Winning Healthcare Food Fights

Winning Healthcare Food Fights

By Hunter Schultz
Winning Healthcare Food Fights is a weekly online radio show covering important healthcare issues. Hear from physicians about getting better care, experts explaining how we arrived at our current mess, and how we clean it up!

Healthcare's solutions cannot possibly be described in 2 minute soundbites. It takes some time to sort through the mess to discover the attributes of great care and how we move forward.

The rewards are more confidence about the direction we must head, and what to do about it. Less fear, uncertainty and doubt.
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Preview: 2020 Healthcare Buyer's Guide
In this episode, Hunter previews the upcoming 4 part Healthcare Buyer's Guide including some of the most important attributes of care. Dr. Aimee Ostick's views on care coordination and continuity only reinforce their importance to better care. November isn't far away and there's a vital decision we must make. What kind of healthcare system will we have in the future? The sad part is most people have little clue about great care's attributes and benchmarks. Healthcare Super Users drive a large portion of our overall spending. Hunter connects the dots about why this is, and links to the research are below. He also shares some of the upcoming improvements to the show. Visit the show's website for more background information: https://winhff.com Super User sources: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/fixing-the-5-percent/532077/ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/01/24/the-hot-spotters https://www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com/inpatientoutpatient/superusers-lack-social-primary-care-resources https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22712694 https://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2015/05/03/targeting-the-superusers-of-healthcare-with-telehealth/#65f462b65cc7 https://www.leadingage.org/sites/default/files/Banner_Health_Case_Study.pdf
08:34
February 12, 2020
Medicine's Dark Side — But there's hope for doctors and patients
Medicine's Dark Side is deeper than one might think — But there's hope for doctors and patients to cope and overcome a secret problem with us for over 160 years. The Physician's Guardian Angel, and author of Human Rights Violations in Medicine, Dr. Pamela Wible, joins Hunter for a deeper conversation about what’s driving physician suicides and what we can do to prevent them.  This episode is a must listen for any parent with a child thinking about becoming a physician, in medical school or residency. So too for spouses of physicians.  Her deeply personal story about her own walk to the edge is compelling and enlightening. She unpacks “physician burnout” and why it’s the wrong word to describe the situation. They explore two simple things we can do to help prevent these tragic events. There are fundamental issues in care, which must be addressed to foster prevention. More secrecy is not the answer. It’s the system, Sam. Dr. Wible offers any medical school student or physician her support at: https://idealmedicalcare.org Human Rights Violations in Medicine is available from our Resource page: https://winhff.com/resources.html Watch her Death Row Health Care stand up comedy premiere at NYC's West Side Comedy Club here: https://vimeo.com/385107228
1:06:39
February 5, 2020
HIPAA Privacy Rights -- Are You Kidding?
HIPAA Privacy Rights aren't really about privacy. It’s more of a road map to grab your private health information. Just how much can they access?  Settle in and pay close attention to America’s foremost health privacy expert, Twila Brase, RN, PHN, as she shares the overall landscape. Gird your loins for a dive to ground level where a patient tells a doctor everything. What happens after that, is of deep concern for every American, regardless of a political party. It’s especially important for future generations and for people with health histories they’d not like published on the Internet. But, there’s a little-known secret to solve the current mess we are in. One stroke of a pen is all that’s needed. Come November 2020, the question we all must ask is who will most likely do it? Twila Brase is the President and Co-Founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom: https://www.cchfreedom.org/ She is the author of the bestselling book, Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records. Available here from Amazon: https://amzn.to/32EAswE or http://bigbrotherintheexamroom.com More of the links to topics mentioned on the show: Get out of the system: https://jointhewedge.com/ Admiral Michael Rogers at the Cleveland Clinic. Compare what NSA must do to read an American citizen's email or listen to a phone call. (22:39 mark medical privacy and the threat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU5UCCVT4D0&t=1428s Q & A Session (with a good question at the 20:13 mark about government databases): https://youtu.be/GsHAZ1-uW2c Visit Winning Healthcare Food Fights at: https://winhff.com Copyright 2020 – Winning Health Care Food Fights
45:38
January 29, 2020
Practicing the Art of Medicine requires a Relationship
Driving her passion for care, Dr. Melissa Jones of Priority One PC, in Charlotte, NC, understands that practicing the art of medicine requires a relationship. Over 15 years of practicing medicine, she cares for patients using medical science, but that’s only part of the story.  Like many of her peers, she’s fighting back against a systematic destruction of her profession by opening her new practice using the new standard of medical care excellence—Direct Primary Care.   How does she know it’s successful? It's overlooked by many and very simple. Listen in. Great care isn’t that complex. In fact, it’s a lot simpler than people believe. Find out why and more. For more about Dr. Jones, visit her site at: https://melissajonesdo.com Visit the Winning Healthcare Food Fights website at: https://winhff.com
55:28
January 22, 2020
Are you being served? Putting the Wow in care with Dr. Paul Thomas
American healthcare isn't known for great customer service. More like inconvenience. Dr. Paul Thomas thought differently and started Plum Health DPC in Detroit, MI. He learned a secret from other physicians. Changing the business model so his practice could focus on customer service and care. Along the way, he wrote one book and now helps other physicians looking for a better way to provide great patient care. Dr. Thomas went the never crowded extra mile too. He opened Plum Health DPC in the Corktown area of Detroit, instead of Grosse Pointe. Every day, he and his team provide proof old-fashioned American ingenuity is alive and well. They are putting the Wow back into care by giving great customer service.  Visit Plum Health at: https://www.plumhealthdpc.com His book, Direct Primary Care: The Cure for Our Broken Healthcare System, is available here: https://amzn.to/32FvyQ7 For more resources and other information, please visit our website: https://winhff.com
40:39
January 15, 2020
Is it an Opioid Crisis? Or Something Deeper: Dr. Molly Rutherford
Addiction recovery expert, Dr. Molly Rutherford from Bluegrass Family Wellness DPC in Crestwood, KY, joins Hunter with her front-line perspective on the Opioid Crisis and addiction. She answers the key question of what any solution must include to help 21-million Americans fighting addiction. Dr. Molly also addresses gateways to drug addiction, and what she worries about most for her children, something all families should take note of. There’s also mention of a family secret, which helped Hunter avoid smoking cigarettes from an early age. A free copy is available by subscribing to the Winning Healthcare Food Fights newsletter. Find the link on the top of the show’s home page: https://winhff.com Visit Dr. Molly’s website at: https://www.bluegrassfamilywellness.com/ Dr. Molly’s great book recommendations are listed on the show’s Resources page. https://winhff.com/resources.html
51:42
January 8, 2020
The Comedian and the Patient
Winning Healthcare Food Fights' host, Hunter Schultz, delivers an electronic bear hug to comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias who gave the gift of laughter. He tells a short story of being a caregiver, and helping his "patient" through the toughest year of her life. It's also a lesson about the underlying message of the Christmas season: Try giving yourself away, you'll like it.  Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!
09:07
December 25, 2019
HSAs and Healthcare along with a few surprises with Dr. Ken Fisher
Dr. Ken Fisher picks up from last week's episode with the spotlight on the Keith Smith, co-founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. He rolls right into transparency, HSAs, and hidden taxes costing all employees a lot of money.  Employers would be wise to dive deeper into their health plans as they are indeed in the healthcare business. HSAs are a vastly underused tool, which can totally disrupt US healthcare for the better.  He is the author of Understanding Healthcare: a Historical Perspective available from our Resources page: https://winhff.com/resources.html
39:29
December 18, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Fisher was told it couldn't be done. He did it anyway. + The 800-pound gorilla in a straight jacket
In the first of part of a two-part episode, Dr. Kenneth Fisher joined Hunter to dive deeper into Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and right away, discovered an inspirational story of overcoming significant challenges to become a physician. They also explore a little history of HSAs and their role in our current system. Think of Roberto Duran fighting Sugar Ray Leonard with one hand tied behind his back. HSAs are an 800-pound gorilla currently trapped in a straitjacket. Far more powerful than people realize, they are an important part of an overall solution to American healthcare's current crisis. Dr. Fisher unpacks the current situation. Dr. Fisher is an author of three books with the latest, Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective, an important resource for sorting out any new solution. Visit the resource page for more information: https://www.winhff.com/resources.html More episodes at: www.anchor.fm/winhff
31:17
December 11, 2019
Healthcare's Back to the Future Moment
A growing movement of physicians are heading “Back to the Future” as they rediscover their purpose in life while providing far better care for their patients. Happier, less stressed, and having more time feels great. And that's just physicians. Patients are far happier too. But the story goes to the heart of what medicine is and how it's changed over the years. Dr. Aimee Ostick of Health and Healing Direct Primary Care in Woodland Hills, CA joins Hunter to share her backstory and talk about why she and her peers are looking backwards to go forward towards better patient care. In Dr. Ostick's case, it might be part of her DNA. She and her fellow DPC physicians are the pointy head of healthcare's spear by putting real care back in healthcare, and with profound effects. They also explore why businesses in LA are slowly discovering how providing far better care lowers overall healthcare costs while increase productivity and employee attitudes. More resources are available on the show's website: www.winhff.com More about Dr. Ostick and Health and Healing DPC: Address: 21400 Ventura Blvd. Ste C Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Website: www.healthandhealingdpc.com Phone: 818-600-2426 Email: admin@healthandhealingdpc.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthandhealingdpc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ostick-MD-246990665964282/?modal=admin_todo_tour Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/health-and-healing-direct-primary-care-los-angeles-3 
41:49
December 4, 2019
A Patient's Healthcare System Journey -- Being a healthcare consumer
Hunter's old friend, Michael J., discusses his medical journey as he navigates today's healthcare system.  Chonic care patients are the biggest spenders of healthcare dollars. Michael is dealing with multiple health issues while rebuilding his businesses. From the ground up. He learns about some available options and why they are important.  This is the first "Conversations with Michael J." episode. They will occasionally check in and update Michael's journey to wellness.  More resources and information are available the show's website: www.winhff.com Visit Michael's website at: www.chilejam.com
34:18
November 28, 2019
Newport News physician Dr. James Tinsley's Journey from Civil Engineer to Physician and Beyond
Dr. James Tinsley from Newport News, Virginia joins Hunter to explore how a civil engineer wound up opening a new medical practice where patients come first. How else would he wind up with a Megalodon Shark tooth as a thank you? He recently opened Lighthouse Direct Primary Care. Learn more about why he said goodbye to a dysfunctional system, began a new chapter in his life, and living his purpose. Frankly, isn’t that what one wants in a physician? Discover more about Dr. Tinsley’s practice at: https://lighthousedpc.com/ More resources and information on the show: www.winhff.com
58:21
November 20, 2019
Is Primary Care Catastrophic?
Dr. Stephen Schimpff joins Hunter for a conversation about primary care and how important it is for great overall care. In 2015, Dr. Schimpff wrote his book, Fixing the Primary Care Crisis. Hunter asks the title question -- is it now catastrophic?  They also explore: Why time between patient and physician is vital for great care, and why it's down to 8 to 10 minutes.  Why your doctor doesn't do email or phone calls. What's missing from those proposed Medicare For All plans? And why it's vital. Is "Functional Medicine" a new concept? Why Dr. Schimpff's latest book, Longevity Decoded, isn't just for older people. How and why one type of primary care may be of interest to Bill Gates. More about Dr. Schimpff: http://medicalmegatrends.blogspot.com/ More resources and information on the show: www.winhff.com
1:03:07
November 12, 2019