South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday April 14, 2021

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November 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 5


For people who suffer with pain, today’s healthcare climate can seem like a harsh reality. The implications for finding safe and adequate pain solutions exist for patients and families, and there are shared concerns and burdens experienced by healthcare providers who strive to be a part of the solution and to responsibly manage pain. 

More than 1,400 working professionals choose FAU Executive Education each year when seeking to earn their advanced degrees while balancing life and career demands.

The pandemic heavily impacted all industries and sparked a variety of responses from providers and businesses worldwide. However, navigating successfully through these uncertain times wasn’t luck of the draw; for those companies that did, it took intent and persistence.

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, WITHmyDOC is a digital health company that uses web-based intelligence platforms for remote patient monitoring (RPM) to transform healthcare. Founded in 2019, the company connects patients or consumers to their care teams while providing the real-time data necessary to control symptom and disease progression.

Like the great Yogi Berra (from whom I’ve stolen in part the title), once again Carol and I are celebrating a pretty monumental anniversary — 49 years. Some years have flown by while other years (like 2020 – the year of COVID) have been a bit more like rowing in a wave pool.


Despite the fact that Rob Rosenbaum, FACHE, has been in the healthcare field for more than 30 years, it wasn’t originally the career he planned.

“I got into healthcare in a funny way; while I was an undergrad biology major at Vassar College, I learned electron microscopy, but I began to get cold feet thinking about spending six years in a masters’ program to study deep sea amoeba,” he explained.

Just last month, the federal Department of Health and Human Services came out with its blueprint for public health action: Healthy People 2030. Healthy People 2030 contains 355 science-based health status objectives which have been categorized under five classifications: health conditions, health behaviors, populations, settings and systems, and social determinants of health. 

Howard Wolkowitz, a financial author, educator, innovator and insurance broker, announced the launch of, an independent direct-to-consumer life insurance quote engine that allows consumers to confidentially and independently shop for and purchase the life insurance policy that fits their unique needs and budget.

This is a year that truly will never be forgotten.

My attempt to focus on some silver linings is in no way disregarding the human and emotional toll of the pandemic. In all life’s challenges, we need to look for the positives if we are to continue moving forward.

Although I am very good when I eventually get to their office, admittedly I am not a good patient when it comes to making appointments. For whatever reason, schedule, travel, excuses, I manage to ignore texts, phone calls, emails basically begging me to come in. On a level equivalent to my aversion to gas station sushi, I delay. 

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