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Podcast Episode 6: Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthcare- Part 1


Listen to Part 1- The History of Racism in Medicine on Apple and Spotify !

Additional Resources:

Dr. Terralon Knight:

Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association

Knight Coaching:

Dr. John Vassall: 

Northwest African American Museum

  • How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram Kendi
  • Caste: The Orgins of Our Discontent, Isabel Wilkerson
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance

Dr. Kellee Randle

The Mama-Pikin Foundation

Equity Plus Ventures

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Caring for Communities Podcast: The Opioid Epidemic and Facilitating Better Medication Assisted Treatment
Although the opioid epidemic has been a rising concern for years now, the solutions available for those struggling with substance use disorder are slow to follow. Increased regulation about Sensitive Information—combined with the stigma of addiction—has posed unique challenges in the field of Medication Assisted Treatment.

Listen in as Dr. Enrique Enguidanos interviews Drs. Eric Ketcham and Gregg Miller to discuss what can be done to improve the MAT care available and key strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic.

Special Guests: 

  • Eric Ketcham, MD, MBA, FACEP, FASAM, FACHE, and Emergency Physician & Addiction Specialist at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Greg Miller, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer at Vituity


  • Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, CEO/Founder of Community Based Coordination Solutions, and practicing Emergency Physician in Seattle

Listen to the podcast on Apple and Spotify !

Additional Resources Available for this episode:

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):

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Podcast Episode 4: Substance Use Disorder in the Wake of COVID-19

An analysis of hospitals on the Collective network shows that overdose visits as a proportion to overall emergency department visits have increased by about 35 percent since lockdown began across the nation.

Join CBC Solutions’ CEO and Founder, Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, and Kat McDavitt, Chief of External Affairs at Collective Medical, as they interview Anne Zink, MD, FACEP and Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska and Hon. Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, Regional Director of Quality Assurance for Franciscan Health System and Associate Director of the TeamHealth Litigation Support Department.

Key topics:

  • Obstacles to patients receiving substance use disorder treatment
  • Silver linings coming from the pandemic
  • What it takes to implement a successful SUD program

Listen to the full episode here, on Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

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Podcast Episode 3: Caring & Advocating for Provider Mental Health

Providers across the country face mental health challenges, including burnout and suicidal ideation. Learn more about these unique challenges from the nation’s leaders in provider health research and advocacy.

Join Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, CEO and Founder of Community Based Coordination Solutions and Kat McDavitt, Chief of External Affairs at Collective Medical as they interview Bernard Chang, MD, PhD, FACEP, Vice-Chair of Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Lisa Wolf, Ph.D., RN, CEN, FAEN, Director of Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association.

Key topics:

  • Data on healthcare workers
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • How to support each other as healthcare professionals

Listen to the full episode here, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts.

About the Speakers

Bernard Chang, MD, PhD, FACEP and Vice Chair of Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Bernard Chang is Vice Chair of Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University. He has research interests in clinician psychological and physiological health. He has received grant funding at the institutional, state, and federal level for his work on burnout and is currently one of the leading NIH-funded Emergency Medicine Principal Investigators in the United States with 2 active large (R01) federal grants looking at long term cardiovascular and psychological development of burnout in emergency physicians and nurses.

Chang received his Ph.D. from Harvard in psychology, his MD from Stanford and completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to going to medical school, he served as a professional sailboat captain doing yacht deliveries internationally.

Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, and Director, Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association.

Dr. Lisa Adams Wolf is the director for Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association. Her work has focused on the intersection of  workplace environment, moral agency, and  clinical decision-making in the healthcare setting, as well as workplace violence, mental health and suicide in care teams.

Wolf is an adjunct professor of nursing at several area colleges and Universities, and maintains a clinical practice in a local ED. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Amherst College, master’s degrees in fine arts (Emerson College) and nursing (Molloy College), and a PhD in nursing from Boston College.

About the Podcast

The Collective Conscious is a monthly podcast aimed at addressing gaps in healthcare for some of our nation’s most vulnerable patients. Each month, we’ll meet with healthcare leaders to discuss what care teams, communities, and government agencies are doing to better support individuals with unique care needs—this includes mental and behavioral diagnoses, substance use disorder, homelessness and social determinants of health, and other complexities of care.

About the Hosts

Enrique Enguidanos, MD, MBA has over 20 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine—much of which has been spent also serving in organizational and systems management roles. As CEO and founder of Community Based Coordination Solutions and a practicing ED physician, he has spent over a decade developing and fine-tuning systems of care and community management systems that have proven very effective for frequent utilizers. He has organized these systems in a manner that allows CBCS to continuously reproduce care results across varying communities and healthcare systems.

Kat McDavitt is Chief of External Affairs at Collective Medical. With over ten years of experience in healthcare marketing, communications, corporate, and government strategy, she has positioned healthcare companies from small angel-funded start-ups to multi-vertical public corporations. Her knowledge of the healthcare industry spans both clinical and administrative innovations—as well as professional services—in the patient, physician, institutional, and payer markets.

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