It is not common to find a psychiatrist with an MBA, but Gary Gottlieb took it upon himself to diversify his career and become involved in the policy making aspects of healthcare. In this episode, Patrick, Marjorie, and Dr. Gottlieb discuss the history and policies that impact our current healthcare system, as well as what can be done to incentivise providers to improve behavioral healthcare services.
“I think we can’t rest in the circumstances we’re in now. We can’t rest with people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, who are living in the street or in undignified housing–or being shuttled and waiting in emergency rooms for days for a bed because they’re not paid properly. Or because there aren’t enough appropriate services in a system that’s fragmented and inefficient. That’s just not acceptable” -Dr. Gary Gottlieb
There is still a lot to do for mental healthcare to come to the forefront of policy making and to improve our response to support persons with chronic mental health conditions. Dr. Gottlieb also dives into how his geriatric psychiatry practice has had a tremendous impact on his advocacy and how steps we take today could benefit our future brain.
Our guest, Gary Gottlieb, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. From 2015 through June of 2019, he served as CEO of Partners In Health, a global NGO providing a preferential option for the poor in health care in severely resource constrained settings. Gottlieb is an executive partner at health venture firm Flare Capital Partners and a senior advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group.
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