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Are you tired of the high cost of healthcare? Are you overwhelmed trying to navigate a complicated healthcare system? Welcome to Get Savvy…Demystifying Healthcare a weekly pod cast where we take complicated healthcare topics and make them simple.Imagine…if you could stop feeling paralyzed with FEAR and FRUSTRATION, and instead be EMPOWERED to make Smart Healthcare decisions for you and your family?Get Savvy with your host Sandy Kibling, a healthcare professional changing how healthcare knowl ...
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Can you relate to that sinking feeling when you hand over your prescription, bracing for the dreaded sticker shock? As healthcare costs continue their relentless climb, affording vital medications feels like an uphill battle. But what if you had an inside line on the strategies drug companies use to keep prices soaring? Imagine getting a candid, no…
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Are you tired of the high cost of prescription medications? Have you found yourself having to make tough choices between buying your meds or putting food on the table? Perhaps you've been told to just shop around for better prices, but that hasn't eased the pain of expensive prescriptions. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. It's frustrating…
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Can you imagine having an inside scoop on navigating the often confusing and overwhelming world of healthcare? We've all been there - decoding insurance jargon, struggling to find affordable care options, and feeling utterly powerless in the face of a complex system. But what if you had the tools to crack the code and become a savvier, more empower…
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Discover the unexpected approach to mental health support for veterans that goes beyond traditional methods. You won't believe how Dr. Mala's integrative and collaborative program is changing lives. And the best part? It's not just for veterans – families are included too. You don't want to miss this! In this episode, we discuss: Effective mental h…
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Are you struggling to find affordable mental health resources? You won't believe the wealth of options available, from sliding scale therapy to online mental health services for as low as $50. Lisa Sugarman, a suicide survivor and mental health advocate, has curated a comprehensive list of resources on her website. What's more, she's a crisis couns…
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Discover the unexpected connection between cancer treatment and a primal health coach's journey. From battling ovarian cancer to empowering self-love, Martha Tettenborn's unique approach offers a fresh perspective on nutrition and mental wellness. Uncover the surprising impact of a low-carb diet on cancer metabolism and find inspiration in Martha's…
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Want to transform healthcare delivery and build a successful, patient-focused practice? Discover the solution to achieving that result as we dive into disrupting the current healthcare system and creating better options for both consumers and providers. Let's hear from Daniel Tribby, a healthcare provider and business leader, as he shares his insig…
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Discover the unexpected truth about grief literacy and its impact on your mental and physical health. You won't believe the valuable resources available, including a free grief coaching group, sliding scale coaching, and a weekly podcast dedicated to navigating grief. Dive into the surprising insights from Mandy Capehart, a trauma-informed grief ed…
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Does it feel like you're constantly struggling to get a good night's rest? You've probably been told to just tough it out or rely on caffeinated drinks to power through the day. But let's face it, that's no way to live. The constant exhaustion, brain fog, and snoring issues are taking a toll on your health and well-being. It's time to explore bette…
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Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate the complicated healthcare system while caring for your senior loved one? Are you tired of feeling like you're stuck in a maze with no way out, then you are not alone! Navigating post-acute care options can leave you feeling paralyzed with fear and frustration, wondering how to make the best decisions …
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Discover how a former health care leader is using medical detective novels to demystify the complexities of the health care system. Uncover the surprising ways he's making healthcare knowledge accessible and entertaining. Greg's mission is empowering consumers to take control of their health care experience. Stay tuned for the unexpected twist that…
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Discover the shocking truth about traditional heart health care and the eye-opening alternatives that can transform your life. Get ready to be empowered with life-changing information from a leading holistic heart doctor. This unexpected journey will challenge everything you thought you knew about heart health. Are you ready to take control of your…
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Does this sound familiar? You've been tirelessly caring for your elderly loved one. You trying to figure out how to determine the right care, be an advocate for your loved one and figure out resources available to you....all this, while navigating a complicated healthcare system. You're not alone in this struggle. Family caregiving affects millions…
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Do you have these questions? 1) Insurance companies always deny my claims. 2) Prescription drug prices are outrageous. I have to choose between feeding my kids or taking my medication. 3) Navigating the healthcare system is always complicated and leaves me wanting to pull my hair out Truth is...You can be empowered to make better healthcare decisio…
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Are you struggling with back pain and feeling frustrated with the lack of relief from conventional treatments? Have you been told to take pain meds or get injections, only to find temporary relief and no long-term solution? If you're tired of feeling paralyzed by fear and discomfort, it's time to explore alternative options for back pain care. Let'…
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Are you struggling with overwhelming medical bills? You may have been told to simply ignore the bills and hope they go away, only to feel the increasing burden of debt and financial stress. The pain of feeling helpless and overwhelmed by medical expenses can be debilitating, but there is a way to take control and find relief. By understanding healt…
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Does it sound familiar? As a parent of a child with autism, have you been told to simply 'tough it out' when facing the challenges of navigating the healthcare system and practicing self-care? The result is often feelings of isolation, frustration, and burnout, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and unsupported. But there is a better way. Let's explor…
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Feeling powerless in the face of medication decisions? Su Robotti's personal journey will surprise and inspire you. Discover the unexpected twist that led her to become a passionate advocate for medication transparency and safety. Stay tuned as we delve into the key things you need to know about the medications you are being prescribed. Whenever yo…
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Uncover the unexpected things Sandy Kibling's journey took her on to demystify healthcare, as she delves into the profound impact of personal experiences on her mission. Join us as we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2023, and brace yourself for the exciting new developments awaiting in 2024. Stay tuned to discover how this unexpected jour…
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Have you heard these myths about mental health? Myth #1: Therapy is only for "certain" people. Myth #2: You should be able to just get over it on your own. Myth #3: Seeking help is a sign of weakness. But fear not, our guest Daniel Godspodarek will share the truth and help you revitalize your mental well-being. If you're feeling overwhelmed and exh…
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Have you ever wondered about the powerful role wearable technology plays in healthcare? Join us, as we dive into this fascinating world with our guest Greg Elliott, an influential figure in the wearable tech space. Greg shares his journey from being an enthusiast to becoming a thought leader, shedding light on the transformational impact of wearabl…
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In a world filled with uncertainty and fear, one doctor dared to challenge the status quo. Dr. Monique Nugent, a hospitalist and internist, witnessed firsthand the struggles faced by patients in a complex hospital system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Determined to make a difference, she embarked on a journey to write her book Prescription for Admis…
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In the midst of a devastating accident and a healthcare system filled with misinformation, one patient's journey took an unexpected turn. Boots Knighton's story is a powerful reminder that sometimes, intuition and determination can lead us down a path of healing that defies all odds. But...just when she thought her battles were won, a new health ch…
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Are you paying for health insurance but still feel unprotected? Brace yourself for a shocking revelation. Harlon Pickett, our guest today, uncovered a sobering truth that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Despite having health insurance, a staggering 80% of those facing bankruptcy due to medical debt were actually insured.…
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Are you eager to obtain the healthcare coverage you truly deserve during open enrollment 2023? Wondering how you can ensure you make the most informed decisions? In this episode, you will gain the knowledge and resources to conquer the complex maze of open enrollment and secure the healthcare you deserve. "Imagine if you could stop feeling paralyze…
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Discover the captivating journey of Krista Hugenberg, a healthcare expert driven by a deep passion to assist others in navigating the complexities of Medicare. Her extensive experience working with providers and payers unveils the inner workings of the healthcare system, while her personal role as a caregiver fuels her determination to help individ…
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In a world filled with prescription medications and unanswered health issues, one man's journey took an unexpected turn. Cody Golman, while serving our country, found himself trapped in a cycle of frustration and uncertainty, but when a chiropractor revealed a hidden pinched nerve in his neck, everything changed. Now, Cody is on a mission to unrave…
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Do you want to take control of your healthcare journey and achieve fair and equal treatment? Are you tired of feeling overlooked and unheard in the healthcare system? Join me as Amanda Laden shares her solution to ensure that women like you can have increased self-advocacy and attain equitable healthcare outcomes. Discover the path to empowerment a…
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Have you ever heard these myths about breast cancer? Myth #1: All chemotherapy treatments are the same. Myth #2: Alternative treatments can cure breast cancer. Myth #3: Being a survivor means you are cured and don't need to worry about recurrence. In this episode, breast cancer survivor and advocate Grace De Angeli will debunk these myths and empow…
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If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by constantly fluctuating blood sugar levels, despite your efforts to manage your diabetes, then you are not alone! Many individuals with diabetes struggle to achieve stable blood sugar control, even when engaging in regular exercise and following a strict diet. It can be disheartening to see your hard w…
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We started taking care of my father in law Ron and while trying to find the best care for him, we were struggling with him taking his medications in the independent living home he was in. We hired a company to assist, but sadly they proved unreliable. Ron was constantly pressing his alert button, due to dizziness or falling. We were frustrated for …
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Okay let’s talk about our not so favorite topic…what you eat and how you eat. The truth is I dislike this topic as much as anyone else but, what I can’t deny are the statistics that obesity contributes to heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol to name a few. It also impacts your quality of life. I recently had some friends come back from a vacati…
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You or a loved one get a diagnosis of Cancer your shocked, your scared and your angry and then you think of your loved ones. On top of that you are thrown in the maze of a healthcare system navigating prior auths, scheduling appointments, dealing with the bills…are they accurate, how do you pay for this care and then you wonder are you getting the …
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In the depths of the healthcare system, a seasoned physician discovered a shocking truth that would change her perspective forever. From healer to patient, Virgie Bright Ellington MD witnessed firsthand the dark side of medical billing and exploitation. Her encounter with a vulnerable roommate ignited a fire in her soul, fueling a mission to unrave…
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Trying to manage your blood pressure can be a hassle. Does the machine at Walgreens work or how about that blood pressure machine you bought from Amazon prime? Are you using it correctly, is it accurate and how do you get the data to your primary care physician or cardiologist? Managing your vitals especially blood pressure is important but there m…
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You go to a hospital and believe you are in good hands, but then you find you are waiting on medication or worse you have the wrong ID band and get the wrong medication. Mistakes happen and while I believe healthcare personnel have good intentions, they are not always set up for success in our fragmented healthcare system. You need to be aware of w…
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You have gone to every specialist but you are not getting the answers you need. Your struggling and you are considering maybe alternative medicine, anything to achieve the health you desire and staying out of the healthcare system. What are your options and how do you find the right path for you? Hello everyone and welcome to the show today From Au…
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The providers that care for you are working to do their best but an office visit or hospital stay may make you think otherwise. The office visit is short, questions unanswered or there is lack of follow up on a medication refill. Or You may be frustrated with a hospital stay where you experienced hours of delays and multiple requests for care, medi…
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You slipped on a slick floor and it hurts but you’re not sure if you tore something or just have a really bad case of tendonitis. You go to your local urgent care clinic, or doctor's office, and you’re seen by a physician assistant (PA), who examines you, says everything is structurally intact, and you should use ice, elevate your arm and take some…
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How is it that we live in the U.S. where we have freedoms and opportunities, yet our healthcare spend is outrageous, the system is fragmented resulting in delays in care, rushed visits and lack of quality of care that we all want. If we look at the business side of healthcare, what the issues are and where the trends are going, we can make needed c…
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I talk often about how to navigate the healthcare system should you need services, surgery or end up in the ER. I do this so you are empowered to be your own advocate and navigate the system versus being a victim to 1-800 number with your health insurance company or unanswered calls. What is also important is awareness of the system and options tha…
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I often hear the stories and sometimes complaints from my sweet Mom and her friends about getting old, another doctor’s appointment, cataract surgery…another expense, or I’m losing my teeth, my back hurts and all the handicap spots are taken. It really is hard to hear these stories but my Mom is right, living on a limited Medicare budget every expe…
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People are going without needed care, living in pain with chronic illnesses because they cannot afford medications, and many are going without health insurance overall with the ER as their only option. I recently had a conversation with someone at a gathering who shared how she needs a monthly inhaler that costs $350 a month. In order to provide fo…
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Inflation, supply chain issues, the price of gas and groceries have all had impacts on families, just another aftermath of COVID and now that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) has ended as of May 11, 2023, we continue to get back to a life of normalcy, but here is what I know is true, that normalcy will never be the same. While we will likely conti…
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Physician burnout is an epidemic in the U.S. health care system, with nearly 63% of physicians reporting signs of burnout such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization at least once per week. As a patient you may experience: · Cynical or negative attitudes or lack of personalization · Noticeable emotional exhaustion. · Rushed visit or short an…
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Special note: the herb Shoba mentions is the herb is Aristolochia Indica , part of the Aristolochia family. Intro: A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most difficult things you encounter in your lifetime. For many, you’re just living your life and out of nowhere you get a cancer diagnosis. What if you have been diagnosed 3 times like our guest tod…
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Most American consumers are unhappy with their healthcare experiences, with most wishing for more personalized interactions versus no response or being routed to an offshore team who doesn’t understand our healthcare system and likely reads from a script. Also, many are frustrated through their experiences with healthcare providers, from difficulti…
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What are the basic human rights of healthcare? Health Equity is defined as reaching “the highest level of health for all people.” It means giving everyone the support they need to access the same level of medical care and education regardless of status. This could mean: A vaccine is available to at-risk people. An organization provides free clinics…
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Having a mental health issue can be scary leaving you filled with anxiety or just finding the courage to reach out especially if you are in a dark place can be difficult as well. Also trying to figure out where you start to get the help you need and can you afford it? There are many people who are struggling with mental health…you are not alone, th…
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Note: I work diligently to make sure podcasts are mastered for the the best audio production. My sincere apologies, there was technical wonkiness on my audio that we mastered for the best quality considering the technical issue. This doesn't take away from the amazing content. Thank you for your grace and understanding. What is a bone density test …
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