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B-Time with Beth Bierbower

Jul 27, 2021

If you have ever had surgery or helped a friend or loved one who has had surgery, you know if can be a challenging and frankly, terrifying experience.  We often view surgery as the actual procedure performed by the doctor, but it is much more than that.  You must prepare for a surgery physically as well as emotionally.  And you must have support post-surgery.  The length of time support is required depends on many different factors.  Perhaps one of the most concerning issues with surgery is dealing with the pain in a manner that won’t result in an opioid addiction.  Scary stuff.

Our guest today understands how unnerving the journey through surgery can be.  He saw that most patients did not have an optimal end to end experience and decided to do something about that.  With us is Brand Newland, Co-founder and CEO of Goldfinch Health a company that helps patients enhance their recovery after surgery.  Brand is a Pharm D who previously worked at OutcomesMTM a company offering Medication Therapy Management programs which successfully sold to Cardinal Health in 2017.  In addition to the PharmD, Brand holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  

Show notes:  Books: The Last Days Of Night By Graham Moore;  The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, A Temptation And The Longest Night Of The Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell; Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike by Phil Knight.  Podcasts a16z; Radiolab; Bio Eats World; Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.