Podcast #5 – Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy

Wellness podcast
Wellness podcast
Podcast #5 - Dr. Patrick O'Shaughnessy
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In this podcast, Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy joins us for a discussion on current trends in medicine, specifically involving public health and wellness. Dr. O’Shaughnessy is the executive vice president and chief clinical officer for the Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

SHOW NOTES

  • Dr. Gary Gecelter and Sam Balooch co-host this interview with Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy.
  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy is a true pioneer in one of the leading hospital chains on Long Island and New York. He shares his point of view about population health and his personal experience in the functional medicine world.
  • In his early days of working in the emergency room, Patrick realized he wanted to do more to help people before they arrived at the emergency room.
  • Patrick decided he wanted to lead the medical world by figuring out the chronic pain management model by taking a functional medicine approach to his daily work.
  • He looks at the system as a whole being in population health and realized there are a lot of unanswered questions about how we can truly treat disease from a preventative health care standpoint.
  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy and Dr. Gecelter discuss how people who live just above the poverty line can change their mindset. They discuss their opinions on how this problem can make sense from a dollar standpoint and make a dent in such high spending on terrible lifestyle and healthcare.
  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy speaks about how places like JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine are now leaning towards showing studies that exercise and nutrition play a huge role in our ability to truly help chronic disease from a preventative point of view.
  • Dr. Gecelter and Dr. O’Shaughnessy talk about the quality of life versus being able to keep people living longer in terrible conditions.
  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy talks about his view on personalized healthcare by using tools like genomics and food intolerance tests.

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