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Healthy Wealthy & Smart: Where Healthcare Meets Business. The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast, hosted by world-renowned physical therapist Dr. Karen Litzy, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help healthcare and fitness professionals take their careers to the next level. With its perfect blend of clinical skills and business acumen, this podcast is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to gain a competitive edge in today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Dr. Litzy's dynamic approach to hosting combines practical clinical insights with expert business advice, making the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast the go-to resource for ambitious professionals seeking to excel in their fields. Each episode features a thought-provoking conversation with a leading industry expert, offering listeners unique insights and actionable strategies to optimize their practices and boost their bottom line. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional looking to expand your skill set, or an up-and-coming fitness expert seeking to establish your brand, the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast has something for everyone. From expert advice on marketing and branding to in-depth discussions on the latest clinical research and techniques, this podcast is your essential guide to achieving success in today's competitive healthcare landscape. So if you're ready to take your career to the next level, tune in to the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy and discover the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to thrive in today's fast-paced world of healthcare and fitness.
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Feb 22, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Sheela Ivlev, an occupational therapist specializing in mental health and wellness. They discuss the importance of global perspectives in healthcare and how they can benefit both businesses and patients. They also talk about the San Diego Pain Summit and the diverse community of healthcare professionals it brings together. Sheila shares her personal background as a Bengali American and how it has shaped her perspective in the field. Tune in to gain a broader understanding of healthcare and the value of embracing different perspectives.

 

Show notes: 

 

[00:01:06] Global perspectives in healthcare.

[00:06:44] Global perspectives for health.

[00:11:01] Educating healthcare practitioners on cultural sensitivity.

[00:15:44] Asking about people's lives.

[00:20:05] Health care for immigrants.

[00:22:48] Healthcare systems and physical therapy.

[00:27:38] Diversity in healthcare professions.

[00:33:30] Referrals and community connections.

[00:36:03] Building networks and improving outcomes.

[00:43:12] Healthcare on Native American reservations.

 

More About Sheela Ivlev:

 

Sheela Ivlev (she/her) is a Bengali American Occupational Therapist and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. She is the founder of OT Bay Area, WellWrx Consulting, and DisruptOT, an international grassroots organization disrupting the status quo of systemic oppression in healthcare, building community, highlighting global voices, and providing free education to healthcare users, students, and practitioners worldwide.

 

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OT Bay Area Website

Well Wrx Consulting

DisruptOT

OT Bay Area Instagram

DisruptOT Instagram

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San Diego Pain Summit

 

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Feb 15, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy welcomes TaVona Boggs, a physical therapist turned master certified life and business coach. TaVona discusses her journey of helping coaches, consultants, and experts grow their businesses and introduces the concept of minimalist marketing. She explains how she applies her physical therapy skills to diagnose why a business may not thrive and offers strategies to help businesses move forward. TaVona emphasizes the importance of doing less to achieve more and empowering clients to take control of their own success. Tune in to learn how to get more by doing less with minimalist marketing.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:45] Minimalist marketing.

[00:05:11] Social media marketing challenges.

[00:09:35] Leveraging other people's platforms.

[00:14:21] ABCs of impact.

[00:18:08] Pitching and adding to conversations.

[00:23:23] Getting on other people's platforms.

[00:26:58] Being confident and clear.

[00:30:52] Taking time for yourself.

[00:34:38] Personalized branding and faceless brands.

[00:40:56] Leveraging strengths and weaknesses.

[00:44:00] Have more fun.

 

More About TaVona Boggs: 

Coaches, consultants and experts go to TaVona when their business isn’t moving like it should or it hurts when they try to move it. She uses her unique background as a physical therapist turned master certified life and business coach to help entrepreneurs with big hearts build businesses full of their favorite clients that make lots of money…WITHOUT burning themselves out or giving up their values in the process. 

Using her approach to offer creation and Minimalist Marketing™, her clients have generated 6-figures plus with an email list of only a few hundred people and less than 2,000 followers on social media, all while working 4 days a week.

When she is not handling business, you can find her singing karaoke or enjoying the white sands and beautiful blue waters of Mexico which she currently calls home.

 

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Feb 8, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart podcast, guest host Dr. Jenna Kantor interviews Dr. Sarah Troicky about her journey in physical therapy, specializing in dance. Dr. Troicky shares the obstacles she faced in her early career and how she overcame them to achieve success. They discuss the importance of niching down in a specific area and the challenges it entails. Dr. Troicky also talks about her background in dance and how it influenced her career in physical therapy. Tune in to hear her inspiring story and valuable insights.

 

Show notes: 

[00:04:03] Industry challenges and body image.

[00:05:08] Body acceptance and diversity.

[00:11:06] Overcoming emotional challenges in healthcare.

[00:14:13] The problem with referrals.

[00:21:16] Creating connections with dance studios.

[00:24:03] Overcoming creative roadblocks.

 

More About Dr. Sarah Troicky:

Sarah Troicky is the owner and founder of Trinity Physical Therapy and Wellness.  She is originally from Longmont Colorado and currently lives in Lakewood. Her journey into the realm of physical therapy was shaped by a deep-seated passion for dance, an art form she fell in love with during her formative years. 

With a rich background in various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, Sarah's expertise was acknowledged through numerous awards and scholarships. This recognition paved the way for her to dance in Hollywood, CA. During her time in California, she actively participated in a research study conducted by the physical therapy department of USC, focusing on common dance injuries. This unique experience ignited Sarah's desire to merge her two passions—physical therapy and dance.

In 2019, Sarah graduated from Pacific University's doctorate of physical therapy program. Her academic journey included a specialized internship in dance, providing her with hands-on experience in working with dancers. Certified as an athletic trainer, Sarah brings extensive expertise in addressing sports-related injuries, having worked extensively with athletes.

Sarah's approach to physical therapy is holistic, viewing each patient as a complete individual and aiming to address the root of the problem. Her qualities of patience, persistence, and unwavering commitment make her a dedicated ally in helping clients overcome pain.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarah finds joy in spending quality time with her husband, Miguel, and their son, Luka. Her leisure activities include cooking, hiking, playing tennis, and indulging in the timeless joy of taking dance classes.

 

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Feb 1, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Gross, founder of ReCELLebrate and a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine. They discuss the concept of regenerative medicine, stem cell treatments, and their applications in healthcare. Dr. Gross shares his journey from being a neurosurgeon to exploring regenerative medicine and how it allows him to tap back into his undergraduate background in biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He highlights the need for innovation in the medical field and the potential of regenerative medicine to revolutionize healthcare practices. Tune in to learn more about this exciting field and its possibilities for improving patient outcomes.

 

Show notes: 

[00:03:21] Stem cell treatments.

[00:04:16] What are stem cells?

[00:09:17] Regenerative medicine and joint problems.

[00:14:04] Regenerative medicine for joint replacement.

[00:18:17] Surgery and its necessity.

[00:24:31-00:24:41] Biohacking and its benefits.

[00:30:08] Trusting regenerative medicine doctors.

[00:33:28] Expanding clinic with satellite.

 

 

More About Dr. Gross:

Dr. Gross graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1992 from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He contributed to virology research during his studies. After graduating, he undertook a residency in neurological surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center until 1997. He then pursued a Fellowship in Spinal Biomechanics at the University of New Mexico until 1999. Licensed in California and Nevada, Dr. Gross has SPINE practices in Orange County and Henderson, Nevada. A trained neurological surgeon, he specializes in athletic injuries and spine procedures, and offers longevity and biohacking consultations. He's certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of several prestigious surgical societies. Since 2020, Top Doctor recognized Dr. Gross as a leading Neurological Surgeon. He also received HealthTap’s 2022 Top Doctor Award as a top Neurological Surgeon in the U.S. Dr. Gross founded ReCELLebrate, focusing on anti-aging and regenerative medicine. The mission for ReCELLebrate emphasizes offering modern biochemical treatments and considering surgery as a last resort.

 

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ReCELLebrate Website

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ReCELLebrate TikTok

ReCELLebrate Instagram

Dr. Gross YouTube

 

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Jan 25, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch interviews Eder Garavito about clinical mentorship in physical therapy. Eder, a full-time academician, and acute care specialist, shares his career journey and discusses the importance of mentorship in the field. They delve into the benefits of clinical mentorship and how it can enhance patient care and professional development. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of clinical mentorship in physical therapy.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:21] Acute care and patient interaction.

[00:04:14] Mentorship in healthcare.

[00:09:26] Clinical education and mentorship.

[00:13:04] Power dynamic in clinical education.

[00:16:57] Mentorship and choice.

[00:20:13] Clinical mentorship certification course.

[00:24:20] Vulnerability in healthcare mentoring.

[00:28:07] Balancing mentorship and critical thinking.

[00:33:26] Seeking mentorship as a seasoned professional.

[00:36:17] The importance of mentorship.

[00:39:35] Clinical mentorship and residencies.

[00:43:29] Mentorship for new grads.

[00:48:39] Mentorship and learning from mistakes.

[00:51:35] Lifelong learning and advice.

 

More About Dr. Garavito:

Eder Garavito is an Assistant Professor at the College of Saint Mary's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. His responsibilities encompass instructing and organizing coursework focused on managing patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, delivering care in acute care settings, health informatics, and telehealth/telemedicine. With a background as a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist, Eder has a decade of experience working in acute care settings. Presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University, his academic emphasis revolves around learning design and technology. Furthermore, he contributes as a PRN staff Physical Therapist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

In collaboration with three partners, Eder co-founded Scholarnetics360, healthcare's first mentorship and knowledge-sharing hub, in the summer of 2023—a pioneering initiative in healthcare education. Scholarnetics360's aims to offer 24/7 access to industry leaders and specialists remotely and believes that a mentorship and knowledge-sharing network for healthcare students and professionals is the most direct and accessible method to access essential information for anyone in need, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

 

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Scholarnetics Website

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Scholarnetics360 LinkedIn

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Jan 18, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy explores the importance of effective communication in business. She is joined by Joshua Washington, an Organizational psychologist and Senior Executive Coach with a passion for helping people unlock their hidden value through communication. Joshua shares his background growing up in a small town and how it shaped his communication skills. He also discusses his journey from studying music to obtaining interpersonal communication and organizational psychology degrees. With over a decade of experience in the corporate world, Joshua offers valuable insights into the power of communication in business success. Tune in to learn more about how effective communication can make or break a business.

Show notes: 

[00:00:52] Small-town communication skills.

[00:04:40-00:04:52] Performance drivers and high performance.

[00:08:36] Conflict resolution in the workplace.

[00:12:53] Society's sensitivity.

[00:16:24] Conversing from the amygdala.

[00:21:43] Value in the workplace.

[00:25:30] Overcoming personal struggles.

More About Joshua Washington:

headshot of Joshua WashingotnJoshua Lee Washington is an expert organizational psychologist and senior executive coach, who coaches and trains leaders on his proprietary system called the Mission Critical Performance Method. This comprehensive framework has a track record of transforming leadership and employee performance, which helps you maximize your greatest and most valuable resource in business, your people! 

Joshua is based in Orlando, FL with his beautiful family.

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Jan 11, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Dr. Liz Letchford, PhD, ATC, to discuss the connection between emotional and physical health and how they intertwine in our human experience. Dr. Letchford shares her insights and personal journey in exploring the intersection of physical and emotional well-being. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how these two aspects of health are interconnected and how they can impact our overall well-being.

Show notes: 

[00:01:09] Emotional wellness and athletic injuries.

[00:04:16] Emotional catharsis and physical pain.

[00:06:04] Unresolved trauma and somatic release.

[00:10:30] Completing trauma and empowerment.

[00:17:06] Holding safe space for emotional release.

[00:19:22] Empathy and clinician burnout.

[00:20:48] The power of subconscious healing.

[00:29:12] Identity and surrender

[00:30:07] Choosing familiar over less pain.

[00:32:51] Spirokinetics breath practice.

[00:36:41] Holding space for emotional healing.

[00:40:41] Body Church and Archetypes.

[00:47:37] Advice to 20 year old self.

More About Dr. Liz Letchford:

headshot of Dr. Liz LetchfordDr. Elizabeth Letchford is a clinician, researcher, and artist who approaches health and movement through the lens of emotional wellness. With a background in sports medicine and a PhD in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, she has helped thousands of people demystify the body and its functions. Dr. Liz bridges the gap between the measurable and immeasurable to guide others towards a robust understanding of their physical, mental, and emotional landscape. Her current area of focus is on the impact of relationships on the nervous system and how disharmony in relationships can lead to disharmony in the body. Through her work, Dr. Liz helps individuals navigate the landscape of their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual health, leading to a deeper sense of wellness and vitality

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Jan 4, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Joe Friel, to discuss triathlon training for individuals over the age of 50. Joe, who has been involved in triathlons since 1980, shares his journey into the world of triathlon and provides valuable insights and advice for older athletes. Tune in to learn more about Joe's experience and how to excel in triathlon training as you age.

Show notes: 

[00:00:19] Getting into triathlon training.

[00:03:32] Starting a coaching business.

[00:07:19] Aging and aerobic capacity.

[00:11:34] Active aging and longevity.

[00:17:08] Bone health in older adults.

[00:19:51] Accessibility of running, biking, swimming.

[00:20:30] Starting with brisk walking.

[00:25:40] The role of a coach.

[00:28:16] Coaching advice for upcoming coaches.

[00:28:59] What makes a good coach?

[00:33:52] Coaching Yourself Successfully.

More About Joe Friel:

headshot of Joe FrielWith a masters degree in exercise science, Joe Friel was a marathoner and running coach throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. After his first triathlon in 1983 and falling in love with the sport he began coaching multisport athletes becoming one of the first triathlon coaches in the country. The following year he opened a triathlon store in Ft. Collins, Colorado—probably the first in the world. Throughout the 1980s his race management company organized several triathlons in Colorado.

He left retail and race management in 1987 to focus on coaching. The athletes he coached for over 30 years ranged from novice to high-performance amateur to professional to Olympian. In 1997 he was a founding member of the USA Triathlon Coaches Association. He served as co-chair in 1999-2000. In 2000 he attended the Sydney Olympics to assist with team preparation. The following year he was the coach of team USA for the World Triathlon Championships.

Throughout the 2000s he was a frequent speaker at USAT coach seminars. He has written 17 books on training, the most notable being The Triathlete’s Training Bible which is now in its 5th edition and translated into 15 languages. It remains the best-selling book in the world on triathlon training. In 1999 he co-founded TrainingPeaks, online training software for endurance athletes.

As an athlete he competed in hundreds of events including national and world championships, was an All-American Age Group Triathlete several times and a USAT-regional multisport champion. He stopped competing after a bike crash in 2014 restricted range of shoulder movement. He continues to present at triathlon camps and clinics for triathletes and coaches around the world. Joe currently lives and trains in the mountains of northern Arizona and is working on his 18th book.

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Triathlete’s Training Bible

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Dec 29, 2023

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch and Dr. Jenna Kantor, co-hosts of the podcast and leaders in the physical therapy field. They discuss the state of physical therapy in 2023 and share their thoughts on the value statement of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Stay tuned as they also reflect on their personal highs and lows of the year.

Time Stamps: 

[00:02:48] The value statement by APTA.

[00:02:58] Utilizing media for promoting physical therapy.

[00:07:58] Rise of venture capital firms.

[00:11:54] Monopolization in private practice.

[00:13:37] The importance of relationships.

[00:18:23] Challenges of moving and starting a new practice.

[00:21:36] Challenges in private practice.

[00:26:41] Vet your vendors, ask for referrals.

[00:30:55] Choosing a word for the year.

[00:35:14] Friendship and gratitude.

More About Stephanie and Jenna:

Dr. Jenna Kantor, PT, DPT runs her own private practice, Jenna Kantor Physical Therapy, PLLC, and an online wellness program for performing artists called Powerful Performer. She is licensed to treat in New York and Pennsylvania.

Upon graduating, Jenna Kantor worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years then found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life. Jenna was teaching ballet to kids ages 4 through 17 and group fitness classes to adults. Through teaching, she discovered she had a deep interest in the human body and a desire to help others on a higher level. She was fortunate to get accepted into the DPT program at Columbia University. 

Dr. Kantor co-founded and runs Fairytale Physical Therapy which brings musical theatre shows to children in hospitals. She hosts the Dance PT Podcast and guest hosts on the podcast Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart. She has served as the NYPTA SSIG Advocacy Chair, the NYC Conclave 2017 committee, NYPTA Social media committee, was the NYPTA Public Policy Student Liaison, and co-founded the NYPTA SSIG. Dr. Kantor won the APTA PPS Business Concept Contest and made the top 40 List for an Up and Coming Physical Therapy with UpDoc Media before graduating PT school.

Jenna Kantor currently volunteers with the PPS Marketing & PR Committee and is the website builder for the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She provides complimentary, regular online content that advocates for the physical therapy profession. 

Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT believes in a world where anyone can live a pain-free, fulfilling life. She takes a full-body holistic approach to patient care, identifying the underlying cause of your pain to reduce and often eliminate it so you can get back to doing what you love. She considers not just your pain problem but also your mindset and social situation to treat YOU the whole person--not just a body part. 

Dr. Stephanie started her career working in a small private practice in rural Minnesota, where providers were so sparse that people traveled across the region to receive care. Many of these patients were new moms, people with pelvic pain, or women suffering from menopausal symptoms who struggled to find a provider who listened to their concerns and addressed the source of their discomfort. When Dr. Stephanie moved to urban Connecticut, she noticed the same problem: People had difficulty accessing the pelvic floor physical therapy they needed--due to a lack of specialist providers, time constraints, and limitations from insurance companies. These experiences influenced Dr. Stephanie to focus her practice on orthopedics and pelvic floor physical therapy and make it convenient for people to access high-quality care.

With MovementX, her physical therapy practice is 100% mobile–she provides care in the comfort of your home, gym, or office. She brings a mobile treatment table and helps you decrease pain, increase strength/mobility, prevent injury, restore function, and coordinate your care plan. Wherever & whenever you need care, she can be there. It's convenient, valuable, & personalized to whatever you need. Call or text the number above to get directly in touch with her, and you can have a free phone consultation about what health goals you want to accomplish with specialized physical therapy care. Or click here to request care with her today.

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Dec 21, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Amanda Proscia, co-founder of Lightspeed Public Relations and Marketing. Amanda emphasizes that business owners should not feel intimidated by PR. She encourages them to explore how PR can benefit their business and enhance its success and visibility. Amanda acknowledges that even if business owners are unfamiliar with PR, there are ways they can leverage it to their advantage. She suggests that her book, "PR Confidential, Unlocking the Secrets to Creating a Powerful Public Image," could be valuable for understanding PR and its potential benefits. Ultimately, Amanda's message is that PR offers valuable business opportunities, and it is worth exploring how it can be utilized effectively.

Show notes: 

[00:01:40] Writing in PR.

[00:03:49] Earned media in public relations.

[00:09:26] Different components of PR.

[00:12:08] Repurposing information on social media.

[00:16:06] Overly rehearsed speeches.

[00:19:40] Insight in musculoskeletal care.

[00:24:09] The role of technology.

[00:26:22] Press release distribution services.

[00:31:09] Don't be intimidated by PR.More About Amanda:

Amanda Proscia is the co-founder of Lightspeed Public Relations and Marketing. Before founding Lightspeed, Amanda worked in a variety of other agencies and businesses, spanning from the very large ones to the very small. An unexpected part of her experience has been fielding thousands of questions about public relations. Many of them come from business leaders who would benefit from a PR program of their own, if they just understood what it is.

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Amanda’s book: PR Confidential, Unlocking the Secrets to Creating a Powerful Public Image

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Dec 14, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Lisa Blue, the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer with Providertech. Lisa discusses the intersection between patient engagement and technology. She explains that patient engagement is when patients respond in the expected way, such as reaching out to healthcare providers or responding to calls or texts. Lisa emphasizes the importance of user-friendly technology for healthcare professionals and patients. She addresses the misconception that technology worsens patient engagement and highlights how it can help improve engagement. Tune in to learn more about the role of technology in patient engagement.

Show notes: 

[00:02:20] Patient portals and usability.

[00:05:28] Lack of interoperability.

[00:09:33] Challenges in implementing technology.

[00:13:28] Patient interaction challenges.

[00:16:02] Transforming healthcare practices through technology.

[00:19:22] Behavioral economics in psychology.

[00:24:18] Engaging patients through personalized messages.

[00:29:34] A message library for patients.

[00:32:09] Making engagement easy for patients.

[00:36:04] Simplifying healthcare technology.

[00:39:11] ProviderTech and contact information.

More About Lisa Blue:

Headshot of Lisa Blue Lisa Blue is the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer with Providertech, which offers technology solutions to address the complexity of scaling patient engagement while improving operational efficiencies. She is an enthusiastic population health leader who believes that doing healthcare differently, and better, is possible. She is a registered nurse with clinical experience from acute care to FQHCs, giving her the ability to effectively translate and enhance healthcare workflows. She earned her Diploma of Nursing from St Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University, and her Master of Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University, where she also was adjunct faculty from that program. 

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Nov 30, 2023

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, guest host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch interviews Dr. James Denisar-Green about rural healthcare. Dr. Denisar-Green shares his background and experiences growing up in Montana and his journey through medical training in both urban and rural settings. He discusses the challenges and rewards of practicing medicine in smaller communities and highlights the close-knit nature of these communities. Tune in to gain insights into the unique aspects of rural healthcare.

 

Show notes: 

[00:00:23] Rural healthcare challenges.

[00:05:58] Family medicine filling OB gap.

[00:09:22] Challenges in rural healthcare.

[00:12:55] Overcoming transportation challenges.

[00:16:23] The conundrum of patient responsibility.

[00:21:13] Healthy options at the supermarket.

[00:26:38] Getting more providers in rural areas.

[00:27:38] Bringing in rural providers.

[00:32:01] Training physicians to stay.

[00:35:36] Finding Meaning in Primary Care.

 

More About Dr. James Denisar-Green: 

Dr. James Denisar-Green is a dedicated medical professional with a diverse range of clinical expertise, including general preventive medicine, maternity care, and graduate medical education. He currently serves as an Attending Faculty Physician with a Federally Qualified Health Center and Associate Program Director for a Family Medicine residency program located in Billings, Montana. He provides full-spectrum care in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, adult, pediatric, and maternity care.

 Dr. Denisar-Green completed his residency in Family Medicine with UNLV School of Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Physiology as well as M.D. from the University of North Carolina. He has been recognized for his achievements, including the 40 under 40 award from the Billings Gazette in 2023 and the Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in 2019. His research contributions include publications in PubMed and primary care lecture presentations. His passion for improving healthcare extends beyond the clinic, as evidenced by his involvement in hospital committees and community initiatives.

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Nov 16, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Donal O'Gorman, co-founder and CEO of identifyHer, to discuss perimenopause and menopause on the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast. Dr. O'Gorman has previously focused on exercise science and the prevention of chronic diseases and realized the lack of information regarding women's health and menopause. They talk about the age range for perimenopause, the symptoms women may experience, and the need to address these issues.

 

Show notes: 

00:02:28 Addressing women's health needs.

00:05:55 Early symptoms of menopause.

00:13:11 Understanding perimenopause is challenging.

00:17:32 Menopause increases disease risk.

00:23:42 Empower women with information and options.

00:29:34 Early detection of menopause symptoms.

00:35:35 Perimenopause can be diagnosed.

 

More About Dr. O’Gorman:

Dr. Donal O’Gorman, PhD is cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of women’s health startup, identifyHer. He is an international expert in exercise physiology and was a Prof. at Dublin City University for 20 years where he studied the impact of sedentary behaviour on the risk of chronic disease as well as the role of exercise in disease prevention and management. In 2022 he left academia to join cofounder Heidi Davis at identifyHer to address unmet needs in women’s health, focusing on the menopausal transition. Donal brings, to identifyHer, his experience in health monitoring and running large scale projects to investigate disease prediction and prevention. He wants to play a role in addressing the health inequalities women face and believes the healthcare of women requires a lifespan approach and not the current disease management model.

 

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Oct 26, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is joined by Dr. Ken Zweig, to discuss utilizing a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing nutrition, exercise, and stress management. He focuses on sleep disorders and hypertension and aims to improve patient health through behavior change. The podcast discusses how primary care providers can work with other healthcare professionals, the definition of healthy, the impact of sleep hygiene on health, and tips for optimizing sleep quality. Dr. Zweig's current practice is Northern Virginia Family Practice, a concierge practice that prioritizes personalized, preventative care.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:33] Primary care providers working with other healthcare professionals.

[00:05:24] Preventative health and healthy eating.

[00:08:29] Preventative health and patient barriers.

[00:12:23] Defining "healthy" is vague.

[00:18:38] Time as a barrier.

[00:19:11] Healthy options for fast food.

[00:23:02] Integrating exercise into daily life.

[00:28:05] The importance of sleep.

[00:30:50] Lack of sleep impacts health.

[00:34:11] Importance of consistent sleep.

[00:38:23] Bedtime routines for better sleep.

[00:42:24] Measuring the process.

[00:45:11] The negative impacts of alcohol.

[00:48:38] Linking habits for success.

 

More About Dr. Zweig:

Dr. Zweig’s focus on sleep disorders and hypertension go hand in hand with his mission to improve patient health through behavioral change. He also helps patients improve their overall mental and physical health through a holistic approach to treatment that focuses on nutrition, exercise and managing stress.

Dr. Zweig is an assistant professor at both Georgetown and George Washington University Medical Schools. Prior to joining NVFP, Dr. Zweig served 15 years at General Medicine Internal Group, P.C. in Arlington, and was on the board for the HealthConnect Accountable Care Organization. He volunteered with the Virginia Hospital Center Honduras Medical Brigade to provide healthcare to remote villages in Honduras.

Dr. Zweig currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, preferably with his family. He bikes regularly, often as his commute to NVFP, and skis whenever he gets the chance. Dr. Zweig is originally from Pittsburgh, and loves anything related to that city, but especially loves the Steelers."

He went to undergrad at Univ of Michigan, medical school at The Ohio State University, and residency at Georgetown University.

 

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Oct 19, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Chad Price to discuss his journey from college to entrepreneurship. After trying out different jobs, he realized that starting his own business was the right path for him. Along with two friends, he founded Kettlebell Kings, a niche brand specializing in kettlebells. The company aimed to be a one-stop-shop for kettlebell enthusiasts, offering a wide range of products and creating a hub for kettlebell-related content. Chad also discusses their unexpected decision to sell the company.

Show notes: 

00:01:34 Entrepreneurship journey and niche business.

00:06:42 Building a community is essential.

00:14:39 Tools for entrepreneurial success: Google.

00:14:57 Digital tools and AI revolutionize small businesses.

00:21:23 AI can help improve communication.

00:25:42 Importance of adapting communication style.

00:31:11 Entrepreneurship requires continuous growth.

00:35:05 Hard to build community online.

00:40:43 Relax and absorb life's lessons.

More About Chad:

headshot of Chad PrinceChad is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record spanning over a decade. He founded Kettlebell Kings from scratch and orchestrated a remarkable 3 year multi-million dollar acquisition back in November of 2021. Today, it stands tall as a thriving international company, making waves in the esteemed Inc. 5000.

In 2019, Chad pivoted into another passion of his, natural lifestyle products. His new company, Life Grows Green, is uprooting negative stereotypes about hemp and creating new products by only using the elements found in nature. With his background as a student athlete, Chad's passion for sports permeates every aspect of his work.

Chad’s approach to business is the same as his approach to sports. Athletic competition is good, but outside the sports arena, competition takes new heights. His latest project is an upcoming book titled “Preparing for Battle”.

Chad discusses a wide range of topics, from developing a winning mindset to creating a solid business plan, building a strong team, and navigating the challenges of scaling a modern-day business. “Preparing for Battle” is targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs and minority-owned business leaders who are looking for actionable advice and insights that they can apply in their own lives and businesses.

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Oct 12, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Jenna Kantor, PT, DPT is joined by Veatrice Cook, PT, MA, to discuss her long career in physical therapy and the incredible legacy she will leave for generations to come. Veatrice is a leader in physical therapy and one of the founders of the American Academy of Physical Therapy. Beatrice shares her journey into physical therapy, which was sparked by watching a physical therapist on a soap opera. She discusses her passion for healthcare and how she found her calling in physical therapy. Tune in to be inspired by Beatrice's story and learn about the impact physical therapists can have on the profession.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:12] Soap opera inspires career choice.

[00:06:33] Mental health and leadership.

[00:09:42] Lack of representation in leadership.

[00:17:30] The logo design.

[00:19:25] Impact on students.

[00:25:47] Working with the organization.

[00:28:13] Fighting for equal job opportunities.

 

More About Veatrice:

Veatrice A. Cook is a native East Texan, born in Livingston, Texas, where she grew up and graduated from Livingston High School in Polk County.   In her junior year of high school she realized that she wanted to be a physical therapist, and researched more about the profession, only to discover the challenges facing admission into a college program, as an African American student.  The number of African Americans that made up the physical therapy profession in 1968 was less than 2%. Ms. Cook received a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas in1976, and a MA degree in Special Education, from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas in 1981.  As a clinician, she has been trained in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach, and continues to use it in her practice setting.  Currently she is the Director of Rehabilitation for TeamCareRehab, Inc in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for over 47 years she is often asked about retiring, and her reply is always, “ I love the work that I do, and it’s really not work when it’s something that you enjoy”.

The limited number of African Americans in the profession of physical therapy, and the lack of mentors was the inspiration that gave Ms. Cook the zeal to help found and organize two professional Physical Therapy organizations:  The Texas Network of Minority Physical Therapists (TNMPT) in 1987 and The American Academy of Physical Therapy, Inc (AAPT) in 1989.  Ms. Cook, along with Dr. Lynda Woodruff were the organizers, and two of the Founders of the AAPT.  82 African American physical therapists and physical therapist assistants met in Chicago, Illinois on September 16, 1989 to form this great organization, along with 13 others that sent funds to help in the efforts.  Ms. Cook, the meeting facilitator was elected as the Charter Treasurer, and served as Annual Conference Chair for 10 years.  She was also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association, and serviced as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs for the APTA.  As a community activist, Ms. Cook has served on numerous boards and nonprofit organizations, and has been awarded many honors for her service.  In her profession she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Woman’s University and the Leadership Award from the AAPT.

Ms. Cook often says that here greatest honor is being the mother of three wonderful children, Marcus Lorioun, Vernetha Dionne, and Lawrence Ray Williams, Jr., who are all college graduates and have successful careers.  She is also a grandmother of two outstanding grandsons who are carrying on the family tradition of leadership in their high school.

 

More About Jenna:

Jenna Kantor, PT, DPT, is a bubbly and energetic woman who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. She trained intensively at Petaluma City Ballet, Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Regional Dance America Choreography Conference, and Regional Dance America. Over time, the injuries added up and she knew she would not have a lasting career in ballet. This lead her to the University of California, Irvine, where she discovered a passion for musical theatre. 

 

Upon graduating, Jenna Kantor worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years then found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life. Jenna was teaching ballet to kids ages 4 through 17 and group fitness classes to adults. Through teaching, she discovered she had a deep interest in the human body and a desire to help others on a higher level. She was fortunate to get accepted into the DPT program at Columbia.

 

Dr. Kantor co-founded and runs Fairytale Physical Therapy which brings musical theatre shows to children in hospitals. She hosts the Dance PT Podcast and guest hosts on the podcast Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart. She has served as the NYPTA SSIG Advocacy Chair, the NYC Conclave 2017 committee, NYPTA Social media committee, was the NYPTA Public Policy Student Liaison, and co-founded the NYPTA SSIG. Dr. Kantor won the APTA PPS Business Concept Contest and made the top 40 List for an Up and Coming Physical Therapy with UpDoc Media before graduating PT school.

Jenna Kantor currently volunteers with the PPS Marketing & PR Committee and is the website builder for the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She provides complimentary, regular online content that advocates for the physical therapy profession. 

 

Dr. Kantor runs her own private practice, Jenna Kantor Physical Therapy, PLLC, and an online wellness program for performing artists called Powerful Performer. She is licensed to treat in New York and Pennsylvania.

Jenna continues to perform in musical theatre and lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, doggy, and two cats. 

 

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Oct 5, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Jamey Schrier, PT to discuss how the “gap in the game” can affect physical therapy business owners. Jamie explains that the gap is a concept introduced by Dan Sullivan, which involves creating an ideal vision for the future and then measuring oneself against that vision. This can often lead to feelings of disappointment and inadequacy. Jamie emphasizes how this concept can apply to physical therapy business owners and other entrepreneurs. Tune in to learn more about navigating the gap and finding fulfillment in your business journey.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:02] The concept of the gap.

[00:05:08] Progress, not perfection.

[00:09:07] Setting measurable goals.

[00:13:09] Moving closer to the ideal.

[00:18:23] Measuring progress towards the ideal.

[00:23:34] Happiness and extrinsic goals.

[00:25:31] Putting yourself out there.

[00:29:41] Belief in "more is better".

[00:35:32] The writing reflex.

[00:37:02] Learned qualities of good leaders.

[00:42:26] Marketing and developing relationships.

[00:46:20] Being nicer to my younger self.

[00:48:04] Stay healthy, wealthy, and smart.

 

More About Jamey:

Jamey Schrier, P.T., is a best-selling author, business coach, speaker, and CEO of Practice Freedom U, a business training and coaching company. Jamey has helped hundreds of private practice owners Treat Less, Earn More, and live a life of prosperity and fun.

 

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Sep 21, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Anthony Balduzzi to discuss how to prioritize health over the age of forty. Dr. Balduzzi shares his personal connection to the topic, having witnessed his father's battle with cancer and subsequent passing at a young age. This experience shaped his perspective on prioritizing health, especially as we age. The conversation explores the key aspects of health that individuals over 40 should focus on and emphasizes the significance of maintaining a lifestyle that supports overall well-being.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:21] Lessons from losing a parent.

[00:03:16] Aging and health in 40s.

[00:07:30] Daily walking and its benefits.

[00:09:47] The importance of nutrition.

[00:12:35] Breakfast recommendations.

[00:16:30] Lunch and snack options.

[00:19:03] The perfect plate concept.

[00:23:18] Sleep and circadian rhythm.

[00:25:10] Protecting circadian rhythm and melatonin.

[00:29:09] Fasting for optimal health.

[00:31:29] Healthier mitochondria.

[00:34:57] Advice to your younger self.

 

More About Dr. Balduzzi:

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, the founder and CEO of the Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project, experienced a pivotal moment in his childhood when he watched his own father work relentlessly, only to succumb to illness and pass away at the young age of 42. Anthony was just 9 years old at the time. This life-changing event inspired him to dedicate his life to helping busy fathers and mothers aged 40 and above lose weight, build muscle, and improve their overall health for the well-being of their families.

 As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Arizona, Dr. Balduzzi also holds dual degrees in Nutrition and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic achievements, he is a former national champion bodybuilder. Through his unwavering commitment and efforts, Dr. Balduzzi has successfully helped over 60,000 families across more than 100 countries through his Fit Father and Fit Mother Programs.

 

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Sep 7, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Darryl Stickel, to discuss the topic of trust. We explore the lack of trust in today's world, from political figures to teachers and the medical world. Darrell shares his motivation for focusing on trust during his PhD studies, recounting his upbringing in a small town where community support was essential. He also discusses his experiences of strangers opening up to him, which led him to pursue a career in clinical psychology. Please tune in to gain insights into the importance of trust and its impact on our relationships and society.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:37] Building trust in hostile environments.

[00:05:37] Trust and vulnerability.

[00:08:11] Trust and context impact

[00:12:03] Extreme trust in cults.

[00:16:10] Showing benevolence in healthcare.

[00:20:21] Medical insurance company tactics.

[00:23:24] The impact of therapeutic relationships.

[00:28:36] Trust levels are low.

[00:31:12] Uncertainty in relationships.

[00:34:01] Building trust and skill improvement.

[00:37:31] Leading with imperfections.

 

More About Dr. Stickel:

Darryl is one of the world’s leading experts on trust with over twenty years experience. His Ph.D. ¨Building Trust in Hostile Environments¨ from Duke University established him as a global leader for governments, businesses and NGOs on practical approaches to building trust. 

 

Darryl has worked for Mckinsey & Company in their Toronto office, as well as advised the Canadian Military on trust building in Afghanistan. He has served as faculty for the Luxembourg School of Business and the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California and recently completed his book Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World.

His contribution to the field of trust has been recognized by his nomination to the Top Thought Leaders on Trust by Trust Across America; Trust Around the World

 

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Sep 1, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Stowe Shoemaker, PhD, to discuss the intersection of hospitality and healthcare and how healthcare providers can learn from the hospitality industry. He defines hospitality as providing an incredible experience that makes customers feel like family and want to return. The conversation explores the critical drivers that create a good customer experience in healthcare. Tune in to discover the valuable insights that can improve the healthcare experience for patients.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:09] Critical drivers for customer experience.

[00:05:37] Knowing and understanding the cost of service.

[00:08:29] Hospitality deficits in healthcare.

[00:13:08] Building trust in hospitality.

[00:20:16] Redesigning the patient waiting area.

[00:25:37] The Cleveland Clinic's patient experience.

[00:30:08] Evaluation and guest feedback.

[00:32:05] Loyalty and reward programs.

[00:37:24] Providing incredible customer experience.

[00:40:49] Loyalty fundamentals and pricing.

 

More About Dr. Shoemaker:

Dr. Stowe Shoemaker (Ph.D., Cornell University) served as Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality from 2013 – 2023.  While dean he held the Andrew and Peggy Dean’s Chair at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is an acknowledged expert in pricing, revenue management, consumer behavior and customer loyalty programs. 

Dr. Shoemaker has served as an advisor to numerous hospitality service providers over the course of his career including British Airways, Accor, Hilton, Landry’s and Hyatt.  He has helped game developers test market new casino games (both slots and table games), developed pricing strategies, developed programs to measure customer satisfaction, modeled the success and failure of marketing programs, and developed segmentation strategies based on consumer motivations in the gaming, lodging and restaurant industries. 

Dr. Shoemaker has published two marketing textbooks, Marketing Leadership in Hospitality and Tourism: Strategies and Tactics for a Competitive Advantage and Marketing Essentials in Hospitality and Tourism: Foundations and Practices, and his research has won numerous awards.

Since 1996 Dr. Shoemaker has served as a member of the executive education faculty at Cornell University where he has taught courses in strategic pricing, revenue management, strategic marketing for hotels and restaurants, and customer loyalty.

Dr. Shoemaker has also applied his knowledge of hospitality to help healthcare professionals improve patient satisfaction.  He has held a joint appointment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and worked with Memorial Healthcare Systems, Houston. His third book Hospitable Healthcare: Just What the Patient Ordered will be published in Spring 2023.

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Aug 24, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is back with a great interview with COL Zack Solomon, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, to discuss the importance of resiliency in life and in leadership. Colonel Solomon shares his 25-year career journey, starting with his master's program at the US Army Baylor program and his time at Walter Reed and Fort Riley. He also describes his experience as a brigade physical therapist in Iraq during the surge in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, Colonel Solomon discusses his role as a brigade medical officer in a basic training brigade and his time at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tune in to gain valuable insights on resilience from Colonel Solomon's military experience.

 

·      "The views, thoughts, and opinions presented herein are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the DoD or the U.S. Army.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:12] Resilience in the military.

[00:07:58] Overcoming acute events.

[00:11:36] Building resilience in the Army.

[00:15:17] Recovering from spinal cord injury.

[00:19:16] Building trust and confidence.

[00:23:16] General Shelton's incredible recovery.

[00:27:06] Setting desired end state.

[00:32:03] Resilience in leadership.

[00:36:00] Autonomy in physical therapy.

[00:42:44] Promoting resilience and reducing burnout.

[00:45:15] Providing constructive feedback.

[00:48:30] Modeling behaviors as healthcare providers.

 

More About COL Soloman:

COL Zack Solomon earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from U.S. Army-Baylor University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Baylor University. COL Solomon also graduated from the U.S. Army War College with a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies. 

COL Solomon most recently served as the Branch Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. COL Solomon’s previous assignments include Commander, California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, California; Chief of Physical Therapy, Dunham Army Health Clinic, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Chief of Physical Therapy at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant Program Manager, Army Institute of Public Health, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Brigade Medical Operations Officer, 434th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Clinics, U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Brigade Physical Therapist, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Assistant Chief, Physical Therapy Clinic, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas; Physical Therapist, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. 

He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

 

More About Dr. Weyrauch:

Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is a self-employed physical therapist at Movement X in Billings, MT. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Weyrauch is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant specializing in burnout, generational issues, and injury prevention programs within the workplace. Her clinical expertise has been featured in various media outlets, including NPR, Kaiser Health News, Glamour, Life Hacker, and NBC News. Dr. Weyrauch serves as Chair of the American Physical Therapy Association Nominating Committee and has served on multiple national task forces for the organization. She has performed scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a top journal in rehabilitation.

 

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Aug 17, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Susan Bratton, "Intimacy Expert to Millions," to discuss the connection between our overall health and our sex life and intimacy. They discuss the surprising connection between intimacy and health, highlighting the benefits of sex on both physical and mental well-being. The guest shares experiences and insights from years of exploring and understanding the female body. Listeners can expect to learn new perspectives on libido, desire, arousal, and the positive impact of a thriving love life.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:26] Health benefits of sex.

[00:04:23] Erectile tissue in women.

[00:08:34] Slow arousal and midlife sexuality.

[00:14:02] Vascular health and longevity.

[00:18:08] Pleasure in multiple locations.

[00:23:39] Toys that deeply penetrate tissue.

[00:24:26] The benefits of having orgasms.

[00:28:03] Soft tissue diseases post-covid.

[00:32:09] Arousal ladders and desire.

[00:35:10] Sex gets better with age.

[00:39:10] Vaginal restoration and ageless sexuality.

[00:42:29] Better Lover newsletter sign-up.

 

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Susan Bratton "Intimacy Expert to Millions" is a champion and advocate for all those who desire passion their whole life long. She is a spokeswoman for GAINSWave and FemiWave and is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance vitality. 

 

Susan has been featured in the New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY Show. She makes frequent appearances on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC.

 

You can find The Susan Bratton Show® at BetterLover.com, her personal shares on Instagram @susanbratton, and her lust-for-life supplements, FLOW and DESIRE at The20store.com.

 

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Aug 3, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Brandy Mabra, the CEO Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and a CEO Coach for private practice owners to talk about the power of owning your CEO status. Brandy discusses her various roles in practice management, consulting, and working with providers and payers. She opens up about her burnout and realizing that climbing the corporate ladder didn't align with her goals. This led her to start her own business and become a coach, helping healthcare professionals navigate their careers and find fulfillment. Please tune in to hear Brandy's insights on healthcare providers as CEOs and the unique challenges they face.

Show notes: 

[00:02:05] Pivoting to business coaching.

[00:03:57] Owning your CEO role.

[00:08:07] Cultivating Your CEO Mindset.

[00:09:47] The real side of business.

[00:13:14] Chaos costs money.

[00:18:07] Mapping out systems

[00:21:12] Switching hats as a CEO.

[00:25:03] Every hour of planning saves 10 hours of doing.

[00:28:13] Scale Your Practice.

More About Brandy Mabra:

headshot of Brandy MabraBrandy Mabra is the CEO of Savvy Clover Coaching & Consulting and a CEO Coach for private practice owners in healthcare.

Brandy has 15+ years of business management and leadership experience, where she has worked in diverse business climates and has turned hot mess practices into well oiled and profitable machines. Brandy has spent her career building, growing and leading multi-million dollar practices and now uses her skill set to help other women private practice owners to scale their practices for growth, sustainability and profit.

Brandy has a bachelors from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Health Administration from A.T. Still University. Brandy is a Certified Professional Coach and Master Energy Leadership Practitioner, receiving her credentials from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).   

Brandy was part of the 2022 Forbes Coaches Council, and is a part of Entrepreneur Leadership Network. She has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, PopSugar, Create & Cultivate and several well known podcasts.

She is the founder of Private Practice CEO™ - the CEO school for private practice owners -  which empowers her clients to own their CEO status as the leader of their business so they can have a practice with streamline operations and an engaged team that can run without them. 

Brandy loves to travel and spend time with her family. She believes you cannot build a business on fumes and CEO breaks are required.

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Jul 20, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Bill Chun, MD, FACOG, to speak about the healthcare system in the United States, focusing on women's healthcare. As a medical professional with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Chun provides insight into the challenges women face in accessing quality healthcare. He shares his perspective as both an expert in the field and an immigrant American, offering a comprehensive view of the topic. Tune in to gain a better understanding of the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on women's health.

 

Show notes: 

00:02:21 US healthcare system fails women.

00:07:12 Educate women about healthcare options.

00:13:04 Choose your healthcare provider carefully.

00:20:13 Importance of midwives and doulas.

00:27:06 Postpartum care needs improvement.

00:37:00 Prioritize your health and well-being.

00:38:59 Health is the biggest asset.

 

More About Dr. Chun:

Dr. Byungyol (Bill) Chun is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with over thirty years of experience in medicine. A leading provider of robotic gynecologic surgery in New England, he currently treats patients at his practice north of Boston, where he has lived and worked for over twenty-five years. A Korean-American immigrant, Dr. Chun was born at home to a teenage mother with no prior prenatal care, and he credits this humble beginning as a major part of his drive to become a doctor. He is passionate about helping people live better lives through better health. Dr. Chun is the Founder of Doc & Doula, an organization dedicated to improving outcomes for all birthing people by educating women on crucial health matters. He also spearheads Doulas for Everyone, a platform that connects lower-income parents with doula services. His newest venture, Women Only Organics, focuses on natural supplements formulated for women. Dr. Chun strives to use all possible means of communication to help each woman become her own best health advocate, utilizing social media and promoting tools that all people can use to get the most out of the U.S. healthcare system. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

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Jul 6, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. David Weill, a lung transplant doctor and author, about lung transplants. Dr. Weil shares his experiences working with lung transplant patients, including the emotional ups and downs of the job. He also discusses the close relationships formed with the families of patients, which can be both rewarding and difficult. The conversation sheds light on the complexity of lung transplants and the importance of organ donation.

Show notes: 

[00:00:46] Emotional experiences as a transplant doctor.

[00:05:00] Shortage of transplant doctors.

[00:11:28] Lung transplant operation complexities.

[00:13:32] Transplant organs kept alive.

[00:19:17] Lung transplant and COVID.

[00:20:40] Lung transplants for COVID patients.

[00:28:30] Gratitude in organ transplant work.

[00:29:21] Kidney transplant candidate selection.

[00:33:33] Preventing Burnout in Healthcare.

[00:40:14] Raw, emotional book about transplant.

[00:44:00] Balance in medical career.

[00:03:38] Chronic pain management.

More About Dr. Weill:

Dr. Weill served as the director of several transplant programs for 20 years, most notably as the Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at Stanford University Medical Center.

In 2016, after serving in his role at Stanford for 11 years, he did the unthinkable and walked away while at the top of his field. Dr. Weill was burnt out from the daily battles of being a doctor: the patients that couldn't be treated because of finances, the operations that failed, and the countless hours spent trying to make the modern miracle of organ transplants a bit more miraculous.

He has written a riveting memoir Exhale: Hope, Healing, and A Life in Transplant, which offers readers an inside look at the immense psychological pressure medical professionals face on the job and the toll a career in transplant took on one of the nation's most successful transplant doctors.

Exhale also dives deep into hospital politics, healthcare system inequities, and ethics that determine who gets life-saving transplants and who doesn't.

Dr. Weill is currently the Principal of the Weill Consulting Group, which focuses on improving the delivery of pulmonary, ICU, and transplant care.

He has twice testified before the U.S. Senate about how various inhaled occupational exposures affect lung health, appeared before various state legislatures, and lectured extensively nationally and internationally at major medical conferences and academic medical centers. 

Dr. Weill has also authored many book chapters, editorials, and medical articles, which have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Salon, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, STAT, the Washington Post, The Hill, and the Los Angeles Times.

He also has been interviewed by many major media outlets, including Fox, CNN, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and the Doctors TV show.

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Articles by Dr. Weill

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