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We have a great program for you this week which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine. We will explain everything you want to know about health insurance – what a complicated mess, right!! We hope to figure this out for all of us in this information packed hour. We have the experts: Lisa Kogan, Assistant Vice President for Clinical Practice Services at MCW; Jon Neikirk, Executive Director of Revenue Cycle at Froedtert Health; and Monica Ricca, Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Children’s Wisconsin – you do not want to miss this program as we cover all aspects of health insurance and some of the challenges we all face with the cost of health care.
Covid-19 Update #13
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have a great show for you which will provide all the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, testing and treatment, vaccine efficacy, breakthrough infections, the Delta variant, and updates for parents and children. Your COVID-19 all-star team today includes Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Nate Ledeboer, Njeri Wainaina, Zouyan Lu, Michelle Mitchell, and Kristin Bencik, all providing you a fact-filled program from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Updates in the Treatment of Obesity
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have a great show for you on Updates in the Treatment of Obesity. Medical experts and patients discuss updates in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity. Our panel of experts includes Drs. Lisa Morselli, Vidya Kidambi, Courtney Barry, Tammy Kindel, and Courtney Hanson (MSN, RN, ACNP-BC) and two grateful patients who shared their stories.
We began in September of 2017 when Jerry Bott and WISN gave us a chance and hopefully we have delivered. Dave Michaels has produced every one of the programs and has been a great friend and mentor – teaching us some of the ways of the radio waves. I am very lucky to have shared the microphone for nearly four years with Dr. Rana Higgins. Rana is a true expert in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and more than that, she is an insightful and caring physician who spends an incredible amount of time teaching the next generation of doctors. Also, a big thank you to our executive director – Linda Klagstad - Linda makes everything happen, along with our loyal and hard-working “content” team of Dr. Tracy Wang, Dr. Joyce Sanchez and before he left us for Boston, Dr. John Fangman – most all of what you hear on The Word on Medicine and The Latest Word on Medicine comes from the brilliant and creative minds of our radio team. You will be inspired by the patients we have selected to join us on our 100th program. Please don’t miss this program; if you do, remember that it will live forever as a podcast – simply go to our website at mcw.edu/surgery, or to iHeartRadio, iTunes, Podbean, or Stitcher, and search The Word on Medicine.
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Medical experts and a patient discuss robotic technology and its use in thoracic surgery, surgery of the chest wall, esophagus and lungs. Our panel of experts include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Meg Shannon-Stone (NP) and Trish Wilcox (NP).
Surgical Care and Recovery
On this week's Word on Medicine, a great show for you on Surgical Care and Recovery: medical experts and a patient discuss the process of care before and after surgery. We hope you'll join our panelists Dr. Njeri Wainaina from the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chris Fadumiye from the Department of Anesthesiology, and Amy Miskelley (BSN, RN, PACU Manager), Sara Betthauser, (MSN, RN, NE-BC, Perioperative RN Manager, Procedure Arrival & Recovey), Lisa Acker (BSN, RN), and Terri Lakich (BSN, RN, CPAN, Educator POHA/PACU) along with a grateful patient who shared his story.