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A weekly conversation produced in cooperation with state medical societies and associations of America, Voices From American Medicine recognizes the unique accomplishments of healthcare professionals in a variety of practice environments.

A weekly conversation produced in cooperation with state medical societies and associations of America, Voices From American Medicine recognizes the unique accomplishments of healthcare professionals in a variety of practice environments.
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A weekly conversation produced in cooperation with state medical societies and associations of America, Voices From American Medicine recognizes the unique accomplishments of healthcare professionals in a variety of practice environments.

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English


Episodes

Medicine After the American Health Care Act: Where Do We Go From Here?

4/17/2017
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: James Capretta On this episode of Voices From American Medicine, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with James Capretta, a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, studying health care, entitlement, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs. They discuss the future for American health care policy, and where health care professionals and the general public alike will go from here.

Duration:00:20:59

The Affordable Care Act in Practice: Successes, Failures, and What Comes Next

9/6/2016
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 to provide more Americans access to affordable quality health insurance and to reduce health care spending. But have these goals actually been met, and if not, what will it take to get there? On this episode of Voices From American Medicine, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with James Capretta, a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, studying health care, entitlement, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends...

Duration:00:17:30

Controversies in Drug Pricing: How Will Capitol Hill Respond?

2/22/2016
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Host: Frank Russomano Interest in health policies related to drug pricing has spiked in recent times. While remarkable research discoveries have positively escalated the pharmaceutical industry with release of more novel drugs, the question on how drugs should be priced is continually resurfacing. How are high drug costs justified when they become financially inaccessible to many patients, and what measures are being put in place to address these access gaps? Host Frank Russomano welcomes...

Duration:00:16:29

All Things Educational: A Panel Discusses Independent CME, The Sunshine Act, and Reporting

2/8/2016
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Host: Frank Russomano There has been ongoing dialogue about the guidance needed to provide clarity on the reporting of indepedent medical education payments and the Sunshine Act. In this discussion, expert panelists analyze the definition of indirect payments and their exclusion as applied to CME-related payments and transfers of value. Additionally, they examine when payments to medical associations, physician speakers/lecturers, and related entities may or may not be reportable. Host...

Duration:00:20:29

Collaborative Projects and Future Directions for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

12/28/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano Host Frank Russomano welcomes Rhondell Domilici, Regional Director for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, to discuss the organization's humble origins in 1967 as a small physician-patient collaborative, its rapid growth on a national scale, and the enduring mission that connects all past and present members.

Duration:00:11:00

DocBookMD: A Physician's Journey Toward Improving Patient Care

7/20/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano Host Frank Russomano welcomes Dr. Tracey Haas, Chief Medical Officer of DocbookMD, an innovative communication platform for health care providers. Dr. Haas shares her story of how she and her husband, Dr. Tim Gueramy, discovered DocBookMD, the challenges of being a physician entreprenuer, and how she has integrated technology into everyday practice to improve patient care.

Duration:00:13:29

The Role of Technology in Precision Medicine

7/13/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano There are far too many diseases that do not have proven means of prevention or effective treatments. As such, health care providers must gain better insights into the biology of these diseases to make a difference for the millions of patients who suffer from them. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Host Frank Russomano welcomes Brian Wells, Associate Vice...

Duration:00:11:59

The Politics of CME: Perspectives from Andrew Rosenberg and Thomas Sullivan

6/29/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano The role of continuing medical education (CME) within government is an important and ever-changing area of high interest and scrutiny among many stakeholders. The CME Coalition is an advocacy group working directly with government officials, lobbyist and other healthcare interest groups to help define and refine what CME is, and the role supporters have in medical education. Host Frank Russomano, reporting from the floor of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the...

Duration:00:14:59

Relocating a World Class Trauma Center: Perspectives from Penn Medicine's COO, Garry Scheib

3/16/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano Trauma care is one of the most complex health system infrastructures in the US. Depending on the type of injury sustained, a patient may require multidisciplinary intervention from any and/or every medical and surgical specialty, as well as all branches of allied health professionals, at a moment's notice. Given these requirements, the notion to physically move an entire trauma care center, from its staff and patient populations to its equipment, records, and...

Duration:00:19:59

"Overcoming Obamacare:" Health Policy Perspectives with Author Philip Klein

1/26/2015
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Host: Frank Russomano “One cannot understand policy without appreciating the philosophy that is driving it.” That’s a passage taken from author Philip Klein's book, Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care. Mr. Klein is commentary editor of the Washington Examiner, where he writes about domestic politics and policy, and runs the opinion section. He joins host Frank Russomano to discuss strengths and limitations of the Affordable Health Care...

Duration:00:27:29

The Deadly Politicization of Ebola

12/22/2014
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Host: Frank Russomano "When political considerations trump basic medical strategies proven effective over centuries, the danger can be grave." That's a passage taken from a recent article called "The Deadly Politicization of Ebola," written by Dr. Richard Amerling, guest on this episode of Voices. Dr. Amerling is President of The Association Of American Physicians And Surgeons. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a renowned academic nephrologist at the Beth Israel Medical...

Duration:00:14:00

From Electrical Engineer to Nutrisystem CEO: The Career Path of Dawn Zier

7/8/2014
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Host: Frank Russomano Host Frank Russomano welcomes Nutrisystem, Inc CEO and President, Dawn Zier. Ms. Zier discusses her successful career path from an electrical engineering scholarship to publishing at Reader's Digest to her current executive role at Nutrisystem, Inc. Ms. Zier focuses on ways in which she has navigated these academic, publishing, and health & wellness sectors, and the importance of adopting innovative work cultures throughout to inspire positive changes. Download and...

Duration:00:13:29

A Pharmacist's Role in the Relief Efforts in Haiti

6/16/2014
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Host: Frank Russomano What are the continuing rehabilitation efforts in Haiti? And, how can you assist in the continual medical needs of this country? Host Frank Russomano welcomes pharmacist Ro Brual to discuss his special volunteer work in Haiti before, during and after the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Mr. Brual is a pharmacist and Associate Consultant of Medical Education at Eli Lilly & Company.

Duration:00:14:30

From Louisiana - Planning For Medical Emergencies

5/17/2011
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Guest: Anthony Blalock, MD Host: Gary Epstein After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, nephrologist Dr. Anthony "Andy" Blalock helped his home state of Louisiana, establish Emergency Medical Units to help community physicians plan and prepare for their role after a disaster—now a model for other states. Dr. Blalock discusses best practices with host Gary Epstein, as well as his involvement in physician advocacy groups and why his participation has positively affected patient care statewide. This...

Duration:00:14:59

From Massachusetts — The Healthcare Reform Landscape

5/17/2011
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Host: Gary Epstein Guest: Alice Coombs, MD A form of the universal healthcare debated in nationwide healthcare reform was implemented in 1996 in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Alice Coombs, immediate past-president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, critical care specialist at South Shore Hospital and anesthesiologist with South Shore Anesthesia Associates, reports to host Gary Epstein on practicing and paying for medical care under universal coverage. This week's guest was nominated...

Duration:00:14:59

From Maryland - Maintaining An Independent Internal Medicine Practice

5/6/2011
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Guest: Audrey Corson, MD Host: Gary Epstein Internist Dr. Audrey Corson discusses why the practice of medicine remains satisfying to her, despite the challenges of maintaining an independent medical practice. She and host Gary Epstein talk about why she feels maintaining her current practice model, with no insurance contracts, is critical to her provision of excellent patient care. Her unique background includes serving as a nurse practitioner before going to medical school. Having worked...

Duration:00:15:00

From Maryland — A 20-Year Retrospective of the Emergency Department, Front Door to the Community

4/19/2011
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Guest: David Hexter, MD, MPH, FACEP Host: Gary Epstein Host Gary Epstein's guest is Dr. David Hexter, practicing emergency physician in Baltimore and president of the Maryland State Medical Society (known as MedChi). He tells the story of his first spontaneous entrance into organized medicine. And he describes the transformation of emergency medicine since the 1980s and 90s, when treatments were much less sophisticated and the hospital emergency department was often starved of resources....

Duration:00:14:59

From Texas — A Pediatrician Tackles Childhood Obesity

3/29/2011
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Host: Gary Epstein Guest: Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD An obese child has an 80 percent chance of staying obese throughout their lifetime. The children that Texas pediatrician Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards saw in her practice, combined with statistics showing her home state had an even higher childhood obesity rate than the already-high national average, prompted Dr. Avila Edwards to leave her general pediatric practice to devote herself to the fight against childhood obesity. In her...

Duration:00:15:00

From Georgia — A Physician's Immersion Into Organized Medicine and Health Policy

3/21/2011
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Guest: M. Todd Williamson, MD Host: Gary Epstein Georgia neurologist Dr. M. Todd Williamson rose through the ranks of his local physician organizations, before serving as president of his state’s medical association during 2009, as national healthcare reform was being debated in Washington, DC. He discusses the role of organized medicine in shaping government's influence over the business of medicine and the nature of the doctor-patient relationship, and his views on giving patients...

Duration:00:14:59

From Texas — Multiple Perspectives of a Physician-Lawyer

3/21/2011
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Guest: Stanley Wang, MD, JD, MPH Host: Gary Epstein Clinical cardiologist Dr. Stanley Wang describes why he decided to study law as well as medicine. He practices cardiology in an urban and rural outpatient setting, but also devotes his time and energy to legislative matters on behalf of his practice and the Texas Medical Association. In this week's Voices From American Medicine, host Gary Epstein discusses the practice issues Dr. Wang encounters and a career in medicine whose influence is...

Duration:00:14:59