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Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

A podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare through raw conversations about advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health. It is the voice of patient advocacy.

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HEALTH CARELESS // Birth Control Upticks, CDC Tomfoolery and One Hospital’s Fuckery

Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos discuss an uptick in longterm birth control use by teens, how the CDC is subtly changing its COVID messaging in plain sight, and how one hospital in Virginia deserves lots of attention for the fuckery it's caused its patients.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 29, 2022

[BONUS] Dear Cancer: What Is Biomarker Testing?

Welcome to "Dear Cancer," a takeover episode of Out of Patients with special guest hosts Dr. Mark Lewis, an oncologist from Intermountain Medical Center, and Stephanie Elsea, a volunteer patient advocate from The Lustgarten Foundation. Together with Matthew Zachary, Mark and Stephanie break down the latest cancer research medical jargon into human terms, especially with the help of another special guest, Matt's daughter, Hannah. With grace, humor, and passion, the three share personal stories that connect them deeply to this cause. They wish only to help patients strike that balancing act between hope and hope by banishing pessimism and embracing reality about their prognoses. Throughout the episode, the team covers everything from understanding different types of tumors, what biomarkers are (and their importance), and clinical trials can sound less, um.. "clinical." They also discuss the latest findings and some extremely positive results from the Crestone Research Study.See if biomarker testing is right for you, and sign up today at http://dearcancer.health/findout.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 28, 2022

From Chinese Linguist to Chief Medical Officer

My guest today is Dr. Richard Parker, Chief Medical Officer at Arcadia, an exciting venture focused on using "big data" to ensure the right information about care is delivered to the right patient when needed. What a concept! For the math nerds out there, they harness millions of data points—like your diagnosis, medications, zip code, etc.—to create a sort of flowchart and navigation tool. Rich tells me it's not Skynet, and we are not at the dawn of a robot apocalypse. What's even more interesting is how Rich got started in his career in Chinese linguistics and how that enabled him to his role as Chief Medical Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess in Massachusetts. Oh, and we rifle through the 1980s and compare notes on how dangerous playgrounds used to be. Enjoy the show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 27, 2022

HEALTH CARELESS // Strikes, Butts, and Bankruptcy

Elura Nanos and Matthew Zachary discuss Ryan Reynolds and his colonoscopy campaign, how J&J is dodging cancer patients through the Texas-two-step and why healthcare workers are striking around the country.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 22, 2022

The Patient Orator, with Kistein Monkhouse, MPA

A recent study showed that it takes a doctor 11 seconds to interrupt a patient. My guest today is Kistein Monkhouse, a public health expert and patient advocate advocating for health equity. She is the CEO and founder of Patient Orator, a HIPAA-compliant digital health mobile app that improves how people talk to doctors and how doctors talk to people. Kistein speaks softly but carries a big stick and, with her immigrant backstory, demonstrates the power of perseverance, empathy, and entrepreneurship to make a dent in the universe for the patient community. Please enjoy this extraordinarily authentic conversation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 20, 2022

Health Careless: Goodbye, Vax On!

What do cancer survivors, free speech and license plates have in common? A legal case happening in Delaware! Join Elura Nanos and Matthew Zachary as they dissect the latest healthcare news including: what’s happening with the CDC reorg, monkeypox and a story on a breast cancer survivor’s legal battle to make the Delaware DMV allow her “FCANCER” license plate on the road. Welcome to the first episode of Health Careless, formerly known as Vax On.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
September 15, 2022

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Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

Today's healthcare conversations are too polite. We're here to fix all that. Hosted by Matthew Zachary, a 25-year brain cancer survivor, and the Founder of Stupid Cancer, Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary is a podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare through raw conversations about advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health.
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Matthew Zachary

Matthew Zachary

My name is Matthew Zachary. I am your advocate.

Why? Because when you enter the "Shit Happens" store, there's no one to greet you. I spent most of my 20s in that store. For those like me, who are lucky enough to have completed their shopping, I believe it to be incumbent upon us to become the greeters we wished we had.

In 2007, I founded Stupid Cancer and gave birth to the young adult cancer movement. The Stupid Cancer Show broke all the rules and gave a voice to millions.

And now it's time to go OffScrip. Join me on this new adventure as I continue to galvanize the patient voice, blow up the status quo, and make big dents in the universe.

After all, we are all very fortunate to not have ordinary lives.

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