120: Interview: Bias in Healthcare with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Trauma-informed medical care. -Some biases a person may face in the medical setting. -Personal biases that Kimether has faced. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner serving low-income uninsured patients in her area. Before her nursing career, she was…

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119: Interview: Advocating for Ourselves with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Tips to improve our medical appointments -How to maximize the short amount of time we have with the practitioner. -How to be more specific when describing our symptoms -Our personal experiences with uncomfortable medical settings. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a…

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118: Interview: Endo Standard of Care with Dr. Shilpa Rao of India

Today we speak with Dr. Shilpa Rao, who is a dentist by profession and an endo crusader by passion. Shilpa has a YouTube channel called The Endometriosis Crusader in which she interviews patients and professionals about various topics related to endometriosis and reproductive health. Shilpa shares about her personal experiences with cultural and social barriers…

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117: Disability Accommodations in the Workplace. Part 2

We continue to talk about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In part 2, we discuss medical documentation, examples of what are reasonable vs unreasonable accommodations, and telework. DISCLAIMER: We are not employment lawyers or disability civil rights attorneys. This is a general discussion of what we’ve been learning for our own individual…

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116: Disability Accommodations in the Workplace. Part 1

We are going to talk about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In part 1, we discuss what accommodations are vs accessibility in general, who qualifies for accommodations under the ADA, and some ideas on how and when to request accommodation. DISCLAIMER: We are not employment lawyers or disability civil rights attorneys. This…

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115: Surgeon Interview: Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 3

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis…

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114: Interview: Endo Coaches, Naturopaths, Functional Medicine, and Wellness Culture with Kate Boyce

Many people regret having spent thousands of dollars on naturopathy, coaches, and functional medicine that didn’t help them, that they could have instead spent on excision surgery, a registered dietitian, pelvic floor therapy, SIBO treatment with a gastroenterologist, or other types of doctors/treatment. Today Amy speaks with Kate Boyce (she/her) on common red flags to…

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113: Surgeon Interview: Endometriosis and Hormone Receptors with Dr. Dulemba

We interview Dr Dulemba, an excision surgeon who has been in private practice in Denton, Texas, since 1986. For the past 20 years, he’s been testing the hormone receptors of endometriosis lesions. Today we discuss his findings and thoughts on endometriosis and hormones. Dr. Dulemba also joined us in episode 106 on robotic excision surgery…

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112: Interview: Why Representation Matters within the Endo Community, with Julia Mandeville of Barbados

Today we are so excited to speak with Julia Mandeville. Julia is the co-founder of the Barbados Association of Endometriosis & P.C.O.S. She is currently a doctoral student and as part of her role as a graduate researcher, she is the project coordinator of several research studies investigating barriers to diagnosis for Black people with…

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111: The Grief of Chronic Illness

We talk about the grief that can accompany having a chronic illness. When endometriosis causes us ongoing losses in multiple aspects of our life, over and over again, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. We talk about some reasons why we might grieve due to chronic illness, what we personally grieve, and how our grief has impacted our…

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