Episode 8: Medical Jargon is Killing Us

Episode 8: Medical Jargon is Killing Us

This week on “The Cost of Care,” David is joined by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Dr. Venice Haynes, and Natalie Davis as they discuss the anxiety, confusion, and fears people across the country have about asking life-saving health care questions and booking a doctor’s...
Episode 8: Medical Jargon is Killing Us

Episode 7: Why Kidney Failure Pays

Did you know that roughly 1 percent of the entire federal budget is spent treating people with kidney failure? That’s billions of dollars devoted to treating one preventable illness. How did we end up with so many people on dialysis? And who’s getting rich from it?...
Episode 8: Medical Jargon is Killing Us

Episode 6: What’s Missing in Maternal Health

This week on “The Cost of Care” Venice Haynes and Meredith Shockley-Smith join David to talk broadly about social determinants and why black babies are twice as likely to die than white babies.  David also speaks to Marquisse Watson – a mother whose baby girl Alana...
Episode 8: Medical Jargon is Killing Us

Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

The health care system is basically a lucrative game of tug-of-war – and the winner reaps a trillion dollar pot of gold. But is it a fair game? This week on “The Cost of Care,” David explores the monstrous fee-for service system and how the results can lead to a total...