Conversation With: UTSW’s Madhukar Trivedi Talks The Potential of Depression Research

According to the World Health Organization, more than 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. And unlike heart disease or Alzheimer’s, it’s something that arrives early in life and remains, making the stakes that much higher. The WHO estimates that it costs the global economy $1 trillion each year. Hear from one of the researchers at the front lines. Full Story

Conversation With Part II: Dr. Don Read Talks Zika, Physician Legislative Engagement

Earlier this month, Texas Medical Association President Dr. Don Read chimed in on balance billing, physician independence, and what the healthcare issues he expects to see rise to the surface in the next legislative session. In this second part of the interview, Read, a Dallas-based colorectal surgeon and West Nile survivor, talks about the public health threat of the Zika virus and why it’s so important for physicians to get involved politically. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Don Read, TMA President, Talks Balance Billing, Physician Independence, Narrow Networks

Hospital systems are buying up physician practices. Insurance companies are shrinking their networks to control costs. Deductibles are sailing upward, and legislators seem none too interested in helping about a million ‘working poor’ Texans get insurance. In this interview, Texas Medical Association President Dr. Don Read dug in on what he sees as the biggest topics facing Texas physicians for the next 12 months. Full Story

Conversation With: Brent Christopher, Incoming Chief Of Children’s Medical Foundation

In July, Dr. Kern Wildenthal, the former head of UT Southwestern and current president of the philanthropic arm of the Children’s Medical Foundation, will retire. His replacement is hardly a slouch: Brent Christopher, the former head of the Communities Foundation of Texas, will begin immediately after Wildenthal steps down. He hopes to bring to Children’s the same success he’s overseen at the Communities Foundation, which will have doubled its assets since his arrival in 2005. Full Story

CEO Spotlight: Jonathan Clarke of Mend Talks Scaling On-Demand Urgent Care

Dallas-based Mend, the on-demand urgent care startup that uses an app to send a practitioner to a patient’s location, has had an active few months. Children’s Health System of Texas recently acquired a majority interest in the company, giving it the capital to scale its model across Dallas-Fort Worth. It also placed second in a pitch competition with more than 4,500 others at South by Southwest back in March, which D Healthcare Daily covered last month. Recently, its CEO, Dr. Jonathan Clarke, dropped by the studios of D CEO media partner KRLD-FM to speak with David Johnson as part of his CEO Spotlight… Full Story

Conversation With: Methodist CEO Stephen Mansfield On Expansion Plans, Telehealth, Mayo Partnership

While its competitors grab headlines with large-scale partnerships and acquisitions, the Methodist Health System has quietly made its moves behind the scenes. But that may soon change: it has five pending nondisclosure agreements with hospitals it’s interested in. In an interview, CEO Stephen Mansfield explained the nonprofit’s recent strategies and how it’s responding to what is one of the most competitive times in history to be a healthcare provider in North Texas. Full Story

Conversation With: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards On Hillary Clinton, SCOTUS, More

Before she took the stage during a luncheon Monday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sat down to discuss what she describes as unprecedented opposition to the provider, why Hillary Clinton is the right candidate for the country, and what she thinks of the Supreme Court cases that can change how the nonprofit does business. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Jeffrey Whitman, President Of Key-Whitman Eye Center

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman is the president of the expanding Key-Whitman Eye Center. The center’s chief surgeon visited with D Healthcare Daily media partner David Johnson’s CEO Spotlight on KRLD. Learn about the company’s new 35,000 square foot headquarters, which it believes will help accommodate increasing volume and research initiatives. Full Story

Conversation With: Get To Know Dr. Lee Ann Pearse, New President Of Dallas County Medical Society

Dr. Lee Ann Pearse is deeply involved in politics—her installation ceremony attracted U.S. Congressmen Pete Sessions and Michael Burgess—and serves on numerous legislative boards. This is an off year for the Legislature, but that doesn’t mean things won’t be busy for Pearse and the society. In this interview, she talks about being politically active, treating the underserved, and how she is passionate about helping doctors retain their independence. Full Story