Scarcity & Abundance in Our Healthcare System

Scarcity & Abundance in Our Healthcare System

In our healthcare system today, the physician’s time is essentially rationed. This happens in two way -healthcare provider organizations strictly limit the amount of time a physician can spend with any one patient. And insurance restrict access to physicians (and the procedures they might perform) through plan rules and processes. This is the inevitable result of an increasing volume of patients trying to gain access to a pool of physicians that is growing a very modest rate. In this podcast, we explore the ways that the healthcare system is adjusting to this reality and the consequences for patients and the quality of care they receive.

Healthcare Layer Cake

Healthcare Layer Cake

In this podcast, we continue to explore the question: Could a physician really be replaced by a computer? One of the factors driving healthcare costs today is the “layering” of the system with non-physician staff who are interposed between the physician and the patient. These can be physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other technical non-physician staff. These layers help spread the scarce physician resource over a broad range of patients, but diminishes the ability to build a strong patient physician relationship. Automation of the physician role may offer asolution.

Thanksgiving Abundance – Healthy Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving Abundance – Healthy Holiday Recipes

Fall is the season that brings abundance of root vegetables, squashes, apples, pears and some more exotic fruits, such as quince, pomegranate, guava and persimmon. In this podcast, Dr. Nina Walsh shares a delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving meal menu that will allow you to enjoy healthy, nourishing dishes without compromising the flavor and without having to rescue your health after a season of overeating and indulgence.

Tips  for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating, stress and weight gain. The holidays don’t have to mean eating too much, overdoing it on unhealthy food or gaining weight. In this podcast, Dr. Nina Walsh discusses tips for eating healthy during the holiday season.

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