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June 22, 2022 01:06:10
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Dr.Brent James 2 - Risks, Rewards, and Reinvention

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Dr.Brent James back to the podcast. If you missed our first conversation, it’s our first episode ever, titled “Covid Conversations” on whichever podcasting service you prefer. It’s a fascinating journey into the life and perspectives of one of healthcares wisest leaders today. Since Brent was our first ever guest on The Groves Connection, it’s rather fitting that he’s our first guest featured on video on our YouTube channel. As before, Brent brings an inspired and unique perspective to an array of topics ranging from COVID-19 policy to the nature of the economic engine of healthcare. This is a great follow up to our first conversation, because it’s a satisfying deep-dive into many of the fascinating perspectives we touched on a few months back. There is a calm and informed clarity that Dr.James brings to all of his endeavors, allowing him to make thoughtful decisions and create remarkable models. It’s always a joy to hear him speak. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the full experience: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9MaCSGtYhfW6ToPM7vfOdQ?sub_confirmation=1 Are you ready to connect? ...

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June 07, 2022 01:20:11
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Frank Dumont, MD - From Athletics to Diabetics

Today I have the opportunity to reconnect with Frank Dumont, MD. Frank is an old friend and colleague of mine, and has spent his career in Colorado, enriching the lives of patients both in the state and outside of it. Bringing his experiences as a musician, phsyicist, and physician to bear on complex issues ranging from sports physiology to diabetes reversal, Dr.Dumont has been a practicing physician working in internal medicine for over 20 years. In his current role as the Commercial Medical Director at Virta Health, he takes this ethos one step further, providing medical assessments, ongoing medical management, and safe medication titration for diabetic patients experiencing the rapid physiologic changes of ketoadaptation. Frank is one of the most effective communicators I know. He excels at bridging the gap between the theoretical and the profoundly personal, and his ability to translate heady, conceptual ideas into something more approachable is both impressive and incredibly necessary today. I encourage listeners to listen to the back half of the episode regardless of your level of familiarity with metabolism or Type 2 Diabetes. I suspect just about everybody can benefit from Frank's unique and diverse knowledge set, and his amazing ability to distill it down to the most important points. This is one of my favorite conversations I've had so far, and I'm not just saying that because Frank and I go way back. Are you ready to connect?   ...

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May 27, 2022 01:07:01
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Dr.Scott Fowler - Physician, Philosopher, Barrister

Dr. Scott Fowler is president and chief executive officer of Holston Medical Group (HMG). A long time friend of mine, Scott is a regional leader in Kingston, Tenesse. Uniquely, Dr.Fowler has degrees in philosophy, politics, law, and medicine, and makes use of every aspect of his expertise. He has gained national recognition for HMG's performance, despite operating in an otherwise less central area of the country. Scott's guiding principles are clear, and his perspective is invaluable. In this episode we learn about Dr.Fowler's career journey and all of the interesting stories along the way. From the social media success of his daughters, to his journey from philosophy to politics to law, Dr.Fowler shares his views on his profession and the development and growth of healthcare throughout the years. All in all, it's an inspired and inspiring conversation with one of the most influential voices in healthcare today. Are you ready to connect? ...

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April 07, 2022 00:57:21
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Dr. Marjorie Bessel - Leadership Manifest

Dr. Marjie Bessel has been a rock during the pandemic. As the Chief Clinical Officer for one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the country, Dr. Bessel knows first-hand about the profound responsibility of that role. Banner Health, where Dr. Bessel occupies this senior physician role, includes 30 acute care hospitals in 6 states, more than 50,000 employees and 3 academic medical centers. Banner owns urgent care centers, rehab hospitals and employs thousands of practicing professionals.This is no small job and the pandemic tested every aspect of the Banner Health system and will have repercussions for some time to come. Where did she find the resources and tools to perform so well under such immense and constant pressure? In this episode we learn about the key inflection points in her leadership journey beginning with her unwavering commitment to healthcare that began as a child. But perhaps more importantly, throughout the podcast, Marjie models the behaviors that define the best leaders in any field. Her humility, passion, and self-awareness shine through. Hear how she navigated obstacles along the way. Listen to the themes that drive her actions and behaviors today. Dr. Bessel understands that learning and self-improvement are not simply the product of formal mentorships, though formal mentors are very important, but also the product of everyone who was, and still is, part of her journey, irrespective of title or position. Are you ready to connect? ...

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March 23, 2022 01:09:14
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Dana Artinyan - Diabetes Reversal's Front Line;

Meet Dana Artinyan, health coach at Virta Health. Dana takes us on a journey from early influences and training to her current role as the first contact for patients who are enrolled in the Virta program and have made the commitment to reverse their diabetes. In our last episode we met both an academic physician that has devoted his life to studying diabetes as well as a grateful Virta patient. In this episode we find out what it is like to be a part of a physician-led team at the cutting edge of diabetes reversal. What is continuous remote care? How does this process work to get the remarkable results that have now been published in the peer-reviewed literature? Please enjoy the conversation with Dana Artinyan. Are you ready to connect? ...

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March 11, 2022 00:48:36
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Dr. Robert Ratner - Type 2 Diabetes Reversal

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Robert Ratner, the former  chief scientific officer and chief medical officer of the American Diabetes Association and have a conversation with both Dr. Ratner and a patient with diabetes, Chris Stewart, who is engaged in a transformational journey to address his disease head on. We discuss the scientific rationale and the real world results of this program offered by Virta Health which has been shown to reverse the ravages of diabetes through a remarkable lifestyle strategy powered by continuous remote care, a new model of care delivery with unrivaled potential for chronic disease management. What if I told you that over the course of a year, 60% of participants got off all diabetes related medications while lowering their HgbA1c below the diagnostic threshold for diabetes and, as a secondary effect, lost weight without counting calories? Would you want to learn more? I certainly did. Here you'll get both sides of the story from a renowned diabetes researcher and a patient who uses the program. Are you ready to connect? ...

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