Patients Rising Podcast

Patients Rising Podcast

Patients Rising brings its unique and established brand of patient advocacy to a weekly podcast, featuring honest and helpful discussion about issues impacting those with chronic illness. CEO Terry Wilcox hosts the show, with Robert "Dr. Bob" Goldberg, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

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Recent Episodes

The Bad Math That Hurts Patient Access

Sept. 25, 2023

It’s clear that we need to fix the way we measure the value of new medicines. Current methods fail to account for the benefits to caregivers, the long-term savings from keeping a job or avoiding the hospital, and the countle…

Fall Vaccine Update

Sept. 18, 2023

With flu season fast approaching, Dr. joins us to discuss all of his vaccine recommendations, including COVID-19, RSV, and flu vaccines, population immunity, and targeting high-risk groups. Plus, Terry and Bob talk about wh…

What Hope Means for Patients

Sept. 11, 2023

Hope can be powerful when receiving a diagnosis… but are we able to quantify just how powerful it really is? joins us to discuss how she believes the U.S. should be using “hope” as a measurement of both social and economic …

HIV Survivor Fights for Others

Aug. 14, 2023

Mark King’s advocacy journey began in the 1980s after he was diagnosed with HIV. Now, he’s written a book that discusses his advocacy journey, the struggles of living with the disease, and the stigma that comes with it. Hear…

The Uber of Caregiving

Aug. 7, 2023

For Neal Shah, life was going according to plan. Then suddenly, he became a caregiver overnight. Hear how his experience pushed him to create CareYaya, which he calls the “Uber of caregiving.” It’s a matchmaking system that …

New Ways to Fund Healthcare

July 31, 2023

Investing in healthcare like we invest in curbing carbon emissions. It’s a novel idea, but something that Dr. Andrea Feigl, the Founder and CEO of Health Finance Institute, says could change the future of health, specificall…

About the Hosts

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Terry Wilcox - Host


Terry Wilcox helps patients find their voice and become advocates for their health care. As the co-founder and executive director of Patients Rising, Terry manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to help every patient gain access to the right treatment. An expert in multimedia storytelling, Terry uses her background in entertainment to present powerful personal patient narratives. She has a track record of building coalitions with survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals. A regular opinion writer on health policy and how it affects patients, she has been published in Fortune, the Boston Globe, The Hill, Morning Consult, Real Clear Health, Inside Sources, and more.

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Bob Goldberg, PhD - Host


Robert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (, a non-profit organization that advocates for consumer access to public health innovations. Prior to founding CMPI, Dr. Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that recommended ways to reduce the time and cost of getting innovative medicines to patients. Many of these recommendations are included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984, is a devoted Yankee fan, father of two children, Sara 35 and Zach, 32, and grandfather to Miles, age 4.