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exploring the issues of patient rights, healthcare policy, and the role of the provider
Right of Self-Determination Confidentiality Access to Care
Empathy of the Provider Right to Full Disclosure Respect for Patients
Right to Understand the Diagnosis and the Treatment Plan Mental Health
Coping with the Current Issues in Public Health The Role of the Provider
The Future of Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Dan O'Brien
Dr. Dan O’Brien is a medical futurist, corporate strategist, keynote speaker and author who combines the disciplines of health and business. After finishing clinical rotations at Emory University, Dr. O’Brien went on to earn an MBA. In addition to currently working as a physician, he recently earned his doctorate in public health from Walden University in Minneapolis. As a business-savvy consultant, he serves as an advisor to established and emerging companies, particularly those operating within or influenced by the health care sector. His unique perspectives and solutions are based on his training as a doctor, businessperson and public health expert. Business leaders look to O’Brien as a next-generation health and business expert and make critical decisions based on his insights and perspectives. In this interesting interview hosted by Senior Anchor Tannaz, Dr. O'Brien discusses the future of medicine, public health, and some of the current challenges of being a doctor.
Coping with Chronic Pain: An Interview with Cindy Perlin, LCSW
Cindy Perlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified biofeedback practitioner. She has been helping people achieve their health and wellness goals for over 25 years. Her practice is located in Delmar, New York, near Albany. Cindy became interested in mind/body healing when, in 1978, she suffered a back injury that left her disabled and in chronic pain for three years. None of the conventional medical providers she consulted were able to help. Cindy healed herself using many of the techniques she now offers others. She is passionate about the power of these techniques to heal. Cindy is the author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free and the creator of the Alternative Pain Treatment Directory. This is a fascinating and very informative interview hosted by Senior Anchor Elizabeth Linden, and offers many ideas for coping with chronic pain and finding healing.
Understanding Imaging: A Patient Guide by Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh
Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, FIOMP is Professor of Radiology at The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. He is also Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as Chief Physicist - Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, he is Professor of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Chair of Physics Commission at the American College of Radiology. In this very informative interview hosted by Senior Anchor/Producer Leon Taryan, Dr. Mahesh dispels myths about the dangers of diagnostic imaging as well offers advice to patients to make them better understand the value of imaging and how it is used diagnostically by healthcare providers.
The Importance of Good Leadership in Healthcare: An Interview with Dr. Britt Berrett
Britt Berrett is the former president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. He is an Executive Coach with MEDI and has more than 25 years of experience as a hospital president and CEO. His background includes leadership in faith-based, investor-owned and academic/teaching hospitals ranging from small to large. Dr. Berrett holds a Ph.D. from the School of Economics, Policy and Political Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. His dissertation, “Leadership Theory in Strategic Planning in Hospitals,” reflects his passion for advancing the business side of hospital operations to further advance the mission to improve patients’ lives. In 2013, Dr. Berrett co-authored a New York Times Best Selling book on leadership in healthcare entitled, “Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing How You Lead.” In this fascinating interview hosted by Tannaz Alesafar, Dr. Berrett talks about the importance of leadership in our current healthcare system and how good leadership impacts the patient experience.
The Cyberbullying Crisis: An Interview with Dr. Michael Nuccitelli
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a psychologist in New York City who is the author of the iPredator concept. He talks to Senior Anchor Demi Vaughn about cyberbullying and its affect on the mental health of victims. He also offers tips on how to be aware of cyberbullying and how to protect yourself against it.
Managing Pain: An Interview with Dr. James Granger
Dove Sinclair talks to Dr. James Granger, a pain medicine specialist, about the most effective approaches to managing chronic pain. This is a fascinating interview that clearly explains the treatment options. It is a video that should be watched by all patients.
Exploring Eating Disorders: An Interview with Mary Anne Cohen
Dove Sinclair talks to Mary Ann Cohen, LCSW. Mary Anne Cohen is a professional psychotherapist since 1972 and director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders. She is author of Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating (New Forge Press, 2013) and French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating. This is a fascinating interview about the struggles many women have with eating disorders and the reasons behind the struggles. The interview also offers hope through advice provided by Ms. Cohen.
Fixing Yourself: An Interview with Faust Ruggiero
Dove Sinclair talks to Faust Ruggiero, author of The Fix Yourself Handbook. In this superb interview, he offers an interesting range of approaches to becoming more objective and less emotional about life experiences in order to stay centered and peaceful. He also presents some fresh insights into challenging emotions—especially envy, anger, forgiveness, and fear.
Exploring Sports Psychology and Mindfulness: An Interview with Dr. John Heil
Dr. John Heil is a recognized expert on sports psychology and mindfulness. In this very interesting interview, Senior Anchor/Producer Dove Sinclair talks to Dr. Heil about how athletes can use mindfulness as they compete in their respective sport. This is an revealing interview about the psychology of sports and how an athlete thinks during competition.
The Present and Future of Medical Education: An Interview with Dr. John Lawrence
John Lawrence is a medical doctor in traditional western medicine and functional medicine. John is the author of Playing Doctor, where he shares his journey through medical school and then becoming a doctor while battling short-term amnesia after two bike accidents. Growing up as a young adult, he did not want anything to do with medicine and often took on other jobs to provide for his lifestyle. While not in his initial plans, he eventually became a doctor and completed his residency at the University of Utah. He has become a major influence in medical education. In this interesting interview with Senior Anchor/Producer Leon Taryan, Dr. Lawrence talks about his experience in medical school and then discusses his views of the current medical education system, and how doctors are now being prepared to practice medicine.
Exploring PTSD and How It Can Be Treated: An Interview with Dr. Kristen Walter
Kristen Walter is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, California, who investigates the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and conditions that commonly co-occur with PTSD, such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and traumatic brain injury. She is also a privileged clinical provider at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a licensed psychologist in the states of California and Ohio. In this interview with Senior Anchor/Producer Elizabeth Linden, Dr. Walter talks about her exploration of PTSD and the many current options for treatment. This is a fascinating interview with much information to offer.
Technology and Its Impact on the Patient Experience: An Interview with Dr. Brennan Spiegel
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, is director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master's Degree Program in Health Delivery Science. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies; including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality (VR) and social media; can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes and save money. In this fascinating interview hosted by Milli Long, Dr. Spiegel discusses the newest uses of technology in medicine including telemedicine.
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