It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast

Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA on Prioritizing Health to “Stay in The Game”

December 16, 2021 Ametros Season 1 Episode 6
It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast
Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA on Prioritizing Health to “Stay in The Game”
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It's no secret that our health is integral to everything we do. Whether our health goals include weight loss, posture improvement, or healing from an injury, the basic principles of staying healthy and healing are the same for everyone. However, professional athletes prioritize health to perform at the top level, with their career being dependent on it. What can we learn from the daily habits of professional athletes to be the healthiest and most nimble version of ourselves?

We sat down with Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA, an experienced NBA Player Association physician, orthopedic surgeon, Co-Founder of BICMD, and an Ametros Medical Advisory Council member to find out. Dr. Nwachukwu shares his experience as a team physician treating all NBA teams, professional soccer teams, and everyday patients. In this fascinating interview, we hear the parallels between treating professional athletes versus industrial athletes. Hint: There are more commonalities than you’d think. Learn what you can implement to maintain optimal health and insights on pain management and digital transformation in healthcare.

About  Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA

About BICMD (Best in Class MD)

About Ametros

Ametros is changing the way injured individuals navigate healthcare by providing them with post-settlement medical management tools for their settlement funds. Ametros helps drive more simplified, secured, and supported settlements and saves money by working closely with injured workers, insurers, employers, attorneys, and Medicare to create a seamless experience.

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Podcast Creators

Melanie Salmeron, Podcast Producer and Editor

What got you into the field of medicine?
What are some typical injuries that you see with NBA players?
Do you see different types of injuries with professional soccer players compared to NBA players?
What is the value of second opinions?
What is the rate of patients deciding not to move forward with the procedure recommended from a second opinion?
Are your recommendations different from professional athletes versus your every day patients?
What is your perspective on telehealth and is it effective?
What regimens or typical habits do professional athletes follow that help them avoid injury and stay on top of their game?
What is the best health advice you have for the average corporate worker?
What are your thoughts on pain management after a surgical procedure?
How did your personal injury inform you as a practitioner and empathizing with patients?
What advice would you give your patient who has been given a surgical recommendation?
Has there been a change with empathetic interaction between physician and patient?