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.
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.