Interviews

Dr Bruce Feinberg Discusses Speculation of the End of Chemotherapy in Cancer
June 06, 2019 – 
There has been much speculation about the end of chemotherapy in cancer treatment, but it’s not clear how accurate that is, said Bruce Feinberg, DO, vice president and chief medical officer of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions.
Kellie Rodriguez Discusses Person-Centered Factors Driving Diabetes Outcomes
June 04, 2019 – 
The person-centered factors that drive outcomes in diabetes requires hospital systems that can actually address those needs, said Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDE, director, Global Diabetes Program, Parkland Health & Hospital System.
Dr Stella Safo Emphasizes the Importance of PrEP for Ending the HIV Epidemic
June 01, 2019 – 
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one of the best interventions we have for preventing and stopping HIV transmission, explained Stella A. Safo, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr Wayne Burton Discusses Key Takeaways From Migraine Peer Exchange
May 31, 2019 – 

Wayne Burton, MD, former global corporate medical director for American Express, discusses what he views as the key takeaways from a migraine peer exchange he recently participated in.
Paul Melmeyer on How Therapies for Rare Diseases Present Challenges to Value Assessment
May 29, 2019 – 
Therapies for rare diseases, such as gene therapy, pose very unique challenges to value assessments in a variety of different ways, explained Paul Melmeyer, director of Federal Policy, National Organization for Rare Disorders.
David Ortiz Discusses Making Adjustments, Reacting to Performance Period Reports in OCM
May 28, 2019 – 
The long time between when a performance period ends and when the report comes out in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) can make it difficult to measure the impact specific changes are making, said David Ortiz, OCM program director at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.
Dr Jaime Davidson: The System Is Disruptive to Patients With Diabetes
May 27, 2019 – 
Changes with health plans can be disruptive to patients with diabetes who face changes in supplies and medications that make it difficult to manage their disease, said Jaime A. Davidson, MD, FACP, MACE, professor of medicine, Touchstone Diabetes Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Feyi Olopade Ayodele Discusses Lifestyle Factors that Increase the Risk of Cancer
May 26, 2019 – 
Things like smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise can increase a person’s risk of developing cancer, but there are some things that are actually more clinically acute outside of family history that every patient needs to look out for, explained Feyi Olopade Ayodele, MBA, chief executive officer at CancerIQ.
Kellie Rodriguez Discusses the Changing Challenges of Managing Diabetes
May 25, 2019 – 
In the last 2 decades, the cost of healthcare has risen, but the expectations of self-management for people with diabetes has stayed the same, which has made it more challenging to live with the disease, said Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDE, director, Global Diabetes Program, Parkland Health & Hospital System.
Dr Stella Safo Outlines Challenges Associated With Aging HIV Populations
May 24, 2019 – 
From the health system perspective, there needs to be improvement in treating HIV as a comprehensive disease that now goes into aging, explained Stella A. Safo, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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