9 episodes

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.

IBX: The Cover Story Independence Blue Cross

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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.

    No-Shave November

    No-Shave November

    In this episode, host Peter Panageas share with listeners his dad’s personal story with prostate cancer and how growing his facial hair in November opened the door to conversations with other men about preventive care. I sit down with Dr. Leonard Gomella of Jefferson Health and we discuss the facts every man should know about prostate cancer.

    • 21 min
    Finding Optimism in a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Finding Optimism in a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    In episode seven of IBX: The Cover Story, I sit down with Amy Gallo, director of sales at Independence Blue Cross, and Sue Weldon, founder and CEO of Unite for HER, as they share their journeys with having breast cancer. We also discuss how her own cancer treatment inspired Sue to help thousands of women battling breast cancer every year through Unite for HER.

    • 40 min
    Workplace Changes and the Impacts on Behavioral Health

    Workplace Changes and the Impacts on Behavioral Health

    Host Peter Panageas shares a panel discussion hosted by blue cross and blue shield companies with leading voices on how to create a workplace culture of well-being to help support employee behavioral health. Panelist are Dr. Sonja Boone, Executive Director of Medical Policy Services, BlueCross BlueShield Association, Dylan Landers, Director, Business Group on Health, Amanda Smith, Chief Engagement Officer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness. 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Reflecting on Pride Month

    Reflecting on Pride Month

    Host Peter Panageas reflects on Pride month and discusses how businesses can better support LGBTQ+ employees and their families. His guests are James Startare, VP of Benefits at Aramark; Vince Poplaski, VP of Executive Compensation at Aramark and the Co-Chair of Aramark's PRIDE employee resource group; Miyumi Fair, Associate Knowledge Management Analyst at Independence Blue Cross and a member of the Independence PRIDE associate resource group; and Janine Brandolo, Manager of Benefits Administration & Wellness at Independence Blue Cross.
     

    • 28 min
    Celebrate Caring - Honoring Our Nation's Nurses

    Celebrate Caring - Honoring Our Nation's Nurses

    Every year National Nurses Month invites us to focus on the value of nursing, nurses, and their essential role in our community. This year, our celebration comes with a new level of perspective. Host Peter Panageas speaks with nurse guests about their roles and experiences. His guests are Michelle Jackson-Ware an Asthma Care Coordinator at CHOP, Bernadette Salopek a nurse at Journey Hospice, and Diana Lehman the director of our care management department at Independence Blue Cross. 

    • 35 min
    COVID-19: How Will This Story End?

    COVID-19: How Will This Story End?

    How and when will we achieve herd immunity and return to “normal” life after COVID-19? Host Peter Panageas asks his guests about variants, vaccines and the importance of maintaining safety precautions at this pivotal moment in the pandemic. Peter’s guests are Dr. Reetika Kumar, vice president of strategic clinical solutions and market medical executive at Independence; Peter Hotz, president & CEO of vybe urgent care; and Lorina Marshall-Blake, vice president of community affairs at Independence and president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

See Allie Go ,

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. ;)

adeceve ,

Great first episode

Really digestible approach to important health care topics — and the perfect length!

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