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justASK!

#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Hosts: Tara Thompson PharmD. and Heather Quaile WHNP

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Episode 0.0 - Welcome to justASK!
#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.In this episode, we'll introduce ourselves as your hosts and tell you more about who the podcast is created for and what topics we'll cover.To make sure that you never miss an episode, subscribe to the podcast and follow us on social media (@justaskatl).ABOUT YOUR HOSTSHeather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, IFDr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy, from San Diego Sexual Medicine with renowned sexual medicine physician Dr. Irwin Goldstein. She has focused her training specifically in Integrative Gynecology to include: menopause, female sexual dysfunction, sexuality and cancer, sex and pregnancy, and integrative/functional medicine. Dr. Quaile is also trained as a sexual assault nurse examiner and an AASECT certified sex counselor, providing sexual health education, information and personalized counseling to patients of all ages. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 20 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Her expertise includes peri/menopausal concerns, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low libido in women, interstitial cystitis, effects of cancer and cancer treatments on sexuality, pregnancy/postpartum sexuality, and female sexual health.Dr. Quaile earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.The Sexual Health Optimization and Wellness (SHOW) Center@theshowcenter@showcenterdrqTara Thompson, PharmDTara Thompson  (She/Her/Hers) obtained her Doctorate from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2012, after receiving her Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University. She joined Innovation in 2012 to advance her clinical mindset by focusing on women’s health and pursue her love for compounding. Tara collaborates with providers and patients across the US who are interested or presently using compounded medications to treat women’s health. Her areas of expertise and extensive research include Female Sexual Dysfunction, Pelvic Health and Pain, and Hormone Replacement Therapy. She frequently provides lectures and webinars on Women’s and Men’s Health and sits on a monthly sexual health panel of experts. Tara recently developed Innovation Compounding’s Dermatological and Cosmeceutical line of products spanning from acne support to chemical peels. She currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Innovation Compounding, is a Fellow of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for three colleges of pharmacy in Georgia.@thesexualhealthpharmacistInnovation Compounding Pharmacy@innovationcompoundingFind us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
07:11 09/30/2019
PILOT - Welcome to justASK! with Heather Quaile WHNP and Tara Thompson PharmD featuring Sara Bolden DPT
Welcome to #justASK! #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.No questions are off-limits and answers are not to replace medical advice from your provider. But we are here to lend an ear and helpful advice because we've been there, seen that!Support the show
43:49 10/01/2019
Episode 1:1 - Healing From Sexual Trauma with Christine Jones, Author and Speaker
In honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we want to conclude the month of January with an intimate and personal discussion about the effects of sexual trauma and how one can heal from the experience of a sexual assault.Topics covered will include:• Trauma: What is it, and what are the stages?• An explanation of sexual trauma• What to do if a sexual assault has occurred• Live Q&A with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner• What to expect during a SANE exam• An honest conversation about healing and recovery• Words of encouragement and personal testimony of recovery• Advice for parents, guardians, and mentors• Live question and answer (Q&A) throughout the event• Trusted resources for help, advocacy, and awarenessFor one hour, Dr. Tara Thompson, pharmacist and specialist in women's sexual health, will interview Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE (The SHOW Center), and Kristine Jones, Author, Speaker, Motivator, and Women's Advocate.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show
49:31 01/01/2020
Episode 1:2 - A Candid Discussion About Heart Health with Dominique Smith MD, FACOG
Listen along as we answer all of your heart health questions in this candid discussion about heart disease and the impact on women —especially African Americans.Host: Dr. Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC,SANEThe SHOW CenterDr. Tara Thompson, PharmDInnovation Compounding PharmacyFeatured Guest:Dr. Dominique J. Smith, MD, FACOGPremier Women's Healthcare and Aesthetics#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show
37:50 02/01/2020
Season 1:5 - Nutritional Wellness with Jamie Young, CEO, Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach
Today we're talking with nutrition and weight loss expert Jamie Young, Founding CEO of Real Results, about fun, easy, and practical steps you can take to achieve nutritional wellness and balance in your life.⁣⁣⁣⁣We welcome you to share this video with friends and comment or message us with any questions you have about how you can apply this information to your day-to-day life.⁣⁣⁣⁣No question is off-limits. 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞!#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find Real Results Online!Website: www.realresultsforlife.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/real.results.for.life Facebook: www.facebook.com/realresultsforlife Support the show
29:44 05/01/2020
Season 1:6 - Health and The LGBTQ Community with Michele Sariev BSN, MS, NP-C, AAHIVMS​
Today we're talking with Michelle Sariev, BSN, MS, NP-C, AAHIVMS, about preventative health, sexual wellness, and eliminating disparities in LGBTQ health care.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣In celebration of #PrideMonth, we welcome you to share this video with friends and comment or message us with any questions you have about how you can apply this information to your day-to-day life.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣No question is off-limits. 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞!⁣⁣⁣#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
54:43 06/01/2020
Season 1:7 - Matters of Intimacy and Sexual Health with Maureen Ryan DNP, NP-C
Today we're talking with Dr. Maureen Ryan, DNP, NP-C, about matters of intimacy and the benefits of sexual wellness counseling.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣⁣  How to initiate intimate conversations?  How to build confidence and self-love?  When counseling is beneficial?  What counseling looks like?  When to seek help?  Why sexual wellness matters?  Listen along to find the answers to these questions and more!  ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣  DM us if you have a question.  No topic is off-limits.  #𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞  ⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣  ⁣⁣⁣  Dr. Ryan holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, dual licensing as an Adult Health and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, ASSECT Certification as a Sexuality Counselor, and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She educates health care practitioners nationally and internationally on sexual health matters. As a sex therapist and sexual wellness counselor, she believes love and connection are central to human happiness. She helps individuals and couples overcome the obstacles that hinder sexual fulfillment – opening the door to deeper connection and increased love and affection. In partnership with: The SHOW Center Innovation Compounding Pharmacy The Fountain Wellness CenterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
47:03 07/01/2020
Season 1:8 - Tools and Products for Pelvic Health with Amanda Olsen DPT, PRPC
Today we're talking with pelvic health expert, Amanda Olson, Founder of IntimateRose about pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related issues.From pain with sex to embarrassing urine leakage, and a show and tell of tools for better pelvic health, we're going to review it all!Have a question about pelvic health? Drop it in the comments or send it anonymously via messenger. No topic is off-limits. #justASK#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
54:26 08/01/2020
Season 1:9 - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs with Dr. Aleece Fosnight, Dr. Jenna Benyounes, and Dr. Nisha McKenzie
𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻Today we're talking with sexual health counselor and educator, Aleece Fosnight, sexuality counselor and consultant, Jenna Benyounes, and nationally certified menopause practitioner and AASECT certified sexuality counselor, Nisha Mckenzie.This three speaker panel discussion is one that you will not want to miss, so grab a pen, paper, and share the link with your friends!Send us your questions in the comments or anonymously via messenger. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Aleece Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSC-S, CSE, NCMP, is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in urology, women’s health, and sexual medicine. Aleece founded and opened the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health in Asheville, NC June 2020. Aleece believes in creating space for all and validating sexual health concerns through restoring the mind, empowering the body, and optimizing pleasure. www.fosnightcenter.comJenna Benyounes, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, NCMP, is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), NAMS Certified Menopause Provider (NCMP) and sexuality counselor practicing in Alexandria at Transcend Healthcare. She co-founded the practice to provide care that is luxurious and exclusively inclusive, as she believes everyone deserves an inspiring experience with healthcare. TranscendHealthcare www.transcendhealthcaredmv.comNisha McKenzie, PA-C, CSC, NCMP, IF, is a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner as well as an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor. She founded the Women’s Health Collective and is committed to changing the systems and beliefs that have stigmatized female sexuality and women’s health through non-judgmental compassionate care rooted in evidence-based research. Her goal is to continue to collaborate with healthcare professionals across the spectrum to offer services that have proven to be effective in optimizing health.  www.whcollective.com#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
55:27 09/01/2020
Season 1:10 - Intimacy After Cancer with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn
According to one survey conducted by LIVESTRONG, nearly 60% of cancer patients report having sexual dysfunction following surgery. As many as 85% to 90% of prostate, breast, and gynecologic cancer survivors record long-term physical intimacy issues. But there is hope!In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to conclude the month of October with an informative and encouraging discussion about Intimacy After Cancer.Topics covered will include:•  Physical Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction•  Options for Improving Sexual Desire and Function•  Common Questions About Sex after CancerFor one hour, Dr. Tara Thompson, pharmacist and specialist in women's sexual health, and co-host Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE (The SHOW Center), will interview Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn. Dr. Lynn is a board-certified gynecologist/sexual counselor and Director of the Evora Center for Menopause and Sexual Health.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
37:18 10/27/2020
Season 1:11 Special Men's Health Edition with Shawn Hodges, PharmD
Today we're speaking with pharmacist and men's health specialist Shawn Hodges, President & CEO of Innovation Compounding pharmacy.In this special edition, we're going to learn how problems in the bedroom may indicate broader health issues for men. We'll explore the topic of sexual dysfunction and discuss the available options for treatment—beyond the little blue pill.We invite you to share this discussion with friends and all men who can benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Dr. Shawn Hodges is a pharmacist and owner of Innovation Compounding, a compounding-only pharmacy located just outside of Atlanta that services 47 states across the U.S. He consults both practitioners and their patients in men's health, women's health, and pain management. Currently, Shawn serves as President for the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and is a well-respected advocate of compounding pharmacy and patient healthcare rights.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
45:36 11/17/2020
Season 1:12 Bioidentical Hormones with Dr. Jessica Gerhart
Today we're speaking with Dr. Jessica Gerhart about hormone health and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT).In this final episode for Season 1 of the podcast, we will discuss hormone health and bioidentical, or natural, hormones. Dr. Gerhart will provide a history of hormone therapy and explain how bioidentical hormone therapies are made, what makes them different, and what to consider when exploring options for health.We invite you to share this discussion with friends and all men who can benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Dr. Gerhart is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with an innate passion for promoting health and wellness in the community.After attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she played collegiate basketball and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science, she obtained a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelor’s in Health & Wellness from Parker University.Dr. Gerhart chose to pursue further education and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner. Links & ResourcesAccelerate growth in your medical practice with The JOI Group#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
45:23 12/15/2020
Season 2:1 Pelvic Health Exams & Therapy: What to Expect? Interview with Dr. Terri Robertson Elder
In Season 1, Episode 8, about pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related issues. But what happens during a pelvic examination or therapy session?Listen along as we talk candidly with Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Dr. Terri Robertson Elder, Founder of Thrive Physiotherapy, LLC, about what it's like to work with a pelvic health therapist.We invite you to share this discussion with all who may benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣"My mission on the planet is to put LOVE into action by approaching myself and others with CURIOSITY and COMPASSION, seeking to CULTIVATE health and wellness for all."Dr. Terri Robertson Elder (she/her) is passionate about collaborating with people experiencing uncertainty about pelvic, bladder, or bowel symptoms to find understanding and relief so that they may thrive and cultivate joy in movement and sport.Terri graduated from Georgia State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014, following a decade-long career as a neuromuscular massage therapist and educator. She has spent the last 6 years as a Physical Therapist at a large hospital system, practicing in acute care and outpatient, with primary areas of interest in oncology treatment and pelvic health. Terri also holds certifications as a Kripalu yoga teacher and Pilates instructor and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Dr. Robertson Elder also holds a position as part-time faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at Georgia State University.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show
38:54 01/26/2021
Episode 2.2 Sexual Wellness Solutions for Women: Meet Rosy Interview with Lyndsey Harper MD
When challenging questions arise in doctor-patient consultations, providers who care begin to hunt for answers that they may not have received throughout the course of their medical training. But what happens when patients continually ask questions that neither physicians—nor their colleagues—have been trained to answer or prepared to discuss?Positive Body ImageThe Body-Mind Connection to Orgasms & Sexual DysfunctionNavigating Religion, Faith, & SexSocial Distancing & Sexual WellnessThese are things you simply don't find in the books! Thankfully, conversations are taking place about these issues, and our guest speaker is making them available to practitioners and patients through the Rosy App (website and blog)!In this episode we'll be talking with Lyndsey Harper, MD, about her experience as a healthcare provider  lacking necessary information for patients seeking answers to important questions about their sexual health and wellness.We invite you to share this discussion with all who may benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Lyndsey Harper, MD is the Founder and CEO of Rosy, an app for women with decreased sexual desire and other sexual problems. Dr. Harper created Rosy out of frustration when she couldn’t find a modern and accessible resource to help her many patients with this problem. Rosy is a resource to connect the 84 million women in the US with sexual problems with hope, community, and research-backed solutions to improve their lives.Visit the website: Meet Rosy App#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show
37:44 02/11/2021
Episode 2.3 Sexual Health for Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities with Dr. Brooke Faught
We believe that every person has the right to exercise choices regarding sexual expression and social relationships. In this episode, we're speaking with Brooke Faught, Clinical Director of The Women's Institute for Sexual Health - WISH, and board certified women's health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, urology, and vulvoscopy.Listen along as we discuss the importance of helping families—and healthcare providers—to have healthy conversations about sex and sexuality with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). --- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, IFDr. Faught is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, urology, menopause management, and vulvoscopy. She earned her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Vanderbilt University, where she studied social boundaries in young-adult females with Down Syndrome as a foundation for sexuality education.In 2005, Dr. Faught developed and implemented the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) as a division of Urology Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently functions as the Director of WISH.The Women's Institute for Sexual Health (WISH)Website  www.wishnashville.comFacebook @WISHNashvilleInstagram @wishnashville#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show
40:21 03/16/2021
Episode 2.4 "A Path to Courage" Sexual Assault Interview with Sophie Pollack
In this podcast we’re talking with survivor of sexual assault Sophie Pollack, who is sharing her personal experience and advice about how to cope after experiencing a traumatic sexual assault or  domestic violence event.NOTE: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised.A Special Message from our Guest Speaker"I, Sophie Pollack, am a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, which is why I started this grassroots organization. It took me a while to come to terms with wanting to share my story, but I know it would benefit not only me but the survivor community as a whole. I am more than just a survivor. That is not solely who I am. Survivors are more than their past; they are individuals who take their experiences and make a change in the world." About A Path2CourageA Path 2 Courage is a grassroots organization based on the idea of building an advocate base for sexual assault survivors. Being an advocate has become a part of my identity and has helped others shape theirs. With the help of this grassroots organization, I am hoping to continue to build a strong advocate base for sexual assault awareness. Website  www.apath2courage.org Facebook  Sophie Pollack Instagram  @apath2courage#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show
52:05 04/22/2021
Episode 2.5: Breaking Down Birth Control & STIs, Interview with Emily McNeal, WHNP
It's time to talk about birth control and STIs.There are so many misconceptions out there, but we've got the inside scoop from women's health expert, and founder of the Between Tuplips social media community, Emily McNeal, WHNP.Condoms, pills, IUDs, spermicides, diaphragms, lubrication, dental dams, initiating conversations with partners, getting tested, and slapping the stigma off of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She's dishing out the latest information that women need to know—and answering the questions that some are too afraid to ask.Guest Speaker BioEmily McNeal, WHNP, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a specialty in women's health. She obtained her BSN from Belmont University, MS from Georgetown University. In addition to her work as a WHNP, Emily is the curator of Between Tulips (@betweentulips). This fun, educational-only social media community provides its members the scoop on everything they want to know about women's intimate care. Emily also serves as a Medical Advisor to The Organic Project (TOP), a women's wellness brand that offers 100% organic, eco-loving tampons and menstrual pads. Instagram @betweentulipsLinkedIn Emily McNealAlso on the web: The Organic Project (TOP)Facebook  @TOPorganicproject Instagram  @toporganicproject#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show
40:14 05/18/2021
Episode 2.6 Transgender Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Andrea Braden
In honor of #PrideMonth, this podcast interview features an in-depth discussion about expanding access and equality in healthcare for transgender patients. Listen as Dr. Andrea L. Braden, MD talks about her work in providing medical services to the transgender community and what she believes is most important to understand when caring for this population.Guest Speaker BioDr. Andrea Braden is an Ob/Gyn and board-certified lactation specialist who has dedicated her career to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical profession. She currently serves as a co-investigator with researchers from the Grady Trauma Project on a 2 NIH-funded studies that seek to understand the ties between trauma exposure and pregnancy outcomes in African-American patients who receive care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Braden is one of the founding physicians for Grady Memorial Hospital’s Gender Center, a multi-disciplinary clinic that addresses the specific health care needs of the trans population. Dr. Braden also acts as a physician mentor and works to help change the way healthcare providers interact with their patients by centering them in care decisions. Her passion comes from first-hand experiences of how difficult it can be for people from underrepresented communities to access quality health care. Dedicated to addressing the problem head-on, she strives to empower individuals and healthcare providers through education, community building, and leadership.Learn more about the Emory Transgender Clinic in Atlanta, GA.LinkedIn @andreabradenmdAlso on the web: The Wholehearted DoctorFacebook  @wholehearteddoctorInstagram @wholehearteddoctor#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
43:26 06/15/2021
Episode 2.7 : Provoked Vesibulodynia: Interview with Dr. Jill Krapf
What is provoked vesibulodynia?What treatments are available for this condition?Is it possible to heal and enjoy normal activities without pain or discomfort, including sexual gratification?The answer is YES and board-certified OB/GYN and vulvar pain specialist Dr. Jill Krapf is here to tell us how!Listen as she gives us the inside scoop for all four general categories of vulvar pain (hormone related, inflammatory, muscular, and neurogenic) and offers valuable information about treatment, managing symptoms, and how to reframe your thinking so you can heal!Jill M. Krapf MD MEd FACOG IF Dr. Jill Krapf is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female sexual pain disorders at The Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C.   She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University. Dr. Krapf is active in research and has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles on vulvodynia and vulvar lichen sclerosus.  She is Associate Editor for the medical journal Sexual Medicine, as well as for the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders, 2nd Edition.  She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), serving on the Education Committee and the Social Media Committee.For more from Dr. Krapf, please follow her online at @jillkrapfmdTreatment & InformationThe Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders - Locations in WashingtonDC and NYCAdditional ReadingWhen Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain by Andrew Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall, and Irwin GoldsteinMentioned in the PodcastVulvovaginal Pathway - can be found at www.vulvodynia.com#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
55:19 07/13/2021
Episode 2.8: Gut Health and Balancing Hormones with Christine Garvin
In this episode, we're joined by Christine Garvin, host of the Hormonally Speaking podcast, for a compelling conversation about gut health and how it can affect your hormones. The gut is the key to healing hormonal imbalances, yet most of us go through our lives in a constant state of inflammation and dis-ease. Hitting her pain point with a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her, Christine has gone from being in chronic pain to working as a Functional Health Coach that helps connect the dots between gut health and long-term hormone balance.Listen along for an inside look at what it takes to finally heal your gut from all the causes that might be throwing you off balance.Guest Speaker BioChristine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP is a Functional Health Coach based in Asheville, NC. She weaves together her personal health journey – including a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her – with her training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and achieve hormonal balance. She is the host of the podcast, Hormonally Speaking, works with clients all over the world via Zoom, and offers group programs for gut healing and hormone health.Website: http://christinegarvin.comInstagram: @christinegarvinPodcast: iTunes , Google#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show
42:50 08/17/2021
Episode 2.9: Changing the Conversation About Sexual Pain with Ohnut Founder Emily Sauer
Ohnut is changing the conversation about pain and discomfort during sex with its unique wearable device that customizes penetration depth during intimacy.Listen along as we talk with CEO and founder, Emily Sauer about how to use Ohnut products; her personal experience with painful intercourse; and the wonderful wellness resources she has for our listeners!Guest Speaker BioEmily Sauer is a spritely entrepreneur who has always been passionate about creating catalysts that spark human connection. While developing Ohnut (an intimate wearable designed to help women and couples who experience deep dyspareunia) she co- founded the Lady Bits League, founded the Pain Perception Project, and is now launching Pelvic Gym to connect people and professionals f rom all over the sexual and pelvic health world, through education and story.Connect with Emily on LinkedInAbout Ohnut CoOhnut is the revolutionary wearable that allows couples to explore comfortable penetration depths. Available in the United States and 195 countries abroad, the product can be purchased online through the website at Ohnut Co.Follow @OhnutCo on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterAdditional ResourcesLady Bits LeaguePelvic GymPain Perception ProjectJust the Tip (blog)#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
37:01 09/14/2021
Episode 2.10: Congenital Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia, Patient Testimonial
In this episode, we're talking directly with a patient who was born with Congenital Neuroprolifertive Vestibulodynia. Listen as she talks with co-host Dr. Heather Quaile about her personal journey as she experimented with numerous medications and treatments before finding the proper support and therapeutic options to overcome her pain.Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, IFDr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy. Trained as a sexual assault nurse examiner and an AASECT certified sex counselor, Dr. Quaile provides sexual health education, information, and personalized counseling to patients of all ages.View her profile on LinkedInWebsite  www.theshowcenter.comInstagram  @showcenterdrqFacebook @theshowcenter#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
45:51 10/12/2021
Episode 2.11: Special Men's Health Edition with Nicole Owens, FNP
In celebration of MOVEMBER, an annual campaign is celebrated to raise awareness of men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.This podcast will focus on the work that Family Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Owens, is doing to help male patients navigate their life and sexual health while managing chronic conditions or physical disabilities.Guest Speaker BioNichole Owens specializes in Urology as a Nurse Practitioner at University of Mississippi Medical Center. In her practice, she focuses on the care of chronic neuro urological conditions such as congenital disorders like spinal bifida and cerebral palsy, as well as patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke. She also treats bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to treat these chronic health conditions while striving for the highest quality of life. #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
34:21 11/16/2021
Episode 2.12: Revolutionizing the Field of Pelvic Health with Melissa Hines and Kathy Kates
The Institute For Pelvic Health was founded by Melissa Hines, DPT, and Kathy Kates, FNP, as a way to bring a holistic approach to pelvic health in their collaboration and mentoring of clinicians/ PTs and NPs. Today, it is revolutionizing the field of pelvic health by bringing together a community of healthcare providers who are passionate about pelvic health.Listen as Melissa and Kathy share their vision for wellness and how this unique approach to pelvic health education works so beautifully among a digital network of providers.Guest Speaker BiosMelissa is a pelvic floor physical therapist with 8 years of experience and the owner of Wellest Integrative Health. Wellest is the leading interdisciplinary pelvic health clinic in Boston. On her journey to motherhood (she is a new mom!), Melissa saw first hand the disconnect between pelvic health and OBGYN care.Kathy is a family nurse practitioner and pelvic floor therapist. Kathy’s firsthand knowledge about pelvic health comes from her experience being a mom and as a former cancer patient. Her work is enhanced by over 10  years as a nurse practitioner with a wealth of women’s health experience.www.instituteforpelvichealth.comInstagram @instituteforpelvichealthInstitute for Pelvic Health (Linktree)#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
34:13 12/14/2021
Episode 3.1: Sexual Medicine with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez
Sexual function and fertility are vital components of a man's overall health; however, many in the LGBTQ community can find it challenging to connect with healthcare providers who understand their needs and experiences.In this episode, we're talking with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez about his work in becoming one of the nations leading experts in urology and his efforts to expand access to quality care for all patient populations.About the SpeakerThroughout his career, Joshua Gonzalez, MD has focused on advocating for sexual health and providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ community.As a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in Sexual Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez specializes in the management of male and female sexual dysfunctions and treats a variety of common urological conditions including benign prostatic disease, voiding dysfunction, and male infertility.Visit his websiteFollow him on Instagram ,  Facebook and Tik TokAdditional ResourcesPOPSTAR Labs Men's SupplementsAbout the Podcast#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this conversation as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult a medical professional for any health issues you may be having. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
35:56 01/18/2022
Episode 3.2: Body Image and Sexuality with Psychologist Courtney Raspin
In this podcast, hear from psychologist Courtney Raspin and her experience with Body Image, and its effects on Sexuality!Courtney’s PhD work focused on families of women with eating disorders, and over the last 20 years, she has continued to develop her expertise in the area. She has had the advantage of working in an NHS multidisciplinary team specialising in eating disorders, allowing her the opportunity to work closely with allied health professionals to help create comprehensive and unified treatment plans. In addition to working individually, she has run numerous groups for women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, & Binge Eating Disorders Support the show
42:17 03/25/2022
Episode 3.3: Dr. James Simon on Clearing the Air on Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause
We are so excited to announce Dr. James Simon as our guest speaker on the Just Ask! Podcast this month! Dr. Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into hormone replacement therapy, menopause, and myths and taboos surrounding these topics. Dr. Simon is an OBGYN, thoughtleader in the area of sexual medicine, and owns his own medical practice - IntimMedicine Specialists. He believes in the art of blending exceptional skills of listening and the science of medicine to make the proper diagnosis and to develop a corrective plan for healing. Dr. Simon calls this the “You talk…I’ll Listen. We’ll Plan Together,” philosophy.Let's listen as Dr. Simon enlightens us on these topics and encourages patients to "Just ASK!" providers about their sexual health!Link In Bio to full Episode!#podcast #justask #justaskATL #sexualmedicine #hormones #menopause #HRT #hormonereplacementtherapyYour Hosts: @showcenterdrQ and @thesexualhealthpharmacist Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
41:22 04/29/2022
Episode 3.4 - Dr. Heather Johnson Tackles Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Menopause Issues
Dr. Heather Johnson is an award winning, actively practicing gynecologist who, after delivering more than 3,500 babies over 40 years, recently retired as an obstetrician. She is senior partner at Reiter, Hill & Johnson, an Advantia practice, located in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Johnson received her M.D. at Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then located in Washington, DC. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She served in the U.S. Army for eight years prior to going into private practice. Dr. Johnson is the author of two books: “What They Don’t Tell You About Having A Baby: An Obstetrician’s Unofficial Guide to Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Life,” and “What They Don’t Tell You About Menopause: A Gynecologist’s Unofficial Guide to Premenopausal, Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Life.” In her books she shares what she has learned through her career, fact-filled and up-to-date medical insights humorous anecdotes, and “Dr. J’s Pearls” of bite-sized advice and information. ·       To learn more about Dr. Johnson, her books and Dr. J’s Pearls of bite-sized advice, please visit her website https://AskDrHeatherJohnson.com, AND follow her on Instagram (@askdrheatherjohnson), Facebook (@askdrheatherjohnson) and Twitter (@askdrjohnson)!·       Her books are available in both Paperback and eBook on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Walmart.comandGoodreads.com.  Support the show
38:51 06/09/2022
Episode 3.5: Patient Advocate Aimee Cloutier Talks Real Life Experience in Vulvovaginal Health
Listen in as Patient Advocate Aimee Cloutier give a real-life encounter of her sexual health diagnoses through the eyes of a patient. This podcast episode mixes personal experience with clinical evidence as she walks us through her story and a day in the life of a sexual health patient advocate and journey to healing! Follow Aimee on Instagram : @healthyhooha Support the show
51:06 07/12/2022
Episode 3.6: Dr. Anna Cabeca, the Girlfriend Doctor, covers menopause, hormones, and her latest book - MenuPause.
Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.For the past 20 years, she’s served 10,000+ women in her private practice— and millions more through her books, online videos and articles. When her own health took a troubling turn during menopause, she sought out the wisdom of healers around the world. She learned that modern medicine and time-tested natural remedies are not at odds. Working together, they create indisputable results and true well being. Using delicious, healing foods and simple lifestyle changes, Dr. Anna reclaimed her health and life.Fueled by her belief that every woman deserves to be empowered and in control of their health and life, she developed the Keto-Green lifestyle, which has helped thousands of women opt out of menopause misery and experience a joyful transition to the next stage of their lives. With her methods, you, too, can breeze through menopause into your “second spring”, feeling the best you ever have. Support the show
40:01 10/20/2022