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. Advocating for a Loved One

    When her husband, Jordi, is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Hope assumes the role of his caregiver. When Jordi and Hope meet with the oncologist, he exclaims, ”Why didn’t you come see me five years ago?!” Hope struggles trying to communicate with the oncologist while encouraging Jodi to be more involved ...

    2018-08-31

  2. Part II - Providing Light to the ‘Dark Side’ of Health Insurance (Special Edition)

    In Part II of the special edition podcast, Dr. Jonathan Burke reveals new and, for many people, unknown information about how the health insurance system works. He answers a series of questions by the podcast host, so listeners can be more prepared for and effectively respond to health insurance issues. Dr. ...

    2018-08-26

  3. Coming Out to Your Physician: Caring for Members of the LGBTQIA Community

    Over the past five years, Dr. Beth has learned the importance of asking patients, “…what is your preferred name and what are your pronouns?” It is a crucial question she didn’t know to ask earlier in her medical career, having received insufficient training in LGBTQ health. After months of caring ...

    2018-08-19

  4. Providing Light to the ‘Dark Side’ of Health Insurance (Special Edition - Part 1)

    In this special edition podcast, Dr. Jonathan Burke explains why he chose to stop being a full-time primary care physician and change careers to join the proverbial “dark side” of health insurance. His response, “I was struggling with how medicine was practiced, the hamster wheel…[and] I hoped that I would ...

    2018-08-11

  5. Trust, Forgiveness & Medical Mistakes

    Since the moment of her birth, Abbie has been the recipient of multiple medical errors. Approximately 700 medical mistakes occur each day in the United States (https://catalyst.nejm.org), leading to death.  Despite experiencing a near-death mistake herself, Abbie forgave and continues to trust in the primary care physician who caused ...

    2018-08-03