Episode 148 – Is Your Blood Thicker Than Water? Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Is Your Blood Thicker Than Water? On Saturday, February 11, our host Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie chatted with national expert Dr. Geno Merli to discuss anticoagulation. Blood thinners are used to prevent abnormal clots or treat ones that have already formed. Causes include atrial fibrillation, trauma such as hip fractures or joint replacements, prolonged sitting, and cancers. Clots can travel through the circulation to the lungs or cause strokes, heart attacks and other life-threatening issues.
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer
Co-Director, Jefferson Vascular Center
Jefferson University Hospital
Caitlyn Higgins, Director of Outpatient Services,
Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay
This week’s topic — The Rise of Telehealth Services
With a decade of experience in addiction treatment, Caitlyn Higgins, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinician Mental Health Counseling. Caitlyn’s experience in addiction treatment began as a Detox Unit Treatment Associate before moving into other roles, including Primary Counselor, Licensed Therapist and Program Director. As the Director of Outpatient Services at Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, Caitlyn works closely with clinical staff to develop, plan, and implement strategies for our patients. Never one to let a program or service grow stale, Caitlyn stays on top of changes and updates to ensure programs meet each client’s needs.
Your Real Champion® – “Marching to the Beat of a Different Mummer”
Dr. Vincent Basile is a mummer, a die-hard Eagles’ fan, and yes… a third year resident in Emergency Medicine. All three of these roles came together when he performed CPR on a fellow Birds’ fan at the Eagles game on New Year’s Day. Tune in to hear the happy ending!
Each week, we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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