Welcome to the Executive Innovation Show Podcast, brought to you by One Touch Telehealth. During this podcast, the host, Carrie Chitsey, talks with Dr. Sina Haeri and Dr. Annelise Swigert.

Dr. Sina Haeri is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology and served as a surgeon in the U.S. Army. In addition to his work with Access Physicians, Haeri has served as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and educator with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Annelise Skor Swigert is a board-certified Ob/Gyn who has been in private practice in MN for almost twenty years. Her clinical passion is obstetrics, and along with delivering babies, she has developed a collaborative midwife practice within her group and fought to guarantee patient access to prenatal genetic testing. Dr. Swigert is a leader, both locally and nationally, in women’s health care initiatives. She is currently the CEO of Premier Ob/Gyn of MN, a consortium of over 50 Ob/Gyn health care providers.

Listen to “Virtual Primary Care in Women’s Health” as we discuss the following:

  • In this podcast, we talk about all things women’s health. What are these physicians seeing on the front lines in women’s health? Listen as Carrie Chitsey, Dr. Sina Haeri, and Dr. Annelise Swigert discuss how women’s health has changed over the past few years from communication preferences to certain generational changes.

  • Dr. Sina Haeri talks about today’s generational patient. From being more “tech-savvy” and showing less loyalty to an OB/GYN to self-empowerment.

  • Dr. Annelise Swigert is also seeing that Millennial patients are looking for technological advances from their healthcare providers. She details how customer experience plays a larger role in selection criteria for an OB/GYN and/or primary care provider than loyalty.

  • We are seeing more mergers and consolidation with big health systems of local practices. What top things should local OB/GYNs be thinking about to stay competitive and deepen relationships within their local community? Dr. Swigert gives her advice on why physicians today must be innovative and strategic. Listen to hear new ways to get patients through the door.

  • Dr. Sina Haeri has been using virtual care in women’s health and telehealth for some time now. Listen as he talks about how telehealth can improve work/life balance inherently improving the physician experience and reducing burnout.

  • How is AccessPhysicans reducing the maternal mortality rate in rural areas? Listen as Dr. Haeri explains how AccessPhysicians can cut down moms traveling out of rural areas to see a subspecialist to 3%. By improving access to care it will bring down maternal mortality.

  • With the Millennial and Gen Z generations, are PCPs and OB/GYNs still as important as previous generations felt? The relationship with the physician will not be as solidified as in past generations. With these younger generations choosing to get a pap smear at Planned Parenthood, they are more inclined to be looking at ease of access and cost instead of the physician and patient relationship.

  • With more companies popping up offering birth control and hormones through telehealth and digital means without going to see a doctor, this has caused a shift in preventive care. Is this a disservice to the patient? What do Dr. Sina Haeri and Dr. Annelise Swigert think?

  • As Dr. Haeri highlights, telehealth is not meant for all appointment types and consultations. Listen as he and Dr. Swigert give insight on what they believe are good that can be done virtually in prenatal care, OBGYN and women’s health. From chronic disease management and contraceptive counseling hear other use cases these physicians feel that can be done virtually.

  • Dr. Swigert details how telehealth can be huge for women’s mental health. With postpartum depression and the barriers to reach a doctor, virtual care should be a priority for your practice. Listen as Dr. Swigert explains why mental health for women’s health is so important.

  • As always, we ask these doctor’s “What’s keeping them up at night?” Listen to their answers here.

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