Episode # 66 – Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify has a 100% Renewal Rate for Major Employers Subscribing to his Healthcare Quizzes. Educated Employees Spend Less by Knowing More from the Guy who has Written 50,000 Questions Endorsed by Harvard

In this episode Ron chats with Al Lewis, the CEO of  Quizzify. Here they discuss how the Quizzify platform enables employees to become more educated in healthcare and their healthcare spending. Their platform has even received endorsement from Harvard! Al dives into the importance of making intelligent yet humorous trivia questions. Quizzify helps healthcare consumers to arm themselves with knowledge to help prevent against unnecessary testing or fight against surprise billing. Ron and Al have a brilliant conversation on unique and creative ways to educate healthcare consumers.

Al wears multiple hats, and not just  to cover his bald spot. He’s an author whose critically-acclaimed bestseller on outcomes measurement, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, was named 2012 healthcare book of the year in Forbes. Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, released in 2013, was also a trade bestseller. His 2014 book Surviving Workplace Wellness, co-authored with Vik Khanna, has also received accolades, with excerpts appearing in the Harvard Business Review and elsewhere.

As a consultant, he is widely acclaimed for his expertise in population health outcomes and strategy. In 2013, Al was named one of the “unsung heroes changing healthcare forever“. As a validator of outcomes, he has been able to obtain Gold Standard certification for many of his clients, and Quizzify, from Intel’s Validation Institute. He is also one of the population health field’s most-acclaimed speakers, as well as a prolific author and interviewee on outcomes economics, having been featured in almost every major lay and healthcare publication.

Before entering the population health field, Al was a partner at Bain & Company. He holds two degrees from Harvard, where he also taught economics, and his economic policy book was made into a show on the Washington, DC NPR affiliate.

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Episode # 65 – Wait! Tucker Max is Giving Away his Book Writing Workshop? Meet One of Only Four American Authors Who Had 4 Simultaneous NYT Best Sellers. Cooped Up but Writing your Signature Book is all About Using this Time well. Here’s How.

In this episode Ron chats with the famous author and Co-Founder of Scribe Media, Tucker Max. Here they discuss his writing career and how it has evolved since his college years. He talks about the depression he felt after the movie about him struggled to perform to expectations, how he overcame that depression and started Scribe Media, his family, direct primary care, and more. He also dives into how, historically, some brilliant works of literature were born from people being cooped up in quarantine during pandemics.

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book.

He’s written four New York Times Best Sellers (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He’s credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (along with Malcolm Gladwell, Brene Brown and Michael Lewis) to have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and three children.

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Episode # 64 – Wait! Chen Medical Panel Size is 400-500 and in Soon is in 10 States with Over 70 Providers Serving Mostly Medicare. Yes, I’m Talking Medicare! Learn How with Dr. Gordon Chen, Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed.

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Gordon Chen, the Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed. Here they discuss the growth of ChenMed and what makes it so special when it comes to senior care. They also cover the importance of constant and convenient communication with a primary care provider and having them involved in all care. Gordon also discusses how Coronavirus is evolving healthcare in areas such as increased telehealth usage.

Dr. Gordon Chen is the Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed, a physician-led primary care practice whose goal is to deliver affordable care and superior experience to seniors across the United States. Dr. Chen, who leads the ChenMed clinical model, is directly responsible for the management of all clinicians and clinical leaders, clinical training, quality, outcomes, physician culture, and medical costs. Prior to his national CMO role, Dr. Chen was Senior Vice President of clinical affairs and president of ChenMed’s South Florida operations. Since formally joining ChenMed in 2011, Dr. Chen has helped ChenMed expand from six medical centers to 39 centers across nine U.S. markets. He has hired and trained more than 150 providers on ChenMed’s unique value-based health care delivery system.

Dr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University as part of Brown’s Program of Liberal Medical Education. Following the family tradition, Dr. Chen accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Chen remained in Miami for his internal medicine and cardiology training. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography.

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Episode # 63 – Time Travel? Milan, Italy is Only Weeks Ahead of the US on the Pandemic Curve. Here is Where we are Headed Explains Rene Wiertz, the CEO of 3T Cycling Who Pivoted in 3 days to Making PPE.

In this episode Ron chats with Italian entrepreneur Rene Wiertz. Rene is the Founder and CEO of 3T Cycling. Here they discuss how the coronavirus impacted Italy and what it is like living there as well as being a business owner. In the face of the pandemic, Rene retooled some of his factories to produce PPE for Italian healthcare workers. He also gives advice for listners on what Americans can expect in the coming weeks.

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Episode # 62 – Wait! A Near Perfect C19 Solution? A Virtual Primary Care Giving People the Right Care at the Right Time. Meet Dr. Brad Younggren, Chief Medical Officer at 98point6.

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Brad Younggren, the Chief Medical Officer at 98point6. 98point6 is a text first based Primary Care that meets patients where they are at, on their own phone. Here they discuss the importance of offering a technology like theirs and having it available in non-traditional settings. Brad dives into what differentiates their platform from traditional primary care, especially when it comes to patient convenience and experience. They also talk about mobile medical devices, having virtual doctor visits, platforms like this in the age of coronavirus, and much more.

Brad joined 98point6 in 2017, bringing nearly 20 years of experience working as a physician, most recently serving as chief medical officer at Cue. He also served as chief medical officer at Shift Labs and Mobisante. Brad still practices as an emergency physician at EvergreenHealth and is medical director of emergency preparedness, trauma and urgent care. He received his BA from UCLA and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has earned both a Bronze Star and the Combat Medic Badge for his service in Iraq as a United States Army physician. Brad enjoys traveling through Central America with his twin daughters and is passionate about designing global health solutions.

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Episode # 61 – Wait! I Can Learn from a World Class Communications Expert How to Best Relate While Cooped Up? Andrew Poles has Coached Tens of Thousands in the Art of Clear Authentic Communications in Tough Times

In this episode Ron chats with Andrew Poles, Co-Founder of Impact Speaking Lab. Here they discuss communication in the world of healthcare, especially when it comes to the current COVID-19 pandemic. He dives into the importance of communication when we are all stuck at home and the importance of micro-gatherings and human interaction even while remote.

Andrew Poles has been a professional seminar leader and is a former senior program leader for one of the world’s largest personal and professional growth, training, and development companies, having coached tens of thousands of people in individual and group settings for over 16 years. He is an expert in empowering people to discover the unique message they have to communicate, and in enabling them to break through the barriers that keep them from fully expressing that message in a way that it gets heard and makes an impact.

Andrew has also enjoyed the success of being a small business owner and has managed and grown several multi-million-dollar businesses in the furniture and construction industries.

His unique ability to connect with people and bring authenticity and integrity into the domains of communication and business have allowed Andrew to combine the power of speaking with the science of making an impact in both the personal and professional domains.

Currently, Andrew is the co-founder of Impact Speaking Lab. Impact Speaking Lab delivers ground-breaking courses to the public and in businesses, training participants in public speaking, business presenting, pitching, and communication, by utilizing its own proprietary methodology grounded in the neuroscience of communication. Impact Speaking Lab’s courses enable participants to speak reliably, powerfully, and confidently with impact in any speaking context to audiences of any size.

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Episode # 60 – Wait! I Change my Questions, Change my Life? Meet an American Treasure Cal Fussman, Who Has Interviewed for Esquire your Favorite Pols, Celebs, and Sports legends. If They Go by One Name (Oprah) He has Interviewed Them.

In this episode Ron chats with author, interviewer, and keynote speaker, Cal Fussman. Here they talk about the big questions in healthcare. Cal shares numerous anecdotes about healthcare while sharing stories from is extremely interesting career. He also emphasizes how important it is to take care of the physicians who take care of us.

For over four decades, Cal Fussman has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most influential individuals: Muhammad Ali, Jack Welch, Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Carter, Kobe Bryant, Richard Branson, and the list goes on.

Now, as a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, world-renowned interviewer, and host of the Big Questions podcast, Fussman travels the world teaching the world’s largest companies, universities, and associations about leadership, storytelling, innovation, teamwork, and more. When Cal speaks, you’re listening to everyone he’s ever interviewed. Lessons and stories from hundreds of world icons, all coming through one man.

Over the past several years, Cal has delivered keynotes for industry leading organizations including General Motors, Facebook, Pixar, Twitter, The Vanguard Group, Apple Music, Snapchat, Samsung, Turner Broadcasting, Vans, Lululemon, YPO, and Entrepreneur’s Organization; universities like UCLA and Georgetown; and at conferences as far as South Africa and Kenya. After Cal spoke at Facebook, Chris Sanders in Global Marketing Solutions said: “We literally have people using the term, ‘Cal Question.’ He has become a part of our culture.”

Born in Brooklyn, Fussman spent ten straight years traveling the world, swimming over 18-foot tiger sharks, rolling around with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and searching for gold in the Amazon. He boxed against then-undefeated world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, won a James Beard award and served as sommelier atop of the World Trade Center.

He now lives with his wife—whom he met while on his quest to discover the world’s most beautiful beach—and his three children in Los Angeles, where he spends every morning eating breakfast with Larry King.

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Episode # 59 – Meet Dr. Brian Forrest, The Original Direct Primary Care Doc Who for 20 Years Has Trained Hundreds in 34 States and Offers his Best DPC Practices

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Brian Forrest. Here they discuss the effect coronavirus is having on the healthcare and primary care community. They also discuss what makes Direct Primary Care so special and popular among primary care docs, calue based care, and much more.

Dr. Forrest is the CEO and Founder of the Access Healthcare Direct DPC network. In 2001, he founded Access Healthcare, the first DPC family medicine practice in the country. He is one of the founders of the DPC Summit and has mentored physicians in 34 states to transition to DPC. He has taught “New Models of Care” for the UNC School of Medicine and “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care” for the NCSU MBA program. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances and was named a “ChangeMaker in Medicine” by Medical Economics in 2018. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Weekly Standard, Health Affairs, Physician’s Practice, and Kiplinger’s. He was the Founder and first Chair of the AAFP DPC Interest Group. He has helped shape policy on DPC and the DPC Toolkit and Workshops for the AAFP. He served as NCAFP President in 2012.

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Episode # 58 – Medici Now Has 13 Million Members, 1/3 of F100. 2nd Opinion is a Virtual 2nd Opinion Platform that has 20,000 Docs on its Platform and Specialists from the Top 17 Hospitals. Meet Clinton Phillips Medici’s Visionary CEO and Founder.

In this episode Ron chats with Clinton Phillips, CEO of Medici. Here they discuss a wide variety of topics such as why he founded Medici, the evolution of his career, the importance of a second virtual opinion, the importance of technology, and much more.

Clinton Phillips is currently the founder and CEO of Medici, a global healthcare communication platform. Medici has raised over $40m dollars, has acquired DocBookMD and Chiron Health and now has over 20,000 doctors communicating on its platform monthly.

In 2005, Phillips created the Aspen Back Institute at the St. Regis. Backed by the acclaimed founder of Starwood Hotels, Barry Sternlicht, Aspen Back became a global destination for people from over 40 countries and helped over 1,900 people avoid spine surgery.

Prior to Medici, Phillips created 2nd.MD in 2011 after his daughter suffered a stroke and was left paralyzed. 2nd.MD is a virtual 2nd opinion platform that provides video access to the world’s best doctors at the top 17 US hospitals. 2nd.MD now does more virtual 2nd opinions than the top hospitals combined and has over 10million members. 2nd.MD’s clients include Morgan Stanley, KPMG, EY, United Healthcare, Aetna, Bloomberg, Waste Management and 30 other Fortune 100 companies.

In philanthropy, Phillips is recognized as the largest sponsor of orphans at World Vision and other organizations. In sports, Phillips is recognized as the US National Champion for the 400m and javelin by the USA Track & Field Masters. Phillips has enjoyed the opportunity to speak at Rice, MIT, Princeton and churches across the country and has been featured on CBS, ABC, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Robb Report and more.

Residing in Austin, Texas, Clint has three children with his wife Jade.

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Episode # 57 – Meet the Medical Futurist! Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Singularity University NASA Ames lecturer. WHO, too. He advises 10 Big Pharmas and was featured on CNN, National Geographic, Forbes, Time, BBC, New York Times, and more. Meet Dr. Bertalan Meskó.

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD. Here they discuss the future of healthcare! They dive into such topcis as wearables, A/I, 3D printing, and more! They discuss how these technologies and more will change the future of primary care and healthcare as a whole.

Dr. Mesko is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.

With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology.
Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on medicalfuturist.com.

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