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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.

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...


Jan 8, 2018

Rachna Patel MD, known as the medical marijuana doctor, talks about why she is pursuing the use of cannabis in her medical practice and shares her insights about how marijuana can be used to alleviate physical and emotional pain, which patients are most likely to be helped by a medical marijuana treatment plan,...