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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: June, 2024
Jun 27, 2024

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy chats with Dr. Jacob Kendall, a survivor of two open heart surgeries, a public health gerontologist, and a four-dimensional poly thinker. They discuss demystifying healthcare to empower patients and caregivers. Dr. Kendall shares his personal journey through the healthcare system and highlights the importance of being an interdisciplinary thinker. Listen in for valuable insights on navigating the healthcare landscape with confidence and understanding.

 

Time Stamps: 

[00:01:53] A true interdisciplinarian.

[00:06:30] Illusion of Healthcare Autonomy.

[00:09:39] Population growth affecting medical care.

[00:13:36] Communication strategies for patients.

[00:16:30] Disparities in healthcare.

[00:19:27] Medical providers being curious.

[00:24:16] Rethinking retirement and life structure.

[00:27:02] Pet Insurance Benefits.

[00:31:34] Interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

[00:35:44] Self-advocacy in healthcare.

[00:37:28] Following your instincts in career.

 

More About Dr. Jacob Kendall:

Dr. Jacob Kendall demystifies health(care) so folks can be savvy patients and

caregivers. He is the survivor of two open-heart surgeries in early adulthood and has

formal training in gerontology, public health, social work, biology, and theology. Jacob

believes the key to mastering health is a convergent 4-dimensional approach,

integrating multiple perspectives to show that health and healthcare are more than

individualistic, medical, local, and now.

 

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Jacob’s Website

Jacob on LinkedIn

 

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Jun 20, 2024

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jackleen Samuel, CEO of Resilient Healthcare, on the latest episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast. Dr. Samuel shared insights on the evolution of care delivery and the innovative solutions Resilient Healthcare is implementing to bridge gaps in healthcare. From acute care at home programs to extending services into the community, Resilient Healthcare is revolutionizing the way patients receive care. Here are the key takeaways from our conversation:

  • Innovative Care Delivery: Resilient Healthcare offers acute care at home programs, providing hospital-level care in the comfort of patients' homes.
  • Collaboration with Hospitals: By partnering with hospitals, Resilient Healthcare is able to extend care into the community and improve access to services.
  • Tech-Enabled Solutions: Leveraging technology for continuous monitoring and virtual consultations, Resilient Healthcare ensures patients receive high-quality care remotely.
  • Importance of Resilience: Dr. Samuel emphasizes the need to be resilient and push forward in the face of challenges, advocating for positive change in the healthcare industry.

Time Stamps: 

00:00:03 - Introduction and Welcome
00:00:14 - Episode Topic: Changes in Healthcare Delivery
00:00:35 - Guest Introduction: Dr. Jackleen Samuel
00:00:59 - Dr. Samuel's Background and Career Path
00:02:05 - Inspiration Behind Resilient Healthcare
00:02:33 - Benefits of Home Healthcare
00:03:25 - Transition from Clinical to Nonclinical Role
00:05:13 - Evolution of Resilient Healthcare
00:07:18 - Acute Care at Home During the Pandemic
00:09:02 - Practical Implementation of Acute Care at Home
00:11:05 - Patient Feedback and Satisfaction
00:12:21 - Business Model and Operations
00:14:13 - Credentialing and Staffing
00:15:09 - Workflow and Coordination with Hospitals
00:17:19 - Benefits of Home Visits for Physical Therapy
00:19:24 - Challenges and Opportunities in Home Healthcare
00:20:02 - Extending Hospital Services into the Community
00:22:16 - Disconnect in Home Health Awareness
00:23:21 - Partnering with Local Providers
00:25:10 - Surprises and Challenges in Healthcare Industry
00:28:17 - Positive Reception of Hospital at Home Model
00:29:16 - Final Takeaways and Encouragement
00:30:16 - Contact Information and Website
00:30:51 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Self
00:31:35 - Conclusion and Farewell

More About Dr. Jackleen Samuel-Kloes, PT, DPT:

headshot of Jackleen SamuelDr. Jackleen Samuel is the CEO/President of Resilient Healthcare (Plano, TX) and a serial entrepreneur deeply passionate about disrupting traditional healthcare delivery. With over a decade in the industry, she consistently drives growth, innovation, and pursues her mission to make healthcare both convenient and transparent for patients.

Beyond her leadership at Resilient Healthcare, Jackleen's entrepreneurial spirit shines through her diverse ventures. She founded a post-acute rehabilitation company, spearheaded a neurology therapy clinic, and co-owned a physical therapy management firm.

Each endeavor underscores her commitment to elevating patient care through technology and innovative methodologies. As a result, Resilient Healthcare stands as a beacon in the health-tech landscape, delivering unparalleled hospital-at-home services while championing operational excellence and profitability.

A graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Jackleen earned a bachelor's degree in biology, coupled with a tech-centric minor in History, and later pursued a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers.

Her influential role in healthcare has garnered notable recognition, including a feature in Becker's Hospital Review's esteemed "116 Women in Health IT to Know." In addition to this, she serves on the Board for Kick Foundation, offers insights as a thought leader for Forbes, and holds titles as a UBS Fourth Effect and UBS Luminary Fellow.

Outside her professional sphere, Jackleen values her moments outdoors, whether that's a camping trip or a hike with family. She resides in Texas, sharing her home with her husband, four children, and two dogs. A sports aficionado, she holds a special fondness for soccer.

Resources from this Episode:

Resilient healthcare Website

Jackleen on LinkedIn

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Jun 13, 2024

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy discusses concussions from a first-person perspective with Andrew Sendejo, a retired 12-year NFL veteran. Andrew shares his personal experience with concussions from playing football, including several complete knockouts and moments of being "out of it." Tune in to gain insights into the realities of concussions in professional sports and the importance of brain health. He also discusses his latest venture, Braintree Nutrition.

Time Stamps: 

[00:00:23] Concussion history in NFL.

[00:05:27] Dealing with concussions in NFL.

[00:07:57] Concussion symptoms beyond headaches.

[00:14:13] Nutrition in concussion recovery.

[00:17:16] Concussion prevention and communication.

[00:19:58] Playing through injuries in football.

[00:23:01] Mental aspects of football.

[00:28:27] Concussion awareness in sports.

[00:31:01] Life after professional football.

[00:33:18] Transitioning from football to business.

[00:37:39] Brain health and supplements affordability.

[00:42:28] Reading supplement labels importance.

[00:44:47] Playing with more confidence.

More About Andrew:

Andrew Victor Sendejo is a former American football safety. He played college football for the Rice Owls, and was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (UFL) as a free agent in 2010. Sendejo was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, and the Indianapolis Colts.

In the heart of the NFL, amidst roaring crowds and tough games, Andrew Sendejo and his partner at BrainTree Nutrition Scott Solomon had an awakening. The persistent head traumas weren't just their battle—it was a shared struggle among many.

Determined to rewrite this narrative, they birthed BrainTree Nutrition. Here, science meets dedication: neurologist-developed supplements with evidence-backed efficacy. Our pledge? Pure ingredients, no secrets, and a steadfast contribution to Alzheimer's research.

Andrew is also the founder of 4th and 1 Ventures. 

Resources from this Episode:

BrainTree Nutrition

Andrew on Instagram

4th and 1 Ventures

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Jun 6, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, talks with Dr. Evangelos Pappas, PT, PhD, and Andrew Gamble about the importance of utilizing a decision aid for ACL ruptures in children and adolescents as a valuable tool to offer evidence-based information for guiding treatment decisions. The decision aid was developed in accordance with international patient decision aid standards, involving a multidisciplinary team comprising physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, psychology researchers, and decision science experts.

Time Stamps: 

00:00:05 - Introduction and Disclaimer
00:00:28 - Shoutout to Jane Practice Management Software
00:02:15 - Episode Topic Introduction: ACL Rupture and Surgery Decision Aid
00:02:58 - Guest Introductions: Andrew Gamble and Evangelos Pappas
00:05:16 - Importance of the Decision Aid for ACL Ruptures
00:07:09 - Challenges in ACL Research for Children and Adolescents
00:09:09 - Misleading Online Information and the Need for Evidence-Based Resources
00:11:43 - Setting Realistic Expectations for ACL Surgery Outcomes
00:13:06 - Impact of Realistic Expectations on Patient Satisfaction
00:15:10 - Lack of Awareness About Long-Term Risks Post-Surgery
00:17:22 - Development Process of the Decision Aid
00:19:34 - Feedback and Refinement of the Decision Aid
00:21:09 - Importance of Visual Appeal and Graphic Design
00:23:45 - Surprising Insights from Interviews
00:25:17 - Considerations for Concomitant Injuries
00:27:07 - Recent Research and Findings on ACL Treatment Options
00:30:37 - Advice for Physical Therapists on Discussing Treatment Options
00:32:49 - Decision Aid as a Conversation Starter
00:35:02 - Benefits of Prehabilitation Before ACL Surgery
00:36:22 - Importance of Discussing Post-Surgery Expectations and Pain Management
00:37:04 - Accessing the Decision Aid and Related Resources
00:38:23 - Key Takeaways and Psychological Support
00:40:42 - Final Thoughts and Advice for Listeners
00:43:08 - Contact Information for Andrew and Evangelos
00:44:15 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Selves
00:48:15 - Closing Remarks and Thank You

 

More About Dr. Evangelos Pappas, PT, PhD:

Evangelos Pappas (he/him) is currently a Professor and Associate Dean (intoHealth) at the University of Wollongong where he works on the development of the Health and Wellbeing Precinct at the Innovation campus. He teaches in the areas of musculoskeletal biomechanics and anatomy. His research focuses on the aetiology, prevention and treatment of athletic knee injuries. He has published extensively in this area where has utilized biomechanical, epidemiological and clinical approaches to address anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.

 

More About Andrew Gamble:

Andrew is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with 10 years' experience working in private practice and with sporting teams in Sydney, Australia. He is now completing a PhD full-time at The University of Sydney and teaching in the Physiotherapy program. His research focuses on improving access to evidence-based information and decision-making in healthcare.

 

 

Resources from this Episode:

Evangelos on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

ACL Decision Guide

Development of a patient decision aid for children and adolescents following anterior cruciate ligament rupture: an international mixed-methods study

Paper: Online information about the management of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in Australia: A content analysis

 

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