“Fight Back” is the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation’s podcast. Each episode tells the personal story of someone who has been tripped up by the healthcare system in some way—insurance claims denied, not getting the referral to a specialist or medical procedure one needs, an unexpected “out of network” bill, and so forth. Then we interview a relevant expert who can provide the insights, resources, and help to solve these kinds of problems while navigating our complex healthcare system.
We recently introduced a new product called the “Minicast,” a shortened form of a podcast. We will be producing two types of Minicasts. One is highlights from previous episodes edited to short, bite-sized audio files. Perfect when you want to sample a topic before listening to the entire thirty-minute plus podcast. Then we will use our Minicast format for interviews and updates that do not require a full podcast treatment but can be summarized in five minutes or less—a great way to cut through the noise and clutter of medical news and get to the nuggets of important medical information and tips. Enjoy!
In this Fight Back Minicast release, we talk about chiropractic care with Dr. Steven Barham. After suffering a severe back injury playing college football, Steven was faced with major surgery but chose to try chiropractic care. After treatment proved effective, he entered the chiropractic profession. Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the body’s inherent recuperative power to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Listen in to this minicast as “Fight Back” interview Ashton Ellis to discuss the critically important topic of advanced healthcare directives, a legal document that addresses such end-of-life issues as “do not resuscitate” orders, treatment options, healthcare proxies, and more.
In this Fight Back Minicast, Dr. Ted Mazer discusses various ear, nose, and throat conditions and disorders. We get to hear about general care for your ears, learn some basic information about sleep apnea, and the questions you need to ask your specialist.
How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines? We talk with vaccine expert and Emergency Room Physician, Dr. Mike Ybarra, to answer these and other vaccine questions.
Expected, or maybe unexpected, hospital bills can be overwhelming and significantly impact the costs of your healthcare. In this episode, we discuss whether it is possible to negotiate with your local hospital.
Welcome to our kickoff podcast to introduce what Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is all about and how we will help you navigate the healthcare system.