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"Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care -- and Why We're Usually Wrong"

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Aired on Monday, July 17th.

Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Dr. Robert Pearl, who was until recently the executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, which is responsible for the health care of 3.8 million Kaiser Permanente members nationwide; Dr. Pearl was also selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the most powerful physician-leaders in the nation. He joins us to discuss his bestselling new book, "Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care -- and Why We're Usually Wrong." As was noted of this book by Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News: "Relying on his long history as one of the country's most innovative and powerful physician-leaders, Dr. Pearl lays bare the shortsightedness of the broken U.S. health care system: why we resist better science, newer technology, and reform. He offers a vision of how to improve our medical care, informed and tested in his own real-world practice."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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