The Healthcare Aware ongoing video series, hosted by George Ingram, HealthCare Partners Regional Vice President, strives to educate consumers on how the healthcare systems operate. Various guest speakers will join George to share insights on current industry trends and how they will affect consumers.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Your Daily Life
Dr. Joseph Cervia, an infectious disease physician, answers important questions posed by host George Ingram on how to effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn everything from who is most at risk from this respiratory disease to how to best protect yourself from it.
Quality of Physicians
Gary McCollin, Hospital Director of Medical Staff Services and host George Ingram discuss the meaning of credentialing and why it is of utmost importance to patients under a doctor’s care.
Join Dr. Joseph S. Cervia, an infectious disease physician, as he shares important insights into the current Coronavirus pandemic with host George Ingram. Hear how we have learned from past outbreaks such as the Spanish flu, and how we all play a role in controlling current and future pandemics.
Health Care Insurance Options in America
David Madover, healthcare specialist, explains the various types of health insurance coverage available to the public along with their associated costs during his discussion with host George Ingram.
Host George Ingram and Jacqueline LoCastro, Health Care Marketing Professional, discuss how consumers are more involved in their own healthcare decisions as a result of direct healthcare marketing that surrounds us in our daily lives.
Dr. Aloysius Cuyjet, Cardiologist shares his insights with host George Ingram on the importance of clinical trials and the resulting impact felt by participants, their families, and the population at large.
Kidney Disease & Treatment
Kidney disease occurs when your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood as needed. Join Dr. Darren Kaufman, Nephrologist and host George Ingram as they discuss who is at the greatest risk for this disease, the most common treatments available, and how to take an active role in your health care.
Men & Women’s Wellness
Learn how a variety of diseases can be avoided and treated as Dr. Neeta Shah and host George Ingram discuss the true meaning of how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Comfort Health Care
Approximately 98% of people who go on hospice never have to leave their home, providing them with the quality of life and comfort care they deserve. Join Rene Hauszpiegel, RN, as she discusses the many benefits of hospice care with host George Ingram, such as 24/7 pain and symptom management. Rene also highlights the importance of creating a health care proxy to ensure individual’s health care wishes are honored.
Estate Planning & Aging
Learn about important documents that can literally change your life for the better. Join Britt Burner, Esq., Elder Law Attorney and host George Ingram as they discuss estate planning and aging and the documents that can help and protect you on your life journey.
Heart Disease in America
Join Dr. Aloysius Cuyjet, Cardiologist as he speaks with host George Ingram about the most common forms of heart disease in addition to effective treatments and prevention tips.
Fighting Cancer in America
In 2018, over 2.7 million people in the US were diagnosed with cancer. Join George Ingram and Oncologist Dr. Lorraine Marin as they discuss the most common types of cancer, available treatments, and recommended preventative measures.
Social Determinants of Health Care
Research shows that 90% of healthcare costs are related to social determinants, such as where you live and your income level. Join George Ingram as he interviews Nicole Lipari, Licensed Master Social Worker, and Tiffany LaCroix, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, to learn more about the barriers to obtaining healthcare and the resources available at local community levels.
Disparities in Health Care
Approximately 50% of the U.S. population represent minorities, yet less than 10% of primary care physicians are non-white Caucasians. Join George Ingram and Dr. Noel C. Brown as they explore the impact of this disparity and what can be done to increase awareness.
Homelessness & Behavioral Health
NYC has the highest homeless population in the country at 76,000 while Long Island has over 3,800 homeless. Of this population, approximately 20% suffer from mental illness and 50% suffer from substance abuse issues. Learn the causes and potential solutions as they are discussed by host George Ingram and Karen LeClaire, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
America’s Fight Against HIV
Over 500,000 people between the ages of 13 to 75 have died of AIDS, with over 1MM infected today in the United States. Join George Ingram and Dr. Joseph S. Cervia, MD, HIV Specialist, in their discussion of the history, causes, treatment, and prevention of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Explaining American Pharmaceutical Costs
Learn why the cost of pharmaceuticals are much higher in the United States. George Ingram and Lisa Boodram, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacist discuss Pharmacy Benefit Management companies, pricing regulations of drug manufacturers, drug costs in other first world countries, and more.
Explaining American Healthcare Costs
Join George Ingram and Dr. Neeta Shah as they address the rising costs associated with technology, pharmacy, obesity, increased life expectancy, healthcare legislation and more.