Saturday, January 31, 2015

Drs. Newell-Harris and Spriggs Discuss Heart Health on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers  embody, "Be the change you want to see in the world."
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 tune in to hear from the show's medical consultants, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris and Dr. Brenda B. Spriggs, authors of Focus On YOUR BEST HEALTH: A Smart Guide To The Health Care You Deserve. Listen as they address loving a healthy heart without medical jargon. With women being the primary care takers in the home and the community, they often overlook their health care needs until a crisis occurs. Drs. Newell-Harris and Spriggs will discuss crisis prevention while also sharing with us statistics on women health disparities. They will also answer questions about high blood pressure, weight gain, lack of sleep and the effect of stress on our heart health.


Glenda F. Newell, M.D. and Brenda B. Spriggs, M.D. M.B.A. are both highly sought after expert clinicians, teachers and lecturers in their chosen fields of medicine. On Living Your Best Life Radio, Drs. Newell-Harris and Spriggs address the core elements of effective communication, savvy navigation, and appropriate advocacy on each show. They have addressed a variety of subjects from caretakers' self care, caring for the elderly, Cervical Cancer and understanding Affordable Healthcare Act.With rich and diverse experiences in health care delivery, they are uniquely qualified to shatter the myths of healthcare by effectively identifying and eliminating communication barriers because they know how doctors think!

 
This interview promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life.Tune to 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More about Dr. Newell-Harris


Glenda F. Newell, M.D. is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and a media spokesperson whose opinions on new advances in medicine and controversial medical issues have made her a valued medical expert. Dr. Newell has exemplified her exceptional talent to engage audiences in discourses about tough and complicated medical and health topics. Her audiences have included faith-based and professional organizations as well as local, regional and national medical organizations. Having served as a local health commissioner as well as president and secretary of local and regional medical societies, she is a much sought after speaker for youth groups and non -profit organizations that mentor pre-med and medical students. Dr. Newell has served as a medical consultant in various healthcare settings inclusive of ambulatory teaching clinics, private practice and physician foundation clinical practice. She is the Former Medical Director of Primary Care Services for one of the leading and cutting edge non-profit medical organizations within the United States. Dr.
Newell has received acclaimed recognition for her work as the healthcare educational consultant for a major international philanthropic organization. She has traveled abroad to Africa where she has assessed methods of supporting the delivery of safe and effective health care to the women.

She is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Miss Porter’s School. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati of School of Medicine and her B.S. in Biology from Tufts University. In 2005, Dr. Newell received certification in Physician Leadership in Managing Ambulatory Care from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Newell’s diversified experience practicing medicine in the public and private sector for the past 28 years has given her the inspiration and the vision to co-found her own healthcare consulting business, Newell & Spriggs Consulting. She believes that health literacy; self-empowerment and initiative are required to create a culture of wellness within your work and home environment. One aspect of her company focuses on teaching the tools that will result in effective communication, savvy navigation and appropriate advocacy.  Dr. Newell’s personal experiences as an advocate and navigator for her friends and family over the years have affirmed for her the necessity for consumers of health care to acquire these skills.

More About Dr. Spriggs

Brenda B. Spriggs, MD MPH MBA has a diverse background in clinical medicine, medical education, and non-profit initiatives. She is a recognized expert in the field of rheumatology and is a seasoned health care professional with a broad range of industry experience as an academic professor, clinician, specialty division chair, health care consultant and lecturer. Dr. Spriggs established a private rheumatology/immunology - focused practice while teaching at Children’s Hospital, San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco, where she was conferred the status of Clinical Professor Emerita in 2006.
 
As a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, she served as faculty advisor for the UCSF/N.I.H. rheumatology fellows, liaison for Robert Wood Johnson fellows, and medical school lecturer. As a regional Rheumatology Medical Coordinator, she was charged with implementing the clinical/teaching component of the National Arthritis Act in Northern California and the Central Valley. The two-year pilot project, conducted in clinics throughout the region served as a model for delivery of effective, coordinated rheumatologic care and teaching of residents, community practitioners and allied health professionals. As rheumatology division head at Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, she formalized the division of rheumatology, implementing a robust clinical rotation and facilitating alliances for medical resident training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the co-author of a number of scientific papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and Reiter’s disease, and has served as consultant and lecturer for the Arthritis Foundation and the Bay Area Lupus Foundation.

Dr. Spriggs’ commitment to improving access to timely, quality medical care for health care consumers goes beyond the institutions she has served during her professional clinical career. She has demonstrated her passion for quality health care by serving on numerous health-related boards and has served on an international level as Citizen Ambassador for the Gore/Mbeki prototype delegation of the People to People International program in South Africa. She is the co-founder of Newell & Spriggs Consulting, LLC, a healthcare company dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of patients and all consumers in the healthcare marketplace. The services include health care coaching, advocacy, and workplace wellness programs, customized to increase workforce engagement and productivity.

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