Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast

Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast

Taking health conversations beyond clinical walls.

Fostering Inclusivity and Work-Life Balance: Dr. Christopher Riddick on DEIB

How do you stay committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility even when the political climate feels hostile? Join me as I sit down with Dr. Christopher Riddick, an authority on DEIA, who shares his compelling journey from management consulting to becoming a leading voice for inclusivity. Through personal anecdotes and professional insights, Dr. Riddick reveals the intrinsic motivation that drives his work, despite the challenges. His reflections on creating a more equ...
June 17, 2024

Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention: Insights from Dr. Samantha Schneider

How much do you really know about protecting your skin from cancer? Join us on Beyond Clinical Walls as we welcome the distinguished Dr. Samantha Schneider, renowned dermatologist and expert Mohs surgeon. From her early days at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to her advanced surgical training at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Schneider shares her compelling journey and deep passion for dermatology. With a drive to improve skin health across all ages and conditions, she opens up a...
May 31, 2024

Navigating Life’s Challenges with Positivity and Perseverance with Laura St. John

Have you ever wondered what it takes to unlock the full spectrum of your potential? Join me, Dr. BCW, as we embark on a transformative journey with Laura St John, a celebrity mindset coach whose life's story echoes the power of belief and resilience. We peel back the layers of conventional success metrics, diving into the depths of self-discovery and the tenacity of the human spirit. Learn how Laura's experiences, from her modest beginnings to her mother's courageous health battle, have shape...
May 20, 2024

A Pediatric Dentist’s Perspective: Dr. Wilde on Early Oral Health Care

When Dr. Blake Wild, with his unwavering passion for pediatric dentistry, enters the conversation, you can't help but be captivated by his zest for nurturing smiles on the youngest of faces. His journey to becoming a beacon of hope for children's oral health is nothing short of remarkable, all the more so for the support of his family through the crucible of dental school. Join us as we uncover the moments that shaped Dr. Wild's career, from epiphanies at Ohio State University to the creation of his practice at Dentistry for Kids in Reno, and how his devotion extends beyond the dental chair to touch the hearts of families in his community.Nutrition and oral health hold hands in a dance that is often complex, with every bite influencing the rhythm. Dr. Wild guides us through this intricate tango, shedding light on the surprising connection between common foods and dental caries – the silent epidemic in our children's mouths. With each insight, the importance of a balanced diet becomes clearer, and the conversation shifts from the science of tooth decay to actionable tips for parents. Armed with knowledge on healthy snacking and the unwavering support of experts like Dr. Wild, every parent can lead their child in a waltz towards lifelong dental and overall health.Wrapping up with heartfelt advice, Dr. Wild stresses the profound impact of establishing strong oral health habits early on. He places emphasis on the concept of a 'dental home' – a foundation for preventive care that can ward off major dental issues down the line. The dialogue extends an open hand to listeners, inviting them to be part of a movement towards enhanced health education. And as the final words resonate with the promise of a healthier community, we are reminded that the conversations we have today can shape the well-being of generations to come.Thank you for Listening to Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast.To find more from Dr. BCW YouTube: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter:
May 6, 2024

Black Maternal Health Week: Stories of Survival

When Marian Dancy speaks, her story resonates with an urgency that commands attention. It's a tale that is all too familiar, yet still desperately needs to be heard: a stark illustration of why self-advocacy is not just important, but potentially life-saving in Black maternal health. On Beyond Clinical Walls, we open our hearts to the powerful narratives of Marian, and Leslie Jordan who, with harrowing clarity, recounts her own experience with pain mismanagement. Together, these women's voices form a symphony of strength, drawing a spotlight on the pressing need to address the healthcare disparities that leave Black mothers at risk.As we navigate through these deeply personal and eye-opening accounts, we uncover the nuanced relationship between a patient's composure and the perception of pain in the healthcare setting. The humbling journey Leslie shares, marked by a near-loss of life, reveals the stark consequences of cultural insensitivity and the importance of recognizing and validating pain in all its forms. Their stories are not isolated incidents; rather, they are part of a broader conversation that extends well beyond Black Maternal Health Week. This episode is a testament to the power of vulnerability, patient education, and relentless advocacy in the fight for equitable healthcare.Wrapping up this episode, we reflect on resilience, gratitude, and the profound realization that our struggles do not define our worth. I, Dr. BCW, invite you to carry the empowering messages from Marian and Leslie with you—let them be a beacon of hope in challenging times. Thank you for joining us on this journey, where the shared experiences of our guests remind us of our shared humanity and the critical need for change in the narrative of Black maternal health.Thank you for Listening to Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast.To find more from Dr. BCW YouTube: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter:
April 16, 2024

The Power of Empathy in Parkinson’s Disease Advocacy with George Ackerman

As we sit down with the fervent Dr. George Ackerman, he unveils the depths of his dedication to battling Parkinson’s disease, a quest born from the profound loss of his beloved mother, Sharon. "Together for Sharon" is not just an initiative; it's a beacon of hope, symbolizing the relentless fight against the silent encroachment of a disease that robbed him of a loved one. Our conversation traverses the rough terrain of early detection, the pitfalls of misdiagnosis, and the overarching need for heightened awareness. Dr. Ackerman imparts the tale of his mother's battle with Parkinson's, her struggles with its surreptitious symptoms, and the dire need for our collective resolve in this escalating fight. We weave together the power of human stories, which serve as the catalyst for change and a torchlight pointing towards a more informed future, where Parkinson's disease is not a whispered fear but a challenge we meet head-on.The dialogue takes a turn to spotlight the broader societal implications of understanding Parkinson's, touching on the heartrending incident of a woman with Parkinson's unjustly ousted from TikTok due to misinformed perceptions. The urgent call for comprehensive education within law enforcement becomes apparent, emphasizing its criticality in sensitively managing interactions with those affected by such conditions. My own journey of interviewing individuals across the globe who live with Parkinson’s threads into our discussion, underscoring the transformative power of shared knowledge and empathy. This episode is an intimate expedition outside the traditional clinical confines, inviting listeners to join a movement where awareness isn't just about recognition but about active and compassionate support. Remember to subscribe and engage with our content to keep pace with the narratives that transcend the clinical realm on Beyond Clinical Walls.Thank you for Listening to Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast.To find more from Dr. BCW YouTube: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter:
April 15, 2024

Advocacy Across Arenas: Alexandra Carter’s Insights on Negotiation and Health

Have you ever felt like your voice is lost in the crowd, or struggled to advocate for your own needs? Professor Alexandra Carter joins us to illuminate the pathways to empowerment through the art of negotiation and self-advocacy. Drawing from her rich experience as a Columbia Law professor and director of Mediation Clinic, Professor Carter shares her transformative journey from a place of silence to leading individuals to find and amplify their own voices. Our discussion ventures into the realms of health, career, and personal life, showcasing negotiation as an indispensable tool for growth and self-empowerment. Professor Carter's expertise, paired with her work with NBC News' Know Your Value, offers actionable insights for women striving to ascend in their careers.Role models can profoundly influence our lives, and this episode delves into the stories that have shaped our understanding of advocacy. I open up about my father's selfless community service and how it has woven into my personal fabric of advocacy. We also tackle the power of standing up for oneself, particularly in healthcare, as I recount a recent health experience that underscores the life-saving potential of self-advocacy. This chapter is an invitation to listeners to find inspiration in their own life narratives and take proactive steps in health, work, and at home.To conclude, we share an uplifting tale of a guest's first colonoscopy, transforming a typically intimidating experience into one of empowerment and proactive health management. By embracing this narrative, we hope to dispel fears and promote a proactive approach to health care, while acknowledging the privilege that influences our experiences within the medical system. Professor Carter extends an invitation to connect through her daily motivational posts and at the upcoming TEDxReno event, intertwining her message of empowerment with the power of personal connections. Join us as we celebrate the strength of our voices and the profound impact they can have on our lives.Thank you for Listening to Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast.To find more from Dr. BCW YouTube: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter:
April 1, 2024

Patient Centric Trial Design with Pam Cusick

When you think health care, do you picture white coats and clinical trials, or do you see a tapestry of real-life stories and patient voices waiting to be heard? Join me, Dr. BCW, as I sit down with public health virtuoso Pam Cusick, whose three-decade crusade for patient empowerment and crystal-clear communication in healthcare research is nothing short of revolutionary. Pam's candor about her early FDA work during the AIDS crisis, her insights into the rise of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising, and her unwavering advocacy for patient involvement in research, shines a light on the human side of health innovation. Together, we unpack the complexities and celebrate the victories of bringing patient experiences to the forefront of healthcare design and delivery.Healthcare is undergoing a seismic shift, with patient-centricity at its heart. This episode peels back the layers of what it truly means to center patients in the health narrative, with a special focus on the transformative power of their input in clinical trial design. Listen to the poignant story of a woman with Fabry disease and the profound lessons her experiences impart about the necessity of empathy and understanding in treatment and research. As Pam and I explore the broader implications of patient feedback, we confront the realities of health equity and the vital role that patient voices play in steering the healthcare system toward more equitable, effective outcomes for all. Don't miss this deep dive into the essence of what makes health care not just a service, but a partnership.Thank you for Listening to Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast.To find more from Dr. BCW YouTube: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter:
March 18, 2024
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Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast

Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast is a podcast started by Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, M.D., who also goes by Dr. BCW. The Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast is a platform to discuss health-related topics in an open forum to help improve health literacy, call out healthcare inequities and shine a light on race-based medicine and algorithms.


Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, M.D.

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, M.D.

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, M.D., who also goes by "Dr. BCW," obtained her medical degree from Ross University in 2012 and completed her residency at the University of Nevada Reno Family Medicine in 2015. Dr. BCW is a board-certified family medicine physician, practicing & licensed in Nevada and California. She is the Medical Director for Saint Mary's Urgent Cares in Reno, Nevada, and is the Medical Director for the Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team as well. She also volunteers as an Assistant Medical Examiner for Washoe County Child Protective Services and many other community engagements.

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