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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 found in an eye exam.  Roma also talks about how rewarding her work is with the veterans and the special eye problems vets face having served in Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Dr. Roma Patel