Management from Syracuse University. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two sons.

 

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Website: experian.com/healthcare

Social Media Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/Experian_Health
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/experian

COVID-19 most frequently asked questions for returning to work

COVID-19 most frequently asked questions for returning to work

April 3, 2021

 

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Dr. Nitin Desai, an Internal Medicine Physician practicing in North Carolina for over 24 years and the Chief Medical Officer of COVID PreCheck, a digital health passport related to COVID-19 joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nitin Desai discuss the following:

  1. Now that multiple vaccines are available, should employers go back to business as usual?
  2. As employees return to work what should they expect from their employers to safeguard their health and safety?
  3. What would you recommend business leaders do to support a safe return to work?
  4. You have advocated using the Swiss cheese model to create safe workplaces - can you explain how it works? How does it keep employees safe?
  5. How do you see technology playing a role in return-to-work?
  6. What do you want to leave our audience (employees and employers) with?

About Dr. Nitin Desai

  • Physician entrepreneur.
  • Cofounder of Health Wizz, a Digital Healthcare venture https://www.healthwizz.com/  focused on EMR interoperability and Employee wellness.
  • Launched https://www.covidprecheck.net to assist in reopening the USA during the 2020 COVID Pandemic.
  • COVID PreCheck creates safe spaces with a software solution for employees and the workplace.
  • Experienced Physician, Medical Staff leader, and Digital health entrepreneur

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Website: https://covidprecheck.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/COVIDPreCheckApp
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/covidprecheck
Twitter: twitter.com/CPrecheck

Why should everyone consider getting the COVID vaccine?

Why should everyone consider getting the COVID vaccine?

March 12, 2021

 

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Dr. Shirin Peters, Founder and Medical Director at Bethany Medical Clinic of New York, a primary care clinic network in New York City that provides primary and preventative care for busy New Yorkers at 8 clinic locations joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Shirin Peters discuss the following:

  1. What is in the COVID vaccine?
  2. How was the COVID vaccine developed, tested and mass produced in such a short time?
  3. Can you get COVID from the COVID vaccine?
  4. What did the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials for the COVID vaccine show?
  5. If I had COVID already, should I still get the COVID vaccine?

Dr. Shirin Peters a physician, and entrepreneur with 10 years experience in the business of outpatients medicine. She is well versed in standard of care for Primary Care medicine as well as the world of medical billing and health insurance. She considers herself an expert in creating care models that delight patients and meet their individual needs, as well as in managing healthcare providers and keeping them engaged and able to practice at their best.

 

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Website: www.bmcofny.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: @bethanymedicalofny | @drshirinpeters
Twitter: @drshirinpeters
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/shirin-peters

The Impact of Mental Health by COVID-19

The Impact of Mental Health by COVID-19

February 6, 2021

 

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Dr. Baljit Khamba, a clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member at Bastyr University California joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels. Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Baljit Khamba discuss the following:

  1. You have a history in working in the mental health industry, whether it is research or directly helping others with their mental wellness concerns. How have you seen this impacted by COVID-19?
  2. Out of the people you have been seeing, are there similar patterns you’ve seen in their lifestyle?
  3. So, how does what you’re putting into your body affect your emotions or mental health?
  4. What has your research shown you about the effectiveness of probiotics?
  5. How would you approach a patient that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder like depression?
  6. What are some other contributions to your mental health you can do from home?

Dr. Baljit Khamba is a clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member at Bastyr University California. She treats a variety of conditions but has special interest in nutritional approaches to anxiety, stress, depression, focus and attention, memory and cognition. She focuses on providing high quality care addressing the causes of disease and utilizes safe and effective natural treatments. She accepts patients and their families who are motivated to improve their health. Her emphasis is on disease prevention and health promotion through education and empowering her patients to become active participant in the management of their own health.

While completing bachelor and master’s degrees, she worked as a research analyst at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she researched alcohol addiction and anxiety, as well as nutrition and mental health. Dr. Khamba also has experience working in integrative psychiatric clinics, as well as more generalized practice, as well as being involved with research projects at the University of Alberta on natural health product safety in psychiatric patients. Dr. Khamba also maintains a private telemedicine practice.

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Websites: https://bastyr.edu | https://bastyrclinic.org


The beliefs, views, ideas, thoughts 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.

How to Handle Stress Eating During COVID-19

How to Handle Stress Eating During COVID-19

December 30, 2020

 

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Dr. John Bartemus, Founder of Functional Medicine Charlotte where he helps patients with autoimmunity, chronic infections and a diverse range of medical conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. John Bartemus discuss the following:

  1. What is autoimmune disease?
  2. What are some causes of autoimmune disease?
  3. Why is eating more sometimes the key to losing weight?
  4. What is the perfect diet for autoimmune disease patients?
  5. Why is functional medicine the key to healing autoimmune disease?

Dr. John Bartemus is a chiropractic physician and certified functional medicine practitioner. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Life Services and is a member of several prestigious medical organizations. Dr. Bartemus is the Founder of Functional Medicine Charlotte, where he helps patients with autoimmunity, chronic infections and a diverse range of medical conditions. He is also the international best-selling author of The Autoimmune Answer.


Website: functionalmedicinecharlotte.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: instagram.com/functionalmedicinecharlotte 
Facebook: facebook.com/FunctionalMedicineCharlotte
Youtube: youtube.com/user/AccelerateChiro

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