Primary Care Cures

Primary Care Cures


Latest Episodes

Episode # 136 – David Contorno is One of America’s Most Innovative Benefits Leaders Says Forbes. He Relentlessly Promotes Direct Contracting in Every Plan. Outcomes Rise and Costs Reliably Drop.
September 17, 2021

This episode features David Cortorno, Founder and CEO of E Powered Benefits. In this episode he chats with Ron about the amazing work he is doing at his firm. They focus on offering employers, who are

Episode # 135 – Leon Wisniewski of Health Cost Labs Had Published Data this Summer from 2,400 Hospitals Complying with Transparency Mandates. He Came from the Inner Bowels of a Blue and Knows how to Shed and Clean up the Gaming and Intentional Con
September 10, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Leon Wisniewski Co-Founder and CIO at Health Cost Labs. Here he discusses the work Health Cost Labs is doing to empower the stakeholders of healthcare (doctors, hospital

Episode # 134 – Dr. Niran Al-Agba is a Third Generation Pediatrician Who Saw a 100% Pass Rates at Too Many of the 850 Nursing Schools and Asks – Is this Good for Medicine? She Discusses Her New Book “Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Pra
September 03, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Niran Al-Agba, Pediatrician and author of “Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare”. Here, Niran discusses why it

Episode # 133 – Dr. Marion Mass Speaks Plainly and Loudly About Abuses in Healthcare that do not Advance the Sacred Doctor Patient Connection. She Teaches Us All How to be Stronger and Fight for What’s Right in this Show.
August 27, 2021

In this episode Ron welcomes Dr. Marion Mass back on the show to discuss what has changed in her work and the industry as a whole since her last appearance. Here, she does a deep dive into the Medicar

Episode # 132 – Travis Christofferson is the Author of “Curable”. What Does Atorvastatin, Metformin, Ketamine, Restricted Eating Windows, Poop Milkshakes, Hand Washing, and Surgical Checklists Have in Common? They Have Massive Unexpected Bene
August 20, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Travis Christofferson, Author of the book “Curable”. Here Travis discusses his book and some of the ideas in it. He looks at utilizing AI to find trends as a way to help

Episode # 131 – Chris Deacon Managed to Shave $1.5 Billion from New Jersey’s Health Benefit Plan with a Reverse Auction Strategy on Medications, Using Direct Primary Care and More. So Much Savings that they Fully Funded their Pension Plan –
August 12, 2021

In this episode, Ron chats with Christin Deacon, Assistant Director of Pensions and Benefits, Leader of Health Benefit Operations and Policy and Planning for New Jersey. Here they discuss the Montana

Episode # 130 – Patrick Spain Founded First Stop Health and with 550,000 Members is Growing 60% Annually in all 50 States. Primary Care and Mental Health has Never Been this Easy for Employers.
August 06, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Patrick Spain, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of First Stop Health. Here, Patrick discusses the first stop health telemedicine platform and how their goal as an organ

Episode # 129 – 24 Million Patients Globally – 3 Million US – Agree Babylon Health Deserves 5 Star Ratings Over 90% of the Episodes of Primary Care…Watch Them Go Public this Month. Chief Medical Officer Darshak Sanghavi Lays Out How “Babyl
July 30, 2021

This episode Ron chats with Darshak Sanghavi, Global Chief Medical Officer for Babylon Health. Here, they discuss the Babylon health model of taking on full capitated risk for their patient population

Episode # 128 – Dr. Paula Muto Established UBERDOC as a Nationwide Platform for Consumers and Employers to Pay Experienced Docs Directly at Fair Rates. 4,000 Doctors Agree. And So Do Many Employers.
July 26, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Paula Muto, Co-Founder & CEO of UBERDOC. Here she discusses the UBERDOC platform and how the organization’s mission is based on the philosophy of patient choice. She

Episode # 127 – Talented Katy Talento Brings it on the New Transparency Breaking Out All Over (That She Drove), On this POTUS doubling Down, On Direct Contracting and its Power, and on Next Gen Benefits Advising. Round 3. Ding! She was a Nun, is a
July 16, 2021

In this episode Katy Talento comes back on the show for a third time to discuss her work on patient advocacy, surprise billing, and more. Katy talks about how healthcare has changed since the last tim