Collagen: A miracle from within

December 11, 2018




Ellen Emary from Inessa Healthcare, an Australian made and owned healthcare company specializing in optimizing your natural collagen production to provide various health benefits joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ellen Emary discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and Inessa? What was the inspiration?
  2. Collagen supplements are becoming increasingly popular, and there is a lot of talk around marine collagen. Does ingested collagen actually work?
  3. Supplements are readily available now from any store. What is it that makes Inessa Healthcare different from other complimentary medicine solutions?
  4. Inessa has been on the market for 6 months now. How has the Collagen Plus line been received by consumers?

TIP: The best way to ensure your health is a holistic approach. Actively making choices to benefit your body and mind will lead to a better, longer, and more enjoyable life.


Inessa Healthcare is an Australian made and owned healthcare company. Inessa specializes in TGA approved and scientifically developed formulations designed to address a wide range of health and well being concerns. Inessa Healthcare provides premium healthcare solutions through optimizing the natural synthesis of collagen within the body.





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Medicine X: Explaining medical conditions through storytelling

November 17, 2018




Madison Lazas, Partnerships and Public Relations Manager at Medicine X, an educational initiative that explains complicated medical conditions to patients through storytelling joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Madison Lazas discuss the following:

1. Why was Medicine X created?
2. How is Medicine X different to other companies offering patient education?
3. Why do you feel the storytelling approach works so well?
4. How and by whom are the stories written?
5. What medical conditions do you 'xplain'?
6. Does Medicine X offer any other services other than the digital story?

Medicine X is a team of doctors and artists dedicated to creating accessible and easily-digestible medical information for all patients, through interactive illustrations. We believe everyone should be educated and empowered in order to take part in their own medical decisions, regardless of age, gender, culture or condition. Medicine X continues dedicating its resources to help its global audience fully understand medical conditions. All stories are reviewed and edited by leading health care specialist and opinion leaders in order to ensure all medical content is accurate and up to date. For more information on Medicine X and their latest project, please visit:





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UVC Disinfection Helps Hospitals Provide a Cleaner, Safer Environment

November 13, 2018




Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, Director of Clinical Affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UVC disinfection industry joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Brewer discuss the following:

  1. What is UVC disinfection and how is it used in health care facilities?
  2. How does UVC help to reduce hospital-acquired infections?
  3. What does that mean for me as a patient?
  4. For hospitals, how does UVC provide a return on investment?
  5. What’s unique about Tru-D SmartUVC?

Summary: Tru-D is the only UVC disinfection robot validated by a CDC-funded randomized clinical trial to reduce infections in hospitals.



Alice Brewer has spent 10 years as an epidemiologist in both the pharmaceutical industry and health care. Most recently she served as the Director of Infection Prevention for a large, multi-hospital health system in Wisconsin where, through utilization of robust analytics and innovative strategies, she led a 70% reduction of HAIs across the health system.

Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2016, she achieved CIC certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has a record of publications and presentations in the fields of infectious disease and epidemiological research methodology.





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How HealthKOS plans to reduce the cost of healthcare

November 8, 2018




Dr. Naveen Goel, CEO and Founder at HealthKOS, an end to end solution connecting patients, healthcare professionals and families to improve the quality of care joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Naveen Goel discuss the following:

  1. How is HealthKOS disrupting the current norm in the healthcare industry?
  2. What is HealthKOS and how is it different from other similar platforms?
  3. How does this platform help with lowering the cost of healthcare?
  4. Do you believe this change will work?
  5. Who is the ideal candidate for HealthKOS and is it affordable?
  6. How can listeners help their grandparents, parents or even their own patients get the quality care they deserve?

Dr. Naveen Goel is a physician and an innovator in the new field of “Patient Centric Health Solutions” with the specific goal of improving patient quality of care and reducing healthcare costs by effectively leveraging technology.  To do this, he has co-founded his own company, World-Wide Health Initiatives, based in South Florida with over 40 employees.
Dr. Goel is a Board-Certified Interventional Nephrologist with training and residency completed in New York City.  In his outpatient vascular access practice, Dr. Goel oversees an advanced team that completes 3,000+ interventional procedures a year at the highest quality and patient satisfaction across South Florida.  Dr. Goel’s work in nephrology is well-known within the community and has established himself as a thought leader in many domains of medicine and IT.
From Dr. Goel’s experience treating ill patients, most with multiple chronic diseases, he realized a new health IT solution to change the current norm was needed.  After several iterations, this led to the creation of HealthKOS™, an end-to-end solution to improve patient engagement, compliance, and outcomes.  HealthKOS allows the healthcare team to monitor patient progress outside the practice office, leading to timely interventions, preventing disease progression and unnecessary hospitalizations.
In addition to the development of HealthKOS, Dr. Goel works directly with governments of developing countries to launch new initiatives and approaches to provide high-level care to the underprivileged, rural areas within a country.  These initiatives leverage useful technology from a physician’s perspective that are both impactful and cost-effective to improve the current norm with sustainability.

Dr. Goel’s is a charismatic leader whose experiences are not that of a typical physician – his experience and passions, range from treating patients to expanding the use and efficiency of digital health, to the simple understanding and application that connected care and patient engagement will make a difference for a patient’s health quality.  He is an individual who wants to make a difference in his chosen field – Medicine.





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Interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy

November 5, 2018




Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra, M.D., the Founder and CEO of the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) that combines state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgeries with a holistic eastern medicine to treat uterine fibroids, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, among many other conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Radiology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about your upbringing: How was it growing up in India and transitioning into being a physician in the US?
  2. What motivated you to focus on interventional radiology? What about women's health?
  3. You focus heavily on uterine fibroids: What are some common misconceptions about fibroids? Why is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) the most effective treatment?
  4. What are other common conditions best treated by minimally invasive surgeries?
  5. How do you incorporate eastern holistic healing into traditional western medicine?


Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. is an interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. The standards for his daily work were set after completing his medical studies and training in Mumbai, India, followed by his fellowship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the US. After working extensively in academia and research, Dr. Chopra became one of the youngest heads of an interventional radiology department in the US. Eager to share his experience, he placed great emphasis on training and introduced a wide range of education and research programs for students, colleagues, and residents. At the same time, however, he was committed to keeping the focus firmly on patient needs at all time.

Dr. Chopra opened the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) in 2004. As an interventional radiology and endovascular therapy practice, MIMIT specializes in minimally invasive treatments for arterial disease such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), uterine fibroid disease (UFE), venous disease and musculoskeletal disease (spine interventions).

Lending his eastern roots and extensive western experience Dr. Chopra unifies the best of both worlds. His in-depth understanding of complex patient conditions is backed by state-of-the-art treatment therapies, enabling him to deliver exceptional patient care of the highest quality.

Dr. Chopra believes the path to long-term success lies in treating patients’ spirit, mind and body – not just their medical conditions. His institute has given him the opportunity to create a well-thought-out environment where patients and their families can feel calm, get the information they need and be treated with cutting-edge healthcare technologies.




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Financial toxicity’s devastating effect on people with late stage illnesses – there are solutions.

November 1, 2018




Adam Balinsky, Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial, a financial services firm which offers solutions and products to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses, including cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. Its FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving) program is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Adam Balinsky discuss the following:

  1. What is financial toxicity and how does it impact your clients?
  2. What’s the difference between your FLAG program and viatical settlements?
  3. Why aren’t nonprofits and hospitals talking about this option when it comes to people who are dealing with late stage illnesses?
  4. Is there a personal story behind FSF that you can share?
  5. What’s the thing your most proud of when it comes to your business?


Adam Balinsky is the Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial. He passionately believes in the mission of the company—to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses including cancer.

Adam recognizes that people facing advanced-stage diseases have incremental financial pressures affecting everyday life that are not being addressed. That’s why Fifth Season’s financial assistance program, FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving), is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients. The FLAG Program provides patients with money from a non-traditional asset – their existing life insurance policy.

Adam hopes that those who use our financial assistance program are able to use the funds to maintain or better their quality of life. The funds can be used as the patient sees fit. Common uses include paying rent or mortgage bills, utility bills, medication costs, treatment costs. Others use the funds to take a dream trip—creating lasting memories with family members, to pay for in-home care, or to pay to bring family together. To date, Fifth Season has assisted nearly 400 patients and their families and provided more than $75 million in financial help to patients with advanced illnesses.

The Story Behind Adam’s Passion for Fifth Season’s Services

A year after Adam and his family moved to the United States from Canada, his wife, Tracey, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While dealing with the sobering realities of their new situation, Adam began to learn about the many ways organizations in the U.S. support patients medically and emotionally. However, he was disappointed to see the very limited structured support for the broad range of financial strains patients often face. Adam was motivated and inspired to proactively do something about it. After serving as director of Fifth Season Financial from 2007 through 2009, Adam acquired Fifth Season Financial in October 2012. He then structured and developed the FLAG program to specifically address financial needs of people facing advanced-stage illnesses. Beyond Fifth Season, Adam and Tracey (who is now five years post treatment and doing very well!) are very active in supporting cancer causes, including Gilda’s Club Westchester, where Tracey is a member of the Board of Directors.

Adam’s Expertise

Adam is a lawyer by training, having practiced law for 11 years at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he became a partner in 2005. Adam holds a joint MBA/JD from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University. He is admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and is in good standing with the American Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) from May 2011 to May 2013.





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Curable, The Chronic Pain Self-Help App

September 15, 2018




John Gribbin, CEO and Co-Founder of Curable the healthcare technology company to help manage chronic pain joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John Gribbin discuss the following:

  1. What is Curable?
  2. Why did you decide to start Curable?
  3. What is a biopsychosocial approach and how does it help with pain relief on the app?
  4. What has been the response from the medical community and the users?
  5. Where do you see Curable headed in the future as a company and as a solution to chronic pain?


John Gribbin is the CEO and a co-founder of Curable. John is an experienced entrepreneur across multiple industries. He is also a former 15-year sufferer of chronic low back pain. Through the treatment method Curable delivers, he was able to completely resolve his pain symptoms and limitations.






Cariloop and Facebook Join Forces to Provide Support for Working Caregivers

September 6, 2018




Michael Walsh, Co-Founder and CEO of Cariloop, a Dallas-based company providing the world’s first fully-integrated, human-powered Caregiver Support Platform to help relieve the stress and anxiety of working caregivers joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michael Walsh discuss the following:

  1. Tell us a little bit about Cariloop and what you are doing with Facebook.
  2. Describe some of the challenges facing working caregivers and how these responsibilities impact work performance.
  3. Why is it in the employer’s best interest to offer caregiver benefits and support?
  4. Are these programs only for larger companies or can other sized organizations support working caregivers?
  5. Are there any other larger companies, other than Facebook, that are moving in this direction to help employees who have to care for loved ones?


Michael Walsh is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Cariloop, a digital health and well-being company based in Dallas, Texas. Since its founding, Michael has helped Cariloop to successfully raise over $3.7 million in private investment capital which has given enabled them to recruit an incredibly passionate team of professionals and assist thousands of caregivers across the US with their life transitions.

Michael and Cariloop have been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine (Entrepreneur 360), TexChange (One to Watch), Dallas Business Journal (Who’s Who in Healthcare), D Healthcare Daily (Innovation in Medical Technology), Aging 2.0 (Global Startup Search semi-finalist), Tech. co (Startup of the Year semi-finalist) and Becker’s Hospital Review (Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know). 

Michael has also served as the President of the Dallas Roundtable, founded the Dallas chapter of Health 2.0, and a holds a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification in Personal Training (CPT). 

He is a 2007 graduate of Purdue University.

About Cariloop

Dallas-based Cariloop provides the world's first fully-integrated, human-powered Caregiver Support Platform to help working caregivers and families plan for and manage the care of their parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, in-laws, and adult children. The Platform features a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based application that helps families securely communicate across all devices and store important health, financial, and legal documents while having on-demand access to a dedicated Healthcare Coach who guides the families through the many decisions they make over the length of their caregiving journey.

For more information, visit or follow Cariloop on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.





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The Next Generation of Support For New Parents

August 27, 2018




George Brandes, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Pacify, a telehealth app that provides 24/7 support to new parents joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest George Brandes discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about Pacify, where did the idea come from and how does it work? How is the platform transforming healthcare?
  2. I know that Pacify partners with public health programs such as Medicaid and WIC—the women, infant, children’s program—tell me more about these partnerships, how are they leveraging Pacify?
  3. Give me some examples of the types of questions/concerns you help new parents with through the Pacify platform?
  4. What’s next for Pacify?




George Brandes is Co-Founder and COO of Pacify. George was previously VP of Healthcare Programs at Jackson Hewitt, where he designed and deployed software to help uninsured customers apply for health coverage at tax time.





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The changing face of medical equipment purchasing

August 8, 2018




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.