A national provider of outpatient Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centers

August 11, 2017
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Mr. David Davis, President and CEO at Shared Health Services who partners with hospitals to open and manage outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy centers across the United States joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest David Davis discuss the following:

  • What is a chronic wound?
  • How many chronic wounds are there in America?
  • What types of wounds become chronic wounds?
  • Where, and how, are chronic wounds treated?
  • What is hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy?
  • What are some of the diagnosis's that HBO is used to treat?
  • How does Shared Health Services work with hospitals?

 

David Davis, BS, RRT, CHT is a former United States Congressman, Joint Commission Surveyor and healthcare entrepreneur.  He holds a degree in Organizational Management from Milligan College, an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy from California College for the Health Sciences, and Certification in Respiratory Care from East Tennessee State University. During his 30 years in the health care industry, he managed several Respiratory Care Departments throughout the Southeastern U.S., started and managed a very successful multi-state home medical equipment company, Advanced Home Care, in 1986, served as a Joint Commission surveyor and founded Shared Health Services in 1996.  Known as a leader in his local community and in his home state, he has served as a Leadership Council Member for the National Federation of Independent Business; as Chairman, Medicare Part B, Tennessee Association for Home Care; as Clinical Adjunct Faculty Member, Respiratory Care Department, East Tennessee State University; and as a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Shared Health Services is a wound care company who contracts with hospitals to help them open and manage successful outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen centers. The mission of our Centers of Excellence is to heal chronic wounds, improve patient outcomes, help prevent limb loss and provide a profitable service for our contracted hospitals.

 

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Websitewww.sharedhealthservices.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharedhealthservices

Physiatrists: Doctors Getting Rehab Patients Home Sooner, More Safely

August 2, 2017
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Dr. Steve Gnatz, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Rehab Channels. IRC provides rehabilitation physicians (also called physiatrists) to more than 300 skilled nursing facilities across the country to improve patient care and get rehab patients home sooner.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Steve Gnatz discuss the following:

  • You are a physiatrist and Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Can you please tell us what a physiatrist is?
  • In terms of rehab, your group, Integrated Rehab Consultants, provides an interesting service. Can you please explain?
  • Why is physiatry in skilled nursing facilities so hot right now?
  • How do physiatrists make patient care better in skilled nursing facilities?
  • Should patients going into rehab after something like a stroke or orthopedic surgery look for a facility with a physiatrist?

 

Steve M. Gnatz, M.D., M.H.A., is the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing sub-acute rehabilitation. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Gnatz served as Medical Director of PM&R at Loyola between 2004 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Medical Director and EVP for Medical Services at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He also previously held the position of Medical Director of the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the University of Missouri, he was Professor and Chair of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) between 1996 and 2001.

Dr. Gnatz received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from the University of Missouri.

He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and the well-regarded book EMG Basics. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics.

Dr Gnatz remains very active in organized medicine, currently holding the position of President of the US Bone and Joint Initiative – the US National Action Network sanctioned by the World Health Organization – with the goal of minimizing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in America. He is also Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-2006) and has held many other leadership positions in professional associations.

 

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Website: www.irehabconsultants.com

What is the risk in doing nothing about hearing loss?

June 23, 2017
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Andrew Lekashman, business expansion manager at ASI Audiology (ASI) that provides hearing healthcare to those with hearing loss in Iowa and now some locations in Kansas & Missouri joins eHealth Radio and the Hearing Health, Health Care and News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Andrew Lekashman discuss the following:

  • How do I get hearing loss?
  • What treatment options are available for hearing loss?
  • What is tinnitus and how is it treated?
  • How are dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease connected to hearing loss?
  • What is the risk in doing nothing about hearing loss?

 

Andrew Lekashman is a Hearing Instrument Specialist based out of Red Oak, Iowa. He works with ClearValue Hearing, ASI Audiology, and Libel Hearing Aid Centers to educate people about hearing loss around the United States.

 

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Website: www.asiaudiology.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASIAudiology
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cvhearing

Advanced Painless Injection Technology with Dr. Marc Hochman

June 20, 2017
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Dr. Mark Hochman, the inventor of an advanced painless injection technology that he and the company he is involved with, Milestone Scientific, have brought to market first in the dental sector and that is now advancing into the medical sector joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care & Health News Channels.

 

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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Mark Hochman discuss the following:

  • Please tell us briefly who Milestone Scientific is, what you do and about the instrument we are here to talk about?
  • What makes this instrument so special and useful?
  • Tell listeners how this specifically helps patients? Doctors?
  • When should we see this in use in the US?
  • Are there other applications for this instrument and the technology?

 

Dr. Mark Hochman, D.D.S., Director of Clinical Affairs for Milestone Scientific, Inc. He has served as Director of Clinical Affairs and Director of Research and Development since 1999.  He has a Doctorate of Dental Surgery with advanced training in multiple specialties in dentistry. 

He formally held a part-time faculty appointment as a clinical associate professor at NYU School of Dental Surgery for over ten years and he remains an active international lecturer on a variety of topics.  He is recognized as a world authority on Advanced Drug Delivery Systems, having published numerous scientific articles in this area, and is credited for developing several new injection techniques using these innovative technologies.  

Dr. Hochman has been responsible for inventing and contributing to the development of much of the cutting-edge innovations from Milestone Scientific, he is the primary inventor for over 20+ patents and continues to advance the art and science of subcutaneous drug delivery systems.

 

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Website: www.milestonescientific.com

LATEST NEWS: (June 12, 2017) MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCES 510(k) FDA CLEARANCE FOR COMPUFLO® EPIDURAL INSTRUMENT - View press release

Leading healthcare companies partner with Appstem to go mobile

June 16, 2017
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Robert Armstrong the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem a leading software design and development firm creating innovative mobile and web products that specializes in mobile apps, web development, IoT integration, and backend solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Robert Armstrong discuss the following:

  • What are some of the ways that you've seen healthcare companies use mobile technology?
  • What is the impact of wearables in today's industry?
  • Do you think that telemedicine will have a dramatic impact on people's access to healthcare?
  • The healthcare industry has a reputation of being very proprietary and siloed? Is that changing?
  • What are some of the issues that a start-up should consider before developing a mobile healthcare app?

 

Robert Armstrong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Appstem, a leading mobile design and development firm. He has been selling technology products and services for the last 15 years. Prior to Appstem, Robert spent five years at Oracle Corporation selling enterprise application software and left in 2010 when he saw an opportunity in the mobile application market. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from California State University, Chico.

 

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Website: www.appstem.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appstemmedia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/appstem

Life YES, Diabetes NO! Reversing the diabetes epidemic in the high risk, underserved Latino community​

June 10, 2017
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Josephine   Guzman, Sr. Director Physician Relations at Lenox Hill Hospital, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes, Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss their Diabetes Inititative within the Lation community.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Josephine  Guzman discuss the following:

  • In addition to your role as Sr. Director, Physician Recruitment at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, you act as Multicultural or Latino patient champion and are spearheading a population management initiative called Life YES, Diabetes NO!  Tell us about that.
  • Why is a campaign to educate and fight diabetes in the Latino Community important?
  • What is unique about this campaign?
  • What are some actions you are taking through this campaign?
  • How will you measure the success?

 

As Sr. Director of Physician Relations, Josie Guzman plays a critical role in attracting new physician talent to the institution and is the facilitator of information and resources between Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital, the internal medical team and the affiliated physicians located throughout the New York metropolitan area, ensuring that these physicians provide the highest quality care possible to their patients regardless of their location or ethnic or economic background.  Josie’s business successes have been coupled with many personal successes including her deep commitment to the community in which she lives. She lives in the same neighborhood of her youth and is satisfied to know she has opened doors for others of her gender and nationality.

You can follow the campaign and get updates on “¡Vida SI, Diabetes NO!” (Life YES, Diabetes NO!) on social media including Facebook, also on Twitter @VidaSIDiabetesNO and on Instagram under user name @vsidno.

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Website: www.lenoxhillhospital.org

Measuring Acid/Alkaline Balance and Why It’s Important

May 19, 2017
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Functional medicine pioneer and thought-leader, Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels. Dr. Jaffe is the Senior Fellow at Health Studies Collegium & Founder of PERQUE Integrated Health and ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Russell Jaffe discuss the following:

  • You frequently speak about acid/alkaline balance. Can you explain what you mean by acid/alkaline balance and why it is important?
  • So how do you recommend someone go about determining how acid or alkaline is balanced or not?
  • What is the ideal pH?
  • If someone is not at the goal of 6.5-7.5 when they measure their first AM urine pH, what do you suggest they do?

 

As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence and insight in mechanisms of health. Through intense curiosity and learned skepticism, Dr. Jaffe sought to debunk the best-known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. What started as a journey to disprove holistic forms of care became a rich educational experience that transformed Dr. Jaffe into a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, homeopathy, and manipulative arts.

Motivated by his personal transition, Dr. Jaffe went on to reinvent himself professionally by starting the Health Studies Collegium, a think tank that focuses on sustainable solutions to global health needs, with his fellow colleagues. For the last 30 years, Dr. Jaffe has advocated a system that treats people not diagnoses, cause not consequence, and promotes long term sustainable solutions as an alternative to a system dominated by prescriptive, symptom suppressive solutions. Dr. Jaffe’s cumulative experiences enabled him to take his efforts one step further and build PERQUE Integrative Health, a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Dr. Jaffe’s practical contributions to clinical medicine and to healthcare policy focus on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes; he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. Examples of his contributions to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics include:

  • Early colon cancer detection tests
  • Predictive tests of cardiovascular health and function based on changes in blood clotting and systemic repair status
  • Quantification of the number of concurrent platelet binding sites needed for collagen to activate platelet-induced blood clotting
  • Identification of the mechanism that controls collagen activation of platelets
  • Antigen ultra-purification for use in high sensitivity immunology assays
  • Mechanism of connective tissue cross-link inhibition by d-penicillamine
  • Predictive tests of immune function and hypersensitivity / delayed allergy
  • Predictive tests of nutritional / metabolic function

Honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy, Dr. Jaffe is appreciative of the recognition of his peers. He currently serves on the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology and coordinates its certification training program. America’s Top Physicians 2005, Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in Medicine and Science; Who’s Who in Business and Engineering all have included him in recognition of his contributions to science and community.

Dr. Jaffe is the recipient of the Merck, Sharp & Dohm Excellence in Research Award, the J.D. Lane Award, and the U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award. He teaches and lectures widely on nutritional immunology and treatment guidelines for chronic autoimmune and immune dysfunction syndromes and has helped elucidate the causes and consequences of immune defense and repair functions in health and disease.

 

Website: http://www.drrusselljaffe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RMJaffe1

How to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Benefits through the use of Tax-Favored Benefit Accounts

May 17, 2017
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Reese Feuerman, the Chief Financial Officer at ConnectYourCare, a leading provider of consumer-directed health care account solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Reese Feuerman discuss the following:

  • I understand ConnectYourCare recently conducted a survey of more than 14,000 employees and 250 employers. In that survey you asked consumers what they are doing to try to offset the high costs of health insurance. What was their response?
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are another widely-used method of paying for healthcare needs. Did the survey reveal any trends when it comes to FSAs?
  • Any other surprising findings that came out of the survey?
  • I have an article here that just ran in BenefitsPro on something called the Healthcare Stack. Can you explain what this is to our listeners and what they need to know?
  • In your last response you mentioned that the Trump Administration might increase HSA contributions. Obviously there is a lot of uncertainty in the healthcare and benefits space right now, for both employers and consumers – and understandably, it's hard to make decisions when so much is up in the air. But, what should listeners be doing right now?

 

As CFO, Reese Feuerman oversees all areas of finance for ConnectYourCare, including strategy, financial planning, accounting, tax, and treasury as well as human resources. He brings 25 years’ experience in financial leadership as well as public company experience to ConnectYourCare and serves as Secretary to our Board of Directors.

Prior to joining ConnectYourCare in 2013, Reese had a long career at Constellation Energy, where he served as Vice President of Operational Finance, Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller.

Previously, Reese was Vice President and Controller for XO Communications. He began his career with KPMG and MCI Communications.
Reese is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.

He serves on the Advisory Board for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. He is on the Baltimore Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and the Howard County Spending Affordability Advisory Committee.

Previously, Reese served on Northwestern Mutual’s 2011 Policy Owner’s Examining Committee and with the 2011 Baltimore City U.S. Conference of Mayors.

 

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Website: www.connectyourcare.com

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

The Evolution of Population Health Management

April 25, 2017
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Dr. Sasha Loffredo, Vice President of Medical Services at Marathon Health, an onsite health care provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels to discuss population health management.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Sasha Loffredo discuss the following:

  • What is population health management?
  • What are the characteristics of a successful population health management program?
  • What impact does population health management have on physical health?
  • What other factors should be taken into consideration beyond physical health?
  • What do you see as being the future of population health management?

 

Alexandra “Sasha” Loffredo, MD, is a family physician and clinical leader at Marathon Health. Prior to joining Marathon Health, Dr. Loffredo spent nearly a decade on faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, educating residents and medical students and taking care of patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey. Outside of work, Sasha enjoys time with her family, including her high-school-aged daughter, her husband, who flies for Southwest Airlines, and her four dogs. Her family enjoys skiing, camping, and traveling the world.

 

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Website: www.marathon-health.com

Social Media Links:
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marathon-health
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marathon-Health
Twitter: @marathonhealth

Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

April 19, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & TeleMental Health Channels to discuss treating substance abuse through telemental health and in primary Care.

 

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

  • How common are substance abuse issues in the United States?
  • You note that there are very high rates of mental health issues associated with substance abuse. What are those conditions and statistics?
  • You wrote an article discussing the epidemic of this issue, as well as some guidelines for treating them in new environments. What made you see a need for this?
  • What are some of the essential pieces of substance abuse treatment?
  • Substance abuse and addictions are two of your specialities. What drew you too them, and how can people reach you for help?

 

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 www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, 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 for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez