48 episodes

Independent GI physicians and administrative leaders discuss issues that impact gastroenterology.

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Independent GI physicians and administrative leaders discuss issues that impact gastroenterology.

    Episode #48: New Biosimilars Available to Treat IBD (what it means for your patients)

    Episode #48: New Biosimilars Available to Treat IBD (what it means for your patients)

    This summer, four new biosimilar drugs became available to U.S. patients and several more are expected to hit the market soon.

    Dr. Michael Weinstein interviews Laura D. Wingate, executive vice president, education, support, & advocacy for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation about the positive and negative implications of this development for patients.

    While increased competition in the market is likely to expand the range of options available, potentially leading to reduced costs for medications, a recent survey conducted by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation found that almost 50% of IBD patients feel concerned about switching to biosimilars. Additionally, the insurance industry may limit consumer choices to these medications.

    Join Dr. Weinstein and Laura as they discuss the importance of educating patients about the availability of biosimilars and how physicians can advocate for access to these safe and effective options.

    Produced by Andrew Sousa and Hayden Margolis for Steadfast Collaborative, LLC

    Original score by Hayden Margolis

    Gastro Broadcast, Episode 48

    • 19 min
    Episode #47: Let’s Talk About the Financial Burden of a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis (and how it affects outcomes for patients)

    Episode #47: Let’s Talk About the Financial Burden of a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis (and how it affects outcomes for patients)

    Dr. Lisa Mathew interviews Dr. Veena Shankaran, co-director of Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, about a new study that found most patients with metastatic colorectal cancer face financial hardship after diagnosis.

    While has been a lot of research on the economic burden of cancer treatment, this is the first study that looks at newly diagnosed patients. The study found that more than 70 percent of patients with metastic colorectal cancer faced financial hardship within a year of diagnosis, even with most having health insurance.

    Join Dr. Mathew and Dr. Shankaran to hear how financial complications affect treatment and outcomes for many patients, and what can be to address the cost burden and provide resources for people who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

    Produced by Andrew Sousa and Hayden Margolis for Steadfast Collaborative, LLC

    Original score by Hayden Margolis

    Gastro Broadcast, Episode 47

    • 21 min
    Episode #46: Developing Better Healthcare Payment Models (that don’t reward consolidation at the expense of private practice)

    Episode #46: Developing Better Healthcare Payment Models (that don’t reward consolidation at the expense of private practice)

    Dr. Fred Rosenberg interviews Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, national policy center that works to improve healthcare payment and delivery systems.

    Mr. Miller discusses how our current health care model encourages consolidation and the challenges this creates for private practice physicians.

    Join Dr. Rosenberg and Mr. Miller as they explore different types of healthcare payment models, including a Patient-Centered Payment System, which would allow for patients to receive the services that will best address their specific health problems, and for physicians to receive adequate resources to support the cost of delivering services in a high-quality, efficient manner.

    Produced by Andrew Sousa and Hayden Margolis for Steadfast Collaborative, LLC

    Original score by Hayden Margolis

    Gastro Broadcast, Episode 46

    • 30 min
    Episode 45: Breaking Down Barriers to CRC Screening (understanding the lives of patients outside the doctor’s office)

    Episode 45: Breaking Down Barriers to CRC Screening (understanding the lives of patients outside the doctor’s office)

    Dr. Lisa Mathew interviews Giselle Carlotta-McDonald, who is the executive director of Project Access-New Haven, which employs community health workers to address colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities among Connecticut residents, particularly in African American and Latino communities.

    Project Access has been successful at reducing the CRC screening no-show rate through community health workers, who have trusted relationships and connections, understand the barriers and know how to navigate the various health care and insurance systems in the area.

    Join Dr. Mathew and Ms Carlotta-McDonald to hear how Project Access is addressing barriers to screening, such as lack of access to a computer or the internet, transportation hardships, language barriers, and other social determinants that can have an impact on colorectal cancer screening.

    Produced by Andrew Sousa and Hayden Margolis for Steadfast Collaborative, LLC

    Original score by Hayden Margolis

    Gastro Broadcast, Episode 45

    • 18 min
    Episode #44: Increasing CRC Screening Rates in Latino Communities (awareness and access to care are key to success)

    Episode #44: Increasing CRC Screening Rates in Latino Communities (awareness and access to care are key to success)

    For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Fred Rosenberg interviews Dr. Abdul Saied Calvino, a surgical oncologist at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island and assistant professor of surgical oncology at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

    Dr. Calvino helped develop a program to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and care tailored specifically to the Latino community in an effort to increase education and access to CRC screening. Spanish-speaking patient navigators were hired to help educate people about insurance concerns, guide them through the health care system and the process of getting a screening colonoscopy.

    The national colonoscopy completion rate for Hispanic adults is between 40 and 50 percent, yet Dr. Calvino's program saw a colonoscopy completion rate of 85 percent among both men and women.

    Join Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Calvino as they explore how independent GI practices can implement similar programs to improve education and outreach in their own communities and increase CRC screening rates among Latino men and women.

    • 17 min
    Episode #43: If You’re Caring for Patients, Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself (how to reduce stress and address burnout)

    Episode #43: If You’re Caring for Patients, Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself (how to reduce stress and address burnout)

    Many independent GI practices are familiar with the effects of physician burnout, which has become an epidemic in the U.S. health care system. Almost two-thirds of physicians have reported signs of burnout such as emotional exhaustion and a decrease in satisfaction with work-life integration at least once per week.

    Dr. Fred Rosenberg interviews Rachel Kanarowski, founder of Year of Living Better, an organization that uses evidence-based well-being solutions to transform workplaces from systems that increase stress to systems that enhance well-being

    While many factors contribute to burnout, it is often associated with system inefficiencies, administrative burdens and increased regulation and technology requirements.

    Join Dr. Rosenberg and Ms. Kanarowski as they explore ways that physicians can recognize signals from their parasympathetic nervous system and develop self care tools to address stress and burnout in their daily work lives.

    • 32 min

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