Sept. 25, 2023

The Bad Math That Hurts Patient Access

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 countless …

Episode page
Sept. 18, 2023

Fall Vaccine Update

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 why insurers are marking up...

Episode page
Sept. 11, 2023

What Hope Means for Patients

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 …

Episode page
Aug. 14, 2023

HIV Survivor Fights for Others

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 how …

Episode page
Aug. 7, 2023

The Uber of Caregiving

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 pairs pre-med college …

Episode page
July 31, 2023

New Ways to Fund Healthcare

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, specifically chronic disease...

Episode page
July 24, 2023

Fast-Track Treatment Approval Saves a Vet's Life

Mel Mann was diagnosed with a cancer known as CML and given three years to live. That was in 1995. Today, in 2023, Mel Mann is still living and still advocating – all thanks to accelerated approval and a clinical …

Episode page
July 17, 2023

Why Clinical Trial Communication Matters

What do patients really think about clinical trials? Do they trust them? Are they wary? Today’s episode features ., who breaks down a survey project from Patients Rising that determined some surprising results. We also speak with , a patient...

Episode page
July 10, 2023

Patient Voices in Drug Research

One mom’s journey into patient advocacy started after two of her daughters were diagnosed with galactosemia, a rare disease. There’s finally a potential new treatment for this condition, which families say has helped their children who have...

Episode page
June 26, 2023

Clinical Trials and Digital Twins

This week’s episode dives into the concept of running a clinical trial before ever running a clinical trial. How is that possible? It’s an idea called digital twins & we have an expert interview to break it down. Colin Hill, …

Episode page
June 20, 2023

Healthcare Disruptors

The first episode featuring our Health Plan Heroes was so good – we decided to do a second one. Listen now to see how these businesses have reinvented their health plans to provide top-tier coverage at a fraction of the …

Episode page
June 12, 2023

Better Care, Lower Costs

It’s here! The 2023 We the Patients Fly-In is THIS WEEK and we have several Health Plan Hero Winners on the podcast to discuss their health insurance success stories as they get ready to accept their awards in person in …

Episode page
June 5, 2023

The Fight Against RSV Revs Up

RSV immunizations for infants are on the way, but still have a large hurdle to clear. Ronda Miller-Ernest, a pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience, joins us to discuss the dangers of RSV, her personal experience, …

Episode page
May 30, 2023

Increase in Prior Authorization Mandates

UnitedHealthcare makes a confounding decision that could affect countless patients starting June 1st. Gastroenterologist Dr. Bruce Hennessy joins us to discuss how new prior authorizations for colonoscopies and other screenings could delay cancer...

Episode page
May 22, 2023

C. diff a Deadly Danger to Many

C. diff, an infectious disease can be deadly for many – but especially those with compromised immune systems. We speak with a member of the Patients Rising team about their run-ins with the disease and learn how you can best …

Episode page
May 15, 2023

Stroke Awareness Saves Lives

May marks National Stroke Awareness Month and this week we’re speaking with a stroke survivor who wants to make sure if a stroke ever happens to you – you’ll know all the signs. Hear Stacy Quinn’s personal story and how …

Episode page
May 8, 2023

GPOs Cause Dangerous Shortages

Another week, another middleman making it harder for patients to get the care that they need. This week, we learn more about Group Purchasing Organizations – also known as GPOs – and how they cause drug and supply shortages across …

Episode page
May 1, 2023

Rethink How Medicines Are Paid For

So often on the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss the affordability of healthcare. This week, guest Peter Kolchinsky outlines how thinking of paying for medicines like paying for a house mortgage leads to lower costs for patients, and encourages...

Episode page
April 24, 2023

Community Fundraising Fills the Gaps

For many patients living with chronic illness the idea of “fundraising” isn’t just a child’s bakesale to pay for a field trip, it’s a necessity to pay for life-saving treatment. On this week’s podcast we speak with , Director of …

Episode page
April 17, 2023

AI in Healthcare

AI is having its moment in all industries, including healthcare. In this episode, hear how AI-driven tools can help oncologists treat patients. , CEO of , talks about the role of AI in care and how it helps doctors do …

Episode page
April 10, 2023

Tests to Catch Cancer Early

The ability to catch cancer early on can greatly improve a patient’s outcome. But most cancers don’t have a . That means many patients may have cancer but not show symptoms until the disease progresses. By then, treatment options may …

Episode page
April 3, 2023

Transparent Healthcare Prices

Mystery healthcare prices leave patients in the dark. But thanks to hospital and insurer price transparency rules, those costs are being made public. The catch? The files that contain those prices aren’t easy for consumers to read. Health tech...

Episode page
March 27, 2023

Patient Economics: How to Measure the Value of Care

Get a look at the behind-the-scenes math that often determines whether or not insurance will cover the costs of treatments. Health technology assessments attempt to determine the value of a new treatment. But not all of these equations take into...

Episode page
March 20, 2023

Transportation’s Lane in Health Care

is one of the biggest barriers to patient care. But when employers cover transportation for patients, it can lead to better health outcomes and lower overall costs. of explains why employers need to incorporate transportation into their health...

Episode page