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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances for aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Feb 13, 2018

Rita Starritt MD, an internal medicine specialist in the field of addiction, shares her frustration and concerns about factors driving addiction to opioids, challenges doctors face when dealing with addicts, impact of direct to consumer drug ads, her patients in the methadone clinic, and her on-the-ground work at...


Feb 7, 2018

Ron Chabot CEO, Tomorrow Today and Ed Bleu, lead substance abuse counselor in Massachusetts jails bring a view of how treatment and care of addicts needs to be updated.  Ron and Ed are working on a new project that challenges the current disease model of addiction to one that empowers the person and provides...


Feb 1, 2018

Marisol Moon MD is a regenerative medicine doctor and is enthusiastic about the impact regenerative medicine treatments can have on alleviating chronic joint pain.  With an explanation of some regenerative medicine treatments for pain and impact of aging, Dr. Moon also provides some insights about picking a good...


Jan 24, 2018

Roma Patel MD, Chief Ophthalmologist for the Sacramento VA and assistant professor at the University of CA Davis emphasizes that there are treatments for delaying the full impact of glaucoma but that the condition needs to be found early.  Glaucoma is a silent disease that presents no early warning signs but can be...


Jan 17, 2018

Joanne Jarrett MD, a retired family physician and blogger, has come up with 26 things good doctors wish their patients knew about them as doctors, as human beings, and as patients themselves.  Of particular concern is the need to understand that doctors are juggling busy stressful schedules everyday, that some doctors...