20 episodes

Welcome to Living Healthy in the Danbury Area with Dr. Paul Betschart, The Foot Book Doctor. Dr. Paul's mission is to promote healthy feet and a happy life!
Listen as Dr. Paul reveals how you can take care of your body from head to toe. He’ll also interview other members of the Danbury, and surrounding communities, who will share insights, tips, and hidden gems of this area to help you live a healthy and happy life.

Living Healthy in the Danbury Area Paul Betschart

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Living Healthy in the Danbury Area with Dr. Paul Betschart, The Foot Book Doctor. Dr. Paul's mission is to promote healthy feet and a happy life!
Listen as Dr. Paul reveals how you can take care of your body from head to toe. He’ll also interview other members of the Danbury, and surrounding communities, who will share insights, tips, and hidden gems of this area to help you live a healthy and happy life.

    Marc S. Kowalsky, MD: Operating on Athletes and Weekend Warriors - An Orthopedic Surgeon's Diverse Patient Mix

    Marc S. Kowalsky, MD: Operating on Athletes and Weekend Warriors - An Orthopedic Surgeon's Diverse Patient Mix

    Discover the surprising impact of sports on choosing medical specialties in this revealing interview with Dr. Marc Kowalsky, an orthopedic surgeon with a passion for shoulder and elbow conditions. Uncover how his background in sports led him to pursue a career in orthopedics, and the unexpected ways it shaped his approach to patient care. Keep listening to find out how Dr. Kowalsky's unique journey is revolutionizing orthopedic care.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Explore the exciting journey of pursuing a career in orthopedic surgery and discover the opportunities that await in this specialized field.Uncover the valuable benefits of enrolling in dual degree programs in healthcare and how they can enhance your professional skills and career prospects.Understand the profound impact that sports can have on shaping medical specialties and how it influences the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.Stay updated on the latest advancements in shoulder and elbow surgery, and learn how these innovations are transforming patient care in orthopedics.Discover effective strategies for managing pain with non-opioid medications, and gain insights into alternative approaches for improving patient outcomes and well-being.
    “I think a lot of us went into medicine because we valued independence and autonomy, and I think we are in a system now where you lose a little bit of that independence. I think a lot of things are being decided for us, and we don't always agree that these things are good or right for our patients, but we often have no choice, and we're just trying to do the best we can within this dysfunctional system.” - Dr. Marc Kowalsky


    About Dr. Marc Kowalsky:
    Dr. Marc S. Kowalsky is an orthopedist in Greenwich, Connecticut and is affiliated with Greenwich Hospital. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Marc S. Kowalsky has expertise in treating knee joint injury, rotator cuff injury, arthritis, among other conditions - see all areas of expertise. Dr. Marc S. Kowalsky accepts Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross, United Healthcare - see other insurance plans accepted. Dr. Marc S. Kowalsky is highly recommended by patients.


    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 21 min
    Enhancing Wound Healing: Insights from Dr. Paul Nee on Hyperbaric Therapy

    Enhancing Wound Healing: Insights from Dr. Paul Nee on Hyperbaric Therapy

    In the realm of infectious diseases and chronic wounds, Paul Nee's journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. From his early days as a dedicated doctor to his pivotal role during the Ebola scare, he has witnessed the unimaginable. But just when he thought he had seen it all, fate had a different plan. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul finds himself facing a new challenge. What unexpected twist awaits him on this arduous path? Stay tuned to find out.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover the unique challenges healthcare professionals face in managing chronic wounds and infectious diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and learn effective strategies to overcome them.Explore the innovative wound care solutions offered by the Danbury Hospital Wound Care Center, a leading institution dedicated to improving patient outcomes and promoting healing.Uncover the benefits and healing potential of hyperbaric therapy for chronic wounds, and how this non-invasive treatment can accelerate the healing process for patients.Learn about the limb salvage program at Danbury Hospital and the comprehensive approach it takes to save limbs and provide patients with a better quality of life.Recognize the importance of comprehensive wound care and the impact it can have on preventing infection, promoting healing, and improving overall patient well-being.
    "We had to learn how to control infections and you're on the front line there. You're constantly seeing patients with the disease. The hospital really came flying forward to help, but the community really supported us also. Because they knew we were working hard." – Paul Nee

    About Paul Nee:
    Dr. Paul Nee is the system chief of Infectious Disease for Nuvance Health. With over 23 years of experience at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Nee has played a vital role in managing infectious diseases and providing expert care to patients. His extensive background includes serving as the director of the Ryan White funded HIV clinic and the medical director at Danbury Hospital for Infection Prevention. Dr. Nee has also been involved in various infectious disease-related committees and played a key role in establishing the antimicrobial stewardship program at Danbury Hospital. In 2018, he took on the role of director of the Wound Care Center, where he has been instrumental in providing comprehensive care for patients with chronic wounds. Dr. Nee's expertise and dedication to patient care make him an invaluable resource in managing chronic wounds and infectious diseases, especially during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Connect with Paul Nee:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-nee-098896201/ 

    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 29 min
    Achieving Optimal Patient Outcomes: The Lapoplasty System for Bunion Correction - Chris Piqueira

    Achieving Optimal Patient Outcomes: The Lapoplasty System for Bunion Correction - Chris Piqueira

    If you're feeling frustrated and disheartened by the lack of success in achieving effective bunion correction for your patients, despite your best efforts and utilizing various methods such as orthotics, splints, and physical therapy, then you are not alone! Many podiatrists and foot surgeons have encountered the same challenges, with patients experiencing ongoing pain, limited mobility, and a persistent need for revision procedures.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover a bunion correction system designed specifically for patients, delivering improved outcomes and reducing the need for revision procedures.Gain insights on how a surgeon-driven company prioritizes feedback to continually enhance its bunion correction system.Learn about the Lapoplasty system and its effectiveness in achieving improved patient outcomes and satisfaction after bunion correction surgery.Explore the extensive research and testing that has been conducted to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the bunion correction system.Understand how the tailored solutions offered by this bunion correction system cater to the unique anatomies of each patient, optimizing their surgical experience and recovery.
    "We are small and nimble, allowing us to quickly respond to surgeon feedback and make improvements to our procedures. Our goal is to continuously provide the best possible outcomes for patients." – Chris Piqueira

    About Chris Piqueira:
    Chris has five years of broad experience in medical device sales/management with a call point focus on the operating room and central sterile services, and a thorough understanding of the hospital buying process from the ground to the c-suite. Prior to managing a capital sales territory for Advanced Sterilization Products, he had four years of medical device sales experience and territory management with Arthrex, Inc. (emphasis on podiatry, orthopedics, and biologics). He worked closely with his team to build strong relationships with orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and hospital management in order to build and grow the Arthrex footprint in the Connecticut region. Turned a previously lackluster territory into one of the highest performing regions in the country from 2017 to 2019 and was awarded distributorship Rep of the Year for 2018-2019.

    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 15 min
    Advanced Organic Spa with Michelle Bower

    Advanced Organic Spa with Michelle Bower

    Experience the transformative power of organic spa services and products as director Michelle Bower takes you on a journey of self-care, using the best organic oils and essential oils available, and crafts her own chemical-free products, all while providing a safe and sterile environment to enhance your well-being.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover the profound effects of organic spa services and products on your well-being and lifestyle.Understand the wide-ranging benefits of Reflexology, a therapeutic healing technique.Explore the world of artisanal, handcrafted organic skincare products and their contribution to healthy skin.Learn about the importance of medical supervision and safety measures in spa services for a worry-free experience.Experience the essentials of a cozy and private spa environment, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. 
    "Our handcrafted organic products are carefully made to nourish and enhance the natural beauty of your skin, providing a blissful self-care experience at home. – Michelle Bower


    The interview is with Michelle Bower, the director of Advanced Organic Spa which is located within our office. She can be reached through our office phone at 203 791-0466 or the office email advancedfootandanklecenter@yahoo.com.The website is advancedorganicspa.com


    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 9 min
    Dealing with Vein Conditions with Dr. Alex Afshar

    Dealing with Vein Conditions with Dr. Alex Afshar

    Have you heard these common myths about vein conditions? Myth #1: Varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue. Myth #2: Crossing your legs causes spider veins. Myth #3: Only older people get vein conditions. In this episode, we have Dr. Alex Afshar who will reveal the truth and provide valuable insights on dealing with vein conditions.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Uncover the true impact of vein disease on your everyday life.Discover various symptoms that could be hinting at an underlying vein disease.Learn about the different treatments and procedures available for managing vein disease.Realize the critical role that patient education and dependable resources play in vein health.Get updated on the latest advancements in outpatient vascular treatments. 
    "Don't let vein disease hold you back from living an active and fulfilling life. With modern treatments, you can find relief and get back on your feet in no time.” - Dr. Alex Afshar

    About Dr. Alex Afshar:
    Dr. Afshar is a board-certified physician with a rich and varied medical background. With over 15 years of invaluable expertise in the specialized field of vein disease, Dr. Afshar has established himself as a prominent figure in the medical community. 
    Before specializing in vein disease, Dr. Afshar enjoyed a successful tenure in primary care, where he had the opportunity to build a solid foundation in patient-centered care and diagnosis.
    In the past, Dr. Afshar was an integral part of the cutting-edge immunotherapy research team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Today Dr.Afshar has multiple practices in CT exclusively for the treatment of vein disease.

    Connect with Dr. Alex Afshar:
    Website: www.veininstitutect.com 

    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 14 min
    Mastering the Art of Wound Healing: Expert Insights with Russell Newman

    Mastering the Art of Wound Healing: Expert Insights with Russell Newman

    Join host Dr. Paul Betschart as he uncovers the awe-inspiring journey of Russell Newman, the dynamic director of Nuvance Health Wound Centers, who, fueled by his passion for specialized care, strives to save limbs and revolutionize wound management while battling the ticking clock of chronic wounds.

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover the essential role of high-quality, specialized wound care in managing chronic wounds.Understand the role of advanced technologies, including Doppler tests, skin grafts, bioengineered dressings, ultrasonic technology, and casts in expedited and effective wound healing.Gain insight into how standardized policies, procedures, and protocols can improve consistent wound care across all centers.Learn about discerning early signs that indicate the need for specialized wound care, such as slow healing, increasing pain, redness, swelling, foul odor, and changing skin and tissue structures.Recognize the importance of outreach and education efforts in fostering awareness among local doctors and healthcare providers about the services offered by specialized wound centers, like Nuvance Health Wound Centers. 
    "If you have a wound that's slow to heal, there's a red flag. Something is happening, something underlying is preventing a wound from healing. Don't ignore the signs." - Russell Newman

    About Russell Newman:
    Russell is an innovative, results-oriented professional and business leader with 23 years of successful experience in Wound Care Center Management, and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales. Extensive experience championing sales growth for sales organizations. Flexible, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated, however, grounded by integrity. Most importantly, a strong work ethic inspired by a support staff of proven business leaders.

    Connect with Russell:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-newman-494b47/ 
    Email: russell.newman@nuvancehealth.org 

    Connect with Dr. Paul Betschart:
    https://www.danburypodiatrist.com/ 

    • 11 min

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