Health & Wellness Podcasts

#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Hosts: Tara Thompson PharmD. and Heather Quaile WHNP

#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Hosts: Tara Thompson PharmD. and Heather Quaile WHNP


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#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Hosts: Tara Thompson PharmD. and Heather Quaile WHNP






Episode 3.5: Patient Advocate Aimee Cloutier Talks Real Life Experience in Vulvovaginal Health

Listen in as Patient Advocate Aimee Cloutier give a real-life encounter of her sexual health diagnoses through the eyes of a patient. This podcast episode mixes personal experience with clinical evidence as she walks us through her story and a day in the life of a sexual health patient advocate and journey to healing! Follow Aimee on Instagram : @healthyhooha Support the show


Episode 3.4 - Dr. Heather Johnson Tackles Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Menopause Issues

Dr. Heather Johnson is an award winning, actively practicing gynecologist who, after delivering more than 3,500 babies over 40 years, recently retired as an obstetrician. She is senior partner at Reiter, Hill & Johnson, an Advantia practice, located in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Johnson received her M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then located in Washington, DC. Dr. Johnson is...


Episode 3.3: Dr. James Simon on Clearing the Air on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause

We are so excited to announce Dr. James Simon as our guest speaker on the Just Ask! Podcast this month! Dr. Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into hormone replacement therapy, menopause, and myths and taboos surrounding these topics. Dr. Simon is an OBGYN, thoughtleader in the area of sexual medicine, and owns his own medical practice - IntimMedicine Specialists. He believes in the art of blending exceptional skills of listening and the science of medicine to make the proper...


Episode 3.2: Body Image and Sexuality with Psychologist Courtney Raspin

In this podcast, hear from psychologist Courtney Raspin and her experience with Body Image, and its effects on Sexuality! Courtney’s PhD work focused on families of women with eating disorders, and over the last 20 years, she has continued to develop her expertise in the area. She has had the advantage of working in an NHS multidisciplinary team specialising in eating disorders, allowing her the opportunity to work closely with allied health professionals to help create comprehensive and...


Episode 3.1: Sexual Medicine with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

Sexual function and fertility are vital components of a man's overall health; however, many in the LGBTQ community can find it challenging to connect with healthcare providers who understand their needs and experiences. In this episode, we're talking with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez about his work in becoming one of the nations leading experts in urology and his efforts to expand access to quality care for all patient populations. About the Speaker Throughout his career, Joshua Gonzalez, MD has...


Episode 2.12: Revolutionizing the Field of Pelvic Health with Melissa Hines and Kathy Kates

The Institute For Pelvic Health was founded by Melissa Hines, DPT, and Kathy Kates, FNP, as a way to bring a holistic approach to pelvic health in their collaboration and mentoring of clinicians/ PTs and NPs. Today, it is revolutionizing the field of pelvic health by bringing together a community of healthcare providers who are passionate about pelvic health. Listen as Melissa and Kathy share their vision for wellness and how this unique approach to pelvic health education works so...


Episode 2.11: Special Men's Health Edition with Nicole Owens, FNP

In celebration of MOVEMBER, an annual campaign is celebrated to raise awareness of men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. This podcast will focus on the work that Family Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Owens, is doing to help male patients navigate their life and sexual health while managing chronic conditions or physical disabilities. Guest Speaker Bio Nichole Owens specializes in Urology as a Nurse Practitioner at University of Mississippi Medical...


Episode 2.10: Congenital Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia, Patient Testimonial

In this episode, we're talking directly with a patient who was born with Congenital Neuroprolifertive Vestibulodynia. Listen as she talks with co-host Dr. Heather Quaile about her personal journey as she experimented with numerous medications and treatments before finding the proper support and therapeutic options to overcome her pain. Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, IF Dr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in...


Episode 2.9: Changing the Conversation About Sexual Pain with Ohnut Founder Emily Sauer

Ohnut is changing the conversation about pain and discomfort during sex with its unique wearable device that customizes penetration depth during intimacy. Listen along as we talk with CEO and founder, Emily Sauer about how to use Ohnut products; her personal experience with painful intercourse; and the wonderful wellness resources she has for our listeners! Guest Speaker Bio Emily Sauer is a spritely entrepreneur who has always been passionate about creating catalysts that spark human...


Episode 2.8: Gut Health and Balancing Hormones with Christine Garvin

In this episode, we're joined by Christine Garvin, host of the Hormonally Speaking podcast, for a compelling conversation about gut health and how it can affect your hormones. The gut is the key to healing hormonal imbalances, yet most of us go through our lives in a constant state of inflammation and dis-ease. Hitting her pain point with a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her, Christine has gone from being in chronic pain to working as a Functional Health Coach that helps connect the...


Episode 2.7 : Provoked Vesibulodynia: Interview with Dr. Jill Krapf

The answer is YES and board-certified OB/GYN and vulvar pain specialist Dr. Jill Krapf is here to tell us how! Listen as she gives us the inside scoop for all four general categories of vulvar pain (hormone related, inflammatory, muscular, and neurogenic) and offers valuable information about treatment, managing symptoms, and how to reframe your thinking so you can heal! Jill M. Krapf MD MEd FACOG IF Dr. Jill Krapf is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female...


Episode 2.6 Transgender Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Andrea Braden

In honor of #PrideMonth, this podcast interview features an in-depth discussion about expanding access and equality in healthcare for transgender patients. Listen as Dr. Andrea L. Braden, MD talks about her work in providing medical services to the transgender community and what she believes is most important to understand when caring for this population. Guest Speaker Bio Dr. Andrea Braden is an Ob/Gyn and board-certified lactation specialist who has dedicated her career to promoting...


Episode 2.5: Breaking Down Birth Control & STIs, Interview with Emily McNeal, WHNP

It's time to talk about birth control and STIs. There are so many misconceptions out there, but we've got the inside scoop from women's health expert, and founder of the Between Tuplips social media community, Emily McNeal, WHNP. Condoms, pills, IUDs, spermicides, diaphragms, lubrication, dental dams, initiating conversations with partners, getting tested, and slapping the stigma off of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She's dishing out the latest information that women need to...


Episode 2.4 "A Path to Courage" Sexual Assault Interview with Sophie Pollack

In this podcast we’re talking with survivor of sexual assault Sophie Pollack, who is sharing her personal experience and advice about how to cope after experiencing a traumatic sexual assault or domestic violence event. NOTE: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised. A Special Message from our Guest Speaker "I, Sophie Pollack, am a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, which is why I started this grassroots...


Episode 2.3 Sexual Health for Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Brooke Faught

We believe that every person has the right to exercise choices regarding sexual expression and social relationships. In this episode, we're speaking with Brooke Faught, Clinical Director of The Women's Institute for Sexual Health - WISH, and board certified women's health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, urology, and vulvoscopy. Listen along as we discuss the importance of helping families—and healthcare providers—to have healthy...


Episode 2.2 Sexual Wellness Solutions for Women: Meet Rosy Interview with Lyndsey Harper MD

When challenging questions arise in doctor-patient consultations, providers who care begin to hunt for answers that they may not have received throughout the course of their medical training. But what happens when patients continually ask questions that neither physicians—nor their colleagues—have been trained to answer or prepared to discuss? These are things you simply don't find in the books! Thankfully, conversations are taking place about these issues, and our guest speaker is making...


Season 2:1 Pelvic Health Exams & Therapy: What to Expect? Interview with Dr. Terri Robertson Elder

In Season 1, Episode 8, about pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related issues. But what happens during a pelvic examination or therapy session? Listen along as we talk candidly with Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Dr. Terri Robertson Elder, Founder of Thrive Physiotherapy, LLC, about what it's like to work with a pelvic health therapist. We invite you to share this discussion with all who may benefit from this important...


Season 1:12 Bioidentical Hormones with Dr. Jessica Gerhart

Today we're speaking with Dr. Jessica Gerhart about hormone health and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT). In this final episode for Season 1 of the podcast, we will discuss hormone health and bioidentical, or natural, hormones. Dr. Gerhart will provide a history of hormone therapy and explain how bioidentical hormone therapies are made, what makes them different, and what to consider when exploring options for health. We invite you to share this discussion with friends and...


Season 1:11 Special Men's Health Edition with Shawn Hodges, PharmD

Today we're speaking with pharmacist and men's health specialist Shawn Hodges, President & CEO of Innovation Compounding pharmacy. In this special edition, we're going to learn how problems in the bedroom may indicate broader health issues for men. We'll explore the topic of sexual dysfunction and discuss the available options for treatment—beyond the little blue pill. We invite you to share this discussion with friends and all men who can benefit from this important conversation. No...


Season 1:10 - Intimacy After Cancer with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn

According to one survey conducted by LIVESTRONG, nearly 60% of cancer patients report having sexual dysfunction following surgery. As many as 85% to 90% of prostate, breast, and gynecologic cancer survivors record long-term physical intimacy issues. But there is hope! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to conclude the month of October with an informative and encouraging discussion about Intimacy After Cancer. Topics covered will include: • Physical Symptoms of Sexual...