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34 CancerCare: Aiding Patients and Families in Need
Patients exploring cancer treatment options often find themselves asking lots of questions they’ve never had to consider before. CancerCare, an organization providing professional support services, aids advanced cancer patients who are asking questions about their future and the treatments available to them, taking into account their personal goals and priorities. In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Ellen Miller-Sonet, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer at CancerCare, about the history, reach, and myriad of support options, workshops, financial assistance, and more, offered by the incredible organization.
33 Aiding the Underserved: Understanding Health Access and Social Determinants at Scale
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Eric Jahn, MD, the Senior Associate Dean for Community Health, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Division Chief of Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Here, Dr. Jahn speaks about initiatives to improve access to care in medically underserved communities, as well as Project Echo —an international telementoring program helping providers better care for underserved communities all over the world, and other topics ranging from addressing social determinants of health, educating patients and combating rumors about vaccinations, and much more.
Release Date: 07/21/2021; Recorded Date: 06/07/2021
32 Social Determinants and the RWJBarnabas Health Beyond the Hospital Initiative
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with DeAnna Minus-Vincent, MPA, the Senior Vice President and Chief Social Integration and Health Equity Strategist at RWJBarnabas Health. Here, Minus-Vincent explains the RWJBarnabas “Health Beyond the Hospital” initiative, which is designed to address patients’ social determinants of health. Additionally, you’ll hear about how social determinants impact a patient’s overall healthcare experience, how this initiative provides beneficial outcomes for both physicians and patients, what the presence of these physician/patient conversations mean for the future of healthcare, and much more.
Released Date: 07/14/2021; Recorded Date: 04/01/2021
31 Medical Innovations in Tissue Engineering: Aiding Individuals with Meniscus Tears
In this MDAdvantage podcast episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Charles J. Gatt Jr., MD, an orthopedic surgeon at University Orthopaedic Associates and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Gatt and his research partner, Michael G. Dunn, PhD, are the creators of MeniscoFix™, an innovative piece of medical technology that holds the potential to help many individuals who suffer from meniscus injuries that frequently lead to arthritis and often require additional surgeries. Other topics in this episode examine who is impacted by meniscus injuries, how the field of orthopedics is growing and changing, what MeniscoFix™ could mean for healthcare, and more.
Released Date: 07/08/2021; Recorded Date: 03/08/2021
30 How Bioethics Impacts the Lives of Patients and Physicians
With COVID-19 and vaccines continually dominating the conversation within the healthcare industry over the last year and a half, physicians and caregivers have found themselves not only facing new challenges, but also seeking answers to questions previously never asked of them. In this episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Bryan Pilkington, PhD, an Associate Professor at Seton Hall University and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. A researcher of bioethics, Dr. Pilkington expands upon questions that physicians may have about their own health while caring for their patients, the role of politics in medicine, physician responsibility as it pertains to educating patients and more.
Release Date: 07/06/2021; Recorded Date: 02/04/2021
29 Maximizing the Potential of Your Medical Practice
Ensuring patients receive a positive healthcare experience isn’t solely the responsibility of physicians—every interaction with staff, before and after meeting with their doctor, all factor into the patient’s experience and opinion on a practice. As a veteran healthcare operations and revenue cycle expert, Pierre Scott, MBA, specializes in practice management, ensuring practices run smoothly and patients receive exemplary customer service. In this episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Pierre Scott, MBA, COO at Spring Hills MSO, about the role of an MSO, the business elements of running a practice, strategies for providing patients with the best experience possible, and the future of telemedicine.
Release Date: 6/30/2021; Recorded Date: 05/01/2021