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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Avoiding the Hospital Stay from Hell

Nov. 27, 2023

It can be difficult to navigate the procedures and interactions that come with a hospital visit. However, knowing what to expect going in can help improve your experience. This week, we talk with hospitalist and author, Dr. …

Caregiver-Patient Relationships: Yes, You Can Have Fun!

Nov. 20, 2023

Taking care of and connecting with a loved one who is living with dementia is difficult, but it's also something that many people have to do. This week, we talk with Mary Anne Roberto and Debbie Axel, co-founders of Always H…

AI - Good or Bad for Your Health?

Nov. 13, 2023

Everyone seems to be talking about Artificial Intelligence, and there have been questions about how it could benefit the healthcare industry--but what you might not know is that it’s already being used in a number of ways. L…

Patients Need Treatments Fast

Nov. 6, 2023

There’s a new bill that could help many rare disease patients gaining traction, but it still has a long way to go. This week, we’re joined by Peter Pitts, a Former FDA Associate Commissioner, who gives us the lowdown on the …

Legal Win For Patients

Oct. 30, 2023

This week we talk about a major victory for patients regarding Copay Assistance Programs. We’re joined by one of the major players in the lawsuit that made it happen, George Huntley, the CEO of the Diabetes Leadership Counci…

Economic Impact of Obesity Meds

Oct. 23, 2023

As the popularity of weight-loss drugs continues to rise, the Congressional Budget Office is looking for new research on anti-obesity medications to see what the impacts could be. Ike Brannon, a Senior Fellow at the Jack Kem…

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.