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Hosted by Dr. Wayne Saltsman

Explore the field of post-acute and long-term care, with expert interviews, journal article reviews, innovations news, and more.


Episode 11: Sepsis with Dr. Bernardo Reyes Fernandez / Coming Soon!


        Fernandez, "Early Identification and Management of Sepsis", JAMDA, June 2018

Episode 10: Innovations

   Dr. Steven Buslovitch and Adam Sobol


Dr. Steven Buslovich is Geriatrician and Medical Director for several post-acute/LTC facilities in Western NY and co-founder, CEO of Patient Pattern. Also, on faculty at University of Buffalo, School of Medicine. 



Adam Sobol is founder and CEO of CareBand, an innovative, patent-pending wearable technology for senior citizens that are experiencing a decline in their mental and physical health. CareBand aims to increase the safety and independence of senior citizens giving caregivers and family members peace of mind.



 Episode 9: Core Competencies

   Paul Katz, MD, CMD


Dr. Katz is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Florida State University, and a Past President of the American Medical Director's Association. He is the lead physician of the Working Committee of the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative, representing Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.



  1. Katz, “A Call to Action” JAMDA, 2010
  2. Katz and Pfell, “Nursing home physicians and the credibility gap”, JAMDA, 2012
  3. Katz, et. al., “Examining the rationale and processes behind the development of AMDA’s competencies for post-acute and long-term care", Annals of Long Term Care, 2014


 Episode 8: Public Policy

   Dr. Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC

Dr. Karl Steinberg currently chairs AMDA's Public Policy Committee, serves on the AAHPM's Public Policy Committee, and is also immediate past chair of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Dr. Steinberg has worked as a geriatrician, family physician and hospice physician in San Diego County since 1992. He is a Past President and current President-Elect of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), which is the state chapter of AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly the American Medical Directors Association). He also is editor-in-chief of AMDA's periodical, Caring for the Ages.


  1. “Why Health Care Policy is so Hard”, New York Times, 7/28/17
  2. “The future of US health care”, RAND Health, 2017
  3. "Nursing home reform act of 2017"



Episode 7: Frailty

  Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH

Dr. Sloane is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recently selected as Co-Editor in Chief of JAMDA, Dr. Sloane has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored two popular text books.
He is particularly noted for his work around the management of behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, for which he received the prestigious Pioneer Award from the US Alzheimer’s Association. An advocate for change and improvement in primary care medical practice, he founded the North Carolina Family Medicine Research Network and the North Carolina Network Consortium, which conduct research statewide.


  1. Philip Sloane, MD, MPH; Matteo Cesari, MD, PHD "Research on Frailty: Continued Progress, Continued Challenges" JAMDA, 2018
  2. Philip Sloan et. al., "Nutritional, Physical, Cognitive, and Combination Interventions and Frailty Reversal Among Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial" The Amereican Journal of Medicine, 2015
  3. Llibre Rodriguez et. al. "The Prevalence and Correlates of Frailty in Urban and Rural Populations in Latin America, China, and India: A 10/66 Population-Based Survey"JAMDA, 2018
  4. Liu et. al., "Joint Trajectories of Cognition and Frailty and Associated Burden of Patient-Reported Outcomes"JAMDA, 2018
  5. Alegre et. al. "An Easy Assessment of Frailty at Baseline Independently Predicts Prognosis in Very Elderly Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes" JAMDA, 2018
  6. Ntanasi et. al. "Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Frailty", JAMDA, 2018
  7. Fried, et. al., "Frailty in older adults: evidence for a phenotype", Journal of Gerontology, 2001
  8. Jones, et. al., "Evaluation of a Frailty Index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment in a population based study of elderly Canadians", Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2005
  9. Rockwood, et. al., "A Global Clinical Measure of Fitness and Frailty in Elderly People", CMAJ, 2005


Episode 6: Telemedicine

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Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Tom Edmondson, MD, CMD, AGSF, FACP, is a native Texan who graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and he completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital followed... Read More →
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Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Suzanne Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and... Read More →
avatar for Murthy Gokula, MD, CMD

Murthy Gokula, MD, CMD

Murthy Gokula, MD, CMD, is CEO of STAYHOME IWILL PC and Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the long term care setting. Dr. Gokula is the current president of Ohio... Read More →
avatar for Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD, is an Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Programs. He has secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Clinical an... Read More →



Episode 5: Deprescribing

  Kamal Wagle, MD, MPH, CMD; Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD; John Derr, RPh


  1. Papanicolas, et. al., “Health care spending in the United States and other high-income countries”, Special Communication, JAMA, 2018
  2. Ezekiel Emanuel, “The real cost of the US health care system”, Editorial, JAMA, 2018
  3. Monane, et. al., “Optimal medication use in elders. Key to successful aging”, Western Journal of Medicine, 1997
  4. Loganathan, et. al., “Interventions to optimise prescribing in care homes: systematic review”, Age Ageing, 2011


Episode 4: Antibiotic Stewardship

  University of Maryland Nurse Practitoner Doctoral candidates: Nadia Khan, MPH, BSN, RN, Lauren Meekins, RN, and Venessa Ohakam, NP


  1. Daneman, et. al., “Variability in antibiotic use across nursing homes and the risk of antibiotic-related adverse outcomes for individual residents”, JAMA Int Med, 2015
  2. “Nursing homes need improved antibiotic stewardship”, News from the Centers for Disease control and prevention, JAMA, 2015
  3. Jump, et. al., “Template for an antibiotic stewardship policy for post-acute and long-term care settings, JAMDA, 2017
  4. Castle, et. al., “Hand hygiene deficiency citations in nursing homes”, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2012
  5. Harris, et. al., “Appropriate antibiotic use of acute respiratory tract infection in adults:  advice for high-value care from the American college of physicians and the centers for disease control and prevention”, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2016


Episode 3: Home Based Primary Care

  Suzanne M. Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, FACP, AGSF


  1. Papanicolas, et. al., “Health care spending in the United States and other high-income countries”, Special Communication, JAMA, 2018
  2. Ezekiel Emanuel, “The real cost of the US health care system”, Editorial, JAMA, 2018
  3. Monane, et. al., “Optimal medication use in elders.  Key to successful aging”, Western Journal of Medicine, 1997
  4. Loganathan, et. al., “Interventions to optimise prescribing in care homes: systematic review”, Age Ageing, 2011


Episode 2: The Prevalence of Burnout Among Nursing Home Physicians

  Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF


  1. Schaufeli, et. al., “Burnout: 35 years of research and practice”, Career Development International, 2009
  2. Shanafelt, et. al., “Burnout and Satisfaction with work-life balance among US physicians relative to the general US population”, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012
  3. Nazir, et. al., “The prevalence of burnout among nursing home physicians:  an international perspective”, JAMDA, January 2018
  4. Shanafelt, et. al., “addressing physician burnout—the way forward”, Viewpoint in JAMA, March, 2017


Episode 1: Effects of Legal Access to Cannabis on Scheduled II-V Drug Prescriptions

  Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD


  1. Stith, et. al., “Effects of legal access to cannabis on Scheduled II-V Drug prescriptions”, JAMDA, January, 2018

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