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Podcast | Business of Medicine | July 31, 2020

Is Telemedicine Cool?

Today we are joined by Dr. Robb Leigh who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Akos. Telemedicine has been around for some time, perhaps a couple of decades, although it is still viewed by many as a novelty, it is now impacting healthcare in positive ways by providing better  access to care, especially for patients in remote areas who had no means of seeing providers. As apart of our memberships, members get a 10% discount on Akos Connect, a telemedicine platform. Join here today!

Podcast | Southern Medicine | July 24, 2020

George Floyd Autopsy Findings, CMS Autopsy Guidelines, and COVID-19

In our newest podcast, we are joined with Pathologists Dr. Bennet Omalu and Dr. Deepak Mohan. We will go through an in depth, scientific analysis of the George Floyd autopsy findings and what the current autopsy guidelines are under CMS and how COVID-19 has changed the world of pathology. This podcast will be moderated by Fred Newmark and Andy Mohan.

Podcast | Digital Health and Innovation | July 13, 2020

Peeling Back the Scabs of Socioeconomic Inequity and the Mental Health Impacts of a Pandemic

The exacerbated impact of a pandemic on mental health is widely uncovered. We as a society must understand how prevalent mental illness is, how it is further impacted by a pandemic crisis, and realize that it is time to stop stigmatizing mental health and treat it in the same light as physical well being. This discussion explores common causes for the rise of mental health issues during a pandemic environment, avenues for seeking treatment, how the perception of telehealth has changed since the pandemic began, how to address and improve the disparity of socioeconomic inequities facing the most vulnerable communities to COVID-19, and what is being done to identify and mitigate increased stress and higher levels of anxiety to workers in the healthcare field.

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. This interview highlights these disparities and offers insight into what all stakeholders, including policy makers and healthcare providers can do to address this issue.

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.

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