Craig Clawson

The Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Innovator: Cheng Ruan, MD

Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD is a board certified internal medicine physician in Houston, TX. He is the founder of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine and the host of the 2021 Physician Practice Automation Summit, a CME event to educate doctors on the business of private medical practices and burnout prevention. He is an advocate for developing unique business models in patient focused communication within private practice settings.

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The Self-Care Doctor: Robyn Tiger, MD

Robyn Tiger, MD, is a physician & trauma-informed self-care coach. She founded StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that provides freedom through self-care education.

Dr. Tiger utilizes her unique combination of trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation and life coaching to educate others in stress management, burnout prevention and relief. Her teachings focus on complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being and resilience. Dr. Tiger’s innovative CME accredited program, Rx Inner Peace, was created at the request of several busy physicians seeking an accessible self-paced online self-care program. It contains the most effective evidence-based self-care methods compiled from several years of providing physician education. At the request of other healthcare professionals and the general public, she created the Self-Care Shop which houses 6 additional accredited self-care programs open to everyone.

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The Authority: Ivy Fisher, MD

Specialized in pediatrics and behavioral disorders, Dr. Ivy Fisher lent over three decades’ experience to Kaiser Permanente in Daly City, California. There, she had a general pediatric practice and a special interest in children affected by autism spectrum and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD). She is closely involved with organizations such as Autism Speaks, the American Society of Autism (ASA), Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD). She has also been featured on KRON-TV 4 San Francisco and Dr. Dean Edell to talk about these behavioral conditions related to children. In addition to her position with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Fisher has served as an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco for the past 12 years, where she taught medical students. For her efforts there, she was presented with a teaching award in 2008.

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The Reporter: Bob Berkowitz

Bob Berkowitz invested his passion for effective, powerful, and persuasive communications to build a storied career in media. He was a White House correspondent for CNN, a reporter for ABC News, the “Today” show, and a talk show host for CNBC.

Today, Bob is a globally recognized communications trainer. His work involves helping clients—be they business executives, authors, or government leaders—to create compelling, memorable messages about who they are, what they stand for and why others should care. He then coaches them to communicate those messages clearly and persuasively.

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The American: Jihad Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI (Encore)

Dr. Jihad Mustapha is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who specializes in endovascular revascularization of PVD, specifically Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). He is co-founder and CEO of Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He graduated from Wayne State University and St. George University School of Medicine and has completed Fellowships in both Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mustapha is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Mustapha speaks internationally on the topic of CLI, alternative access, atherectomy, vessel morphology, calcification and drug-eluting technology. He has multiple publications on CLI and limb salvage. Dr. Mustapha is the Founder and Director of the AMPutation Prevention Symposium and is a Founding Board Member of the CLI Global Society.

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The Negotiator: Carl Schuessler Jr. (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part discussion with Mr. Schuessler. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. You may find part one here.  

As Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Mitigate Partners, a risk management, cost containment and employee benefits consulting firm, Carl Schuessler leads a consortium of 30+ employee benefit consulting and brokerage firms. Carl brings more than 30 years of experience in benefits consulting and financial services to the field, and pioneered the fiduciary approach to benefits advisory services. His passion for fixing the problem of runaway health-care costs in this country, and his desire to treat the employer’s money as his own led him through years of research culminating in the development of his proprietary FairCo$t Health Plan. This innovative plan design seamlessly integrates 20+ cost containment solutions with a high-performance health-care solutions platform. This combination provides first-class benefits at substantially lower costs to employers all while realizing better clinical outcomes for plan members. A founding Health Rosetta Charter Certified Advisor, Carl has been nationally recognized for his work in creating localized, employer-built, health-care plans. By removing misaligned incentives, directing care based on quality and cost, and, ultimately, helping courageous employers fix their plans, companies are saving 15-to-30 percent in their healthcare spend. An accomplished speaker, Carl often rallies audiences with stories of how Mitigate Partners are challenging Wall Street (insurer-built) health plans by creating Main Street (employer-built) health plans and bending the healthcare cost curve.

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The Negotiator: Carl Schuessler Jr. (Part I)

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part discussion with Mr. Schuessler. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

As Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Mitigate Partners, a risk management, cost containment and employee benefits consulting firm, Carl Schuessler leads a consortium of 30+ employee benefit consulting and brokerage firms. Carl brings more than 30 years of experience in benefits consulting and financial services to the field, and pioneered the fiduciary approach to benefits advisory services. His passion for fixing the problem of runaway health-care costs in this country, and his desire to treat the employer’s money as his own led him through years of research culminating in the development of his proprietary FairCo$t Health Plan. This innovative plan design seamlessly integrates 20+ cost containment solutions with a high-performance health-care solutions platform. This combination provides first-class benefits at substantially lower costs to employers all while realizing better clinical outcomes for plan members. A founding Health Rosetta Charter Certified Advisor, Carl has been nationally recognized for his work in creating localized, employer-built, health-care plans. By removing misaligned incentives, directing care based on quality and cost, and, ultimately, helping courageous employers fix their plans, companies are saving 15-to-30 percent in their healthcare spend. An accomplished speaker, Carl often rallies audiences with stories of how Mitigate Partners are challenging Wall Street (insurer-built) health plans by creating Main Street (employer-built) health plans and bending the healthcare cost curve.

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