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The Energizer: Jo Lichten, PhD, RDN, CSP

Dr. Jo Lichten, PhD, RDN, CSP is a fuel efficiency expert…for people. She shows individuals and organizations how to fuel high performance without risking burnout. In the overcrowded wellness field, Dr. Jo is a voice of reason blending science with a healthy dose of reality! Through keynotes, breakouts, and workshops, Dr. Jo’s fast-paced, interactive style provides motivation and realistic strategies for improving workplace performance and achieving life balance. She is also the author of six books including REBOOT – How to Power Up Your Energy, Focus, and Productivity. Along with writing hundreds of magazine articles, Jo has also appeared on more than 300 TV and radio shows including CNN and Fox.

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Bonus: Thank You, Doctor

It’s National Physician’s Week and in view of the challenges our healthcare providers are facing today in the midst of this frightening pandemic, all of us at Prescription for Success want to remember our physician colleagues during their special week and to say thank you for all that you do. We’re grateful for your service.

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Bonus: Stop the Kick-backs! with Dr. Marion Mass

Dr. Marion Mass is a practicing pediatrician who is also a physician advocate and healthcare activist. She is driven to take back medicine for patients and the medical profession. The COVID-19 pandemic threw a spotlight on dangerous deficiencies within the US healthcare industry. At the center of these deficiencies are Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), which are healthcare intermediaries that increase costs and create drug and supply shortages. Although GPOs and PBMs don’t produce or distribute a single product or provide direct care to a single patient, they control nearly 90% of the pharmaceutical supply chain. These middlemen amass huge profits because they enjoy government-mandated safe harbor protections at the expense of physician practice needs, sound medical decision-making, and patient choice. 

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The Publisher: Karen Janson, MS, MD

Dr. Karen Janson is the Owner/Publisher of Medical Professionals Magazine, a high-end monthly peer-to-peer publication for community physicians, hospital executives, and other healthcare leaders. Her publication allows providers to share their professional and personal stories to promote learning, collaboration, and referral relationships within the Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaches market. As a practicing physician, she understands the importance of knowing the person behind the medical degree in establishing trust and building long-lasting relationships.

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The Walker: David Sabgir, MD, FACC

Frustrated with his inability to change behavior within the walls of his clinic, Dr. David Sabgir invited his patients to join him on a Saturday morning for a walk in the park. Remarkably, more than 100 showed-up! This tremendous response inspired Walk With A Doc, a grassroots effort that encourages patients to move! As the Founder and CEO, Dr. Sabgir leads a small team of “Walk Warriors” in outreach efforts that has expanded to over 500 chapters around the world and continues to grow. And every Saturday morning, he leads a local WWAD chapter.

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The Writer: Edwin Leap, MD

Dr. Edwin Leap has practiced emergency medicine for over 25-years. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also an award-winning columnist and blogger who has written for the Huffington Post, Politico, and Focus on the Family Magazine. He also publishes monthly columns in the Emergency Medicine News, Medpage Today, Greenville News, and the South Carolina Baptist Courier.   

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The Legacy: Rick Zollinger, MD, FACS

Dr. Rick Zollinger has more than three decades in general, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery as well as certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric  Medicine. As a well-respected clinician, educator and organizational leader, Rick has been a member of and held appointments with The American College of Surgeons, North Carolina Surgical Association, The Southern Surgical Society, The Society for Thoracic Surgery and The International Surgical Society. 

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The Magician: Bob Baker, MD

Dr. Bob Baker’s driving passion is helping doctors rediscover the love of practicing medicine while boosting patient ratings and physician compensation. In his book, The Performance of Medicine, he shares unique techniques and strategies to help physicians better connect and communicate with their patients. He believes practicing medicine is the best job in the world and that even today, physicians can reignite their own passion for their work.

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The Spy: Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Dr. Gould is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Research at South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing in Weymouth, MA. She brings her passion for research and education to her clinical practice and to the national organizations she serves, including the Wound Healing Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American College of Surgeons.

…And she totally wanted to be a spy.

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Season 2 Preview

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for joining us during the inaugural season of our podcast. In this time, we’ve introduced you to some very interesting individuals, each with a unique story of how they’ve made their personal contribution to health care delivery. The list included physicians and nurses, clinicians and researchers, executives, vendors, and entrepreneurs. We’re giving our podcast a holiday break during the last few days of December, but starting January 6, 2020 we’ll be launching Season 2 of prescription for success and continue with a new episode every two weeks throughout the year.