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Podcast | Southern Medicine | July 6, 2020

COVID-19 Health Disparities in the American South

Pandemics can amplify health disparities; for all its strengths as a vibrant, multicultural region, the American South is still grappling with policies that perpetuate social, economic, and health disparities. COVID-19 is laying bare racial and socioeconomic health disparities and cracks in our healthcare system and social safety net.

Podcast | Digital Health and Innovation | June 22, 2020

Pearls with Bruce Pearl: Coaching Through a Pandemic

In a off subject podcast, we are joined with Auburn University’s Head Basketball, Bruce Pearl. In this fun and uplifting discussion, Coach Pearl discusses on how he has coached through the COVID-19 Pandemic. We also get into his coaching methods and how his faith has influenced his life and more importantly coaching his players. Our sports correspondent, Dylan Stephenson, moderates this podcast in his debut.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | June 22, 2020

Retirement 101: Starting a 401k and What You Need to Know

Included in the discussion is understanding the fundamentals of plan design and how the discrimination testing works in a 401(k). Important information for employers that have a 401(k) plan already or considering starting a new plan for their company. Join Rob Masson and Mark Massey of SMA Services, Inc in the final part of our retirement 101 series.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | June 12, 2020

Understanding Fees in Your 401k Plan: For Plan Sponsors

Expert discussion covering things you need to know about 401(k) plan fees if you are sponsoring a plan for your employees.  Why having an understanding of how fees work is critical if you are an employer and an explanation of the four main categories of fees that are in a 401(k)? Join our experts Mark Massey and Rob Masson of SMA Services for Part 1 of our Retirement Series.

Podcast | Digital Health and Innovation | June 12, 2020

Testing for COVID-19: Perspective from Abbott, Industry Leader in Infectious Disease Testing

In the podcast, we are joined with 2 executives from Abbot that is an industry leader in testing of infectious diseases. The goal of this podcast is to provide an overview of COVID-19 testing. We will further discuss current challenges and misconceptions related to quality and availability of tests. Lastly we will discuss the importance of serology testing and managing high risk populations.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | May 21, 2020

Disability Insurance: Group vs Individual Disability Insurance

With May being Disability Insurance awareness month, we felt it was the perfect time to brush up on our knowledge of disability insurance and address important issues members are experiencing at the time of claim.  Today we’re talking with Blake Gillies, President of the DI Concierge, in New Orleans Louisiana. Blake and his firm are SMA’s exclusive partner for individual disability insurance. Later in this podcast, we will be joined by Dr. Clement Cotter, a Board Certified plastic surgeon and owner of Cotter Plastic Surgery in Alabaster, Alabama.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | May 18, 2020

Providing Critical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID19 pandemic faces providers with myriad challenges. Dr. Jason Wagner highlights the salient clinical features of critically ill patients with COVID-19, reviews the various treatment approaches, and touches on the various challenges that the future holds.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | May 18, 2020

Medical Malpractice – Caps, Claims, and COVID

In this podcast, James Richardson and Ric Poirier will discuss medical malpractice claims and insurance. They will provide an examination of state caps and changes, as well as statistical information for different specialties and examples of claim payouts. In addition, they will detail how malpractice attorneys and carriers will handle COVID-19 malpractice lawsuits and will also explore how these items tie into your personal Med Mal policy.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | May 8, 2020

COVID-19: Perspective from a Surgery Resident working near the NY/NJ Epicenter

Today we’re talking with Ryan Fahy, a general surgery resident working at a hospital in Connecticut. Ryan attended Medical School at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University, in Chicago. Ryan and Randy met at the ice rink in Pelham Alabama where we played beer league hockey together. Yes, we have hockey in Alabama! We crossed paths on a Facebook thread last week where we discussed the pandemic. We decided to take our conversation offline to learn about what he’s experiencing and to take a peek into the research he’s doing on COVID19.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | April 30, 2020

Fireside Chat: How Anxiety and Depression Have Changed in Our Patient Population

In this podcast, SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman and licensed therapist Jaclyn Replogle discuss how anxiety and depression have changed in the patient population throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how providers might assist those patients. In addition, coping techniques, methods, and resources for both patients and healthcare providers are detailed.

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