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On 'Sound Medicine': Innovative medical care group, the benefits of juicing, and AppVisit

  • June 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for June 15 features segments covering an innovative primary care medical group, improving  conditions for lab rats, and the pros and cons of juicing.

Has One Medical Group started a health care revolution? One Medical Group is an innovative primary care medical group that has established offices all over the country. Members pay a $149 to $200 annual fee to receive same-day appointments, reduced wait time and prescription refills via app or online. They accept most insurance plans and have recently announced that companies can begin offering their services as an employee health benefit. Tom X. Lee, M.D., the CEO of One Medical Group, offers insights on the role technology plays in patient care, the company’s main challenges and its recent influx of funding.

How can  conditions for lab rats be improved? Candace Croney, the director of the newly established Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare, joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss  conditions for lab rats. According to Dr. Croney, studies on rats don’t always produce the same results in humans, partly due to their living conditions. For many lab rats, something as small as changes in their nesting material could improve study results.

What are the pros and cons of juicing? Many people who have trouble eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day have turned to juicing. The popular alternative allows people to drink their nutrients in a smoothie or in a raw extracted juice. Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, a dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses the resurgence of juicing, the role juicing plays in an overall diet, as well as the pros and cons of juicing

What is AppVisit? A new app developed by Lisa Serwin, CEO of AppMedicine, is changing the way physicians and patients interact. AppVisit allows patients and physicians to conduct e-visits on their smartphones and tablets. Physicians can then offer medical advice, prescribe medication or request an in-office visit. Serwin walks listeners through the AppVisit process and discusses the future of AppMedicine. 

How do doctors feel about anonymous online reviews? David Hanauer, M.D., recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association titled, "Public Awareness, Perception, and Use of Online Physician Rating Sites." Dr. Hanauer found that 1 in 5 people thought that online review sites were important when choosing a doctor. He joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss the accuracy of anonymous online reviews.

"Sound Medicine" covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It's also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Co-produced by the IU School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM) and underwritten in part by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, "Sound Medicine" airs on the following Indiana public radio stations: WBSB (Anderson, 89.5 FM), WFIU (Bloomington, 103.7 FM; Columbus, 100.7 FM; Kokomo, 106.1 FM; Terre Haute, 95.1 FM), WNDY (Crawfordsville, 91.3 FM), WVPE (Elkhart/South Bend, 88.1 FM), WNIN (Evansville, 88.3 FM), WBOI (Fort Wayne, 89.1 FM), WFCI (Franklin, 89.5 FM), WBSH (Hagerstown/New Castle, 91.1 FM), WFYI (Indianapolis), WBSW (Marion, 90.9 FM), WBST (Muncie, 92.1 FM), WBSJ (Portland, 91.7 FM), WLPR (Lake County, 89.1 FM) and WBAA (West Lafayette, 101.3 FM).

"Sound Medicine" is also broadcast on these public radio stations across the country: KSKA (Anchorage, Alaska), KTNA (Talkeetna, Alaska), KUHB (Pribilof Islands, Alaska), KUAF (Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Ark.), KIDE (Hoopa Valley, Calif.), KRCC (Colorado Springs, Colo.), KEDM (Monroe, La.), WCMU (Mount Pleasant, Mich.), WCNY and WRVO-1 (Syracuse, N.Y.), KMHA (Four Bears, N.D.), WYSU (Youngstown, Ohio), KPOV (Bend, Ore.), KEOS (College Station, Texas), HPPR (High Plains Public Radio), which includes: KCSE (Lamar, Col.), KZNK (Brewster, Kan.), KZCK (Colby, Kan.), KZNZ (Elkhart, Kan.), KZAN (Hays, Kan.), KZNA (Hill City, Kan.), KGUY (Guymon, Okla.), KJJP (Amarillo, Texas), KTXP (Bushland, Texas), KTDH (Dalhart, Texas), KTOT (Spearman-Perryton, Texas).

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Mary Hardin
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