How to Find Hope in the High Stakes World of Medicine and Healthcare with Dr. Deane Waldman and David Weill

How to Find Hope in the High Stakes World of Medicine and Healthcare with Dr. Deane Waldman and David Weill


Navigating the bureaucracy of the US healthcare system for patients and their families can be a trauma over and above the adverse medical event. Over 100,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and many of them may not have enough insurance coverage to cover the cost of the operation and the required post-op pharmaceuticals during recovery. To determine what can be done to repair our failing healthcare system and what it will take to have a nation of healthy people, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two medical doctors who wrote books about their respective fields of care. Dr. Deane Waldman is on a mission to cure the US healthcare system. He describes how the system is ill and the key takeaways from his book, Curing the Cancer in U. S. Healthcare: StatesCare and Market-Based Medicine. Dr. David Weill details the stories of the organ transplant process in his book, Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant. He shares information about the donors, the recipients, and the vast network of people involved in the logistics of organ transplantation.

About Lisa’s guests:

Dr. Deane studied medicine and trained at Yale, Chicago Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, and Harvard, and earned his MBA from Anderson Graduate Schools. As a consultant for hospitals, public and private organizations, as well as governments, Dr. Deane combines systems analysis and other management tools with the principles of good medical practice to diagnose and effectively treat sick systems, such as healthcare.

David Weill MD is the former Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and the Lung Transplant Program at Stanford. He is currently the Principal of Weill Consulting Group, which focuses on improving the delivery of transplant care. He lives with his wife and two daughters in New Orleans.

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