A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
A Second Opinion Podcast
The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation
97 - Radiology Partners CEO Rich Whitney on healthcare leadership and the rise of AI in imaging
Rich Whitney is Chairman and CEO of Radiology Partners, a nationwide company he co-founded in 2012 to transform the fragmented area of radiology. Today, RadPartners is the leading on-site radiology practice in the U.S., headquartered in Southern California partnering with approximately 1500 radiologists providing services to more than 1200 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers across 26 states. Rich has a long track record of leading, founding and investing in healthcare organizations that have led meaningful change in their sectors. In today’s episode, we cover the landscape of leadership principles, the future of artificial intelligence in imaging, and what a Biden presidency means for healthcare.
Nov 22
44 min
96 - Princeton University’s Jessica Metcalf, Alan Blinder & Bill Dudley: “COVID-19, Fiscal, Monetary and Health Policy Responses” – Part 3
On November 13th, A Second Opinion joined with the Princeton University Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies and Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing for Part 3 in a series, on the fiscal, monetary and health policy response implications of Covid-19.  You can hear Part 1 and Part 2 of this series in our podcast episodes numbers 48 and 69.   For our discussion, I’m joined by Princeton’s leading economic and health policy experts: Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, And Dr. Bill Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and now Senior Research Scholar at the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover the latest vaccine science, the implications of a Biden Presidency for fiscal and monetary policy, and Covid-19 relief, and the impact of the rapidly growing federal debt.
Nov 19
1 hr 30 min
95 - Pat Geraghty President and CEO of GuideWell on Crisis Leadership
Pat Geraghty is President and CEO of GuideWell, a $19 billion mutual insurance holding company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  GuideWell is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, including Florida Blue, the leading health insurance company in Florida.    Geraghty was the architect of the restructuring that created GuideWell, considered a model of strategic reinvention that is featured as a capstone business case in the curriculum of Harvard Business School. GuideWell serves 27 million people across 35 states, including more than 5 million individuals in Florida.   Our conversation today – which focuses on leadership in crisis and adapting a major organization to address a pandemic and issues of social justice -- originally aired at the 2020 Emids Healthcare Summit.  Thank you to the team at Emids for their work in facilitating this insightful discussion.
Nov 15
39 min
94 - Dr. Scott Gottlieb & Dr. Kavita Patel on Vaccines, Covid-19, and Our Nation’s Health a Year From Now
I’m excited to be joined today by two friends who are both physicians and effective policymakers, Dr. Kavita Patel and Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Kavita is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a practicing primary care physician in Washington, DC.  She previously served in the Obama Administration where she played a critical role in health reform and economic recovery policies. Scott served as the 23rd Commissioner of the FDA, where he received bipartisan praise for his visionary, collaborative leadership of the agency from 2017 – April 2019.  Dr. Gottlieb previously practiced internal medicine at New York University's Tisch Hospital, and is now a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Both of our guests have been outspoken, trusted voices throughout the pandemic. They share the latest with us on the Covid-19 response and where we will be a year from now.
Nov 8
43 min
93 - Andy Slavitt, former CMS Acting Administrator Weighs in on Post-Election Healthcare
Andy Slavitt is founder and chairman of the United States of Care – a non-partisan non-profit focused on mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting healthcare solutions for everyone.  Over his career, Andy has led many significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system.  Most notably, he served as Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2015 – 2017, where he led a significant shift to pay-for-value payment models, the implementation of the bipartisan MACRA legislation, and the Affordable Care Act.   Today, Andy is an outspoken voice on the pandemic response, and one of the most influential leaders in public health today.   
Nov 5
58 min
92 - Lisa Clarke, Leading a $5.6 billion, 20-year Transformation Plan for Mayo Clinic & Rochester, Minnesota
Lisa Clarke is the Executive Director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency.  It’s is a $5.6 billion, public-private partnership designed to leverage the growth of Mayo Clinic and create “America’s City for Health” in Rochester, Minnesota.    Lisa previously spent 20 years with Mayo Clinic where she served as Division Chair in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Public Affairs.  She has been routinely recognized as one of the most effective and successful women in business in Minnesota.  Our conversation today will explore the importance of fostering a healthy community setting to spur health system innovation. 
Oct 31
40 min
91 - Senator Frist shares lessons learned from transplantation, politics, and the private sector
Today’s episode is a little different. Last week I virtually joined the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group to share experiences and lessons learned from my years in transplantation, politics, and now in the private sector.  It’s a wide-ranging discussion that covers what drew me to pursue elected office, who my mentors were, and I give my take on Covid-19 and how the pandemic is transforming healthcare. Thanks to my former staffer and Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group President Ryan Campbell for a fantastic interview and for letting me share the discussion with our listeners.
Oct 25
57 min
90 - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams Talks Covid-19, Vaccines, Racial Health Disparities, and the Little Known Costs of the Flu
On September 30th, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a virtual conversation on Health Equity with United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams.  We’re sharing this discussion with you today. As our “Nation’s Doctor,” Vice Admiral Adams works to advance the health of the American people.  His motto is “better health through better partnerships.” He oversees the operations of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation. He is also a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, and previously served as the Health Commissioner of Indiana, where he led the State’s responses to Ebola, Zika, and to the largest HIV outbreak in the United States related to injection drug use. Before we turn to the episode, I want to take a moment to thank my friend, Dr. Herman Williams, for personally sponsoring this event. Dr. Williams is a board member of NashvilleHealth and author of CLEAR! Living the Life You Didn’t Dream Of.  You can find out more at hermanwilliamsmd.com.
Oct 18
43 min
89 - Diane Seloff, MBA – Former Aspire Health COO on Building a Company from 6 Employees to 750
Diane Seloff is an expert business strategist and operations leader.  We worked together in building Aspire Health, the nation’s leading non-hospice, community-based palliative care company that was acquired by Anthem in 2018.  In our conversation today, we do a deep dive on how to build a multi-million dollar healthcare company from the ground up – the successes, the failures, and the lessons learned.    Diane and I continue to work together today in our new company, CareBridge, where she serves as Chief Operating Officer.  
Oct 13
45 min
88 - Senator Frist joins Larry King on PoliticKING – Election 2020, White House Pandemic Response, and the President’s COVID diagnosis
Last week I joined my longtime friend, Emmy-award winning television host Larry King to talk Covid-19, the 2020 Presidential election, and the Administration’s successes and shortcomings in pandemic response. Our interview aired on his show, PoliticKING, which you can find on Hulu and Ora TV.  New episodes air every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30pm ET.  Thanks to Larry and his team for letting me share our interview with our listeners.  
Oct 11
27 min
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