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Out of Patients is a no-BS podcast about making healthcare suck less for everyone. Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary each week as he and his guests sardonically deconstruct all the shenanigans in terms normal humans can understand, along with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia and random pop culture references. So strap in, and let's all make the system less horrible; because advocacy is the only thing that's ever changed anything.

Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary OffScrip Health

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 184 Ratings

Out of Patients is a no-BS podcast about making healthcare suck less for everyone. Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary each week as he and his guests sardonically deconstruct all the shenanigans in terms normal humans can understand, along with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia and random pop culture references. So strap in, and let's all make the system less horrible; because advocacy is the only thing that's ever changed anything.

    When The Serial Entrepreneur Becomes The Patient Advocate

    When The Serial Entrepreneur Becomes The Patient Advocate

    An economist turned diagnostician, Mette Dhyrberg took matters into her own hands, hacked her own health, and soon began helping others do the same. Mette is the Founder and CEO of MyMee, a digital health platform that identifies the unique dietary and environmental factors that drive mild, moderate, or severe symptoms for people living with chronic conditions and rare disease. So without further ado, we present the tale of when the software engineer becomes the accidental patient advocate. Enjoy the show.

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    • 35 min
    [BONUS] The Gratitude Show with Koby and Hannah

    [BONUS] The Gratitude Show with Koby and Hannah

    While America has a complicated history worth acknowledging, Thanksgiving, at least for my family and me, is a holiday dedicated to gratitude and tolerance. On today's special bonus minisode, I'm joined once again by my miracle twins, Koby and Hannah, to talk about what we are thankful for this year, especially through the lens of what's going on inside the minds of 12-year 7th graders in NYC these days. Thank you so much to my loyal listeners for tuning in each week and supporting our shared mission. Enjoy the show, and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • 9 min
    Musical Theater Nerd Patient Advocates Unite: Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo

    Musical Theater Nerd Patient Advocates Unite: Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo

    On today's quirky show, I welcome Jen Palumbo, an epic human Energizer Bunny who takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Jen is a freelance writer, Forbes contributor, and women's health advocate, specifically for reproductive rights. In a spirited coincidence, it turns out we both went to the same college at the same time, were both Theater people, and have dozens of friends in common. We are ships in the night for sure. As fellow parents of IVF children, we bonded over the current state of the state. And as fellow Binghamton graduates, we bonded over Wegmans, being Theater nerds, and 1990s dorm life in the southern tier. Jen is a true Long Island: loud and proud. Let the hilarity, dark humor, and GenX Therapy begin. Enjoy the show.

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    • 36 min
    Introducing the "Before We Die" Podcast from OffScrip Health

    Introducing the "Before We Die" Podcast from OffScrip Health

    Today I am joined by Ariel Nachmann and Joey Brenneman, co-producers from the offscrip network and also the hype team behind the all-new Before We Die podcast from OffScrip Health! Although the title sounds a bit macabre, this show is all about saving lives with emerging technology. We’re here to fuel your anger and get you riled up to demand access to new medical technologies that are often faster, better, and cheaper than the standard of care. The process of getting these products to patients must be accelerated Before We Die! This “clip show” gives you a peek into this full season and introduces you to the  Before We  Die creators and panel of experts, Sandra Miller, John MacMahon, and Craig Ullman.  Subscribe to OffScrip Health's Before We Die on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy listening to your podcasts.

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    • 34 min
    SportsCancer Recap: AVBCC 2022 Conference

    SportsCancer Recap: AVBCC 2022 Conference

    In today's bonus episode of Out of Patients, I welcome back to the studio returning champion Gail Zahtz. We recently attended a super wonky, jargon-filled trade show, and we're here to break it all down for you—the listener— in ordinary human lay speak. The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) is a behind-the-scenes organization deep in the subbasement of healthcare. Their purpose is to ensure that the "right patients" get prescribed the "right medicine" at the "right time," hopefully with minimal drama, while avoiding anyone going bankrupt. That's the gist. So strap in as we attempt to de-wonkify a bunch of acronyms in corporate bingo land, and maybe—we hope— you learn something along the way that can make your healthcare experiences suck a little less. Enjoy the show.

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    • 15 min
    The Cancer Mavericks Series Finale: If History Teaches Us Anything

    The Cancer Mavericks Series Finale: If History Teaches Us Anything

    Welcome to the series finale of The Cancer Mavericks. In this final episode, we reflect on the first seven episodes through the lens of history and progress with a series of insightful conversations featuring some of healthcare's most influential and visionary voices across the past four decades. If history is a teacher, we have learned that change can happen, albeit slowly. But it is only when the people stand up, organize and activate their voices demanding change, that the culture will shift, the institutions will pivot, and the very system itself will be forced by the will of the citizens to bend towards the arc of justice. Thank you for joining us for this groundbreaking series. If you like this series, please leave a review and a rating on your favorite podcast app. To learn more about The Cancer Mavericks, visit https://CancerMavericks.com. To learn more about OffScrip Health, visit https://OffScrip.com.




    FEATURED VOICES




    Gil Bashe

    Chair Global Health and Purpose, FINN Partners




    John D. Carpten, Ph.D.

    President's Cancer Panel (Emeritus)

    Director, Institute of Translational Genomics

    Keck School of Medicine at USC




    Deanna Darlington

    President at Links2Equity




    Kenny Kane

    Young Adult Cancer Advocacy Pioneer

    Co-Founder/CEO, Stupid Cancer (Former)




    Margaret Laws

    President and CEO, Hope Lab




    Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

    Division Director, Cancer Prevention and Control at The CDC




    Catharine Young, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Cancer Moonshot Engagement and Policy

    The White House

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Amelia Randolph Campbell ,

You need this in your life!

This podcast absolutely belongs on your 'top shelf' of podcasts! What I appreciate most is the ‘real’ factor here…real conversations, real personalities, and so many stories that inform and inspire by way of an invigorating exploration into the healthcare world, and delightfully far beyond. Listening to Matthew and his guests is like sitting down to a beer with new friends, and coming away with a better mind and spirit because of it!

Tricia Brouk ,

I love this podcast!

Matthew Zachary is one of the best hosts out there, along with being uplifting and hilarious. Every guest has something powerful to share and MZ knows exactly how to bring their best to light.

KPCKuhl ,

Dynamic & heart felt

Love the way MZ brings out the best of those he interviews. The episode on nutrition and cancer is powerful, informative and has the trademark humor.

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