Beyond the Paper Gown

Beyond the Paper Gown

A Women's Health podcast brining you candid, credible and curated conversations.

Diverse Voices, Better Choices: Representation And Its Impact On Health

Join us on this compelling episode of "Beyond the Paper Gown" with host Dr. Mitzi Krockover, as we welcome the trailblazing Dr. Jayne Morgan, a distinguished cardiologist and Executive Director of Health and Community Education at Piedmont Healthcare. Dr. Morgan, leveraging her profound experience as a Black female physician, explores the systemic issues affecting women's healthcare, particularly in underrepresented communities. She discusses the critical need for diversity in medical research and training, and the impact of biases in AI and healthcare delivery. Discover how changing medical education and embracing inclusive research can lead to better health outcomes for all. Don't miss Dr. Morgan's powerful insights on transforming healthcare—tune in now to learn how we can all contribute to a more equitable health system. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
May 14, 2024

The Truth About Heart Disease in Women

In this important episode, host Dr. Mitzi Krockover is joined by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a leader in preventive cardiology and a strong supporter of women's heart health. They discuss the often overlooked issue of heart disease in women, which is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, yet it remains underestimated and misunderstood, particularly in its impact on women. This episode explores why heart disease is so deadly for women, how their symptoms differ from men, and why their treatment often falls short. Dr. Steinbaum also provides invaluable insights into how simple lifestyle changes can prevent up to 80% of heart cases. Women often face misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis because their risk of heart disease goes unrecognized. Our conversation delves into the challenges women encounter when seeking healthcare, underscoring the importance of education and self-advocacy.  Whether you're a healthcare professional, a woman concerned about heart health, or just someone interested in learning more about this critical topic, this episode is a must-listen. Remember, knowledge is power — tune in to empower yourself with life-saving information and take charge of your heart health. Call to Action: Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review "Beyond the Paper Gown" on your favorite podcast platform. Visit Beyond the Paper Gown for more resources and join our community forum to share your thoughts and experiences about heart health. SHOW NOTES: Adesso Health Go Red for Women
April 26, 2024

Does Your Pelvic Floor Need an Exercise Program?

In this engaging episode, we're joined by Stephanie Schull, PhD, the innovator behind Kegelbell, as we delve into the often overlooked subject of women's pelvic health. Dr. Schull sheds light incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and organ prolapse, which can result from pelvic floor disorders.  She advocates for the importance of candid discussions, early education, and a deeper understanding of our bodies to prevent and manage these conditions effectively.  Dr. Schull also introduces Kegelbell, her pioneering invention designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve symptoms. Tune in to discover how education and innovation are key to transforming the narrative surrounding women's pelvic health. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
April 15, 2024

The Future of Women’s Health: Exploring Oova’s Hormone Monitoring Technology

In this episode of Beyond the Paper Gown, host Dr. Mitzi Krockover explores the groundbreaking innovations in women's health with Amy Divaraniya, PhD, Founder & CEO, Oova. Dr. Divaraniya's journey from data science to women's health advocacy led her to create Oova, a platform empowering women with personalized data about their bodies through hormone monitoring. Oova's AI-powered tests provide valuable insights into fertility, perimenopause, and hormone fluctuations, challenging the one-size-fits-all approach to women's health. Join the conversation to discover how Oova offers personalized solutions and empowering women to advocate for their health with confidence. BTPG Listeners can use discount code: OOVAPG10 to receive 10% off of an Oova product. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
March 29, 2024

Cannabis and Women’s Health – What Should You Know?

Tune in to the latest episode of Beyond the Paper Gown featuring Genester Wilson-King, MD FACOG, a board certified ob/gyn, cannabis expert and medical advisor to AIMA, and Lanna Last, Founder and CEO of AIMA, a company creating cannabis-based therapeutics for pelvic pain as well as symptoms of menopause. Together they share insights into the therapeutic potential of cannabis, dispelling myths and highlighting its use for women’s health and delve into the “gender pain gap”. Discover their journey, from scientific research to advocacy, as they empower women to take control of their health and well-being. Don't miss this enlightening conversation on cannabis, women's health, and the need for more solutions to successfully address pain in women. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
March 25, 2024

Strong in Midlife: Advocating for Women through Menopause, Bone Health and More

In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Claire Gill, the founder of the National Menopause Foundation and CEO of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, to demystify menopause and bone health. Claire breaks down complex topics into understandable insights, discussing how women can navigate menopause in the workplace, effectively communicate with their doctors, and choose the right menopause products. She emphasizes the importance of early education on bone health to prevent osteoporosis and shares practical advice for women of all ages on maintaining strong bones. This episode is a treasure trove of information and encouragement for women looking to take control of their health and wellness during midlife and beyond, presented in a way that's easy to grasp and empowering. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
March 21, 2024

How to Make Connections Through Humor and Storytelling: A Candid Conversation With Steve Lichtenstein and Deena Baikowitz

In our latest episode, we bring you a candid conversation with Steve Lichtenstein and Deena Baikowitz, where humor meets heart in a journey through life's transitions. Join us as they open up about their unconventional paths into filmmaking and comedy, sharing hilarious anecdotes and profound insights along the way. Discover how they've turned laughter and storytelling into a powerful tool for advocacy.  From practical communication tips on how to communicate effectively with healthcare providers, to the healing power of humor, this episode explores the intersection of health, humor, and humanity, promising laughter, learning, and a fresh perspective on living life to the fullest. Tune in now and let their contagious energy uplift and move you. Steve’s latest project, Never Too Late,  is a science fiction short film that addresses themes of AI, climate change, aging, and loneliness.  Click to learn more. Click here to get more of Deena 'Fireball' Baikowitz  Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
March 8, 2024

What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women: Part 2

Continue our exploration of women’s heart health on "Beyond the Paper Gown" as Dr. Mitzi Krockover continues her enlightening discussion with Dr. Rachel Bond, an esteemed preventive cardiologist specializing in women's heart health. Building on the previous episode's insights, Dr. Bond elaborates on particular cardiac conditions prevalent among women, including diastolic heart failure and irregular heartbeats, specifically atrial fibrillation.She also highlights the heart challenges faced by transgender women and emphasizes the importance of tailored interventions and comprehensive healthcare for everyone. Finally, explore the frontier of innovation with insights into precision medicine and wearable technology. Tune in now to gain valuable information about women's heart health that everyone needs to know.  You can also hear more from Dr. Bond by listening to “What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women”. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
February 22, 2024
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Beyond the Paper Gown

Beyond the Paper Gown, hosted by Mitzi Krockover, MD aims to inspire, empower, and inform women with the latest information about their health and healthcare choices.

Join us in each episode to take a look “beyond the health care system” as we talk to clinicans, scientists, advocates policymakers, and innovators.

We explore the science, politics, and culture of women’s health, discuss how we can advocate for ourselves, and discover strategies to stay healthy and well.

Beyond the Paper Gown helps women take charge of their health care and make informed decisions about their lives and their bodies.


Mitzi Krockover, MD

Mitzi Krockover, MD

Mitzi Krockover, MD is Principal and Senior Consultant of SSB Solutions, a healthcare management consulting, development and investment firm. She is a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an angel investment organization dedicated to funding early-stage women-led companies; she also serves as co-chair of the Golden Seeds Health Care Sector Group and is a founding member of the Arizona Chapter of Golden Seeds.

Dr. Krockover has been a leader in the area of women’s health and women’s issues. She was the Founding Director of the Health Futures Council at Arizona State University (ASU), and Founding Medical Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, designated a Center of Excellence by DHHS. She also held the title of Vice President of Women’s Health for Humana Inc., where she served as the company’s chief healthcare strategist and spokesperson for women’s health.

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