If you’re looking for timely, relevant conversations about the most important topics in health, you’ve come to the right place. This is IBX: The Cover Story from Independence Blue Cross, a leading health insurance company. Health care is personal — so my guests and I are exploring how the big picture and the big issues affect our everyday lives and the well-being of those we care about.
Teamwork Saves a Life With CPR
In episode 15, host Peter Panageas invites three guests to discuss an incredibly special story about the importance of CPR and a life recently saved because of it. His guests are a close friend, Karen Silverio, whose life was saved by CPR last January; Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (Virtua Health College) student Krzysztof Zembrzuski who saved Karen's life through CPR; and Karen’s cardiologist, Dr. Reginald Ho of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Winning Employees Over with Wellness
Countless studies have proven that employees want their employer to offer workplace well-being programs. In this episode, host Peter Panageas invites Vicki Amon, HR Program Manager of Well-being at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Joselito Huertas, who leads IBX's onsite and virtual fitness programs in his role at Exos. The two give great insights into what makes a successful workforce well-being program, how they had to shift as a result of the pandemic, and their personal experiences with health and wellness.
Navigating the Difficult Challenges of Alzheimer’s, Part II
In the second part of our Alzheimer's episode, host Peter Panageas discusses Alzheimer’s from the perspective of personal experiences, clinical care, and facility management. His guests are Dr. Heidi J. Syropoulos, Medical Director for Government Markets at Independence Blue Cross, Jim Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of West Bay Senior Living LLC, and Michael Burnham, whose father battled Alzheimer’s.
Navigating the Difficult Challenges of Alzheimer’s, Part I
In episode 12, host Peter Panageas invites guests to discuss Alzheimer’s from the perspective of personal experiences, clinical care, and facility management. His guests are Dr. Heidi J. Syropoulos, Medical Director for Government Markets at Independence Blue Cross, Jim Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of West Bay Senior Living LLC, and Michael Burnham, whose father is battling Alzheimer’s.
Taking Action to Advance Health Equity
In episode 11, host Peter Panageas invites two special guests to discuss how the BlueCross BlueShield Association, Independence Blue Cross, and Blue plans across the country are changing the trajectory of racial health disparities. His guests are Dr. Adam Myers, senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Dr. Seun Ross, Director of Health Equity at Independence Blue Cross.
Cultivating Purpose & Meaningful Relationships in Business
Mentorships & internships are known to build the next generation of leaders in business. But they can also cultivate purpose & meaningful relationships & provide a safe space for people to grow. In this episode, host Peter Panageas sits down with guests Crystal Ashby, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Independence, and Melinda Bryan, Marketing Solutions Consultant, to discuss the importance of mentorship and internship in business.
Amazing podcast, a great resource for doctors and patients. The host is candid, sincere, well prepared, and very engaging. An excellent concept and a valuable voice in the health and wellness category, I’m subscribing as a patient and professional!
Wow-that’s the Dr we all want!
Such a great conversation & I’m definitely sharing with my 84 year old mother in law who was a little more than skeptical about telemedicine. ;)
Great first episode
Really digestible approach to important health care topics — and the perfect length!