Episode # 109 – Meet Dan Corliss, Part of the New Breed of Benefits Advisors Reducing Employers Costs by Up To 40%.

This episode features Daniel Corliss, Chief Executive at Business Stimulus Partners, LLC. Here, he discusses how his firm works with different organizations to move to self-funded health plans and cut their health spend significantly. He also talks about how important it is for him to be able to offer the best solutions possible and how he addresses people that think his company’s offerings are too good to be true. He can truly help organizations save between 10 and 40%.

Daniel Corliss is an employee benefits and healthcare professional of more than 10 years.  Daniel specializes in self-funded health and benefit planning advising for fellow brokers and agencies and operates his core advisory firm DC Advisory, LLC as well as a plan risk management agency, Business Stimulus Partners, LLC along with his three other health plan consultant partners.  BSP, LLC specializes in transitioning fully insured health plans to self-funded plan environments where cost and risk can be managed sustainably and ethically.

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Episode # 108 – Dr. Arup Roy-Burman is a Pediatric Physician and an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. Arup is the Founder and CEO of Elemeno Health, a Mobile Platform that Helps Healthcare Organizations Engage Frontline Staff to Deliver Consistent Best Practices, and to Bring Quality, Safety, and Efficiency to the Point of Care.

This episode features Arup Roy-Burman, Co-Founder & CEO of Elemeno Health. Here, he discusses his journey and what lead him to focus on quality, safety, and consistency in healthcare. He dives into how his platform acts as on demand, training and communication for the point of care. They convert content into what they call micro learning, bite sized nuggets. That may be video, it could be a series of pictures. It could be an interactive decision guide, or little bite-sized text. Information that can be consumed the moment it is needed. He also talks about the future of the company and how he sees impacting the future of healthcare.

Dr. Arup Roy-Burman is Co-Founder & CEO of Elemeno Health, a mobile-friendly on-demand training and communication platform that helps frontline healthcare teams deliver consistent best practices, improving quality, safety, and outcomes. Prior to founding Elemeno Health, Dr. Roy-Burman was Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Director of Transport, Access and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is a long-term leader in efforts to improve outcomes in the inpatient setting, with focus on interprofessional workforce engagement and standardization of best practices.

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Episode # 107 – Ashley Maltz Knows Integrative Medicine and Formed a Model Collaborative with Local Independent Caregivers.

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Ashley Maltz. Here, she discusses her style of medicine and how people reach out to her when they are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine. She talks about how Americans are now starting to accept acupuncture and other eastern medical practices. Ashley also focuses on the importance of nutrition and what patients are looking for when they seek her out.

After Dr. Maltz earned a Medical Degree and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX, she completed a combined Internal and Preventive Medicine Residency at UTMB. She then pursued and completed a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital, in Stamford, Connecticut.

During her Fellowship, she underwent clinical training in Medical Acupuncture, trigger point injections, meditation, spirituality, clinical nutrition, mind-body therapies, botanicals and herbs, as well as an intensive 1000-hour online curriculum created by The University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. During this time, she also completed a 300-hour Medical Acupuncture course through the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate.

Dr. Maltz’s specific interests include helping her patients improve their health through lifestyle interventions including, but not limited to, eastern medical
practices, nutrition, botanicals, mind-body techniques and decreasing environmental exposures.

She is a practitioner of Peggy Huddleston’s “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” program – a guided imagery technique clinically proven to decrease pre-surgical anxiety and post-surgical use of pain medications as well as decrease healing time of all types of surgeries – and the Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program created by Jean Kristeller, PhD.

She spent the last year of her four-year medical residency participating in health policy, cancer prevention and environmental health rotations and most recently spent two years living in Albuquerque, NM, working as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Maltz is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, for which she served on the Board of Directors from 2013 – 2015. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology.

In her recreational time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing yoga, meditation, dancing, hiking, cooking healthfully and exploring the world through travel and cultural exchange.

She is passionate about social justice, environmental restoration and creating healthful lifestyle change for patients and healthcare workers alike.  In August 2016, she hosted an advocacy event at the Texas State Capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of medical student and physician suicide and in September, 2017, she joined a virtual rescue operation in SE Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief work.

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Episode # 106 – Gaurov Dayal MD is the Only C-Suite Exec Who Has Led Full Risk Value Based Care at ChenMed and Now the Second Largest Direct Primary Care Group, Everside. Hear Why These Two Models Have Been Safe Havens from Burnout, Lost Autonomy, Factory Medicine, Coal Mine Conditions, Over Testing, and Messed Up Incentives. Here is a Future Where Everyone Wins.

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Gaurov Dayal, President and COO of Paladina/Everside Health. Here he discusses how healthcare is changing and how the fee for service model is so damaging to the American healthcare system. He believes that better healthcare outcomes come from regular and effective primary care. He stresses on the importance primary care groups being incentivized for keeping people out of the hospital. He also talks about how direct primary care is the primary care model of the future and how removing bad benefits managers from the equation is a big part of cutting employer healthcare costs.

Gaurov Dayal, MD is passionate about value-based care and transforming the US health care system. He serves as the President and COO of Everside Health, which was created from the merger of Paladina Health, Activate Healthcare and Healthstat in 2020 Everside is the nation’s second largest direct primary care provider focused on improving the health care of employees, retirees, and their dependents with nearly 400 clinics in 32 states.

Prior to his current role, Gaurov served as President of New Markets and Chief Growth Officer for ChenMed, one of the nation’s leading value-based care primary care groups focused on underserved seniors.  In this role he led ChenMed’s national expansion and new market operations.

Gaurov has over two decades of experience in population health, physician group, health plan and hospital operations. Other relevant experience includes serving as Senior Vice President at Lumeris, where he created and implemented operational solutions for large health care systems and provider groups transitioning to value-based care delivery.  Earlier, at SSM Health Care, a large multi-state Integrated Delivery system, Gaurov served as the Chief Medical Officer, Interim CEO for SSM Wisconsin Hospitals and President of Health Care Delivery, Finance, and Integration. At SSM, he led the transformation from traditional volume-based provider to a value-based system, including the successful acquisition and integration of Dean Clinic and Dean Health plan, the largest HMO in Southern Wisconsin.

Gaurov earned a BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from Northwestern University and completed residency training in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Episode # 105 – Shiv Rao is CEO of Abridge, Which is… Brilliant! It Transcribes Your Medical Appointment with Your Doc into a Report with Auto Links with Words Patients May Not Understand, Like Meds ,Conditions, Etc. It’s Free. Yeah, it’s Free!

This episode features Shiv Rao, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Abridge. Here he discusses how is company’s revolutionary app can help simplify and contextualize medical conversations. He shares the many uses of the app such as between doctors, patients, and their loved ones. Shive shines a light on the importance of the healthcare narrative and making sure everything is captured and understood correctly.

 Shivdev Rao, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Abridge, a company focused on bringing context and understanding to every medical conversation. He is also a faculty member and practicing cardiologist at UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Episode # 104 – Ge Bai is an Authority on Healthcare Abuses, Economics, and Transparency. She has Been Featured in ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and More. She has Answers to the Questions We Are All Asking.

In this episode Ron chats with Ge Bai, PhD, CPA, an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Here she discusses her work in healthcare pricing, policy. and management. She also talks about the current problems with the cost of insurance and price transparency. She also looks at some of the differences between for profit and not for profit organizations and their billing practices.

Ge Bai is an expert on health care pricing, policy, and management. Dr. Bai has testified before House Ways and Means Committee, written for the Wall Street Journal, and published her studies in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Her work has been widely featured in ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets and used in government regulations and congressional testimonies.

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Episode # 103 – Brianna Greenspan is a Medical Miracle and is That for 1000’s of Others with Rare Conditions. Hear What She Did to Go from Wheelchair to Fully Functional.

In this episode Ron chats with Brianna Greenspan, Genetics Consultant at Gene By Gene & Co-Author of “Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations”. Brianna has lived her whole life with a rare chronic illness that was not diagnosed until she was an adult. Here, she shares her deeply personal story of growing up with the illness and her path to having it diagnosed. She also talks about what did and did not work along the way and how difficult this trial-and-error process can be for people suffering from a rare illness. This experience has turned her in to a champion and resource for others who are in the position she was. She has dedicated her life to bringing joy to those around her. Brianna even shares the touching story of how she ended up meeting her husband.

Brianna Greenspan was born with a chronic illness that went undiagnosed until her 20’s. Defying the logic of doctors and the temptation to be a victim, Brianna has dedicated her life to healing herself while empowering others to take ownership over their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Brianna’s health journey sparked her thirst for knowledge in neuroscience, mindfulness, permaculture, appreciative inquiry facilitation, ancient healing methods and habit stacking to increase vibrational frequencies. She is also the co-author of multiple books including one with the Miracle Morning series. Her life’s work is centered around using her superpower as a master connector to facilitate all the good she can in collaborative settings to uplift global wellbeing mainly focused in medical genetics and education.

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Episode # 102 – Dr. Anand Mehta Started his Own Direct Primary Care Clinic After Considering All Alternatives After Launching the First Walmart Health Clinic. The Hard Evidence Why to Make Such a Radical Move is Obvious After Hearing This.

In this episode, Ron brings Dr. Anand Mehta back on the show. Since his last time on the show, Anand has gone on to start a new direct primary care clinic called Stand Up Family Medicine. Here, he dives into what inspired him to start is own DPC clinic and how it feels to be independent vs working for a larger corporation. He talks about his biggest takeaways from his time at Walmart Health and why he feels the direct primary care model is truly the model of the future. Anand also discusses how the name for his new clinic was inspired by his hobby of being a stand up comedian and his love of humor.

Dr. Anand Mehta is dedicated family physician who is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where he attended SUNY Buffalo. He later graduated Medical School from Kasturba Medical College, India. His residency was completed at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ. Dr. Mehta then worked for the hospital group before moving to Georgia in 2014.

Since the move to GA, Dr. Mehta worked as a solo family physician for WellStar Health System for five years in Roswell, GA. His most recent position was as a Medical Director of Walmart Health in Dallas, GA. Dr Mehta and his team were able to make the very first Walmart Health in the nation a growing success. During this time, he has created a reputation for himself as a caring and compassionate provider.

Dr. Mehta takes the time to listen to the needs of his patients. He is an extrovert known to make people laugh, is empathetic, kind and welcoming, with extensive medical knowledge. His character is spoken highly by patients, both in New Jersey and in Georgia. He has received remarkable patient satisfaction scores, coupled with providing exceptional care to his patients. He is known to his former coworkers and employees as a great team leader, always lending kind words, a smile and strives to provide his patient’s ultimate care.

Dr. Mehta is a doting husband and busy father to three young children. When he is not busy with family life, he has been seen around Atlanta doing stand-up comedy, playing basketball, or watching the Buffalo Bills. He is extremely excited to start his own practice, continue building strong relationships with his patients, and bringing back traditional medicine like it used to be through Stand Up Family Medicine.

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Episode # 101 – Meet Dr. Tim Raderstorf, The First Chief Innovation Officer from Nursing and the Chief Operating Officer for NursesEverywhere. Nursing Will be the Source of Innovation. Here’s How.

In this episode Ron chats with Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer at NursesEverywhere. Here, they have a lively discussion around the role of nurses in healthcare. Tim talks about how much innovation and out of the box thinking comes from nurses, even though they are often underappreciated in their role on the front lines of medicine. He dives into ways to empower nurses by allowing them to perform at the top of their abilities. Tim also shares his thoughts on innovation in the healthcare space and how the focus should shift more towards preventative care instead of sick care.

Dr. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, The Head of Academic Entrepreneurship at the Erdős Institute and the Chief Operations Officer for NursesEverywhere. From TED talks to textbooks, Tim uses every platform he can find to empower those at the frontlines to change healthcare.

As the first nurse to hold the Chief Innovation Officer title in academia, he takes pride in educating the world on the role of the nurse as an innovator. He is the founder of the Innovation Studio, a makerspace that democratizes innovation, providing every interprofessional team that pitches their innovation with the funding, tools, and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. In addition to this work, Tim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State.

Throughout his career, Tim has founded multiple businesses and has been the first employee for a profitable healthcare startup. His new textbook co-authored with Bern Melnyk, Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success, was a #1 new release upon its debut in December 2019.  Some of Tim’s recognitions include the Early Career Innovator of the Year and Distinguished Recent Alumni at the Ohio State University, the Innovation Studio being named Non-Profit of the year by Columbus Business First in 2019, and he was most recently inducted into the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 by Columbus Business First.

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Episode # 100 – There are So Many Gold Nuggets That Guests Have Shared with Our Host, Ron Barshop. So, He Will Distill Them Down in the Annual Ten Lies in Primary Care (and by Extension Healthcare) Show. Here is What You Can Expect in 2021….

These ten lies in healthcare are really the ten opportunities. Here is who and what is being fixed on the fringes in 2021 in Primary Care with Ron Barshop, Host of the Show.

Ten lies 2021:

  • Independent PCPs are soon dinosaurs. You gotta work for a big.
  • There are not enough PCPs.
  • Our health always declines or at best maintains – as individuals, and as a nation.
  • Costs of care only rise.
  • COVID almost singlehanded killed our hospitals.
  • There is no Superman or Wonder Woman to save us.
  • Docs are powerless to radically reverse bad habits.
  • Money solves most of healthcare’s ginourmous headaches.
  • Your insurance broker or advisor cares about you.
  • There are no easy fixes in healthcare.

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