Episode 50: Shutting the Door on Cancer Cells

Concarlo Therapeutics is developing a drug that could transform the way we treat cancer. In this episode, Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and acting CEO of Concarlo Therapeutics, Dr. Stacy Blain,shares her journey of researching, testing and securing funding for a drug that kills off cancer cells.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Clinical grade manufacturing processes
  • FDA regulations and clinical trials
  • Cancer cell proliferation and necrosis

Episode 49: 2022 Retrospective: What We’ve Learned about Healthcare

In the past fifty episodes, we’ve spoken with heroes of healthcare from White House public health experts to the makers of Covid-19 tests. Now, co-hosts Ted Weyn and Olivia D’Angelo reflect on their favorite lessons from the past year’s episodes and share a glimpse into what they have planned for the future. Join us as we discuss:

  • Workforce shortages and technological limitations
  • Supply and demand issues in patient care
  • Innovative healthcare research, testing and technology

Episode 48: Cutting Out Redundancies in Healthcare

To better meet the needs of patients, healthcare systems are embracing new technologies that allow for most non-emergency visits to be performed remotely.

In this episode, VP and Chief Quality Innovation Officer of the Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford HealthCare, Howard L. Haronian shares his perspective on how new innovations allow for more equitable communication with insurance companies and more efficient patient-data usage. Join us as we discuss:

– Preventing physician overload and burnout
– Aligning incentives for insurance companies and patients
– Increasing the value of care through data collection

Episode 47: The Recruitment Side of Healthcare

 SSM Health is one of the largest health systems in the midwest. As a faith-based, not-for-profit hospital network, their mission is to treat and heal their friends and family in the communities they serve.

In the episode, Physician and Provider Recruiter for SSM Health, Jason Nelson shares an inside glimpse into the experiences of physicians and advanced practitioners working for SSM. Listen as we discuss:

– Rumors of physician shortages

– Maintaining work-life balance for their staff

– Effective methods for collecting and processing patient feedback

Episode 46: The Hidden Manufacturers of COVID-19 Tests

Capillary flow membranes are the base for both Covid and pregnancy tests. Once sprayed with a protein solution, they act as a key indicator by changing colors when in contact with the right compounds.

In this episode, head of product management for diagnostic manufacturing materials at MilliporeSigma, Shawn Gaskell explains the creation processes for these tests, their evolution during the pandemic, and how they might revolutionize medicine in the near future.


Join us as we discuss:


– The deployment of rapid Covid-19 tests


– The expansion of telehealth technologies


– How Technology will help alleviate the doctor-shortage

Episode 45: What Are Locum Tenens and Why We Need Them In Healthcare

In every profession, there are systems in place to cover for when someone can’t show up for work. In education we have substitute teachers but in healthcare, we have Locum Tenens.

In today’s episode, our hosts Ted Weyn and Olivia Reed, come together to share how the physicians and doctors come to work in Locum Tenens, the inspiration for the Heroes of Healthcare podcast, and the work that Jackson & Coker is doing to lobby for legislation that supports this needed career path.

Join us as we discuss:

Legislation that impacts locum tenen physicians

Why hospitals and health centers need locum tenens

Career paths for doctors who want more flexibility and independence

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Episode 44: Evidence For Treating Illnesses with Holistic Healthcare

Episode 44: Evidence For Treating Illnesses with Holistic Healthcare

There is a longstanding cultural belief that all illnesses can be healed by a surgery or drug prescribed by a doctor. While advances in healthcare are saving lives, there are holistic healthcare practices backed by evidence that can be used to treat illnesses.

In today’s episode, Dr. Joanne Wu, Integrated Medicine and Holistic Rehabilitation Doctor, multi-entrepreneur, President and Principal of Fit2bwell Health , joins us to discuss what goes into funding research for medicine and why we need more clinical staff at the executive level of healthcare organizations.

Join us as we discuss:
  • The growing curiosity towards holistic healthcare
  • Stakeholders who can change healthcare
  • Why people are leaving medicine

Episode 43: Microbiome Medicine: Why Bacteria Should Be Your Hero

Episode 43: Microbiome Medicine: Why Bacteria Should Be Your Hero

Without bacteria, there would be no life on earth. Even as human beings, micro-bacterial cells outnumber the conglomerate of human cells 10 to 1, yet we haven’t scratched the surface of understanding the interactions between bacteria and human cells.

In today’s episode, Dr. Raphael Kellman, Internal Medicine Specialist/Integrative and Functional Medicine Leader at the Kellman Wellness Center, tells us how understanding bacteria can lead to better diagnosis for both our physical and mental well being. Join us as we discuss: Improving your microbiome Non-pharmaceutical treatments to depression Treating covid with stem cells and exosomes.
 
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Episode 42: Creating Stronger Communities with Quality Health Services w/ Dr. Tollie Elliot Sr

Episode 42: Creating Stronger Communities with Quality Health Services w/ Dr. Tollie Elliot Sr

Good health is becoming more complex in today’s world and patients are looking for doctors who can treat more than just the immediate ailments they’re experiencing.

In the latest Heroes of Healthcare, Dr. Tollie B. Elliott Sr., Chief Executive Officer of Mary’s Center, joined to discuss his pivot from school teacher to physician and the dynamics that come into play when delivering passionate care to marginalized communities.

One of the standouts of the conversation was our discussion on how to treat individual “participants” (as Mary’s Center calls their patients) through whole-life health.

Why participants?

Because at Mary’s Center, healthcare isn’t something that is done to you; it’s a collaboration between you and your healthcare team — and the goal is to improve your whole health, not just your immediate symptoms.

What does that look like?

Well, whole-life health is the understanding that being healthy is more than just being free from an immediate ailment.

That’s why, at Mary’s Center, they look holistically at the economic and social components to health in addition to the medical ones — which often can be traced to socio-economic issues, anyway.

It may be more complex, but looking at every facet of health allows Mary’s Center to move beyond the treatment of symptoms to collaborate with their “participants” and help get them to a place of overall health.

To learn more about Mary’s Center’s approach to whole-life health, check out the full episode below.

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Episode 41: Providing Affordable Care with Population Health Outreach

Episode 41: Providing Affordable Care with Population Health Outreach

How do you provide healthcare to someone who can’t afford it, is unable to travel, or lacks any trust in health practitioners? From mental health to discrimination, COVID-19 exposed the flaws and disparities that exist in healthcare, leaving many to look for solutions to these problems.

In today’s episode, Dr. Alexander Salerno, Physician at Salerno Medical Associates LLP, gives a glimpse into his early career in medicine and the selfless ways he and his team are improving the health of urban communities through population health outreach programs and affordable healthcare. Join us as we discuss: Community focused health programs Providing care in HUD housing. The disparities in healthcare

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