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In How Healing Works, practicing family physician, integrative health and whole person care expert, researcher, and author, Dr. Wayne Jonas, will connect with experts and innovators in the field of whole person care to educate, encourage and inspire other clinicians on a better approach to healing by improving their patients’ quality of life. Listen in to learn more about topics like whole health, spirituality, placebo effect, integrative therapies for cancer care, chronic disease, and pain management, and how we can change the health care system with evidence-based practices.


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LinkedIn: Alyssa McManamon


Visit Healing Works Foundation www.healingworksfoundation.org for more information. 


Disclaimer: All information and stories stated are for information purposes only. The information is not specific medical advice for any individual. The content provided on this podcast, on Dr. Jonas’ social media channels and in his videos should not substitute medical advice from a health professional.

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Send us a Text Message.SummaryIn this episode, Dr. Wayne Jonas and Dr. Alyssa McManamon discuss when and how to deliver whole person cancer care. They highlight the importance of integrating whole person care into different phases of the cancer journey, including diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care. The conversation emphasizes the need for early engagement and communication with patients, as well as the impact of whole person care on patient outcomes and quality of life. ...
Send us a Text Message.SummaryThis conversation explores the topic of cannabis and cancer, focusing on its potential benefits and risks in managing cancer treatment side effects and improving patient quality of life. The guest, Greg Garber, is the director of Oncology Support Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and part of a program that educates patients on the therapeutic claims of cannabis. TakeawaysCannabis has shifted from being perceived as a gateway drug to being recogniz...
Send us a Text Message.SummaryIn this episode, Dr. Alyssa McManamon and Dr. Wayne Jonas discuss the results of a yearly IQVIA survey on attitudes and access to integrative approaches for whole person cancer care. The survey shows an increase in positive patient attitudes and usage of integrative oncology. However, there is still a gap between what patients want and what health systems offer. Patients are using complementary therapies to improve their survival odds and manage side effects. The...
Send us a Text Message.SummaryIn this episode, Dr. Alyssa McManamon and Dr. Wayne Jonas discuss the concept of whole person care in oncology. They explore how whole person care encompasses lifestyle, behavior, and wellness practices that can complement conventional cancer treatment. The conversation highlights the importance of addressing the physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of a patient's life to improve overall well being. The HOPE Note Toolkit, which includes the Personal He...
Send us a Text Message.SummaryWelcome to Season 2 of How Healing Works focused on healing and cancer. We are so excited to introduce you to Dr. Alyssa McManamon, who will co-host this season with Dr. Wayne Jonas. For the past year, Dr. McManamon and Dr. Jonas have worked together to write their latest book, "Healing and Cancer," as a way to share their experience and knowledge of how to deliver whole person cancer care. In season 1 you got to know Dr. Jonas as family physician, researcher and...
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast, Dr. Wayne Jonas and Dr. Alyssa McManamon discuss whole person care in the context of cancer. They introduce themselves and their backgrounds, highlighting their experience in oncology and primary care. They emphasize the importance of understanding what truly matters to the patient in order to improve health outcomes. The hosts also mention their collaboration on a book called "Healing and Cancer," which focuses on whole person care in cancer treatment....
Send us a Text Message.Thanks to all my listeners for joining me for the first season of How Healing Works. It's been my pleasure to connect with others on how they deliver whole person care in their setting. Join me for Season 2 as I invite Dr. Alyssa McManamon as my co-host. The focus will be on whole person CANCER care. Be well!Check out the book: "Healing and Cancer: A Guide to Whole Person Care"Visit https://www.healingandcancerbook.com/ for more information.Connect:Twitter: @DrWay...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Audrey Stillerman as we explore a difficult topic that everyone has experienced in some shape or form: trauma. In every episode we discuss whole person care, but today we discuss a more specific type of whole person care called trauma-informed care (TIC). Audrey shares how clinicians can care for their patients understanding that many patients have faced past trauma although they may or may not display behaviors or conditions related...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I welcome Dr. Jill Jin to discuss clinician wellbeing from the perspective of the American Medical Association (AMA). In our conversation, she reinforces that everyone in the care team needs to be working to the highest level of their license, unnecessary work should be eliminated, and necessary work is shared across the team to improve the culture in each practice. Dr. Jin has worked with the AMA in combating physician burnout, particularly in developi...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Cortney Crespo who shares an important message and mindset change around the topic of weight, specifically weight inclusive care, a term new to me. Dr. Crespo is a family medicine physician in Massachusetts, MA completing her Integrative Medicine Educator Fellowship at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, a novel fellowship designed to foster leadership, teaching, and research in Integrative Medicine. Her goal is to provide and...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Richard T. Lee, who was an instrumental member of the committee to analyze and review the health literature related to integrative approaches to manage pain in patients with cancer. The Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published the guidelines developed by the committee. The guidelines recommend and rate the level of evidence for specific integrative approaches, like acupunctu...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Dr. Lauri Medina joins the program to discuss her path to integrative health and whole person care as a surgeon in rural Colorado. She always knew there was more to health. As one of the instructors of our new CME Course: Introducing Whole Person Care Into Your Practice, she strongly urges all clinicians and clinical teams to explore the course. She shares how she incorporates the HOPE note and the Personal Health Inventory into her practice using it no...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I had the extreme pleasure to sit down and speak with Dr. Gladys McGarey, who has just published her latest book, “The Well-Live Life, A 102-Year-Old Doctor's Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at Every Age.” How often can you say you had the chance to speak with a centenarian, especially one as accomplished as Dr. Gladys? She is known as the “mother of holistic medicine.” During our conversation, she shares stories about growing up in India learning f...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I’m joined by the effervescent Jasmine Souers. She is the CEO and founder of The Missing Pink Breast Cancer Alliance (https://themissingpink.org ). The Missing Pink’s mission is to connect change agents in the pursuit of health equity for communities of color affected by breast cancer.Jasmine has first-hand experience with breast cancer. She received her diagnosis at the young age of 26, and from that day forward has made it her mission to advocate for ...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to our inaugural episode of How Healing Works! I'm happy you're here. In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Kavitha Reddy, the Associate Director of Employee Whole Health in the VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC & CT). Dr. Reddy has a wealth of knowledge to share in the area of whole person care. This is why I asked her to be our first guest. We discuss the Veterans Affairs’ perspective on whole person care through a progra...
Send us a Text Message.I'm proud to announce my podcast, How Healing Works! In each interview, I sit down with my guest to discuss how they deliver whole person care. It starts with one simple questions: "What matters to you?"Check out the book: "Healing and Cancer: A Guide to Whole Person Care"Visit https://www.healingandcancerbook.com/ for more information.Connect:Twitter: @DrWayneJonasFacebook: Dr. Wayne JonasInstagram: @drwaynejonasLinkedIn: Dr. Wayne JonasLinkedIn: Alyssa McManamon...
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