On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy chats with Dr. Jacob Kendall, a survivor of two open heart surgeries, a public health gerontologist, and a four-dimensional poly thinker. They discuss demystifying healthcare to empower patients and caregivers. Dr. Kendall shares his personal journey through the healthcare system and highlights the importance of being an interdisciplinary thinker. Listen in for valuable insights on navigating the healthcare landscape with confidence and understanding.

 Time Stamps: 

[00:01:53] A true interdisciplinarian.

[00:06:30] Illusion of Healthcare Autonomy.

[00:09:39] Population growth affecting medical care.

[00:13:36] Communication strategies for patients.

[00:16:30] Disparities in healthcare.

[00:19:27] Medical providers being curious.

[00:24:16] Rethinking retirement and life structure.

[00:27:02] Pet Insurance Benefits.

[00:31:34] Interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

[00:35:44] Self-advocacy in healthcare.

[00:37:28] Following your instincts in career.

More About Dr. Jacob Kendall:

headshot of Dr. Jacob KendallDr. Jacob Kendall demystifies health(care) so folks can be savvy patients and caregivers. He is the survivor of two open-heart surgeries in early adulthood and has formal training in gerontology, public health, social work, biology, and theology. Jacob believes the key to mastering health is a convergent 4-dimensional approach, integrating multiple perspectives to show that health and healthcare are more than individualistic, medical, local, and now.


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Jacob on LinkedIn

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