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47 Introducing the MagMutual Risk Management Philosophy
In this episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Andy Baer, MD Chief Medical Officer at MagMutual Insurance Company. On January 1, 2023, MDAdvantage Insurance Company became a part of the MagMutual Insurance Company family. Dr. Baer provides an update for MDAdvantage policyholders on the transition to MagMutual, including the benefits they can expect by becoming a MagMutual PolicyOwner. Dr. Baer speaks about the risk management philosophy at MagMutual and what sets it apart from other carriers, the importance of data and technology in understanding loss causes and preventing claims, the types of risk management services and resources available, and more.
46 Preventing Winter Respiratory Disease
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with infectious disease specialist Dr. Ronald Nahass. Dr. Nahass is the Founder and President of ID Care, the largest private, independent physician group for infectious disease specialists on the East Coast. In this episode, Dr. Nahass shares insight into three of the most common respiratory viruses this winter: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID. Steve Adubato and Dr. Nahass discuss the progress society has made in preventing the spread of COVID; the importance of staying up-to-date on vaccinations; and whether or not it is necessary to wear a mask.
Release Date: 1/13/2023; Recorded Date: 11/16/2022
45 Advocating for Reproductive Justice
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Glenmarie Matthews, MD, MBA, MS, Medical Director of the Family Planning Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Matthews is also Assistant Professor and Family Planning Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Matthews speaks about why advocating for reproductive rights is so important to her. Other discussion topics include the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case and its implications; New Jersey’s Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act; and the reproductive injustices facing women and people of color.
Release Date: 11/22/2022; Recorded Date: 10/13/2022
44 Creating a Better Tomorrow
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with New Jersey State Senator Troy Singleton, who represents the 7th Legislative District. Senator Singleton offers insight into the role of state government in moving toward a brighter future, particularly when it comes to healthcare for all Americans, touching on his own roots in public service. Steve Adubato and Senator Singleton explore issues such as exorbitant healthcare costs, healthcare workplace violence and vaccine hesitancy, as well as Senator Singleton’s optimism for creating a “better tomorrow.”
Release Date: 11/16/2022; Recorded Date: 9/12/2022
43 Concussions: Adapting to the Individual
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Anthony Alessi, MD, a board-certified neurologist and Director of the NeuroSport program at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Alessi offers insight into what characterizes a concussion and how its definition and treatment options have evolved over time, touching also on advice for physicians treating this type of injury; other conditions with similar symptoms; the importance of relying on a physician for a diagnosis, and more.
Release Date: 7/29/2022; Recorded Date: 6/13/2022
42 Physician Impressions: COVID-19, Burnout and Beyond
In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Ronnie Bochner, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist and President of the Medical Staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Listen as Dr. Bochner speaks about his thoughts on the physician’s role in the future of healthcare, the ramifications of shifting CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, how burnout has impacted the careers of healthcare workers, and more.
Release Date: 6/16/2022; Recorded Date: 5/19/2022