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The Get Healthy 360 Podcast
56 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
EP 138 - Chronic Pain Medicine in the US and Canada - Dr. Michael CT Wansbrough
Pain physician Dr. Michael CT Wansbrough joins the GH360 podcast. In this Episode Dr. Wansbrough and Dr. Ferguson discuss treatment options for chronic pain, differences in how pain medicine is practiced in the US and Canada, and some differences between private and public health care systems. The US has a higher incidence of chronic pain than Canada, and chronic pain in the US tends to be regional. Dr. Michael CT Wansbrough, MD CCFP(EM) DTM&H DLHSTM CHSE ACPP MSc is a Pain & Emergency Physician and the Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Institute, in Toronto, Canada. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wansbrough studied in Canada and the UK, and has practiced medicine in Africa and Canada.
49 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
EP 137 - Treating Parkinson's with Neuromodulation - Ahmed Raslan, MD, FAANS
Deep Brain Stimulation, also knows as Neuromodulation, is a revolutionary treatment method for Parkinson's. Neurosurgeon Dr. Ahmed Raslan explains how neuromodulation works, and how it has impacted the lives of those suffering from Parkinson's. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease that affects over ten million people worldwide, including well known celebrities such as Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox. Dr. Raslan is an associate professor of neurological surgery. He manages patients with a spectrum of neurosurgical disorders, his focused practice is epilepsy surgery, brain mapping for tumors and epilepsy which often involves awake craniotomy, surgery for chronic and cancer pain (Trigeminal neuralgia, spinal pain and many other chronic pain syndromes), and movement disorders. For more info visit: https://www.ohsu.edu/providers/ahmed-m-raslan-md-faans
67 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
EP 136 - Rene Rodriguez - Effective Leadership
Dr. Ferguson sits down with two time Ted-X speaker Rene Rodriguez to speak about leadership. What makes an effective leader? How do leaders connect with those they wish to lead? How does a leader affect change? A true expert in his field, Rene has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroscience methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change. Learn more about Rene Rodriguez by visiting his website meetrene.com
61 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
EP135 - Cancer Pain Management - Hemant Kalia MD
Kris Ferguson MD welcomes Hemant Kalia MD to the Get Healthy Podcast. Dr. Kalia specializes in interventional spine and cancer pain management with special expertise in advanced neuromodulation procedures. Listen in as two pain specialists discuss cancer treatment and where pain specialists fit into a comprehensive cancer treatment plan. What is the difference between physical medicine rehab doctors and pain management doctors? What is pre-habilitation? How can traditional and alternative approaches to medicine be combined in cancer treatment? And why are controlled studies in pain management difficult and ethically challenging? Dr. Kalia earned his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore; India and Master’s degree in Public Health from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. His first residency was in Preventive Medicine & Public Health followed by Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester. He subsequently completed an ACGME approved Pain Medicine fellowship at University of Rochester and additional FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) certification from World Institute of Pain. Dr. Kalia is a member of numerous national/international professional societies and sits on various sub-committees. He is part of the Board of Directors at ASPN (American Society of Pain & Neuroscience) and Monroe County Medical Society. He is the Fellowship director of Interventional Spine & Pain fellowship program at Rochester Regional Health and is involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows from other programs. He also is part of the faculty at national and international hands on cadaveric workshops for interventional spine and pain procedures. Dr. Kalia has presented his work on cancer pain and advanced neuromodulation at multiple national and international conferences including publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Pain Medicine. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Clinical Medical Research & Health Care Delivery open access Journal.
16 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
EP134 - Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction - Alaa A. Abd-Elsayed MD MPH
Renowned expert Dr. Al joins the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to discuss the latest treatments related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and associated discomfort such as lower back pain. Dr. Al discusses the treatment plans and treatment options, ranging from physical therapy to injections and bone grafts. Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed joined the faculty of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin in 2014 to provide Chronic Pain Medicine Services as part of the Interventional Pain Program. He received his medical training at Assiut University Medical School in Egypt, completed a master’s degree in Public Health, research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and residency in anesthesiology and pain management fellowship at University of Cincinnati. As part of the Interventional Pain Program, Dr. Abd-Elsayed evaluates patients at the Pain Clinic, and when an interventional pain treatment is appropriate, performs procedures at the Madison Surgery Center. In addition to his work as a pain specialist, Dr. Abd-Elsayed is an active clinical investigator. Current studies include the use of opioids, genetic variations leading to different individual response to opioids, and the use of neuromodulation and peripheral nerve stimulators for the management of neuropathic pain. He also has research interests in fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and headaches, and is leading a study called "CREATE" to help CRPS patients. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous research grants, published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored several editorials and book chapters. He has presented at more than 60 international and national conferences and has earned more than 15 awards at the state and national levels. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for more than 20 journals and as an editor to several journals. "Dr. Al," as he likes to be called, is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). He was named among the Leading Physicians of the World and America's Best Physicians in 2016.
23 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
EP133 - Doctors who work out - Steven Falowski, M.D.
How do doctors build muscle when they hit the gym? Listen in as neurosurgeon Steven Falowski, MD, shares his bodybuilding secrets. He works full time, is a busy family man, yet he is able to find time to hit the gym five times a week. Dr. Falowski explains his diet, his exercise regimen, and shares the workout secrets he has gathered over the years. If you are serious about building muscle, you HAVE to listen to this episode. Dr. Falowski is a returning guest to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practices at the Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, located at 160 N Pointe Blvd Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601 Website: https://www.argiresmarotti.com/physicians-and-staff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArgiresMarotti/ Thank you for listening!
39 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
EP132 - Spinal Cord Stimulation - Dr. Warren M. Grill
Two pain specialists discuss the latest research in spinal cord stimulation, and how it can be used to treat chronic pain. Kris Ferguson, MD welcomes Dr. Warren M. Grill, professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke. Some patient testimonials from spinal cord stimulator implants are nothing short of miraculous. For those suffering from chronic pain, listening to this episode is a must! What exactly is neuromodulation? And do you ever wonder why rubbing a painful area makes it feel better? Warren M. Grill is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke, where he studies electrical stimulation of the nervous system to restore function to individuals with neurological impairment or injury. Having won numerous awards and accolades, he is the 2018 winner of the Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, and in 2014 he won the Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Grill's Current projects include: • understanding the mechanisms of and developing advanced approaches to deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, • developing novel approaches to peripheral nerve electrical stimulation for restoration of bladder function, • understanding the mechanisms of and developing advanced approaches to spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain, • understanding and controlling the cellular effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation, and • design of novel electrodes and waveforms for selective stimulation of the nervous system.
69 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
EP131 - An inside view into the opioid epidemic and pain relief - Andrea Trescot, MD
Renowned pain specialist and opioid expert, Andrea Trescot, MD, shares her insights on the opioid epidemic, her frustrations with existing government guidelines, as well as personal stories of how pain relief can significantly improve quality of life. Listen in as two doctors discuss opioids, pain relief, and how these two worlds impact the quality of care patients receive. Andrea Trescot, MD served as a pain clinic director in private practice in Orange Park for 10 years before she moved to academics, first as the pain fellowship director at the University of Florida, and then as director of the pain fellowship program and full professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. www.physicianpartnersofamerica.com
46 minutes | May 29, 2021
EP130 - What should I feed my kids? - Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN, LD
Few things frustrate parents more than the question of "What should I feed my kids???". Listen to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist offer up tips on how she feeds her own children. Many food related topics are discussed in this episode, such as food coloring, cow milk vs oat milk, plant based diets, supplements, sugar, and healthy eating habits. If you have picky eaters in your family, don't miss this episode! Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who helps families with young kids make healthy eating approachable and attainable. Kacie shares nutrition tips, hacks, and meal ideas on Instagram and her website, mamaknowsnutrition.com. She has a Master of Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern, and earned her Bachelor's degree at NYU. Kacie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and two kids. Find her at: mamaknowsnutrition.com instagram.com/mamaknows_nutrition Kacie is the author of "Simply Satisfying Meals" and numerous guides on feeding children of all ages.
30 minutes | May 17, 2021
EP129 - Lessons from a CEO - Sudhir Aggarwal
Sudhir Aggarwal shares the lessons he has learned from his long career in finance and management. Through being a CEO at various companies, Sudhir has developed key insights into management, partnerships, investing, and helping struggling companies turn around. Sudhir is an accomplished CEO, financier, and private investor. He has served as CEO of a number of middle market companies, including Cruiser Customizing, an ecommerce business; Ancora, a mailing services company, and National Pen Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of promotional products. During his tenure as Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal, a national-wide consulting and turnaround management firm, Sudhir serviced a broad range of clients. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Sudhir was SVP and Manager of the Restructuring Finance Group at Bank of America and a banker at JP Morgan. Sudhir has invested in numerous private companies, taken board roles, and overseen and guided management teams through periods of growth and transition, including Exed LLC, Long Agribusiness, Zuca Inc, Earth Mama Angel Baby, and Skyline Construction. Most recently, he has been advising CEO’s of growing middle market companies in the Western United States. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and a MBA from Stanford.
44 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
EP128 - Headache Special Part 3 - Tension Headaches - Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD
This is the third and final episode of our three part special on headaches with renowned headache specialist Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD. This episode focuses on tension headaches. What are tension headaches and how do they differ from migraines? Why should younger and older patients receive different types of muscle relaxants? Are tension headaches more common than migraines? If you've ever had a headache, listening to this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast is a must! Alexander Feoktistov, MD, is the founder and the president of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Feoktistov is board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
91 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
EP127 - Headache Special Part 2 - Migraines - Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD
This is the second episode of our three part special on headaches with renowned headache specialist Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD. In this episode, Dr. Feoktistov focuses on migraines. Symptoms, treatment protocols, frequent causes, and latest research. For those suffering from migraines, this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast cannot be missed! Alexander Feoktistov, MD, is the founder and the president of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Feoktistov is board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
43 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
EP126 - Headache Special Part 1 - Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD
This is the first episode of our three part special on headaches with renowned headache specialist Alexander Feoktistov MD, PhD. Dr. Feoktistov discusses common causes of headaches, process of correct diagnosis, and types of headaches people are likely to encounter. And how do sodium and liver function affect headaches? If you ever had a persistent headache your family doctor couldn't treat, you need to hear this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast! Alexander Feoktistov, MD, is the founder and the president of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Feoktistov is board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Get Healthy 360 is now Vurbl ! -> https://vurbl.com/station/4QMECAj967n/
40 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
EP125 - Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques - Erik Dalton PhD
The Get Healthy 360 Podcast welcomes Erik Dalton, who became famous for his “Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques” (MAT), which helps people live a life free from pain. Dalton combines elements from massage therapy, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, and psychology to help patients overcome chronic neck and back pain. Erik Dalton, PhD, has been a manual therapist for more than four decades and a leading bodywork educator for more than 30 years. Dalton earned his clinical psychology and philosophy degrees from the University of Oklahoma. A seminar featuring Dr. Ida Rolf launched him on an impassioned mind-body adventure, leading Dalton to study at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute, the Menninger Foundation, the Mueller College of Holistic Studies, and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dalton may be reached at erikdalton.com Check out Erik Dalton’s online and home study courses as well as MAT workshops.
55 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
EP124 - Yoga, Motivation, and Finding Your Calling in Life - Ingrid Yang, MD, JD
The Get Healthy 360 Podcast welcomes Ingrid Yang to the show. Dr. Yang is a doctor, lawyer, jazz singer, author, and yoga teacher. Dr. Yang and Dr. Kris Ferguson discuss the source of the incredible motivation that drives Dr. Yang and the role yoga continues to play in her life. Dr. Yang speaks about her incredible life journey, how she went from a jazz singer in Australia to running yoga retreats in Guatemala, and why she went back to medical school after she was a practicing lawyer. Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500*, C-IAYT** is a board-certified hospitalist physician in San Diego, CA who has been teaching yoga for over 21 years. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga, and she has been featured in Forbes. She is an incredibly creative and inspiring yoga teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. Dr. Yang leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. She is a certified yoga therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Reiki master of the Usui tradition. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. *E-RYT500 = experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 level (highest level) **C-IAYT = Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (a 2000-hour training requirement). Dr. Yang may be reached through: - https://ingridyang.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/ingridyangyogamd/ - https://www.facebook.com/ingridyangyogamd
64 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
EP123 - Jon S. Rennie - Leadership Lessons from a Submarine
Dr. Kris Ferguson welcomes Jon S. Rennie to the Get Healthy 360 Podcast. Jon shares his life story, and the lessons he has learned from being an officer on a nuclear submarine, running a large multinational company, and writing a best-selling book. Jon's insights span business, family, and life. Don't miss this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast! Jon is a Business Leader, Author, and Speaker. He is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a global manufacturer of products for electric utilities. He served as a Naval Officer on Nuclear Submarines during the Cold War and has been leading industrial businesses for more than 20 years. He is passionate about leadership and employee engagement. His articles and blog posts have been read and shared all over the world. He believes that Leadership can make a significant difference in the performance of any organization. His book, I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following, is an Amazon best seller. "Becoming a leader worth following begins—and ends—with people."
58 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
EP122 - The Opioid Epidemic and Government Intervention - Jeffrey A Singer MD
While the news cycle is focused on Covid-19, there is another epidemic sweeping America. Drug overdose deaths continue to rise and a fresh perspective is urgently needed. Two experts in the field, Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, F.A.C.S. and Dr. Kris Ferguson, MD discuss what is and isn't working in America, and what other countries have done to bring this epidemic under control. This episode of the Get Healthy 360 will challenge your views on drugs, drug users, the role of government, how we got here, and how we should proceed. Jeffrey A. Singer, MD is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and works in the Department of Health Policy Studies. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona, and has been in private practice as a general surgeon for more than 35 years.
65 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
EP121 - Inside the Supreme Court - Ilya Shapiro, author
Famed legal expert and author Ilya Shapiro joins Dr. Kris Ferguson on this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast to discuss the history, rules, and procedures regarding supreme court nominations. Controversy, bureaucracy, and political intrigue have surrounded America's highest court for decades. Mr. Shapiro shares his insights on this fascinating episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast. Ilya Shapiro is the director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/adviser to the Multi‐National Force in Iraq on rule‐of‐law issues and practiced at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb. Shapiro is the author of Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court (2020), co‐ author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (2014), and editor of 11 volumes of the Cato Supreme Court Review (2008–18). He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow). He can be found on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ishapiro SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=1382023
27 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
EP120 - Hip Replacement Surgery 101 - Dustin Schuett, DO
Returning guest, Dustin Schuett, DO, explains the ins and outs of hip replacement surgery. Did you know that hip replacements are more successful than knee replacements? Many patients are able to take a short walk just a few hours after surgery. But is hip replacement right for you? How do you know? How does your doctor know? Dr. Schuett has performed over a thousand hip replacement surgeries in his career, and answers all your hip replacement questions. Don't miss this episode of the Get Healthy 360 Podcast! Dr. Schuett is currently an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Schuett’s Profile: Education: Bachelor of the Arts in Science in Biology at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN Doctorate of Osteopathy (DO) at Des Moines University Orthopaedic Residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA Current position: Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon Adult Reconstruction Division Naval Medical Center San Diego National Organizational Activity: Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Chair American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Social Media Ambassador Program Member American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Digital Health and Social Media Committee Dr. Schuett can be reached via Twitter at @djschuett
54 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
EP 119 - Being a black doctor in America - Nicole Washington, D.O., MPH
Dr. Nicole Washington expounds on the challenges and surprises she faces as a black doctor practicing in Oklahoma. She touches on her day-to-day experiences, friendships, and how we should treat each other as friends and fellow Americans. Mental health is a crucial element in our lives, especially during these challenging times. In this episode of the Get Healthy 360 podcast, Dr. Washington offers up advice we can all benefit from. Dr. Nicole Washington is a board-certified psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Elocin Psychiatric Services, a practice that focuses on the mental health needs of physicians and other high performers with mental health disorders who are typically not seeking treatment due to stigma or busy schedules. Through her practice, the Amazon best-selling book, From Introspection to Action: The High-Level Professional’s 28 Day Journey to Improving Mental Health, and a recently launched podcast, The C-Suite Confidant, she hopes to break down some of the barriers to receiving treatment that this population faces as well as engage listeners in topics relevant to the busy professional. She is a sought-after speaker on a variety of mental health topics and enjoys working with corporate leadership on organizational behavioral health initiatives to create environments that are supportive of the mental well-being of their employees in order to maximize productivity and decrease turnover.
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