• Category Archives Health Information Channels
  • Tune in to Health and Wellness on the Go

    The Ohio State University College of Nursing today announced its winter podcast series promoting health and wellness. “Viewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders” allows healthcare professionals and organizational wellness officers to tune in to today’s most important national trends while on the go.

    In concise segments, healthcare leaders from America’s nationally renowned hospitals, universities, corporations, and government offer insights on improving the nation’s health, promoting healthy practices among healthcare and corporate workers, and creating healthy lifestyle cultures.

    The series is hosted by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, university chief wellness officer, associate vice president for health promotion, and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice.

    Podcasts will be available at 8 a.m. on these dates at www.viewpoints.osu.edu :

    January 8: The positive effects of short bursts of physical activity on increasing focus, energy levels and motivation on the job. Jack Groppel , PhD, vice president of Applied Science & Performance Training at Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, and co-founder of Human Performance Institute.
    January 22: How building a culture of health, safety and wellness on college campuses creates a new generation of advocates for healthy lifestyles. Wes Alles , PhD, director of the Health Improvement Program at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention.
    February 5: The importance of healthy healthcare providers; how corporations can promote healthy behaviors. Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer for Cleveland Clinic.
    Alles and Roizen also address the role of The National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, a group of academic institutions dedicated to crafting a comprehensive framework that enriches the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff.

    Listeners can access these audio podcasts anywhere via their computer, tablet, or smart phone and subscribe to all future interviews at www.viewpoints.osu.edu . Podcasts may be downloaded for delayed listening.

    The Ohio State University College of Nursing exists to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. The College of Nursing offers outstanding preparation for leadership in the nursing profession through its BSN, MS, PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Graduates at all levels are fully prepared for careers as nurse practitioners, researchers, and nurse educators. For more information, visit www.nursing.osu.edu


  • Concierge Medicine

    Often, a whole day has to be planned around a trip to the doctor or specialist’s office, with the need to take an undetermined amount of time off work, potentially losing wages from those missed hours. Patients who call House Call Doctor Los Angeles don’t need to subject themselves to such an ordeal, with easily-accessible medical concierge services throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Board-certified internist Dr. Michael Farzam, the founder of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, is the 24-hour doctor who comes to his patients rather than making patients come to him.

    The prospect of little to no disruption to the day is only part of what attracts patients to concierge medicine services provided by House Call Doctor Los Angeles. Patients don’t even have to wait for the doctor to show up if they participate in telehealth services. “Telemedicine” is the practice of calling the doctor via live interactive video chat services such as Skype to get expert advice on how to handle a particular condition or illness, or for a referral to a specialist to treat a particular ailment.

    Dr. Farzam routinely practices remote patient monitoring by helping patients with their specific vital signs, including blood glucose or a variety of factors for homebound patients who may need supplementation to concierge nursing services. Medical education may also be useful for the patients who request telemedicine services to manage their particular condition, whether it is a traumatic injury, acute condition or even a chronic disease. In many cases, a telemedicinal consultation can save a trip to a general practitioner.

    The House Call Doctor Los Angeles team considers their services to be a form of care called concierge medicine, which includes annual medical retainer plans. What makes concierge medicine so valuable is the fact that more patients need thorough healthcare, but they are lucky if they even get 15 minutes of their doctor’s time, not including support staff. Furthermore, primary care medicine has seen a decline in new practices, and many doctors are recruited from overseas to fill this gap. Dr. Farzam is a trusted concierge-style doctor providing all the services a family physician can offer, and his appointments typically last a comprehensive 45 minutes of uninterrupted, unhurried time. Going a step further, Dr. Farzam follows up with his patients in the days and weeks after their appointment and gives patients his personal, direct phone number if they want to reach out to him.