Welcome to the Telehealth Heroes podcast, hosted by Brandon M. Welch, MS, PhD. Listen in as Brandon interviews healthcare providers and professionals that are doing extraordinary things with Telehealth. Learn how these individuals have improved their own work/life balance, grown their businesses, and improved patient outcomes. Subscribe today and learn how telehealth can improve life.
S2 Ep9 - Expanding telemental healthcare with Dr. Gina Sprague-Connors
Wisconsin-native Dr. Gina Sprague-Connors discovered videoconferencing in high school when she took virtual Advanced Placement courses in preparation for college. Growing up in a rural area, Dr. Sprague-Connors could only access these types of educational opportunities online. She went on to complete her master's and doctorate degrees in psychology and is passionate about providing telemental healthcare in rural communities. In this episode she discusses the benefits of expanding telehealth services in rural areas. Dr. Connors-Sprague is a licensed psychologist with a private practice offering equine-assisted therapy.
S2 Ep7 Expanding Healthcare Access in Correctional Facilities with Shawn Valenta
Pittsburgh-area native Shawn Valenta, MHA, recalls visiting an incarcerated friend who spent years in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections system. When WellPath asked him to help lead their telehealth program, he jumped at the opportunity to increase access to medical and mental healthcare in jails, prisons and inpatient residential treatment programs. He talks about the opportunities and challenges of providing care to these vulnerable populations in an interview with doxy.me CEO and Co-Founder Brandon Welch.
S2 Ep8 Delivering Pediatric Urgent Care with Dr. Mordechai Raskas
Dr. Mordechai Raskas is a pediatric emergency physician with expertise in telemedicine and informatics. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Telemedicine at PM Pediatrics. In this interview, Dr. Raskas talks about how his organization used telehealth to provide urgent care services to pediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
S2 Ep6 - Improving Access and Controlling Costs with Shawn Valenta
Until recently, it was widely accepted that when more people use healthcare services, costs inevitably go up. In his role as Administrator of Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina, Shawn Valenta, MHA, discovered that telehealth, when administered effectively, can improve healthcare quality and access while also decreasing costs. He shares his journey from respiratory therapist to telehealth leader in this interview.
Heroes of Doxy.me: Learning War-Life Balance
Maria and her family were as prepared as they could be for the war, and evacuated to Western Ukraine quickly. After more than 50 days at war, she describes how she—and other Ukrainians—have learned to live their lives during the war.
Heroes of Doxy.me: A Brit Volunteering in Ukraine
When Russia invaded Ukraine, James decided he should help however he could. His decision would take him on a long and eventful journey into Ukraine, where his real challenges would begin.
My new lunch break activity
Fun guests with good stories. I really like hearing people’s backgrounds, inspirations and different uses of telemedicine.
With the first episode I thought I’d learn more on healthy aging. Apparently that’s not what this is about even though the title implies that it would be