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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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Now displaying: October, 2023
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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Chad’s Book: Preparing for Battle  

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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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Freedom U Website

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Jamey’s X

Jamey’s YouTube

 

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