Beyond the Paper Gown

Beyond the Paper Gown

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

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

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

We explore women's heart health in our latest episode of "Beyond the Paper Gown." Join Dr. Mitzi Krockover as she interviews Dr. Rachel Bond, a renowned preventive cardiologist who specializes in women’s heart health.  Dr. Bond unravels the complexities of ischemic heart disease—the number one killer of women. Discover how symptoms, often subtle yet crucial, differ in women and men, and may delay diagnosis.  They also discuss prevention strategies like risk factor management, stress reduction and mental wellness. Dr. Bond also delves into the unique risks of stroke in women, as well as specific risks for communities of color for all vascular disease. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to protect their–or their loved ones– heart health. Tune in now for empowering knowledge and practical advice. Plus, check back next week for the second part of the interview where we delve into other heart conditions experienced by women and Dr. Bond's advocacy for policy change and cutting-edge innovations in heart health management. Tune in now to safeguard yourself and your loved ones against heart disease!  Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
February 15, 2024

Roadmap to Innovation in Aging: The FemAging Project

Join us as Dr. Mitzi Krockover sits down with Denise Pines, award-winning documentary and TV producer, publisher, marketer, medical board member, entrepreneur and wellness advocate. Denise shares her groundbreaking research on aging and women from the women’s point of view. The FemAging Project provides Innovators a roadmap to providing solutions for women during this phase of life.  She also created WisePause Wellness and Tea Botanics--ventures that offer not just products, but also support and understanding for women navigating the complexities of perimenopause. Her dedication to inclusivity shines through her efforts to ensure health solutions are accessible to all women, with a keen focus on addressing the unique challenges faced by women of color. This episode is an opportunity to gain insights from Pine's vast experience and  research and to understand the innovative approaches being taken to enhance women's wellness during a critical stage of life. Whether you're experiencing these changes yourself or are an entrepreneur curious about what the market needs, this podcast is for you. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that promises to inform, connect, and empower. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health. Show Notes: FemAging Project Tea Botanics WisePause Wellness
February 9, 2024

Expert Insights on the Business of Women’s Health

In this enlightening episode of 'The Business of Women's Health,' host Dr. Mitzi Krockover is joined by Rachel Braun Scherl, Co-founder & Managing Partner, SPARK Solutions for Growth, and Brittany Barreto, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer of FemHealth Insights, Host of FemTech Focus Podcast. The discussion revolves around the impactful world of FEMtech and innovation in women's health. Throughout the episode, the conversation delves into various aspects of women's health, ranging from menopause and workplace issues to the evolution of medical devices and the importance of proper female representation in clinical trials. The speakers highlight the challenges and taboos surrounding women's health and emphasize the need for more inclusive and comprehensive healthcare solutions. This podcast is an invaluable resource for understanding the current landscape and future potential of women's health and innovation. It provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges, opportunities, and groundbreaking advancements shaping the future of FEM tech and women's health. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of health, technology, and female empowerment. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.
January 28, 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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