Culture Connect Featured Event
Co-Presented by The Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness at Stamford Hospital
Post-film Q&A with:
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
ABOUT THE FILM: ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society. It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation. In English | 99 Minutes
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Marc Brodsky, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. In addition to this role, he oversees the pain management program at the Center.
Joseph Feuerstein, M.D., is Director of Integrative Medicine. A medical doctor specializing in family medicine, he completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, School of Medicine.
Kathleen Sanders, APRN, is Program Director of Mind-Body Medicine. Ms. Sanders has a master's degree in public health, completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil and is a Bravewell Collaborative Fellow.
Dr. Ashley Maltz, M.D., is completing a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona.
Katherine Takayasu, MD Fellow, is completing a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona.