Our first guest is Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO a board-certified cancer specialist who has been in the private practice of radiation oncology for over 33 years. Dr. Schewe, is also an author of Bad Love Tigers the sequel to his bestselling debut novel Bad Love Strikes. He will discuss his latest book in the series today.
Dr. Kevin is also an entrepreneur, having founded Elite Therapeutics and Bad Love Cosmetics Company, LLC. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of a small, publicly-traded, renewable, green energy and animal feed company called VIASPACE, Inc. Bad Love Tigers is the sequel to his bestselling debut novel Bad Love Strikes. You can connect with Schewe through his website KevinSchewe.com or Instagram: @realkevinschewe. Watch the book trailer here.
Mandy Hale, Chief Nursing Officer for DaVita Kidney Care is our second guest today she discusses Preparing Kidney Patients for Hurricanes amidst COVID-19Pandemic. 2020 Hurricane Season could impact treatment for thousands of kidney patients, who rely on dialysis 3x a week to sustain life. The average patient with end stage kidney disease receives life-sustaining dialysis treatment three times a week. Missing just one treatment can greatly affect their health and weaken their immune system. In fact, missing just one dialysis treatment may increase a person’s risk of hospitalization by 40% and double a patient’s risk of death. For this reason, providing our patients with a continuity of care is a top priority. In the event of an evacuation, patients should contact DaVita Guest Services at 1-800-400-8331 to schedule treatment at an alternate facility. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit davita.com/emergencypreparedness
Our last guest is Lifestyle and wellness expert Kia Malone joins us to talk about real-life barriers chronic pain patients face in accessing proper pain treatment. September was Pain Awareness Month. While we’re all so focused on the Coronavirus, we may lose sight of the number one reason people still go to the doctor… pain! The U.S. Pain Foundation states more than 50 million people in the U.S. live with chronic pain daily. For 20 million, the pain is debilitating with a cost of $635 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity. For more information go to twitter.com/kiamalone