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Episode 148 – Is Your Blood Thicker Than Water?

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie February 11, 2023 910 1

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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.

Meet Our Guest:

Geno A Merli, MD, MACP, FHM, FSVM

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

Your Addiction Expert

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.

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“Marching to the Beat of a Different Mummer”

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!

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