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Dr. Usher Weighs In 

Dr. David Usher from ReforMedicine weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family.

For more info on the Dr. Usher and ReforMedicine  CLICK HERE

New episodes drop every other Friday morning

Episode #18:  Surgical Billing Part II  Click Here to Listen

Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has taken a different approach to the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients.

Part I is Episode #17

Episode #17  Surgical Billing  Click Here to Listen

Part I of a 2 part session

Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has taken a different approach to the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients.

Episode #16  Christina Funk  Click Here to Listen

Dr. Usher brings to us Christina Funk, a nurse practitioner with ReforMedicine. She is the director of obesity medical services working with patients with the medical weight loss program. The goals she has and the foundations she sees in weight loss. Helping people understand the multitude of differing opinions and information they receive and what to focus on.

Episode #15  Health Coaching  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

This week we are introduced to Kris Greener, a health coach and educator with ReforMedicine. She works with patients in the popular medical weight loss program. What does a health coach do and the benefits they bring to those who utilize her at the practice?

It’s not just educating, but the coaching. She identifies strengths and areas to improve a patient's nutrition.

Episode #14  Matt Ohrt/Self Fund Health Part 2  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

Dr. Usher and Matt Ohrt have the second part of their conversation.  Matt is one of the founders of Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits.

Episode #13 - Matt Ohrt / Self Fund Health  Part I  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Dr. Usher introduces us to Matt Ohrt, who is one of the founders with Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits.

Check back for Part II debuting 9/16/22

Episode #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Dr. David Usher is diving into ways to think differently about health care especially with collision centers.

Episode #11 - On/Off Site Clinics  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  

This week, Dr. David Usher, is talking about one of his favorite topics, off site and on site clinics and how they work.

Episode #10 - Chippewa Falls Unified School District  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Michelle Golden, the Human Resources Director of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, discusses the partnership ReforMedicine has had with the school district, including on-site clinics (Cardinal Healthy) for employees. How does the relationship work, how and why it started and the benefits the school district sees including costs savings.

Episode #9  Medical Weight Loss Program Overview  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

Dr. Usher gives a synopsis of the medical weight loss program that they run at the practice. They help hundreds of patients in the area every month. Some come directly, others through their employer’s health plan.

Weight management is tied into most everything with personal health.

 

They’ll help men and women lose approximately 10% of their body weight in just a couple of months.

 

This is not a surgical procedure. There isn’t a special diet or unique workout program. There isn’t a ‘secret’

Episode #8 Truly Beneficial Benefits for Employees  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

On this episode, Amy Gibson from Erv Smith Services visits to talk about why they utilize direct-pay for their employee health plan. This is the third year Erv Smith Services has partnered with ReforMedicine. They have about 60 employees and 30 families and in all about 85 people on their health plan.

So why did they make the switch in the first place? The worries they initially had and how they were overcome. Overall, what benefits have they seen in terms of health (lots of weight loss and morale is up) and costs (lots of money savings!).

Episode #7 The Doctor's Wife Weighs In  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

David’s wife Patti joins the program to discuss a variety of topics related to breaking down the conventional methods of medical practices. Why practices and individual doctors should consider leaving the “familiar” for a direct-pay method. What it has meant for David and Patti and what they have seen over the last decade plus.

Episode #6 - Workplace Healthcare Options  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

How employers and employees can save OODLES of cash by using a medical provider like ReforMedicine. A number of  local businesses already provide this option.

Ways employers and employees benefit from using a Direct-Pay healthcare provider. Dr. David Usher takes us through the highlights and what he and ReforMedicine have been able to provide for area businesses.  Why changes in health insurance a decade make this an option to strongly consider.

Episode #5 - Health Care Finances  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Diane Peterson, who oversees many of the aspects of ReforMedicne, talks with Dr. Usher about why she works with the practice. She has a unique perspective on healthcare and finances. She does a deep dive into modern healthcare finances and how we ended up here over the last 20 years.

Episode #4 - Mental Health Services   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Angela Trapani a psychiatric nurse practitioner who recently joined the practice talks with Dr. Usher about mental health. Behavioral health and physical health are tied together.

Episode #3 - Medical Weight Loss   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Obesity is a medical diagnosis and ReforMedicine has a program in place to help patients. What does it mean to have obesity and the approach ReforMedicine has. The typical patient comes with issues associated with obesity, including chronic diseases and stress.

Why its all about giving back control to the patient

 

What to expect when you join the plan.

 

Episode #2 - Intro to ReforMedicine Family Practice  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

What is ReforMedicine? What is this practice and why its probably not what you think. Ever have a hard time seeing your doctor? Don’t feel you have a relationship with your family doctor?

Bettering the relationship between patients and physicians, while re-thinking the finances behind health care are the basis for Reform Medicine. Affordable care done in a better health care experience.

 

What services ReforMedicine offer and how a patient gets started

Episode #1 - Get to know your physician  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family.

On this episode, get to know your physician. Dr. David Usher tells us all about who he is. Not only his professional life but we learn about his family, his hobbies and passions.

 

Why would he, or any doctor, leave a successful practice to try a different way of going things. You WANT to hear this.