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Everyone Hates Healthcare Podcast

Everyone Hates Healthcare Podcast

By Everyone Hates Healthcare

For many people today, healthcare feels like we’re behind enemy lines. The system is geared to take care of us, but why do we feel like we’re in it alone? Every week Michael Swartz (@mrfixhealthcare) interviews guests that share their experiences about healthcare. The stories reveal the shocking reality that each guest has faced on their healthcare journey that will arm you with what you need to get the most out of your healthcare experience. Tune in and power up.
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Stroke Forward and Keep Pushing with Marcia Moran, Creator of Stroke FORWARD
Stroke Forward and Keep Pushing with Marcia Moran, Creator of Stroke FORWARD
What do you do when you face an obstacle? You keep trying. This inspiring episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare features Marcia Moran, creator of Stroke FORWARD, where she shares the speech and mobility recovery journey she had to go through after having a stroke. Tune in to learn more about Marcia’s recovery and the insights she shares in her book! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
32:01
January 27, 2023
Closing the Disparity Gap in Minority Health and Care with Burgess Harrison, Executive Director of the National Minority Health Association
Closing the Disparity Gap in Minority Health and Care with Burgess Harrison, Executive Director of the National Minority Health Association
There can only be health equality once there is health equity. This episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare is a jaw-dropping conversation with Burgess Harrison, Executive Director of the National Minority Health Association, about eliminating the healthcare disparity gap experienced by minorities. As an answer to how to provide every single person with the best possible healthcare outcomes, the NMHA came up with the Patient Activation Measure (PAM). Burgess discusses primary care alternatives, technology, accessibility, teamwork, and health policymaking as crucial subjects to consider along the journey to making a change. Tune in to this episode and learn how healthcare delivery has to change to make health equity a reality for minority communities! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
35:33
January 20, 2023
From a Cult to Breaking the Belief System: Dealing with CPTSD with Heidi Mae Herrington, Influencer and Content Creator
From a Cult to Breaking the Belief System: Dealing with CPTSD with Heidi Mae Herrington, Influencer and Content Creator
Let’s talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its complexity. Heidi Mae Herrington, a famous influencer and content creator, bears her heart out about her CPTSD diagnosis in this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare. Growing up in a sexist and misogynistic cult, Heidi recalls one of her first memories, a reality show, and her journey with trauma, and emotional, religious, and physical abuse. Tune in to this incredible story of dealing with mental illnesses and how to rise above navigating through it! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
01:27:44
January 06, 2023
Tools to Fix Healthcare for Employers in America with Dave Chase, Creator, Founder, and leader of Health Rosetta
Tools to Fix Healthcare for Employers in America with Dave Chase, Creator, Founder, and leader of Health Rosetta
The healthcare system may be broken in many ways, but let’s talk about some of the existing tools out there that are trying to fix it. In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz has a very insightful exchange with Dave Chase, creator, founder, and leader of Health Rosetta. In his late thirties, Dave witnessed how broken healthcare was after a complete system failure led to the passing of one of his friends. He created the Health Rosetta framework to guide public and private employers to reduce their health benefits costs and improve the quality of care for plan members. Listen to this episode to learn more about the Health Rosetta approach to improving health benefits! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
53:51
December 16, 2022
Becoming Your Own Health Advocate with Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Energy Healer
Becoming Your Own Health Advocate with Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Energy Healer
You must become your own advocate when it comes to your health. In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz has a jaw-dropping conversation with Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, certified hypnotherapist, and energy healer. At 25 years of age, Lyn’s world was turned upside down when she was incorrectly (mis)diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Lyn tells her experience of the trials and tribulations she faced because of the broken healthcare system and how she found alternative healing practices that allowed her to listen to her body. Tune in to listen to Lyn’s incredible healing journey and learn from her experience with the healthcare system! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
49:24
November 25, 2022
Advocating for Mental Health and Recovery with Jay Shifman, Mental Health Advocate, Founder, and Host of Choose Your Struggle
Advocating for Mental Health and Recovery with Jay Shifman, Mental Health Advocate, Founder, and Host of Choose Your Struggle
In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz has a thorough conversation with Jay Shifman, a mental health advocate, founder, and host of Choose Your Struggle, where he is working towards ending the stigma around issues of addiction and mental health. Jay was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was a teenager and was put on a medication he didn't need, severely impacting his mental health, and leading him to develop an addiction and attempt suicide repeatedly. After five years of recovery, Jay decided to use his voice and his experience to help others who might need support around their mental health, substance misuse, or recovery. He shares his story and some insights on the work that he does with Choose Your Struggle, discussing mental health issues and available resources for those in need. Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
55:12
November 18, 2022
How Digital Health is Making a Big Impact on Healthcare with Matthew Holt, Founder of The Health Care Blog, The Health 2.0 Conference, and President of SMACK.health
How Digital Health is Making a Big Impact on Healthcare with Matthew Holt, Founder of The Health Care Blog, The Health 2.0 Conference, and President of SMACK.health
A lot is changing in healthcare, and it is for the better. In this episode, our host dissects the current state of American healthcare with Matthew Holt, founder of the Health Care Blog, the Health 2.0 Conference, and president of SMACK.health. COVID was not a good thing to happen. Still, it exposed existing gaps in the American health system and was a catalyst for many changes that brought us closer to digital and equitable healthcare across the country. Matthew gives some insights based on his own experience. What he believes will inevitably happen in healthcare to help improve care for standard and underserved users, especially for patients with chronic and acute illnesses. Tune in to learn how work is getting done to make changes that will improve the system for many! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
55:43
November 11, 2022
Find Your Balance and Get Through Addiction with Joshua Shea, Pornography Addiction Expert & Author, Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach
Find Your Balance and Get Through Addiction with Joshua Shea, Pornography Addiction Expert & Author, Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach
Anyone can be a porn addict, and those who are should seek help to find balance before it’s too late. In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz sits down to talk with Joshua Shea, a pornography addiction expert, certified betrayal trauma coach, and lifestyle coach. After his life fell apart because of an alcohol and porn addiction, Joshua underwent a recovery journey that woke a need in him to share his gained knowledge and experience. He now helps others get through addiction and betrayal trauma. Throughout this eye-opening conversation, Joshua gives insights into what porn addiction looks like and how to catch it before it harms your life. Joshua breaks down how society has traditionally tiptoed around sex-related issues and addiction in general and shares how he provides tools for those who want to recover and reach out for help through his coaching sessions. Tune in to listen to learn about addiction, recovery, and regaining balance in your life from Joshua Shea! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
01:01:53
October 28, 2022
Previving, Taking Care of Breast Cancer Before it Gets You with Allyn Rose, Founder of The Previvor
Previving, Taking Care of Breast Cancer Before it Gets You with Allyn Rose, Founder of The Previvor
This woman built a platform for those needing support while navigating breast health decisions. In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz, our host, is glad to have Allyn Rose, breast cancer advocate and founder of The Previvor. Allyn made headlines with the controversial decision to undergo a double mastectomy after losing her mother to breast cancer, becoming the representative for preventive surgery. After having the procedure with successful results, people asked many different questions about it. Allyn realized there was nowhere on the Internet she could direct these people to informed answers, so she created a platform called The Previvor to fill this void. In it, she has compilated information and resources for anyone who’s affected by breast cancer in any scenario. She also discusses other preventive measures like self-exams and the importance of finding the right doctor to guide you. Tune in to listen to Allyn’s inspiring story and learn how to take action to prevent breast cancer! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
34:51
October 21, 2022
Changing the Perspective by Designing Loungewear for Breast Cancer Survivors with Dana Donofree, Fashion Designer & Founder of AnaOno
Changing the Perspective by Designing Loungewear for Breast Cancer Survivors with Dana Donofree, Fashion Designer & Founder of AnaOno
Out of a bad medical outcome can come inspiration to change the world. In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, Michael Swartz, our host, is honored to have Dana Donofree, a fashion designer, founder of AnaOno, and breast cancer survivor. Dana’s life changed when, on the eve of her 28th birthday, a diagnosis of HER2 breast cancer came back positive. She took this experience to advocate for herself and others and start a successful business that changed the fashion perspective for breast cancer survivors after enduring surgery. Any medical diagnosis explanation can be overwhelming for the patient, reason why it is best when one has a reliable team of physicians to navigate it through, as Dana shares while going through her experience. Many resources are available for cancer patients nowadays; remember, you are not alone. Tune in to this beautiful story of resilience, advocacy, and making a difference for women and people with breasts worldwide. Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
39:53
October 14, 2022
 Creating Light Out of the Darkest Moments with Chris Recinos, CEO and Founder at the Nurse Leaders Network
Creating Light Out of the Darkest Moments with Chris Recinos, CEO and Founder at the Nurse Leaders Network
Let’s start conversations about mental health; we all need it, right? In this episode of Everyone Hates Healthcare, host Michael Swartz chats with Chris Recinos, a talented nurse executive, entrepreneur, innovator, and speaker about her healthcare journey. She always knew she was destined to work as a caregiver, but her life turned around when her daughter was lost to suicide and the pandemic wreaked havoc in the healthcare industry. She ended up building an app, called Hello Harmony, to strike up the suicide conversation and identify people at risk through gamification. She also reflects on the paradigm healthcare has had on prioritizing physical health over mental health, the current status of the field today in regard to access, and what changes must be made to improve healthcare. This conversation will keep you on the edge of your seat, so be sure to listen to Chris’ story! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
30:23
October 07, 2022
Experience Healthcare On Your Own Terms with Saul Marquez, Health Leader, Media Influencer, and Entrepreneur
Experience Healthcare On Your Own Terms with Saul Marquez, Health Leader, Media Influencer, and Entrepreneur
Taking control of your healthcare may sometimes mean leaving the silo aside. In this episode, Michael Swartz sat down to chat with Saul Marquez, a healthcare executive, media influencer, entrepreneur, and founder of the Outcomes Rocket Podcast Network. Saul shared two personal stories of his experiences with healthcare, the first one being how a playground accident at six years old introduced him to the world of healthcare. He then talked about how if it hadn’t been for his wife, who knew pacemakers, his grandfather wouldn’t have received one when he needed it because of insurance issues, a story that helped him illustrate how patient-physician trust has become an issue in the current healthcare space. He tells a third story, told by one guest in his podcast, of entrepreneurship and coming up with a solution to a problem in healthcare, in this case, insulin refrigeration. Healthcare can be complicated sometimes, but you need to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. Tune in to this episode to listen to three stories that inspire and give you the advice to navigate healthcare today! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health Please Follow and subscribe to Everyone Hates Healthcare to keep up to date with all of our releases. 
26:17
September 30, 2022
Everyone Hates Healthcare, coming to you soon!
Everyone Hates Healthcare, coming to you soon!
Buckle up because you’re in for a ride while we untangle those experiences that have made everyone say: I HATE healthcare!! Be sure to join Michael Swartz(@mrfixhealthcare), our host, as he interviews guests that share their experiences about healthcare. Tune in and power up.
00:26
October 25, 2021