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On Becoming a Healer

Saul J. Weiner and Stefan Kertesz

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Two physicians, through dialogue and interviews, take a critical look at medical training and the culture of medicine and explore how interpersonal boundary clarity and the capacity to fully engage are essential to effective medical practice, mentoring, medical education, and a nourishing career. This podcast builds on Dr. Weiner’s book, On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). Hosted by Saul J. Weiner MD, and S ...
 
All across the United States, people are banding together to create a healthier future. State by state, city by city, and street by street, visionary local leaders strive to solve the nation's most persistent health challenges. Each month, we’ll bring you an inside view of a different community-based health initiative — an honest look at the challenges communities face and the outstanding solutions they’ve found to address them. Melissa Eagan is the host of the Healthy Communities News podca ...
 
The path to better health lies in our DNA. Our drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA. It defines who we are, just as your DNA defines you. On Season 2, we're exploring trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. #ListenDNA
 
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Our panel of experts from Commonwealth Care Alliance, Molina Healthcare of Ohio and BeneLynk share best practices for addressing the SDOH needs of your dual eligible members. Walk away with ideas you can implement in your own organization to close gaps in care, improve outcomes, and reduce costs. Topics include: Topics include: Combining technology…
 
On January 1st, the New York Times ran a story about prenatal genetic tests that are "usually wrong" -- but they got it wrong. These are actually just tests to tell if someone is high risk. The real story is that clinicians are not communicating with patients about what these tests mean, causing confusion and trauma. This happens across medicine an…
 
Anthem’s Chief Health Officer Shantanu Agrawal, MD, talks to Eric about what the insurer is doing to lessen the effect of social determinants of health (SDOH). He shares the results from Anthem’s recently released report, Driving Our Health: A study exploring health perceptions in America, a national survey of 5,000 U.S. adults. Anthem conducted th…
 
There are two qualities we may experience in others who comfort and ground us when we feel vulnerable and lost. First that they engage with us, meaning that they are fully present with a sense of shared humanity. Second, that they respect our personal boundaries and know their own. Such boundary clarity makes them a safe sounding board. In this epi…
 
Health plans today are facing simultaneous pressures to improve member experience, increase healthcare quality and reduce costs. Hear how leading health plans are designing and implementing exceptional member experiences, boosting quality rating and helping members achieve better health outcomes! Also, learn how looking at the member experience thr…
 
As healthcare works toward value-based care, closing care gaps and engaging consumers in preventive health is a high priority among payers and providers as it reduces costs and improves health outcomes. In this podcast, leaders from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Clover Health, Health.io and Humana share successful strategies for closing gaps …
 
What went on inside hospitals during the height of the pandemic? Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman had exclusive access to one of New York’s largest and hardest-hit medical centers for his moving documentary, The First Wave. Melissa speaks with him, as well as subjects Dr. Nathalie Dougé and physical therapist Karl A…
 
Lately we've been hearing about bad behavior on airplanes. Here we discuss an incident in which a passenger unselfconsiously stepped up at an inconvenient time to assist a group of passengers in a tough spot. Saul and Stefan reflect on the qualities of people who go through life making the world a better place in small ways. As millions travel duri…
 
In this episode, UnitedHealth Group National Vice President Cyrus Batheja joins Eric to share his inspirational personal story and how it motivates his desire to break down the barriers to healthcare. During the conversation, it becomes clear Cryus is a remarkable individual. He details his family’s journey to America and his experience growing up …
 
Cory Greenberg had a promising career as a professional bicycle racer ahead of him when he was confronted with inflammatory bowel disease, and suddenly didn’t know if he’d ever be able to ride a bike again, much less compete. Melissa speaks with Cory about his experiences, and founding Ride4IBD, as well as with his Mom, Randi, and Emily Pefanis, Vi…
 
In this episode, Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Shield of California (BSC) sits down with Eric to talk about BSC's overall Health Reimagined strategy, BSC's Portfolio Product Models, and their new partnership with Google Cloud. In addition, Lisa dives into criminal and counterintelligence and how the overall…
 
Modern medicine doesn't have a tonic for lovesick hearts, but an astounding number of people get heart transplantations in Nashville, TN. The path to transplantation is as much of an emotional rollercoaster as an exhibit of advances, courage and despair. Hear what it takes to make sure hearts keep beating well into the future.…
 
Our panel of experts from Banner Health, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, SCAN Health Plan and other leading healthcare organizations share case studies and best practices for engaging consumers in decision-making and behavior change to improve health outcomes. Find out why a human-centric approach may help persuade consumers to actively par…
 
Leaders from Humana, ProMedica, Health Plan of San Mateo, Alliance of Community Health Plans, and Insignia Health share case studies and best practices for leveraging health data to drive consumer activation, improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Topics include: Using AI, machine learning, and language processing to drive more effective communi…
 
While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it’s vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.…
 
Panelists: Cara McNulty, President, Behavioral Health & EAP, CVS | Aetna Claire Neely, MD, FAAP, President & CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement The mental health experience can be daunting and lonely with the stigma attached preventing many people from getting the care they need. With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health iss…
 
Experts from Mass General Hospital, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, AvMed and Appnovation discuss bright spots in consumer engagement and how to reinvent your patient engagement strategies. Panelists: Ana Eberhard, Vice President, Member Experience, AvMed Susie Hume, Director of Digital Strategy, Experience and Delivery at Excellus BCBS Susan Edgman…
 
COVID-19 may have exposed the cracks in our social networks, but an organization called Papa has been filling in — especially for those who are older and isolated. It’s an on-demand service to provide companionship and assistance to those who need it. In this Healthy Communities News podcast episode, host Melissa Eagan speaks with Andrew Parker, Pa…
 
How Payers and Providers Can Drive Better Health Literacy in Underserved Communities Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPA, MPH, CEO and Founder of Grapevine Health has dedicated her life to improving Health Literacy and diffusing the distrust around healthcare in our underserved communities. During this interview, Lisa shares strategies and tactics to hel…
 
Our guest, a resident physician, describes her reaction and what followed, when she discovered a symbol of hate tattooed on her hospitalized patient's leg. Most of us appreciate that as physicians we don't get to choose who are patients are, and that all deserve good care. But is there more to it than that? Can one grow as a physician and person, a…
 
Dr. Talya Schwartz, President & CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan joins Eric on the podcast! Talya and Eric discuss overall strategy and approaches a CEO must consider and how to manage relations with both local municipalities and community--based organizations (CBOs). Talya shares specific examples around how to more effectively build roots within your…
 
The pandemic introduced critical care, or the ICU, to millions of people who worried about ventilators and hospital beds. Find out why an ICU stay is unlike other in-patient admissions and why the specialty exists. Critical care doctors talk about their COVID-19 experience and explain why it’s vital to make sure patients keep their dignity.…
 
Now that a new Workforce and Innovation Talent Center (or WITC) has opened in the Hill District community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, host Melissa Eagan speaks with some of those who will make change real, moving forward. Hear from the WITC manager, Sean Ware, a communications and marketing intern already onsite named Julian McGee, and Brett Worms…
 
As new solutions emerge to help overcome common SDoH barriers, considering how health plans fit into the larger picture comes into focus. Our panel of healthcare leaders share new ideas and approaches to health equity in government programs, including broadband access, food access programs, and more. Panelists include: R.J. Briscione, Senior Direct…
 
Explore trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 on Season 2 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. Enjoy this sneak peek.…
 
Melissa speaks with John White, Senior Advisor, Workforce Initiatives for CVS Health, and Vincent Campbell, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church about the WITC launching in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, where the average income is currently between $14,000 and $17,000 a year. As Pastor Campbell says, “If there's a thousand people who nee…
 
Saul reached out to a former colleague whom he worked with closely so that he could apologize for something he did many years ago that he now sees as racist. Saul is a white man and his former colleague, a subordinate at the time, is a black woman. Because of his apology, along with their longstanding relationship, they are able to have an open and…
 
Melissa speaks with Joel Helle, Vice President of Physician Services about the feasibility of reaching the CDC’s goal of decreasing HIV infections 90% by 2030. She speaks to Marco Benjamin, National Liaison, HIV/Sexual Health at CVS Health, and Jen Laws, a CDC HIV Ambassador and public health policy consultant, who are both HIV positive and working…
 
Value-based care requires new thinking in both how we pay for care (i.e. alternative payment models) and how we engage consumers to seek care (i.e. benefit design). During this podcast, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan, discusses the origins and evolution of V-BID and why he…
 
In a widely reported incident, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine accused, suspended and expelled medical students for cheating based on faulty data -- and then retracted the decision amidst a large public backlash. During the episode students were allegedly given only 2 minutes to defend themselves and were encouraged to plead guilty. When they c…
 
We speak with Stephen Fontz, CVS District Leader, as well asBishop Donte Hickman from the South Baptist Church, which has stood firm against what he calls, “the suburban flight and the urban blight.” He’s been dealing with vaccination hesitancy in his own special way. By way of example, we also hear from one of Pastor Hickman’s congregants, Sonia S…
 
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Secretary Shulkin, the 9th Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shares bright spots within the Veterans Administration that may be applicable at private hospitals, health systems and health insurers. The discussion touches on topics including consumer centricity, whole-person care, digital health, mental health and innovation. This episode is sponsored b…
 
Experts from Banner Health, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Highmark, Insignia Health and UPMC Health Plan share success stories and best practices on how increasing activation not only helps consumers become better managers of their health but utilization and costs decline and consumer/patient satisfaction improves. Learn how you can implement their i…
 
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