Episode 174 – “Give Me a Head With Hair!” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Your Real Champion®: “The Heart and Soul of The Drueding Center” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Episode 161 – Constipation Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Constipation – On Saturday, June 10, our host Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie spoke with Dr. Eamonn Quigley about the causes and current therapies of constipation. The most common digestive complaint in the general population can have substantial effects on a patient’s quality of life and is associated with remarkable economic costs.
Eamonn M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, FRCPI, MACG
David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders
Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
Houston Methodist Hospital
American College of Gastroenterology
World Gastroenterology Organisation
Your Real Champion® – “1% Better”
The IRONMAN® Triathlon includes 140.6 grueling miles of swimming, biking, and running. Now imagine facing that challenge with weakened muscles. At the age of 18, Chris Nikic set a realistic goal to become more physically fit, improving slowly and becoming “1% Better” each day. Armed with mental toughness and fierce determination, at age 21 Chris became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete IRONMAN®. His mission? To raise awareness of Down Syndrome and “…to honor God by being the best me I can be, so I can be an example to others. I want to change the perceptions and raise the expectations for others like me, so we can all reach our God given potential.”
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.
Bridgette Vail, MA MBA is a seasoned Behavioral Health Care Professional with over 20 years of experience. With a diverse background and advanced degrees in both the Healthcare and Business Industries, Bridgette has developed and led large teams, supervised a variety of professionals and navigated complex healthcare challenges. As a former Director of Admissions and Utilization Review Bridgette recognizes the importance of care coordination and the care management process.
Bridgette effectively utilizes clinical guidelines and accreditation standards to achieve admission and utilization targets. With additional experience as Director of Healthcare Management at an inpatient Substance Abuse Hospital and Executive Director at an Outpatient based Substance Abuse facility, Bridgette’s primary focus was to ensure access to proactive and balanced care, improve clinical outcomes and appropriately manage healthcare associated costs. Bridgette places a high value on professional ethics, professional development and positive patient outcomes.
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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