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StudioTulsa
2:31 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

StudioTulsa on Health: A Disccusion with Tracy Davenport, a Tulsa-Based "Health Care Coordinator"

Aired on Friday, May 30th.

On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Tracy Davenport, a self-described "health care coordinator" --- basically, this means she's a freelance case manager who works to help patients and/or their families navigate today's ever-more-complicated medical system. It's often about being a good listener and asking lots of questions, says Davenport, who's had many years of experience as a registered nurse.

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StudioTulsa
12:53 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA

Aired on Monday, November 25th.

Everyone knows, as even President Obama himself has recently admitted, that the arrival of the Affordable Care Act has been, frankly, a disaster. So far, anyway. But what happens next? And more precisely, what happens next in our neck of the woods?

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StudioTulsa
1:57 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: "Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?"

Aired on Thursday, October 31st.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks Dr. Suzanne Koven, who practices internal medicine Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and who also writes the "In Practice" column for The Boston Globe. Earlier this month, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:57 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning CommunityCare, the Tulsa-Based Medical Insurance Company

Aired on Monday, October 21st.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Dr. Jack Sommers, chief medical officer for CommunityCare, the Tulsa-based medical insurance firm that's owned and operated by Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center. (This company began as CommunityCare HMO in 1993; you can read a full history for CommunityCare here.) In an interesting and wide-ranging discussion, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
1:52 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Doctor as Legislator, and Vice Versa: StudioTulsa on Health Welcomes Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

Aired on Friday, September 27th.

"The big problem I see in the practice of medicine today is [that] our payment scheme makes it where we violate the first rule of medicine, which is: Listen to your patient and they'll tell you what's wrong. And we don't allow anybody the time to do that anymore." So says our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican who's been the junior senator from Oklahoma since January of 2005.

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StudioTulsa
12:56 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: An Accomplished Doctor (and Popular Medical Blogger) Explains "Direct Care"

Aired on Friday, July 26th.

On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann presents an interesting conversation with the Augusta, Georgia-based physician, Dr. Rob Lamberts, who writes a popular medical blog called "Musings of a Distractible Mind" --- and who's also an expert on (and, indeed, a practitioner of) the so-called Direct Care method of health care. As Dr. Lamberts explains on his personal website, he left his longtime group practice in September of 2012 in order to "build a new solo practice, Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC.

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StudioTulsa
1:06 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

"A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, July 8th.

(Please note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Our guest on ST is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco --- and she's just published a book about this remarkable facility, and about her time there, and, indeed, about the state of health care in America today.

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StudioTulsa
2:21 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

"God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine"

Aired on Wednesday, April 17th.

Our guest on ST is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco --- and she's just published a book about this remarkable facility, and about her time there, and, indeed, about the state of health care in America today. This new book, just out from Riverhead Trade, is called "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine." As we read of this book (and of this place) at Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:14 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Tom Adelson

Aired on Monday, March 4th.

Do you know how much was spent on health care in the U.S. in 2012? Would you believe $2.7 trillion? Today, more than ever, politicians, policy makers, pundits, and health care professionals are focused on the contradictory yet equally crucial aims of improving health care delivery and reducing the costs of that delivery. One individual focused in this way is Tom Adelson, the former State Senator for the 33rd District of Oklahoma, who now works in the private sector. Today, Dr. John Henning Schumann, our guest host, welcomes Adelson to the program.

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StudioTulsa
6:31 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

How Might Certain Aspects of the Affordable Care Act Play Out in Oklahoma?

Aired on Tuesday, July 24th.

The decision last month by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Car Act (or ACA) has opened up new avenues of opposition --- or, as some states would have it, new grounds on which to reject the law. In its momentous decision, the Court said basically that any state could opt out of the law's expansion of Medicaid with no penalties to its existing programs. Under the ACA, the federal government will help states expand their coverage of Medicaid patients to 133% of the poverty line.

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