Real Medicines Podcast

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Dr. Evan Levine, author of "What Your Doctor Won't (or can't ) Tell You " and Matt LoGuercio take a humorous and irreverent look at the problems in our health-not-care system.

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  • Premeditated Attacks By A Doctor. Sentenced to only 3 1/2 years!
    Premeditated Attacks By A Doctor. Sentenced to only 3 1/2 years!
    Duração: 09min | 03/11/2018

    If you question if our justice system is unfair just listen to the case of Dr. Anis Chalhoub. For years this cardiologist attacked many of his trusting patients, cut them open, and shoved in devices that were not necessary but will remain in them until they die. He profited immensely from this, far greater than a common criminal would. Yet in spite of the clear premeditation and the harm he caused he was only sentenced to serve a 3 1/2 year sentence. Here is our podcast.

  • Did A Urologist Knowingly Do A Procedure To Remove Kidney Stones on Patients That Did No Have Any?
    Did A Urologist Knowingly Do A Procedure To Remove Kidney Stones on Patients That Did No Have Any?
    Duração: 06min | 22/10/2018

    This story is taken from my book " What Your Doctor Won't (or Can't) Tell you: The Failures of American Medicine. I interviewed a number of urologists who confirmed the authenticity of this story.

  • Russians and Fake News Harm Thousands of Americans
    Russians and Fake News Harm Thousands of Americans
    Duração: 09min | 07/10/2018

    For the past 4 years, even before Donald Trump's claims, the Russians with the help of their fake news has resulted in the harm to thousands of Americans. Our Podcast details how this occurred.

  • Dont Blame Your Insurance Company For Your Healthcare Costs
    Don't Blame Your Insurance Company For Your Healthcare Costs
    Duração: 16min | 13/09/2018

    The biggest culprits for the increase cost in healthcare, besides our poor habits that include tobacco use and obesity, are the Mega Hospitals and Big Pharma. Insurance companies can do little to reduce their costs and in response raise their rates. "Non Profit hospitals" have created oligopolies by buying up competitors and limiting competition. They cunningly push the fault of your increased healthcare costs onto the insurers while they and Pharma and the biggest reason for our healthcare cost catastrophe.

  • Heart Failure Patients Often Not Prescribed Right Medications
    Heart Failure Patients Often Not Prescribed Right Medications
    Duração: 12min | 27/08/2018

    Only in the USA can you turn on the TV and and listen to a commercial promoting a medication that costs $12.50 every day while many with CHF aren't prescribed or are not taking medications that can save their life and only cost a few pennies a day. Why isn't anyone promoting this?

  • #MeToo Healthcare
    #MeToo Healthcare
    Duração: 11min | 20/08/2018

    Healthcare workers need to be protected as well. #MeToo Healthcare!

  • Should You Take a Daily Aspirin? What Dose?
    Should You Take a Daily Aspirin? What Dose?
    Duração: 12min | 15/08/2018

    If you wish to know whether you should be taking a daily Aspirin and what dose is the most effective have a listen and then go discuss this with your physician.

  • When Your Doctor Is Told NOT to use the best surgeon
    When Your Doctor Is Told NOT to use the best surgeon
    Duração: 08min | 16/07/2018

    This brief podcast comes from my book, " What Your Doctor Won't(or can't) Tell You." It outlines who a doctor in charge pushed his staff to send patients to surgeons that some would suggest were not as qualified as the competition. I include actual excerpts from his memo. All profits for July 2018 will be donated to SMYS group.

  • 2017 Drug Payments To Doctors Are In
    2017 Drug Payments To Doctors Are In
    Duração: 10min | 10/07/2018

    The average physician accepts about $3,000 from Pharma. But there are outliers, that can take home more than $4,000 for a brief dinner talk and fill their pockets with huge quantities of cash. In return some of these doctors appear to prescribe drugs, to their unknowing patients, in exchange for another dinner talk. Here is a simple site to determine what your doctor takes from pharma . Just click the link attached or mentioned in our podcast. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/search/physicians/by-name-and-location

  • Nurses vs. Hospital Executives. Who Do You Believe?
    Nurses vs. Hospital Executives. Who Do You Believe?
    Duração: 06min | 28/06/2018

    The nurses suggest that more staffing might help save lives while the executives fire back by telling us the cost would ultimately hurt patient care and possibly close hospitals. Who do you believe?

  • RIP Richard Kennedy - WW II Hero and My Patient
    RIP Richard Kennedy - WW II Hero and My Patient
    Duração: 06min | 29/05/2018

    About a year back I recorded this brief interview with my patient, friend, and hero Mr. Richard Kennedy. He passed earlier this month unable to celebrate today. I think we should all celebrate this great American.

  • Attention Law Enforcement
    Attention Law Enforcement
    Duração: 07min | 24/05/2018

    1. Listen to Podcast 2. Contact me for more information 3. Start your investigation

  • Pre-op Generic Instructions Can Be Dangerous
    Pre-op Generic Instructions Can Be Dangerous
    Duração: 10min | 01/05/2018

    Recurrent use of generic pre-op forms that instruct, sometimes incorrectly, patients to stop blood thinners can result in a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and death.

  • Sunshine Is A Bad Act! Time for it to close.
    Sunshine Is A Bad Act! Time for it to close.
    Duração: 11min | 31/03/2018

    The Sunshine Act is a foolish, inept, and duplicitous attempt by elite politicians and the elite and the most affluent physicians to discourage working doctors from accepting a cup of coffee from Pharma while it allows huge dollar payments to the elite physicians without public disclosure. This ACT NEEDS TO CLOSE!

  • Get A Primary Care Provider!
    Get A Primary Care Provider!
    Duração: 03min | 02/03/2018

    Almost 30% of men and 20% of women do not have a primary care doctor. Listen to why this may be a fatal mistake.

  • State Heart Surgery Mortality Data. What You Should Know
    State Heart Surgery Mortality Data. What You Should Know
    Duração: 13min | 26/02/2018

    I was asked to review the New York State published mortality data for a heart program in New York. I found most of the information not very helpful but I discuss two findings that you might wish to know about.

  • Do You Need That Preop Stress Test
    Do You Need That Preop Stress Test
    Duração: 09min | 23/02/2018

    Reason for a preop stress test 1. Risk Stratification 2. Doctor is misinformed 3. Doctor likes $$$ more than likes you 4. You needed one anyway

  • Want A Kidney Stone? Become a Vegan
    Want A Kidney Stone? Become a Vegan
    Duração: 07min | 07/02/2018

    If you've had a kidney stone, it's likely made of calcium oxalate. Vegan diets are rich in oxalates but reject dairy and animal products high in calcium. High oxalate and low calcium consumption increases your risk for those painful and dangerous stones.

  • I had a colonoscopy. Yea!!
    I had a colonoscopy. Yea!!
    Duração: 11min | 31/01/2018

    A simple podcast about the stuff few tell you about a colonoscopy. You should have one if it is indicated but find out what you should know before having one.

  • Attention Healthcare Workers!! Put A Mask On Now!
    Attention Healthcare Workers!! Put A Mask On Now!
    Duração: 11min | 17/01/2018

    We don't expect 700,000 deaths this year from the flu, like in 1918, but the vaccine is proving to have marginal benefit and lots of patients are coming in with what might be the flu. I suggest we put on a mask more often and wash our hands even after touching a doorknob in the hospital.

  • Can This Popular Heart Failure Medication Cause Dementia
    Can This Popular Heart Failure Medication Cause Dementia
    Duração: 07min | 08/01/2018

    Can a popular medication used for the treatment of CHF increase the risk of dementia? Some say we just don't know. Here's the explanation.

  • How The Feds Can Reduce Assaults on Medical Providers
    How The Feds Can Reduce Assaults on Medical Providers
    Duração: 08min | 06/01/2018

    CMS currently deducts 1% of all payments to the lowest 25% of hospitals who have the poorest ratings for Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC). It's working to encourage hospitals to reduce errors, infections, and falls. I suggest we add AMP ( Assaults on Medical Providers) into the mix. Have a listen.

  • Abuse of Lasix - Too much of a good thing...
    Abuse of Lasix - Too much of a good thing...
    Duração: 06min | 20/12/2017

    If you've been treated with lasix you will want to listen to this podcast. A potent diuretic, lasix can be very effective in helping doctors remove excess water from your body but too often too many patients are receiving excessive doses that can lead to renal failure.

  • Boycott Docs Who Prostitute For Pharma - Say NO to doctors that give dinner talks for big cash.
    Boycott Docs Who Prostitute For Pharma - Say NO to doctors that give dinner talks for big cash.
    Duração: 08min | 10/12/2017

    Go to https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars to find out how many dinner talks your doctor gives for Pharma. Doctors are now getting paid as much as $4,000 for each brief talk and free dinner. Most of them realize that if they don't prescribe the drug, they are paid to discuss, they won't be invited back. It's a " Good Deal" for a doctor who likes money but a " Bad Deal" for their patients. Tell them you will find another physician and please post their names and how much they are paid on our "Real Medicine" Facebook Page.

  • Russian American Charged with $146 Million Medicare Fraud
    Russian American Charged with $146 Million Medicare Fraud
    Duração: 11min | 06/12/2017

    Yesterday Brooklyn prosecutors charged Kristina Mirbabayeva as the ringleader in a $146 million dollar scheme that included paying indigent people to have tests they did not need and then laundering the money. Many others, including several doctors were involved. Our podcast highlights what occurred as well as another scam going on right now that the DA doesn't even talk about.

  • Vulture M.D.s Preying on Nursing Home Patients
    Vulture M.D.s Preying on Nursing Home Patients
    Duração: 06min | 28/11/2017

    The story of my grandfather and so many others whose last few months of peace are interrupted by physicians and their assistants who prey on them and perform all types of procedure and exams for profit.

  • Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain! Whats the real story?
    Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain! What's the real story?
    Duração: 09min | 20/11/2017

    The New Times published results of the ORBITA trial this week and told us it was 'Unbelievable' that a patient who received a heart stent did no better than the patient treated with medications. When preparing for this podcast I noticed that the times made a major error by choosing the photo, which I display on FB, for their article. Does anyone recognize this major mistake? I wrote to Times and hope to hear back.

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines - 2017
    New Blood Pressure Guidelines - 2017
    Duração: 16min | 15/11/2017

    The experts have created the latest BP guidelines that include lots of changes. There seems to a great deal of self-congratulations but aren't they also admitting that they made mistakes in the past and put millions at risk?

  • Statin or No Statin If You Dont have Heart Disease
    Statin or No Statin If You Don't have Heart Disease
    Duração: 10min | 14/11/2017

    In my 30 years of practice I have consulted on patients who are taking statins but have no indication for them and others who are not prescribed a statin but should be. Should you take a statin? Have a listen and then ask your doctor.

  • The Plant Based/ Forks Over Knives Diet Cult
    The Plant Based/ Forks Over Knives Diet Cult
    Duração: 08min | 03/11/2017

    So-called experts and some physicians appear to have entered the cult of"Plant Based Diet." They make unsubstantiated claims while ignoring important studies that suggest low carbohydrate diets may actually reduce heart attacks, stroke, weight, and mortality.

  • The Big Irony - The Worst Healthcare Options Will Be Coming to Healthcare Providers.
    The Big Irony - The Worst Healthcare Options Will Be Coming to Healthcare Providers.
    Duração: 09min | 23/10/2017

    Your a nurse, physician, MNA, or any member of the staff of a Medical Center. Your told that the hospital " has been on a journey of transforming our patient care strategies on outcomes," (Penny Wheeler CEO of Allina Health ,Aetna News Release, 2017). What that means is that you may be forced to have surgery with someone you know to have hurt patients and is incompetent or to seek care elsewhere and pay thousands of dollars out of pocket. This is the healthcare that is coming to millions of providers who work at hospitals. The biggest irony is that nurses and doctors who may be forced to accept care from physicians they believe are unqualified.

  •  Want to Build a Cardiology Practice Fast? Just bribe doctors to send you patients.
    Want to Build a Cardiology Practice Fast? Just bribe doctors to send you patients.
    Duração: 08min | 19/10/2017

    Based on real stories, we illustrate how some cardiologists have gotten rich by paying doctors, in the form or immoral rental scams or $200 dollar dinners, to send them patients. Ever wonder why you had a heart doctor see you in the hospital when you didn't think it was necessary?

  • Is Penny Wheeler Dealer At It Again? The nurses think so!
    Is Penny Wheeler Dealer At It Again? The nurses think so!
    Duração: 08min | 16/10/2017

    In this podcast we discuss the recent petition, by the MNA, to Penny Wheeler and her staff, regarding the problems with nurse staffing and the use of the charge nurse in their calculated patient to nurse ratios. I suggest a compromise.

  • Prevagen-- Do Not Buy This Crap!!
    Prevagen-- Do Not Buy This Crap!!
    Duração: 06min | 11/10/2017

    The makers of this snake oil, Quincy Bioscience, want you to believe that some concoction made from Jelly Fish will improve your memory. But according to the New York State Attorney General its not true. Isn't it time for major drugstore chains to stop selling products like Prevagen. Can't the networks show some form of responsibility and decline to air these commercials? I guess when you have over $165,000 million dollars in sales you carry a lot of influence.

  • Prevagen -Dont Buy This Crap
    Prevagen -Don't Buy This Crap
    Duração: 06min | 11/10/2017

    The makers of this snake oil, Quincy Bioscience, want you to believe that some concoction made from Jelly Fish will improve your memory. But according to the New York State Attorney General its not true. Isn't it time for major drugstore chains to stop selling products like Prevagen. Can't the networks show some form of responsibility and decline to air these commercials? I guess when you have over $165,000 million dollars in sales you carry a lot of influence.

  • A Cheese Omelette For Breakfast May Save Your life
    A Cheese Omelette For Breakfast May Save Your life
    Duração: 09min | 08/10/2017

    They once laughed at that saying , "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Others told us to cut the fats and increase the carbs. There are groups of physicians telling their patients to eat 100% vegan or suffer the consequences. But two major new studies, published in the most prestigious cardiac journals, suggest that a big American Breakfast, with eggs and cheese, and perhaps a slab of bacon once in a while, might save your life!

  • They Pay Thousands for Health Insurance But Cant Afford Their Medications
    They Pay Thousands for Health Insurance But Can't Afford Their Medications
    Duração: 08min | 06/10/2017

    There are no reasonable alternative medications to the new oral blood thinners yet insurers are allowed to add enormous copayments that make it unaffordable for many. Isn't it time to better regulate insurance companies?

  • Being On Staff At the Best Hospitals Doesnt Mean Much Anymore
    Being On Staff At the Best Hospitals Doesn't Mean Much Anymore
    Duração: 07min | 03/10/2017

    Things aren't what they used to be... Have a listen and learn how to protect yourself .

  • Treating the symptoms of menopause for 12 cents a day.
    Treating the symptoms of menopause for 12 cents a day.
    Duração: 09min | 21/09/2017

    I've been treating patients with hypertension who also have symptoms of menopause with a medication that costs only 12 Cents a day... And it works!

  • Sue Your Urologist?
    Sue Your Urologist?
    Duração: 08min | 13/09/2017

    If you have recurrent kidney stones, or know anyone who has, then you might want to listen to this podcast.

  •  A surprising and dangerous cause of fainting in a young woman.
    A surprising and dangerous cause of fainting in a young woman.
    Duração: 05min | 08/09/2017

    She fainted, collapsed, and even had seizure like activity. What we found in this healthy young woman might shock many.

  • Covert SEXISM in the hospital
    Covert SEXISM in the hospital
    Duração: 07min | 30/08/2017

    Sure, it's not the 1960's, we have Human Resource departments and rules about sexism but I suggest that there still are many forms of covert sexism in our healthcare centers.

  • Keep Your Eye On Your Wallet When You Visit The Opthomologist
    Keep Your Eye On Your Wallet When You Visit The Opthomologist
    Duração: 09min | 28/08/2017

    My own experience how I was billed, or more appropriately fleeced, for $159 Dollars after the eye doctor billed me for "Photo" of my eye that I never asked for , was not informed about, wasn't required, and was not paid for by my insurance. Please be careful and be informed. Even I was taken for ride by a fellow physician.

  • Press Ganey Ratings For Doctors-- Great Idea for ?
    Press Ganey Ratings For Doctors-- Great Idea for ?
    Duração: 08min | 08/08/2017

    Companies like Press Ganey are now selling the idea that patient surveys, and the consequences of bad ratings for the doctor, will result in improved patient care and better outcomes. If you don't realize where this story is going, here it is in just six minutes.

  • Stop Assaults On Medical Providers!
    Stop Assaults On Medical Providers!
    Duração: 19min | 01/08/2017

    Two nurses talk about the day they were assaulted and how poorly they were treated by their hospital and the system. Both have not worked since. We want to Stop Assaults On Medical Providers!

  • A New Device For Your Heart -- Potential cure in good hands, potential stroke or death in the wrong hands
    A New Device For Your Heart -- Potential cure in good hands, potential stroke or death in the wrong hands
    Duração: 16min | 26/07/2017

    Like most new devices that require technical expertise the Watchman device can help thousands reduce their risk of stroke. But the device is new, the learning curve to be good at implanting it is significant, and there are too many doctors offering this complex procedure with not enough experience and ability.

  • How Doctors Put Thousands At Risk For Cancer
    How Doctors Put Thousands At Risk For Cancer
    Duração: 22min | 20/07/2017

    In the 1990s a new type of stress test was developed that could be done in just half the time of the usual nuclear stress test. The only problem, that the patients were not told, is that it would result in an exposure of radiation equal to an additional 140 x-rays.

  • Foxglove and the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Foxglove and the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Duração: 12min | 16/07/2017

    The story of Foxglove, William Withering and Big Pharma.

  • He Ran To The ER With an MI and Was Told To Sit .. for NINE Hours
    He Ran To The ER With an MI and Was Told To Sit .. for NINE Hours
    Duração: 07min | 13/07/2017

    Mr. X thought this might be his last few moments alive when the chest pressure and sweats wouldn't stop. But the response from the Emergency Room was to do just about nothing. He walked out, the next day, and into another Emergency Room...

  • Harming Healthcare Workers
    Harming Healthcare Workers
    Duração: 19min | 05/07/2017

    Last week a "doctor" brought an AR-15 to the hospital he " resigned from." He killed an innocent physician and wounded many others. There continues to be unchecked violence at hospitals and many nurses and physicians are worried that they might be the next victim

  • Medical Journal Publishes Case of Uromyctisis
    Medical Journal Publishes Case of Uromyctisis
    Duração: 07min | 03/07/2017

    "Peer Review" Medical Journal known as Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal recently published the first case of Uromycitisis. The author of the paper wa a Dr. Martin Van Nostrand who conducted the study at Arthur Vandelay Urological Research Institute.

  • How Doctors And Pharma Manipulate Drug Trials
    How Doctors And Pharma Manipulate Drug Trials
    Duração: 09min | 29/06/2017

    The classic standardized clinical trial used to be a simple trial of one endpoint, like death. But to find a way to reduce cost or improve the chance for a positive outcome cunning doctors along with Pharma are producing trials where there are composite endpoints or even trials that have "run-in periods" that toss out anyone with an adverse effect before officially starting the trial. Many may not be aware of this so I discuss two major trials, one with a positive composite endpoint even though the drug killed more people than placebo and another, run-in trial, where the investigators tossed out 15% of the participants because of adverse effects before the official trial began.

  • Dr. Macaroni May Be Stealing Millions From Medicaid
    Dr. Macaroni May Be Stealing Millions From Medicaid
    Duração: 07min | 26/06/2017

    I've uncovered a carefully planned scheme that appears to allow a cardiologist to inappropriately perform millions of dollars of studies and bill then to you, the taxpayer!

  • A Capitalists View on Single-Payer Healthcare
    A Capitalist's View on Single-Payer Healthcare
    Duração: 07min | 22/06/2017

    One visit to Labcorp, " The World's Leading Health Care Diagnostics Company", according to their website, and my opinion of Single-Payer Healthcare was cemented.

  • Happy Fathers Day To All The Dads Who Put Their Kids First
    Happy Father's Day To All The Dads Who Put Their Kids First
    Duração: 05min | 18/06/2017

    Many in medicine who are too naive or too foolish admire the physicians who spend their lives in the hospital yet sacrifice their family for their position. Today I'd like to honor those I met in healthcare who put their family first and say to them, " A job Well Done."

  • In Medicine Cheaters Do Prosper
    In Medicine Cheaters Do Prosper
    Duração: 10min | 16/06/2017

    Sometimes even top physicians, responsible for training young doctors, find ways to cheat the system. Never before told stories that will shock the listener.

  • Your Doctor Will NOT See You Now
    Your Doctor Will NOT See You Now
    Duração: 08min | 11/06/2017

    Your old, or young, or just frightened to be admitted to huge hospital but you have your doctor who you've known for years to help you be calm and to make sure the remainder of the staff understands your complex disease. Too bad " Your Doctor Will NOT See You."

  • Is she a Nurse? No, shes a CNA. The unsung heroes of healthcare.
    Is she a Nurse? No, she's a CNA. The unsung heroes of healthcare.
    Duração: 09min | 08/06/2017

    You call for a nurse and she comes. You ask for help and she's there. She weighs you, checks your pulse and blood pressure but when you look at the ID it has CNA on it and not RN.

  • Nurse Anne Marshall -- Healthcare Hero
    Nurse Anne Marshall -- Healthcare Hero
    Duração: 09min | 01/06/2017

    Anne Marshall would soon find out about the target painted on her back after she tried to organize the nurses to improve staffing ratios and patient care at Cayuga Medical Center.

  • Breaking News! Nurse talks about recurrent safety issues, medication errors, and poor staffing
    Breaking News! Nurse talks about recurrent safety issues, medication errors, and poor staffing
    Duração: 08min | 29/05/2017

    According to a nurse who worked at Cayuga Medical Center, recurrent medication errors and inadequate staffing continue to result in dangerous patient safety issues. Isn't it time for the New York State Department of Health to investigate?

  • What A Difference a Rehab Center Makes ....
    What A Difference a Rehab Center Makes ....
    Duração: 07min | 23/05/2017

    I made a big mistake in navigating the treacherous healthcare system for a relative. I feel for those who have no background in healthcare and go on blind faith in a very broken system. But once a mistake is recognized DON'T be afraid to change course and go to another healthcare center. A big thanks to all the providers at Hebrew Home in Riverdale.

  • Department of Justice Please Investigate Gilead Pharmaceuticals
    Department of Justice Please Investigate Gilead Pharmaceuticals
    Duração: 10min | 14/05/2017

    Is it time for the DOJ to investigate Gilead Pharmaceuticals and how they possibly "bribed" medical doctors by paying them as much as $5,000 for a dinner talk in what appears to be a quid pro quo arrangement -- you prescribe our drug and you get paid talking gigs?

  • Poor staffing harms a patient -- A true story
    Poor staffing harms a patient -- A true story
    Duração: 13min | 08/05/2017

    A man was admitted to a rehab facility. The grounds were beautiful, the ward was clean but the center lacked in appropriate nurse staffing. Have a listen and perhaps you will finally understand the urgency to create a law that provides a guarantee there will always be enough qualified nurses to care for their patients.

  • Poor Nurse Staffing Just Injured someone
    Poor Nurse Staffing Just Injured someone
    Duração: 13min | 08/05/2017

    A man was admitted to a rehab facility. The grounds were beautiful, the ward was clean but the center lacked in appropriate nurse staffing. Have a listen and perhaps you will finally understand the urgency to create a law that provides a guarantee there will always be enough qualified nurses to care for their patients.

  • Entresto The Wonder Drug?? Not for this patient!
    Entresto The Wonder Drug?? Not for this patient!
    Duração: 13min | 04/05/2017

    Novartis may have come up with a great new drug but there is another side to this story. The drug is not selling as well as Novartis had hoped. Find out more about the drug, how Novartis is pushing to sell it, and what happened to my patient when an internist prescribed Entresto without consulting the patient's cardiologist.

  • Facebook Sells Fake News! Is Zuckerberg a hypocrite?
    Facebook Sells Fake News! Is Zuckerberg a hypocrite?
    Duração: 10min | 30/04/2017

    While Mark Zuckerberg vows to prevent fake news on Facebook it appears to me that he will help promote anyone's fake news if they pay for it. Is Mark Zuckerberg a hypocrite? Have a listen and you can decide.

  • Staffing Issues - Hospital Elite vs. The Nurses. You decide.
    Staffing Issues - Hospital Elite vs. The Nurses. You decide.
    Duração: 05min | 26/04/2017

    When a CEO complained about the service at their favorite restaurant they didn't see the analogy between poor staffing at a four-star eatery and their own hospital.

  • Before going for surgery listen to this
    Before going for surgery listen to this
    Duração: 12min | 23/04/2017

    If you had surgery and was told you needed a stress test and other cardiac testing before your procedure you might wish to listen to this.

  • Triple P Equation - Pharma+Physician+Prostitution = $$$$ For P and P
    Triple P Equation - Pharma+Physician+Prostitution = $$$$ For P and P
    Duração: 13min | 16/04/2017

    Have a listen to the Triple P Equation – Pharma, Physician, and Prostitution = Sales! Pharm Wants to Sell a Drug + Doctor wants to make$$$ 1. Pharma tells Doctor Joe that if he prescribes a drug he can give a PAID talk for them. 2. Pharma pays a company like IMS to report back to them how many prescriptions Dr. Joe writes for that drug. 3. Dr. Joe is aware that if he does not prescribe the drug he won’t get that $4,000 “reward” for an hour dinner talk. 4. Dr. Joe writes a lot of prescriptions for that drug! 5. Dr. Joe gives 20 dinner talks earns $80,000 for Twenty hours of work.

  • Test Denied! Love, Your Healthcare Insurer.
    Test Denied! Love, Your Healthcare Insurer.
    Duração: 10min | 05/04/2017

    Featuring real stories and my suggestions on how to fix this mess.

  • The Day A Doctor Screamed At A Nurse -- My Response
    The Day A Doctor Screamed At A Nurse -- My Response
    Duração: 12min | 03/04/2017

    How I responded to a doctor that screamed at a nurse and an insurance company who denied a cardiac test. Coping with the nuts and criminals in healthcare. I hope you enjoy these true stories.

  • Real Healthcare Providers Talk About Healthcare
    Real Healthcare Providers Talk About Healthcare
    Duração: 08min | 29/03/2017

    Colin Baird has been a nurse for over 20 years, and like many of us and because of his frontline experience, he understands the problems with our broken healthcare system. Have a listen.

  • A missed Pulmonary Embolism often means a life lost
    A missed Pulmonary Embolism often means a life lost
    Duração: 16min | 22/03/2017

    More people die in the US each year from a PE than prostate and breast cancer combined. Don't forget PE and don't be afraid to suggest to a physician that their patient just might have a pulmonary embolism. Help make the diagnosis by CT scan and NOT autopsy! Help Save a Life!

  • Thank You To All The Nurses Who Cared For My Dad
    Thank You To All The Nurses Who Cared For My Dad
    Duração: 08min | 18/03/2017

    We weren't taught much about nursing in Medical School. And what we were told too often suggested the lack of their importance in patient care. It's sad when I look back at those days and watching the nurses care for my dad reminded me how wrong my education was.

  • Millionaire TV Doctor Stops Accepting Medicare- Tells patients to bring check or cash
    Millionaire TV Doctor Stops Accepting Medicare- Tells patients to bring check or cash
    Duração: 11min | 15/03/2017

    This week, Dr. David Samadi, a urologist and Fox commentator who takes home millions each year was featured in a story in the Boston Globe. It suggests, unlike Superman, he can be in two places at one time; or at least bill in two places at one time. This plus personal notes including his willingness to accept "cash or check" but not Medicare in our latest podcast.

  • Wasting $300 Billion Dollars in Healthcare
    Wasting $300 Billion Dollars in Healthcare
    Duração: 13min | 09/03/2017

    Ask any nurse or doctor, " What is the number one reason for for patients to have recurrent admissions?" Most will tell you about poor compliance with medical therapy. The cost to our system is $300 Billion dollars and yet too few are doing anything to reduce noncompliance. Reduce this problem and we could infuse billions of dollars into some form of affordable healthcare.

  • 10 Things A Cardiologist Should NOT Do!
    10 Things A Cardiologist Should NOT Do!
    Duração: 16min | 04/03/2017

    An insider's look into the ten things a cardiologist should not do. Hold on to your hair and have a listen.

  • Leaders in Healthcare - Leaders in Hypocrisy
    Leaders in Healthcare - Leaders in Hypocrisy
    Duração: 10min | 26/02/2017

    The inside story that discusses how many of our top doctors are top hypocrites who manipulate the rules for their own benefit.

  • Hospitals Fight National Nurse Staffing Laws
    Hospitals Fight National Nurse Staffing Laws
    Duração: 11min | 23/02/2017

    We highlight how the Minnesota Hospital Association, possibly through the most duplicitous of tactics, prevented the Minnesota Department of Health from completing a study that cost its taxpayers $250,000 dollars.

  • Nurses Bullying Nurses
    Nurses Bullying Nurses
    Duração: 12min | 16/02/2017

    A nurses story of being bullied by another nurse.

  • Why Fire Nurses Instead Of The CEO???
    Why Fire Nurses Instead Of The CEO???
    Duração: 11min | 11/02/2017

    Recurrent mishaps at Cayuga Medical Center, in Ithaca New York, has resulted in recurrent firings of their nurses. As a result many seasoned nurses have left and are now being replaced by temporary travel nurses. With poor morale of their staff and even a death of a patient sitting in the waiting area of their ER why hasn't the CEO or his associates been disciplined? Have a listen.....

  • Hospital Admits: Death occurred as result of series of breakdowns
    Hospital Admits: Death occurred as result of series of breakdowns
    Duração: 11min | 09/02/2017

    According to report published in the Ithaca Journal, John Rudd, the CEO of CMC, admitted that a patient's death in his hospital waiting room was "a result of a series of breakdowns." But this troubled hospital then appears to suggest the the bulk of responsibility belongs to one of their temporary nurses, who worked in their Emergency Room triage; telling the Journal that she " did not take vital signs" and "that she falsified records."

  • Waiting To Die In An ER Waiting Room
    Waiting To Die In An ER Waiting Room
    Duração: 14min | 05/02/2017

    The last place you would expect anyone to die, unexpectedly, is in a Emergency Room Waiting Area. This tragic story, told to me by nurses who work at this hospital, including the nurse in charge of the triage area, has managed to elude the mainstream media. Is this the first of future tragic events to occur?

  • Healthcare System Disaster -- In a 10 minute podcast
    Healthcare System Disaster -- In a 10 minute podcast
    Duração: 11min | 01/02/2017

    In about ten minutes you'll learn about some of most significant, yet unreported, problems with our healthcare system. I may be some quixotic fool but at least I tell the truth.

  • Before Having Heart Surgery Listen To This!
    Before Having Heart Surgery Listen To This!
    Duração: 16min | 31/01/2017

    Who should you ask? Who should you trust? Most don't realize that there are few who know which surgeon is the best and fewer who will tell you the truth! I'd start with asking a nurse who works in the Cardiac Surgical ICU.

  • Adios CEO--Last letters in our series.
    Adios CEO--Last letters in our series.
    Duração: 13min | 29/01/2017

    Three senior nurses say goodbye to the hospital they once loved to be part of. This is our final episode in this series.

  • How Doctors in Charge Hide Millions in Pharma Income
    How Doctors in Charge Hide Millions in Pharma Income
    Duração: 10min | 26/01/2017

    The Sunshine Act was supposed to prevent doctors from hiding huge payments they receive for talks sponsored by big Pharma. But the leaders of Medicine, the ones who flourish and earn millions, made sure to create ways they can continue to take home big Pharma dollars without the public knowing about it. Isn't it time we do something about this?

  • Three Nurses Say Goodbye To Penny Wheeler and Allina
    Three Nurses Say Goodbye To Penny Wheeler and Allina
    Duração: 10min | 23/01/2017

    Three nurses tell us their experience at Allina Health before and after the strike and let us know why they left.

  • Red Shirts Banned From Allina Hospitals!!!
    Red Shirts Banned From Allina Hospitals!!!
    Duração: 15min | 20/01/2017

    During the hospital strike, Red Shirts, the color of the Minnesota Nurses Association, were banned by someone in the administration at Allina. Not only was this unlawful, and insulting to the women who were even told to "take their shirts off" , but these idiots also prevented a couple, with no affiliation to MNA, who by coincidence were wearing a " Red Shirt" from entering the hospital parking area. Why wasn't this on the local or national news??

  • Nurses Letters To Allina CEO -- Penny Wheeler
    Nurses' Letters To Allina CEO -- Penny Wheeler
    Duração: 10min | 18/01/2017

    First in a series of three. We present letters written to Penny Wheeler, the CEO, of Allina Health. These letters are honest and moving and provide an insider's view to the problems with corporate healthcare. We add a touch of humor to compensate for the sadness.

  • Dollars For Docs -- Is Your Doctor a Drug Whore?
    Dollars For Docs -- Is Your Doctor a Drug Whore?
    Duração: 10min | 12/01/2017

    Before you see your doctor go to https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/ or search for Dollars For Docs. You'll find out how much cash your physician takes from big Pharma and for which drugs he/she prescribes! Levine/LoGuercio Scale of Sleaze Yearly income from prostitution 3,000 - 10,000 LL Sleaze Score of 1 10,001- 20,000 LL Sleaze Score of 2 20,001-50,000 LL Sleaze Score of 3 51,000-100,000 LL Sleaze Score of 4 >100,000 LL Sleaze Score of 5 Levine/Loguercio Score of 1-2 Minor Sleaze -- consider another physician Levine/Loguercio Score of 3-4- Moderate Sleaze - Consider leaving and write a letter to them Levine/Loguercio Score of 5- Major Sleaze risk --

  • Preauthorization - More BS from your health insurer!
    Preauthorization - More BS from your health insurer!
    Duração: 11min | 11/01/2017

    I go BROOKLYN on the biggest crap decent doctors and patients have to put up with -- getting approval for an imaging study, procedure, or medication. There are some very simple solutions to improve the quality of care and even lower cost. This ten-minute podcast should enlighten many.

  • After The Nurses Strike -- In the words of Angela Becchetti
    After The Nurses Strike -- In the words of Angela Becchetti
    Duração: 17min | 07/01/2017

    Angela Becchetti,and all her colleagues who work at Allina Health, fought and sacrificed to provide improved and safer working conditions as well as reasonable healthcare coverage. Hear what she has to say about the strike and how many of the nurses were treated when they returned to work.

  • Ann Wanted To Unionize The Nurses.. Now Shes out of a job.
    Ann Wanted To Unionize The Nurses.. Now She's out of a job.
    Duração: 21min | 04/01/2017

    Anne Marshall had a spotless nursing career until she became the leader of a movement to unionize the nurses at a community hospital. Now she's out of a job and the union movement seems dead. We explore Anne's story and you to decide who's right.

  • Dr. Evan Levine Named CEO of Allina Health?
    Dr. Evan Levine Named CEO of Allina Health?
    Duração: 14min | 03/01/2017

    A few things I would do if selected to be CEO of a major medical center.

  • Debbie Reynolds Syndrome?
    Debbie Reynolds Syndrome?
    Duração: 09min | 31/12/2016

    The death of Debbie Reynolds was felt by all of her fans and especially every mom and daughter. She may have died from an entity best known as Takotsubo syndrome. If it is likely she did pass from a broken heart I suggest we rename the syndrome in honor of her love for Carrie.

  • Hospitals Substitute Vials of Epinephrine for EpiPen and there appears to be harmful consequences!
    Hospitals Substitute Vials of Epinephrine for EpiPen and there appears to be harmful consequences!
    Duração: 11min | 28/12/2016

    A cheaper alternative to the EpiPen, vials of epinephrine are attractive to hospital administrators since the savings,in dollars, is substantial. But it appears to me, as I review two separate accounts of mistaken route of injection, that saving dollars may be at the expense of not saving lives.

  • Top 10 Despicable Acts Against the Allina Nurses
    Top 10 Despicable Acts Against the Allina Nurses
    Duração: 20min | 21/12/2016

    After thorough review and help from hundreds of the Allina Nurses we give you our "Top 10" most despicable acts by Allina Health and their "Friends" for 2016.

  • Lazy Doctors -- Money Talks but the doctor doesnt!
    Lazy Doctors -- Money Talks but the doctor doesn't!
    Duração: 08min | 21/12/2016

    I interview two patients including one who required a stent to remove a kidney stone. While the procedure resulted in a bill of over $10,000 dollars he never received even a few minutes of education on how to prevent a recurrent stone. Money talks but the doctor remains silent!

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