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Covid-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl; critical care physician and frequent guest on The Doctors, “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta; Patrick C. Beeman, Ob/Gyn and founder of the medical education platform, InsideTheBoards; microbiology professor, Ken Rosenthal; and more. The host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health

COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic InsideTheBoards and Ars Longa Media

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    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Covid-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl; critical care physician and frequent guest on The Doctors, “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta; Patrick C. Beeman, Ob/Gyn and founder of the medical education platform, InsideTheBoards; microbiology professor, Ken Rosenthal; and more. The host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health

    MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

    MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

    Recorded May 20, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Jennifer Kasten to discuss the next wave of Covid-19 and the current state of antibody testing.Questions from this episode include:Can you tell us what you think about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID infections?You mentioned on Facebook about the lack of regulation of antibody tests. Can you tell us about the origins of this lack of regulation, where we are now with antibody testing, and whether any of them are adequately reliable?We are now seeing cases of a condition called MIS-C, or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children being associated with COVID-19. Can you discuss what this condition is and what the current thinking is about it?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Jennifer Kasten who is a board-certified and practicing pediatric and autopsy pathologist. She has a Master degree in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine, a year of post-grad research in mathematical modeling of epidemics at Oxford University, field work in epidemic control, and a master degree in the history of medicine, also from Oxford University. Her medical degree is from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she also has conducted several years of basic science research in virology, the regulation of inflammation, and gene therapy. Keep up with JenniferFacebook: @jenniferkastenmdTwitter: @Grapes_of_Path Links for this episode:JackRabbit Cincinnatiwww.jackrabbit.com Roads Rivers and Trailswww.roadsriversandtrails.com Buckeye Running CompanyFacebook: @Buckeyerunningcompany Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.Special thanks to Autolinx for supporting credible information about Covid-19.

    • 31 min
    INDUSTRY: How Nonprofits are Navigating the Pandemic and Continuing to Help | Shawn Olds

    INDUSTRY: How Nonprofits are Navigating the Pandemic and Continuing to Help | Shawn Olds

    Recorded May 15, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Shawn Olds from BoodleAI to discuss how the pandemic has affected the non-profit community.Questions from this episode include:Do you think nonprofits are taking the right precautions in protecting their organizations and its members?Is there anything they could do better or even anything they could do to be proactive and differentiate themselves?Is there a silver lining in the wake of COVID 19 for nonprofits?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! My guest today is Shawn Olds, who is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning powered predictive analytics platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters. Shawn started his career on active duty in the 82nd Airborne Division, he was medically discharged due to an injury sustained during a parachute operation, Shawn transitioned to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant. Shawn then helped to found a wireless media solutions company and served as the Chief Operating Officer. After September 11th, 2001 Shawn chose to return to the government sector and worked for the U. S. Department of States' Office for Counter-Terrorism where he spent time in Southwest Asia as well as Africa. Shawn then transitioned back to the private sector working with PRTM Management Consultants (acquired by PwC).  Shawn helped found and build PRTM’s private equity practice. Shawn was then recruited by TAQA, a $30B Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund with investments across the energy value chain and in ten countries and four continents, to serve as the Chief Procurement Officer. Shawn then co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of The Belleau Wood Group. LP, a merchant bank headquartered in Dubai with offices in Istanbul and Baku. For over a decade Shawn also dedicated his free time to the National Collegiate Conference Association, which is a 501(c)(3) Non-Governmental Organization of the United Nations. Shawn is the President Emeritus of the Board of Directors. Shawn also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation. The Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) operates in over 25 states and has worked with troubled high school drop outs for the past 20 years. Shawn is also the Founder and Chairman of the Veterans for National Service Foundation, a 501c(3)  which supported veterans who sought the opportunity to continue their public service in elected, appointed or professional staff positions in each of the three branches of government.  Shawn also serves on the Board of the Code of Support Foundation a 501c(3) which leverages its proprietary Patriot Link to help veterans in need. Shawn graduated from the United States Military Academy with a BS in Computer Science. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law. Keep up with Shawn and BoodleAIShawn is on Twitter @SNORanger82 and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnnolds/Find BoodleAI on Twitter @boodleAI and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/boodleai/ Links for this episode:Succotashsuccotashrestaurant.com@succotashrestaurant Mi Vidamividamexico.com@MiVidaMexico The Grillthegrilldc.com@thegrilldc Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info

    • 24 min
    MEDICINE: The Flying Eye Hospital, Technology to Treat Blindness Around the World | Daniel Neely, MD

    MEDICINE: The Flying Eye Hospital, Technology to Treat Blindness Around the World | Daniel Neely, MD

    Recorded May 9, 2020.Dr. O’Connell meets with Dr. Daniel Neely to discuss his work with Orbis and how technology has become increasingly important and utilized in medicine for teaching and clinical work.Questions from this episode include:Since 2003, you have worked with Orbis International as a Volunteer Faculty Physician. I understand that Orbis International also operates the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital. Can you tell us a bit about this organization, the work they do, and this mobile teaching facility?In addition to your clinical and surgical practice in Indiana, you do a lot of online work including live video consultations with doctors around the world, including a partner in Syria. Can you tell us more about this, particularly your work with Cybersight?How have you seen the intersection of healthcare and technology change with the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in your work with Cybersight?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Daniel Neely is Senior Medical Advisor, Technology, for Orbis International, a global nonprofit transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University. In his work with Orbis, Dr. Neely helps to direct the organization’s award-winning telemedicine platform, Cybersight, and also teaches extensively in developing countries worldwide. Having practiced full-time Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus since 1998, he has been named a "Top Doc" by the Indianapolis Monthly on multiple occasions, and received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2015 for his many achievements and contributions to the world of ophthalmology. Keep up with Dan on Facebook: danieleneely and Instagram: @deneely13.Links for This Episode:www.midwesteye.comwww.orbis.org El Camino Realhttp://elcaminonoblesville.com Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

    • 29 min
    MEDICINE: Safely Reopening Society, Leveraging Technology and Systems | Steve Parodi, MD

    MEDICINE: Safely Reopening Society, Leveraging Technology and Systems | Steve Parodi, MD

    Recorded May 11, 2020.Dr. O’Connell meets with Dr. Steve Parodi to discuss the future of Covid-19 including a 2nd or 3rd wave, how the economy could reopen, and how hospitals have adapted to handle disasters and still provide routine care while keeping patients and staff as safe as possible.Questions from this episode include:As you see it, what steps need to be taken to safely reopen businesses, the economy, and society?Can you talk with us about the possibility of a second or even multiple peaks of this pandemic as we reopen society and head into next flu season?There were multiple peaks in during the 1918 flu pandemic. What can we learn from this and apply to the COVID pandemic today?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Stephen Parodi, who serves an associate executive director for The PermanenteMedical Group with responsibility for hospital operations, inpatient quality, patientsafety, care of complex and special needs populations, skilled nursing facilities, homehealth, hospice, and advanced analytics. He is also an executive vice president for ThePermanente Federation with duties that include external affairs, communications, andbrand. He also serves as a liaison for Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) engagement in localand international healthcare delivery initiatives. He has held several leadership roles at KP including the Chief of Infectious Disease andHIV Care Director for the Napa Solano Service Area, the Chair of Infectious Disease forTPMG, Chair of the Northern California Regional Infection Control Committee, Chair ofthe HealthConnect Governance Committee, and the Regional Director of HospitalOperations. Dr. Parodi currently practices as an infectious disease physician in theNapa Solano service area. Dr. Parodi received his medical degree from Georgetown University, completed hisinternal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and infectiousdisease fellowship at the UCLA Affiliated Program in Infectious Disease. He is a fellowin the Infectious Disease Society of America and serves as a delegate to the CaliforniaMedical Association for the Very Large Group Forum. He has served on Society forHealthcare Epidemiology of America committees related to public policy, governmentaffairs, and antimicrobial stewardship. He actively collaborates with the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control on public health matters. He joined TPMG straight out of training because of KP’s and Permanente Medicine’sclear mission to serve individual patients’ needs and bring medical excellence at anever greater scale through a concerted effort to achieve population management. Keep up with Steve on LinkedIn: @steveparodi and Twitter: @StephenParodiMD.Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only

    • 30 min
    MEDICINE: Health Disparities, Virtual Medicine, Returning to Safe Socialization | Rachel Friedman, MD

    MEDICINE: Health Disparities, Virtual Medicine, Returning to Safe Socialization | Rachel Friedman, MD

    Recorded April 30, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Rachel Friedman to discuss the role of Primary Care Physicians during the coronavirus pandemic and how the wildfires in California have helped prepare the healthcare industry in the area.Questions from this episode include:You are a practicing family physician and medical educator. Can you give our audience your perspective on the COVID pandemic?How do you see the role of a primary care physician regarding community health, both inside and outside the clinic?The COVID pandemic has highlighted social inequities and disparities which lead to disparities in health outcomes. Can you take us through this idea, including how even social distancing is a privilege?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Rachel Summer Claire Friedman is a family physician, mom of 2, musician, juggler of many things, and self-described visioneer.Dr. Friedman currently practices full scope outpatient family medicine in Sonoma County. She is among the founding faculty and Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, where she teaches both medical students and residents, and has been involved in the creation of an innovative 3 year curriculum designed to train family physicians for the future of medicine and community practice. She also serves as an assistant clinical professor in the UC San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. Friedman received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University with high honors in History of Science, and her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where she also received a Masters in Health Science and completed published research on the electrophysiologic effects of relaxation techniques. While at Yale she co-founded CAM@Yale, a multidisciplinary group offering education on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Friedman completed family medicine residency at the UCSF-affiliated Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, where she also completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship.  She has been recognized as a leader in the field of family medicine as a Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholar.  Dr. Friedman has edited medical textbooks, written peer-reviewed journal articles, and been invited to speak locally and nationally on topics such as clinical nutrition, innovations in technology, preventive approaches to disaster medicine, and implicit bias and health disparities.  One of her achievements to date as a musician-physician was co-authoring and performing in a full-length educational 80’s rock opera called Diabetes: The Musical. She is currently conducting research on a patient-centered approach to graduate medical education, the role of implicit bias in performance evaluation, and how virtual medicine/telehealth might mitigate the negative impact of disasters on chronic disease management in vulnerable populations.  Rachel is @serendipidoc on Twitter.Links for This Episode:Undocufundhttp://undocufund.org@UndocuFundSubmit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumo

    • 39 min
    Weekly Update #7: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) | Ted O'Connell, MD

    Weekly Update #7: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) | Ted O'Connell, MD

    Recorded May 17, 2020.Dr. O’Connell discusses the complications of covid-19 being seen in children that is similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome.Special thanks to Pranay Bonagiri for helping research the topics discussed in today’s episode.Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.

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Dr. Ted is a great host, asks great questions. I also appreciate the length, I.e. generally around 30 minutes, making it very easy to listen to. And I love hearing the shout outs to local businesses. Would be interested in hearing more about how this will impact clinical care in the future, or how it is impacting his practice. I work in hematology/oncology as a NP so even talking to someone involved in cancer. Great job!

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