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Patients at Risk

Rebekah Bernard MD and Niran Al-Agba MD

Patients at Risk exposes the political maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to the replacement of physicians by lesser trained practitioners, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. As corporations seek to save money and government agencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualifications for our nation’s healthcare guardians continue to decline—with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yet been told, and one that has dangerous repercussions for all Americans.

Recent Episodes

Board of Nursing vs Board of Medicine: A case study of nurse practitioner 'Rock Doc' Jeffrey Young June 13, 2021 Episode artwork Physician training: the "differential diagnosis" and why it matters to your healthJune 06, 2021 Episode artwork Patients at risk from private equity takeover of emergency departments - part 2May 30, 2021 Episode artwork Patients at risk from private equity takeover in the emergency departmentMay 23, 2021 Episode artwork Hormone pellet therapy: Is it worth the risk?May 16, 2021 Episode artwork If you are hospitalized, will your care be overseen by a physician?May 09, 2021 Episode artwork Friend of YouTube sensation Stevie Ryan speaks out about her care by psych NPMay 02, 2021 Episode artwork If you need emergency medical care, will you be treated by a physician?April 25, 2021 Episode artwork Fighting the replacement of physicians in TexasApril 18, 2021 Episode artwork Chiropractor-owned "neuropathy" clinic scams patient for $8000April 11, 2021 Episode artwork Should you let an optometrist operate on your eyes? The difference between ophthalmologists and optometristsApril 04, 2021 Episode artwork A nurse's journey to becoming a physician: From RN, BSN, MSN, CNS, CCNP to MD-MBAMarch 28, 2021 Episode artwork Success story: How Mississippi physicians stopped NP scope expansion March 21, 2021 Episode artwork Nurse practitioner describes gaps in education: "I wasn't fully equipped like I thought I was"March 14, 2021 Episode artwork Why "access" to poor healthcare can be more dangerous than no healthcare at allMarch 07, 2021 Episode artwork Addressing the shortage of bedside nursesFebruary 28, 2021 Episode artwork Independent nurse practice in California - what patients and physicians should knowFebruary 21, 2021 Episode artwork Patient dies during routine colonoscopy after cost-cutting 'private equity' anesthesia takeoverFebruary 14, 2021 Episode artwork RN exposes deficiencies in NP education – and the growth of the NP ‘cash’ practice February 07, 2021 Episode artwork RN and former NP student exposes deficiencies in nurse practitioner educationJanuary 31, 2021 Episode artwork Standardized exams: what it takes to become a physician - and the failure of the DNP USMLE experimentJanuary 25, 2021 Episode artwork The dangers of replacing psychiatrists by psychologists - Part 2: The corrections systemJanuary 17, 2021 Episode artwork The Dangers of Replacing Psychiatrists with Psychologists - Part 1January 10, 2021 Episode artwork College student outgrows pediatrician, assigned to FNP who misses his life-threatening diagnosisJanuary 03, 2021 Episode artwork The Differences between Psychiatrists and Psych NPs: The Case of Jay Baltz - Part 2December 27, 2020 Episode artwork