Health Stories Nicole Defenbaugh

In this podcast we invite you to listen in on the real-life stories of clinicians and patients. In these interviews, our guests reflect on their experiences and share with all of us their insights and suggestions for how to navigate our complex U.S. healthcare system We would love to hear your feedback!  Please drop us a line at nicoledefenbaugh.com/blog or on our facebook page @healthstoriespodcast Music composed by Ike Minton
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Latest Episodes…

  1. What I Learned from Falling Down a Mountain

    Physician, business owner, and patient, Dr. Lorraine Dickey takes listeners on a journey about the moment her life was turned upside down. Lorraine explains the many difficulties that resulted from her traumatic brain injury that took her out of medicine. During the next 2.5 years, Lorraine had to redefine her ...

    2019-05-05

  2. A Nurse's Calling

    There are more the 29 million nurses in the world and approximately 4 million in the United States...and it’s not enough.  The American Nurse Association projects that over the next 4 years there will be more available positions in nursing than in any other profession.  Mark Petrole, RN is an ...

    2019-04-27

  3. Chronic Pain, Chiropractic Care & the “Art of Medicine”

    In the U.S., 20.4% of adults (50 million) live with chronic pain (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6736a2.htm). The recommendation? Add chiropractic medicine to your usual medical care for treating back pain (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2680417). As Dr. Paul Braadt explains, patients with chronic pain often travel up the hierarchical healthcare ladder through a referral pattern—seeing ...

    2019-04-14

  4. HIV Identity: Who Are We?

    “Anybody who’s sexually active should be thinking about HIV….it’s not going away”. In this moving and candid interview, Steve shares his 14-year journey living with HIV. He recalls the phone call informing him he was HIV positive and the supportive response he received from his partner.   Steve explains how ...

    2019-04-06

  5. Special Episode: Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

    For years Joanna was mis-diagnosed with anxiety and depression and placed on anti-depressant medications that didn’t work for her. After a mental crisis, however, she saw a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with Bipolar II Disorder. “The terror of the diagnosis turned into a gift,” Joanna recounts. She educates listeners about ...

    2019-03-31