The Get Healthy 360 Podcast

The Get Healthy 360 Podcast

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Listen in as Kris Ferguson MD interviews Doctors, patients, and health care professionals about health related topics. It's in depth, informative, and often personal. It's everything you ever wanted to know about your physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual well being.

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EP 98 - Green Beret Doctor - David Williams, MD
David Williams, MD served as a Green Beret for 10 years and is now an ER physician. Dr. Williams discusses his experiences as a Green Beret, as an ER physician, and as a parent. How does one become a Green Beret? What life lessons did the Special Forces impart on Dr. Williams? What are his guiding principles? As an ER physician, Dr. Williams is now on the front lines of the Covid Epidemic and offers his opinions on how best to fight the disease.
1:12:22
July 7, 2020
EP97 - Dustin Schuett, DO - Knee Replacement Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dustin Schuett talks about knee surgery, knee replacement, and common ailments of knees and other joints.  Why are knee replacements more successful in older patients? Can you ride your bike with an artificial knee? What treatment options exist for ligament damage? Why is it important that a surgeon performs at least 50 knee replacements a year? Who are prime candidates for knee replacement? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast. Dr. Schuett is currently an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Schuett's Profile: Education: Bachelor of the Arts in Science in Biology at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN Doctorate of Osteopathy (DO) at Des Moines University Orthopaedic Residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA Current position: Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon Adult Reconstruction Division Naval Medical Center San Diego National Organizational Activity: Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Chair American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Social Media Ambassador Program Member American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Digital Health and Social Media Committee Dr. Schuett can be reached via Twitter at @djschuett
40:43
July 4, 2020
EP96 - The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Corporate America
Renee Matthews, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss the importance of racially appropriate corporate messaging.  Dr. Matthews reflects on her personal experiences with race, the current political climate, and what companies can and should do to ensure their brand is not damaged by insensitive or inappropriate advertising. Dr. Renee Matthews is becoming a leader in the healthcare industry. She has spent the early part of her career as a medical educator and as a radio host for a satellite radio show.  Dr. Renee Matthews was awarded the 2013 Friend of Mobile C.A.R.E. Award for her commitment to raising awareness of asthma in her current city of Chicago.  In addition to writing about health, Dr. Matthews conducts speaking engagements on topics like social media, motivation, inspiration and provides business advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs. In addition to being featured in Ebony and Essence magazine. Dr. Matthews was a contributing writer for Good Enough Mother, Essence, MadameNoire and Black and Married With Kids, where she is reporting on health news and health care. In addition to her columns, Dr. Matthews has often appeared as a lecturer before various organizations. She's drawn from her experiences while putting her expertise to work for a number of media outlets and the talk show circuit. As a long-time asthmatic, she has become an impassioned advocate for asthma education. She addresses the concerns asthma sufferers have getting their best possible health and medical care by supplying them with tools and knowledge they need to navigate the healthcare system, stay safe in the pursuit of care, and engaging patients to be active participants in their health and healthcare. Most recently, Dr. Renee appears in her show “Out of Office with Dr. Renee” which is seen in 45,000 Doctors’ offices and Walgreens across the country.  Dr. Renee is an active member of the Girl Scouts and a mentor Save a Girl Save a World. Dr. Renee is especially passionate about addressing the health concerns of Black women and has been recognized by patients and professionals alike for her ability to translate the challenges patients face into tools and solutions they can use to improve their health care. Dr. Renee Matthews may be reached through the following social media channels: YouTube - Ask Dr. Renee Instagram - AskDrRenee http://AskDrRenee.info
48:04
June 28, 2020
EP95 - Neel D. Mehta - Pain Treatment with Low Dose Naltrexone
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has proven surprisingly effective in the treatment of chronic pain, so why have so few people heard about it?  Neel Mehta, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss how this medication is helping patients with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.  Neel D. Mehta, M.D., is the Director of the Weill Cornell Pain Management Center and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.  He also serves as a Co-Director of the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Medical Director of 14 South Amenities Unit, and Advisory Board Member to the Patient Experience Task Force and Integrative Medicine Center. He is a Director-at Large-of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and President-Elect of the Eastern Pain Association. Dr. Mehta completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine in the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Embodying Weill Cornell’s tripartite mission, Dr. Mehta delivers superior patient care, conducts groundbreaking research, and educates doctors-in-training in the field of pain medicine.  His clinical area of expertise is in musculoskeletal pain of the back, neck, and joints, post-operative pain, neuropathic disorders, pelvic pain, and cancer and cancer-treatment related pain. His work has been featured on New York 1 and ABC-7 television, and he has discussed the history of pain on National Public Radio.  Dr. Mehta was an invited expert on Facebook Patient Chats for the Neuropathy Association of America, and has led courses in Barcelona, Spain and Mumbai, India training the next generation of international pain medicine physicians. Dr. Mehta is leading efforts to help improve the patient experience for those undergoing surgery, while advancing the field of knowledge in chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation.  He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts. https://weillcornell.org/neelmehta
22:35
June 19, 2020
EP94 - Non-surgical Options to Treat Obesity - Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD
Endocrinologist Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD, discusses the treatment options for Obesity and offers advice on a healhty diet. Did you know that medication for obesity is among the most underused medications in the United States? Many patients undergo gastric bypass surgery without ever fully appreciating the medicinal options that exist. Dr. Salas-Whalen is a triple board-certified endocrinologist located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is guided by the philosophy that every patient is different and requires personalized care and attention. Dr. Salas-Whalen believes in the power of patient knowledge in driving outcomes and promoting lifelong health. Her practice is based on achieving results through teamwork between physician and patient. Learn more about her practice at nyendocrinology.com Rocio Salas-Whalen, M.D. New York Endocrinology, P.C. 1107 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128 212-722-3636 www.nyendocrinology.com
30:08
June 15, 2020
EP93 - Eugene Vovchuk - When a doctor contracts Covid-19
The doctor became the patient when Eugene Vovchuk, M.D. came down with Covid-19.  An anesthesiologist and critical care physician in Michigan, Dr. Vovchuk spent two weeks being intubated, battling delirium, and fighting for his life.  He shares his experience and long road to recovery in this candid interview with Kris Ferguson of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.  Dr. Vovchuk's recovery continues.
14:31
June 3, 2020
EP92 - Cory Fawcett - The Real Estate Doctor
Surgeon, real estate guru, and personal finance coach Cory Fawcett, MD, joins Kris Ferguson, MD, on the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to discuss the ins and outs of real estate investment and financial well being.  Dr. Fawcett was drowning in $500,000 of debt before turning his finances around to retire in his early fifties.  Dr. Fawcett describes what type of real estate investments he prefers, how he automates most of the day-to-day work associated with property management, and how he got started.  Dr. Fawcett runs the site financialsuccessmd.com where he offers financial advice, real estate investment info, and personal coaching. He is also a successful author, keynote speaker, and personal coach. You may learn more about his story at financialsuccessmd.com/about-dr-fawcett/  He may be reached on social media through the following: financialsuccessmd on Pinterest Financial Success MD on LinkedIn @FinancialSuccessMD on Facebook @Fin_SuccessMD on Twitter Email md@financialsuccessmd.com Financial Success MD on YouTube financialsuccessmd on Instagram
1:04:54
May 29, 2020
EP91 - We accept the life we think we deserve - Ellie’s journey
Ellie Perlman is the embodiment of the American Dream. Born into poverty, she overcame every obstacle life threw at her as she scaled the heights of personal success. Ellie discusses relationships, having a vision, working hard, making tough decisions, starting her own company, and much more.  Don't miss this truly inspirational story.  The founder of Blue Lake Capital, Ellie Perlman, has over 10 years of experience in real estate investment, law, and property management. Ellie started her career in Israel as a commercial real estate lawyer, leading commercial real estate transactions for Africa-Israel, Israel’s largest development company. www.ellieperlman.com
36:20
May 25, 2020
EP90 - Why Pageants Matter - Breanne Flatter
Kris Ferguson MD speaks with Breanne Flatter about how Pageants have evolved, why they are important, and why they are relevant in today's society. Breanne is running as Mrs. Marathon County in hopes of winning Mrs. Wisconsin America in July 2020.  The winner of Mrs. Wisconsin America goes on to compete for the title of Mrs. America. Breanne shatters many of the myths about Pageants and explains why she is running.  How do pageant contestants stay in shape?  What kind of a diet are they on? How have pageants evolved over the years? Breanne Flatter is a Waupaca, Wisconsin native who now lives in Wausau, Wi with her husband John. She is a UW Madison and Teach for America Alumna, physician assistant, avid reader, fitness lover, and running for Mrs. Wisconsin America in her first ever pageant. She believes pageants promote confidence, service, and celebrate women's personal stories.
27:35
May 19, 2020
EP89 - Circumcision and Pediatric Urology - Rajeev Chaudhry MD
Pediatric urologist Rajeev Chaudhry, MD discusses pediatric urology and circumcision. Under what conditions would a pediatric urologist recommend circumcision? What are the biggest misunderstandings surrounding the procedure? Listen in as two doctors discuss a procedure that many parents consider when giving birth to a baby boy. Rajeev Chaudhry, MD is an assistant professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Chaudhry completed a residency in urology, and a urology research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and specializes in pediatric urology.
43:55
May 7, 2020
EP 88 - Breast Reconstruction After Cancer - Dr. Chrysopoulo
Breast reconstruction offers real hope and real options following breast cancer and mastectomy.  Plastic surgeon Dr. Chrysopoulo (Dr "C") explains the procedures and options available to women who have undergone a mastectomy.  Dr. C offers up advice for those who are at risk of, living with, or have survived breast cancer.  Dr. C is the creator behind The Breast Advocate App, which was designed to offer more information about treatment options.  Dr. Chrysopoulo (Dr "C") is a board certified plastic surgeon, breast reconstruction surgeon and microsurgeon, and President of PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX. He specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruction with a particular focus on perforator flap breast  reconstruction, nipple-sparing mastectomy, techniques to maximize aesthetic outcomes, and restoring sensation after mastectomy. Dr C is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is an active member of several professional societies including the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for which he serves on several educational committees. He has authored and co-authored several book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is routinely an expert speaker at regional, national and international academic meetings. Dr C has dedicated his professional life to advocating for breast cancer patients. He strongly believes that shared decision-making between the physician and patient is crucial in achieving the best outcomes and has built his practice on this philosophy. To empower as many patients as possible to advocate for themselves, Dr C created the Breast Advocate® App, a free app that provides anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis, or at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a much needed voice in their breast cancer treatment planning. about.me/drchrysopoulo
30:05
April 28, 2020
EP87 Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Jordanna Quinn
Physical Medicine, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Jordanna Quinn joins Kris Ferguson on this episode of the Get Healthy 360 podcast to talk about injuries that can make you numb such as knee injuries and spinal injuries.  Dr. Quinn specializes in non-surgical treatments. Listen in as Dr. Quinn explains how she uses platelets, stem cells, and other treatments. Jordanna Quinn, D.O. completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia. She has specialty training in Regenerative medicine, Anti Aging Medicine, Functional medicine, and Aesthetics.  She is a speaker at National medical conferences in many of these areas and known internationally for her services. Dr. Quinn has extensive experience with athletes of all types, both professional and amateur.  She enjoys helping patients feel and look better, by spending time with her patients and focusing on exactly what the patients’ goals are, and the cause of their ailment.  Dr. Quinn’s extensive training and persistent love of learning enable to her offer an extensive realm of treatments to her patients. Dr. Quinn is a true advocate of “practice what you preach”.  She does not recommend treatments to patients that she would not be willing to do to herself or her family. When Dr. Quinn is not working, she enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, yoga, and spending time with her family. Dr. Quinn owns and runs Kore Regenerative Medicine in Golden Colorado,  www.koremedicine.com  This is knee pain link mentioned in the podcast.
21:21
April 17, 2020
EP86 - Advances in Pelvic Pain Management - Dr. Kapural
Renowned pain physician, Dr. Leonardo Kapural, is a returning guest in this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to talk about advances in pelvic pain treatments. Until recently, pelvic pain was difficult to diagnose and manage but the latest advances in the field of pain management are offering hope to patients. Listen to two pain physicians, Dr. Kapural and Dr. Ferguson, discuss the specifics of pelvic pain management options and techniques. Dr. Kapural is also affiliated with the Chronic Pain Research Institute. Please visit the Facebook or Instagram pages of the Chronic Pain Research Institute for more information.  ( www.facebook.com/chronicpainresearchinstitute/   @chronicpainresearchinstitute ) The site mentioned in the podcast where patients can upload medical records is bestopiniondoctor.com Dr. Leonardo Kapural, M.D., Ph.D. is a Pain Physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain and visceral abdominal pain. Dr. Kapural is an active member of number of professional organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Societies and World Institute of Pain. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as Director-At-Large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and currently as Director-At-Large of both North American and International Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 100 journal articles, more than 100 abstracts, two books and 30 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America”.
48:09
April 9, 2020
EP 85 - Being an ICU Doctor during the Covid epidemic - Dr. Sam Kais, Dearborn Michigan
Hear an Intensive Care Unit physician describe what it's like to work in a hospital during the Covid epidemic.  Dr. Sam Kais is on the front lines at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn Michigan doing everything he can to save lives. He talks about hospital conditions, PPE's, Covid management strategies, who are the most vulnerable, and how the medical system is trying to cope. Sam Kais, M.D.  Director of Trauma and Critical Care, Beaumont Health in conversation with  Kris Ferguson, M.D.  Board Certified Anesthesiology & Pain Management and host of the Get Healthy 360 podcast. Interview conducted 3/31/2020 Dr. Kais talks about the following key topics.   HIGH RISK POPULATIONS SYMPTOMS  WHAT LABS ARE SEEING  MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES  VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT For the full shownotes, please refer to: https://gethealthy360.com/being-an-er-doctor-during-the-covid-epidemic-dr-sam-kais-dearborn-michigan/
49:17
April 3, 2020
EP84 - Ear Reshaping with Inessa Fishman, MD
Renowned facial plastic surgeon, Inessa Fishman MD, explains "ear reshaping", also referred to as otoplasty, whereby the shape of an ear can be altered through plastic surgery. How does this procedure work? Who is eligible? And why would anyone want to change the shape of their ear? Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out! Dr. Inessa Fishman is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, with an emphasis on rhinoplasty (nose surgery), facelifting, eyelid lifting, brow lifting, facial and skin resurfacing, otoplasty and non-surgical newborn ear correction, scar revision, facial implants, lip and cheek augmentation, jawline contouring, and injectable fillers and Botox(R) and Dysport(R). She combines surgical and medical interventions with minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments to give her patients natural and beautiful results. The latest in cutting-edge advances blended with classic standards, the highest levels of safety and care, patient education, and impeccable outcomes–these are the pillars of Dr. Fishman’s practice. Dr. Fishman was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved the United States with her family in the early 1990s.  She attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA, obtaining a Bachelor Science degree in Biology. Dr. Fishman obtained her medical degree (MD) at the Emory University School of Medicine, and then completed a rigorous Ear, Nose, and Throat–Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Kansas, gaining first-class expertise in head and neck diseases and surgery for cancer, trauma, and reconstruction. She then took on a highly competitive fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, refining her skills in cosmetic facial, ear, and nose surgery and developing a wide spectrum of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. After her training, Dr. Fishman practiced at Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA before establishing Aviva Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in North Atlanta.
33:55
April 1, 2020
EP83 - Alberta losing doctors amid corona virus outbreak due to government cuts - Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon
Canada often considers its health care system to be the best in the world, but what will happen when that system starts running out of money due to government spending cuts? Alberta family physician Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon explains his concerns regarding recent changes proposed by the Alberta government, which will cut health care spending that could negatively impact the millions of Canadians who call Alberta home. How does the Canadian health care system function and what does it tell us about single-payer systems being proposed in the United States? Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Julyan-Gudgeon dive deep into how family practice works in Canada, what makes it unique, and how influential the government can be when determining the level of care patients receive. Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Calgary and has been in Alberta ever since. He holds a Masters Degree in Neuroscience and graduated from University of Alberta's medical school and Family Medicine residency program in 2006. He has served as a physician for the Canadian Forces between 2006 and 2010.  Since then he has practiced family medicine, seeing patients in clinic, in hospital, in hospice and in nursing home and even at home when necessary.  He calls the city of Red Deer, Alberta, home.
1:05:12
March 21, 2020
EP82 - Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - from Kelly Cawcutt, MD
Kelly A Cawcutt MD is back for her 2nd interview in as many weeks to give us the latest Coronavirus COVID-19 updates from the front lines.  Dr. Cawcutt is an infectious disease and critical care specialist who outlines the situation facing american hospitals and caregivers, the importance of social distancing, and how events are expected to unfold over the coming weeks. How long will this virus impact our communities? Will our hospitals have enough beds? Will there be a second wave? Should people take any supplements? Should doctors administer HIV medication to patients?  These and many more questions are discussed in this follow-up interview to GetHealthy360's first podcast with Dr. Cawcutt. Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, FACP is an assistant professor of medicine and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Infection Control. She holds national positions with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Cawcutt is also a physician member of the UNMC biocontainment unit. For more information, Dr. Cawcutt can be found on social media: Twitter: @kellycawcuttmd and @unmc_id Instagram: @kellycawcuttmd
18:39
March 16, 2020
EP 81 - Chronic Abdominal Pain - Treatments and Solutions with Dr. Leonardo Kapural
If you experience abdominal pain that lasts over three months, it may be considered chronic. Chronic pain is prevalent, as the CDC estimates that as many as 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Leonardo Kapural and Dr. Kris Ferguson discuss treatment options for chronic abdominal pain.  Chronic abdominal pain is generally difficult to properly diagnose and treat, which is why visiting a pain specialist is often recommended. Dr. Kapural wrote the textbook on the subject and is considered a leading expert in the field. If you or someone you know suffers from abdominal pain, you need to listen to this podcast. What is the difference between visceral pain and neuropathic abdominal wall pain? When should patients take medicine and when should they consider a spinal cord stimulator? Dr. Kapural is also affiliated with the Chronic Pain Research Institute. Please visit the Facebook or Instagram pages of the Chronic Pain Research Institute for more information.  ( www.facebook.com/chronicpainresearchinstitute/   @chronicpainresearchinstitute ) The site mentioned in the podcast where patients can upload medical records is bestopiniondoctor.com  Dr. Leonardo Kapural, M.D., Ph.D. is a Pain Physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain and visceral abdominal pain. Dr. Kapural is an active member of number of professional organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Societies and World Institute of Pain. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as Director-At-Large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and currently as Director-At-Large of both North American and International Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 100 journal articles, more than 100 abstracts, two books and 30 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America”.
37:00
March 15, 2020
EP80 - Why is health care so expensive? - Part 2 - Marion Mass, MD
Marion Mass MD returns for Part 2 of our series on healthcare economics, and explores why health care costs are rising faster than college tuition.  In this episode, Dr. Mass focuses on GPO's and PBM's. Everyone needs to know what these two acronyms mean, as they are responsible for adding $200 Billion to Americans' health care bills each year. Kickbacks are illegal in just about every industry except healthcare. GPO's and PBM's are integrating vertically and horizontally and most medicine and hospital equipment sold in the US goes through just a handful of GPO's and PBM's.   4 GPO's now control 90% of all the hospital and nursing home supplies and 3 PBM's control 85% of all prescription drugs.   Marion Mass, MD, is a practicing physician, a patient advocate, and a founding member of the PPA (Practicing Physicians of America), explains the shocking and secretive world of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) and Group Puchasing Organizations (GPO’s) and follows the money to uncover the truth behind rising health care costs. Dr. Mass is very active politically, and is the vice chair of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a non-profit group dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship through confronting laws and regulations that limits the ability of physicians to serve their patients. Last year, Dr. Mass co authored the Free2Care White paper which detailed how to improve access and lower costs to patients by reducing waste with specific legislative solutions.” You can read the paper here: http://free2care.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Free2care.pdf Dr. Mass is drawing attention to pg 41 (Appendix B) of the free2care.org white paper shown above.  That is the bill Dr. Mass is asking everyone to share with their lawmaker to draw attention to the crisis and its simple solution.  End legal kickbacks in the healthcare industry. You can learn more about Dr. Mass’ efforts to challenge the status quo by visiting the sites below: Practicing Physicians of America, co-founder https://practicingphysician.org/  Facebook: @PPAofUSA Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, board: https://www.bchip.org/ Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intel, editorial Board: https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/
51:28
March 9, 2020
EP79 - Getting Real about the Coronavirus - Kelly A Cawcutt, MD
Two doctors get real about the Coronavirus in this episode of the GetHealthy360 podcast. When would they stop sending their kids to school? Would they stockpile food at home? What would they do if one of their children came down with the disease. And what went so wrong on the Diamond Princess cruisehip in Japan? Kris Ferguson MD interviews Kelly A Cawcutt MD.  Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, FACP is an assistant professor of medicine and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Infection Control. She holds national positions with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Cawcutt is also a physician member of the UNMC biocontainment unit.   For more information, Dr. Cawcutt can be found on social media: Twitter: @kellycawcuttmd and @unmc_id Instagram: @kellycawcuttmd
44:37
February 29, 2020
EP78 - Coronavirus COVID-19 - Uzma Syed, MD
Infectious disease specialist Uzma Syed, MD talks to us about the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19. What we need to know, what we should and shouldn't worry about, how to protect ourselves from the virus, and even scam artists who are ready to prey upon people's fears. Dr. Uzma Syed practices medicine at the South Shore Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine Consultants & Antibiotic Infusion Center in Bayshore NY.  She serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, supports the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, and is the Founder & President of Align Us Inc., a non-profit offering counseling and career mentorship to high school students.  www.align-us.org She may be reached through social media at: Instagram: uzmasworld www.twitter.com/DrUzmaSyed www.twitter.com/us_align
39:38
February 26, 2020
EP77 - Healthcare cost drivers - Marion Mass, MD
America blames insurance companies, pharma and physicians for rising health care costs, but the reality is more complex and frightening.  74% of healthcare costs are attributed to 'Administrative Expenses'.  By comparison registered nurses and doctors combined make up for 13%.  Where is all this money going?  Why is the cost of hospitalization rising faster than the cost of college tuition? Marion Mass, MD, is a practicing physician, a patient advocate, and a founding member of the PPA (Practicing Physicians of America), explains the shocking and secretive world of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM's) and Group Puchasing Organizations (GPO's) and follows the money to uncover the truth behind rising health care costs. The results can be surprising. In some instances buying medication out of pocket can cost less than the co-pay when purchased through your health insurance plan. How is that possible?  Healthcare costs are rising and yet the quality of care is being eroded.  Access to quality care is being denied at increasing rates and Americans are being squeezed.  Big Pharma is vertically integrating and reducing patient choice and access in the process.  The future of healthcare in America hangs in the balance. Did you know that kickbacks are legal in the pharmaceutical industry?  And how does CVS make more money from its PBM business than from running its pharmacies? If you want to understand what is driving the cost of healthcare in the United States, and what this means for the future of healthcare in America, you owe it to yourself to listen to this episode. Some of the sites Dr. Mass mentions in the podcast: opensecrets.org - website containing information on healthcare cost related information goodRx  - app that provides information on drug costs in your area, overlaid on a map free2care.org - a group working to change health care for the better by reducing cost through reducing waste Dr. Mass is very active politically, and is the vice chair of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a non-profit group dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship through confronting laws and regulations that limits the ability of physicians to serve their patients. Last  year, Dr. Mass co authored the Free2Care White paper which detailed how to improve access and lower costs to patients by reducing waste with specific legislative solutions.” You can read the paper here: http://free2care.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Free2care.pdf You can learn more about Dr. Mass’ efforts to challenge the status quo by visiting the sites below: Practicing Physicians of America, co-founder https://practicingphysician.org/  Facebook: @PPAofUSA Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, board: https://www.bchip.org/ Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intel, editorial Board: https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/
1:22:45
February 17, 2020
EP76 - The Pentad of Disorders - Linda Bluestein, MD
In this episode of the Get Healthy Podcast, Linda Bluestein MD explains the "Pentad" of disorders.  Pentad means 'five', and these are 'five' disorders that seem to be connected in many patients.  If a patient has one of these disorders, then they have a higher chance of also having one or more of the other four.   They are:  1 - connective tissue disorders (Link) 2 - dysfunction of the autonomic system (Link)  3 - mast cell activation syndrome - MCAS (Link)  4 - gastrointestinal disorders (Link)  5 - auto-immune disorders (Link)  These disorders can often be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms may not be specific.  Dr. Bluestein offers tips, guidance, and her experience as she helps patients navigate these difficult-to-diagnose conditions. A good rule of thumb to remember is:  "If you can't connect the issues, think connective tissues!" Learn more by visiting Dr. Bluestein's page at: hypermobilitymd.com https://www.healthydancercanada.org/linda-bluestein.html Thank you for listening!
1:01:25
February 9, 2020
EP75 - ED and Men's Reproductive Health with Aaron Grotas, MD
In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Dr. Ferguson speaks with urologist Aaron Grotas, MD about ED and men's reproductive health. Everything you ever wanted to know about the various medication, procedures, implants, pumps, and even shockwave therapy that is used to treat ED.  Dr. Aaron Grotas, MD is a board certified urologist in New York. He is affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Website: newyorkuro.com.  Twitter: @draarongrotas  Facebook: @New York Urologist
39:53
February 3, 2020
EP74 - Food Allergen Desensitization - Sakina Bajowala, MD
If you or someone you love is living with a serious food allergy, you need to listen to this episode.  Sakina Bajowala, MD discusses Food Allergen Desensitization.  Essentially an allergy management method where a patient's tolerance of a particular allergen is slowly increased. Dr. Bajowala helps patients overcome the 24-peanut challenge, where after 6-18 months of treatment a patient with a zero tolerance of peanuts can safely ingest 24 peanuts in one sitting without a reaction. This type of treatment can be effective for any type of food allergy.  For many who live with the fear of an allergic reaction, this treatment could be life changing. Dr. Bajowala is a food allergen specialist, a field that is growing rapidly within the medical community.  Thank you for listening! Dr. Sakina Shikari Bajowala is an internationally recognized physician, best-selling author, speaker, and health advocate.  Dr. Bajowala completed her medical training at Rush Medical College, followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Rush University Medical Center. The Medical Director of Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center, Dr. Bajowala is an expert in the highly specialized field of food allergen desensitization. She has successfully treated hundreds of patients with life-threatening food allergies, and has developed her own integrative protocols to optimize the safety and efficacy of this immunomodulatory procedure. Dr. Bajowala is also the author of the #1 best-selling book, "The Food Allergy Fix: An Integrative and Evidence-Based Approach to Food Allergen Desensitization", and is a dynamic educator and speaker on the topic of integrative food allergy treatments. Dr. Bajowala dedicates her volunteer time to a variety of advocacy efforts, including food allergy, physician wellness, consumer safety, and environmental health. Social Media: Facebook: facebook.com/allergistmommy Twitter: @allergistmommy Instagram: @allergist.mommy Related Links include: www.oit101.org Facebook: @foodallergytreatmenttalk Facebook: sublingualfoodtherapyforfoodallergies
32:50
January 22, 2020
Episode 73 - Breast Cancer and Sexual Health - Dr. Becky Lynn
Becky Lynn, MD returns to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.  Dr. Lynn and Dr. Ferguson discuss women's health during and post-menopause.  Topics include breast cancer, sexual health, relationships and other topics relevant to women. Women's sexual health can still be taboo, but discussing it with a doctor shouldn't be.  Dr. Lynn describes how she runs her innovative direct-care practice, which includes seeing patients via on-line video chat as well as having regularly scheduled days when patients are not billed but rather are given the option to pay-what-they-can.  No patient is turned away. To learn more about direct-care and why it's better for you (the patient) listening to this episode is a must.  Hint: You deserve more than 7 minutes with your doctor!   Dr. Lynn practices in Chesterfield, MO. For more information, Dr. Lynn may be reached through: www.evorabydrbeckylynn.com Twitter: @beckyklynn Facebook: @WomensSexHealthMD Instagram: beckylynnmd YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCbbBwOBHMtXDuRDAcnLBeFQ?view_as=subscriber Thank you for listening!
38:31
January 15, 2020
Episode 72 - Back pain relief and spinal cord stimulators - Dr. Steve Falowski
If you or someone you know is living with chronic pain, there is definitely hope for effective pain relief. Dr. Ferguson hosts returning guest Dr. Steve Falowski as they discuss spinal cord stimulators.  Which ones work better, how they work, and the rapid improvements in spinal cord stimulator technology over the past five years. Spinal cord stimulators are most often used by patients with chronic pain, such as those suffering from chronic back pain, CRPS, etc. The stimulators apply electric pulses directly to the spinal cord and thereby reduce the level of pain experienced by the patient. Dr. Falowski explains how the different types of spinal cord stimulators work, and where the current research on the topic is focused. This is an area of intense research and the results are very promising. In recent studies on patients who have a "virgin back" (i.e. have never had back surgery), the use of spinal cord stimulators often results in better pain relief than back surgery. Remember, you can try out a spinal cord stimulator to see if it works but you can't try out back surgery! To learn more about spinal cord stimulators, speak with your primary pain care provider or request to see a pain management specialist. Dr. Falowski received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practices at the Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, located at 160 N Pointe Blvd Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601   Website: https://www.argiresmarotti.com/physicians-and-staff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArgiresMarotti/ Thank you for listening!
29:47
January 12, 2020
Episode 71 - Julie Ramos, MD - Hypertension and Lifestyle changes
Cardiologist and Health Coach Julie Ramos MD discusses why most patients prefer pills over lifestyle changes, even when a lifestyle change is the most appropriate way to address a particular health concern.  What is hypertension and why is it a diagnosis we should never take lightly? Dr. Ferguson was diagnosed with high blood pressure last year and he shares his personal story of how he addressed it.  (It wasn't pills!) How does a cardiologist exercise?  Dr. Ramos explains why her exercise regimen includes weight training and that has changed her life. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Ramos discuss heart health, hypertension, and lifestyle choices in this informative podcast about your heart. Julie Ramos, MD is a cardiologist in New York, NY and is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell. She received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  Dr. Ramos can be reached through Instagram @healthyeatingmd 
37:14
January 5, 2020
Episode 70 - Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain - Jessica Stern PhD
Acute pain is a symptom, chronic pain is a condition.  But what does that mean exactly?  How long does acute pain last and under what conditions can acute pain become chronic?  Dr. Ferguson interviews returning guest Dr. Jessica Stern as they discuss diagnosing and managing chronic pain. Living with pain can be a personal struggle that others may find difficult to understand. Increased visits to doctors and specialists can cause medical bills to pile up which in turn can cause anxiety and depression which can make the pain worse. Before you know it you're in a downward spiral. Good days can quickly turn for the worse.  This podcast is an insightful conversation between two pain specialists that is not to be missed! Dr. Stern is a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor at the  Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Psychiatry Associates at NYU Langone Health, in New York, NY. For more information, please consider following Dr. Stern on Twitter @DrJessicaBStern 
38:10
November 9, 2019
Episode 69 - Anu and Hema Kathiresan - Egg Freezing 101
Hema and her sister Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, speak about the practicalities of freezing one's eggs.  What is the recommended age, how how much it costs, and what the procedure involves are all discussed in this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.     Hema decided to freeze her eggs recently and underwent the procedure.  She openly discusses her experience, while her sister Anu and Dr. Kris Ferguson, MD, add a medical context to the story. If you ever considered freezing your eggs, or know someone who is considering undergoing the procedure, this episode is a must listen!  Dr. Kathiresan is a repeat guest on the show, and her previous podcast also explored this topic. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, FACOG attended the Medical College of Georgia, did her residency at the University of Miami, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kathiresan currently practices in Texas. For more information, Dr. Kathiresan can be reached through: Instagram: @anukathiresanmd Facebook: @anu.kathiresan and her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCUetRFUJs7yZUT0AQAmknnA
36:59
October 27, 2019
Episode 68 - Joshua Wiedermann MD - Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist in Africa
Joshua Wiedermann MD lives and practices in Mekelle, Ethiopia.   In this inspiring interview, Dr. Wiedermann tells Dr. Ferguson about the daily challenges and rewards of living and practicing medicine in Ethiopia.  Specializing in ear and neck surgery, Dr. Wiedermann runs an Otolaryngology residency program in Ethiopia.   What's it like to practice medicine in that part of the world?  Why would a doctor pass on a lucrative career in the United States?  What is so special about Ethiopian furniture? Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out! For more information about Dr. Wiedermann, follow his blog at www.headandnecksurgeryinmekele.com How to Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/head-and-neck-surgery-in-mekelle-ethiopia&rcid=r01-155591454617-9f4f42c04a154646&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w Instagram: @hnsethiopia email: josh.wiedermann@gmail.com
27:21
October 12, 2019
Episode 67 - Battling Cancer with Shikha Jain, MD
Finding out you or someone you love has cancer can be a confusing and traumatic experience.  Gastrointestinal oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain offers her thoughts on chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and treatment options.  What is the difference between chemotherapy and immunotherapy?  What are the types of cancer that immunotherapy has been shown to be effective against? Listen in to this episode of the Get Healthy Podcast to hear Dr. Jain and Dr. Ferguson discuss why getting a second opinion is very important.  Also, where you get a second opinion can also make a difference.  Dr. Jain recommends getting a second opinion at an academic institution.    Tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle are also on offer, and hear what Dr. Jain does to keep her immune system strong and her own health in check. Shikha Jain, MD, FACP is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician on faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy and the Physician Director of Media Relations for the Rush University Cancer Center. Dr. Jain's clinical focus is Gastrointestinal oncology and her research interests include neuroendocrine tumors, precision oncology, immunotherapy and hepatocellular carcinoma.  She has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests also include diversity and equity in medicine and the impact of social media on medicine. Dr. Jain is the founder and host of the podcast "The Rush Cast." She has written for several organizations including Doximity, KevinMD, ASCO Connection. She was selected as a thought leader by Doximity and completed a year as a Doximity writing fellow.  She has also been an invited speaker on these topics and will be speaking at the Harvard Women's Leadership course this fall.  She is the founder of the social media group Dual Physician Families, and she is the COO of SoMeDocs (Doctors on Social Media).  Dr. Jain may be reached at the social media contacts below: Twitter: @ShikhaJainMD Instagram: @sjain03 www.shikhajainmd.com   www.womeninmedicinesummit.org For more information, visit www.gethealthy360.com Thank you for listening!
37:46
September 1, 2019
Episode 66 - Baby Abby - Congenital Heart Dad
The doctor spent over an hour analyzing my baby's heart during the 31-week ultrasound.  This was our second child and I knew something was not right.  Turns out Abby had a congenital heart condition.   Nothing can prepare you for that bit of news.  Nothing.   Don't waste time thinking about the what ifs.  Save your energy for getting ready.  Decisions need to be made.   Which hospital to deliver at?  Which hospital would be best for Abby post-birth?  What level of care can its NICU provide?  Which OB should deliver?  My OB did not have admitting rights at the hospital of our choice.   So many decisions.  Don't think about the what ifs.  I was afraid before the birth.  So many things can go wrong.  I knew they were going to take my baby from me.  Our three year old, our dog, our home all fell on my husband's shoulders.  He is the more rational one.   Just be strong and patient. Abby had an abnormality in her heart.  They had to stop Abby's heart before they could operate.  She looked "dead" just laying there. Nothing can prepare you for that. Her chest was kept open for 24 hours after the surgery.  Nothing can prepare you for that. Then you wait.  That's all you do in the hospital.  Just wait.  Waited for 56 days in the NICU.   I wasn't in control of anything.  I needed ownership of something.  I am her mother after all, but feedings and diaper changes were on the nurses' schedule.  The nurses' strength carried me through.  They were my rock.  They understood me as a person, and took the white coat out of it.  She has had three major surgeries.  This surgeon has never nicked an artery before, but he nicked one during one of Abby's procedures.  She was losing blood as quickly as they were giving it to her.  They replaced her blood volume twice.  She made it.  She is a fighter.  The stress and aggravation had to go somewhere.  Small things can lead to big arguments, but our marriage survived.  We promised to be at church every Sunday.  Every Sunday.  Over 50% of couples with seriously ill children don't make it.  That wasn't going to be us.  Our story is documented on our Facebook pages.  One of our posts had over a million views.  We used that momentum to raise money and help the NICU get more sound machines.   Have a late term ultrasound.  That's our advice.  Just schedule it. Even if you don't think you need it.  It will buy you time to prepare if something is not right.  Three operations and 10 months later Abby is fine. Abby should live a relatively long and healthy life.  We are fortunate.  We were able to bring our baby home. The biggest resource is other parents who have gone through something similar.  Reach out to us.  Here's our social media links: https://www.facebook.com/CHDad18/ - Congenital Heart Dad https://www.facebook.com/AbbysHeartUpdates/ - Praying for Abby's Heart https://www.facebook.com/thepracticalheartmom/ - The Practical Heart Mom
51:56
August 24, 2019
Episode 65 - Steven Falowski MD - Backpain Specialist
Everyone experiences back pain now and then.  But are you aware of the latest procedures that are being used to treat back pain? Topics covered include: - What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, also known as LSS? - How can pain from LSS be treated? - Have you heard of the MILD procedure? (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) - Do you find back pain relief when you are pushing a shopping cart? And much more! Neurosurgeon Steven Falowski MD sits down with Dr. Ferguson to talk all about back pain.  The symptoms, the different types, and the latest treatments. Don't miss this episode.  Back pain relief may be simpler than you think! Dr. Falowski received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practices at the Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, located at 160 N Pointe Blvd Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601   Website: https://www.argiresmarotti.com/physicians-and-staff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArgiresMarotti/ Thank you for listening!
36:08
July 25, 2019
Episode 64 - Anu Kathiresan MD - Just how do they freeze eggs and sperm ?
Ever wonder how human eggs and sperm are frozen?  Who is the ideal candidate for such a procedure?  What are its risks and benefits? Reproductive specialist and returning guest Anu Kathiresan, MD explains how the procedure is performed and why more and more people are deciding to undergo it. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, FACOG attended the Medical College of Georgia, did her residency at the University of Miami, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kathiresan currently practices in Texas. For more information, Dr. Kathiresan can be reached through: Instagram: @anukathiresanmd Facebook: @anu.kathiresan and her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCUetRFUJs7yZUT0AQAmknnA
13:20
July 17, 2019
Episode 63 - Kumkum Sarkar Patel, MD - Your First Contract Negotiation
What mistakes do young professionals make when negotiating their first contract?   When do you bring up parental benefits during the contract negotiations?   Is full time considered 30 or 40 hours a week?   What are the red flags every employee should look out for in the contract?   What are ways medical professionals can supplement their income?   Dr. Patel offers some excellent advice on how to negotiate your first employment contract.  Although geared to medical professionals, there is advice here for everyone. Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel is a double-board certified gastroenterologist practicing in downtown Chicago, with special training in the treatment of functional bowel syndromes and upper and lower GI motility disorders.  Using her Instagram platform @dr.gut_motility, she is raising awareness for IBS and motility diseases and hoping to educate, empower, inspire, and mentor! Kumkum Sarkar Patel, M.D., MPH Gastroenterology and Hepatology Illinois Center for Digestive and Liver Health @dr.gut_motility
20:07
July 7, 2019
Episode 62 - The Ugly Truth Behind Sex Trafficking in America
Human trafficking is much closer to home than you may think.  Girls as young as twelve from small towns to large cities across the US are routinely manipulated into joining the sex trade.    Lisa Sennholz works with victims of human trafficking through her organization, the Damascus Road Project.  Lisa details how traffickers, gangs, and social predators lure children into the sex trade and then manipulate them into staying. Rescuing these girls is challenging as they are often scared into talking to the authorities, and many victims have severe trauma and PTSD. The stories are real, they are frightening, and are much more common than you may think. You don't want to miss this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.   For more information, The Damascus Road Project can be found here: damascusroadproject.org/damascus-road facebook.com/damascusroadproject/ Lisa may be reached at  lisa@damascusroadproject.org  Thank you for listening!
1:48:26
June 30, 2019
Episode 61 - Crystal Beal, MD - Specializing in Queer Issues
Crystal Beal, MD is a practicing family physician who self identifies as queer.  Dr. Beal helps explain many of the terms, norms, and realities that affect the LGBTQQIAAP2S community in the context of healthcare. Dr. Beal shares stories of how healthcare service providers can often fail queer patients, and what changes to healthcare could make it more inclusive.  Dr. Beal also offers tips on how members of the queer community can find doctors and why she isn't a fan of online ratings. And what exactly does the acronym LGBTQQIAAP2S stand for?  Dr. Ferguson also looks up the term "gender unicorn" and if you would like to learn more about the gender spectrum, maybe you should look it up too!   (Gender Unicorn: https://www.transstudent.org/gender/ ) Dr. Beal owns and operates QueerDoc.com, which provides queer and gender focused healthcare online.  QueerDoc is an online doctor’s office for queer and gender affirming care for queer, trans, and gender diverse people run by a queer, non-binary doctor. For more information, Dr. Beal may be contacted through: queerdoc.com Facebook/Instagram: @queerdoc Twitter: @DocQueer Thank you for listening!
31:41
June 23, 2019
Episode 60 - Gretchen LaSalle, MD - Vaccines and why we need them
Why are measles making a comeback and how worried should you be?   Are children the innocent victims of our society's vaccine debate? What is herd immunity and why are we losing it? Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Ferguson dissect all the common arguments, myths, and truths about vaccines.  If you ever questioned the importance of vaccinations you owe it to yourself to hear this discussion between two doctors.  As healthcare providers on the front lines, doctors see the impact of vaccines on a daily basis. Gretchen LaSalle, MD is a family physician at the MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington.  Dr. LaSalle is the author of When the Answer to Vaccines is “No”,  published 6/2018 in The Journal of Family Practice.  She may be reached at www.gretchenlasallemd.com   
44:46
June 12, 2019
Episode 59 - Ben Solheim - What Exactly Is a Physical Therapist ?
Just what exactly is a Physical Therapist and what do they do?  How well trained are they and when should I seek one out? This episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast explores the world of physical therapy and how physical therapists work together with other physicians to help patients. Physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries) can effectively treat many kinds of ailments and can offer relief from the symptoms of numerous conditions.  Ben Solheim PT, DPT, OCS is a physical therapist at the Health In Motion clinic in Wausau, WI.  And what do all those letters after his name mean?  Tune in to find out! Mr. Solheim can be reached on Twitter at @BenSolheim and the Health In Motion clinic may be found at www.himwi.com Below are some additional links related to physical therapy. To find a PT Specialist visit: http://aptaapps.apta.org/DirectoryofCertifiedSpecialists/default.aspx  To find a PT (General) http://aptaapps.apta.org/findapt/default.aspx?navID=10737422525&UniqueKey= Thank you for listening!
30:36
June 6, 2019
Episode 58 - Bo Aucoin - Deciding to Change One's Gender
What drives individuals to consider changing their gender?  How does it impact their life, and the lives of their loved ones? Bo Aucoin is undergoing gender reassignment treatment.  After 30+ years of being known as a woman, Bo is becoming a man.  Bo and Dr. Ferguson discuss the life choices, life changes, and challenges associated with such a decision.  In this highly personal interview, Bo unpacks personal stories, family life, and how this decision has impacted Bo's day-to-day life.  Bo is an athlete who has competed in triathlons.  In 2018, Bo embarked on a 2,500 mile  solo bicycle ride to raise awareness of climate change and lifestyle choices we make that negatively impact the environment.  Her website, sweatandsoil.org, is dedicated to her efforts to help the environment.    For more information, Bo may be reached through the following channels: Instagram: mountaingoatnymph (personal) SweatandSoil (bike trip) Website: SweatandSoil.org Medium: Bo Aucoin Thank you for listening!
1:46:39
May 30, 2019
Episode 57 - Lara Sando, Ph.D. - Is my child suffering from separation anxiety?
Why is my son throwing a tantrum?  Why doesn't my daughter listen to me?  Should I be concerned about my toddler's behavior, or is he just craving attention? Young children are biologically programmed to remain in close proximity to their parents but how do children react to separation?  How does anxiety impact the development and behavior of children?  And what is a normal and healthy response to separation anxiety? Child Psychologist Lara Sando, Ph.D., makes sense of the often bewildering behavior patterns of children aged 0 to 5.  Insightful, educational, and funny, this episode is a must for any parent. Dr. Sando practices psychology at the Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica California. Thank you for listening!
1:02:04
May 23, 2019
Episode 56 - Alex Filipski, DO - A physician's perspective on Dying
Alexander Filipski, DO, offers a unique perspective on patients in the terminal phase of their illness.   How do doctors comfort the patients who have recently learned that they only have months to live?  How do doctors deliver the news, and prepare them and their families for a peaceful transition? Dr. Filipski is active in BALANCE, a program he helps run where the next generation of medical students are trained to have the empathy and emotions necessary to offer a high level of end-of-life care.   Doctors are people too, and doctors often go through the emotions of grieving and loss when a patient they are close to is facing death. Dr. Filipski practices family medicine at St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, NY.  Thank you for listening!
21:32
May 18, 2019
Episode 55 - Adam B. Hill, MD - Caregiver Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery
When doctors struggle with mental health, stress, and suicidal thoughts, who they turn to?  Adam Hill, MD, shares his deeply personal story of mental health challenges, addiction, and recovery.  Dr. Hill reminds us that we are human, and we all need help from time to time.    Dr. Adam B. Hill is the division chief of pediatric palliative care at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Hill is graduate of Butler University for his undergraduate work and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM).  He completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis University, a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University and a palliative medicine fellowship at Indiana University. His work in palliative care is focused on allowing patients to live the best quality of life possible, in the midst of chronic, life-limiting and/or life threatening medical conditions.  In addition, he works with colleagues on debriefing clinical work to decrease caregiver distress by finding meaning and purpose in the work and is the founder/director of Compassion Rounds at Riley Hospital for Children, a town hall humanities based forum to process human emotions in healthcare.   Dr. Hill has a passion for international medical work, with opportunities to work in Kenya, Belize, Mexico and Tanzania over the past decade. Dr. Hill also serves as the medical director for Camp Little Red door, a week long, full immersion summer camp for children/siblings living with cancer.  Finally, Dr. Hill is passionate about physician wellness and self-care in the context of changing the culture of medicine surrounding mental health conditions and addiction. In 2017, Dr. Hill published a groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine articled titled “Breaking the Stigma: A Physician’s Perspective on Self- Care and Recovery”. In this article and his lectures, Dr. Hill shares his own story of personal recovery from depression and substance use. As a result, Dr. Hill has become a national recognized lecturer on the topic, including an upcoming book publication with Central Recovery Press entitled “Long Walk Out of the Woods: Lessons from a Physician’s Addiction Recovery”, to be published in February 2020.   For more information, consider following Dr. Hill at the links below: Twitter handle: @AdamHill1212 Website: www.adambhillmd.com
43:43
May 2, 2019
Episode 54 - Jessica Stern PhD - Anxiety Disorders - It's more common than you think!
Do you suffer from Anxiety?  Is it something you should worry about?  What is a healthy level of anxiety and when does it start to impair your day-to-day functioning?   Jessica Stern, PhD, breaks down various anxiety disorders, anxiety symptoms, and what we can do to lower our overall level of anxiety. Dr. Stern is a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Psychiatry Associates at NYU Langone Health, in New York, NY. For more information, please consider following Dr. Stern on Twitter @DrJessicaBStern
58:59
April 27, 2019
Episode 53 - William Pullen - Dynamic Running Therapy
Imagine an accessible way to overcome anxiety, depression, obesity, and addiction while increasing motivation and self awareness.   Famous psychotherapist William Pullen, the founder of DRT (Dynamic Running Therapy), explains how DRT has helped thousands of people around the world improve their lives through running with mindfulness.  Anyone can do it, you don't need an appointment, and it's absolutely free. In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Mr. Pullen and Dr. Ferguson discuss how Mr. Pullen discovered running as a form of therapy, and how it can change your life. Mr. Pullen became famous through his TED talk, where he explained how running helped him address his own mental health challenges.  His book, Run for Your Life, is a thorough investigation into this new form of mindfulness.   Mr. Pullen has developed a Smatphone App, aptly named DRT, which helps guide the user along several different mindfulness meditation exercises.   App: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/drt/id1453059256?mt=8 Tedx Talk: https://youtu.be/Sq6393AreD4 Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241262828/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_LKQyCb0SHGDM4 Website: Dynamicrunningtherapy.com Twitter: @pullentherapy  Instagram: @d_runningtherapy 
40:15
April 20, 2019
Episode 52 - Anu Kathiresan, MD - IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology
Ever wonder how IVF works?  How can couples ensure their children don't inherit genetic disorders?  Can women in their 40's successfully conceive?  Anu Kathiresan, MD answers your questions about fertility and conception. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Anu Kathiresan, MD, FACOG attended the Medical College of Georgia, did her residency at the University of Miami, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kathiresan currently practices in Texas. For more information, Dr. Kathiresan can be reached through: Instagram: @anukathiresanmd Facebook: @anu.kathiresan and her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCUetRFUJs7yZUT0AQAmknnA
26:32
April 17, 2019
Episode 51 - Neil Paulvin, MD - Treating Lyme Disease
Lyme disease affects over 200,000 Americans each year and is present in all 50 states.  It's often difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat, especially when many patients don't even know they have it! Neil Paulvin, MD, explains why the symptoms of Lyme disease vary widely from case to case and why treatments can often take months, even years.  As one of the leading doctors in the treatment of Lyme disease, Dr. Paulvin sees patients from across the United States and even from places as far away as Canada. For more information, Dr. Paulvin may be reached at: www.doctorpaulvin.com Facebook and Instagram:  @drnpaulvin Thank you for listening!
28:02
April 16, 2019
Episode 50 - Tim Deer, MD - Pain Doctor Extraordinaire - An inspirational and motivational interview
How do you train for a 130-mile marathon, publish textbooks, preside over medical societies, organize medical conferences, practice medicine, and be a family man all at the same time?   Kris Ferguson, MD interviews the world famous Tim Deer, MD to reveal Dr. Deer's passions, hobbies, commitments and what drives Dr. Deer to be such a high performing individual.  Don't miss this insightful and inspirational podcast! Dr. Deer is the president of the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and past President of the International Neuromodulation Society.  Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Deer can be reached at: Instagram:  timdeer30a twitter:        @doctdeer Facebook: @tim.deer.7  Thank you for listening!
33:49
April 11, 2019
Episode 49 - Free N Hess, MD - Pediatrician - Child Safety
Children being hurt by falling furniture, internet predators, co-sleeping, you name it.  This pediatrician has seen it all!   Free N Hess, MD sits down with Kris Ferguson, MD to discuss child safety.  As a pediatrician, Dr. Hess comes face to face with the dangers that children and adolescents are exposed to and offers a wealth of information for parents on how to keep their children safe.  If you have children in your life, listening to this episode is a must!! For more information, Dr. Hess can be reached through the following channels. Website: www.PediMom.com LinkedIn: Dr. Free N. Hess FB: PediMom Twitter: @thePediMom IG: thePediMom YouTube: PediMom Pinterest: PediMom 
1:05:35
April 6, 2019
Episode 48 - Aaron Lapointe - Overcoming Limitations in Jiu-Jitsu and Life
Despite having a fully paralyzed right arm, Aaron Lapointe has obtained black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.  In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Aaron opens up about the lessons he has learned from martial arts as well as life.  As a clinical psychologist, Aaron describes what his greatest challenges were and how he overcame them.  Aaron also offers advice to parents on how to motivate and raise happy and successful children, and what are some common pitfalls that parents should be aware of.  Aaron credits martial arts with giving him the self confidence to overcome the various challenges life throws at him. For more information, Aaron may be reached on Facebook at @aaron.lapointe.92 Thank you for listening!
35:23
April 4, 2019
Episode 47 - Suzy Feigofsky, MD - Syncope Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiologist Suzy Feigofsky, MD explains Syncope Atrial Fibrilliation.   "Syncope" refers to fainting, and "Atrial Fibrillation" refers to an abnormal heart rhythm.  Dr. Feigofsky explains the different reasons why people faint, and how she goes about diagnosing new patients. Dr. Feigofsky offers tips on hydration, electrolytes, fluid intake, and many other tips from a cardiology perspective.  What is the most serious type of fainting?  What are the risk factors associated with blockage of the arteries?  Tune in to find out!  Dr. Feigofsky practices at the Iowa Heart Center is board certified in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology and specializes in heart rhythm disorders and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.  To learn more, please consider following Dr. Feigofsky at: Twitter @drsuzyfeigofsky Facebook @TheRealDrSuzy
42:41
March 28, 2019
Episode 46 - Marion Mass MD - Physicians Fighting to Lower Drug Prices
Marion Mass MD explains why drug prices are so high and she also discusses how a team of physicians and citizen groups are working on a bipartisan bill to stop third party payments and the "pay to play" model.  Dr. Mass is very active politically, and is the vice chair of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a non-profit group dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship through confronting laws and regulations that limits the ability of physicians to serve their patients. Last year, Dr. Mass published a paper entitled Saving America from the Four Horsemen of Health Care. You can learn more about Dr. Mass' efforts to challenge the status quo by visiting the sites below:   Practicing Physicians of America, co-founder https://practicingphysician.org/   Facebook: @PPAofUSA  Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, board: https://www.bchip.org/ Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intel, editorial Board: https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/
46:47
March 25, 2019
Episode 45 - Michael Dudenhoeffer - That Beefy Butcher
Michael Dudenhoeffer from That Beefy Butcher joins Kris Ferguson, MD in a discussion on the ins and outs of beef (literally).  What is the difference between grass fed and pasture raised?  Why does grass fed cost more than grain fed?  Can ground beef be trusted? Michael explains what made him decide to become a butcher a few years back, and why butchers are important.   If you have ever eaten a stake or a hamburger, you should definitely listen in! For more information, please consider visiting Michael's online content on Instagram,  YouTube,  Facebook Thanks for listening!
40:45
March 13, 2019
Episode 44 - Amber M. Yates, MD - Pediatric Hematologist - Sickle Cell Disease
Amber M. Yates, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss sickle cell disease and how it affects children.  Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that can have mild to serious complications.   What exactly is sickle cell disease and what can parents expect when they learn that their child has the disease?  Did you know that taking penicillin twice a day for the first five years greatly increases the quality of life for patients?  Are blood transfusions effective? Dr. Yates is the co-director of the Sickle Cell Center at the Texas Children's hospital in Houston You can follow Dr. Yates on Twitter at @sicklecelldoc Thank you for listening!
33:58
March 9, 2019
Episode 43 - Rand Diab, MD - Ophthalmologist - Lasik Surgery 101
Rand Diab, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD answer all your questions about Lasik.  What is Lasik, who should get it, who shouldn't, how much should it cost, and what are the risks?  Dr. Diab is an ophthalmologist who performs these surgeries on a daily basis. And what is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?  Tune it to learn more! For more information, you may contact Dr. Diab through: www.randdiab.com Twitter @randdiabmd Thank you for listening!
23:27
March 7, 2019
Episode 42 - Phil Boucher, MD - Pediatrician - Fears and Concerns of New Parents
Pediatrician Phil Boucher, MD talks to Kris Ferguson, MD about all the fears that new parents often have.  Which fears are overblown?  What are the red flags that demand immediate medical attention? Tune in to find out!  For more information, you may reach out to Dr. Boucher at the links below: Website drphilboucher.com Facebook/Instagram @drphilboucher Facebook group facebook.com/groups/drphil Thank you for listening!
36:05
March 2, 2019
Episode 41 - Rashmi Kudesia, MD - Reproductive Specialist
Kris Ferguson, MD welcomes Reproductive Specialist Rashmi Kudesia, MD to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to talk about everything you ever wanted to know about IVF.  (In Vitro Fertilization) How much does IVF cost?  What are the success rates?  Can you pick the eye color of your baby?  Can the embryo be screened for genetic diseases?  And much more. For more information, Dr. Kudesia may be contacted through social media at: Facebook/Instagram: @rkudesia Twitter: @rashmikudesia Web: www.houstonivf.net/about/physicians-and-staff/rashmi-kudesia/ Thank you for listening!
35:35
March 2, 2019
Episode 40 - Marley Doyle MD - Postpartum Depression and Women's Mental Health
Kris Ferguson, MD speaks with Marley Doyle, MD about postpartum depression and other psychological considerations associated with pregnancy.  Dr. Doyle is a reproductive psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health with a focus on mental health during pregnancy.   What exactly is postpartum depression?  What are the symptoms and most effective treatments?  And did you know that it can affect fathers as well? For more information Dr. Doyle can be reached on Twitter @DrMarleyDoyle  or at the University of Nebraska website www.unmc.edu/psychiatry Thank you for listening!
39:57
March 1, 2019
Episode 39 - Peter Grinspoon - A doctor who became addicted to opioids
Dr. Ferguson interviews Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a Harvard educated physician, who was addicted to opioids for four years before  he successfully confronted and conquered his addiction.   Dr. Grinspoon opens up about the absolute grip addiction had on his life, the web of lies he created to hide his opioid dependence, the challenges he faced during recovery, and how he regained control over his life.   Dr. Grinspoon wrote a book chronicling his ordeal called Free Refills. For more information, please visit Dr. Grinspoon's website at www.petergrinspoon.com or follow him on Twitter at @Peter_Grinspoon Thank you for listening!
52:17
February 27, 2019
Episode 38 - Mark J Kohler on Building Wealth
Dr. Kris Ferguson welcomes author, accountant, lawyer and all around tax expert Mark Kohler to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast.  Mark dishes on the wealth building strategies his clients are using, and gives tips that everyone can use. Mark is the second guest on this podcast to recommend real estate as a vehicle to grow your wealth.  Maybe there is something to it!  But there are other ways as well. Businesses do a lot more than generate income, they can help you save on your taxes as well.   Mark's books include: - 8 Steps to Start and Grow Your Business - The Tax and Legal Playbook: Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small-Business Questions - The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom: What Wall Street Isn't Telling You ... and many more. For information, visit Mark's website at www.markjkohler.com or contact him through: Mark J. Kohler, CPA, Attorney at Law KYLER KOHLER OSTERMILLER & SORENSEN, LLP KOHLER & EYRE, CPAs, LLP Offices in Irvine, California / Cedar City, Utah / Phoenix, Arizona Licensed CPA in California, Arizona and Utah Licensed Attorney in Utah www.markjkohler.com
33:33
February 24, 2019
Episode 37 - Hussein Gandhi GP - Explaining England's Healthcare System
Dr. Hussain Gandhi GP is a General Practitioner in England, and he explains how the English health care system, also known as the NHS, works.   How does the system work, and how much does it cost?  What are the wait times like?  Are people in England happy with it?  Is it really free?   Dr. Gandhi runs the site www.egplearning.co.uk and may be reached through Twitter at @drgandalf52  Thank you for listening!
1:03:16
February 23, 2019
Episode 36 - Brett Belsky - Teacher fired for playing Fortnite with his students
Kris Ferguson MD interviews Brett Belsky, a middle school teacher in Brooklyn NY about his recent suspension and firing.  Mr. Belsky played Fortnite, a popular online video game, with his students as a reward for academic achievement.   Is Mr. Belsky a visionary teacher who has found a new way to connect with his students, or is he deserving of punishment?  Hear Mr. Belsky's point of view and decide for yourself. Mr. Belsky may be reached at brebel@gmail.com and you may support Mr. Belsky through his GoFundMe page   Details of Mr. Belsky's ordeal has been published in the NY Post and The Daily Mail.
18:24
February 21, 2019
Episode 35 - Arthur Thexton - Former Medical Board Prosecutor
Dr. Kris Ferguson sits down with Arthur Thexton, a former State Medical Board Prosecutor, to discuss how the current opioid epidemic can open practicing medical professionals to personal liability, and disciplinary action. Mr. Thexton's motto is that "Everything works for somebody, but nothing works for everybody".  Our cultural expectation is that a pill will solve all ailments but it's not always the case.   After serving on the State Medical Board for 24 years, Mr. Thexton is now a consultant who advises doctors on compliance matters. He may be reached at: Thexton Law Offices Wauwatosa, WI 608-249-2702 akthexton@gmail.com
21:58
February 19, 2019
Episode 34 - David Galbis-Reig - Understanding Addiction
What exactly is addiction and how does it consume someone's life?  Are we now treating pain as though it was a disease in itself?  Are we asking patients the rights questions?  Dr. Galbis-Reig is one of the foremost experts on addiction and he sits down with Dr. Kris Ferguson to explore the latest research on addiction, opioids, and chronic pain.  
1:03:08
February 18, 2019
Episode 33 - Kevin Buford, MD - The Strength of Introverts
Kevin Buford, MD, has a passion for Introverts and Organizational Leadership and is an Introvert Executive and Life Coach.  Dr. Buford discusses introverts with Dr. Kris Ferguson.   Contrary to stereotypes, introverts can make great leaders, and have many strengths.  Even Batman is an introvert! Dr. Buford is a board certified Adult, Child and Addictions Psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare and psychological wellness within the department of defense.   Are you an introvert?  Take a free test on www.16personalities.com and find out.  For more information, please reach out to Dr. Buford at www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-buford  Kevin's FB page can be found at @KayBeetheImperfect
24:28
February 16, 2019
Episode 32 - Ben Lien - Minnesota State Representative
Ben Lien has been a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2012.  Mr. Lien sits down with Dr. Ferguson to discuss the state of American politics today, how partisanship can hurt the democratic process, and what politicians can do to be more effective.  Mr. Lien is known for making himself accessible, and he personally reads and responds to emails.  Should you need to contact Mr. Lien, his contact information is shown below.   Ph: 218-443-4813 rep.ben.lien@house.mn Mr. Liens's profile can be found at: https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/140941/ben-lien#.XCj6z_ZFyUk
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February 14, 2019
Episode 31 - Kathy Bowman - The Microfarm Beef Difference
Kathy Bowman owns and operates a microfarm with her husband, where they raise cows and sell beef.  Mrs. Bowman explains the differences between microfarms and industrial feed lots, and why microfarm beef is superior.   How did a city girl from Chicago move to Wisconsin and become an expert at raising cows?  Mrs. Bowman shares her personal story of how she discovered this fascinating hobby and lifestyle and how it has impacted her family.   For more information, Mrs. Bowman can be contacted at: 21farms@gmail.com k8mbowman@gmail.com Thank you for listening!
26:36
February 12, 2019
Episode 30 - Monique Tello, MD - Healthy Habits for Your Heart
Monique Tello, MD and Kris Ferguson, MD discuss Dr. Tello's new book, Healthy Habits for Your Heart.  The links between weight, heart health, and blood pressure are explored.  Dr. Tello explains why she doesn't like to prescribe pills for ailments that are best treated through diet and lifestyle changes, and she also has some surprising insights into supplements, and why they don't work as well as we are led to believe. For more information, please visit Dr. Tello's social media pages at: Twitter: @drmoniquetello FB: Dr. Monique Tello www.drmoniquetello.com www.health.harvard.edu/blog/author/mtello Thank you for listening!
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February 11, 2019
Episode 29 - Dr. Corriel - Physicians on Social Media
Dr. Corriel discusses the importance of physicians speaking out on all things health related.  Medical professionals have arguably the greatest impact on your overall health, and yet their opinions are often the least heard. Dr. Corriel is very active on social media and is a strong advocate for doctors making their voices heard.   For more information, Dr. Corriel may be contacted at: www.drcorriel.com Facebook @drcorriel #corriel #somedocs @doctorsonsocialmedia Thank you for listening!
20:56
February 10, 2019
Episode 28 - Kristen Stuppy, MD - Raising a child with ADHD
Dr. Stuppy is a pediatrician specializing in ADD/ADHD.  Dr. Stuppy shares her personal story about her daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD almost 10 years ago.   What kind of therapy seems effective for Dr. Stuppy's child?  What kind of medication has Dr. Stuppy's daughter tried? What is ADHD and what are the symptoms medical professionals screen for when making a diagnosis?  What are some of the common treatments?   There are some surprising misconceptions about the condition.  Even children who can focus for hours can still potentially have ADHD.   For more information, Dr. Stuppy may be reached through the following channels: drstuppy@doc4kidz.com / kkstuppy@gmail.com    http://www.pediatricpartnerskc.com     office 913-888-4567   fax 913-888-1277 Facebook: @PediatricPartnersOPKS , @ADHDKCTeen , and @Adhdkcorg Dr. Stuppy's blogs: http://questforhealthkc.com   http://adhdkcteen.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kstuppy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pediatricskc 
40:50
February 8, 2019
Episode 27 - Samantha Nazareth MD Visits the Consumer Electronics Show
Have you ever wondered what gets doctors excited when they visit the Consumer Electronics Show?  Listen in as Dr.  Samantha Nazareth tells Dr. Kris Ferguson about the latest gadgets and robots on display at CES, especially as they relate to overall health and well-being.   The robots are coming!   Samantha Nazareth, M.D., is a double board-certified gastroenterologist with interests and experience in emerging digital health/health care technology and the microbiome. She graduated from the only Ivy League medical program at Brown University. She subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at NYC's No. 1 ranked hospital, New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center, and then pursued an additional fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at world-renowned Columbia University Medical Center. After finishing her Hepatology fellowship, Dr. Nazareth went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and she continues to be sought out as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics and issues on eating, living wellness and gastrointestinal health by media that have included CNN, US News, Women’s Health, Bustle, Shape,  Popsugar, Mindbodygreen, Well and Good,  Reader's Digest, to name a few. For more information, Dr. Nazareth may be reached at www.drsamanazareth.com, or  @drsamnazareth  on Twitter and Instagram.
25:59
February 5, 2019
Episode 26 - Jerry Kaczmarek - Medical Marijuana saved my life. A police officer's story.
Jerry Kaczmarek was a police officer in New Orleans before an addiction to prescription pain killers began to take over his life.  For over ten years, Jerry struggled through divorce, alienation from his family, and thoughts of suicide before he moved to Colorado and discovered medical marijuana.   Jerry credits medical marijuana with helping him overcome his addiction to opioids and regain control over his life. This podcast is a personal and eye-opening examination of Jerry's life, the events that led him toward addiction, and how he was able to overcome an opioid addiction that kills over 50,000 Americans each year. A word from the team at GetHealthy360:  Please check with your primary care provider and your local law enforcement before using marijuana.
59:20
January 29, 2019
Episode 25 - Raja Sivamani MD - The Gut-Brain-Skin Connection and Ayurvedic Medicine
If you care about your skin, listening to this episode is a must!  This episode's guest is Raja Sivamani MD, a board certified dermatologist who explains the various factors that influence healthy skin.   Dr. Sivamani specializes in Ayurvedic medicine, and introduces the Ayurveda approach to inner health and outer health.  What is Ayurvedic medicine and how does it differ from Western medicine?  And what's wrong with low fat milk?   For more information, please visit Dr. Sivamani's website at www.learnskin.com , where board certified dermatologists have prepared and vetted information related to skin health.
37:02
January 25, 2019
Episode 24 - Nicole Nugent PhD - Childhood Trauma and Child Psychology
Dr. Ferguson interviews Dr. Nicole Nugent, a child psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children who have experienced extreme trauma. What tools and techniques are used by psychologists to manage trauma in children?  How does trauma affect a child's development long term?  And how can a therapist provide support that is often superior that of family or friends? Some people are fully aware of why we behave and feel the way we do, but many are not.  Psychologists can help us better understand ourselves, our emotions, and our behavior.   Nicole Nugent, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is a child clinical psychologist at the Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Research Center. Dr. Nugent serves as Director of Resilience and Psychological Services at the Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic. For more information, Dr. Nugent may be reached at nicole_nugent@brown.edu , or on Twitter @NicoleNugentPhD .
1:00:11
January 23, 2019
Episode 23 - Clodagh Ryan MD - Is Direct Primary Care the best model?
Dr. Clodagh Ryan has practiced medicine in Ireland, the UK, and now practices in the United States.  She is an advocate for the Direct Primary Care model she currently practices, which she believes is better than any system she has previously worked in. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Ferguson discuss the differences between concierge medicine, traditional primary care, and direct primary care.  Differences between health care in Europe and the US are also explored.  Dr. Ryan even plays some Irish music! For more information, please contact Dr. Ryan through social media at: www.caradirectcare.com Facebook/Instagram @caradirectcare Twitter @caradirectcare
40:30
January 15, 2019
Episode 22 - Daniel Erichsen MD - The Sleep Master - Battling Insomnia
In this Episode, sleep medicine doctor Daniel Erichsen talks about insomnia and what are some practical ways to treat it.  Even Dr. Ferguson speaks about his sleep challenges. How many hours of sleep do we need per night?  (Hint: It's less than what you might think) Have you heard about sleep hygiene?  What is the best way to deal with jet lag?  Does melatonin work?   And no, you probably don't have to worry about Fatal Familial Insomnia. For more information, please visit Dr. Erichsen's YouTube channel called Insomnia Insight via this link, or email him at daniel.erichsen@bedtyme.co Thank you for listening!
36:50
January 12, 2019
Episode 21 - Jessica Weiser MD - Cosmetic Dermatologist - Part 2 of 2 - Botox and Kybella
In part 2 of our interview with Dr. Jessica Weiser, she discusses Botox, Kybella, and shares her beauty secrets.  What is Kybella and can it really melt away a double chin?  The answer is yes!  Want to look refreshed after your next vacation?  Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out more. For more information, Dr. Weiser can can be reached on Instagram at @weiserskin  Thank you for listening! Jessica Weiser, M.D., is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She earned her B.A. with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Weiser completed her medical internship at New York University and trained in dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where she also served as chief resident in Dermatology. 
44:20
January 9, 2019
Episode 20 - Jessica Weiser MD - Cosmetic Dermatologist - Part 1 of 2 - Lasers and Stretch marks
In the first part of our interview with Dr. Jessica Weiser we discuss how lasers are used for cosmetic procedures, such as scars and stretch marks.   What type of lasers are there?  How do different skin colors affect the outcome of laser treatment?  What is resurfacing?  And why are facelifts becoming less common? For more information, please consider following Dr. Weiser on Instagram at @weiserskin  Thank you for listening! Jessica Weiser, M.D., is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She earned her B.A. with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Weiser completed her medical internship at New York University and trained in dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where she also served as chief resident in Dermatology. 
33:59
January 8, 2019
Episode 19 - Dr. Cecily A. Clark-Ganheart - High Risk Pregnancies, Weight Loss, and Fasting
In this episode Cecily Ganheart, MD discusses the factors that contribute to high risk pregnancies, and how modern medicine can mitigate those risks.  Dr. Ganheart and Dr. Ferguson also have an enlightening discussion about Dr. Ganheart's own personal experiences with birth, weight loss, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Is Aspirin effective against Preeclampsia?  How do doctors feel about home births?  What is selective reduction?  And how does bone broth fit into all this?  Listen to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to find out! For more information, you can follow Dr. Ganheart on instagram/facebook @ fastingworkgirl Website: www.fastingworkgirl.com. Email: info@fastingworkgirl.com   Dr. Cecily A. Clark-Ganheart, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist, who resides in the Kansas City Area.  She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  She went on to complete her residency in OBGYN at Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State in Flint, MI.  Dr. Clark-Ganheart completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital.  Aside from her clinical practice, she has taken an interest in health and wellness, particularly intermittent fasting and the nutritional benefits of eating a natural, human diet.  Through her own personal experiences, she hopes to inspire others to seek a balance between natural and traditional methods for optimizing true health.
1:04:40
January 6, 2019
Episode 18 - Rachna Patel - THC and CBD - Medical Uses, Challenges, and Legality
Medical marijuana and CBD expert Rachna Patel MD speaks with Kris Ferguson MD about the medical applications of these two substances.  It's an engaging conversation between two medical professionals. What is the difference between THC and CBD? What are the most common medical applications of these two products? Are these products legal? Why is medical research on THC and CBD so difficult? For more information on Dr. Patel's work, please visit: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNtN7JXpNKHAYA7ZdWzpi1A FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/ASKtheCBDexpert BOOK - https://amzn.to/2DNyXn4 www.DrRachnaPatel.com Thank you for listening! "Rachna Patel" is not a marijuana dispensary or a business related, associated, or affiliated with a marijuana dispensary. "Dr. Rachna Patel" does not in any way engage in or assist with the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, or online sale of cannabis or any cannabis product for medical use or otherwise.
42:50
January 3, 2019
Episode 17 - Andrew Tam - Losing 100 lbs on the Keto diet
Andrew was overweight and on blood pressure medication.  After doing research on the Keto diet, he decided to give it a try.  In a little over a year, he has lost over 100 lbs.  In this Episode, Andrew and Kris Ferguson MD talk about weight loss, Ketosis, and the valuable lessons Andrew learned along the way. The topics discussed include: - What is Ketosis?   - What are the risks with the Keto diet? - What is the weight loss secret the fitness industry doesn't want to discuss? - How do you know if you are in a state of Ketosis? - and why are most people in Asia so thin? Thank you for listening! For more information, Andrew can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505466680&ref=br_rs   Ketone meter Andrew used:  https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Ketone-Meter-Monitoring-System/dp/B0778RHL8C/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1545035421&sr=8-7&keywords=keto+blood+testing
47:02
December 30, 2018
Episode 16 - Sarina Pasricha - Healthy Gut Healthy Life
World renowned gastroenterologist Sarina Pasricha MD speaks with Kris Ferguson MD about gut health and why it's crucial to maintaining your health.  Dr. Pasricha answers every question you ever had about your gut and the trillions of bacteria that live there. Prebiotics vs Probiotics, healthy gut flora, the link between gut microbiome and obesity, antibiotics, foods to eat, foods to avoid, C-sections, and many more topics are discussed.  Even fecal transplantation.  (Yes, that's a thing.) For more information Dr. Pasricha may be reached at: Facebook, Instagram: @docsarina After completing her undergraduate training in biological anthropology and nutrition from Harvard University, Dr. Pasricha attended Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine for medical school. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina where she also received a Masters of Science in Clinical Research. She has published extensively in the most respected gastroenterology journals and has given more than 30 national presentations. In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards, she has received prestigious awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pasricha’s research background allows her to best use evidence-based medicine to individually treat her patients.  
36:06
December 24, 2018
Episode 15 - Natasha Abadilla - Domestic Abuse - A survivor's story
Natasha Abadilla was in a physically abusive relationship for almost two years.  She shares her personal story of how the abuse started, why she stayed in the relationship for so long, and how she was ultimately able to leave her abuser. Natasha's story is surprising in many ways.  How can this happen to a successful student at Stanford?  Why did she hide it for so long?  Why didn't anybody help? Natasha Abadilla is currently a third-year medical student at Stanford Medical School.  Her views on medical student life and social issues can be found on her blog as well as on Twitter: @natashhaabadilla.  If you are a victim of domestic violence and need support, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800−799−7233. 
23:28
December 22, 2018
Episode 14 - Linda Bluestein - EDS and Connective Tissue Disorders
In Episode 14 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Dr. Ferguson speaks with Linda Bluestein MD about connective tissue disorders such as Joint Hypermobility.   Dr. Bluestein is a former ballet dancer with an interest in treating individuals at a higher risk of developing connectivity disorders. Hypermobility may be advantageous early in life, but can lead to chronic pain later in life. To learn more, visit Dr. Bluestein's profile page at the link below.  https://www.healthydancercanada.org/linda-bluestein.html Thank you for listening!
1:00:11
December 21, 2018
Episode 13 - Michael McNett MD - An Insight Into Opioids - Addiction, Treatment, and Alternatives
Listen in as Michael McNett MD and Kris Ferguson MD, two experts in the field of pain management and opioids, discuss the opioid crisis from a medical point of view. Medical professionals have a duty to help patients improve their quality of life, but are opioids the best option? How common is opioid addiction, and what are the best methods for helping those suffering from dependency? These two professionals are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.  They treat patients suffering from pain, they administer treatments, are often the first to spot addicts, and when medically justified prescribe opioids for those who need them.
41:50
December 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Becky Lynn MD - Part 2 - Low Libido, Vulvodynia, and Menopause
This episode is the second interview with Dr. Becky Lynn, in which she explains low libido in menopausal women and what treatments are available. Yes, low libido is a real medical condition affecting a large proportion of women and there are treatments available. Dr. Lynn and Dr. Ferguson also discuss the painful condition known as vulvodynia, and the different types of treatments that offer relief. For more information, Dr. Lynn may be reached through: Twitter: @beckyklynn Facebook: @WomensSexHealthMD Instagram: beckylynnmd YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCbbBwOBHMtXDuRDAcnLBeFQ?view_as=subscriber Thank you for listening!
31:47
December 17, 2018
Episode 11 - Becky Lynn MD - Part 1 - Low Arousal, High Arousal, and Sexual Health
In Episode 11 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Becky Lynn MD talks about common sexual health disorders such as low arousal, high arousal, and painful intercourse. This episode is full of topics you always wanted to know about, but were afraid to ask. For more information, Dr. Lynn may be reached through: Twitter: @beckyklynn Facebook: @WomensSexHealthMD Instagram: beckylynnmd YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbbBwOBHMtXDuRDAcnLBeFQ?view_as=subscriber Thank you for listening! Dr. Becky Lynn is the Director of the Center for Sexual Health at Saint Louis University (SLU) in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a trained Sexual Counselor. She is the current president of the St. Louis Gynecological Society and an active member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
36:40
December 14, 2018
Episode 10 - Stephanie King - Beating breast cancer and having a double mastectomy
Stephanie King speaks to Kris Ferguson MD about her battle with breast cancer. In this candid interview, Stephanie opens up about her diagnosis, her double mastectomy, and how it has impacted her life. Stephanie also discusses how she found the strength she needed as well as the relationship she has with her three year old daughter. For more information, you may reach out to Stephanie on the following platforms: facebook.com/wellnesssquadcollective instagram.com/wellnesssquadcollective Email: wellnessmamaessentials@hotmail.com Thank you for listening!
44:22
December 11, 2018
Episode 9 - Richard A. Tucker - Former DEA agent speaks about the opioid crisis
Prescribing opioids involves medical, ethical, and legal questions that are often conflicting. Richard Tucker from the Drug Education Consulting Group speaks with Kris Ferguson MD on how medical professionals can prescribe opioids in a law abiding way, while maintaining their mandate to help patients who are suffering from pain. A retired DEA agent, Mr. Tucker runs the Drug Education Consulting Group, a consulting firm advising doctors and hospitals on controlled substances and legal compliance. For more information, visit The Drug Education Consulting Group on Facebook at @drugeducationgroup, or email Mr. Tucker directly at richard.tucker@drugeducationgroup.com Thank you for listening!
58:26
December 8, 2018
Episode 8 - Eric S. Tait M.D. MBA - Burnout, Health Care, Marriage, Personal Finance
In this Episode, Kris Ferguson speaks with Eric S. Tait from thephysiciansroad.com. The range of topics include dealing with burnout, the mechanics of how the health care system works and why you receive the level of care that you do, why choosing your significant other is so important, and the right way to think about personal financial health. Eric S. Tait MD's insights, experience, and in-depth knowledge make for a very engaging discussion. If you would like more information, Dr. Tait can be reached at eric@thephysiciansroad.com Thank you for listening!
1:25:02
December 4, 2018
Episode 7 - Nancy Yen Shipley MD - An unusual path to Medical School and being a surgeon
Nancy Yen Shipley MD tells Kris Ferguson MD about her unconventional path to medical school, the life of an orthopedic surgeon, and the other passions of her life. Dr. Shipley is living proof that it is possible to become a doctor later in life. She has some surprising advice about torn ACL's, childhood sports, and even skin care products. If you have additional questions, Dr. Shipley may be reached at: Facebook: @nancymdpdx IG & Twitter: @_nancymd LinkedIn: @nancyyenshipleymd Thank you for listening!
51:26
November 23, 2018
Episode 6 - Aly Wilhelmi Downs - Pageantry, Occupational Therapy, and Public Speaking
In Episode 6 of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast, Kris Ferguson speaks with Aly Wilhelmi Downs, Mrs. North Dakota 2013 about pageants, her occupational therapy career, her successful public speaking events, and how she  coached Mrs. USA!   Aly Wilhelmi Downs opens up about her life. What do beauty pageant contestants eat? What kind of skin care products do they use? How does she find the time for all of her commitments? For more information, visit Aly's Facebook page at: Coping with Stress: Crown Your Health  @crownyourhealth
1:07:06
November 23, 2018
Episode 5 - Nicky Wolfgram - Having quadruplets and raising children with special needs
Nicky, with her husband and two children, were living a quiet life until Nicky found out that she was having quadruplets. Nicky and her husband would find themselves facing life changing decisions regarding the children's medical care, bankruptcy, legal custody of their special needs child, and making it all work. This is an emotional story of loss, love, and strength.
1:15:15
November 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Jennifer Weiss MD - Pediatric Surgery
Kris Ferguson MD has an engaging conversation with Jennifer Weiss MD about childhood injuries, dangerous sports, medicating children, and other topics. Which sport does a pediatric surgeon forbid her children from playing? And did you know that only about 1-in-6 pediatric surgeons are women? Listen in to find out more! For more information, you may reach Dr. Weiss at: http://jenniferweissmd.com/blog/ twitter and instagram @mymomthesurgeon LinkedIn Jennifer Weiss MD mymomthesurgeon Thank you for listening!
47:51
November 21, 2018
Episode 3 - Julie Stender - Gastric Bypass
In this episode Kris Ferguson MD speaks with Julie Stender about her life before and after gastric bypass surgery. Julie opens up about her struggles with weight gain, her frustrations with diets that didn't work for her, and the difficult decisions involved with gastric bypass. Julie has lost over 200 lbs and is a success story, but it wasn't easy! For more information, check out Julie's Instagram page at @refiningme0405_rny
27:42
November 21, 2018
Episode 2 - Nicholas Maraj - Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self Esteem
Kris Ferguson MD talks with Nicholas Maraj, a Clinical Therapist specializing in treating patients with anxiety and depression. This interview examines the methods and challenges associated with identifying and treating anxiety and depression. Nicholas also offers his unique perspectives on the human condition, gained from his extensive international travels. For more information, please visit Nicholas' website at nicholasmarajcounselling.com or email him direct at nicholas.maraj@gmail.com  Thank you for listening!
47:46
November 20, 2018
Episode 1 - Laurie Boore-Clor MD - Dementia and PTSD
Laurie Boore-Clor MD sits down with Kris Ferguson MD to discuss Dementia and PTSD. Topics discussed include symptoms, treatments, common myths, and advice for affected families.
34:33
November 20, 2018