The Healthcare Podcast

Diet, Health and Diabetes - Dr Erik Richardson - Ep. 6

An episode of The Healthcare Podcast

By Saltzer Health
Thank you for listening to THE HEALTHCARE PODCAST with Dr. K and Linsy.

We aim to uncover the myths of modern healthcare to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. Each episode we have different guests on the show that are in the Healthcare industry and practice locally in the Treasure Valley.

Dr. John Kaiser is a practicing OB/GYN and the president of Saltzer Health. Linsy Heiner is a healthcare advocate and mother of four kids.

Now..... let's talk healthcare.

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Behavioral Health with Dr. Elaine Davidson and Maria Torres - Ep. 12
When Dr. Elaine Davidson sees a patient with depression, she can walk down the hall and introduce them to Maria Torres for treatment. Torres is a licensed clinical social worker who treats patients referred by Saltzer Health primary care providers. In this episode, Dr. Davidson and Torres talk about the new Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration program at Saltzer Health. They believe that providing services in a quick, seamless process will help improve outcomes for patients with depression, suicidal ideation and other behavioral health challenges. Dr. Davidson and Torres work collaboratively using the same medical record so they can track a patient’s progress with mind and body. They say that patients are “amazed and grateful” to receive this level of care so close to home. Help is available if you or a loved one needs it. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. If you are in an immediate medical crisis, please call 911. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Listen Here: https://bit.ly/2lUQYcd  Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS  Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaltzerHealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltzerhealth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/salt... Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltzerHealth Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/saltzerhealth
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Taking Care of Our Eyes - Ophthalmology with Dr. Hainsworth - Ep. 11
Ophthalmologist Kenneth Hainsworth, MD, focuses on eye health in patients of all ages. Before joining Saltzer in 2002, Dr. Hainsworth completed a four-year residency in medical school. He treats eye and medical conditions, prescribes glasses and conducts surgery. In this episode, Dr. Hainsworth uses plain language to talk about prescribing glasses for 14-year-olds with blurry vision, the causes of pink eye in children, the impact of diabetes and glaucoma, and the importance of regular eye exams. Dr. Hainsworth is bilingual as a result of living in South America for two years. He says that he uses his Spanish language skills daily at his Saltzer Health clinics in Nampa and Caldwell. To make an appointment with Dr. Hainsworth, please call 208-463-3000. -----------------------------------   The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!   Listen Here: https://bit.ly/2lUQYcd Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaltzerHealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltzerhealth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/salt...  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltzerHealth Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/saltzerhealth
41:53
September 17, 2019
How to Eat Healthy and Eat Locally - The Healthcare Podcast - Ep. 10
We all try and commit to eating healthier food at points in our life... but sometimes it can be really hard!   With little time to prepare healthy meals, sometimes it’s easier to make a quick stop for a high-calorie snack than to shop for an apple or a banana. What can we do to eat more fruits and vegetables? In this week’s episode, Pohley Richey, a longtime local registered dietitian and Nampa farmer Janie Burns talk about the benefits of locally grown food, farmer’s markets, the Idaho Preferred program and how to prepare healthy meals. As a nutrition coach at PIVOT by KA and instructor at the Boise Urban Garden School, Richey teaches kids and adults new ways to look at food. She helps families “demystify cooking” and learn how to make zucchini roll-ups, striped beet chips and delicious crispy broccoli roasted in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Janie Burns is a member of the Treasure Valley Food Coalition and leader in the Boise Farmer’s Market. She says that farmers are educators, too. They gladly offer advice about their seasonal produce, how to cook locally grown meat and encourage kids to plant their own vegetables. She also helps address barriers in neighborhoods where healthy food is just not accessible. To meet the needs of these “food deserts,” Burns has advocated for mobile market programs that deliver healthy food to people with transportation challenges. Burns and Richey believe that healthcare providers can help their patients make healthy food choices. Nationwide, more physicians are writing prescriptions for kids and adults to buy fruits and vegetables. Tune into the podcast to learn more about how to inspire people to make the healthy choice the easy choice. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaltzerHealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltzerhealth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/salt... Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltzerHealth Podcast: https://anchor.fm/saltzer-health Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/saltzerhealth
40:22
September 3, 2019
Paramedics in Idaho - Ep. 9
What is the No. 1 reason people call the paramedics in Ada County and Canyon County?  Falls or tumbles from ladders and roofs result in the most 911 calls in the valley. In this week’s episode of The Healthcare Podcast, Peder Humlen-Ahearn and Dan Bates talk about stats, best and worst days on the job, training requirements, the need for more funding sources and how innovative new technology can help save people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. They also share updates on a Community Paramedics Program that can prevent needless visits to local emergency rooms and provide better care for patients in their homes. Since the founding of EMS in the 1960s, Humlen-Ahearn and Bates are proud that paramedics and EMTs have become a vital component in the delivery of healthcare in the Treasure Valley. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/
43:22
August 20, 2019
Life-changing Research - Dr. Aguilar - Ep. 8
New Podcast episode! Life-changing research is being done right here in the Treasure Valley. In this episode of The Healthcare Podcast, Dr. Aguilar and colleagues Melanie Buchanan and Stacy Gonzales talk about Saltzer Health Research projects. Dr. Richard Aguilar and Dr. Stanley Stringam are Co-Medical Directors for Saltzer Health Research. They, along with other dedicated colleagues, have completed more than 90 clinical trials since 2000 helping Saltzer Health develop a national reputation for excellence in research. A long time Saltzer Health Pediatrician, Dr. Aguilar has been a champion of clinical trials that have helped advance medical treatment of patients affected by Rotavirus, HPV, Phenumococcal Disease and many more. Currently, he is engaged in a new infant vaccine trials for RSV, Meningitis B and Pneumococcal Disease. Dr. Stringam, Internal Medicine Physician, is currently conducting and has completed many trials involving diabetes, kidney disease and high cholesterol. Other recruiting studies include insomnia, maternal RSV and influenza. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/
27:36
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Vaccines and Immunizations - Dr. Copeland and Heather Gagliano - Ep. 7
Do you have kids going back to school? Have they been vaccinated?  With a recent measles outbreak, the upcoming flu season and the importance of childhood immunizations - each of these topics are needed to be discussed. We sat down with Dr. Katie Copeland and Heather Gagliano in this podcast episode to talk about what the options are.  Dr. Copeland is a Saltzer Health pediatrician and Gagliano is a former school nurse who serves on the Idaho Immunization Coalition. Dr. Copeland is emphatic about the benefits of immunizations and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of society, including pregnant women and infants. Listen to this episode here: https://bit.ly/2YdJxKO Learn More about the podcast here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/ ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/
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July 23, 2019
Diet, Health and Diabetes - Dr Erik Richardson - Ep. 6
Every day, Dr. Erik Richardson treats patients suffering from diabetes and other illnesses resulting from obesity. A family practice physician, Dr. Richardson sees the obesity crisis firsthand. When asked about the Keto or the Genesis diets, but Dr. Richardson counsels his patients to “keep it simple.” Start by cutting out sweets and liquid calories, exercise, educate yourself and try a couple of new recipes a week. He also talks with parents and teaches them about foods to avoid and appropriate snacks. “If we don't stop that family tree of obesity is just going to continue.” In this episode, Dr. Richardson also talks about safe weight loss, bariatric surgery, impacts of fast food addictions, benefits of nutritional counseling, problems with insurance reimbursement rates, and other issues related to rising rates of obesity. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/
41:34
July 9, 2019
Answering Common Pregnancy Questions - Dr Megan Kasper MD - Ep. 5
How do pregnant women choose their obstetrician?  Expectant mothers are looking for a physician who will listen and build trust, says Saltzer Health OB/GYN Megan Kasper, MD. Kasper prides herself on working closely with her patients to develop a birth plan that is uniquely tailored to each new mother. She also takes the time in her clinic to talk with her patients about the health of their relationships and ensuring that babies come into a safe and nurturing environment. In this Podcast, Kasper shares her expertise on prenatal care, genetic testing, sedation, hospital delivery, vaccinations, Caesarean sections and other topics related to pregnancy and birth. ----------------------------------- The Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access and innovation. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to comment on social media and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Watch here: https://bit.ly/2KCP4rS Learn More here: https://saltzerhealth.com/podcasts/
47:10
June 25, 2019
The Opioid Epidemic - Dr. Shane Maxwell, DO and Jason Coombs - Ep. 4
The opioid epidemic has touched every corner of America. There were 47,600 deaths involving opioids in 2017 according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this episode of The Healthcare Podcast, Dr. Shane Maxwell and recovering addict Jason Coombs have a far-reaching, candid conversation about the risks, treatment, and challenges facing physicians and patients in our country.   Dr. Maxwell is board-certified in both neurology and pain management. He worked for Saltzer before joining Idaho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.   Most people he sees treat their pain with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and then advances to muscle relaxants and medications for nerve pain. Some try acupuncture, massage therapists and other treatments. Dr. Maxwell says many of his patients come to him after receiving narcotics from other providers.   He would prefer, however, to see patients before they are already using narcotics so he can identify the risks of abuse and addiction and gather personal history medications and alcohol use, incarceration, family history, psychiatric history of depression and anxiety.   When patients show up in our clinic who have been using narcotics for years, it is difficult to “unwind,” Dr. Maxwell says. He can request records and review a history of patients’ medications but HIPAA restrictions prevent him from calling patients. Rarely do patients admit that they are addicted. Physicians can’t force patients to seek support services.   Jason Coombs has personal experience with the dangers of opioids. A car accident led him to narcotics and the discovery that opioids helped him feel euphoric.   An inspirational speaker and author, he owns the Brickhouse Recovery treatment center in Meridian. Coombs would like to educate families about chemical dependency and help strip away the stigma of addiction.   While resources have been scarce to treat addictions, Coombs and Dr. Maxwell agree that more dialogue has raised awareness. A next step is to develop policies that help people build trust, rapport, and knowledge. More info here: SaltzerHealth.com Full Podcast here: https://bit.ly/2WIot3j
49:27
June 11, 2019
Family Physical and Mental Health with Wendy Siegersma - Ep. 3
Raised on a dairy farm by immigrant parents, Dr. Wendy Siegersma developed an interest in medicine as a child during visits to an orthopedist for a club foot. Her mother, a former nurse, further nurtured her dream for a career in health care. “I just thought it was a wonderful way to interact with people and to help people,” says Dr. Siegersma, a 20-year family practice physician at Saltzer Health. Siegersma takes pride in building trust and relationships with her patients and she understands the importance of getting to know her their medical histories and treating mind and body. In this how to stay healthy – from childhood into your twilight years. She recommends staying active, eating healthy and visiting the doctor regularly for wellness checks and immunizations. Diet, exercise, medication management, and family history are all key pieces of the health puzzle. Dr. Siegersma is proud that Saltzer Health is integrating behavioral health into clinic visits, particularly for teens and young adults. Addressing mental health issues early can impact the health of her patients. Make an appointment or learn more about Dr. Siegersma here: https://saltzerhealth.com/provider/wendy-siegersma-m-d/
28:26
May 28, 2019
Understanding Sleep with Dr. Rasmus - Ep. 2
Do you have trouble sleeping?  After a fitful night’s sleep, you feel drowsy all day.  Dr. Mark Rasmus, a sleep specialist at Saltzer Health, treats children and adults at clinics in Nampa and Boise. In this podcast, Dr. Rasmus talks about the myths associated with sleep, how much we need as we age, insomnia, snoring, caffeine, melatonin and how to prevent jet lag. Dr. Rasmus warns about the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to sudden cardiac death and disorders like high blood pressure, diabetes heart disease and strokes. He says you can help yourself be a better sleeper. Listen to your biological clock, avoid blue wave light close to bedtime and get up out of bed when the alarm awakens you. For patients who need medical care to help them sleep, Dr. Rasmus studies brainwave abnormalities and breathing disorders. He believes that the future of treating sleep disorders is offering coordinated care or multidisciplinary sleep centers where providers evaluate and treat patients with help from nurse practitioners and other “mid-levels” who can provide follow-up care. An expert in his field, Dr. Rasmus will help you understand what you can to get a good night’s sleep.
37:07
May 14, 2019
Saltzer Health and BVA with Ed Castledine - Ep. 1
A new Healthcare Podcast hosted by Dr. John Kaiser and health advocate Linsy Heiner aims to uncover the myths of modern healthcare, to help families discover cost transparency, improved access, and innovation. In this introductory episode, we learn more about Dr. Kaiser and meet Ed Castledine, CEO of Saltzer Health, and learn about a new vision for Saltzer Health to bring innovation, choice and cost transparency to healthcare in the Treasure Valley. Dr. Kaiser is a former IBM engineer who moved to Idaho 20 years ago after completing his medical training. He is a practicing OB/GYN and CEO of Saltzer Health Clinics. Ed is a former St. Luke’s leader whose passion for population health started on childhood trips with his mother, a nurse, to visit her home health care patients in Nampa. While the cost of health care is very complex, Dr. Kaiser wants to focus on preventing illnesses and redirecting resources to care for people who are very sick. He sees opportunities to cut overhead costs and help patients understand what they can do to make it less costly.  At Saltzer Health, primary care is the foundation for a patient’s health care. When people can’t get an appointment to see their doctor, their problems become more acute and it escalates the cost. Referrals for specialty care services are made when it is the most cost-effective and efficient for the patient.  Ed Castledine said that Saltzer Health is developing a plan to prevent expensive hospital visits and do more surgery in outpatient centers. And because most Idahoans can’t afford their out-of-pocket health care expenses, Saltzer Health will be more transparent about the costs of procedures by making rates public,  using high-tech tools and working with insurance companies. Working together, these resources will enable Saltzer Health patients to compare costs and make educated fiscal decisions about their healthcare. Dr. Kaiser and Ed believe this most integrated approach will enable physicians to build trust with patients. Not only will doctors provide quality care, but they will also help patients better understand the financial impacts of their healthcare decisions.
52:24
April 30, 2019
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