The Entrepreneur: Brian Cohen, MD.

Brian Cohen, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist and entrepreneur in the digital health space. In 2015, he co-founded Miami Anesthesia Services, a concierge anesthesia company throughout South Florida. Dr. Cohen acts as Administrative Chief of Miami Anesthesia Services and Chief of their Management Service Organization that supports other independent anesthesia practices throughout Florida.

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The Candidate: Nche Zama, MD, PhD

As a teenager, Dr. Nche Zama came to the United States on a student visa with just $20 in his pocket. He was homeless for a while until a compassionate person took him in and helped guide him on his journey to the American Dream.

Dr. Zama was the second of six children, raised in grass huts by illiterate but hardworking parents who instilled within him the values of discipline, pragmatism, and community. When he witnessed the preventable and horrific death of his mother during childbirth due to the lack of access to a doctor and proper medical care, his life’s purpose shifted forever. His father sold his property, so young Zama could travel to America for a better education.

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The Educator: Rochelle Frank, MD, FAAN

Rochelle Frank MD received her medical degree at University of California San Diego, attended Neurology residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received fellowship training in Neurophysiology at University of California Davis. She has been an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurology Clerkship Director at California Northstate University College of Medicine since 2016. Before that time she worked for 18 years as a general Neurologist at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville California. She is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and received additional board certifications in Integrative Medicine from the ABoIM (American Board of Integrative Medicine) in 2016 and the ABIHM in 2012.

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The Milestone: Rx For Success Celebrates 100 Episodes

We will break from our normal format this week and give ourselves a well-deserved little pat on the back, as Rx For Success is celebrating our 100th episode.  After each interview, we do a special Rapid Fire Questions and Answers section which is exclusive for our Patreon members. But, in celebration, we’ve put just some of the best answers together for you.  So, enjoy this montage, and keep tuned in for our next 100 episodes!

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The Survivor: LoAn Nguyen, MD

Dr. LoAn Nguyen grew up in a very humble background in a small town of Dalat, Vietnam, during the Vietnam war.  By good fortune, she was able to come to the United States as a young refugee at the end of April, 1975, three days before the Fall of Saigon.

After 5 months at 2 refugee camps, she started her undergraduate study at Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA). LoAn then spent her junior year abroad in France (Université Catholique de Lille).  Following graduation in 1979, she delayed the pursuit of a medical career. Instead, she entered the doctoral program in chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University, where LoAn pursued biochemistry research for the following five years.

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The Advocate: Mark Lopatin, MD, FACP, FACR, FCPP

Mark Lopatin is a rheumatologist who recently retired after 28 years in independent practice.  He is active in organized medicine, having served as president and chairman of the Montgomery County Medical Society.  He also has served as chair of both the Montgomery County Medical Legal Committee and the Montgomery County Task Force on Mediation.   He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Pennsylvania Medical Society and their Political Action Committee. 

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The Eradicator: Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH

Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH has been the Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator and Technical Director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Senior Technical Advisor for Health and Child Survival since 1997.  She is responsible for the USAID’s $65 million annual polio eradication directive that supports disease surveillance, communications, and civil society engagement in over 25 countries in Africa, South Asia, and the Near East. Recognizing the need for equity and access to health services for all children, Ms. Ogden has directed special attention to children in conflict countries and among marginalized or under-served communities.

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The Product Manager: Anthony Macasaet, MD, FACEP

Dr. Tony Macasaet is a board certified and residency trained practicing Emergency Physician.  He is the ED medical Director at Vernon Memorial Healthcare and Viroqua, Wisconsin. After Receiving his MD from the University of Wisconsin, graduating with AOA Distinction, he trained at the University of Chicago, serving as air medical chief resident in his final year. He served as assistant professor and vice chairman at Mount Sinai Chicago for before returning to his hometown of Viroqua in 2006, where he has been ever since.

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