Healthy Conversations brings health care experts together with CVS Health leaders for open discussions via video and podcast on timely topics like COVID-19 and insight into both the challenges facing the frontlines and the emerging innovations that will ultimately transform the industry.
Reimagining private practice
Dr. Nitin Gupta is the founder of Rivertowns Pediatrics, a very different type of private practice. Having practiced from Newark, NJ to Caribou, ME, he’s landed on a value-based, concierge model that works. Boiling things down, Dr. Gupta told Daniel, “You're spending more time on that computer than you are face to face with that patient. This gives you the opportunity to be the doctor that you were meant to be, and so that's why I started this.”
The Future of Oncology
Daniel sits down with Dr. Kim Blackwell, former oncologist and Eli Lilly trialist who is now the Chief Medical Officer at Tempus, a technology company that has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data as well as an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers. They discuss big data, genetic sequencing, and the tech that drives today’s transformative precision cancer treatments.
Treating the Whole Patient at CTCA
Daniel sits down with Dr. Pat Basu, President & CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, to discuss his unique point of view on the evolution of oncology care, precision medicine, the changing role of MD MBAs like himself, his early telemedicine work with Doctor On Demand, as well as his time as a Fellow advising the White House.
Defining Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic
Daniel sits down with Dr. Mark Hyman, Head of Strategy & Innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine – “a paradigm shift in our thinking about disease.” Dr. Hyman says, “We've now got 155,000 diseases in our diagnostic category book, but they're really all driven by a smaller number of common root causes.”
The Evolution of “Physician Culture”
Daniel sits down with Dr. Robert Pearl, former surgeon and CEO at Permanente Medical Group for 18 years, about the culture of medicine and his new book Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients (proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders). Dr. Pearl provides an unflinching diagnosis of “physician culture” dating back to Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis’ battered leather apron in 1844; second, he details the escalating costs of healthcare; and third, he addresses the danger of implicit bias in healthcare with some truly stunning examples that can only come through the lens a former physician turned health care executive.
Venture Capital meets Primary Care (or PC2VC)
Daniel is a physician who wears many hats: inventor, founder, investor, and startup advisor. This week he sat down with another physician, Dr. Vineeta Agarwala, who has taken her clinical expertise to a whole other industry. Vineeta is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she leads investments for the storied firm’s bio fund (overseeing therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital health).