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Be Healthy Podcast
The Be Healthy Podcast brings you closer to the connection between the Greater Bristol, Connecticut community, and the medical professionals who care for it.
Jul 13, 2022
EPISODE 30: Meet Weight Loss Surgeon David Kang, DO
Meet Weight Loss Surgeon David Kang, DO, learn more about why he chose Bariatrics as his surgical profession and discover why his favorite food might not be the healthiest choice.
May 23, 2022
EPISODE 29: Exploring Happiness With Lisa Coates, LCSW
Lisa Coates, LCSW, talks about mental health awareness, how she finds happiness and how anxiety keeps us safe from bears!
Apr 4, 2022
EPISODE 28: Meet the Provider - Spine Surgeon Ayodele Buraimoh, MD
One of Bristol Health's newest faces, Dr. Ayo Buraimoh joins the show to talk about his past, his hopes for the future, and his love for tacos.
Nov 12, 2021
EPISODE 27: Bristol Hospital Foundation Executive Director Mary Lynn Gagnon
Mary Lynn Gagnon stops by the show to talk all things Bristol Hospital Foundation, the Emergency Center Expansion Project, and her plans as she heads into retirement.
Aug 27, 2021
EPISODE 26: Meet Plastic Surgeon Julia Toto, MD
Meet Plastic Surgeon Julia Toto, MD and learn what inspires her and hear her insight on the dangers of the plastic surgery tourism phenomenon.
Jul 14, 2021
EPISODE 25: Celebrating a Century of Care - Marie and Tom O'Brien
Longtime Bristol residents and Bristol Hospital supporters Marie & Tom O'Brien join the show to reflect on their years in Bristol, their upbringing, their family, some personal experiences, and to even share some insight into the vote that brought ESPN to the city.
Jun 8, 2021
EPISODE 24: COVID Vaccine Myth Busters and the PACT Program
Dr. Khaula Khatlani, MD, director of occupational medicine, and Laura Leonetti, RN, COHN-S, join the show to bust the many myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine as well as announce the kick-off of Bristol Health's PACT program aimed at helping COVID long-haulers recover.
May 21, 2021
EPISODE 23: The Benefits of Vestibular Therapy
Physical Therapists Jennifer Carbone and Brittany Telke join the show to talk about vestibular therapy, what it is and how it can help patients suffering from vertigo.
May 4, 2021
EPISODE 22: Time to Focus on Your Feet (and Ankles)!
Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Peter Bellezza joins the show to talk all things foot health, his road to becoming a podiatrist and his determination to bring podiatry to the Greater Bristol community.
Apr 15, 2021
EPISODE 21:The Cup is Always Half Full with Myofascial Decompression (aka Cupping Therapy)
Physical Therapists Brittany Telke and Merinessa Quintilla talk the art of cupping therapy, how it can help and who's a good candidate.
Mar 15, 2021
EPISODE 19: What is Dry Needling and How Can it Help?
Rehab Dynamic's Shannon Hickey and Heather Garretson join the show to talk Dry Needling and how it can help with muscle pain.
Feb 27, 2021
EPISODE 18: Tips to a Healthier Heart with Dr. Richard Gosselin
Bristol Health Medical Group Cardiologist Dr. Richard Gosselin shares the Top 8 tips to a healthier heart.
Feb 22, 2021
EPISODE 17: Celebrating a Century of Care - Tim and Jenny O'Connor
Tim and Jenny O'Connor, relatives of one of Bristol Hospital's founders, Fuller Barnes, stop by the show to talk about their family ties to the organization and the City of Bristol as well as their personal experience with the hospital.
Jan 21, 2021
EPISODE 16: The History of Bristol Hospital with Historian Bob Adamczyk
Bristol Historical Society member Bob Adamczyk joins the show to talk about the history of the City of Bristol and, as Bristol Hospital celebrates its 100 year anniversary, how the medical institution came to life.
Jan 12, 2021
EPISODE 15: Meet the Provider - Erika Chico, MD
Meet one of the Bristol Health Medical Group's newest primary care providers, Dr. Erika Chico as she talks about parenthood, growing up in the Philippines, her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine and more.
Dec 22, 2020
EPISODE 14: What's the Deal with Back Pain? How it Happens, When You Should Be Worried and How to Prevent It.
Rehab Dynamics' physical therapists Kevin Jacobs and Chris Dunham join the show to talk back pain.
Nov 10, 2020
EPISODE 13: Palliative Care: What Is It, Who Should Use It and What Makes a Provider Want to Specialize in It?
Dr. Margarita Reyes, palliative care and hospice medical director, as well as Sophie Whitlock, RN join the show to talk about palliative care.
Oct 27, 2020
EPISODE 12: Breast Health With Dr. Elizabeth Brady, Medical Director of the Beekley Center for Breast Health & Wellness
Renowned surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Brady, joins the show to talk about the importance of breast screenings, diagnosing and treating breast cancer, and all things breast health.
Oct 16, 2020
EPISODE 11: Meet the Provider - Tanya Olszewski, MD
Meet one of Bristol Health's newest faces, general surgeon Tanya Olszewski, MD and discover her love for performing hernia repair surgeries as well as her adventurous side.
Aug 31, 2020
EPISODE 10: Meet the Provider - Emily Durocher, PA-C
Primary care's Emily Durocher, PA-C, joins to show to talk about delivering care in the community she grew up, the difficulty of planning a wedding during a pandemic and her time spent with the Amish.
Aug 25, 2020
EPISODE 9: Meet the Provider - Henry Lin, MD
Get to know Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Henry Lin, including his time in the military, what's most rewarding about his career, and his love for Star Wars.
Aug 13, 2020
EPISODE 8: Health Disparities with Dr. Liran Blum and Keona Dawson-Camerota, APRN
Keona Dawson-Camerota, APRN, and Liran Blum, MD, join the show to talk about the detrimental effects of social injustice and health disparities among African-Americans.
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 7: Mental Health During the Pandemic with Guest Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW
Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, System Director of Behavioral Health talks the importance of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. (May 21, 2020)
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 6: Telehealth with Dr. Liran Blum & Dr. Nandini Menon
Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum and Primary Care physician Dr. Nandini Menon talk Telehealth and COVID-19. (May 6, 2020)
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 5: Maternity Care During COVID-19 with Guest Dr. Kamakshi Vemareddy
Dr. Kamakshi Vemareddy talks about pregnancy and COVID-19. (April 23, 2020)
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 4: COVID-19 Donations Manager Julia Belanger
EPISODE 4: COVID-19 Donations Manager Julia Belanger talks about the effort and the outpouring of support from the community. (April 9, 2020)
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 3: Dr. Andrew Lim, Director of Emergency Medicine Talks Coronavirus
Dr. Andrew Lim, Director of Emergency Medicine answers questions regarding the coronavirus (March 31, 2020).
Jun 29, 2020
EPISODE 2: COVID-19 Preparedness with Guest Dave Koscuk, Director of EMS, Public Safety and Emergency Management
Dave Koscuk, Bristol Health's Director of EMS, Public Safety and Emergency Management, talks COVID-19. (March 25, 2020)
Jun 8, 2020
EPISODE 1: The Science of Sleep with Guest Dr. Toshita Kumar, Director of Sleep Medicine
Director of Sleep Medicine Dr. Toshita Kumar joins the podcast for a conversation on the importance of sleep, what "well-rested" should feel like, the effects of technology plays on having a good night's sleep and more. (March 9, 2020)