What do primary care providers need to know about managing pre/post bariatric surgery, health disparities, and HCV? Join obesity medicine physician scientist Fatima Cody Stanford, primary care physician Gregory Hall, and gastroenterologist Sammy Saab, as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
This session will shine a light on health disparities in the U.S. and ways to overcome them by embracing diversity, combatting bias, and employing cultural competency to improve patient-provider communication. These valuable tips can ultimately enhance healthcare for your patients of all races, ethnicities, and cultures.
This session examines health disparities in the U.S. and exposes unconscious bias that affects every aspect of daily life—including the practice of medicine. Tune in as Dr. Chuck Vega provides insights that can combat bias and guide primary care providers as we strive towards an inclusive environment that encourages connection and fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.
COVID-19, Stress, Mental Illness, and Pain Management: Patient-Centered Clinical Care of African Americans
Episode 5: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally impacted the African American community. How can you help care for your patients during these stressful times? This session will provide an overview of the health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stress that many patients are feeling. We will look at the demographics of mental illnesses across race/ethnicities as well as look at perspectives on the differences noted. Lastly, we will discuss approaches to pain management difficulties in patients based on recent research outcomes.
Episode 1: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
In this session, Dr. Gregory Hall will provide a foundation of information including current statistics and demographics of African Americans’ health. He will review trust and bias issues as well as their origins in the history of healthcare of African Americans. Finally, he will provide some examples of important differences in the clinical care of African Americans as he sets the stage for more detailed discussion in future sessions of this monthly webcast. Dr. Hall is a Primary Care Physician and an expert in Black American Health and Healthcare. He is the former chair of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Director of the National Center for African American Health, Research, Education and Policy at Cleveland State University, and Author of “Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes”. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 07/14/2021 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Episode 14: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
The past few years have brought a refreshing focus to the interplay of racism and health outcomes in the United States. Now communities across the country are declaring racism a public health crisis, but why and what does this mean? In this session Dr. Gregory Hall walks us through the data on why US communities have declared racism a public health threat. He will explore the history behind these declarations and review how you as a clinician can have an impact on this health crisis.
Episode 12: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Literature consistently shows lower engagement in advance-care-planning among ethnic and racial minority groups when compared to Whites. A recent study with a nationally representative sample reported that only 18% of ethnic minority participants completed advance directives compared to 34% of White respondents. Studies in hospital settings also found lower rates of discussion about advance-care-planning with a physician during the hospitalization among racial/ethnic minority patients when compared to Whites. Given that engagement in advance-care-planning and end-of-life discussions positively influences the quality of life near its end, a lower engagement in these meaningful discussions among ethnic minorities can lead to inadequate care at the last stage of life, exacerbating earlier health disparities. There are also significant differences in the treatment of pain in African Americans, as well as the perception of pain, and potential for abuse.
Episode 11: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
As every healthcare professional knows, the best drug is the one the patient will take. So, how do you improve your patient’s compliance and adherence to a treatment regimen? As Dr. Hall will discuss, the key to success is understanding your patient’s “world-view” and how they think about medicine and why many may prefer alternative medicine. He’ll share with you his secret sauce for engaging and motivating patients: clinical storytelling. He’ll even share the five ingredients that make that story convincing and behavior changing.
Episode 13: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Cannabis use is an emerging topic in healthcare, but what does the literature say? What do we know about recreational marijuana use across different populations and the implications of this on the utility of medical marijuana for African American individuals? This session Dr. Gregory Hall will give an overview of cannabis products both recreational and pharmaceutical as well as the role of “medical marijuana”.
Episode 3: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
1. Review obesity and diabetes trends and health disparities in the US 2. Review body image and perception differences by race/ethnicity 3. Describe best practices in the treatment of diabetes in African Americans 4. Examine the difference in HbA1c interpretations in African Americans and related clinical considerations
Bias plays a big part in human efficiency but sometimes the outcomes can be counterproductive. In this episode of Bridging the Gap, Dr. Greg Hall will look at the latest data regarding bias in healthcare delivery and how some of our biases have the opposite effect we want. We will then look at best practices for correcting for bias in patient encounters.