Hari Khalsa, MSN, FNP, nurse practitioner and founder of Healthcare Whisperer, a patient advocacy company. Healthcare Whisperer is committed to the belief that every person deserves the best possible access to healthcare and to be treated with dignity, integrity and compassion.
Update From The Rare and Undiagnosed Communities
Mary Elizabeth Parker returns to update listeners on the what's happening in the world of rare and undiagnosed diseases. She has spent time at NIH and with the leading researchers in the area of genetics and rare diseases. She will also update us on her organization U R Our Hope. Also, appearing on the show is Deanna who tell us her story of searching for a diagnosis.
A Breast Cancer Survivor's Story: The Journey Through The Healthcare System
Healthcare Whisperer welcomes Catherine Grace to the show. She is a writer, editor, and breast cancer survivor. She is here to discuss her journey throught the maze of cancer from diagnosis to treatment to remission. Her story will give us insight to the impact on one's life, emotions and relationships. It is a story of strength, courage, love and compassion. Catherine's experience will make you laugh and cry but most of all it will fill you with awe at her determination to win the battle.
A Conversation About End of Life Care: The How, Why, Who and When
Howard Block and I will be discussing how to talk about end of life care with a loved one, patient or friend. It can be difficult to know how to approach the topic and exactly what to say. We will discuss why it shouldn't be a conversation with only your doctor but also your family. Why is it important? It is a topic no one wants to have but it can be so helpful knowing what a loved onewants when death is near. We both have had the experience of working with people who knew what they wanted and others who didn't. We have learned the importance of this conversation and how it helps families. We are talking about people saying exactly how much care they want whether full code or not. We hope to remove some of the fear and uncertainty that people experience. It is our goal for listeners to know it is their choice.
My Love Affair With Swimming: A Conversation With Guila Muir
In this episode, Guila Muir, owner of Say Yes! to Life Swims will be discussing her love and passion for open water and long distant swimming. And I will tell you now, it is very infectious. Her company provides organized and supported open water swims in the Seattle area from Lake Washington to the Puget Sound. She will be discussing her journey from starting swimming at 43 to swimming Alcatraz 10 times to the creation of her company. Be sure to listen in because Guila is going to make you laugh and remember why you love swimming.
Audio Blog#18 Stories From The Healthcare Front
I am continuing my audio blog, moving away from my experiences with my journey with my mother to patient and healthcare stories. It is my hope that these stories will be informative and instructive. When you hear them, you may think, is she making this up. No, they are real.
How One Veterinarian Revolutionized Care With Low Level Laser Therapy
Dr Ron Hirshberg is to animals what healthcare advocates are to patients. He has dedicated his life to finding solutions to the pain and suffering of animals. He has always been innovative in his treatments and care. He discovered low level laser therapy when the arthritis in his hands was becoming painful and needed to find a viable treatment that allowed him to continue his work. He stumbled upon this therapy and was successfully treated. He then thought, could this work with animals? He did the research and started using it in his practice with amazing results. He will be talking about the how and why of laser therapy on animals as well as humans. His work and committment has been recognized by several leading veterinary schools as well as international and national laser therapy associations. It is an honor to have this wonderfully dedicated individual on the show.