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Health Chats Among Friends

Health Chats Among Friends

By Deidra A Kindred RN, BSN, LNC, FCN, BCPA
Healthcare is a complicated and often intimidating world. During our chats we bring to you industry leaders in healthcare to come and educate the community on the heart of services that they provide. These talks allow us the opportunity for honest, open dialog to increase awareness of resources available, while adding our personal vantage points on the chosen topic of discussion. Thank you for joining us.
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Health Chat with Veronica Shanklin with Dementia Care Warriors
During this episode, I get the honor and pleasure of speaking with Veronica Shanklin of Dementia Care Warriors. Let's hear her story of why she founded this wonderful organization.  Veronica Shanklin has spent the last 8 years as the full-time caregiver for her grandmother and mother, both of whom have Alzheimer’s disease. She has done this while managing a career and becoming a passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s caregivers. In 2019, Veronica founded Dementia Care Warriors, a 501c3 non profit who’s mission is to provide non medical resources and support to dementia caregivers. As a caregiver herself, through her lived experience, Veronica knows first-hand the challenges that caregivers face. As a caregiver advocate she feels a compelling responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless and help caregivers thrive in their role.
22:39
June 27, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Nichole Broadhurst, BCPA
I have the great opportunity to speak with Former Practice Administrator turned Independent Patient Advocate, Nicole Broadhurst. She helps busy and committed professionals gain peace of mind and take control of medical bills in 30 minutes without making a single phone call. As CEO and founder of Tennessee Health Advocates, Nicole's mission is to simplify and clarify the healthcare billing system. As a former healthcare insider, Nicole focuses heavily on the opportunities for improvement within the medical billing process to help her clients achieve peace of mind knowing they are not paying a penny more than they actually owe. Join in as we discuss her journey and learn more about her amazing services. 
23:18
June 20, 2022
Health Chat with Leihla Moore on Pajamas for Seniors
Leihla was born and raised in the DFW area and has an extensive 30 year background in healthcare administration.  In September 2000, her mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease which exposed her to a new culture in healthcare and ultimately paved the path for her passion today.  As a child of Alzheimer’s, she has dedicated her life to being an advocate for people living with the disease, as well as their caregivers. In addition to serving as the 2022 Event Chair for the Arlington Walk to End Alzheimer's, Leihla is currently the Community Resource Director for Carver Heights Assisted Living in Arlington.  She is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Tarrant County Area Gerontological Society, and is a member of Dementia Friendly America (Dallas & Fort Worth Chapters). She is also a member of Dallas Area Gerontological Society, VFW Post 7843 Auxiliary, a Board Member for Dementia Care Warriors, Pajamas for Seniors and resides on the National Advisory Board of Concorde Career College. Her adage with regard to Alzheimer’s is, “We Have To Face To Fight It”.
18:50
June 13, 2022
Health Chat with Mary Catherine Hess with Captel Outreach
In this episode I get the opportunity to speak with Mary Catherine Hess with Captel Outreach. Listen in and find out what is Captel Outreach.  Mary Catherine Hess has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing community for nearly 20 years. With an extensive background in EHDI (Early Hearing Detection & Intervention), Mary Catherine turned her efforts towards helping people of all ages when she joined OEI in 2017. She achieved her MA in Linguistics from Gallaudet University and holds a BS in Communication Disorders. Her professional interests include communication access issues in health care settings, assistive technology and ASL / English interpreting. Mary Catherine is a yogi, pug lover and fan of NPR and folk music.
23:15
June 06, 2022
Health Chat with Levi Malone of Cevitas Senior Living
In this episode I get to chat with my friend Levi Malone. “Levi Malone is an Area Director of Business Development for Civitas Senior Living. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Business  Administration with a minor in Management in 2015 from East Texas Baptist University. Quickly, he found himself launched into the Senior Healthcare Community in Houston working as an Account Manager for a private duty home care company. It was here that he developed his passion for senior healthcare and specifically senior living. He joined the dynamic sales department with Civitas in June of 2019 and it has been incredible ever since. Civitas is a senior living management and ownership company based out of Fort Worth. Levi gets to perform business development for 8 communities on the west side of DFW. His favorite part about his job is educating on senior living and how it has changed over the years.” Join in and learn about his amazing journey as an advocate for seniors.
15:06
May 23, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Lambretta Woolfolk
In this episode I get to speak with the owner of Pure Comfort Spa. Lambretta is a licensed Cosmetologist since 1986, to include three (3) states: Colorado, Georgia and Texas. in addition, she is A Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP) and A Certified Podologist (C.Pod), specializing in foot care. PCSC offer services to athletes, the immune compromised, diabetics, cardiovascular, and the geriatric community. Pure Comfort Spa Clinique LLC is a small business that provides a pediCARE (a therapeutic treatment for your feet) service to anyone in need of feet pampering. This service is Safe, Hygienic and Non-invasive. Our brand is based on Relaxation~Education~Prevention (R.E.P.) in a stress free environment regarding Health and Wellness.
15:58
May 16, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Ruby Shoals RN, Mortgage Protection Insurance
In this episode Ruby Shoals RN, Sue Wallace CSA and myself talk about the importance of Mortage Protection Insurance. What it is and why people need it. Ruby Shoals is from Texarkana, TX and is a retired Registered Nurse. She moved to Fort Worth in 2010 to become an Independent Insurance Agent and a Certified Long Term Care Insurance Specialist. Ruby’s business was created with the desire to be able to “Empower People to Live Well, Build Wealth & Leave A Legacy”. She does this by sitting down with you, listening to your concerns, your hopes and dreams and helping you map out a strategy to reach them. She believes that financial education is one of the keys to a successful future. She works with families and small business owners to develop strategies for improving their finances and planning for the future. Her portfolio of services includes: Living Benefits Life Insurance, Mortgage Protection, Whole Life, Final Expense, Cancer, Heart Attack/Stroke, ICU, Child Whole Life and Long Term Care Insurance. She also provides Legal Shield plans to families and small business owners.
28:25
May 09, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Mitzie Watson RN
Mitzie has more than 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Early in her career she worked at hospitals and medical clinics in the Fort Worth and Houston areas, providing newborn and pediatric care. Several years ago, when she was working at Pediatric Specialists of Plano, she redirected her career to care for her mother who was diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment. Over time her mother digressed to Alzheimer’s, and Mitzie cared for her until she passed away at the end of 2020. With the experience she gained in caring for her family, she started a business called Assisted Living Locators, which provides services for families looking for senior living options for seniors who need a change in where they live and the care they receive.
17:54
May 02, 2022
Health Chat Among Friends with Attorney Bradley Schwartz
In this episode my co-host and I get to learn and talk with Attorney L. Bradley Schwartz founder of Greater National Advocates; a non-profit organization that helps others get access to the world of private patient advocates. Join in and hear his amazing story of turning a tradgic situation into a organzation that helps others in an amazing way. Attorney at L. Bradley Law LLC; President of Greater National Advocates, Inc.- Fighting for Patients, Families, and Advocates
25:46
April 25, 2022
Health Chats Among friend featuring Sue Wallace, CSA
During this episode, I get the pleasure of speaking with Sue Wallace, CSA. Sue was the proud owner operator of Assisted Services for over 26 years and also worked very hard to introduce this new industry to Tarrant County residents and healthcare providers. She is one of the very first owners of an private duty home care back then. During our discussion we will here about her journey and how she continues to be a great icon in the healthcare industry.
45:44
April 18, 2022
Health Chat Among Friends with Cheryce Moss with Blessing Funeral Home
Cheryce Moss has been a dedicated member of the death care community since she was 19 years old. Graduating from San Antonio College Mortuary School under the direction of the Late Felix B Gonzalez Jr., and completed her apprenticeship at Laurel Land Funeral Home Of Fort Worth. Shortly after graduation, with more than ten years of service, her commitment and passion for serving families led to many once in a lifetime opportunities. Cheryce carried her passion and knowledge of the profession to the community of Mansfield, where she currently serves at Blessing Funeral Home under the Lucas Family. She is a member of Texas Funeral Directors Association where she serves on the Education Committee and Emerging Leaders.
24:41
April 11, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends featuring Xavier Sanders with BarbaraCares
During this episode I get the immense pleasure of speaking with Xavier E. Sanders. He is the Founder and Executive Director for the BarbaraCares Foundation, where he serves passionately to ensure social supportive services are made available to breast cancer patients and caregivers throughout the state of Texas; while also advocating for increased mammography screenings for communities at-risk. With a 13-year corporate background in business and marketing, Xavier uses direct appeals and engagement to actively impact the community.. Recently published author (The Other Side of R.E.A.L), Xavier is committed to giving voice to those often marginalized. No stranger to community or service, Xavier is active on several boards locally and nationally. Certified Mediator and proud graduate of Texas Wesleyan University - Fort Worth, TX., with a degree in Psychology. Xavier's mission is to serve where he can and create tangible impact each day of his life. Living purposefully his mother's motto, "Fight, Smile And Fight Some More!"
19:09
April 04, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Rozlyn Neal founder of Captivating Style
In this exciting episode, I get the pleasure of speaking with Rozlyn Neal entrepreneur and founder of Captivating Style. Come learn about this unique business and the founder of Captivating Style. 
15:32
March 28, 2022
Health Chat with Beth Noah--Area Agency on Aging
Today I speak with Beth Noah with Area Agency on Aging. Beth Noah, LMSW (licensed masters social worker) Aging & Disability Resource Center Coordinator. She attends and represents the ADRC at various networking and resource information meetings. Beth represents the ADRC within the community at Information Fairs, networking meetings, Workshops, and other events. Beth is a great resource provider that helps answer calls from Tarrant county residents looking for Long Term Services and Supports for themselves or loved ones. Listen in and learn more about the services they have to offer. 
23:55
March 21, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Heather Gill
Join in as a I speak with Heather Gill and we discuss her platform created for seniors and their loved ones. Texas Elder Care. Heather Gill is a Realtor and Founder of Texas Elder Care.  She lives in Flower Mound, Texas and has a passion for helping people. The elderly community needs all the support and love it can get. Between the pandemic and all the fraud that is aimed at our seniors, I wanted to be a force for good.  I do this by interviewing subject matter experts in their respective fields.   There are so many different things that could come into the picture as we age, and by interviewing the experts, I help fill the knowledge gap.  We don't know what we don't know until we have a need.  And even then, we may not know exactly how to get the answers we are looking for. This is why I created Texas Elder Care.
17:18
March 14, 2022
Health Chat with Dr. Michelle Rankin of Right At Home
Today I get the honor of speaking with Dr. Michelle Rankin owner of Right at Home. Listen in and learn about her great company and how they serve seniors. 
26:35
March 07, 2022
Health Chats with Katrina Taylor of Care Patrol
In this episode, we are learning about Katrina Taylor and her company Care Patrol. Katrina considers herself having a heart for helping seniors and their families as they navigate the oftentimes challenging process of finding the best possible senior living scenarios.  She carefully evaluates all of her client's needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as:  Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care. Katrina went through the same daunting experience recently when she helped find care for a family member in Fort Worth.  This experience gave her the passion that she has today to help families.
19:55
February 28, 2022
Chat with Michelle Appling with Century 21
In this episode we get the chance to learn about Michelle Appling with Century 21. She has spent 8 1/2 years in the senior housing market, it was a natural transition into real estate specializing in helping seniors downsize and find retirement living. Moving can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you have lived in a home for 30+ years. When working with a senior or helping a family sell real estate after the death of a loved one, Michelle brings a myriad of experience and resources to her clients. Some of her resources include: estate planning attorney, handyman, staging, estate sale company, collectible assets broker/buyer.
21:06
February 21, 2022
HCAF with Karen Curtiss founder of The Care Partner Project
In this exciting episode we get the opportunity to speak with Karen Curtiss founder of The Care Partner Project. Karen has led the Care Partner Project since 2009 as her way to transform her own family’s grief into good. She left a consulting career in consumer research for Fortune 500 companies to  study where gaps in care occur and best practices to prevent them, which has resulted in the Care Partner Project‘s array of tools. Karen is a frequent speaker, co-chairs the Falls Work Group for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation  and serves on an advisory board at Harvard Medical School.  She is also a member of HPESS at the Dartmouth Institute.  
23:29
February 14, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Ron Nevelow, LMSW
Listen in as we speak with Ron Nevelow, LMSW about his amazing company. Ron Nevelow is a licensed clinical social worker and certified dementia practitioner that co-founded Inspire Senior Care in February, 2017. Inspire is a mental health practice providing professional emotional support, mental health counseling, and a 1 on 1 brain fitness program to independent, assisted and memory care senior communities across this nation. Ron is a native Dallasite that has been in the mental health field for over 28 years. He is married, has three adult children, and loves singing with his band Side Gig and playing pickleball.
29:23
February 07, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with Nicole Blais of Goshenite Senior Services.
Nicole Blais is the Founder/CEO of Goshenite Seniors Services. Nicole comes from a health care arena and not for profit background. She has always enjoyed helping others and contributing to her community in a positive way. She has many services available for seniors in the Canada and will be expanding her services to the US soon. 
26:57
January 31, 2022
Health Chat with Charlotte Canion co-author of Sparks
I get the immense pleasure of speaking with Charlotte Canion again. Charlotte has been published in many magazines and several of her works are part of the Who’s Who in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  Charlotte’s first book: “You Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying/How To Parent Your Parents” was awarded the BEST SELF-HELP BOOK of 2018 by the Texas Authors Association, which led to her interview on GOOD MORNING TEXAS. Charlotte just won a National Award for “Author of the Year” by IAOTP. She has written several stories that are part of “Short Stories by Texas Authors” for 2018 & 2019 and these books are in over 1,000 Libraries in the State of Texas. Now co-author of Sparks: Ignite Your Way to Success. 
15:36
January 24, 2022
Health Chat with Felicia Tucker of Refresh U
Today I get the honor of speaking with Felicia Tucker of Refresh U. Felicia Tucker is an educator, writer, blogger, and businesswoman. She has authored 3 books and is currently a principal at an elementary school. Felicia’s latest project is the Refresh Towel. She saw a need and created a feminine product that all women will appreciate. Join in tonight as we talk about this amazing new product.
13:51
January 17, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends with David Slider
Join in as I have the pleasure of speaking with David Slider who is a Patient Care Coordinator for TOPS, short for Texas Orthotic Prosthetic Services.  He got involved in this industry after having his leg amputated after trying to save it for 2 and 1/2 years.  He originally became a technician and he loved the fabrication and hands on.  But he knew with his sales background and personality that he could do and help so many more people if he could communicate with them directly.  He was lucky enough to land this role with TOPS and have loved all the great connections he has made in doing so!
25:33
January 10, 2022
Health Chats with John and Ingrid Sullivan
In our first episode for 2022 I get the pleasure of speaking with a power couple. Ingrid and John Sullivan have worked in the real estate industry for more than 30 years. Through their experiences helping their own parents move, they came to realize that there was a great void in the industry and began concentrating their efforts toward helping Boomers and Seniors with downsizing and rightsizing moves. The Sullivan's have invest much time and training in becoming experts in senior real estate. They have been certified Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) by the National Association of Realtors and have also achieved the prestigious Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) designation from the Senior Real Estate Institute. Join me as we discuss what this couple does for the communities they serve. 
26:29
January 03, 2022
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Dr. Kenyon Godwin
Join in as we get the amazing opportunity to speak with Dr. Kenyon Godwin. Dr. Kenyon Godwin, is a Chiropractor and owner of the award-winning Active Family Wellness Center. Dr. Godwin is originally from Whitesville, Virginia located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Kenyon served 8 years in the US Air Force as a medical laboratory technician supporting peace and wartime missions. Dr. Godwin earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University in 2010 and his bachelor’s from Wayland Baptist University in 2007. Recognition includes: 2016 Veteran-owned Small Business of the Year, Arlington’s Favorite Chiropractor Reader’s Choice Award 2014-2019, Patient’s Choice Award 2015, and Delta Sigma Theta Community Leader in Health & Wellness in 2013. Dr. Godwin currently serves on the: Arlington Chamber of Commerce Executive Board (Chair-Elect), Center for Transforming Lives Board and Koinonia Christian Church Core Leadership Team. Dr. Godwin is loved and supported by his wife Courtney of 21 years and their three daughters.
31:30
December 30, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Fran Babashak
In this episode I get the opportunity to speak with an amazing fellow advocate. She will share her story on how her products helped enhance the life of her father during his healthcare journey. Listen in.  Fran Babashak is a Healthy Living Advocate, passionate about helping people make informed decisions about being proactive in their health and wellness. As an Independent Consultant with Arbonne and a servant leader approaching 60, she hopes to help as many others as possible do the same. It’s never too late to feel your best! 
23:34
December 16, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Valerie Kelso of Purple Light & Touch
In this episode I speak with Valerie Kelso of Purple Light & Touch. Valerie Kelso is known as the woman with a big heart. From a young girl, she knew she was born to make a difference. Her mother and father taught her the art of selflessness and loving others unconditionally. Her Parents are from the Island of Jamaica. Valerie and her 11 siblings were born in England. In 2011 she moved from England to Fort Worth, Texas. Valerie who had severe lower back and shoulder pain realized that if physical pain could be healed, then emotional pain through love and touch can also be healed. Valerie’s passion stems from her own demons of domestic violence, bullying, teen pregnancy, and low self-esteem issues. Her goal is to reach out to hurting women and teen girls. Valerie realized that if you have had any trauma in your life and you do not get the healing the body requires, it breaks down the immune system and cancer cells can be ignited.
20:20
December 09, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Vicki Niedermayer with Helping Restore Ability
This is such an amazing services. Join in as I speak with Helping Restore Ability CEO. Vicki Niedermayer has 42 years of experience serving people with disabilities, the last 19 years as CEO of Helping Restore Ability. At MHMR of Tarrant County she rose from direct care provider to clinical director. She served as the Executive Director at Bethphage in Dallas and also as a leader in foster and supportive employment opportunities through the Lena Pope Home. She is a board-certified behavior analyst, volunteering her time on local and statewide task forces and boards of directors to ensure fair and equal opportunities for those with disabilities and has been awarded numerous honors recognizing these efforts.
26:40
December 02, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. Erin Ellis
Join in as I speak with Dr. Erin Ellis about Neuropathic Medicine. Dr. Erin Ellis is a Naturopathic Doctor located in Gilbert, AZ.  She became a ND after a cancer diagnosis in 2010 which was the turning point in her life and prompted her to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor.  Today, Dr. Ellis empowers women to be their best versions by balancing their hormones, addressing their period problems and helping them get to the root cause of their fatigue so they can get all the things done on their to-do list.  For more information, visit her website at hopenaturalhealth.com.
24:16
November 25, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Lottie Everett NP
During this episode I get the pleasure and benefit of learning from Lottie Everett NP about her practice Absolute Primary Care House Calls.  Lottie's been a nurse for 23 years and has 3 years as a family nurse practitioner.  She's worked in various areas of healthcare from the hospital to home health.  This knowledge, especially case management, is integrated into Absolute Primary Care House Calls. Absolute Primary Care House Calls was established July 2020 to help service the medically underserved community.  Their passion is to help patients keep from falling through the cracks of the healthcare industry.
29:14
November 18, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Adrianne Coward
Join in as I speak with a fellow patient advocate, friend and nurse about "The Passion of Patient Advocates". Please meet Adrianne Coward, RN.  In 2005, three of her maternal aunts were diagnosed with terminal breast cancer at the same time. Compelled to assist her aunts with fighting this disease, she became their Patient Advocate, assisting each aunt with all aspects of their healthcare needs. From accompanying them to doctors’ appointments, getting them essential medical equipment, coordinating home healthcare, and other tasks that required her to utilize her clinical expertise of the healthcare system; She was able to ensure all of their medical needs were met on a daily basis. Moreover, she stood firm in her commitment to helping each aunt maintain strong family bonds with their children, which eased the emotional strain that comes with such care. Andrianne is the founder of Monarch Patient Advocates.
37:22
November 11, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. TJ Patel
Join in as I speak with my friend Dr. TJ Patel about his new app that is going to simplify health care.  Dr. Patel is a  Physical Therapist by training and technology entrepreneur by heart. He is passionate about senior healthcare with over a decade of exclusive experience in post-acute health care. He is singularly focused on achieving superior clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with least possible cost. His goal is to thrive thinking outside the box for best, long-lasting and cost-effective patient care by efficiently utilizing my skills, knowledge, experience, and resources helping patients, families and enabling healthcare professionals delivering high-quality care to the community. He strongly believes “Either you win or learn” So let's Learn with him.
34:48
November 04, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Mike Del Toro
Tonight I am chatting with Michael Del Toro and discussing an new alternative to retirement. The Five Diamond Club which is offering a new way of retiring: living on vacation permanently, in resorts and cruises around the World!  This exciting, care-free, stress-free, work-free, lifestyle will cost you less than many nursing homes and assisted living centers, and includes all your expenses!  Explore your options at www.LiveAtResorts.com or www.LiveOnCruises.com  For those not ready to live permanently on vacations, we also offer an average of 65% savings on all your vacations worldwide with a very affordable subscription at www.FiveDiamondClub.com.
28:09
October 28, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. Melissa Oden
Join us as we speak with Dr. Melissa Oden for a second time on "Women and Stress". Dr. Melissa Oden is a Fort Worth, Texas native who earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Texas Wesleyan University in 1997. Dr. Oden has been practicing social work for 19 years and a practicing health educator for 14 years. Her work experience ranges from social work in hospital and long-term care settings, to teaching and public health education and community practice, to professional development training and project management for applied social research projects. Her current fieldwork focuses on and Emergency Management and Disaster Planning. She is currently CEO of DMO Enterprises LLC, a public health project management and health education company.
25:11
October 21, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Carol Rubino
In this special episode we are chatting with Carol Rubino. Carol has an amazing track record we will be talking about her work with the Keller Community Senior Fund. Carol has worked in designing and conducting customized training programs, seminars, workshops and conferences in organization, staff development, parent education, child development, program implementation and strategic planning, for businesses, industry, institutions of higher education, schools parents and community groups and non-profit organizations and their boards. Former Consultant for LifeCare, Inc. and the American School Health Association.
30:56
October 18, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Attorney Irnise Williams
Today we get the pleasure of speaking with Nurse Attorney Irnise Williams. Irnise is an experienced nurse and attorney that works with organizations to create systemic change. As a Prosci Change Management Expert, she uses this process to break down the goals of the organization and create sustainable and cost-effective plans of action. Additionally, her trainings allow executives, leaders, and other stakeholders to manage their fear of change, expand their perspective, discover opportunities, and utilize present resources to get to the intended goal.
28:56
October 14, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends featuring Carol Rubino
In this special episode 
30:56
October 12, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Author Crystal Webster
She's BAAAACK. Tune in as we speak with Crystal Webster and talk about her new book. "Confessions of a Griever" Crystal Webster is the Founder of Sharing Solace, Author of ‘Confessions of a Griever’, speaker, entrepreneur, and most importantly she is Madelyn Elizabeth Webster’s mama. When Madelyn died in Crystal’s arms just after she was born, she wanted to die too. It took her years to learn to live again – mostly because she realized her Madelyn wouldn’t want her to live the rest of her life waiting to die. Sharing Solace was founded from that love and hope: to help grievers grieve and lovers love their griever through patented, tangible gifts wrapped in a meaningful community of support and strength so you can always ‘Remember. You’re not alone.’
20:49
October 07, 2021
Health Chat with Tom Basey
Join us this week as I talk with my friend Tom Basey and he is discussing Medicare. Tom worked for 15 years at Motorola in Ft Worth as an Engineer and Project Manager.  He then spent 7 years in the Medical Device industry, including 3 years at Abbott Labs.  He specializes in Medicare Supplements, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage plans. He was first a customer of supplemental insurance, purchasing a Cancer Policy that covered him, his wife and his son (until he turns 26). Later, someone came to his home and enrolled his Mother-in-law in a Medicare Advantage plan.  Since he was already in the industry, they approached him about serving the Medicare market as well. Since 2018, he is an independent Insurance Broker for Health Insurance solutions, appointed with multiple carriers.
18:20
October 01, 2021
Health Chats Amoung Friends with Dr. Adrian Cantu
Join in as I chat with Dr. Adrian Cantu about his individualized physical therapy services. Dr. Adrian Cantu, physical therapist and CEO of ACE Physio & Performance, PLLC, specializes in returning everyday athletes to their active lives without pain medication, injections, or surgery. Dr. Cantu is Fellowship trained through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration and is currently pursuing his Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. While Dr. Cantu is not working in his practice, he works with Texas Ballet Theater as a contract physical therapist, volunteers as a Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and volunteers with the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cantu enjoys bowling, learning to play golf, and spending time with his wife.
25:37
September 30, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Ruby Shoals--Supplemental Health Insurance
In this episode I get to talk with Ruby Shoals a second time about Supplemental Health Insurance. Ruby Shoals is from Texarkana, TX and is a retired Registered Nurse. She moved to Fort Worth in 2010 to become an Independent Insurance Agent and a Certified Long Term Care Insurance Specialist. Ruby’s business was created with the desire to be able to “Empower People to Live Well, Build Wealth & Leave A Legacy”. She does this by sitting down with you, listening to your concerns, your hopes and dreams and helping you map out a strategy to reach them. She believes that financial education is one of the keys to a successful future. She works with families and small business owners to develop strategies for improving their finances and planning for the future. Her portfolio of services includes: Living Benefits Life Insurance, Mortgage Protection, Whole Life, Final Expense, Cancer, Heart Attack/Stroke, ICU, Child Whole Life and Long Term Care Insurance. She also provides Legal Shield plans to families and small business owners.
28:13
September 23, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Alzheimer's Walk 2021 volunteers.
Here's another great chat on the Alzheimer's Association and upcoming walk.
24:58
September 17, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Alzheimer's Walk 2021 volunteers.
Join in as I speak with 3 amazing volunteers for the upcoming Alzheimer's Walk.
26:01
September 16, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Carol Hayes with Placing Russell
Listen in on the conversation as I chat with my friend Carol Hayes with Placing Russell and how they serve the community.  Carol Hayes, founder of Placing Russell. Originally from Pensacola, Florida and moved to Texas with her family in 1986. She has 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, with the last 6 of those owning and operating Placing Russell.  Her experience is versed across the healthcare spectrum, from pharmacy to nursing homes, to state and federal benefits. Her passion comes from her experience with her father and it turned into serving and educating the community on non-medical and medical options and benefits. She believes the best thing you can do for seniors or disabled adults who needs help with living options or benefits, is educate them on how to get the services they need and connect them directly. Her goal is to provide exceptional services to our local communities to help find and obtain the services they need. She enjoys spending time with her family, who she is close with and she absolutely loves her dog babies.
24:55
September 09, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Erica Williams
Tips when hiring a estate sale company. Erica and I will discuss what is an estate sale company and what you need to consider when hiring one. This is the second time I get the opportunity to learn and talk with Erica and it was amazingly informative. Erica Williams, the founder of Count It All Joy Estate Sales, worked for a non-profit for several years but became burned out. Motivated by the presence of female entrepreneurs, she made the decision to complete her Master's degree and soon after decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship. After attending an estate sale, Mrs. Williams determined that she too could find success in the estate sales industry. As a result, January 2010, Count It All Joy Estate Sales was born.
29:59
September 02, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Brent Bousquet with In Good Hands BLS
Listen in as my friend Brent Bousquet and I discuss the importance of EVERYONE learning basic CPR. Brent was hired by the Arlington Fire Department, at age 18, as a Firefighter/Advanced-Emergency Medical Technician where he’s spent the last 7 years at one of the busiest fire stations in the nation, running over 7,000 calls per year. Most of these calls were medical emergencies such as Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Trauma, Anaphylaxis, Strokes, and Seizures of all ages and demographics. Brent is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a related field to further his career and achieve other goals outside of the Fire Department, including the development of In Good Hands BLS. He has a passion to help others in need, and a strong sense of dedication to teach medical providers and the public the same skill sets he required throughout his career. By using real experience learned from the field, he plans to teach his students the correct way to use their acquired skill sets in real life scenarios, not just the classroom.
35:14
August 26, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring---Tanya Conovaloff with JDRF
Join in as my friend Tanya Conovaloff with JDRF talk about Type 1 Diabetes and what JDRF does for the community. Tanya has been the Community Engagement Manager at JDRF North TX and Oklahoma Chapter for over seven years. JDRF is the world’s leader in funding research to treat, prevent and cure type 1 diabetes. Tanya has been living with type 1 diabetes herself since she was nine, so this is her dream job to help support others through this journey. She lives in Dallas on the SMU campus with her partner and two cats Myrna and Marcel.
26:24
August 19, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends featuring--Janet Standifer a Dementia Consultant
In this episode Janet and I discuss how she helps people learn and cope with dementia. J Standifer Consulting, LLC - Dementia in Perspective was officially established on April 18, 2018. The mission of the company is to increase awareness about dementia in the community by providing education and training with families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and with businesses who provide direct services to those living with dementia.   Janet is a licensed , board certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a master's degree of 39 years who obtained multiple certifications to include Teepa's Snow Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer and Certified Independent Consultant, Certified Virtual Dementia Tour Trainer, and Certified Dementia Care Specialist. Janet conducts group workshops at your business and is available for private consultations in the home and through an audio-visual platform.
25:59
August 12, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Leah Wingard with Care and Prepare
Join us Leah Wingard and I discuss what is Care and Prepare and their mission. Leah is a native of Fort Worth. She knew early in life that she was a helper, so she has been in the Healthcare industry for 20 years. The bulk of her career was with Cook Children’s as a liaison to physicians and the community representing their centers of excellence. Leah has been with Care & Prepare for 3 years. As their Executive Director. Care & Prepare engages individuals, both healthy and facing illness, in a proactive dialogue around Advance Care Planning to ensure that their wishes for end-of-life are clear and honored. She mainly helps behind the scenes garnering support for their mission which is for “All people to live well All their days”. Care & Prepare does this by stimulating End of Life care conversations through educational events like this one. One of her Greatest achievement was Spearheading an 18-month physician education program sharing Cook Children's cancer research. Their team radically changed referral patterns, which impacted survival rates of high-risk pediatric patients.
28:57
August 05, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Kevin Jones with Brightstar Care
In this episode I get the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Jones of Brightstar Care. We discuss what makes them stand out and how they are serving the community. Kevin Jones is the co-owner of BrightStar Care of Flower Mound, a home health and senior care agency that serves southern Denton county.  He is also a Certified Senior Advisor, and enjoys assisting with issues that specifically pertain to seniors, their health and their wellbeing.
20:25
July 29, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Alzheimer's Walk 2021 volunteers.
Join in as I speak with 3 amazing volunteers for the upcoming Alzheimer's Walk.
26:01
July 23, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Liia Harmon with Dispatch Health
Join in as Liia Harmon and I discuss a wonderful service that has come to our Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex provided by Dispatch Health that is very useful, especially in our season of Covid 19. Liia Harmon is over Market Operations for DispatchHealth in the Fort Worth, Texas market. DispatchHealth is a mobile urgent care able to come to you in the comfort of your home 365 days/year. We are in network for most commercial insurance and all Medicare including Advantage Plans and supplements. We can see anyone over the age of 3 months and we can give an IV, write prescriptions, test and treat for the flu, strep, Covid 19, and UTI and so much more! DispatchHealth.com/DFW
20:13
July 22, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends-Featuring Michelle Routhenstein with Entirely Nourished
Join my friend Michelle Routhenstein and I was we discuss the importance of heart health. Michelle Routhenstein is a Preventive Cardiology Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who specializes in heart disease management and prevention. She is the owner of Entirely Nourished, a thriving nutrition counseling and consulting private practice, based in New York City and virtually. She has a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition and completed her nutrition training residency at New York University. She has over 10 years of experience counseling individuals and families on chronic disease prevention and management through personalized, science based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. To contact Michelle, you can visit her at www.entirelynourished.com, or on Instagram at Heart.Health.Nutritionist. She recently published a cookbook called the Truly Easy Heart Healthy Cookbook, which is available on Amazon here.
24:45
July 15, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring --Dr. Veronica Sites (Part 2)
Join us as my friend Dr. Veronica Sites and I continue the discussion on The Stewardship of the Mind. Dr. Veronica Sites is a Doctorate of Ministry in Crisis Response and Suicide Prevention. She serves as a critical incident first responder and frontline crisis chaplain assisting other responders and civilians during and through traumatic incidents. Her many years of field experience and education are derived from certifications in behavioral studies of mental health, degrees in theology, and more certifications in leadership and personal development. She a life learner and voice of advocacy for the Stewardship of Wellness and Stewardship of Mind. Trauma-Informed Care and immense compassion drive her passion to equip and empower others.
30:33
July 08, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Dr. Veronica Sites (Part 1)
Join us as my friend Dr. Veronica Sites and I discuss The Stewardship of Wellness. Dr. Veronica Sites is a Doctorate of Ministry in Crisis Response and Suicide Prevention. She serves as a critical incident first responder and frontline crisis chaplain assisting other responders and civilians during and through traumatic incidents. Her many years of field experience and education are derived from certifications in behavioral studies of mental health, degrees in theology, and more certifications in leadership and personal development. She a life learner and voice of advocacy for the Stewardship of Wellness and Stewardship of Mind. Trauma-Informed Care and immense compassion drive her passion to equip and empower others.
46:40
July 01, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Tom Basey
Join us this week as I talk with my friend Tom Basey and he is discussing the importance of  Cancer Care Protection. Tom worked for 15 years at Motorola in Ft Worth as an Engineer and Project Manager.  He then spent 7 years in the Medical Device industry, including 3 years at Abbott Labs. He was first a customer of supplemental insurance, purchasing a Cancer Policy that covered him, his wife and his son (until he turns 26). Later, someone came to his home and enrolled his Mother-in-law in a Medicare Advantage plan.  Since he was already in the industry, they approached him about serving the Medicare market as well.
20:13
June 24, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Patricia Daiker RN with BetterDiabetesLife
We welcome Patricia Daiker,  She is a registered nurse, board certified nurse coach specializing in Diabetes and author of the online eCourse "Better Diabetes Life".  She has been an RN for 35 years, practicing bedside at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for 15 years - Primarily in the Emergency Department and credentialed as a Certified Emergency Nurse.  It was during this time she developed Type 1 Diabetes, likely related to a viral illness from a patient.  She also has over 17 years as an executive in Healthcare IT and  is Board Certified in Informatics Nursing.   She currently is the CEO and founder of Dragonfly Lights, a company whose mission is to deliver support and services to people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses who are experiencing the psychosocial burden, we know as "burnout".
23:12
June 17, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Heather Bucknell
Have you heard about VA Pensions? Join in as my friend Heather Bucknell and I discuss the perks and requirements for this wonderful benefit. Heather Bucknell is the Marketing Director for Clifton Coufal Law Firm. Since joining the firm in 2018, she has the privilege of caring for families and providing vital assistance for the senior community and veterans. Being the granddaughter and daughter of veterans, Heather has a deep respect and appreciation for those who have served. She loves traveling, the four seasons (having grown up in the Midwest), serving at church and being a twin.  
17:24
June 10, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Naomi Jones RN
Naomi D. Jones MS, RN, CRNI, is a Registered Nurse, Certified Life Success Coach, Mentor, Author and Inspirational Speaker. She is living her dream and has developed coaching programs in Personal and Leadership Development, Career Management for nurses, entrepreneurs and anyone who seeks to live the life of an eagle. Join in as we discuss strategies to keep the moral up as a nurse working in this current environment. 
38:49
June 03, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Leihla Moore with Oxford Glen Memory Care
Join us as we discuss her many roles as a health advocate in our community. Leihla was born and raised in the DFW area and has an extensive background of 30 years of healthcare administration. In September 2000, her mother was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease which exposed her to a new culture in healthcare and ultimately paved the path for her passion today. As a child of Alzheimer’s, she has dedicated her life to being an advocate for people living with the disease, as well as their caregivers. Leihla is currently the Community Sales Director for Oxford Memory Care Residence in Grand Prairie, an active member of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, Dallas Chapter - Alzheimer’s Association - The Longest Day Committee Member, North Texas Chapter - Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Walk Chair – The Walk To End Alzheimer’s Arlington/Mansfield, Tarrant County Area Gerontological Society Scholarship Committee, AWARE Executive Committee for Membership, Tarrant County Local Elder Assistance Partners (LEAP) Member and active with Dementia Friendly America (Dallas & Fort Worth Chapters). She is also a member of Dallas Area Gerontological Society and the Charleton Methodist Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Her adage with regard to Alzheimer’s is, “We Have to Face It to Fight It.”
32:39
May 27, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--James Jackson with TeamLogic IT
On this episode join us as we speak about Identity Theft in Healthcare. James Jackson is a co-founder & CEO, of TeamLogic IT of Irving. James has been in IT over 16 years working with several fortune 500 companies supporting their applications and IT infrastructures. James goals and visions for TeamLogic IT of Irving are to become a resource to the Dallas-Fort Worth community by providing affordable technology solutions to small and midsize businesses.
21:15
May 20, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Dr. Delane Vaughn, Diabetes Educator
Join in as my friend Dr.  Delane Vaughn and I talk about her amazing platform for people suffering from Diabetes. DelaneMD.  She is a board-certified family medicine doctor with over 25-years of experience in health care.  She believes that prevention of chronic conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, is fundamental to having a good quality of life. Today, as a certified life coach, she is helping clients reverse diabetes naturally without medication. She helps clients live happier, healthier and more natural lives. Through the science of medicine,  she challenges fixed beliefs, and provides guidance and education. Through the tools and techniques of life coaching,  she helps clients make better decisions and live in a way that serves their health. She states she is finally fulfilling her purpose of helping people achieve a better quality of life through prevention of disease.
26:39
May 13, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Crystal Webster with Sharing Solace
Join in as we chat about her fabulous new company Sharing Solace. Crystal Webster is the Founder of Sharing Solace, Author of ‘Confessions of a Griever’, speaker, entrepreneur, and most importantly she is Madelyn Elizabeth Webster’s mama. When Madelyn died in Crystal’s arms just after she was born, she wanted to die too. It took her years to learn to live again – mostly because she realized her Madelyn wouldn’t want her to live the rest of her life waiting to die. Sharing Solace was founded from that love and hope: to help grievers grieve and lovers love their griever through patented, tangible gifts wrapped in a meaningful community of support and strength so you can always ‘Remember. You’re not alone.’
20:02
May 06, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Erica Williams with Count It All Joy Estates
Join us this week as my friend Erica Williams and I discuss her amazing company Count It All Joy Estates. Erica Williams, the founder of Count It All Joy Estate Sales, worked for a non-profit for several years but became burned out. Motivated by the presence of female entrepreneurs, she made the decision to complete her Master's degree and soon after decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship. After attending an estate sale, Mrs. Williams determined that she too could find success in the estate sales industry. As a result, January 2010, Count It All Joy Estate Sales was born.
21:17
April 29, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Alma Garcia
In this week's episode, Alma and I talk about the "caregiver daughter" perspective in caring for family members. In 2012, Alma’s mom began her journey with dementia requiring 24/7 care in her home. It has been a long, loving journey for Alma’s family … teaching them to stick together during tough times. Alma and her five siblings dedicated themselves to caring for their mom (physically and financially).  And, while the journey wasn’t easy, they were honored to provide her with the love, comfort, peace and dignity she deserved. Alma lost her mom on July 28, 2019.
31:44
April 22, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring --Cheryl Gray with ArcPoint Labs Southwest
Join us this week as I chat with my friend Cheryl about Covid testing Cheryl is a veteran of the US Army with 35 years of experience in the Medical Field.  She sold her original business of 15 years to a nationwide company and purchased the ARCpoint Labs Southwest Fort Worth franchise in December of 2018.  They have grown exponentially during the pandemic and are advancing to provide same day laboratory results to our community.
17:23
April 15, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Dave Raschio with Abiding Joy Residential Care Home
In this week's my friend Dave Raschio talk about his residential care home and the difference he and his wife make in the lives of the residents they serve. Dave Raschio, along with his wife, Karen, a registered nurse, owns and operates Abiding Joy Residential Care Home in Arlington, Texas.  Dave graduated from the University of Oregon and completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Portland State University.   Prior to starting Abiding Joy, Dave worked as an Executive Director for Brookdale Senior Living and Concepts in Community Living.  Dave has completed the LeadingAge Oregon leadership development program, and has successfully improved survey results in every community he has led.  Dave enjoys hunting, fishing, and reading.
28:57
April 08, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Attorney Clifton Coufal
Join us this week as Attorney Clifton Coufal and I discuss the differences between a Medical Power of Attorney vs. A Durable Power of Attorney. We are so honored to have Clifton chat with us. Clifton Coufal is a elder law attorney and he is  passionate about helping to protect families. He desires to aid the elder community in preserving and protecting what is already theirs as well as giving them the advice they need in getting their rightfully earned benefits, whether it be VA benefits or Medicaid benefits. He strives to get his clients all that they deserve. The holistic planning strategies that he utilizes creates peace of mind for his clients in knowing that they have made strong preparations for their future: whether they become disabled, require skilled nursing care, or to protect their assets to ensure a legacy for the next generation. 
24:58
April 01, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Deanna Blair
In this week's episode, my good friend Deanna Blair and I discuss the positive things that have evolved from this year in the brink of Covid19. Deanna is a Certified Life Coach, Speaker, Writer and Mental Health Facilitator. 
30:28
March 25, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends--Featuring Sandra Barron
Join in as I chat with my friend Sandra Barron. Sandra is a financial advisor and her goal is to help empower women to take charge of their financial freedom through education.
26:44
March 18, 2021
Health Chats Among Among Friends--Featuring Karen Mitchell
In this week's episode, my friend Karen and I discuss the services her company provides and benefits of having a senior assisted living locator. Karen began her career in non-clinical healthcare leadership roles in West Texas.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas Permian Basin, she spent 25+ years in leadership roles for hospitals, rehab hospital, and large physician practices.  For the next 2 years, Karen was a healthcare revenue cycle consultant and then spent 7 years as a Vice President in client relations.  Prior to starting her Assisted Living Locators business, she served as the Business Director for a retirement community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care accommodations.
19:18
March 11, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends featuring Cancer Care Services
Join in tonight as I speak with two good friends from Cancer Care Services. Carlene King and James Earl. Cancer Care Services a non-profit organization focuses on supporting cancer care patients, caring for caregivers and empowering survivors by guiding our clients to CONNECT, COPE, and THRIVE during their journey with cancer.
21:36
March 04, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Amy Holcomb RN
 If you are a nurse and every thought about switching fields from the hospital to home health, join in this week's episode. As my nurse friend Amy Holcomb RN and I talk about the love we have for home health care. #lovenursing
18:53
February 25, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. Melissa Oden
Join my friend Melissa Oden and I as we discuss women and stress. Dr. Melissa Oden is a Fort Worth, Texas native who earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Texas Wesleyan University in 1997. Dr. Oden has been practicing social work for 19 years and a practicing health educator for 14 years. Her work experience ranges from social work in hospital and long-term care settings, to teaching and public health education and community practice, to professional development training and project management for applied social research projects. Her current fieldwork focuses on and Emergency Management and Disaster Planning. She is currently CEO of DMO Enterprises LLC, a public health project management and health education company.
27:32
February 18, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring--Jamie Cobb with James L West Alzheimer's Center
Join in as Jamie and I talk about Alzheimer's disease and the caregiver. Jaime Cobb, certified Alzheimer’s Educator, is the Vice President of Dementia & Caregiver Education at James L. West Center for Dementia Care. Since Jaime has been at the West Center, she has developed and implemented a variety of innovative programs that focus on enhancing the quality of life for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These programs have been proven beneficial for professional and lay care partners. Jaime is a Certified Independent Positive Approach to Care™ Trainer and Consultant, and a Master Trainer for Dementia Live®, Compassionate Touch™ programs, Dealing with Dementia, and the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers™. 
18:58
February 11, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Deborah Jackson RN
Join us as we discuss the benefits of CBD/ Hemp in healthcare. 
14:44
February 04, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring Ashley Austin-Hill
Join in as we discuss the benefits of Residential Care homes, what you should look for when searching out one for your loved one.  Ashley Austin-Hill is a native Dallasite, reared in Oak Cliff. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and Masters in Human Services from Walden University. She is the principal compliance consultant for Real Organized Advocacy. Real Organized Advocacy is the resource for residential home care owners to get started and sustain their homes.
29:44
January 28, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Ken Wimberly
This week during our talk Ken and I discuss his unique way to leave a legacy for your family. Ken Wimberly is the founder and visionary behind Legacy of Love, LLC. He is married to his soulmate, Amber, and has three children, Grace, Knox, and Kai. Ken is a bit of a serial entrepreneur. He has over 15 different streams of income from real estate investments, operating businesses, coaching services, and oil & gas holdings.  Ken treasures time spent in nature, particularly on Texas hill country ranches. He is an avid athlete who loves adventure races, hiking, and running.
19:30
January 21, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Patti Williams
Join us as we discuss the benefits of having a personal Senior Living Advisor on your side. My friend Patti Williams is the owner of Ruby Care's Senior Living Advisors. help Dallas/Fort Worth seniors and their families find the most appropriate living options, making life transitions easier for seniors and their children.  We serve as your advocate and our complimentary services help seniors make informed decisions.  We make the process smoother and increase peace of mind by assisting families in finding the perfect living community for their loved ones.
19:41
January 14, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Lesley Hauck
This week episode features my friend Lesley Hauck. Join us as we talk about her new app for medication management. Lesley Hauck, MSN, RN, comes to United Medical Equipment Business Solutions Network, Inc. as one of the Co-Founders, Secretary/Treasurer and Director of Nurses. She brings to the table invaluable medical knowledge from her 10+ years’ experience as a Cardiovascular Critical Care Nurse, Nursing Supervisor and Preceptor serving on America’s healthcare frontlines. Lesley’s sincere and straightforward ambition for UME is to bring patient safety to the forefront. Whether it is through UME’s innovative and proprietary Medication Management App, PPE distribution or working diligently to make sure our seniors and veterans are placed in the proper facilities through the right referral resource.
23:29
January 07, 2021
Health Chats Among Friends with Charlotte Canion
Join us this week as Charlotte and I talk about her self help books for the healthcare world. Charlotte has been published in many magazines and several of her works are part of the Who’s Who in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  Charlotte’s first book: “You Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying/How To Parent Your Parents” was awarded the BEST SELF-HELP BOOK of 2018 by the Texas Authors Association, which led to her interview on GOOD MORNING TEXAS. Charlotte just won a National Award for “Author of the Year” by IAOTP. She has written several stories that are part of “Short Stories by Texas Authors” for 2018 & 2019 and these books are in over 1,000 Libraries in the State of Texas. 
29:07
December 17, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring --Jacqueline Ensley
This week my good friend Jacqueline Ensley of Healing Hands Comfort Care and I talk about keeping the human touch in healthcare. Jacqueline Ensley has a commission and passion to love all people, particularly our aging population. Her desire and purpose is to provide care and give voice to this community when their body and mind is declining due to acute and chronic diseases. Jacqueline's aspirations are to help educate caregivers and families when attempting to encourage independence before and after transitioning a loved one to a Long Term Care (LTC) Facility. Jacqueline has a strong belief that preserving ones' dignity and quality of life is imperative whether they are home or in a LTC environment.  A credentialed Board Certified Nurse's Aide in the state of Texas. She received certification from the Alzheimer's Association Essential Advance Dementia Care training and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner.  In addition Certificates of Completion for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Units I, II, & III from Baylor, Scott & White Office of Ministry as Intern Chaplain. Jacqueline is the owner of Comforting Healing Hands. A student longing to become more like Christ.
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December 10, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring --Shantell Sadberry RN
Join us this week as I chat with a great friend about private duty patient advocacy. What it is and why people need one? Shantell Sadberry RN and  owner of Living Water Nurse Consulting and Coaching Services. They provide private RN Case Managers, Advocates, and Nurse Consulting services. Specializing in: All chronic conditions, Maternity/ postpartum health and Behavioral Health
20:07
December 03, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring --Ruby Shoals
Join us this week as I sit with another great resource provider in the Healthcare arena. Ruby Shoals is from Texarkana, TX and is a retired Registered Nurse. She moved to Fort Worth in 2010 to become an Independent Insurance Agent and a Certified Long Term Care Insurance Specialist. Ruby’s business was created with the desire to be able to “Empower People to Live Well, Build Wealth & Leave A Legacy”. She does this by sitting down with you, listening to your concerns, your hopes and dreams and helping you map out a strategy to reach them. She believes that financial education is one of the keys to a successful future. She works with families and small business owners to develop strategies for improving their finances and planning for the future. Her portfolio of services includes: Living Benefits Life Insurance, Mortgage Protection, Whole Life, Final Expense, Cancer, Heart Attack/Stroke, ICU, Child Whole Life and Long Term Care Insurance. She also provides Legal Shield plans to families and small business owners.
20:52
November 19, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends with David Dowd
Join us as my friend, David Dowd, and I discuss some of the myths of hospice. David is the owner of AlēvCare Hospice in Tarrant County. David believes that the most meaningful way to succeed is to help others. He has a passion for helping and motivating people to reach their full potential, creating outstanding sales and clinical teams that provide inspired patient care. Recognized for leading in a servant and inspirational style, his entrepreneurial drive allows him to think creatively to develop tactics and strategies to help his team grow so that they're able to positively impact even more patients' lives.  Part of the AlēvCare Hospice mission is to raise awareness about the hospice benefit by dispelling some of the common Myths of Hospice and helping the community to understand what hospice truly is and what it isn't.
21:50
November 12, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. Shaneka Baylor
 Join us as my friend Dr. Shaneka Baylor and I talk about diet, medications and lifestyle change makes a impact on overall health and wellness.  Dr. Shaneka Baylor is a Board certified ambulatory care and geriatric clinical pharmacist pursuing masters in nutrition and wellness who focuses on creating the right prescription for health and wellness for individuals and companies. Franchise owner of Chefs for Seniors - Arlington/Grand Prairie, TX. Providing in-home, nutritious meals for senior citizens who want to age in place.
19:17
November 05, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends with Dr. Richard Young
Dr. Richard Young is a family physician in Fort Worth, Texas with 30 years of experience. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including JPS Health Network-Fort Worth, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and the new TCU medical school. "Like most doctors, He got into medicine to help people, not fill out paperwork. With this in mind, he has created a system that side-steps traditional health insurance and the headaches that come with it. After years of seeing many people taken advantage of by health insurance companies, Dr. Young wanted to create a system that was personal, accessible, and lower cost. That's why he developed Sentire™. His unique private practice that is the most affordable option for patients with high-deductible health insurance, health share plans, or even no health insurance. Join us as we discuss his new concept--Sentire
22:17
October 29, 2020
Health Chats Among Friend with Ryan LaBlanc
In this episode Ryan Lablanc and I discuss his new healthcare resources app.  Ryan LeBlanc is a Skilled Nursing Facility Administrator with Mira Vista Court. He is the founder of American Home Help “ The Home of Patient Choice”. This is an amazing platform to help people have access to resources in healthcare.
14:43
October 22, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Sue Wallace
Join us during our chat as we talk with a wonderful leader in the healthcare industry. Sue Wallace will share her Journey to Advocacy. Sue was the proud owner operator of Assisted Services for over 26 years and also worked very hard to introduce this new industry to Tarrant County residents and healthcare providers. She is one of the very first owners of an private duty home care back then. During our discussion we will here about her journey and how she continues to be a great icon in the healthcare industry. 
22:29
October 15, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends with The Insurance Nerd
Jeremy King is the Health Insurance Nerd,. He is an independent life and health broker in who lives in Texas and helps individuals, families, seniors and small businesses get access to health insurance that they need to protect themselves and the ones they love. By being a broker, he works for his clients and not the insurance companies in providing them the best choices for their situation. In a former life, he was a sommelier(wine expert) and Maitre d' Fromage(Cheese Wiz) at a luxury resort.
16:01
October 08, 2020
Health Chats Among Friends Featuring-Sherrain Myles
In this episode my guest Sherrain Myles and I talk about our feelings from a healthcare professionals personal perspective on coping with Covid personally and professionally. 
43:06
October 01, 2020
Introducing Health Chats Among Friends.
What is Health Chats Among Friends? Healthcare is a complicated and often intimidating world. During our chats we bring to you industry leaders in the healthcare to come and educate the community on the heart of services that they provide. These talks allow us the opportunity for honest, open dialog to increase awareness of resources available, while adding our personal vantage points on the chosen topic of discussion. Thank you for joining us.
00:53
September 25, 2020