Second Opinion Podcast

Second Opinion Podcast

When it comes to your health, trust your local experts.

Englewood Health’s Second Opinion podcast provides listeners with in-depth discussions and insights about important health and wellness topics.

Second Opinion features healthcare providers from many different specialties across Englewood Health.

The podcast is meant to spur conversation and thought, and leave listeners with actionable items to improve their health and well-being. Second Opinion is not considered a substitute for medical advice. Always check with your physician before making healthcare decisions.

If you need help finding a physician, please call 833-234-2234, or use our online Find a Doctor search.


Easing “Reentry Anxiety”

Episode 6 | August 29, 2020 | A discussion with social worker Lauren Menkes and Danielle Lambert, Behavioral Health Manager.

As COVID-19 regulations are easing to allow businesses and schools to reopen, many people are experiencing anxiety. It’s what’s being called “reentry anxiety.” In this Second Opinion, Englewood Health social worker, Lauren Menkes, talks with Behavioral Health Manager Danielle Lambert about this stressful time and what measures you can take to ease anxiety. Their first message, fear and anxiety are normal during this unprecedented pandemic. Ms. Lambert has advice on how to assess your comfort level going to reopened places and why it’s so important to keep open channels of communication with family and friends. And don’t forget to take care of yourself — eating nutritious food and getting good exercise! Remember, we are going to get through this together!

Taking Care of Your Heart

Episode 5 | August 19, 2020 | A discussion with Dr. Ramin Hastings and Dr. Joseph De Gregorio.

Are you aware of signs of heart disease? Could you be at increased risk of developing heart problems? In this Second Opinion, the Executive Director of Englewood Health Cardiovascular Services spells out what to look out for and which medical conditions put you at greater risk. Dr. Joseph De Gregorio explains how interventional cardiologists can now treat blocked arteries or damaged heart valves through minimally-invasive procedures with remarkable results. Patients have shorter recovery times. The key is getting baseline testing to identify a potential problem before it can become life-threatening.

Stress and Anxiety Management

Episode 4 | July 20, 2020 | A discussion with Dr. Stephen Brunnquell and Danielle Lambert, Manager of Behavioral Health, Englewood Health.

In times of crisis, feeling anxious and stressed is normal. Englewood Health’s Dr. Steven Brunquell and Manager of Behavioral Health, Danielle Lambert, discuss signs of anxiety to look for — in yourself and your loved ones. And, in this edition of Second Opinion, they explore coping skills that can significantly reduce stress.

Create a Routine

Episode 3 | June 15, 2020 | A discussion with Dr. Stephen Brunnquell and Dr. Tracy Scheller.

Creating routines. When to eat. When to exercise. When to sleep. Why keeping our daily routines can be a real stress reducer. 

Englewood Health’s experts delve into the importance of creating daily routines and explain why routines can be the foundation for feeling better and reducing stress.

Managing Feelings

Episode 2 | June 15, 2020 | A discussion with Dr. Stephen Brunnquell and Dr. Tracy Scheller.

Stress is one of life’s toughest challenges. Let’s face it. It’s downright unhealthy. But medical experts at Englewood Health offer some simple techniques that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress. And anyone can do them. You don’t have a download an app or take a course. 

Just listen to this podcast to learn simple techniques and breathing exercises that will make a huge difference.

Coping Strategies

Episode 1 | June 15, 2020 | A discussion with Dr. Stephen Brunnquell and Dr. Tracy Scheller.

The stress brought on by COVID-19 can be overwhelming. But there are things we can do to better cope and help those we love. Englewood Health’s leading experts offer some simple strategies that can deliver powerful stress-relieving results.

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