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
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When Heather starts to bleed uncontrollably, it's the first time she wonders if she is going to live. After being diagnosed with a fibroid tumor, a series of events leads to her hospitalization where she ends up gaining 40lbs in 4 days after an emergency surgery. Yet despite questioning the ...
For years, Archana Bharadwaj, struggled with migraines. As a patient, she experienced a variety of approaches her physicians took regarding her treatment, from medical paternalism—action limiting a patient’s autonomy—to shared decision making (SDM). Although Archana realizes that some patients prefer being told “what to do”, Archana was the type of ...
When Dr. Kristin Reihman was bit by a tick and developed a characteristic bullseye rash, she knew she had Lyme disease. When it happened again seven years later, however, her reaction to the incident was quite different because during that time she had learned about the complexities of the bacteria, ...
Claire shares with listeners how the patient-centered care she received impacted her health and healing. What started as an ovarian cyst quickly turned into an emergency situation due to a perforated bowel from the procedure. When Claire ends up in the emergency room, a doctor is able to diagnose the ...
In her mid 20s, Katie was unfamiliar with the pain that was happening to her. Conversations about sexual health are uncommon outside of a sexual education class and remains an uncomfortable topic to broach for physicians and patients alike. For Katie, the discomfort and uncertainty of her pain ...