Collaboration Mindset for Health and Wellness - Where Law, Politics, and Medical Practices Intersect!

September 11, 2017

Be active politically! The fact that we are close to Annapolis and DC, touch base wiith your politicians about any changes or positive things that you can share! For today's guests, please listen to Del. Terri Hill and Del. Clarence Lam! Both delegates are practicing and accomplished medical doctors who are very much approachable thus find out what motivated them to run and be elected officials. We discussed how federal and local policies impact us here in Columbia, Howard County and the State of Maryland as a whole especially from a medical and physical therapy point of view. Specifically, we discussed on what is happening with Affordable Care Act. Learn how you can be involved in local and national politics and no, you do not have to be a lobbyist to impact such changes! Hope you find this edition brought to you by AAA Physical Therapy meaningful!

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For the young at heart!

August 28, 2017

AAA Physical Therapy is excited to present you this podcast focusing on the health and wellness for the geriatrics (or young at heart!) population! Listen to Dr. La Vergne Andre (Loving Hands Podiatry) and Nina Criselda Evangelista, PT, CEEAA about what to pay attention to if you are already in this age group and what can we do to prepare in order to have a great quality of life and to be as mobile / indpendent as much as possible! Collaborate accordingly with your podiatrist and with your physical therapist to determine about not being a fall-risk or what you can do maintain an active and healthy lifestyle!

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Understanding Insurance

August 23, 2017

We are joined by Nina Criselda Evangelista, PT, CEEAA and Dr. La Vergne Andre (Loving Hands Podiatry) with Annie (co-host / student intern) and Manuel for the Collaboration Mindset for Health and Welllness brought to you by AAA Physical Therapy! We discussed insurance information such as CoPayment, CoInsurance, Deductible, and even self-pay in order to receive medical services. We shared that medical practices will verify your insurance as a courtesy but it is still the patient's responsibility to know what is covered by their insurance. We also discussed the different types of rehabilitation such as In-Patient, Home Visits, Outpatient Physical Therapy, and what to do after discharge. We shared that personal training is a possible option to continue health and wellness!

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What is HCLHIC?

June 13, 2017

Do you know how what your local government in Howard County is doing to provide you more information and resources about: Access to Care? Healthy Aging? Behavioral Health? Healthy Weight? If no, please listen in as we have Ms. Kelly Kesler, Director of the Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) as our guest of this “Collaboration Health Mindset” episode. Learn about coalition priorities and programs such as preparation for the future in terms of health and finances, and much more! Hear about the Opioid epidemic and ways Howard County is working through this crisis including how physical therapy can assist in mitigating the opioid epidemic. For more information, about HCLHIC, please visit their website www.hclhic.org in which AAA Physical Therapy is an active member. We hope that you, our beloved listeners, join HCLHIC too!

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All about physical therapy assistant program at HCC and why we should choose physical therapy first!

May 9, 2017
Do you want to know more about the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Howard Community College? Do you want to know more how to enter and complete the program successfully? Do you want to know the difference between a physical therapist and a physical therapy assistant? Do you want to know more about the internship program with the PTA program and AAA Physical Therapy? Do you want to know why we should choose physical therapy as the first choice in pain management and other muscuskeletal issues? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please listen in to this fourth installment of Collaboration Mindset with our special guest: Prof. Kelly Brukiewa of HCC-PTA program and co-hosted by our intern/staff member - Ryan Jones!
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