Primary Care Cures

Primary Care Cures


Latest Episodes

Episode #157 – Meet Dr Nirav Vakharia, a Practicing Internist Responsible as GM for Babylon Health North America. We Dive into the Metrics to See How Everyone Wins in the Babylonian Future. Seven Aims – Check!
April 19, 2022

In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Nirav Vakharia, VP/GM of US Operations at Babylon Health. Here, they discuss value-based care, Babylon Health’s mission, the importance of AI in healthcare, access,

Episode #156 – Shawn Strash is the Self-Proclaimed Reformed CEO of 20 Hospitals. Here, He Discusses the Good, Bad, and Ugly that a Leader of a Big Has to See and Implement Daily.
April 07, 2022

This episode features Shawn Strash, Former CEO of Numerous Hospitals. Here, he discusses what he has learned from his years in healthcare, how COVID-19 has changed the healthcare landscape in America,

Episode #155 – All-In Bundled Pricing Surgery at 10-20% Cost of the Bigs? 300+ Procedures? Infection Rates, Complication Rates, Readmits that Plunge to Nil? Yup, When the Very Best Team Up at the Newest Market Surgery Center like Wellbridge Surgic
March 19, 2022

This episode features Dr. Ron Piniecki, Co-Founder at WellBridge Surgical. Here, he discusses what inspired him to launch WellBridge, being mentored & inspired by Keith Smith, the future of free marke

Episode #154 – John Canion,NP Round 2. What’s Really Going on in the Most Trusted Profession 20 Years Running.
March 11, 2022

In this episode Ron chats with John Canion, a NP practicing Emergency Medicine in Texas. Here, they continue their conversation on the current state of Nurse Practitioners in the US, the role and resp

Episode #153 – Meet Robert Palmer, CEO of PotentiaMetrics. Employers Can Now Offer Cancer Patients Wisdom Selecting the Best Treatment Options Based on 20 Years of Data on 2M Cancer Patients.
January 21, 2022

In this episode Ron chats with Robert Palmer, CEO at PotentiaMetrics. Here, Robert discusses what inspired him to start PotentiaMetrics, and how his firm works by providing trusted and actionable heal

Episode #152 – John Canion Was a NP Instructor and With Great Passion and Insight into the Gaps in Nurse Training That No One is Openly Talking About but Should be. Chock Full of Insights, This Show.
January 19, 2022

In this episode Ron chats with John Canion, a NP practicing Emergency Medicine in Texas. Here, John discusses the current state of Nurse Practitioners in the US, how the growth in the field has not ha

Episode #151 – CrowdHealth is GoFundMe Meets Uber 2 Way Ratings for Healthcare – A Next Gen Way to Pay. Meet Andy Schoonover – It’s Visionary Founder.
January 07, 2022

In this episode Ron chats with Andy Schoonover, Founder & CEO of CrowdHealth. Here, he discusses what inspired him to start CrowdHealth, a new way to pay for healthcare with no premiums, no copays, no

Episode #150 – These Ten Lies in Healthcare are Really the Ten Opportunities. Here is Who and What is Being Fixed on the Fringes in 2022 in Primary Care and by Extension, Healthcare with Ron Barshop, Host of the Show.
December 31, 2021

Here is who and what is being fixed on the fringes in 2022 in Primary Care with Ron Barshop, Host of the Show. Here is the 2022 edition of the popular yearly “10 Lies” episode of Primary Care Cures. R

Episode # 149 – Omar Matuk-Villazon Launched the First DPC Clinic Inside a Medical School for the 40% of People Underinsured in the Neighborhood. Rounding in Direct Primary Care – Never Easier.
December 24, 2021

In this episode Ron chats with Omar Matuk-Villazon, Chief Medical Officer at UH College of Medicine. Here Omar discusses, what caused him to start a DPC clinic within the medical school, the importanc

Episode # 148 – Darshan Kulkarni Has a Lot to Say About Pharmacy Trends —In Burnout, Bigs Playing Unfairly, and How PharmDs Work Closely with a PCP. DarshanTalks is a Highly Regarded Podcast and Source for the Pharmacist.
December 20, 2021

This episode features Darshan Kulkarni, Principal Attorney at Kulkarni Law Firm. Here, Ron and Darshan do a deep dive into the changing pharmacy ecosystem and the pros and cons that come with it. They