Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Seminars

  • Supporting Health Literacy


    In this presentation, Dr. Woodson screens and discusses the AMA training video “Helping Your Patients Understand.” Dr. Woodson will explain: How poor outcomes are directly related to poor health literacy (health, financial, quality, risk management issues) The prevalence and deceptive barriers to patients understanding their health care How to create a  permissive, patient-friendly program to […]

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  • Diagnosing Dementia in the Primary Care Setting: Can you Afford To? Can You Afford Not To?


    Patients and caregivers with cognitive impairment pose a particular challenge for physicians and staff in the hectic primary care schedule. Dr. Woodson recommends strategies to serve this population without frustrating  staff and bogging down schedules. Dr. Woodson  will discuss: Behavioral triggers for targeted assessment and efficient scheduling The impact of impaired patients on the practice- scheduling, waiting […]

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  • Don’t Kill the Messenger, or the Message- How to deliver Bad News


    Dr. Woodson helps professional caregivers, social service professionals, community leaders and their trainees: Overcome our own feelings of fear, failure and inadequacy which force us to avoid our supportive role and abandon patients. Create a supportive, permissive environment in which clients and families can discuss difficult topics. Develop confidence with specific, compassionate language to present […]

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  • The Virtual Team- Making Sure Your Geriatrics Team is IN it to WIN IT


    Caring for frail seniors requires the skill of different types of professionals and the challenge to support such a team within the cost constraints of Medicare can be overwhelming.  After doing just that in solo-private practice, Dr. Woodson shares her expertise in: Identifying which seniors need the full geriatrics assessment Scheduling and performing assessments Accessing the network […]

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  • Getting Through the Eating Seasons


    The time between the Jewish High Holy Days and Valentine’s Day is a gauntlet of stress  that it’s easy to block with calories, failing to keep our health and fitness goals. Dr. Woodson helps audiences program success and: Discern between physical hungers and other hungers we try to feed with food. Overcome barriers to making […]

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  • Since You Can’t Get Tickets for the Space Shuttle, Better Make Your Life Work Down Here


    To help you end the pity party and make your dreams come true, Dr. Woodson explains how to: Discover what our dream actually is Define the internal and external barriers between us and living our dreams Avoid letting busy-ness erode the time we have to achieve our dreams Identify a good mentor Decrease stress by […]

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  • It’s Fight or Flight- Not Stand and Stress


    Stress kills. In this presentation, Dr Woodson: Explains the ecological advantage of stress and how the sociological changes have increased stress beyond benefit Reviews the direct impact of stress on each organ system and on behaviors that cause illness indirectly Reveals the most common factors that induce stress Offers tools to help discover hidden “real” […]

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  • Are You A Little Too Sweet?


    While diabetes may not kill quickly, it makes people wish they were dead for years. Dr. Woodson: Clarifies the role of insulin, the difference between type I and type II and the impact of obesity Reviews the impact of diabetes on every organ system, with specific emphasis on threats to quality of life Outlines each […]

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  • What Do You Mean; My Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover IT?! Understanding the alphabet soup of health care plans HMO, PPO, POS as well as Medicare and Medicaid.


    Dr. Woodson helps health care consumers: Lift the confusion about the pros and cons of each class of coverage Improve their chances of getting the care they need within the system they have chosen Explain the advantages of a “Single Payor” Health Care System

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  • So You Want To Be a Silver Fox! Strategies to Help All Adults AGE EXCELLENTLY!


    Dr. Woodson helps audiences: Discern differences between the “new normal” changes of healthy aging and the changes that suggest illness. Explore and record the health statistic people should know as well as they know their social security numbers (like cholesterol and body mass index) Enjoy safe and enjoyable sexual activity at any age. Create a […]

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