Hey Mufreir Podcast
By Brian Sapp
The Hey Mufreir! Podcast is an open space for you to have fun and learn about stories of people from all walks of life. Enjoy!
Hey Mufreir PodcastJul 14, 2022
FFRct The Game Changer in the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease with Tom Murphy
.In this episode of the Hey Mufreir! Podcast we are excited to have Tom Murphy, District Sales Manager for AI-Based Structural Heart Sales for HeartFlow FFRct!
Tom advocates for HeartFlow after sharing his personal journey of tests and labs that were not able to accurately point to the arterial narrowing he was having, which led him to have two stents placed. He explains how HeartFlow uses AI deep learning as well as human analysts to have a high accuracy noninvasive CT scan test for the detection of coronary artery diseases. Brian talks about his interest in the matter and shares the reasons behind why he desires to have an FFRct done with Tom. They compare the study to other standard coronary diagnostic procedures and discuss the benefits, availability, and costs of having it done. Technology has come a long way and is now able to detect more accurately coronary artery diseases and the severity of them, but Tom and Brian talk about how habits in healthcare take a long time to change and how there’s still an information gap in regards to new technology.
Tune in for a special episode that might save someone’s life!
Labor of Love, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, and Hope with Taylor Teske
In this episode of the Hey Mufreir! Podcast we are excited to have Taylor Teske!
At 19 years old, Taylor Teske got pregnant for the first time, only to have her first of many miscarriages even though everything in her appeared to be healthy and normal. Taylor underwent a journey, going from doctor to doctor and taking many different tests, to discover she was being affected by several different clotting disorders and untreated issues that were preventing her from having healthy pregnancies like Hereditary Angioedema, Factor V Leiden, MTHFR, amongst others. After having a successful pregnancy, resulting in her now two-year-old daughter, Taylor has kept on trying to have a child with different doctors and approaches. Only now, in her 10th pregnancy, has she been successful in lasting over ten weeks in what seems to be another healthy and successful pregnancy. Taylor advocates for women who have and are going through similar experiences, and helps and supports them by sharing her journey and interacting with them through her growing TikTok account.
We are thrilled to share Taylor Teske’s story, which is worth listening to; please tune in!
The Art of Arterial Duplex - PAT (Pedal Acceleration Time) for CLI with Jill Sommerset
In this episode of the Hey Mufreir! Podcast we are thrilled to have our dear friend Jill Sommerset!
Jill is an RVT that has a lot of experience with research. After she saw a procedure, she started scanning a quite forgotten part of the human body: the foot. This sparked an interest in Jill and she started scanning her patient’s feet when they were together. She is also an advocate to decrease amputation, so she has focused her work on preserving limbs, something that reunites several fields of medicine. This has taken her work to the limitations of the system. She also reflects on the state of the field today and how many practitioners are denying to upgrade or update their techniques.
We are thrilled to have had this insightful conversation with such a friend like Jill; please tune in!
Pelvic Compression Syndrome - A Patients Journey of Misdiagnosis, Pain, Fear and Success with Kathryn Garrity - Part 2
Hey Mufreir! Welcome back to Part 2 with our incredible guest Kathryn Garrity!
In this episode, Kathryn shares more about her diagnosis and treatment. She goes thoroughly on how she went back and forth between physicians until she finally got surgery that fixed all of her conditions. She also shares a near-death experience and, finally, the cherry on top: a surprise pregnancy that resulted in her healthy baby boy. Kathryn has gone through hell and high water, and her experience in healthcare has taken her down a route of involvement in patient and rare disease advocacy. Kathryn’s story is a beautiful resolution to a hellish inconvenience.
Make sure to listen to the two episodes with Kathryn; they are full of insights from someone that had quite an adventure discovering her diagnosis!
Pelvic Compression Syndrome - A Patients Journey of Misdiagnosis, Pain, Fear and Success with Kathryn Garrity - Part 1
Hey Mufreir! Welcome back!
In this episode, Kathryn Garrity, an emergency medical technician, advocates for rare cardiovascular diseases. She went through a complicated and exhaustive journey with pelvic compression syndrome. She shares her story, where a visit to sports medicine after performing an explosive volleyball movement in college began a series of visits to Stanford Medical Center, doctor’s appointments, and more. She reflects on therapies, scans, evaluations, misdiagnoses, and vascular procedures before landing on Nutcracker Syndrome and May-Thurner Syndrome.
Listen to Kathryn Garrity share the first part of her pelvic compression syndrome journey! Make sure to tune in to part two!
The Journey: 30 years as a Vascular Sonographer with Terri Tallman
Hey Mufreir! Glad to see you again!
In this episode, we feature Terri Tallman, a businesswoman and sonographer with a lot of experience! Terri shares her beginnings and how she ended up in sonography with her mother. She also shares the challenges of being a traveling sonographer and how it is to walk in the dark most of the time. Terri also reflects on how scary it was to start her own business and how a friend helped her get up and running.
Tune in to listen to Terri and her experience traveling!
Connecting Patients to Doctors with UBERDOC with Dr. Paula Muto
In this episode, we feature an exceptional woman, Dr. Paula Muto!
With a long family physician history and origin, Dr. Muto is a solo surgeon devoted to venous surgery. She saw that patients had a need to see physicians and she founded what is now UberDoc, the largest platform of direct pay specialists in the USA. She also reflects on the system and how acquirements work sometimes in favor, sometimes in detriment of the physician. Dr. Muto also shares the marketing part of the business and how you can start creating better assets for your business.
Tune in to listen to Dr. Muto’s experience as a surgeon and an entrepreneur!
Multisystemic Presentation of Iliac Vein Compression and other Compression Syndromes With Dr. Kurtis Kim - Part 2
Welcome back to part two of this fantastic special with Dr. Kurtis Kim!
In this episode, we dive deeper into May-Thurner, iliac vein compression, and other compression syndromes. The conversation finishes on a mental health note for patients with these disorders. Dr. Kim also shares some specific experiences with patients and how treating them has made his entire career.
Stay tuned for more episodes of the Hey Mufreir! Podcast!
Multisystemic Presentation of Iliac Vein Compression and other Compression Syndromes With Dr. Kurtis Kim - Part 1
We welcome a dear Mufreir to the show this week!
Dr. Kurtis Kim, someone very dear to Brian, came over to the podcast to share his journey in the industry and how he ended up in vascular thanks to a specific patient early in his career. He also reflects on how many physicians don’t mind looking at hidden issues in their patients that can ultimately end up in serious repercussions. Dr. Kim recalls one time when, after visiting several doctors, a patient with a rare headache landed on his lap. Be sure to listen to part two of this conversation with Dr. Kim!
Tune in to this episode for an inside perspective on the state of the industry!
Funny Stories and a Love for Vascular Ultrasound with Rebecca Walters
Hey Mufreir! We welcome a fellow Sonographer, Rebecca Walters!
Rebecca shares with us her journey and how she ended up working in the vascular sonography field! In this episode, Rebecca and Brian share some gross stories from their experiences with patients, how they dealt with it, and what they learned. They also reflect on schools in the USA, how community colleges have nothing to envy of any other school, and finding our own paths in life.
Tune in and laugh with Rebecca’s stories!
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of varicose veins with Professor Mark Whiteley of the Whiteley Clinic
Hey Mufreir! Welcome back to the podcast!
We are so happy to have Dr. Mark Whiteley back in this second episode of the show! All the way from the United Kingdom, Dr. Whiteley is here to talk to us about his innovation process, what he’s doing with HIFU treatments and the differences between RVTs in America and in the UK. He also recalls one of the most heart-stopping moments in his life, where, fortunately, the patient ended up just fine. Dr. Mark and Brian also chat about patient feedback, who should be in the room during procedures, and doctors that don’t have a case registry.
Tune in to the previous and this episode to listen to Dr. Mark’s complete experience!
Pelvic Vein Disease with Professor Mark Whiteley of the Whiteley Clinic
Hey Mufreir! Welcome to the first episode of this podcast!
We are truly excited to introduce you to our good friend Dr. Mark Whiteley in this two-part special! From across the pond, Dr. Whiteley shares with us his journey as a consultant venous surgeon and an innovator in the field. Dr. Whiteley has had the strength to stand up in conferences and challenge the status quo regarding pelvic venous disorders. He also recalls some anecdotes that happened to him a couple of years back with well-known and respected health professionals in the UK. Vascular disease is changing, and Dr. Mark Whiteley is charging the lead!
Tune in to this episode and stay alert for the second part of this special next week!
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Hey Mufreir! This is Brian Sapp, an entrepreneur and medical professional who also has ADD! This Podcast will include all types of subject matter, really anything that I find fascinating or things that I think need to be looked at from multiple perspectives. Stay tuned for the episodes!